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Heim BBQ Coming to Dallas Area (For a Day)

heim1by Steven Doyle

For our many friends in the Dallas area who have not ventured to the 817 area code in a while you have missed out on what has become the Heim Phenomenon. It’s BBQ at its finest and you now have a chance to grab a plate a bit easier, albeit some of you will need to still travel a bit up north to Frisco. Continue reading

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Crush Taco Opens For Breakfast 7 Days A Week Starting Saturday

mo taco2by Steven Doyle

When a popular steakhouse chef breaks out and opens a taco joint in the burbs you know it will be something special. First, an honest-to-goodness classically trained chef doesn’t know how to leave well enough alone. They think, they create. They also have a passion to feed people, and this is what has become of chef Mo Assi who is owner of Crush Taco. Crush is located off the Dallas Tollway in Frisco near El Dorado. An expanse that was in dire need of tacos.  Continue reading

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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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