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You Need Pupusas and Gorditas

DSC01512by Steven Doyle

It is easy to make a list of some terrific Mexican hot spots around Dallas, and certainly we have  even most recently. Some places such as Komali stand out with terrifically talented chefs using amazing ingredients, a can’t lose scenario. But to discover something different, something off the beaten path, that is what gives me a sense of accomplishment. I met such a victory in a smallish strip center winner called the Rainbow Ice Cream Shop.

With a name like Rainbow Ice Cream shop you might expect for them to serve large scoops of ice cream, probably in both cup and cone form, and most assuredly with choices of toppings. This little shop has that. But there is more. Owned by Mexican transplants, they offer up beautiful sliced fruits of all sorts, proudly displayed in a deli case. During our visit, patrons marched in proudly and snatched these cups of fruit up and sat down with their families to enjoy the healthy snack.    Continue reading

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Mercat Bistro For A Beautiful Repast With A European Flare

Mercat Bistro photo by Daniel Drienskyby Steven Doyle

Mercat Bistro located in the Saint Ann courtyard in Uptown, opened for breakfast, lunch, and dinner last week and we finally had a chance to stop in to check out the menu recently.  The name “Mercat,” the Catalan word for market, gives a slight foreshadowing of what diners might expect in the cozy, if not romantic setting.  Continue reading

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Tacodeli Warms Our Hearts and Bellies

IMG_0744by Steven Doyle

Tacodeli, the Austin-born taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson, opened its second Dallas location in December at The Hill Shopping Center (corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway).

The fast-casual neighborhood restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of more than 40 made-from-scratch tacos with fresh ingredients – many of which are organic and locally sourced. Sourcing top-notch ingredients has been at the core of the brand since the beginning. Continue reading

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Po Melvin Schools Us In The Art Of Black-Eyed Peas, Just For Good Luck

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Black-eyed peas are a New Year’s Day “good luck” tradition.  But for Mel LeMane, the Southern staple is something more.  Black-eyed peas literally launched his family into the restaurant business, and they’re the most requested side dish at Po’ Melvin’s, which serves up Southern comfort fare from an unassuming strip mall space in Irving.   Continue reading

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The 2019 Ultimate Guide To Prevent and Cure a Hangover

hangover1by Steven Doyle

Well, you went and did it. You did the beer before liquor and now have never been sicker. Or perhaps too many sulfites from that red wine you blasted through last night. Or you simply just drank too much and now are suffering an epic hangover. We get it. No, we really get it and have a cure for that. We have a few hangover relief tricks, plus a list of some really good local foods that will help ease the pain of the season.

First, let’s seriously look at how you might prevent that hangover to begin with. And we do not mean abstinence. That cannot possibly be any fun.     Continue reading

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Ten Lucky Dishes You May Enjoy in Dallas for the New Year

newyearby Steven Doyle

Luck be a lady tonight and throughout 2018 should she following along with our all-star guide to superstitiously delicious and fortunate foods from around the globe, but can also be found right here in the DFW area to stack the odds in her favor.

Let’s take a look at some of the more serendipitous dishes:   Continue reading

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First Look: DeLucca Pizza & Wine

delucca1 (1)by Alex Gonzalez

Having received much traffic in its flagship Southlake location, Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine has opened its second restaurant in Dallas’ Design District. Owner and Chef Evandro Caregnato believes that Delucca’s new location is more centralized, shortening the commute of guests from various parts of the DFW metroplex.

At Delucca, guests are served pizza in gaucho fashion, in that they pay a set price and are able to try various types of pizza, similar to a churrascaria. Caregnato’s mission is to offer guests flavors from all over the world. Delucca is a one-of-a-kind cultural opportunity that everyone in Dallas must experience. Continue reading

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