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Peace, Love and Chicken Fried Steak (Video)

by Steven Doyle

There is no greater holiday than Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day on October 26th. Celebrate with us by singing along to the Jimmy Baldwin video below.  Notice this was filmed at Allgood Cafe  in Deep Ellum which is top on our list of chicken fried steaks in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Kitchen LTO Re-Opens in Deep Ellum Octber 25th


Kitchen LTO (formerly in Trinity Groves) will re-open in Deep Ellum at 2901 Elm Street on Tuesday, October 25 with Executive Chef Josh Harmon and Melissa Ellis as the featured artist.

Created by Casie Caldwell (founder of Greenz Salads and co-owner of Pink Magnolia), Kitchen LTO changes every six months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept.  Simultaneously, a new artist will install his/her artwork. Essentially, it is limited time only “LTO”, where a new restaurant is unveiled twice per year.    Continue reading

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Pancakes & Booze Art Show in Deep Ellum October 1st

Maple Syrup on Pancakes

Batter sizzles, beer foams, and bare flesh is slathered in paint as gawkers look on. Indie musicians and DJs thunder sound waves off the canvas-lined, graffiti-strewn walls. Revelers stuff their faces with endless pancakes.

What is this, some type of hipster themed IHOP? A Lady Gaga video? Bansky’s mom’s basement? Nah, it’s the Pancakes & Booze Art Show – the hottest pop-up traveling art event in all the land.   Continue reading

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Stonedeck is a Flight of Fancy Pizza

DSC09576by Steven Doyle

Catherine Jacobus and David Haynes opened their Deep Ellum restaurant, Stonedeck Pizza in 2014 wanting to put out a great product and excellent beer. They did just that, but their story is super interesting. And yes, their pizza is interesting and excellent and the beer well curated.

The pizza style is totally unique, square with seriously adult flavor profiles, many that are unique to the pizza business. Look to the Asian BBQ pork with pickled daikon and carrot, and crushed peanuts. We loved the Chicken Tikka Masala with its braised chicken tikka, feta cheese and side of pickled onion.  The Guapa en Fuego is totally a flavor blast with chipotle, house-made chorizo and several styles of jalapeno that all together blow your tastebuds away. Servers are warned to inform customers that this is a seriously spicy pie.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Reaper Adobo Duck Wings at BrainDead Brewing

brainby Steven Doyle

BrainDead Brewing in Deep Ellum is definitely one of the great Meccas of manhood when it comes to dining. The menu is over-the-top podgy with manly dishes such as an award winning chili (I was there to hand them their award at a cook off), their burger stuffed with a bacon and ground brisket patty, clarified butter, onion jam, beer pickles and crispy shallots (not to mention more cheese and more bacon), and a Dr Pepper glazed Cuban sandwich just to name a few hearty items. Damn good stuff, but be prepared to work overtime at the gym, especially when loading up on the incredible in-house brewed beer.

If this wasn’t enough, the cheffy types in the back of the house are offering a duck wing slathered with Scorpion Reaper Adobo. Scorpion Reaper Adobo!    Continue reading

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The History of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

DSC09328by Steven Doyle

Recently I met with Jeffrey Yarbrough, the driving force behind Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, at one of our favorite spots in Dallas for the dish – Allgood Café which is located in Deep Ellum. Joining us for the luncheon was Allgood owner Mike Snider who regaled us with beautiful stories of music, Deep Ellum, Terlingua, and of course Chicken Fried Steak It was a historic Texas day. It is easy to see why so many flock to the tiny café for their fried steak fix when in Texas, and many have over the years.

Of course we took a tour of the kitchen and found part of the secret to the delight of the Allgood CFS. Snider uses beef tenderloin for make his thick slab. It is well seasoned, and battered before deep frying, which always makes for great dining.  Continue reading


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Cody Sharp Guest Chefs at Braindead

codyby Jennifer Thomas

Braindead will be putting on the second in a series of Chef Collaboration Dinners September 21st at 7pm. Tickets are $80 and must be secured by following this link  to guarantee your seat. This round the Collaboration Chef will be Cody Sharp, formally of Standard Pour and more recently as Matt McAllister’s right-hand man at Filament which will soon open in Deep Ellum restaurant directly across from Braindead on Main Street. Continue reading

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