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Hunt For CFS: Lucky’s Cafe

home-img1.pngby Steven Doyle

Shuffling in and finding one of the few remaining seats at the bar, a popular spot for the regulars, you grab a menu and peruse knowing that you will order the chicken fried steak. But you scan the menu with the thought you may discover a new Texas favorite, but alas you do not. Nothing new has been invented in the past hundred years that might exceed the perfection of a slab of tasty beef pounded thick and hand breaded and deep fried. The craggy crisp layers are an exciting place for unctuous creamed gravy to lay rest in anticipation of your first bite. Continue reading

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Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse Celebrating 30+ Years

nates6.jpgby Steven Doyle

Nathan Peck, owner of Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Addison, opened his doors in 1988 after working in Houston haunts such as including Landry’s Seafood, Willie G’s and the Magnolia Bar and Grill. Known by many as Seafood Nate, this chef owner is of proud tradition and considers fare as authentic as we might find it in landlocked Dallas.

With a proud Cajun heritage, Nate offers great food at fair prices, and has even been known to say, “If It Ain’t Good, Don’t Pay… But Don’t Ask For Seconds!’”. Well, that may be just a sign at the restaurant, but it is words the chef lives by. It is likely that very few over the past 30-plus years have taken Nate up on this as Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse is pretty spectacular in its own right and has become somewhat a legend. Continue reading

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Dinner and Cocktails at Street’s Fine Chicken

streets that tea.jpgby Alex Gonzalez

Located on The Strip on Cedar Springs is Street’s Fine Chicken’s flagship location. Upon opening in 2016, Street’s has offered Dallas residents and visitors delicious comfort food and cocktails, all of which encompass true southern hospitality. This summer, Street’s has added new cocktails to their list of already extravagant beverages.

For those wanting something bubbly and fruity, the Dam Thing Gone Wild is a sweet blend of Cazadores Blanco Tequila, J.R American Champagne, watermelon, lemon, lime, orange, blackberry and mint. While the idea of tequila and champagne may sound a bit daunting, the sweet flavors of the fruit mask the strong taste of the alcohol. Continue reading

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Dakota’s to Re-Open Sept 13

Dakota’s Steakhouse  will reopen its doors on Monday, September 13. After closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic after 37 years, the iconic subterranean restaurant is reopening under new ownership and chef at the helm. In anticipation of the restaurant’s second debut, Dallasites can now reserve a table on OpenTable

Dakota’s Steakhouse, the storied underground staple of Downtown dining, is revived by Meredith McEneny, the new sole owner who assumed controlling interest in January 2021, and Chef Ji Kang.

Many Dallasites are familiar with the McEneny name due to her husband, Tim McEneny, a local restauranteur with years of hospitality experience under his belt. After 10 years of supporting her husband’s companies, McEneny is thrilled to channel her talents and expertise toward re-launch the historic restaurant.

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Malai Kitchen to Open Fourth Location in Preston Center this Fall

Malai Kitchen, a staple in the Dallas dining scene, will open a fourth location this Fall inside Preston Center Shopping Center at 6130 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225 (former Bartaco space).

Yasmin and Braden Wages, the husband-and-wife team who own and operate Malai Kitchen restaurants offer a modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Malai Kitchen is well known for its lively yet casually refined atmosphere which showcases creatively designed dishes inspired by traditional Southeast Asian cuisine.

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Adair’s Burger is Still Mighty and Meaty After All These Years

screenshot-20170415-181735by 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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