Care to dive into some terrific pizza while enjoying a nice craft beer? Yea, me too. Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer and Dallas’ own Four Corners Brewing host a five-course, beer-paired dinner on Monday, February 13 beginning at 6pm. Courses are: Continue reading
by Judy Chamberlain
All sushi is not created equal. Just compare what you get at Nobu, Tei An, Tei Tei Robata and the like with the standard fare one nearly always encounters in lesser-priced surroundings. And that revelation isn’t limited to suburban outposts of “hip” chains flourishing with the common goal of serving Grade C sushi at Grade B prices.
While Grade B is a good thing when it comes to unfiltered maple syrup, it’s not going to cut the wasabi with a real sushi snob, nor is Grade C. One will find plenty of both out there. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
After four successful years of serving modern Southeast Asian cuisine in Uptown, Malai Kitchen owners Braden and Yasmin Wages are expanding to include a second location in Southlake’s Park Village, a premium shopping destination with a neighborhood atmosphere and a modern mix of restaurants and retailers. Continue reading
Central Market is hosting it’s annual chocolate festival from February 4th – 17th. There will be chocolate classes, demos, and plenty of sampling at the main event — the Chocolate Crawl — on the evening of Friday, February 6th which takes place at all the Central Market store. But the part we like best is meeting the chocolatiers and chocolate makers that Central Market brings in town to sample their chocolates. This year brings the men behind Dick Taylor Chocolate to the Southlake store on Saturday February 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and to the Lovers Lane store on Sunday February 8th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
You know it is Hatch Chile Season when you smell fresh roasted peppers everywhere, and it drives you to the nearest grocery to nab a few pounds. Some to cook with now, more to freeze for those barren chile months in the dead of winter. These special peppers grown in New Mexico are Anaheim’s all grown up. They benefit from the soil and sun only spied upon in the New Mexican heat, and this season they have a bounty.
One event you may not want to miss in Southlake uses the chile as its main ingredient. Central Market has called upon several local chefs to compete Iron Chef-style in a battle to out-spice the competition. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last night we made the trek to check out Patrizio Osteria in Southlake. The new location borderlines over-the-top in appointment and definitely pulls off the new menu in high fashion. We spotted a familiar face on the management team and were pleased to see Bob’s Steak and Chop alumnus Ken Kuczwaj making his way around the room. We also spotted one of the new owners, Oscar Renda, who knows plenty about Italian food and the way it should be presented.
The menu may look familiar to anyone who has patronized Patrizio in the past. This is the Americanized Italian cuisine that has people flocking to the various restaurants dotted across the Metroplex. Most of these dishes appeal to the average American palate that haven’t sampled true Italian food. But the true star to the new version of the concept lies in the Osteria menu. These are your house-made pastas laden with ingredients from Italy, slow cooked pork shank, fresh fish selections and a beautiful variety of buffala buratta. Continue reading
by Robyn Folmar
On only the second day of operations the new Bonefish Grill in Southlake was packed. This is the first Bonefish Grill to open in DFW and just the third in Texas, with the others located down south in Houston. Started by two Florida fishing buddies in 2000, the chain has grown to have more than 150 restaurants throughout the United States. The restaurant focuses on fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, but there are plenty of non-seafood items to complete the menu. Continue reading