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Fort Worth Based Oni Ramen Opening In Deep Ellum Spring 2017

oni1by Steven Doyle

Fort Worth Oni Ramen known for their signature items such as the miso, tonkotsu, Kyushu & Oni Reaper will be opening in Deep Ellum late Spring of 2017 in Deep Ellum. The lease was signed today we confirmed.

The restaurant will keep the Oni Ramen name and carry some of the popular items they are best known for. Partner and chef Jesus Garcia will be working exclusively with the pork base and eliminate the chicken broth. The restaurant will still have the vegetarian and pescatarian options.   Continue reading

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HIDE Bar Freshens Up Deep Ellum

img_0993by Rhonda Dutton

Tonight, January 27, HIDE Bar opens in Deep Ellum. This is not “just another bar,” however. The experience at HIDE is more an immersion into science and chemistry and molecular stuff bundled with all the fun and elation that imbibing brings. And for the OCD cocktail alums, the bar is perfectly organized, identical bottles all facing the same direction, super clean – just like a classy stylish science lab.

img_1004HIDE Has 11 House-Made Bitters

You may find yourself deep in discussion with your mixologist about the compounds of different ingredients resulting in epiphanies as to why your cocktail tastes/feels/looks/smells as good as it does. And their passion is obvious, you can tell that they care about the ingredients and technique used to create your sipper in the way they set up their implements, the way they look at the liquid during its creation, the way they squeeze the citrus rind “this way” across the glistening surface, the way they look at it with approval before presenting it to you.

img_0998-1Turbo Quaker: Steel Cut Oak Bourbon, Cinnamon, Crème Sherry, Orgeat, Milk-Washed Applejack Brandy, Walnut Bitters, Egg White

HIDE makes you want to understand the science behind the beautiful drink set before you. The knowledge that a centrifuge was used to clarify the lemon juice that is in your Upside Down, helps you to understand why the lemon you’re tasting isn’t like juice squeezed at home – it’s cleaner, elevated, brighter – and you’ll respect the whole process even more. And you’ll want to take your time appreciating every drop.

img_0991Upside Down: Fino Sherry, Chamomile Scotch, Aquavit, Clarified Lemon, Pineapple, Nutmeg

img_0996This is John. John makes an excellent Gin + Tonic, carbonated for you while you watch…

HIDE offers something for every taste and preference. With 30 signature and 15 classic cocktails, 9 different craft beers along with a cider, top shelf liquors, and wine on draft, HIDE has the prescription necessary to wind down from any life situation. And you will want to, often.

img_0994Snapdragon: Kummel, Pisco, Clarified Grapefruit, Maple, Cardamom Tincture

img_1003Corey (from FT33 in a past life) explains how they smoke a glass of brown…

Corey also has a degree in petroleum engineering and other stuff that my ADHD wouldn’t let me catch because I was focused on the lesson in smoking.

HIDE Bar opens tonight at 2816 Elm Street in Dallas.

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Deep Ellum’s Stonedeck Creates A Maddening Pizza For Super Bowl, And You’re Going To Love It

stonedeckby Steven Doyle

Stonedeck Pizza already does some very non-traditional pizzas. We have been fond of the Chicken Tikka Masala version. Read about others here in a past report. But not to be outdone by themselves, the good folks at Stonedeck have created a monster of a pizza that even Dr. Frankenstein might question. Actually, it sounds ridiculously delicious, especially on a hangover. Half of the pizza is Buffalo Chicken flavor; half is Firehouse #3 flavor.  Continue reading

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Brick & Bones Gives Us The Bird

brick4by Steven Doyle

We live is a time where many chefs are taking is back to the basics. And what is more basic that true comfort food such as fried chicken and big biscuits served with a side of gravy. But we are talking chef chicken and chef gravy, so that means totally kicked up, and always delicious. This is the case at Deep Ellum’s Brick & Bones, the curious dive bar where we found chef Rey Morales.

You may remember Morales from his stint at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty. It is this experience that allows the chef the abilities to crank out some of the finest chicken your narrator has sampled in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Luscher’s is Closing in Deep Ellum

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Frankfurter fanatics and Uncle Herky devotees head on over to Luscher’s Red Hots (2653 Commerce) as Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher serves-up his final Post Oak Red Hots at the Deep Ellum eatery through Tuesday, December 13.  This is the last chance to eat at Luscher’s which will close December 14.
“Everyone is invited to come bid Luscher’s adieu with a final Uncle Herky and a beer,” says Chef Brian.  “I am so proud of all we accomplished with Luscher’s.  The food and our team are on point and we are truly honored for all of the accolades and attention garnered during our two-year run. We gave it everything we’ve got.”
Luscher will continue to focus and grow Post Oak Red Hots LLC., which provides the all-natural sausages to area restaurants and retail locations as well as oversee operations at The Grape.

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STIRRing Up The Love In Deep Ellum

stirrby Steven Doyle

Deep Ellum is fast becoming a hotbed of  culinary fashion with the advent of new openings that seem to be increasing in speed. The latest opening that gives us cause for a bit of reverie is STIRR located on Main in the space formerly known as Club Clearview. 

Cheffed by Chad Bowden, who made a transition from Culpepper in Rockwall, fits into this concept which implements fire as a component in his cookery. There are some familiar flavors that many in Dallas have never sampled but was part of his arsenal in Rockwall. Having Bowden on this side of the bridge is as welcome as plum pudding on a Christmas morning. For those that have never met chef Bowden, you are in for a playful treat.    Continue reading

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Stonedeck Pizza Pub Infusing Flavor

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While we’re currently in the season of “pumpkin spice” and always in the season for good drinks, Stonedeck Pizza Pub in Deep Ellum is now offering a special, house-infused pumpkin spice moonshine. The moonshine, a genuine American spirit, is infused by co-founder David Haynes in-house.   Continue reading

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