by Steven Doyle
Although we have seen crawfish as early as December, the bugs just aren’t at their peak sizes just yet. It is a bit early, but they are tasty and it looks to be a great year for crawfish. The winter has been mild and the we haven’t experienced the flooding in prime breeding grounds like we did last year. For now we will enjoy medium-sized crawfish until the more mature beasts start filtering through. We have already been scoping out the latest hot spots for the 2015 season, and we have plenty to share. Notice a few newcomers on the list this year that will excite your palates with their rendition of the spicy crustaceans.
May we present our 2016 favorites: Continue reading
Ragin’ Crab Café Dallas, a new restaurant featuring top catches of fresh seafood served both steamed and seasoned in the tradition of a Louisiana crab boil, officially opened at 2100 Greenville Avenue on January 1, 2016. An official Grand Opening day with special pricing and offers will be hosted at the restaurant on Sunday, January 17.
The restaurant is a sister concept to Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar in North Dallas, across from Galleria Dallas. Ragin’ Crab Café Dallas is co-owned by jewelry importer and restaurateur Steven Sohn and restaurateur Tiger Park. The new Ragin Crab Café Dallas provides a casual experience where customers are served at tables with bountiful batches of fresh seafood, sides and beverages – all enjoyed as guests roll up their sleeves for the fun of cracking and peeling shellfish and eating spicy seafood and crawfish. Continue reading
Dallas chef, Sharon Hage, will join Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Friday, January 29th for one night only to create an inspired five-course wine dinner in collaboration with Pappas Bros. Steakhouse chef Johnson, entitled ““Pinot Around the World.”
Guests will be treated to a carefully paired menu with wines selected by Pappas Bros. Master sommelier, Barbara Werley – including a “Mystery Wine” presented during the second course. Continue reading
Mudhen Meat and Greens, the highly anticipated eatery at the Dallas Farmer’s Market opens Monday, January 18 at 5pm with lunch and weekend brunch service announced shortly. Mudhen is the newest concept from restaurateurs Shannon Wynne, Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson.
Executive Chef Suki Otsuki uses fresh, seasonal produce and clean meats in tasty and creative combinations on an extensive menu that includes starters, salads, sandwiches, B.Y.O.B – Build Your Own Bowl and entree selections. Desserts are prepared in-house by Pastry Chef Laurel Wimberg. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Bánh Xèo is a Vietnamese dish that is a savory fried style of pancake made from rice flour, water, turmeric powder, then stuffed with slivers of shrimp, pork, chicken and diced green onions and bean sprouts. They are typically served with a stack of lettuce and other greens which can be used to wrap slices of the crepe then dipped into a sweet and sour diluted fish sauce. Continue reading
Lakewood Smokehouse opened this month at 1901 Abrams Rd, Dallas in the space recently left vacant by Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill. Bringing Lakewood this new BBQ concept are Partners-Owner Operators, Jason Hall (who owns 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House in Frisco), John Pantenburg, and Mike Mullen who have been friends and co-workers in the restaurant industry for 20 years.
Lakewood Smokehouse serves classic BBQ such as brisket, smoked turkey and sausages with an array of sides like macaroni and cheese, fried okra, green beans and potato salad. Patrons to Lakewood Smokehouse can expect the same quality and delicious BBQ that has made 3 Stacks a household name in Frisco, with a few exciting additions. Unlike the casual line-service most BBQ establishments employ, Lakewood Smokehouse is a full-service restaurant. Continue reading
The Hospitality Sweet, located inside the historic Post Office and Federal Building in Downtown Dallas, today announces that its second location is planned to open March 2016 inside Preston Center at 6135 Luther Lane in Dallas, Texas.
For owner, Meghan Adams, The Hospitality Sweet has been a labor of love since first envisioning the sweets-inspired business alongside her sister, Kristen, and their mother, Barbara. “Growing-up my sister and I developed a love of baking through our grandmother, Rose,” said Adams. “As a child we spent so many wonderful times in her kitchen and my love for baking grew quickly. To be doing what we love every day is a dream and to be opening a new, larger than ever location is incredible.” Continue reading