We like to beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.
To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections: Continue reading →
As a young boy Ken Patrick growing up in Beaumont, Texas knew he wanted to someday become a chef. The love of food was instilled in him by his parents and other family members who enjoyed cooking good food. It didn’t take Ken long to get caught up in his passion and to share his art with the rest of the world. Ken has become a positive influence to his community and hometown. Continue reading →
The obsession with bacon only gains more kinetic energy, never stopping to wait for the world to catch up. And that is probably OK by us. Bacon, with all of its sweet, smokey, crispy goodness lends a bit of savory crunch to just about any meal from what could otherwise be an extremely mundane sandwich or burger, to a sprite salad topping that makes an omnivore smile with anticipation. But bacon does just fine on its own. Just ask the good people over at Local Oak in Oak Cliff. They sell bacon by the bucket. Continue reading →
I stopped by Local Oak this week for a small bite and a few libations and was pleased to see the owners scurrying about. I am talking Felix Garcia, Paul Delgado and Alycen Cuellar. These are first time restaurateurs, but you probably spotted a familiar name in the bunch. Cuellar is one of ‘those’ Cuellars. You know, from the multi-million dollar El Chico empire that started as a small tamale stand t an east Texas county fair back in 1926. But don’t let this fact detract from the fact that Local Oak is sturdy all on its own, and with only a whiff of Tex Mex to be found on the menu.
The menu is almost difficult to describe. There is a really good burger, a Cobb salad, Frito pie, and green chile chicken enchiladas to choose from. Actually, the menu is quite short, but that is changing very soon with the addition of at least five new items being added next week. We will most likely want to revisit once that good news has been announced. Continue reading →