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First Look: Pozo Mercado


DSC07681by Steven Doyle

Tonight Pozo Mercado opens its doors to entertain the dining and sipping set on McKinney Avenue. The new venture from La Reve, the same folks who run Sfuzzi and Standard Pour, has some really nice Mexican food set in the gorgeous old house that was formerly St John’s Wood. And late at night they rock that house with cool tunes and superb cocktails.

When looking to the cocktail menu, think Bryan McCullough from Standard Pour which is situated exactly next door to Pozo. As president of the Bartender’s Guild, he is one of the most respected and talented cocktailers in Dallas. Some amazing drinks are being poured at Pozo, along with a boozy flight of frozen drinks that are every bit as creamy as they are dreamy. Normally we would abstain from frozen drinks due to their inane ability to cause brain breeze, but also for their undesired lack of alcohol. Not the case here. Proceed with caution.   Continue reading

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Chiladas Opening In Park Cities

chiladasby Steven Doyle

Last Saturday I was in Holy Ravioli and noticed the space next door was being renovated with plenty of signage stating that Chiladas would soon occupy the space. Today we get further confirmation in an email from their agency that they are indeed moving to the Park Cities location at 4448 Lovers Lane in the space formerly occupied by Mango Thai.  Continue reading


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Robyn Checks Out The New Meso Maya

pibilby Robyn Folmar

One of the perks of climate change in Texas is dining outdoors on a ridiculously sunny winter’s day. Thankfully, Dallas has another stellar patio to enjoy a margarita this toasty February.

Steps away from the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Meso Maya aims to break through the Tex-Mex clutter by offering its take on authentic interior Mexican food. If you haven’t already eaten at their other location on Preston & Forest, the restaurant pays homage to the expansive Latin American culture by focusing on roasted chiles, tomatillos, white cheese and moles. They steer clear of the ubiquitous “brown & orange” palette we know and love in Texas.   Continue reading


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Mesa Veracruz Has New Fall Menu

by Steven Doyle

Raul and Olga Reyes have been on the Dallas restaurant scene for some time now. First the coupled opened La Palapa Veracruzana which shuttered in 2009, then more recently with one of the finest interior Mexican restaurants in Dallas, Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine. Natives of Veracruz, Mexico, the couple stay true to their craft, enhancing the menu to reflect the seasons and the taste from their roots. The menu was just recently updated and we were invited to sample some of the new cuisine.

You may still enjoy the classics such as Mesa’s ceviche, which is made sweet with a slight tomatoey goodness and the addition of ripe avocados and fresh cut cilantro that reminds me of my first vacation in Mexico. Or the classic Enmoladas which is made with house-made mole which takes a full day to create and well over 20 ingredients. The family has mad skills.   Continue reading

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