The weather forecast calls for the possibility of freezing rain in North Texas. Time to hunker down to a fine bowl of soup, either at home, or out and about for the brave. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Tortilla Soup simply screams Dallas, and the king of the Tortilla Soup is none other than Dean Fearing who picked up the task while serving as Mess Sergeant at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. We have witnessed the making of this soup, and let’s just say it is far easier to mosey into the Ritz-Carlton than actually produce the soup yourself. However, if you wish to attempt the recipe, we list it at the bottom of this article.
With its green turf, lawn games, delicious menu and shipping container bars, ArtPark was a favorite hangout during the sun-dappled days of summer and fall. But it’s also the best place to be all winter long. That’s because ArtPark has outfitted its beer garden with heaters to keep you cozy even on the coldest days, as well as three outdoor fire pits. Gather round one of the large fires and pretend you’re camping—but with a full menu, a bar, clean bathrooms and blankets available for purchase. So, it’s more like “glamping.”
Back by popular demand, local singer/songwriter Mike Randall takes centerstage at Lochland’s Food and Spiritson December 11 at 1pm for a Honky Tonk Holiday Brunch. Featuring love songs, heart break songs and drinking songs from his recently released album Bakersfield, TX, as well as a few holiday tunes sprinkled in, seating is first come, first served.
Waterproof, the rooftop lounge at the iconic Statler, offers expansive, breathtaking views of downtown Dallas. But when the temperatures drop, you just might be able to see that breath. That’s why the lounge is offering a sky-high escape where guests can stay nice and cozy this winter. For the third year in a row, Waterproof is offering a Winterproof Wonderland with the chance to celebrate in “Snow Clouds” for your party of two to eight to celebrate the season in style. The Winterproof celebration begins this year on Dec. 1, when guests can first experience this ski lodge themed magic.
There can be nothing more satisfying than a warmed plate of Chicken Fried Steak and buttery mashed potatoes smothered in peppery creamed gravy and a side of crisp green beans.
Chicken Fried Steak has become so popular that it is now served in many fine dining establishments across the nation using exotic meats such as antelope and elk. The flattened meat, usually a cheaper cut, is tenderized and given a floury egg bath and fried in a cast iron skillet or deep fried giving the cut a flavorful crisped crust with craggy peeks and valleys of crunchy, meaty goodness that captures the aforementioned gravy giving the dish an element of comfort.