It is time we make the rounds for brunch once again and there are so many options in Dallas which seems to be the brunch capital of our nation. We certainly take those long, leisurely hours sipping mimosas and bloody marys very serious in our city. It is a fine way to catch up with friends, however socially distanced, shake of the revelry from the previous evening, and push the reset button from the previous week. Continue reading →
Taco Cabana, one of Texas’ favorite fast casual Mexican food chains, has introduced a line of new menu items. With QuesoMania, guests can enjoy three different styles of loaded queso, including one with corn, cotija cheese, and hot sauce, another with chorizo, beans and jalapeños, and a third with ground beef and pico de gallo. All are available in small and large sizes.
Just around the corner from Rahr Brewery in Fort Worth you will discover a gem called Jesus BBQ. With a name such as Jesus in your title you are sure to elicit something close to ethereal smoked meats and surprisingly one of the better chicken fried steaks to be found in the area. Continue reading →
In a time when women were kept at home and away from the workplace Maria Luna, who at the time was a single parent, rose from the kitchen to create her mark on Dallas history with Luna’s Tortilla Factory. A strong and devoted woman Luna gathered local women to crush her nixtamal , or corn that would become masa. Once gathered from Luna had the masa formed into tortillas and tamales which became a business that is now 95 years old and run by her son and grandson, both named Fernando.
Maria Luna ran her business, originally located on McKinney Avenue near downtown on a block that Luna purchased in 1938 for about $50,000 and shared with the original El Fenix. There the family worked, living above the tortilla factory. This meant dedication. Maria never turned away a stranger in need of fresh tortillas regardless of the hour. The building has since been remodeled to accommodate Meso Maya, and is considered a historical landmark. Continue reading →
A life without Mexican food is no life at all. This is one of the many mottos that Lala’s Mexican Café holds dear. Owner Michelle Mireles has put a unique spin on this category de cuisine and is sharing with her customers how to live la vida verde.
Nestled in the heart of Preston Center, this oasis of an eatery practically transforms you to the magical streets of Tulum upon opening the doors. The space, designed by artist Leslie Marshall, is dripping with vibrant colors and charm and truly embodies the rich history of Mireles’ Mexican heritage. Named after her grandmother who was lovingly nicknamed “Lala,” the restaurant is festooned with photos of Lala as well as several other family members. Continue reading →
Cruising through my new neighborhood as a fairly recent Oak Cliff resident, I am fascinated with Jefferson Boulevard. From my home in Winnetka Heights I am able to stroll down Jefferson where the tastes and smells are intoxicating. Continue reading →