Tag Archives: McKinney Avenue
Creator and Partner of Urban Taco, Markus Pineyro explains they have outgrown the location and chose to not renew the lease after 9 years. The partners feel a different concept such as Velvet Taco is a better fit for the neighborhood at this stage. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Our weekly Happy Hour series took us to Next Door recently where we were able to sample fine cocktails and whimsical bar food with a view. Located at 2908 McKinney Avenue Next Door is half patio and have cozy restaurant and bar.
Look for some fun bar bites that are big enough to share including the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Dumplings (8), Tuna Poke Nachos served on crisped wonton with wasabi crema (14), a bevy of steak sliders (14). There are so many delicious options and they are all half price during Happy Hour all-day Wednesday and Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
You may have been to the new It spot in Dallas on McKinney, Next Door. We had brunch there recently and we were totally blown away with its uniqueness and power of execution. The evenings in the upper room are also something to brag about with fantastic music and bottle service to boot. Continue reading
Chef Brian Zenner is an interesting soul of a chef, and it plays out well on his plates. Born in Thailand, but also lived in Dubai and London, gives this chef a well rounded perspective on how we should be dining. The chef sharpened his skills working in Portland and in Austin before making his way to Dallas where he had a stint at the Mansion on Turtle Creek just before being recruited as Chef de Cuisine at Oak under Jason Maddy. Zenner finally landed his own exec position at Belly and Trumpet. It is at Belly that the man displays his talent, and we are all better for this.
This past weekend Zenner entertained a packed house to a Sea to Table dinner, which consisted of eleven courses, not counting a pastry course by Oak chef Lucia Merino. The night sizzled with excitement as each course was hand delivered; you could hear a strong buzz among the crowd which was suddenly silenced and replaced with the soft clink of forks hitting plates. Continue reading
With the new year we will be seeing plenty of new dining options and watering holes spring up, and that is nothing but pure excitement for those of us at craveDFW. But with the good news also comes closures. Yesterday we were sent word that Sfuzzi would be shuttering January 1, 2014 with a hint of a possible return in the very near future. This all amid the discussion of bankruptcy centering around one of the principles, Robert Colombo and parent company, La Reve Consultants. Most of the discussion was hazed with inaccuracies, but what stood out as fact is that Sfuzzi’s last stand is tonight.
What I will personally miss most is the bacon and egg pizza pictured above. Continue reading
The Quarter Bar in Uptown on McKinney has a classy atmosphere but still retains a casual feel. Inspired by the owners love for French Quarter of New Orleans, this massive bar is filled with antique couches and lamp shades, restored tables and chandeliers. The walls are lined with old paintings and memories of nights past. Every room in The Quarter inspires feelings of the decadent saloons of New Orleans in the 19th century with a red felt pool table up stairs and an enclosed patio downstairs, while still being modern with giant connect four and touch screen juke boxes. Even the new cocktail list is reminiscent of New Orleans’s; from the Voodoo Queen to bar manager Stacy Taylor’s favorite the Frozen Cherry Limeade, all the new cocktails are great for summer. Continue reading