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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Perle at Stoneleigh Opens With Great History

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When it opened in 1923 as The Stoneleigh Court Hotel, it was a first-of-its-kind building that marked a very intriguing time in the history of Dallas itself, foreshadowing a century of legendary stories, celebrity visits, and a tradition of elegance and luxury that would become the trademark of Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh. Today, 95 years later, every bit of Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh’s storied past is carefully considered and showcased through the renovation of this historical landmark by acclaimed Studio 11 Design. The result is a reimagined restaurant featuring inspired French cuisine, refreshed gathering spaces, and a restoration of the landmark 11th and 12th floors, fondly known as The Penthouse, all boasting Le Méridien’s distinct mid-century modern approach to design and ‘Destination Unlocked’ positioning. Continue reading

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Seafood Shack For Lent

seafood-shack1by Steven Doyle

I am not Catholic or Lutheran so I do not fully grasp the whole Lent concept. I know from an outsider’s point of view that there is some fasting and penance going on, so that would pretty much leave me out of that whole business. There is also  something called Joyous Saturday, but aren’t all Saturdays joyous? Mine certainly are.

Then we have all these pre-Lenten activities which is an opportunity for excess. This makes the whole season seem much more appetizing for those of us on the outside of things. Mardi Gras could create converts, to be sure.

Catholics over the age of 14 are required to abstain from meat and from food made with meat. With that, this is the busiest time of year for our local fishmongers.    Continue reading

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