With the pandemic making patio dining a necessity, the alfresco effect isn’t slowing down anytime soon as warm weather and longer days are right around the corner thanks to Spring Forward. I wanted to follow up on Texas Monthly’s annual “Where to Eat Now” spread and surface a new seasonal angle: best places to outdoor dine in DFW.Continue reading
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by 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
by Steven Doyle
Dallas has no shortage of the delicacy that is a burger. 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
by Steven Doyle
Parigi has one of the very best burgers 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
by Steven Doyle Gemma Bar
Valentine’s Day is one where we thinking about hooking up for a grand date, and Dallas has plenty of choices for prix fixe meals and specials for the night for that special someone in your life. But what if we are playing solo for the big night? Don’t play into the hype and feel you need to hunt a date, we have you covered for a perfectly acceptable night on the town with no regrets. Don’t stay at home, get out there and enjoy. It is always fun to people watch, especially the couple who just met for the first time from Match.com.
Reservations of tables for one are up 62 percent nationally over the past two years, according to OpenTable’s analysis of its online reservations. That makes it the fastest-growing party size, if one person could indeed be considered a party, the company said. Continue reading
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. Continue reading