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Take Flight to El Tesoro del Inca

by Steven Doyle

Peru is the epicenter for much that we enjoy today. The simple potato has its origins to the Andes and nearly every potato found worldwide can be traced back to Peru. The humble peanut made its way to Africa via the Spaniards, and vast variety of corn stems from the region. One variety of corn is an inedible purple kernel that the natives to Peru make into a sweet drink called chicha morada which can be found at a local restaurant, El Tesoro del Inca.

We stopped into El Tesoro recently after being tipped off to its whereabouts. It sounds so secretive, but when you check the restaurant out you will see what we mean. It is a bit hidden in a small shopping center off Beltline in Irving. If you are not paying much attention you will miss the spot altogether.       Continue reading

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Languid Brunch at Next Door in Uptown

next-door1by Steven Doyle

Located in what was previously the space for Pozo and Three Sheets, Next Door offers a unique experience both in dining and the latest party experience in Uptown Dallas. So you may enjoy the latest hot spot for bottle service in the upstairs party lounge,  then merely a few hours later be hitting a splendid and imaginative brunch. And in Dallas we take our brunch just as serious as some do their bottle service.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: The Chicken Fried Steak at V-Eats

dsc00372by Steven Doyle

Troy Gardner is a clever man. You may remember chef Troy from his hotdoggin’ days when he owned Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Oak Lawn. Then he was putting out a terrific product, both for the omnivores as well as the vegans alike. Today he is running the helm at V-Eats Modern Vegan in Trinity Groves, a cozy little hot spot that is thriving selling only vegan dishes to pretty much anyone who loves food.   Continue reading

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Santa Rosa For A Pupusa And Plantain Fix

by Steven Doyle

Sometimes you need to satisfy your inner-Salvadoran by checking out on of the few restaurants in Dallas that serve the South American cuisine. This week we went to Santa Rosa on Walnut Hill, next to one of our favorite dive bars, A Step Up Lounge.

Santa Rosa is a fairly large restaurant in a decaying North Dallas strip center, and they serve mainly Salvadoran food with a few exceptions of fajitas and several Tex Mex items to appease the gringos. This means you will find pupusas, fried plantain, banana leaf wrapped chicken tamales and the best black beans in the area.      Continue reading

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Resto Gastro Bistro Closing

DSC07975by Steven Doyle

We received word yesterday that there is yet another fall-out in the restaurant industry, this time in Trinity Groves.

We have written many times about one of our favorites located just across the Hunt-Hill bridge in west Dallas, Resto Gastro Bistro. Cheffed and owned by DJ Quintanilla, he sent word that they were indeed closing. Here is that missive:   Continue reading

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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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