Hudson House, the first full service restaurant by Hunter Pond, founder of East Hampton Sandwich Co, along with partners Kyle Brooks, Wes Freeman, Hank Keller and Justin Hollis, is now open daily for happy hour and dinner. Located in the Park Cities area of Dallas at 4448 Lovers Lane, the East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant serves an all-American menu along with a raw bar specializing in East Coast oysters and classic cocktails. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.
To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at email@example.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We recently wrote about Next Door and have enjoyed several excellent meals at the Uptown restaurant including a seriously good brunch. Sadly, we hear today that they will be closing their doors next week and not due to much of anything except a ruling by the Dallas Fire Marshall.
Next Door is a cute restaurant that serves some kicked up food with unique twists, such as their now famed exploding hot cheesy bun burger. Everyone enjoyed this, we enjoyed this. But the real cash cow for this restaurant was in the nightclub upstairs called the Key Club. After an inspection recently the Fire Marshall determined that a new fire system would need to be installed which involved digging to a line across McKinney Avenue. This eventually proved impossible and so goes the baby, bath water, jobs and whatever else lays in the path of this closure. Continue reading
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
Corrientes 348, an Argentinian steakhouse launching its first location in the United States, will open for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, June 20 in Downtown Dallas. This upscale 10,000 square foot steakhouse rooted in rich South American culture, is bringing yet another refined dining experience to 1807 Ross Avenue (formerly occupied by Stephan Pyles).
The a la carte menu is shared or family-style dining with an emphasis on high quality cuts of meat, sides and carefully selected wines. Classic Argentinean dishes are prepared with superior ingredients and signature meats, all of them prime cuts from the most prestigious sources and producers. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
From the creative mind of Jeremiah Miranda, who is a night club man operating Austin’s 6th St Trophy Club, Uptown Trophy Room in Dallas, Trophy Ranch in Forth Worth and Wholesome Grub in Plano (and more), comes the latest on Henderson. This time the concept is all restaurant with the Henderson requisite kick butt bar. Enter Stellar.
Located at 2810 N. Henderson Ave., in the space previously occupied by Vickery Park, Stellar features mid-century modern décor with indoor and outdoor tables, American Cuisine, a cocktail bar and a fun dog-friendly patio. Continue reading
by 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