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Eat Me: Lockhart Smokehouse Big Beef Rib

lockhartby Steven Doyle

Barbecue has to be one of the most satisfying meals a Texan could ever wish to enjoy. And nothing says barbecue like the big beef rib at Lockhart Smokehouse located in Oak Cliff (Bishop Arts) and downtown Plano. As the name would imply, it is big, it is bountiful and it is meaty.

Forget the holiday turkey, your table needs to be adorned with beefy ribs, brisket and whole smoked chickens (the latter at a bargain rate of a mere twelve bucks for an entire yard bird). Add an armload of meat-filled deviled eggs, smoked baked beans and some crunchy blue cheese slaw and you have a feast for the masses.   Continue reading


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bbbop Seoul Kitchen R&D Opens in Oak Cliff Monday, December 14th


Fast-casual format restaurant, bbbop Seoul Kitchen R&D, will open in Oak Cliff on Monday, December 14th for lunch and dinner, after a few days allocated to private soft opening and mock services. Located at 828 W. Davis Street, this is the result of Steve Shin with Sandra and Greg Bussey’s elevated recipes for the bbbop Seoul Kitchen brand. Specific to the Oak Cliff location is the R&D name, menu, to-go window for the fried chicken, full bar with cocktails and rustic playful design. Guests will also enjoy what is intended to be a bustling patio, boche ball court and interior bar while also catering to local residents looking for affordable family-friendly neighborhood dining options.   Continue reading


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Rare White Cacao Available In Dallas Area

by Steven Doyle

Dan Pearson stumbled upon an unusual tree while working in Peru supplying miners with food. Pearson didn’t know it at the time, but what he found was the legendary white cacao bean called Pure Nacional. The bean lacks the typical bitterness found in most strains of the bean, and has an intense floral flavor.      Continue reading

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6th Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ Nov 13th-14th


Go Oak Cliff is hosting their 6th Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ benefiting KNON Community Radio and the 2nd annual ‘Stache Dash 5K benefiting the Movember Foundation. The two-day festival will be held Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff, Texas.

•Friday @ 5pm Free Concert with Food & Drink for Purchase
•Saturday @ 10am ‘Stache Dash 5K
•Saturday @ 1am Concert & Performances Begin
•Saturday @ 1pm BBQ Tasting & Judging Begins
•Saturday @ 4:30pm BBQ Awards are announced  Continue reading

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Carnival Barkers Makes a Fine Chili Dog

DSC08870by Steven Doyle

Last week we discussed the finer ice creameries in the DFW area which caused a bit of thunder. It would seem you are all very passionate about your frozen confections. In a follow up  visit I checked in at Carnival Barkers new Oak Cliff location which actually proved to be more than I expected.

As we had mentioned, Carnival Barkers sells more than just ice cream. Sure they have quirky ice cream sandwiches and the like, but they also make a mean bowl of chili. Not any ordinary chili, but a true bowl of red with chunky and savory beef chunks that will leave you begging for more. You may order the chili in several forms. A plain bowl with whatever accouterments you might desire such as sour cream, cheese and onions. Or take them up on a offer of making you the perfect Frito Pie. Or best yet, the chili dog.  Continue reading

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Oak Cliff’s “The Pig Stand” Changed The Way Americans Dine

Pig_Stand_Drive_In_Hollywoodby Steven Doyle

The pig is so much more than bacon. From the lowly swine we have experienced much in the way of restaurant innovation; innovation that started right here in Dallas. Texas. In October of 1921 Jessie Kirby built hi very first of what would soon be a successful string of drive-in’s called The Pig Stand. The success of the idea surrounded with the notion that people were just too lazy to get out of their cars. Kirby brought the lazy drivers to his stand and were met by very young teenage boys decked out in white shorts and black bow ties who earned the title ‘carhops’ because they would jump on the running boards of cars often as soon as they hit the parking lot.    Continue reading

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Wine Poste & Bar Anatomie Moved To Bishop Arts, Grand Opening July 23rd

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On Thursday, July 23rd the Wine Poste & Bar Anatomie will celebrate its Grand Opening in Bishop Arts. The event will involve the rollout of our new Food and Wine Menus, tasting of our newly imported wines, and will feature live music. The Wine Poste and Bar Anatomie opened for business in the new location on June 26th.

The Wine Poste & Bar Anatomie have partnered with locally owned Bocce Restaurant and have crafted a focused Wine-Centric food menu that will be available to all of our guests that are enjoying a glass of wine or a bottle at one of our tables. Bocce has designed the menu with wine in mind – items like Cheese & Charcuterie boards, a local Burrata plate with Roasted Red Peppers, various Bruschetta offerings, Fried Ravioli & Tortellini, Pizzas, plus many more fun and delicious dishes for our wine loving clientele.   Continue reading

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