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Orno Brings Life To Cedar Springs

DSC03231by Steven Doyle

Once every so often, the stars align and the food gods shine upon us and we discover a beautiful little restaurant in an oasis all to its own where the wine pours magnificently, the cocktails are superb and the food will make your heart skip a bit with passion. Orno on Cedar Springs seems to be one of these restaurants.

Located in the Gayborhood which is oddly filled with burger options, sans the marvelous Peasant Pizzeria which just opened months ago. The finer dining options seem to have crept away from an area which should be an obvious choice for those with discriminating tastes.  Orno does fit this bill. It is not a place to shoot bad whiskey, but instead a slice of another place in another land.  Continue reading

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Chop House Burger Curled Our Toes

chop5.jpgby Steven Doyle

Leading the pack of downtown burgers is none other than Chop House Burger with its beautiful glossy brioche bun, juicy medium cooked beef patty and the freshest vegetation for an absolute win. This is what a burger should look and taste like.

A burger that is far too massive loses its appeal quickly with a sloppy slide of mess, but the Chop House burger is perfectly sized to give a large bite yet remain neat and tidy. That bun is made locally from Constantine’s and the beef is am wallop of black angus for perfect quality control. Hard to miss when you begin with great ingredients.  Continue reading

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Ziziki’s Serving Romance Since 1994

ziziki4by Steven Doyle

Since 1994 Ziziki’s located on Travis has been a suitor for romantic evenings, fine wines and delicious Mediterranean food. It has been cause for affection on first dates then and continues its tradition with cozy tables set in dim lights and subtle service.

Plates filled with Greek favorites entice couples in a space carved out with soft, breezy music languidly filling the crisp Spring air on the patio. Lovely plates of artichoke hummus and a spicy hipiti entice. Panko crusted goat cheese disks lay smiles on faces seen from across its room. Keftedes, Greek lamb meatballs served with a plum tomato sauce, raise a symphony of tidings, and guests are pleased.   Continue reading

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Review: Peasant Pizzeria

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After several visits to Peasant Pizzeria I now have a new favorite pie in Dallas.

And it is not just the pizza but most items found on the short menu including one of the daily specials. Consider Tuesday where they offer Fennel Crusted Sea Scallops or Thursday where you will find an enormous Veal Chop Milanese. Continue reading

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Musume Brings World Class Sushi to Dallas Arts District

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Musumé opened in the Dallas’ Arts District late January, bringing sushi, Asian fusion and the largest  selection of sake in Texas.

Named for the Japanese word for “daughter,” Musumé comes from creator Josh Babb and partner Sean Clavir, whose Rock Libations restaurant group owns Shooters in Victory Park, Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville, and Chop Shop in Carrollton and Roanoke. Continue reading

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Relleno Night at Mia’s

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Dallas has this rich Tex Mex history with various threads of families woven throughout a whole  host of restaurants, some dating back over 100 years. The Rodriguez family is certainly one of the most successful and include Mico Rodriguez’ ultra famous Micocina and more recently Mr Mesero and Mesero (although similar in name, both unique), and his mother’s very famous Mia’s on Lemmon to name a few. Continue reading

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Adair’s Burger is Still Mighty and Meaty After 55 Years

adair4.jpgby Steven Doyle

Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti.    Continue reading

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