There has been this terrific trend in past years of adding an egg to most anything to make a more supple and delicious. The burger is a prime target for this unabashed egging, and always a welcome garnish on any style of tartare. The egg, if prepared correctly, provides a silky self-saucing thrill that ups the ante to sandwiches, pasta and salads. Eggs are not just for breakfast.
Today we explore a handful of primo examples of how the egg has enhanced many dishes in the Dallas area. Continue reading →
When a popular steakhouse chef breaks out and opens a taco joint in the burbs you know it will be something special. First, an honest-to-goodness classically trained chef doesn’t know how to leave well enough alone. They think, they create. They also have a passion to feed people, and this is what has become of chef Mo Assi who is owner of Crush Taco. Crush is located off the Dallas Tollway in Frisco near El Dorado. An expanse that was in dire need of tacos. Continue reading →
Chef Mo Assi is now a taco man up north in far Frisco. The days of fine dining in a traditional sense are behind the good chef, and today it is all about the taco. Crush Taco, that is.
Assi once told me that the tortilla is merely a vessel to hold what good creations he could come up with. Last year he made me a chicken fried steak tacoafter discussing what a great holiday CFS made. Assi was already one of my heroes, but did he have to go ahead and do that? Worship status issued. Continue reading →
When preparing for Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day I reached out to a handful of chefs to get their take on the day, and to uncover where the pro’s find their fix of cream gravy. One of the chefs I spoke with was Mo Assi (formerly exec at Perry’s Steakhouse and Capital Grille) who will soon be opening his first restaurant, Crush Taco. In actuality I was pressing for more information on the new venture. Continue reading →