Posts Tagged ‘Caitlin Clark’

Taverna: An Authentic Italian Excursion

Posted by    |    August 1st, 2011 at 7:04 pm

photo courtesy of travishatfield.wordpress.com

It’s no secret that Lombardi restaurants are awesome, swanky and a Dallas staple. With a repertoire including Toulouse, Sangria and Penne Pomodoro; you know it’s gonna be good. I recently tried Taverna Pizzeria and Risottoria and will be the first to say, “It’s amore.”

I took a trip to the food-filled country of Italy in May and I’ve pretty much stayed away from Italian food since then. First off, it’s hard to compare American Italian to real Italian; and second, I was sick of it. So after a solid two months, I was ready to return to pastas, pizzas and heavy sauces.

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A Tale of Two Mi Cocinas

Posted by    |    July 14th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

HP VIllage Mi Cocina (photo courtesy of www.mcrowd.com)

Oh Mi Cocina, I’ve loved you from the moment I first laid eyes on you in Highland Park Village three years ago. Your modern decor, your swanky family attendees, your addictive Tex-Mex and of course your ‘Mambo Taxis‘. I would wait 45 minutes for one of your tables any night of the week.

Mi Cocina has been a consistent favorite of mine since I first came to Southern Methodist University, but the HP Village one, not the Uptown one. I had never made the journey down the expressway because I didn’t think I needed to, I had all the ‘Mambo Taxis’ and Tacos “De Brisket” I needed right here in Park Cities. But I’m here to tell you, it was worth the trip.

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The Porch Serves Up Comfort for All

Posted by    |    June 22nd, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Photo courtesy of theporchrestaurant.com

For me, The Porch on N. Henderson Avenue couldn’t be more perfect. Combining comfort food with a hip, social atmosphere, it has quickly become one of my go-to restaurants for any occasion. Their tagline, “Downhome Food / Uptown Cocktails” perfectly captures the nature of the diverse menu concocted by Nick Badovinus (chef and owner of The Porch, Hibiscus, Fireside Pies and Neighborhood Services, just to name a few).

And it’s not just the food that’s diverse. Walk into The Porch on a Friday night and you’ll see college-students grabbing a quick cocktail, twenty-somethings dressed to the nines, families with little kids, and some very stylish (or not-so-stylish) over-50 set.

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Threading Trumps Waxing: Wink Threading Salon

Posted by    |    June 16th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Photo courtesy of thebeautyshop.com

If you’re like me, than you are well versed in the art of eyebrow maintenance. You know all the best waxing salons and your Tweezerman is an old, beloved friend. So when I first heard about “threading”, I was intrigued.

Wink Threading Salon on McKinney has officially converted me into an eyebrow threading enthusiast. I was a little skeptical before I went inside, but as soon as I stepped into the tiny salon my fears were put to rest. The staff was welcoming and the warm atmosphere and modern decor immediately put me at ease.

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