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Crush Taco Makes A Limited Soft Shell Crab Taco You Won’t Want To Miss

crushby Steven Doyle

Chef Mo Assi is now a taco man up north in far Frisco. The days of fine dining in a traditional sense are behind the good chef, and today it is all about the taco. Crush Taco, that is.

Assi once told me that the tortilla is merely a vessel to hold what good creations he could come up with. Last year he made me a chicken fried steak taco after discussing what a great holiday CFS made. Assi was already one of my heroes, but did he have to go ahead and do that? Worship status issued.   Continue reading

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Celebrate Perry’s Anniversary With A .79 Lunch This Friday, May 19

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In honor of the year it first opened as a butcher shop in 1979, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is offering a 79-cent Pork Chop Friday lunch to the first 100 people in line at both North Texas locations on Friday, May 19, when the restaurants open at 11 a.m. The promotion is available to adults age 21 and up only.  Continue reading

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Pizzeria Testa Shines in Frisco

DSC04068by Steven Doyle

The Neapolitan pizza craze continues to burn through the DFW area. The pizza is different, to be sure, but we have embraced this style which began with the first VPN certified pizzeria in Texas, Cavalli, which began its pie making in Irving.

Today DFW has a smattering of pretty fantastic Neapolitan pizzerias including the freshly opened Pizzeria Testa Napoletana Restaurant in Frisco which is owned by Rod Schaefer. Schaefer’s mother comes from a long line of Italian pizza makers. In fact the Testa family was once considered the royal pizza makers for the King of Naples.   Continue reading

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Get Your Squad to PDQ… PDQ!

pdqby Rhonda Dutton

I’m sure you saw that title coming. The term “PDQ” has been around since 1875 and is much cooler than saying “forthwith.” What hasn’t been around since 1875 is a good variety of chicken sammie options. Most places offer a grilled chicken sandwich. Or a grilled and a fried chicken sandwich, almost as if they were a menu afterthought or an appeasement for diners who may not be in the mood for beef (this I can’t fathom but I’ve heard it exists). However, there has been tremendous growth in fowl-eating this year: 3 of the 5 fastest-growing restaurant chains in America are cluck-cluck joints.   Continue reading

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Chef Mo Assi Made Me a Chicken Fried Steak Taco, Bless the Man

crush-cfsby Steven Doyle

When preparing for Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day I reached out to a handful of chefs to get their take on the day, and to uncover where the pro’s find their fix of cream gravy. One of the chefs I spoke with was Mo Assi (formerly exec at Perry’s Steakhouse and Capital Grille) who will soon be opening his first restaurant, Crush Taco.  In actuality I was pressing for more information on the new venture.  Continue reading

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Hutchins BBQ Is Magically Delicious

DSC07578by Steven Doyle

We had a chance to check in and check out Hutchins BBQ located in McKinney, Texas recently with some pretty positive results.  In this world where BBQ can be an easy sell if you happen to have a smoker and a stacks of meat, perhaps with a kitschy name or theme.  Where the big chains fail is on delivery of the goods, and it is unfortunate that many follow their happily played tune.But we know better than all of this.

Hutchins is the real deal BBQ in a land of mediocre. They actually use prime meats, which almost seems like a wasted effort. If you slow cook even the worst cut of beef it will eventually relent to an edible plateau, but why risk it? This effort shines through not only with the brisket, which comes out of a day long bath of post oak and pecan wood smoke with a rich and juicy superior meatiness, but also with their baby back ribs.    Continue reading

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Piada Italian Street Food to Open in Frisco

Piadaby Jennifer Thomas

Piada Italian Street Food, one of 2015’s most “buzzed about brands” according to the National Restaurant Association and Restaurant Business magazine, will debut its first location in North Texas in Frisco on November 20.  The fast casual restaurant will occupy a prime spot in The Centre at Preston Ridge development at 3301 Preston Rd., just south of Warren Parkway.  This will be Piada’s second Texas location, after Memorial Park in Houston and soon to be followed by Houston’s Vintage Park.

The Frisco location will feature light filled interiors and modern, European-inspired décor with design elements including warm-stained concrete floors, crisp LED lighting and handmade white oak furniture, plus Carrara marble, brushed aluminum, painted brick and subway tile accents.  Central to Frisco, guests will be close in proximity to Dr. Pepper Arena and Ballpark, Stonebriar Centre, and downtown Frisco.  Continue reading

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