We wish to congratulate our friend Farah Fleurima on her first day on the job with he Dallas version of Zagat. Farah is most famous for her work as the Dallas Diva, and has written for many publications including Belo and the Dallas Morning News. We have been fortunate to have Farah contribute at craveDFW as well.
We find it important for the Dallas food scene to continue garnering positive, well thought out attention as with this national forum. We notice at her first day on the job Fleurima showcased the poutine at the Village Kitchen in Highland Park, and had a look at the Wine Poste.
We love a good list. It is a way to incorporate plenty of great bars or restaurants in a concise manner with added blurbs to highlight the very best a city has to offer. Dallas has been included on a few lists of late. I just read where Smyth, the toney reservation bar that drew some ire recently. was named on such a list. Smyth does a fantastic job with cocktails and makes the evening more of an experience that merely sipping suds or another Manhattan. The interaction between barman and patron is dynamic. And it would appear that Zagat agrees with me.
On the list I spotted a few of my favorites from around the nation such as Billy Sunday in Chicago that serves up vintage spirits and plenty of Fernet. Also on the list is Austin’s new Austin Beer Garden and Brewery (ABGB) that takes you back to another Austin in the 1970’s. Continue reading →