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The Chicken That Makes The Coyotes Howl On The Ranch At Las Colinas

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The Ranch at Las Colinas is just that. It is like being invited to dinner at a giant hacienda, and all your friends are there. On a most recent visit I flipped out over the fried chicken, which is the most unusual and flavorful I have tasted ever. The fried chicken at Stampede is pretty remarkable, with its oozing honey pot center, but this is much different. The chicken is first smoked, then fried. If I was some sort of spiritual speaker I would take this opportunity to lean down in front of you and repeat, “smoked… then fried!” Can I get an amen?   Continue reading

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First Look: Neon Kitten Opens in Deep Ellum

Text and Photos by Joey Stewart

Neon Kitchen, a lounge serving small bites, cocktails on tap and craft cocktails has opened in the old Beauty Bar space in Deep Ellum. The menu features rich and hearty small bites of dim sum, sushi and izakaya.

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Gas Monkey Rebrands as Amplified – Manchester Orchestra Performing Oct. 5

Amplified is Dallas’s new home for live music, great food and cold drinks. Occupying the same space as the former Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, the updated concept reopens October 5 with a renovated interior, improved audio system and new menu. Headlining the grand opening is Manchester Orchestra—tickets are on sale now.

The October 5 opening will also include Hush Money bassist and tattoo artist, Bob Kakaha (aka Bob Zilla), who will be on site inking attendees with Amplified lightning bolt tattoos and other designs to commemorate the occasion.

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Happy Hour and More at Meridian: Possibly Dallas’ Finest Restaurant

Photos and Notes by Joey Stewart

By now most have heard about the exciting new restaurant in The Village by Junior Borges, Meridian. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and word of mouth keeps them pretty much packed every night. Weekend reservations through resy are usually booked up one to two weeks in advance, but walk-ins can arrive early for happy hour and pony up to one of the 10 seats at the bar. Happy Hour runs from 4:30p-6p Tuesday through Friday and there are some great options at reduced prices, as well as the full menu available.

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FireBird Fowl Takes Flight in Uptown

David Taylor and Tim Summers are happy as a lark to bring their latest concept to Uptown. Located at 2816 Fairmount Street, Firebird Fowl is now open with a menu devoted to giving classic dishes a unique Texas Twist. Prepare for a culinary adventure with a menu that features lean and healthier proteins like Chicken and Turkey as well as ranch-to-table Duck, Emu, Ostrich and Texas Quail. Overseeing the kitchen will be Executive Chef Ben Smallman, who most recently led the culinary team at Eataly Dallas and was the man in charge of the menus at both I Trulli and Il Ristoro del Cinghiale in New York City.

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Elephant East, a New Pan-Asian Concept to Open in Harwood District in Fall 2021

Opening for dinner and drinks this fall, Harwood Hospitality Group’s exciting new concept, Elephant East, is a Pan-Asian-inspired, adventurous, and lively escape from the ordinary that will add yet another element of energy to the 19-city block Harwood District.

Located adjacent to sister concept Harwood Arms at 2850 N. Harwood St., Elephant Eastis a contemporary, Pan-Asian restaurant, bar, and lounge featuring a richly detailed design, stylish cocktails, sake, and soju, along with a shared plate menu experience that tells a story of heritage, life, and adventure from Bangkok to Bali.

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