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Discover Jesus BBQ

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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

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Tortilla Factory and Restaurant is Filled with History

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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

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Brunch Notes: Mesero

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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, shake of the revelry from the previous evening, and push the reset button from the previous week. Continue reading

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Gaga for Lala’s Mexican Cafe

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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

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A Walk To El Padrino No 1

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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

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Cuquita’s Cures The Tex Mex Craving

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One of our most favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in the Dallas area has always been Cuquita’s, which is located on Josey at Valley View Lane. The unencumbered restaurant has garnered much praise from Texas Monthly and was named one of the top 5 Mexican restaurants in the state. That is large praise, but there are a few reasons why the restaurant is so good.

Cuquita’s is full of freshness. Each day house-made flour and corn tortillas are hand pressed and made alongside tamales which are made with the house masa needed for the tortillas. One bite of the tortillas and you will be hooked. They are sold to go by the dozen, and you will want to pick up a few for dinner or breakfast tacos at home. They are like no other.       Continue reading

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Ojeda’s Celebrates 48 Years Family Style

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Family-owned and operated for 48 years, Ojeda’s Mexican Restaurant announces its anniversary celebration will take place Tuesday, April 18 at all four locations. Special deals for patrons will include $4.80 enchilada dinners, $4.80 margarita mugs, and .48 cent sopapillas. Deals are good all day for dine-in only. Mariachi’s will play live music from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dallas location at 4617 Maple Ave.  Continue reading

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