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FnG Hosts a Wine Dinner and a “Communal Gathering” Jan 20th

dsc01375by Jennifer Thomas

Our favorite restaurant in Keller is by far FnG Eats, owned by chef Bob Stephenson. The menu is varied and caters well to the community, and is fun and imaginative. Take a visit and you will soon experience the same. Today we learned that chefs Carlos Arevalo & Bob Stephenson are hosting a wine dinner and “communal gathering” January 20th at 7pm. And may this be the first time I say or write 2016. Priced at a bargain rate of $55, you will want to be part of this event. Call 817.741.5200 to reserve.

Our editor wrote a first look on this restaurant when they opened in  2012, check that out here to learn more about the restaurant. When you are there you may ask Bob to do a poetry slam just for fun. He is quite good at this.

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India Palace Enjoys an Upgrade of Decor and Flavors

lamb1by Steven Doyle

Serving Dallas since 1985, India Palace has been a mainstay for freshly prepared Indian cuisine. The dishes offered at India Palace are a combination of subtle tastes with flavors as varied as India’s climate and as exotic as India’s people. Fragrant, zesty, and warm spices India are delicately blended. Fresh and natural ingredients are used and the menu includes many gluten-free and vegan selections.

The restaurant has recently undergone a spiffy upgrade in decor as well as the menu. On our most recent visit we enjoyed the freshly updated dining which is as bright as some of the new offerings. We tackled a good portion of the menu including a variety of kabobs and a sampling of flavored naans which included the Palace Naan infused with raisins and nuts, an eye opening Habanero Naan stuffed with onions and spices, and Keema which has lamb. We absolutely loved the variety of Parathas, a buttery whole wheat bread.   Continue reading

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Review: Five Creeks Tavern

20151203_190614by Steven Doyle

Five Creeks Tavern in Highland Park Village is located in a space which has had past identity troubles. Those troubles seem to have magically vanished in light of this new Italian hot spot that caters evenly to local families and  single adults alike. The menu is decidedly red checkered table cloth Italian replete with one of the better examples of VPN Neapolitan pizza made in an imported wood burning oven, a slew of pasta dishes where guests can easily mix and match sauces and pasta varieties.   Continue reading

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Shuttered: Sfuzzi Dallas and Le Taco

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Sfuzzi in Uptown and Le Taco are both closed.

Sfuzzi seemed to have a difficult time reinventing itself and blew through a handful of chefs quickly, including Avner Samuels. Le Taco, which was once Scotch and Sausage, also had an identity crisis. Oddly enough  Scotch and Sausage was a fantastic concept and put out a great product, as did Le Taco.  No doubt it was a matter of finding its audience that took down the taco restaurant.  Continue reading

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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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Eclair Bistro on Historic McKinney Square is a True Gem

Chef_Aaron_Thomas-eclair_bistroby Steven Doyle

First opened in the Cedar Hill area for about five years, French inspired Eclair Bistro moved just off the square in McKinney about six months ago. The restaurant owned by chef Aaron Thomas and his family are excited to be in the area, and are now closer to their family. The new location also gives chef Thomas a fresh perspective on his cooking, and enjoys a new audience for his special brand of plating.

“This is a family run business, and my mother, who is retired, is helping in the kitchen. She is a pitbull of sorts, but does a tremendous job helping with the pastries and such” said Thomas.   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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