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The Chicks Are Hot At Fat Chicken

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Fried chicken is definitely one of the hot items this year in Dallas and plenty of chefs have tossed their toque into the ring opening their own restaurants in homage to this southern staple. Enter Fat Chicken in Trinity Groves which is owned by DJ Quintanilla and Linda Mazzei who formerly ran Resto Gastro Bistro in the same location.

We asked chef DJ why the big change up and he shared that it was Trinity Grove’s mastermind Phil Romano’s idea, but he was up for the task.  Continue reading

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Resto Gastro Bistro Closing

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We received word yesterday that there is yet another fall-out in the restaurant industry, this time in Trinity Groves.

We have written many times about one of our favorites located just across the Hunt-Hill bridge in west Dallas, Resto Gastro Bistro. Cheffed and owned by DJ Quintanilla, he sent word that they were indeed closing. Here is that missive:   Continue reading

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Resto Gastro Bistro Makes A Ridiculously Good Burger

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Oh lordy we love a good burger.  Just when we thought we have tried every burger in this meat-loving city, we discover another treasure trove and fantastic versions. This week we discovered one that is only served at lunch, and is chef-driven. That is a term for kicked up, meaty and packed full of culinary loving.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: The 30 Ounce 44 Farms Tomahawk From Resto Gastro Bistro

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Beef is pretty popular this season, and chef-owner DJ Quintanilla from Resto Gastro Bistro is throwing down a gauntlet-sized haunch from 44 Farms. Gather your taste imagination for this. The slab of bone-in ribeye is cooked with a Chicago-style crust, served with a side of smoked mozzarella creamed spinach, and topped with pats of compound butter made with black garlic, shallots, jalapeno, cracked black pepper, sea salt, green onions and parsley. That smoked mozz is from Deep Ellum and the side is made with butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, and spinach. Drool.    Continue reading

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Resto Gastro Bistro Opens Today In Trinity Groves

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The latest addition to Trinity Groves, the sparkling new area to the west of Dallas and across the Hunt-Hill Bridge, opens tonight. The list of dining options are growing at a steady pace, and the latest is fairly spectacular. Just ours from now Resto Gastro Bistro swings open and I think you are going to like this one. Think Modern American cuisine that implements French, Japanese techniques. Think delicious.

The menu that chef DJ Quintanilla has concocted is clean and bright, featuring dishes such as crab cakes with roasted artichokes, a red chili honey cured filet with sour cream potato croquettes and  veal cheeks with chive pommes puree, roasted white asparagus and royal trumpet mushrooms.  The dessert options are also particularly wonderful. Cocktails are not an afterthought at Resto. The menu was designed by Dallas libations wunderkind Eddie “Lucky”  Campbell. You will most definitely want to sip on the brilliant shishito pepper infused drink that has an ever so slight tongue tingle to it.    Continue reading

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