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Brunch Notes: Mesero

mes1.jpgby Steven Doyle

It is time we make the rounds for brunch once again and there are so many options in Dallas which seems to be the brunch capital of our nation. We certainly take those long, leisurely hours sipping mimosas and bloody marys very serious in our city. It is a fine way to catch up with friends, shake of the revelry from the previous evening, and push the reset button from the previous week. Continue reading

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Laurel Tavern Burger Is The Object Of My Affection

LMPR_LaurelTavern_Interior-05by Steven Doyle

The story sounds familiar, a few guys who own a couple of restaurants in California visit Dallas and have such an amazing time one of them decides to move here and open an outpost. This was the case for one of the owners of the very new Laurel Tavern on Lowest Greenville Avenue, home to delicious burgers and interested apps and cocktails.

First, let’s get that burger out of the way. In the land of many, many, many burgers I  can personally testify it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the other, much less pick out a dozen best of the pack. In the case of Laurel Tavern they have succeeded what many have attempted in the past. In the words of Jules Winnfield, “This is a tasty burger”. And indeed it is one of my favorites now in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Orno Brings Life To Cedar Springs

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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

mus2.jpgphotos by Joey Stewart

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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