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Nazca Is A South American Dining Wonder

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There was a bit of fervor in the office when we heard there was a second Nazca Kitchen in Dallas. The new location in Uptown is a much larger and fanciful version of its original on Walnut Hill and 75.

South American cuisine can mean so much, especially with its European influences. This allows for a broad and interesting menu. The beautiful interior was designed by  Hatsumi Kuzuu who also designed FT33. Continue reading

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Ten50 BBQ Smoking on Three Years

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Ten50 BBQ in Richardson is about to celebrate three years of smoke later this summer after already going through a series of makeovers, most notably the bar which is in sprite condition with its long row of stools ready to BBQ and beer its guests.

General BBQ wisdom sets sites on the pork ribs at Ten50, where they serve tender St Louis style which carries more meat-to-bone ratio than say baby backs, but with the same luster and bite. Hickory is the wood of choice, but we did spot a stack of post oak which is known for its long burning flavorful hard smoke.  Continue reading

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Best Dallas Banh Mi Finds

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The banh mi has become more popular in the past few years in Dallas. You see them on menus fused, and sometimes dazed and confused. The sandwich is a by-product of the French occupation of Vietnam, and starts with a wonderful baguette that displays an ever so crisp exterior, and a more inviting soft center. As for fillings, we often think grilled pork, and what a wondefful selection that can be. However, in Vietnam you might find a more interesting and broader choice of meats including Vietnamese sausage, roasted pork, spreadable pork liver pâté, grilled chicken, chicken floss, sardines in tomato sauce, soft pork meatballs in tomato sauce, head cheese, fried eggs, and tofu.

To top your sandwich, you might select fresh or pickled vegetables such as cucumber slices, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon in shredded form. Common condiments include sriracha, sliced chilies, mayonnaise, and even cheese. Continue reading

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Review: Prohibition Chicken

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A visit to the very new Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville brought some smiles this past week. This new restaurant serves up a deliciously conceived yard bird in a host of fashions including a nicely roasted version that has been pecan smoked to an inviting dark patina, another that is smoked then fried, yet another simply fried, and then one more that is hot chili fried which has been given a jalapeno ranch dusting. All uniquely devised with a double dipped coating that leaves for a large bite packed with flavor.

But Prohibition Chicken is not necessarily about the bird, there is so much more going on in these walls. When I visited there was talk of a speakeasy, which I am always highly suspicious of when I hear that term. We do have a few legitimate versions in the DFW area, but then we have another slew of these speakeasy’s which are merely backroom bars located down a hallway, hardly qualifying as a spakeasy. I was pleased to see Prohibition did their homework and came up with a whimsical entry via an old phone booth ala Please Don’t Tell (PDT) in New York which requires a waltz through a run down hot doggery. What we find inside Prohibition’s speakeasy, once we dialed in the correct number on the antique telephone (this may eliminate some millennials which have never actually dialed a phone), we were able to enter into the Wonka of cocktail lounges.

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A Few Of Our Favorite Noodles In Dallas

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We wanted to bring some unusual noodles to your attention this week and had a difficult time narrowing down some of our most favorites. We may actually do this several times in coming months because there are so many we wish to share with our readers.

This is populated with mostly Asian dishes from hot spots around Dallas that we wanted you to be aware of. We think you will agree they are all worthy of checking out sometime soon.  Continue reading

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Dallas Chop House Aging Well

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Opening in 2010, the Dallas Chop House patio and restaurant have been a wonderful catalyst for growth and revitalization, bringing fresh and continued exciting energy to the street level at St. Paul and Main.

The wall of cedar in the restaurant features branding of local civic, business and community charitable leadership who have enjoyed special events at Dallas Chop House.    Continue reading

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First Look: Stellar

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From the creative mind of Jeremiah Miranda, who is a night club man operating Austin’s 6th St Trophy Club, Uptown Trophy Room in Dallas, Trophy Ranch in Forth Worth and Wholesome Grub in Plano (and more), comes the latest on Henderson. This time the concept is all restaurant with the Henderson requisite kick butt bar. Enter Stellar.

Located at 2810 N. Henderson Ave., in the space previously occupied by Vickery Park, Stellar features mid-century modern décor with indoor and outdoor tables, American Cuisine, a cocktail bar and a fun dog-friendly patio.  Continue reading

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