Mother’s Day Brunch Roundup

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

After all our beloved mothers do for us, the least we can do is treat her to a decent eggs benedict. Do her one better and treat her to one of these fabulous brunch specials at some of our favorite spots in Dallas. This month has been flying by, so be as timely with your reservations as your mother would be with hers.

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Bowl of fresh strawberries,

whipped cream


apricot filling, mascarpone cream


pork sausage, maple mustard


spanish chorizo, bleu cheese, green apples, barrel aged maple dressing


Classic Caesar dressing, garlic croutons


Pecorino cheese, meyer lemon, texas olive oil




beeman ranch beef, caramelized cipollini onion, nueske’s bacon, smoked cheddar


brie cheese, fig port jam, green apple, arugula


grilled chicken, avocado pico, citrus slaw, chipotle aioli


canadian bacon, english muffins, poached eggs, hollandaise, breakfast potatoes


jumbo lump crab cakes, english muffins, poached eggs, béarnaise, breakfast potatoes


shredded chicken, tortilla strips, queso fresco, egg scramble, green chile sauce


grilled new york steak, eggs, your way, breakfast potatoes


blueberry honey butter, seasonal fruit, vanilla maple syrup

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Mot Hai Ba – Casual Vietnamese Restaurant Opening April 23

Posted by    |    April 17th, 2013 at 11:54 am

MOT HAI BA - Bar shot

First of all, let’s address the name.

Mot Hai Ba, prounced mo’oht high bah, means 1, 2, 3.

Why should you care? Mot Hai Ba is a new casual, high-energy Vietnamese restaurant by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare (Chef/Owners, Good 2 Go Taco and Chefs of Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House) featuring menu items inspired by meals eaten by the chefs/owners on their motorcycle tour through the city of Hanoi, Vietnam.

These are some pretty cool ladies.

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3 Reasons to Love: A Community Cooks

Posted by    |    April 12th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

a community cooks

“A Community Cooks” the open-air, grand tasting experience at We Over Me organic farm, gives attendees a taste of some of the best cuisine in Dallas, served up by the acclaimed culinary leaders themselves. Having seen photos from last year’s event, I should have known it was going to be as lovely as the pictures, but seeing it in person was more than we could have imagined.

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Beautifully arranged white tables clothed tables, warm and pretty flower arrangements, wheelbarrows of wine and beer, and pop-up kitchens with chefs from some of our favorite restaurants surrounded the football-field-turned-organic-farm with a live DJ at the helm. It was a Pinterest worthy event for a cause that was close to many hearts.

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Pop at the Top Brunch at Highland Park Village’s Lounge 31

Posted by    |    April 11th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

lounge 31

I’d put this somewhere between the aggressiveness of Hotel ZaZa’s Sunday School and a casual brunch at Belly & Trumpet. Lounge 31’s new Pop at the Top Brunch has half-priced champagne, oysters, and a live DJ playing 80s music.

The new brunch also comes with a new susci sushi crudo bar by Chef Steve Liang that beautifully blends Japanese and Italian cuisine. Those not down with the all-raw diet can still chose from their more traditional brunch items.

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Haystack Burgers & Barley Heads to Richardson

Posted by    |    April 8th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

What’s better than a great neighborhood burger joint with quirky, southern vibe? A neighborhood burger joint with a quirky, southernhaystack burgers and barley vibe and local, handcrafted beers on tap.

Richardson mall goers will be able to enjoy the combo in mid-April when Haystack Burger & Barley opens in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center.

Owned by locals Kevin and Jenny Galvan and Rob and Christine Wondoloski, Haystack will feature hand-cut fries, creative sandwiches, mouthwatering burgers, an array of salads, and handcrafted beer including the signature drink, The Haystack. Their full menu is being revealed this week.

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Belly & Trumpet Will Begin Sunday Brunch this Weekend

Posted by    |    April 5th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

You’ve probably noticed the elaborately scripted sign for Belly & Trumpet on the quaint little Uptown house that used to house The Bowery. Speaking of which - The Bowery… not so good. Belly & Trumpet… really, really good. But as most new restaurants tend to do, it was only open for dinner when it opened in mid-February. Thankfully, Executive Chef Brian Zenner’s (Chef de Cuisine, Oak) perfectly-balanced and innovative sharable plates will be available for brunch-philes starting this Sunday, April 7, and from the looks of it, it’s going to be really, really good.

“We are striving to extend beyond the ordinary in everything we do.  We are challenging ourselves to be inventive and thoughtful, often taking a classic favorite and adding an exciting twist.  Regardless, our primary goal is for our food to be consistently soulful and delicious, “ explains Zenner.

Enjoy the following drool-worthy photos.

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Mutts – a Modern Day Roadside Burger Stand & Dog Park in Uptown

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm

mutts uptown dallas

For anyone who’s ever felt the aching guilt of enjoying a cold beer, burger, or frozen custard with friends while their four-legged companion sits in solitude at home, all that is about to change when Mutts comes to Uptown in late May.

Located on the former Hank Haney Golf Course land, the modern day “roadside” burger stand by Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan of Freerange Concepts (Bowl & Barrel, Sunset Lounge, The Rustic) will serve burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer and wine for lunch and dinner as well as breakfast tacos, bagels and coffee for breakfast.

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