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Laurel Tavern Burger Is The Object Of My Affection

LMPR_LaurelTavern_Interior-05by Steven Doyle

The story sounds familiar, a few guys who own a couple of restaurants in California visit Dallas and have such an amazing time one of them decides to move here and open an outpost. This was the case for one of the owners of the very new Laurel Tavern on Lowest Greenville Avenue, home to delicious burgers and interested apps and cocktails.

First, let’s get that burger out of the way. In the land of many, many, many burgers I  can personally testify it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the other, much less pick out a dozen best of the pack. In the case of Laurel Tavern they have succeeded what many have attempted in the past. In the words of Jules Winnfield, “This is a tasty burger”. And indeed it is one of my favorites now in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Review: Smithy on Henderson Avenue

smithy1by Alex Gonzalez

Knox-Henderson serves as a hub for some of Dallas’s most interesting bars, dives, and restaurant concepts. At Smithy, KH’s most recent addition, guest’s can enjoy a variety of globally inspired plates and cocktails, on all of which Smithy puts a delightful southern spin.

The name Smithy is derived from the word “blacksmith,” as a nod to the previous occupant of the unit, Henry Potter, who was known for his contributions to projects for SMU, Dallas Public Schools, and homes in Highland Park. Continue reading

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Pazzo Bringing Joy To Uptown

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The word for “crazy” in Italian is Pazzo and Pazzo in Uptown is now known for a bit of craziness. Late night people know Pazzo as a superb club, located in the back and occupies as much space as the front of the house. This is where you will find the ultra chic, renowned DJ’s and bottle service that packs the house many nights of the week.

The space up front, all unsuspecting of the craziness that goes on behind the hidden doors of the club is this elegant and lovely restaurant, decidedly American-Italian, that serves up insanely good food and cocktails.  Continue reading

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Fishing For Seafood At Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

Loft-Room-1024x682by Steven Doyle

The Perry family opened its first restaurant in 1979 in Southeast Houston as a modest meat market called Perry’s Butcher Shop and Deli. In 1986, Chris Perry persuaded his father Bob to add dining tables, which eventually led to an expansion and the opening of a second market. As the markets gained popularity, Chris opened Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in 1993. The original two butcher shops are also still in operation as Perry & Sons Market & Grille. Continue reading

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Tiny Victories Opens in North Oak Cliff

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The folks that brought you neighborhood staples like High Fives, The Whippersnapper and Ferris Wheelers – is at it again with the creation of an extraordinary, first-of-its-kind, out-of-this-world concept that will completely shift the entertainment landscape in DFW, if not all of Texas.

Just kidding. It’s another bar. Continue reading

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Review: Shell Shack For Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and More

DSC02693by Steven Doyle

After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.

Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish.  Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland With Kent Rathbun and Tiffany Derry at Lava Cantina

winterby Steven Doyle

Looking for a holiday blast this weekend? Finding entertainment options for out of town guests can be dizzying at best. This event at Lava Cantina sounds like the perfect answer. Join Kent Rathbun and his friends at this fun holiday event.

There will be plenty of entertainment including DJ’s and Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup. I have seen Reddick do a show recently and the man is super entertaining with plenty of band stories during his sets and great tunes. Continue reading

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