Real Ale Brewing and Cook Hall Team Up for 5-Course Beer Dinner

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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From Press Release

WHEN:                Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 7 p.m.

COST:                  $55 per person (Call 214-397-4111 for reservations)

WHERE:             Cook Hall (W Dallas-Victory, 2440 Victory Lane, Dallas, Texas 75219)


Green Eggs and Ham Benedict: Asador Holds Brunch in Honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Posted by    |    February 28th, 2013 at 11:49 am

One fish, two fish, Texas redfish tacos… Roast Beast and Who Hash Browns… I could write out all the cleverly concocted dishes that keep calm and brunch on - asador - dr. seuss Asador’s serving up this Saturday but I prefer to let you “think and wonder, wonder and think” about all the whimsy that awaits you at their Seussical Birthday Brunch.


Scooter Boogie Makes Your Wildest Delivery Dreams Come True

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Thank goodness somebody finally thought of this. After being taken out of Jimmy John’s delivery zone where I work and where I live (by 1 mile), I didn’t know how or if I would survive. The allure of the Lean Cuisine can’t last.

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the only thing that would make Scooter Boogie better

Not only does Scooter Boogie, a moped delivery service, deliver food from pretty much any restaurant in Dallas to Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and some of Bishop Arts, they will also deliver alcohol from Lucky-Liquor on Henderson starting March 1.


Fried Pie Shop – Breakfast Tacos

Posted by    |    February 6th, 2013 at 10:48 am


Breakfast Tacos. I love them. I mean, when people ask me the hypothetical, “what your last meal would be,” I always do a three meal last meal, and Breakfast Tacos are at the top of my breakfast meal finale.

With that said, I am weird and love BBQ on my Breakfast Tacos. Rudy’s BBQ does a decent BBQ Breakfast Taco, but I can’t find one close in Dallas. Well let’s go back to last Friday. We were having a little BBQ Fridays office and movie lunch, yes my job is awesome, and while we were in Baker’s Ribs picking up the goods, I started talking with the wonderful Fried Pie lady. She is the nicest woman and clearly has a love for pies that are fried – what’s not to love. She mentioned that she would be serving breakfast starting on the 4th, and most importantly, she would have BBQ Brisket Breakfast Tacos featuring Baker;s Ribs’ delicious brisket. Sold.

Fast-forward to today, I never go on opening day, and here I am at my desk …starving. Then I remember the TACOS! First off, when you walk in the place smells delightful with aromas of fried pies and succulent BBQ. Mmmm….BBQ. Then I order one brisket and one chorizo Breakfast Taco. Bam, she heads to the grill and they are ready in minutes. Yes, I also got a Chocolate Fried Pie for desert. How can you say no. Now for another kicker, they are only $1.95 a taco! That is cheap!


2013 James Beard Foundation Dinner Menu Debuts in Dallas at Deep Ellum’s My Private Chef 2.2.2013

Posted by    |    January 18th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

What: Encore Presentation of Chef Lorenzo Polegri’s 2013 James Beard Foundation Dinner “Love, Umbrian Style”

When: February 2nd 2013; 8:30 pm arrival

Where: My Private Chef /2901 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226

Tickets: $125

2013 James Beard Foundation Dinner

Calling all foodies! If you love excellent cooking (especially the Italian kind) you will not want to miss this incredible dining experience.


New Sunset Lounge Will Officially Open Wednesday, January 23

Posted by    |    January 17th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

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Josh Sepkowitz, Kyle Noonan

SMU Alums Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noon have had a busy year. The Freerange Concepts founders who most recently gave Dallas its first boutique bowling experience with Bowl & Barrel on Park Lane are now set to open a revamped Sunset Lounge on Wednesday, January 23. You may remember the Sunset Lounge when it was the impossible to find late-night club, donning nothing more than a neon orange sign to beckon partygoers. What you’ll find this coming Wednesday on 3030 Ross Avenue will look a little different.


Dallas Beer Week is Upon Us

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

craft beerI remember my first beer. I actually really do. But it wasn’t until I went abroad that I was introduced to some of the most amazing craft beers and realized that there’s a whole wide world of beer opportunity out there and that I wouldn’t always have to drink natty light or Keystone.

That’s why Dallas Beer Week is so great. Starting tomorrow, November 10, DWB is striving to introduce more Texans to the world of craft beer. If more people demand it, we’ll have more of it. DWB also focuses on supporting the local establishments who support craft breweries and raising money for charities like Pints for Prostrates and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at various events throughout the week.


Medina Oven & Bar

Posted by    |    July 10th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

After hearing a friend rave about the magic of Medina, I decided to give the Moroccan-Mediterranean restaurant a try.  Being a Southern girl at heart, I usually stick to Southern comforts or Tex-Mex. A Chicago-style gyro is about as adventurous as it gets. But I’m all about broadening my horizons, so I booked a reservation on OpenTable: Dallas Restaurants, grabbed some of my more adventurous girlfriends and had my first go at Moroccan cuisine.

The location was killer (right next to American Airlines) and the candlelit interior was perfect. The iron lanterns and elegant textiles created a warm and elegant atmosphere. I kept waiting for Aladdin to pop out from the kitchen and take me on a magic carpet ride.


Metropolitan Cafe Stays Constant in Changing Neighborhood

Posted by    |    June 13th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

For more than a decade, office workers in Downtown Dallas have spent their lunch hours enjoying the tasty food and warm atmosphere provided by the Metropolitan Cafe. Located at the corner of Main and Pearl (right near our offices), the Cafe has become a neighborhood staple and has developed a near cult following amongst its loyal patrons. Whether it’s the fan-favorite Caesar and Greek salads, the Wednesday crab cake special or the brownies that have almost become a neighborhood currency, Metropolitan Cafe has no trouble finding customers to fill seats whilst filling their stomachs. So dedicated are some patrons that even after moving office locations they’ll still come back for lunch every now and again.

Since it opened in 2001, the restaurant has been maintained and run entirely by the Vouras family who help to create a homey atmosphere within the restaurant. Owner Michael Vouras is a jazz musician and theater actor whose musical interests can be seen in the pictures on the walls and heard over the speakers. The player piano on the west wall of the Cafe was shipped down to Dallas from Detroit, where it had been signed by several local musicians at a nightclub. The building that the Cafe is located in, a former Masonic Lodge, is set to turn 100 next year.

During its time in Downtown, the Cafe has watched the neighborhood around it experience a dramatic revival. The empty offices that once populated the vicinity have been filled, crime has gone down, and the area has seen a resurgence of life. Throughout all of this, the Cafe still remains one of the more popular eateries in the Main Street District. If you haven’t had the chance to drop in for a bite yet, there’s no time like the present to discover something new.

Dallas Restaurants Welcome Tillamook Cheese

Posted by    |    March 17th, 2012 at 9:47 am

To honor one of the most loved American dishes –the cheeseburger – Tillamook Cheese’s Loaf Love Tour has partnered with five Dallas restaurants for Tillamook Burger Week. During Burger Week, which runs from March 17 – March 24, each spot will offer a unique burger special featuring award-winning Tillamook Cheese.

Starting today, fans who snap a picture of themselves enjoying their favorite cheeseburger and post to Tillamook’s Facebook page or tweet @TillamookCheese with the hashtag #BurgerWeek, will be entered to win a $25 gift card to one of the participating restaurants. Submit your entry before midnight on Saturday, March 24 to win.

Participating Restaurants:

Twisted Root Burger Company – Deep Ellum and SMU locations
Winner of the 2011 Dallas Observer and D Magazine Reader’s Choice for Best Burger, chefs Jason Boso and Quincy Hart introduce the Tillamook Horseradish Pimiento Burger. Made with Twisted Root Horseradish Mustard, Cayenne Pepper and Tillamook Sharp Cheddar. ($7.99)

Photo by Twisted Root