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Salum Begins New Winter Menu Today

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With Winter fast approaching Chef Abraham Salum rolls out his December menu full of bold flavor, inspired by his travels around the world. Guests will enjoy classic dishes re-inspired with flavors of the winter season, such as Pan Seared Scallops with purple cabbage and bacon sauté and Home Made Pumpkin Ravioli with sautéed shrimp and sage brown butter.

With the new menu available throughout the month of December, Salum is the perfect spot to enjoy dining well with family and friends this holiday season.   Continue reading

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Lower Greenville Restaurant C’Viche Closes Tonight

29_2015_01_Cviche-691by Steven Doyle

Reporting about a restaurant closure is never exciting news, and this little Dallas gem is particularly difficult since it has proven to be an enjoyable spot for tacos and margaritas. However, as of the end of the day C’Viche on Lower Greenville will shutter.   Continue reading

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STIRRing Up The Love In Deep Ellum

stirrby Steven Doyle

Deep Ellum is fast becoming a hotbed of  culinary fashion with the advent of new openings that seem to be increasing in speed. The latest opening that gives us cause for a bit of reverie is STIRR located on Main in the space formerly known as Club Clearview. 

Cheffed by Chad Bowden, who made a transition from Culpepper in Rockwall, fits into this concept which implements fire as a component in his cookery. There are some familiar flavors that many in Dallas have never sampled but was part of his arsenal in Rockwall. Having Bowden on this side of the bridge is as welcome as plum pudding on a Christmas morning. For those that have never met chef Bowden, you are in for a playful treat.    Continue reading

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Chef AQ On Her Favorite Sandwich

aqby Steven Doyle

Today is National Sandwich Day, and we will be exploring the breaded wonder all day. We begin with a chat with one of our favorite chefs, Anastacia Quinones (Chef AQ) who is currently running the kitchen at Oddfellows in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District.

Chef AQ was quick to answer our call as to which sandwich was her favorite to celebrate this auspicious day:  Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Pumpkins in Dallas and 10 Places to Find Them

pumpkinby Steven Doyle

We as Americans have an odd relationship with the pumpkin. Sure, we stock up on the squash to ornate during the Halloween season (which according to retailers begins in August), and adorn our tables as centerpieces with them during the eventide of Thanksgiving, but as far as a true dining offering we fall short.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Lump Crab Fritters at Stock and Barrel

DSC07077by Steven Doyle

In the world of appetizers it takes quite a bit to excite me. Beyond the typical fare you might see on the top side of the menu such as calamari, deviled eggs and a plethora of hackneyed charcuterie plates, I am always happy to set sites on a fantastic bit of foie torchon after having actually attempted to create my own in the past. I can appreciate the labor intensive subtleties of a great torchon and will go out of my way to order one when spotted.

That said, it is difficult to find an exemplary set of appetizers on a menu. This is not a blanket indictment of every menu found in Dallas, just a slight generalization. You see, it is often times I am not in for a full meal deal, but rather a glass of beer or wine and a few starters while perched at a restaurant’s bar. So you can imagine my happiness when I first gazed upon Jon Stevens’ menu at Stock and Barrel in the Bishop Arts District for the first time. There was a bit of elation, actually.  Continue reading

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Book Report: Chop Suey, USA

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Before fast food and home delivery, there was chop suey and red leather booths. American Chinese food was a precursor to ubiquitous chain restaurants, democratizing the once-exclusive dining-out experience for working-class whites, African Americans and Jews.

The influence of Chinese cuisine throughout the 20th century and beyond is told in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America, by UC Irvine history professor Yong Chen. The new book opens with a question: Why is Chinese food so popular in the United States?   Continue reading

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