Monarch, the highly anticipated wood-fired, modern Italian restaurant led by two-time Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant has been open for two weeks and is already the hardest reservation to score in town. We were lucky enough to grab one at their opening hour of five o’clock, and here’s our first look.
Open kitchen with wood fired hearth. Diners in the north dining room are in full view of the action.
Years before Bob’s Steak and Chop Housewent location happy, we asked Bob what was up with the carrot. There was no crazy revelation, it dated back to his childhood where his mother made a version of this glazed carrot. Bob also mentioned it made sense, would you rather be a bone-in ribeye garnished with kale or some other green inedible, or a massive phallus-sized sweet carrot? Continue reading →
Probably not a week goes by that a reader asks where to find a good haunch of beef. We invariably tell them one of the many steakhouses across the Dallas skyline depending on where they live. We love Nick and Sam’s. It could be that they pass out caviar like it was candy, and sincerely… isn’t it? We also love Pappas Brothers in all their wine goodness.
Knife has some awesome steak values $25 and under. Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House also is a staff favorite, and we love the cigar room. Plus you get Richard Chamberlain, and that always makes for fun evening. We have frequented SER more times than we care to admit (OK, at least 25 times). Continue reading →
Dallas is steep up in plenty of steakhouses and barbecue joints and that what might endear most of us to this city. Even our vegan friends make pretend kabobs and chicken fried steaks because that is a thing.
Today we offer many meaty ideas for your beef bucket list. Playgrounds for adults to chew cow and even a pig or two. If you have a favorite meat haven feel free to chime in below in the comment section. We only wish we had a free grill to add to this meat pile. Continue reading →
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 →
It doesn’t seem like Christmas without a visit to The Capital Grille. They are decked out for the holidays with their own brand of extra fantastic service, over-the-top plates of beef served just about any way you could imagine, and the requisite seafood displayed in a way that will make you gasp with delight and fulfilled expectations.
Our recent visit was as expected. In the bar were several parties unwrapping and laughing, in the atrium families waiting for tables and throughout the dining room happy guests were in full-on celebration mode. It is Christmas, indeed. Continue reading →