Carlos Mancera

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    In Praise of Short Menus

    This week The Washington Post published an article noting a trend towards smaller menus in large, corporate restaurants. The Olive Gardens and TGI Fridays, among others, have found increasing utility in streamlined menus, compared to their previous offerings, which literally read like a book covered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 95: Black Pudding At Ten Bells Tavern

    To prepare for this fall's Best of DallasĀ® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Black pudding gets a bad rap, and not just because its recipe includes a mixture of blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2013

    Two Dallas Chefs Are Roasting Pigs for You This Month, Because MMM PORK

    Two great local chefs from two different restaurants and two breweries (one local, one not-so-much) are roasting whole pigs this month and pairing said pig with different beers. Tickets are on sale for both of them. You should strongly consider attending both, perhaps for a comparative essay. Follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 27: Ten Bells Tavern

    Leading up to our annual Best of DallasĀ® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Ten Bells' Black Pudding Is Bloody Delicious

    I'm quite certain that an expat straight from England would scoff at this entire blog post, but it needs to be said. Ten Bells has a damn fine full breakfast on its weekend brunch menu. Let's clear up a few things quickly for the sake of discussion. Yes, the tomatoes actually look like real tomatoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Ten Bells Updates Their Menu With A Pair Of Great Sandwiches

    When I reviewed Ten Bells Tavern I was smitten with their wings. They're still great, and I've included them in my Year of Eating Fabulously story that comes out today. Last week I ducked into the small Oak Cliff bar to relax with a pint and grab a snack, and I noticed a few new items on the menu. W ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Ten Bells Proves When Creating Menus Smaller Is Often Better

    Menu size makes a difference, but unlike other matters where bigger is better (wallets), smaller is preferred when it comes to designing a restaurant's offering. The first thing I noticed when I checked out Ten Bells Tavern during my first visit was that I didn't have to think a lot when choosing m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Ten Bells Tavern Is Open in Oak Cliff

    Ten Bells Tavern opened this past week at 232 W. 7th S., just across the street from another new bar, The Oak Cliff Social Club. Ten Bells Tavern is a casual, low-key spot with potentially two personalities. Inside is a hideaway dive inside, while outside, where big picnic tables are scattered aroun ... More >>