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Box Car Bandits at Water Street Oct 20th

band-53832.jpgWater Street, a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use community with 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, green space and views of Lake Carolyn, is celebrating the grand opening of Big Little Market, the neighborhood’s pantry and beverage bar, with a fall farmer’s market. The celebration will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5270 N. O’Connor Blvd. Continue reading

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Water Street to Feature Restaurants and Retail in Pedestrian Friendly Landscape

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Water Street is a pedestrian-friendly project with 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 316 apartment homes, green space and lake views, all located within walking distance of the DART Rail System, Toyota Music Factory and the landmark Mustangs at Las Colinas.  An impressive variety of pubs, restaurants and foodie destinations are now open or coming soon to Water Street, a mixed-use development on the shores of Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas. These include a popular local pub, a new concept restaurant from a Meso Maya veteran and a made-to-order, liquid nitrogen ice cream shop.

Even customers of the four-legged variety get their own treats with Homegrown Hounds, a nonprofit doggie deli and bakery benefiting a local dog rescue organization. Continue reading

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Whiskey Cake Opens in Las Colinas Today

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Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar is bringing its craft cocktails and farm-fresh comfort food to 3225 Regent Blvd. in Las Colinas on today, June 4.

The popular neighborhood restaurant known for sourcing its flavors, ingredients and ideas straight from local farms, will celebrate its grand opening by donating 50 percent of the proceeds today to Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.). Continue reading

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El Famoso Opens Feb 16, The Cal-Mex Of Our Youth

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El Famoso – a Southern California-Mexican inspired diner and bar – will open to the public on Friday, February 16 for lunch and dinner at Gables Water Street, a mixed-use development in Las Colinas.

After traveling around Southern California exploring the origins and evolution of Mexican street food in that part of the country, owner and creator Charlie Green (better known for bringing Olivella’s to the Dallas Fort-Worth market) identified a forgotten niche in the fusion of Mexican comfort food with its American counterpart. Continue reading

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Cool River Revamps Menu Just In Time For Byron Nelson Week

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Las Colinas’ most iconic restaurant, Cool River, recently launched a new menu created by new executive chef Fernando Rodriguez.  Chef Fernando created a menu which both pays homage to the restaurant’s past and yet brings a new regional palate to key menu items.

Chef Rodriguez joined the Cool River family in 1998, and has worked virtually every position in the Cool River kitchen. After almost two decades, he takes the reigns as Executive Chef for Cool River.  Continue reading

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Review: Bombay Sizzlers in Las Colinas

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In our long journey to discover the ideal Indian-style restaurant in the Dallas area we were directed this week to yet another offering in the Las Colinas area. Irving and the surrounding region is a hot bed for delicious Desi cuisine. This week we ventured to one called Bombay Sizzlers, now located at 397 E. Las Colinas Blvd. We say now because they recently moved from a freestanding location nearby that was razed to make way for yet another service station. In speaking with the owners they seemed much more pleased with their new plush environment.

Oddly enough Bombay Sizzlers is a mere few blocks away from another top notch Indian restaurant, Underground. We were told that the owner there is a former Sizzlers employee which made us all smile as Underground does a pretty great job with creating the perfect dining experience. What we enjoyed a bit more about Bombay Sizzlers is that they produce their food much quicker, and have a full bar. But not really comparing the two as they both have a unique flavor, and very unique offerings.   Continue reading

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An Interesting Indian Restaurant Survives In Irving

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by Andrew Chalk

Irving is one of the two top destinations in the Dallas area for Indian food (the other being Plano). However, most establishments are content to survive on a combination of a lunchtime steam table and an à la carte evening menu constructed around stereotypical Indian dishes (much as hoards of Italian neighborhood restaurants turn out an endless repertoire of “me-too” red sauce dishes).

As much as I love the bargain that is the Indian lunch buffet and the favorites on the stereotypical Indian menu, my greatest excitement is engendered by the discovery of a restaurant doing something new, even bordering on ambitious.     Continue reading

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