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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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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

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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

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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

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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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