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
by 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
by John Tesar
A pan sauce can’t be made completely ahead of time; it requires the cooking of the meat itself to provide the integral flavoring. It’s a classic fundamental technique, though, that should be in every home cook’s arsenal. At Knife, we make the pan sauce from France (poivre is French for “pepper”)—but you can use the technique with shallots, garlic, mustard, cognac, or whatever you want. Continue reading
Located in Deep Ellum’s historic Boyd Hotel, LOCAL shines bright offering Dallas diners Chef/Owner Tracy Miller’s modern American cuisine for the past 15 years. Opening its doors in February 2003, the restaurant has become known for its culinary approach that embraces a menu welcoming the simplest, most honest ingredients available. In honor of LOCAL’s 15-year anniversary, Tracy is celebrating with a month full of special anniversary offerings, and a way to give back to those in need.
Guests dining at LOCAL in the month of February can toast to the restaurant’s decade and a half of success with a complimentary champagne cocktail, available to anyone who dines at LOCAL between February 1st and February 28th. Continue reading
Guests of Al Biernat’s North have undoubtedly admired the breathtaking black and white photo of a lion on the prowl showcased above the new restaurant’s hostess stand.
This iconic photo was shot by David Yarrow, one of the most recognized photographers in the world. Yarrow’s evocative and immersive photography of life on Earth is most distinctive and it has earned him an ever-growing following amongst art collectors. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We as Americans have an odd relationship with the pumpkin. Sure, we stock up on the squash as decor 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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Dallasites can stop by for a pie and pint at the Arizona-based concept’s third national location when it opens in Deep Ellum on Thursday, October 12. Developed by Evening Entertainment Group (EEG), led by Diane and Les Corieri, Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden will showcase contemporary Italian fare, including the brand’s signature pizzas and extensive local craft beer selection, in a high-energy setting.
Whether grabbing lunch or viewing the big game, the dynamic, open-air concept, located at 505 N. Good Latimer Expy is set to bring something fresh – both in menu and design – to the district. Continue reading