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First Look: Monarch

By Joey Stewart      Photos by Joey Stewart

Monarch, the highly anticipated wood-fired, modern Italian restaurant led by two-time Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant has been open for two weeks and is already the hardest reservation to score in town. We were lucky enough to grab one at their opening hour of five o’clock, and here’s our first look.

Open kitchen with wood fired hearth. Diners in the north dining room are in full view of the action.

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North Italia Opens May 1 Downtown Dallas

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by Alex Gonzalez

Downtown Dallas is quickly becoming a place where people can work, live and play, and the new additions coming to The Union are able to accommodate all of those functions. Dallas is clearly never short on good places to eat, however, with the additions of Tom Thumb, Tacolingo, The Henry and North Italia in The Union, downtown offers more ease of access to employees who want to grab dinner with colleagues after work, or residents who want to step out of their apartments to grab drinks without paying hefty Uber surge fees. Continue reading

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First Look: Homewood

_72A6233-2.jpgby Steven Doyle     photos by Reed Kenney  

Embering at what could be mistaken for  your own kitchen and digs Homewood, Matt McCallister’s latest restaurant is tucked into a space created from the ground up by Design Hound along with McCallister and his partner Michael Burnett. The menu is mastered with fresh and local ingredients, as you should expect from this brilliant chef, gardener, forager. Continue reading

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First Look: Sachet

sachet kitchenby Steven Doyle        photos by Joey Stewart

From the restaurateurs who brought our favorite restaurant in Dallas on Henderson, Gemma, comes their long awaited Mediterranean send up, Sachet.  Menu items include lamb, seafood, poultry, house-made pastas, legumes and grains, salads, and more than 20 vegetable-based meze, or starters, sourced from the best seasonal ingredients.

Chef-owner Stephen Rogers suggests that the menu little exotic but still approachable with plenty of vegetables, no butter or cream (olive oil instead), and much like he cooks at home for his own family.  Continue reading

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First Look: Lovers Seafood & Market

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Crave DFW was graciously invited to Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing’s newest venture, Lover’s Seafood and Market last night to take a peek inside and sample some of the menu. The space features a raw bar, twelve seat group table, dining room, full bar, and a fresh seafood counter for those that wish to cook at home.   Continue reading

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First Look: East Hampton Sandwich Company

by Steven Doyle

Last week we saw one of the first of what will be a busy and exciting restaurant opening season. East  Hampton Sandwich Company opened its doors to a busier than normal crowd for a sandwich shop, but this is no ordinary sandwich shop, and certainly do not make ordinary sandwiches. We met with the dynamic Hunter Pond prior to the opening of his restaurant.

Before the opening Pond was a bit demure and obviously excited. Yesterday we went into the restaurant for the first time to taste what the young law grad had to offer, and he seemed to have morphed into this formidable host with a slight swagger and charm about him. He was still excited, and for a very good reason. It was 2pm in Snider Plaza and his restaurant was jumping. Each seat was filled with a happy guest.         Continue reading

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