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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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A Look Inside Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen

Images & Text by Joey Stewart

This week we trekked down to Lower Greenville for a visit to one of the hottest spots in Dallas as they celebrate the Lunar New Year, as well as its 6-month anniversary.

Ngon, meaning “delicious”, features a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes in a festive and bright setting. The space includes a twelve-seat bar, a spacious dining room, and a patio for those who wish to dine outdoors during this time. Enjoy the peek, then head down to eat.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: 2020

Ravioli at Homewood by Matt McCallister

Text + Photos by Joey Stewart

It’s a strange year to try and make any sort of “best of” list. We made it out several times before lockdown, then supported the scene by ordering take-out, and finally were able to venture out to a few patios when the weather would hold up. While there are dozens of options that we sadly missed, here are some favorites from our limited ventures out. (Or in).

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First Look: Son of a Butcher

Photos by Joey Stewart

As we reported earlier this week, Son of a Butcher Sliders will open their doors this coming Monday, December 14th in the old Char Bar space on Lower Greenville. Here’s a look at some of the delicious sliders, sides, shakes and the spacious outdoor patio.

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Getting “Lost” in Maine – One of the hardest reservations to score in the world

Pic 1By Alan Stewart       Photos by Joey Stewart

In early April a reminder on my phone popped up saying “Lost Kitchen.” It was time to send a postcard to the restaurant located in the tiny town of Freedom, Maine, in hopes of getting one of the hardest reservations to score in the world.

Erin French’s highly acclaimed restaurant receives over 20,000 postcards for only a few slots, and all must arrive within a two-week period. No Opentable, phone calls, emails, texts, Facebook or any other ways of requesting a reservation. Snail mail only. The rumor is they’ve singlehandedly kept the local post office afloat. Continue reading

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Temaki Fun at Sushi de Handroll

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by Joey Stewart

While not to the extent of the poke craze, handroll bars are becoming quite the thing on the Dallas culinary world. Riding the wave of Namo and Nori Handroll Bar comes a third introduction, Sushi De Handroll, which recently opened at The Hill at Walnut Hill and 75. The restaurant is tucked away from the street, slightly hidden in the beautiful interior courtyard on the backside of Nazca and Snooze.

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The space is brightly lit, especially before sunset when the sunlight can penetrate the large windows that face the courtyard. The eight-seat bar and six tables are built into and around the handroll bar, allowing the chef to deliver them immediately as they are finished to diners surrounding the bar. Continue reading

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