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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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Flying Fish is a Catch

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The Flying Fish looks and feels like it has been in business since the post war era but in fact Shannon Wynne designed and opened his first casual seafood restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2002. The Flying Fish serves catfish, shrimp, oysters, crawfish and other seafood. Wynne expanded the restaurant throughout North Texas with locations in Addison, Dallas, Garland, Fort Worth, and Arlington. There is also a location in Memphis, Tennessee. All equally as tacky as the very first location in the land of Clinton’s, but so much more savory. Continue reading

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Brunch Notes: Mesero

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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, however socially distanced, shake of the revelry from the previous evening, and push the reset button from the previous week. Continue reading

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Bistro 31 Offers A Beautiful Menu With Impeccable Service

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Bistro 31 is what I like to call a beautiful dining decision. All the elements are at hand, a gorgeous atmosphere coupled with a seriously well executed menu and service above reproach.

It is only appropriate that a restaurant located in Dallas’ finest plaza which features exclusive shopping experiences such as Fendi, Dior and Hermes also hosts an impeccable restaurant such as Bitro 31. Consider the low-lustre Venetian plaster walls, custom Murano chandeliers, walls featuring contemporary art by local artists and a stand-up Art Deco coffee bar. Continue reading

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Toast to the holiday season at Al Biernat’s

Both Al Biernat’s North and Oak Lawn locations will be open for Christmas Eve lunch and dinner and will host its annual festivities on New Year’s Eve. Al’s is also offering to-go coffee cocktail packages from the Oak Lawn location, perfect to bring along on those festive carriage rides through Highland Park to view the lights. 

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Urbano Cafe in Old East Dallas – New Coffee Shop and Lunches Return

Urbano Cafe is opening a coffee shop in our Two Doors Down space (located, conveniently, two doors down from the original cafe entrance in the same building.) on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The 2DD coffee shop will be open Tuesday-Saturday 7-2:30 p.m., serving coffee and locally made pastries, savory kolaches and quiches, plus grab-and-go salads and sandwiches so guests can pick up both breakfast and lunch.

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