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So&So’s Big Surprise: The Food Is Insanely Good

DSC03006by Steven Doyle

The latest party venue in Uptown has a bit of a surprise. So&So’s, which opened just a few short months go is a great place in the Dallas Uptown area for a good cocktail, cool bands and kicked up people watching patio, but it is fast becoming a hot spot for good food as well.

With executive chef  Nick Amoriello at the helm the kitchen has taken a turn for the delicious, far exceeding what you might consider for a venue of this type. He is making a very good burger, and one of the better pizzas in the area. But did you expect hamachi crudo or one of the best beef tartares in Dallas? I did not see this coming, and what an amazing surprise it was to sample through the menu created by the former chef at Mot Hai Ba.   Continue reading


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Pozo and Acme Social Club Closed *Update

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We have a duo of reported closings in Dallas this week. First, Pozo is shuttered and is making way for an Uptown version of Three Sheets. This building is located at 2908 McKinney Avenue and is tucked between Shell Shack and Standard Pour.

Another closing is Acme Social Club, formerly Acme F&B, located at 4900 McKinney. Rumor has it they are set for remodel and possible rebranding. This location has been a struggle for all that have moved in, including Cretia’s, Toscana and Tiajuana Bar and Grill. Hopefully the next tenant will take advantage of the beautiful hidden bar located at the back top portion of this building. What a perfect speakeasy that would be.     Continue reading

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Oral Fixation’s Next Show Is March 26

OralFixation_UndertheGun_vWEBby Steven Doyle

The name of the uber cool live show that features performers reading their true stories about an evening’s particular subject can make you giggle a bit, but Oral Fixation is one of our city’s hidden treasures. The next chapter of the program is set for March 26, 2013 and is sure to sell out as all the shows have.   Continue reading

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Patrizio Osteria To Open On McKinney And In Arlington

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Last night we made the trek to check out Patrizio Osteria in Southlake. The new location borderlines over-the-top in appointment and definitely pulls off the new menu in high fashion. We spotted a familiar face on the management team and were pleased to see Bob’s Steak and Chop alumnus Ken Kuczwaj making his way around the room. We also spotted one of the new owners, Oscar Renda, who knows plenty about Italian food and the way it should be presented.

The menu may look familiar to anyone who has patronized Patrizio in the past. This is the Americanized Italian cuisine that has people flocking to the various restaurants dotted across the Metroplex. Most of these dishes appeal to the average American palate that haven’t sampled true Italian food. But the true star to the new version of the concept lies in the Osteria menu. These are your house-made pastas laden with ingredients from Italy, slow cooked pork shank, fresh fish selections and a beautiful variety of buffala buratta. Continue reading


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Urban Taco Celebrates Twelve Days of Tamales

by Steven Doyle

You know each year we love on the almighty tamale and 2012 will certainly be no different. Please be sure to send us your favorites so we might taste and report on all of the very best tamales this year.

The first strike this tamale season is from Urban Taco who each year makes a delicious new tamale daily leading up to Christmas in what they call the Twelve Days of Tamales. We have the list of the dozen they have scheduled for this year and think you will agree it may very well be worth a daily visit.     Continue reading

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MAX’s Wine Dive Announces Dallas Team

MAX’s Wine Dive is opening in September and today has announced their staff both front of the house and in the kitchen the line-up is impressive and no doubt the Dallas outpost which will be located in uptown on McKinney across from the West Village.

MAX’s is known for their irreverent look at a wine bar, serving up Southern fried chicken and a special hot dog that should rival all the new dogs barking on the Dallas scene.             Continue reading

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