Bring on the meat patties! Dallas Burgerfest 2013

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

BURGSFrom the team that brought you the North Texas Taco Festival comes Burgerfest, an event they are describing as “bigger, better, meatier” and I must say those are some of my favorite adjectives when it comes to hamburgers. In conjunction with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market , Burgerfest will be bringing in 20 different restaurants and burger joints from Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton to share with you their special take on the classic meat and patty combo with special little bite-sized burgers. The tasty-ness doesn’t stop there though, there will also be a thirst quenching beer garden and various ice cream and dessert vendors to satisfy your sweet-tooth plus live music!


Dallas is Finally Getting a Taco Festival

Posted by    |    October 4th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

If, in an attempt to honor National Taco Day, you spent a good portion of your morning pondering which of the many taco places you were going to celebrate, you’ve noticed that Dallas is a place of great taco diversity. Those many taco places will soon have their day in the sun at the North Texas Taco Festival this coming April. It seems far away, but you might need all of that time to mentally prep yourself.

Held at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and presented by the Taco Trail and Entrée Dallas, the North Texas Taco Festival will host more than 10 taquerias, restaurants, and food trucks serving up some of DFW’s favorite tacos both classic and unique. Venders will include Rock and Roll Tacos, So-Cal Tacos, Cafeteria y Loncheria El Padrino, and The Rusty Taco. For the taco connoisseurs of the world, wander into Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar for a Filipino taco.


Deep Sushi in Deep Ellum

Posted by    |    February 1st, 2012 at 11:54 am

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I love all things sushi, and I’m always looking for new places that are fresh and tasty.

It is really a shame that I had been alive for over two decades before I was introduced to Deep Sushi. Thank goodness someone had the good sense to take me to the holy grail of sushi on Elm Street.

Cleverly named Deep Sushi, the hole-in-the-wall restaurant is tucked away in Deep Ellum, and has been a hit since 1996. It has hosted the likes of Chris Farley and Troy Aikman as well as maintaining a super-loyal following amongst Dallas locals.

I often experiment by trying different combinations of rolls every time I place my order, but there is one constant that I insist I must have every time, no exceptions. This particular must-have comes in the form of the Best Roll. I’m not kidding, it really is called the Best Roll, and it is called that for a reason. In the Best Roll, your palate experiences a magical combination of shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado and cucumber all snuggled together in a light soybean wrap.


Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop

Posted by    |    September 20th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

The YouPlus staffers love going about town for lunch and I steered the group to Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop yesterday.  It’s brand spankin new and already had a good sized lunch crowd chowing down some yummy sammiches.

The seven of us ordered all over the menu and each made pleasant sounds as we enjoyed our meal.  Reid Slaughter looked joyful when he saw his Smokin Turkey was real “thanksgiving style” turkey and not deli sliced.  Brandon Carmichael had to call his wife and tell her how good his Bacon and Goat Cheese was.  We all stared at Justin Ransom‘s Roast Beef with provolone cheese and said “next time”.  Jun and Jonathan made healthier choices with the Blackened Fish and Veggie BunME and Laura Stillo and me chose the grilled Chicken Breast.  With Hand Cut Fries all around dipped in Smokey Habanero Ranch we all agreed that this will become our consistent go-to lunch spot.

My favorite moment was when one of the prideful employees looked into the dining room full of people and just lit up with a smile ear to ear.  As a Deep Ellum home owner it is so great to see all these new restaurants come in and give us no reason to travel outside of our four streets to eat anything we’re craving.

Keep it up Uber!

Sarah of Kittens and Pitbulls