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Revisiting Tortas Insurgentes For Alambras and Breakfast

torta cabby Steven Doyle

We have discussed Tortas Insurgentes before, it is a little Mexican restaurant with the Mexican green VW cab as its mascot located on Northwest Highway and Webbs Chapel in the shopping center anchored by WalMart. They bill themselves as a Mexico City taqueria and I find myself enamoured with this place, dining here at least once a week for breakfast.

The breakfast is cheap and hearty. I usually do not eat until much later in the evening after an early morning repast. Think scrambled egg loaded with chorizo and potatoes served with house-made corn tortillas. These corn tortillas seem to be served only with breakfast as I have been here numerous times for lunch and never see these. But have ordered breakfast for lunch and boom! there they are. Continue reading

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More Restaurant Closings

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It has been a terrible week for restaurant enthusiasts and owners alike as we report a few more closings today including Pints and Quarts and Mercado Juarez Dallas.

Pints and Quarts opened exactly three years ago next week and suffered a few heartfelt struggles, namely parking which can be precarious at best on Lowest Greenville. But shed no tears for owner Brooke Humphries who recently opened another Pints in the Centrum building off Oak Lawn, and with 3,500 square feet as opposed to 900 on Greenville.  Continue reading

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Blind Butcher To Shutter June 10th

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There are days that make me sad and generally this surrounds times when I give notice of an amazing restaurant closure. Owner of Blind Butcher announced just moment ago that he is closing this marvelous restaurant in a few days.  Continue reading

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Picasso’s Pizza and Grill

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Picasso’s Pizza and Grill is this sweet neighborhood Italian eatery that now dots our Dallas landscape. You will find the original location (moved about a block to newer digs) in Lake Highlands, plus several more locations including North Dallas, Preston Hollow and very soon in Southlake.

The pizza and pastas are sturdy with rich red sauces, fresh ingredients and a large selection that would please nearly every hungry soul. On a recent visit we found a restaurateur that dines there several times a week. The regulars are fiercely loyal and for good cause. The prices are comfortable, the dining room is broken up into smaller manageable rooms as to give families their own space, and couples theirs. The bar is also nearly sealed off giving it its own cozy feel.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Deli News Colossal Onion Burger

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Dallas has very few real deli options, but one super reliable source for big pastrami sandwiches, kosher dills, great breakfasts, and the best matzo ball soup in Dallas come from Deli News located in North Dallas.

The jumbo sandwiches are epic, with choices such as the triple-decker, more meat than any human can logically wrap their fists around, one pound pastrami sandwiches that are smoky good and flown direct from a secret source in New York (along with their bread), and the pound cheese burger.  Most probably think kreplach, lox, chopped liver and knish when they think of Deli News, and they should. All terrific. But there are a slew of burgers to choose from as well.  Continue reading

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Maharaja Offers A Feast Fit For Kings

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A happy find in Indian cuisine comes out of Plano and Fort Worth with a tiny restaurant called Maharaja. The very tidy and well appointed restaurant serves up a very fine version of both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. That means the restaurant is strong for both vegetarians and omnivores. For the latter you will find beef, seafood, lamb and chicken dishes to satisfy those meaty urges, all in your favorite comfort sauces which is perfect for the turning weather. The dishes will definitely warm you up on a breezy Fall evening.

You will want to start your evening off with a cup of madras soup, the coconut-tomato soup with a hint of spice. This is definitely the ultimate in tomato soup. Also the raita salad is particularly cooling when set against some of the spicier dishes. This is made with fresh yogurt, whipped and blended with shredded cucumber, tomatoes and chopped cilantro.   Continue reading

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Win Tickets to the 2018 Margarita Meltdown!

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On May 27, 2018 experience the ultimate margarita experience at 8th Annual Martgarita Meltdown, which will take place at the Dallas Farmers Market from 12pm to 8pm. Their tequila revelers will sample over 30 margaritas from the best Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants and bars.

Competitors will concoct their very finest margaritas and offer samples from 3pm to 7pm and guests will vote for their fan favorites with the winner being crowned King of the Margarita at 8pm. Continue reading

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