Tag Archives: Parigi

Best Bloody Mary In Dallas And Beyond

bm1by Steven Doyle

Most of the best cocktails have a rumor surrounding Ernest Hemingway, and that is a legend we would like to believe and it is the premise today with our look at the Bloody Mary and her delicious origins.

Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921, well before any of the later claims such as Life Magazine in 1942. He was working at the New York Bar in Paris at the time, which later became Harry’s New York Bar, a frequent Paris hangout for Ernest Hemingway and other American expatriates. Harry’s Bar also claims to have created numerous other classic cocktails, including the White Lady and the Side Car.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Crave, Steven Doyle

Parigi Still Fresh and Delicious

IMG_9860 (1)by Steven Doyle

One of the best kept not-so-secrets in the Dallas restaurant world is that marvelous long-time Dallas neighborhood restaurant located on Oak Lawn, Parigi. Owned by chef Janice Provost who worked at the restaurant early in her chef career as a culinary student, and just a few years later she ended up with the keys to the door. Travel years into the future and you will see how Provost continues to curate the bistro by offering the community local farm fresh ingredients with a continually revolver door of a menu that reflects the season.   Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Crave, Steven Doyle

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

1 Comment

Filed under Crave, Steven Doyle

Eight Classic Dallas Desserts You Must Try Now

IMG_5924by Steven Doyle

There are few things as satisfying as the sweet grand finale presented at the end of a beautiful meal, and Dallas has a few standards that should not be missed. Consider these sweets a bucket list situation that could be accomplished in one evening if you have a wolf pack of friends willing to pitch in with the heavy lifting of forks and spoons.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Crave, Desserts

A Knuckle Sandwich From Parigi For The Perfect One-Two Punch

20140803_141405_1by Steven Doyle

Check out the beautiful Knuckle Sandwich from Parigi. This is a cheesy mix of chunky lobster, bacon and scallions atop perfect golden brown and buttery toast. The first bite sends the juicy center down your cheek, and delivers a quick crunchy flavor bomb with the mix of bacon and lobster.

The sidecar of tomato-avocado salad is a perfect accompaniment to this meal, especially if you add a Bloody Mary to the brunch. This Mary comes with her own salad, and is crowned with a crab claw for good measure.    Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Steven Doyle

Holiday Vignettes: Janice Provost

by Steven Doyle

Janice Provost grew up in the Houston area on the Neal’s Family Farm and started out in the restaurant business as a caterer before finally going through the El Centro hospitality program in Dallas. She was eventually hired as a chef at Parigi, and ended up buying the business.

Janice runs the kitchen daily and is partly responsible for starting Café Momentum, which currently is a series of pop-up restaurants to assist at-risk young men. Café Momentum is slated to be an actual brick and mortar restaurant in the coming year and will provide on-the-job training for these kids.       Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under chefs, Cocktails, Crave, Happy Holidays, Holiday Fun, Steven Doyle

Parigi Celebrates 30th Anniversary Oct 5th And You Are Invited To The Party

janice

Parigi, the chic little Oak Lawn bistro with heart of Paris and the soul of New York, is celebrating 30 years of charming Dallas. With an effervescent spirit and relaxed style it will be forever young as it continues to charm guests with a cosmopolitan menu.

Located in the trendy and historic Oak Lawn neighborhood, Parigi bistro opened in 1984 by founder Andree Falls and continues to exude the essence of continental bistros and the heart of Big D hospitality. “Whatever It Takes” is the staff motto emblazoned on the tee shirts of managers and servers alike.

Current executive chef-owner, Janice Provost has big plans for Parigi’s 30th anniversary year, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 5, at Parigi with a birthday fete called “A Celebration of Friends of Parigi.” Ticket prices are $84 in homage to Parigi’s founding in 1984.  Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Steven Doyle