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Getting “Lost” in Maine – One of the hardest reservations to score in the world

Pic 1By Alan Stewart       Photos by Joey Stewart

In early April a reminder on my phone popped up saying “Lost Kitchen.” It was time to send a postcard to the restaurant located in the tiny town of Freedom, Maine, in hopes of getting one of the hardest reservations to score in the world.

Erin French’s highly acclaimed restaurant receives over 20,000 postcards for only a few slots, and all must arrive within a two-week period. No Opentable, phone calls, emails, texts, Facebook or any other ways of requesting a reservation. Snail mail only. The rumor is they’ve singlehandedly kept the local post office afloat. Continue reading

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Nosh Premier This Week

image1 (32).jpegby Alex  Gonzalez    photos provided by Nosh

Over the course of the past 40 years, Chef Avner Samuel has been an active force in Dallas’ dining scene. Known for his restaurants like Aurora and earlier versions of Nosh Bistro, Samuel is a master of Mediterranean cuisine. His resume boasts incredible feats, including  Executive Chef for The Crescent Court Hotel, The Mansion, The Fairmont Hotel, and The Churchill Hotel London. Following the closure of the original Nosh in 2010, Samuel spent two-and-a-half years in Israel getting in touch with new Middle Eastern dining trends.  Continue reading

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Masala Wok Is A Fine Alternative For A Lunch On The Go

DSC02601by Steven Doyle

With a menu full of interesting items such as samosas, chicken lollipops and spring rolls as appetizers, and Korma Masala and Vindaloo sauces with your choice of meats or vegetables, Masala Wok is more than just a fast casual restaurant serving flavors from Asia, including India and China, it is a fine repast for a quick lunch or dinner on the run. Be mindful, these are not the complex recipes of more fine dining establishments, but the quick outlets serve a perfect need for those with a hankering for something different than a burger and fries.

On a recent visit we devoured platefuls of dishes inspired by both Indian and Chinese descent. Masala Wok makes a perfectly fine Tikka Masala, that rich tomato and yogurt sauce that is slightly spicy with flavors of masala and coriander. We also ordered the Butter Chicken with its tomato gravy made with fresh tomato, garlic, cardamom and plenty of butter to supplement the richness of the dish. Everything can be kicked up if asked, or by adding the provided chili sauces.   Continue reading

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Halal-elujah! Eat St. Kabab Factory Is Fresh With Flavor

eat5by Steven Doyle

In the Dallas suburbs you will find many, many options for Indian cuisine. Some of that cuisine is in actuality Pakistani or even Nepalese food, and to the neophyte you may not be able to discern the difference. Then we have another subset in the cuisine from Bangladesh.

Dating far in the past, the Bangladeshi cuisine emphasizes fish, vegetables and lentils served with rice. Because of differences in history and Bangladeshi geography, the cuisine is rich in regional variations. While having unique traits, Bangladeshi cuisine is closely related to that of surrounding Bengali and North-East Indian, with rice and fish traditional favorites. Continue reading

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Picasso’s Pizza and Grill

pic3by Steven Doyle

Picasso’s Pizza and Grill is this sweet neighborhood Italian eatery that now dots our Dallas landscape. You will find the original location (moved about a block to newer digs) in Lake Highlands, plus several more locations including North Dallas, Preston Hollow and very soon in Southlake.

The pizza and pastas are sturdy with rich red sauces, fresh ingredients and a large selection that would please nearly every hungry soul. On a recent visit we found a restaurateur that dines there several times a week. The regulars are fiercely loyal and for good cause. The prices are comfortable, the dining room is broken up into smaller manageable rooms as to give families their own space, and couples theirs. The bar is also nearly sealed off giving it its own cozy feel.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Chef Point’s Chicken and Waffles

chef pointeby Steven Doyle

You may have heard of the quirky little restaurant in Wautaga, Texas, Chef Point.  Chef Point offers a full scale menu inside the Wautaga Conoco station, including their award winning burger, a full complement of seafood and steaks with everything in between. Chef Point serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What really motivated us to drive out to visit the restaurant is the legendary chicken and waffles. And they were every bit as delicious as they were described to us by one of our readers who suggested we try this dish out.  Continue reading

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Lavendou Sonoma Wine Dinner July 25

lavendou2by Steven Doyle

Lavendou has long been our favorite French bistro in Dallas and for an excellent reason. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is pure charm and the owner is always handy with his outrageous accent with over-the-top service. And let us not forget the wine. Pascal Cayet currates and amazing wine list and loves to share with these killer wine dinners, often with the winemaker on premise to explain what the wines are seriously all about. Continue reading

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