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Parigi Still Fresh and Delicious

IMG_9860 (1)by Steven Doyle

One of the best kept not-so-secrets in the Dallas restaurant world is that marvelous long-time Dallas neighborhood restaurant located on Oak Lawn, Parigi. Owned by chef Janice Provost who worked at the restaurant early in her chef career as a culinary student, and just a few years later she ended up with the keys to the door. Travel years into the future and you will see how Provost continues to curate the bistro by offering the community local farm fresh ingredients with a continually revolver door of a menu that reflects the season.   Continue reading

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Uchi Expanding to Denver

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Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group based in Austin, Texas, announced today the location of its seventh restaurant in Denver, CO. Owner and Executive Chef Tyson Cole’s Uchi Denver, located at 2501 Lawrence Street, will mark the first time the group has opened a restaurant outside of Texas.  Hai Hospitality’s current restaurants include Uchi Austin, Uchi Dallas, Uchi Houston, Uchiko, Top Knot; and Loro, which will open later this year in Austin.   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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IdleRye Opening in Deep Ellum

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IdleRye, a modern American restaurant with a focus on global influences, will open in spring at 2826 Elm Street in Deep Ellum. The concept comes from restaurant group Smoke & Mortar, which is led by Bruce Wills, Daniel Wills and Ray Skradzinski, owners of The Table in Flower Mound, and Tim Porter, CFO.

IdleRye’s cuisine will pull from each of the owners’ backgrounds –– Skradzinski’s Polish roots and the Wills brothers’ Louisiana upbringing –– to create rich, colorful dishes with a global flair. A variety of fresh, seasonal dishes will be offered, with a focus on small bites and housemade pastas and sausages. The menu will include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, sides and desserts. Brunch and late night menus will also be available. IdleRye’s drink menu will feature craft cocktails inspired by the prohibition era, wine by the glass or bottle and beer on tap.   Continue reading

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Take Flight to El Tesoro del Inca

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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

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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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