Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.
A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudité and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Let’s explore the better examples in the Dallas area. Continue reading →
At a time when it’s needed more than ever, Fort Worth is about to get a dose of fun when Dirty Bones opens on March 17 (coincidentally, St. Patrick’s Day!). Centered around an immersive experience for enjoying wings, sports and friends, Dirty Bones is a win for every occasion.
Located at 3028 Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s West 7th area, Dirty Bones serves quality wings smothered in both classic and new, exciting sauces, such as Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Cholula Tajin Lime, 24K Gold with actual gold flakes, and Buffalo Mild-Hot for the traditionalists. The menu also boasts Between the Buns favorites, creative starters like Mile High Nachos, salads and dessert.
Walking along Henderson Avenue you can’t help but see the “new”. Every restaurant is neon and shiny with $14 cocktails and a DJ on the weekends to keep things exciting. It’s easy to miss some of the hidden gems, but one gem of a restaurant in particular has managed to keep the locals coming since 1941. Continue reading →
Well, you went and did it. You did the beer before liquor and now have never been sicker. Or perhaps too many sulfites from that red wine you blasted through last night. Or you simply just drank too much and now are suffering an epic hangover. We get it. No, we really get it and have a cure for that. We have a few hangover relief tricks, plus a list of some really good local foods that will help ease the pain of the season.
First, let’s seriously look at how you might prevent that hangover to begin with. And we do not mean abstinence. That cannot possibly be any fun. Continue reading →
One of the greatest late night meals I have experienced in a long time was after a party in the King William District in San Antonio. It was nearing 1am and I had a hunger that only food would cure. Fortunately for me, there was a beacon that cried out in the night, not too unlike a blazing holy grail, and it leads me to the path of Hot Joy.
Hot Joy is all about the funkiness. The decor is cheesy Asian resell, the drinks are blow-me-down crazy good. The food, well the food is a blend of fusion that may have lost its way, but in a good sense of deliciousness. Here you will find a bowl of ramen such as the Double Miso with its shitake sofrito, burnt garlic oil, baby corn and soft egg that is ever so delicious. Get it further un-vegetarian-ized by adding pork belly for an extra 4 bucks. They also make a more traditional Tonkotsu ramen. Continue reading →
Since opening in 2007, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company has worked hard to establish itself in Dallas— persevering through a recession, riding out neighborhood development and even changing its business model to embrace delivery. The little pizza shop’s drive has paid off, as Fortune magazine has just named GAPCo one of this year’s 100 fastest-growing inner city companies, as ranked by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
With an impressive five-year growth rate of 324%, GAPCo earned the #34 spot in the ranking. And they’re not done yet, as the company is opening a second location soon and hopes to open several more in the next few years. Continue reading →