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Eat Me: YO Ranch Steakhouse Rattlesnake Chili Pie

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Chef Tony Street serves up delicious Hill Country-inspired dishes including a Rattlesnake Chili Pie at his restaurant, YO Ranch Steakhouse in West End of Dallas.  Made up of rattlesnake sausage, and layered with fried tortilla strips, sour cream, cheddar cheese and Pico de Gallo, there’s a whole lot of Texas to enjoy in this chili pie.  Continue reading

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What Is An Amuse If Not to Make You Smile?

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One of the most delightful things that may occur during dinner service might be the amuse-bouche, a relatively unknown feature of French culinary tradition that, once introduced, immediately became standard fare. Chefs at many fine restaurants offer guests an amuse-bouche, a bite-sized treat that excites the tongue and delights the eye, before the meal is served.  According to Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a popular New York celebrity chef with restaurants around the world, “The amuse-bouche is the best way for a great chef to express his or her big ideas in small bites”.

But the amuse is not necessarily for the fine dining set, if you will allow room here for free movement with the term. Anyone having visited a Korean restaurant may attest to this fact. In Korean restaurants it is almost certain you will be familiar with the word banchan. Banchan are set in the middle of the table to be shared and served in small portions, meant to be finished at each meal and are replenished during the meal if not enough. Usually, the more formal the meals are, the more banchan there will be.  Although not traditionally an amuse, the banchan are definitely an offering from the restaurant at no additional cost. The more banchan the more whimsical the meal may become. Perhaps I have over-extended the term, but walk with me. Continue reading

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Dos Jefes Offering Special Paired Cocktail Dinner October 6th

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Dos Jefes is introducing a distinctive dinner series it’s calling The Mexican Pantry.

Executive Chef Samir Dhurandhar and Salvador Ordaz will kick off the monthly dinner specials on Thursday, Oct. 6, with an artful and savory Mexican prix fixe menu featuring: Continue reading

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A Burger We Miss: Prince of Hamburgers

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In the early 1920’s few people knew what a hamburger was. This is when Doug Prince discovered the hamburger for himself at the State Fair of Texas and decided to make it his life. He opened a small little “drive in” on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. A virtual one man show. He would come out to the car, take your order, return to the kitchen, prepare the food and deliver it back out to the car.

In 1932 he took a trip to Houston and decided that it was there that he would build his empire. He purchased a small Weber’s Root Beer stand on Main Street and quickly changed the Houston restaurant scene for years to come.   Continue reading

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Make It and Take It: Blue Mesa’s Adobe Pie

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Blue Mesa is best known for their New Mexican style of cuisine. Plenty of green chiles and rich sauces. Besides their fantastic and over-the-top brunch, Blue Mesa guests enjoy the Adobe Pie. This special dome of corn masa filled with chicken and roasted chiles is a satisfying meal unto itself.

This might not be something you wish to tackle at home, but in case you want a go at it, we found the recipe.   Continue reading

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill Scores Well in Dallas and Fort Worth

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Dallas may not be known as the sushi capitol of the world, but be there no doubt we love the stuff. Seriously, we enjoy sushi and there are growing options. One of those new options includes a growing chain of restaurants, Blue Sushi Sake Grill located in the Preston Hollow complex on Walnut Hill and Central Expressway.  As many may note we do not typically entertain chains and prefer local options due to the lack of quality control among a few other notions, but Blue Sushi Sake Grill  tears down this wall by hiring well and insisting on the freshest ingredients.   Continue reading

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Winspear Holds Nightly Lottery For $24 Tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

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RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning   musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the 20th Anniversary Tour, which makes its first stop in Dallas on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District and plays a limited two-week engagement through Sunday, October 2, 2016.

In Dallas, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office, 2403 Flora Street, making a limited number of tickets available at $24 apiece for each performance.   Continue reading

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