Doug Brown

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Downtown Dallas Inc.'s Looking For Someone to Take Over Main Street Garden's Eat-N-Drinkery

    ​Had a feeling that when The Lily Pad Cafe shuttered about a month ago it wasn't going to return to its digs at Main Street Garden. The official reason for its closing: "cold weather." But when it's 80-something in February here, that seemed like a fairly specious reason. And, as it turns out, it' ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    See, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, or: Poor Main Street Garden Has Some Issues

    Photos by Patrick MichelsEver since the park opened last fall, the generically named "Cafe" has been awaiting its proper name, the Lily Pad.​Well, so much for the Lily Pad opening today in Main Street Garden.Rudy notes that Park and Rec has sent word that someone kicked in the park eatery's bathro ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    One June 1, the Lily Pad Cafe Is Scheduled to Open, Finally, In Main Street Garden

    We've been waiting for the Lily Pad to open ever since our sneak peek at the park last fall.​OK, so the Lily Pad eatery in Main Street Garden wasn't open Saturday for the Homegrown shindig as originally hoped for. Not to worry, says Kourtny Garrett, senior vice president of marketing for DowntownD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Harmony in Disharmony: Dish Serves Up High-End Cuisine for Low-End Budgets

    ​ Dallas has a reputation for being a little pretentious. Sorry to step on any toes here, but the city really appreciates fine dining, lavish shopping and upscale living. Most of the time, the ultra-chic lifestyle comes with a high price tag, but if you want to socialize like high society on a mid ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    December 30, 2009

    Revolving Doors: Beginnings In The End

    ​From one decade to another, one year to another, one concept to another...Change is good, right? And so despite economic trials, the few announced restaurant closings in December are--in most cases--merely reworkings. That means some upscale fusion venues will become burger joints, some Greek pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    First Look: DISH

    ​ "Do you want to go to this restaurant opening?" I asked my boyfriend as we were heating up leftovers. Checking the temperature of his canned soup, he replied, "Can't. I'm broke." To which I informed him, "It's free, and it's sponsored by champagne and vodka." Apparently, I didn't even have t ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2008

    Review: Cliff Cafe

    At Cliff Cafe retro diner style flourishes with some modern touches

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    December 28, 2006

    Bones to Pick

    Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?

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    October 26, 2006

    Eat Your Spoon

    It's good for you

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    September 14, 2006


    Consolidated Restaurants falls for a stone cold Fox

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    June 22, 2006

    Bagging the Muse

    In the bag: Amuse Restaurant is--wait for it--amusing. Really, it is.

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    February 2, 2006

    Bird Braining

    Franceschetti tinkers with new trattoria

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    April 21, 2005

    Remember the Main

    62 Main has a wood-burning oven, and they're not afraid to use it

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    January 6, 2005

    Hitting the Mark

    Visit the Landmark and give credit where it's due

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    December 30, 2004

    Dining Tyranny

    Are we choosing ourselves crazy?

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    November 11, 2004
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    October 21, 2004

    Kitchen Detention

    Can you really learn to cook at a cooking class?

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    April 22, 2004

    Getting the Blues

    Austin import Iron Cactus opening downtown

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    April 1, 2004

    Boxing Brown

    Chef Doug Brown planning new project downtown

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    High-Calorie Splendor

    Just what Dallas needs, more food and drink

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    August 8, 2002

    Ronco Busting

    Are any kitchen gadgets worthwhile?

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    May 23, 2002

    The Babe's Back

    Nana gets a makeover

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    May 2, 2002

    Thom Tom Tim

    Triple R Group lands its first chef

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    April 11, 2002

    Spanish Eye

    Tarantino restaurant to open in Main Street building

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    January 3, 2002

    Party's Over

    Dallas restaurateurs weather a year of many valleys, few peaks

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    October 18, 2001

    California Rewind

    Doug Brown claws his way back to Dallas to work in the Eatzi's kitchen

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    December 14, 2000


    It's now all meatloaf

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    August 19, 1999

    Spin city

    Antares surprises with its twists and turns on the mundane

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    April 8, 1999
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    September 17, 1998

    Food play

    Nana Grill's new chef toys with compelling flavors