by Steven Doyle
Dallas is steep up in plenty of steakhouses and barbecue joints and that what might endear most of us to this city. Even our vegan friends make pretend kabobs and chicken fried steaks because that is a thing.
Today we offer many meaty ideas for your beef bucket list. Playgrounds for adults to chew cow and even a pig or two. If you have a favorite meat haven feel free to chime in below in the comment section. We only wish we had a free grill to add to this meat pile. Continue reading
From chili and nachos to fajitas and enchiladas, Tex-Mex could be called the ultimate comfort food. Despite its enormous popularity all over the United States, it’s an understatement to say that Tex-Mex has struggled to get respect as a regional cuisine in its own right, rather than a lower-quality, corrupted version of traditional Mexican food. But with deep roots in both Spanish and Native American culture, the history of Tex-Mex cuisine—and the stories behind some of its most famous dishes—is worth another look.
Native Americans lived in the area that is now Texas for thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived in the early 1500s. For more than 300 years after that, Texas (like Mexico) was part of the Spanish colony known as New Spain, and Texas and Mexico remained linked after 1821, when the latter separated itself from Spain. Texas, of course, won its own independence 15 years later, and became part of the United States in 1845. Throughout this complicated history, and in the years since, a number of cultures—and culinary traditions—have been inextricably combined to produce what is known as Tex-Mex cuisine today. Continue reading
photos by Brad Murano
In one of the major culinary happenings of 2017, Dallas chef/owner Stephen Rogers and his wife Allison Yoder (of Gemma fame) will debut their second restaurant Sachet on Wednesday, September 20 at the Shops of Highland Park on Oak Lawn Avenue.
French for “a small bag of herbs and spices,” Sachet will be a fun, warm and inviting restaurant with a fresh, light menu that’s inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean coast, drawing from a broad array of countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Tunisia, and Morocco. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Each week we beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.
To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle carnita tamale
Wild Salsa now has three locations in the DFW area including the original downtown Dallas, Fairview, and the latest located at 300 Throckmorton in Fort Worth. This is good news for those looking for seriously good Mexican cuisine including their crazy good tacos, a tamale that will bring tears to any grown aficionado and over 100 tequilas to raise your spirits.
Our most recent visit was to the downtown Dallas location which is located at 1800 Main Street across from their sister restaurant Dallas Chop House. There we found Chef Katie who we soon discovered is not only a fantastic savory chef, but has extreme skills in the pastry department which is unusual as most chefs choose a path and excel at it. In Katie’s case she just excels.
Wild Salsa has these fresh flavors and authentic takes on Mexican not found at your local Tex Mex haunt, these dishes are serious. Look at the al pastor tacos, or perhaps the redfish sizzled ala plancha. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
While tacos may be found on nearly every corner of Dallas, we find the very delicious trompo taco draw out an extra bit of excitement on our palate. The trompo elicits joy for the way they are prepared, on a vertical spit with layers of deeply marinated pork often topped with a large, ripe pineapple that oozes its goodness across the meat crisply draped in rotation. A memorizing version of the popular Al Pastor. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Most probably do not consider department store dining to be all that exceptional, when in fact we have several hot restaurants tucked away in the back of some of our finer purveyors for skirts and shoes. We have written about Neiman’s Zodiac more than a few times and they have been treating Dallasites to delicious fare for over 62 years.
Located in NorthPark Center at Nordstrom find a hot little gem called Bazille, which otherwise is known as the grill. There you will find delicious sandwiches, soups, pizzas, roasted fish, steaks and hearty pasta dishes. There are also delicate spa foods to be found for those with lighter appetites. Continue reading