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Sixty Vines Introduces New Winter Inspired Menu

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Sixty Vines, known for seasonal, Napa inspired cuisine, has added new menu items just in time for cooler weather. The new additions include shared plates, entrees and a dessert. Continue reading

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Hunt For CFS: Lucky’s Cafe

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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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Gravy Up at Jonathon’s

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Separated by a small stretch of road Jonathon and Christine Erdeljac have set up their gravy kingdom in Oak Cliff where they reign as King and Queen of Gravy. Not a bad title if indeed you plan on selling plates of chicken fried steak and giant biscuits. And they do sell enough of these comforting dishes at both of their restaurants, Jonathon’s and Jonathon’s Diner. Continue reading

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The Delicious History Of TexMex (And Where To Find It In Dallas)

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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

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Wingfield’s Burger Mecca

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The most common question I am asked is which is the best burger in Dallas. I have a love-hate relationship with this question as the answer is in constant flux. It is either the last burger I had, or the next one. But in all honesty, there are about a dozen great burgers in Dallas that I would crave. Actually, the list is broader if you account for all the great chef-driven burgers which, to me, is difficult to compare to a burger only joint. The burgermeister deserves his own list, his own hall of fame, his own glory.  Continue reading

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Tillman’s Stands the Test of Time *Contest

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In the beginning, there was Tillman’s Corner.

This was in the era B.C. — before cool — when roosters still roamed the un-gentrified land of Oak Cliff without fear of city code inspectors or the heedless, speeding wheels of a yuppie’s Trek. Continue reading

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Tillman’s Bishop Arts Launches Fresh Menu

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Every neighborhood needs a warm, inviting local hangout where you can find comforting classics alongside elevated cuisine. And at Tillman’s Bishop Arts, that means everything from Chicken Fried Steak to S’mores. But soon it will mean even more.  Owner and executive chef Jeffrey Kollinger and his team are launching a new Fall/Winter menu on Aug. 15 to celebrate the season and place the restaurant holds within the ever-evolving Bishop Arts District community. Continue reading

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