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So Many Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Day in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than  fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.

With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one.  The big day is November 3rd, but we wanted you to try a few for lunch starting today. Continue reading

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Decidedly American Dishes and Where to Find Them in Dallas

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There’s nothing better than America’s overabundance of cheesy, greasy, sugary treats. Here are some of your favorites that you might be surprised to find out were born in the USA and where to find them locally. Continue reading

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8 Ways To Enjoy Escargot In Dallas

escargotby Steven Doyle

Although mainly considered a French dish, escargot, which means edible snail, have been eaten for many thousands of years. Large quantities of empty shells have been found in the caves of prehistoric man, indicating that in various parts of the world they were a common part of the diet at that time. With the rise of civilization, various cultures (including the Greeks and Romans) have continued to eat snails, often considering them a delicacy.   Continue reading

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Bunnies And Springtime Refresh The Plate

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As the Easter holiday approaches we are reminded about renewal of the planet, fresh Spring daisies and bluebonnets, little baby chicks and bouncy bunny rabbits.  It is also a refreshing time for new restaurant menus as they roll out seasonal dishes to reflect the new found bounty. We are now seeing ramps, morels and even fiddlehead ferns gracing our plates. This is a fantastic time of year.

We would love to make a list of our favorite deviled eggs, which are everywhere now and a definite taste we want at Easter.  You will see a new version daily at Parigi on Oak Lawn. We also enjoy the deviled eggs at Nick and Sams where there are three versions on the same platter, but particularly enjoy the caviar topped eggs.   Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Gift: Chocolate Souffles

choco souffleby Steven Doyle

Dallas has so many wonderful hot-spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolat amd CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Weiser in Trinity Groves for starters. All perfectly sweet.

We do love our chocolate. We also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special.  Continue reading

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Best Chef Burgers in Dallas

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This week is all about the burger, and Dallas certainly has no shortage of the delicacy. What makes a perfect burger is the flavor of the beef, and freshness of the bun, and toppings. A burger should develop a nice sear to trap all the juices inside. Pressing a burger releases all of its flavor and makes the burger dry and ends up crumbling. The toppings are just as important as the cooking process. Using fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions help bring a crisp texture and flavor depth that makes your burger scream fresh. To add more depth a spread or sauce needs to compliment the other toppings without making the burger too messy or all you have is a excessive use of napkins. Innovative burger toppings just makes the flavor depth more interesting you just need to keep them in check because there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing.” Continue reading

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Parigi For A Joyous Burger and Brunch

par3.jpgby Steven Doyle

The hunt for the best burgers continues and we were tipped off that Parigi had one of the very best in town. Only sold at lunch and brunch, the burger is an ever revolving plate of joy. Let’s just begin with the word joy and see where that takes us today.

Sitting at brunch for a burger was a bit difficult for me since I am aware of the menu and know of items that are certain “must have’s” such as the deviled eggs. These tiny beasts are always a correct choice with each visit and is another revolving dish that is created by a different staff member each day. I have never tested this claim, but assume if I dined at Parigi 365 times in a row (gasp, another joy), I would sample 365 different recipes  for deviled eggs. Worthy of attempt to be sure. Continue reading

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