I post this under the Restaurants blog because Meddlesome Moth is indeed a restaurant, with a unique menu offering shared plates with a gastro-pub theme. I could talk more about the food, or how the Design District is on its way to being the next uber hip ‘hood in Dallas, but Iâ€™m just to eager to talk draughts, ales, lagers, and BEER.
Archive for June, 2010
Posted by David Dean | June 30th, 2010 at 3:21 am
Posted by Gina Lynn | June 24th, 2010 at 11:25 pm
Since 1976, The Hillstone Group has introducedÂ innovative dining concepts to some of theÂ most prestigious cities in the U.S.
For 34 years, they have been building brands like Cafe R+D and Houston’s. Brands weÂ love so much that we find ourselvesÂ at a Houston’s inÂ Manhattan, just because it feels like home.Â To the other creatures of habit out there, what’s wrong with a warm fuzzy feeling every time you passÂ thatÂ ivy-laced corner lot restaurant in Preston Center, knowing you will see the word “Houston’s,” meticulouslyÂ displayed onÂ a cleanÂ stucco wall?
What if that word changed to Hillstone? Would the dining experienceÂ that you’ve known and lovedÂ at thisÂ Park Cities staple be the same?Â Houston’s, I mean Hillstone, says it will be.Â Let us know what you think about the Park Cities being namedÂ a “flagship” Hillstone location. I for one,Â am headed to Beltline Road (the other Dallas location I love),Â where Houston’s is still Houston’s.
Posted by McKenzie Mendenhall | June 24th, 2010 at 7:53 am
The owner of Olivellaâ€™s critically acclaimed pizzeria in Snider Plaza has overcome an obstacle in its life that many find to be the cause of deep-seated anger and patience issues: parking.
While we adore Olivellaâ€™s incredibly personal and unique atmosphere filled to the brim with scrumptiously authentic thin crust pizza, battling the lunch crowd in Snider Plaza is a defeating quest. The tiny restaurant is less than 900 square feet and only seats about 30. Thankfully, owner Charlie Green has expanded his vision of â€œItalianicityâ€ into Victory Park with his new Neo Pizza Napoletana restaurant. Bravo Mr. Green! Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief in our cars as we speed down Hillcrest past everyone cramming into Goffâ€™s and Chick-fil-A and head down to our free parking lot at Neoâ€™sâ€¦.too bad you all didnâ€™t get the memo on youplusdallas!Â Reporter Annie Potasznik has more here.
Posted by David Dean | June 24th, 2010 at 2:36 am
If you live an active lifestyle â€” and by active I mean going to restaurants far too often, staying out far too late, and making your after work hours far too happy â€” then Iâ€™m sure you know one word all too well: overdraft. The key is finding tricks, you know, cheap tricks, to beat the system.
We all know Gloria’s has $4 mojitos and margaritas at all times, which is great. However, if you order a regular meal, and get three drinks, you are looking at a $30 tab for what should be a very casual dinner or lunch (I mean you are at Gloriaâ€™s.) Try this out next time: take advantage of the free chips, black beans, and salsa. The black bean dip is actually REALLY good. You donâ€™t need a full meal after all the snacking on chips you will undoubtedly do anyways.
Under the apps on the menu are tamales and pupusas. Gloriaâ€™s tamales are HUGE, and are only $2 each. The pupusas are like a small pancake stuffed with cheese, pork, or both, and are not as heavy as that sounds. Also, $2 for one. Chips, black bean dip, salsa, one tamale, one pupusa, two margs and a mojito equal perfectly full, sometimes almost to full. Oh and the best part, it also only equals about $18 bucks with tip.