by Steven Doyle
We are in celebration mode this week as we seek out the very best Chicken Fried Steaks in the DFW area and around the state of Texas. It is research that is heartfelt, and I am sure our system is feeling all the fried beef we have consumed for the large list we will present last in the week as we pay homage to Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day.
Chicken-fried steak is a dish in which a cut of beef, usually thin and selected from the round, is breaded and fried. (Occasionally, some restaurants have also cooked a cut of pork.) The method of preparation is similar to that of fried chicken, which explains the name. The Texas staple is most often served with mashed potatoes and covered with cream gravy. Continue reading
This week, Deep Ellum welcomes its newest addition, Ebb & Flow. The gorgeously-designed restaurant is open now for dinner, with lunch service starting September 30 and brunch beginning October 5. It comes from Crafted Bar Concepts (Shell Shack, Sushi Marquee, Back9), and is the first venture from brothers Dallas Hale and Eric Bradford, along with his wife, Laura, and Whitney Barlow, co-owner of Bomb Factory, Canton Hall and Trees. While Hale was busy building a successful bar and restaurant portfolio, Bradford worked in the music scene for a decade, managing top-tier venues like the Bomb Factory and Trees. With Ebb & Flow, they have come together to provide the city with a new concept that blends their passions for good food, drinks and music into one fun-loving space. Continue reading
If you love Fair food, then you’re in luck. Fair concessionaires are serious about providing you with great-tasting, unique foods year after year. This year is no exception – the State Fair of Texas is proud to announce the newest creations to the food lineup! In addition to trying the finalists and winners of the 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards, fairgoers can also indulge in some of the competition’s semi-finalist dishes
Check out the list of the semi-finalist food items that can be found at this year’s State Fair of Texas, in addition to other new foods you just must try. For the full list of this year’s new foods and their locations, visit BigTex.com/New-Food. Continue reading
Dog Haus – the craft casual concept known for its gourmet all beef hot dogs, handcrafted sausages, humanely raised Black Angus beef burgers, one-of-a-kind fried chicken sandwich, and local craft beers on tap – will celebrate the grand opening of Texas’ second Dog Haus Biergarten location in Arlington on Aug. 3.
Located at 4000 Bagpiper Way, Ste. 110, in Arlington Highlands, this will be Franchisee Ron Ryan’s second Dog Haus Biergarten location. To commemorate its arrival, Dog Haus is inviting locals to swing by for a FREE Haus Dog on Saturday, Aug. 3. Continue reading
Voicebox, a private suite karaoke experience founded in Portland, Oregon, is heading east and will open its fifth location this fall in Fort Worth, Texas. The new location will open this fall in Crockett Row at West 7th, a vibrant destination to eat, drink, shop and explore in the heart of the Cultural District in Fort Worth. Voicebox is a decade-old Portland-based specialty entertainment venue featuring a relaxed, personal environment for guests to enjoy the company of friends as they mingle and sing along to their favorite tunes. The new 3,900-square-foot karaoke lounge in Crockett Row will feature eight private karaoke suites with seating for more than 100 guests in the suites, along with an open public lounge area. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
In the land of buffets we tend to stay clear, but there is one super hot spot you will wish to sample everything – and in abundance. BBQ can be difficult to monitor unless you have a steady stream of guests filing through, often waiting for the next slice of brisket to fall of onto the line, or a rack of ribs to be hacked into submission. North Main Barbecue stays very busy and for good reason, they have decent BBQ. Continue reading