Because there can simply never be enough sandwich shops -- and because DFW, in fact, has a dearth of them -- Fork in the Road has opened in Central Arlington (1821 S. Fielder Road). Chef-owner Josh Hopkins has worked in many kitchens around the area. He started as a busboy at 14, and after dabblin ... More >>
At 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights, Sundown at Granada's executive chef Patrick Stark unties his apron and steps out of the kitchen into the bar. Half-price whiskey, live music and a late night menu, it's little wonder Stark can't drag himself away. "I'm trying to break myself of this, but I'm a creatur ... More >>
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, Pizza Villa was calm. The phones were silent, the ovens cooling. The workers stood idly, or else lounged in the otherwise empty booths. The cash register stayed shut. For a weeknight dinner rush at Richardson's best and probably oldest pizza joint, the silence was biz ... More >>
Add a bit of salt to the air and Henderson Avenue's newest joint might have you convinced it's just steps away from the beach at the Hamptons. If you've been there, that is. For the rest of us, Gemma Restaurant is everything we might imagine about the almost mythical beach get-away for richy-rich Ne ... More >>
On Friday, news broke that Spoon chef-owner John Tesar will soon open a new restaurant at Hotel Palomar, in the space that previously housed Central 214. It'll be named Knife. It'll be a steakstaurant. I'm sure it'll be great. And I'm sure that these are the next five restaurants he'll open:
New Year's Eve can be a pain if you're stuck with the wrong crowd. No one can figure out where to go, everyone is whiny about staying in, that one guy gets too drunk again this year and starts moaning about never having anyone to kiss at midnight. It's the heavyweight champion of frustrating nights ... More >>
Oh, One Arts Plaza. You're so circular, yet so haphazard. See Also: - The Restaurants of One Arts Plaza are Officially a Snooze Today Lombardi Family Concepts announced that they're closing Café des Artistes at the ever-fickle One Arts Plaza. Specifically, the press release reads: "Although the ... More >>
What does a year's worth of meals say about where Dallas' restaurants are headed next?
Christmas is getting close, which means you should be finalizing your plans for Christmas day dining. Many of you still cook at home, frittering away over some roast that you'll likely mess up, but you should ditch the goose, forget the crown roast of pork and let someone else do the cooking for onc ... More >>
Everything looks settled in at Oishii. The Oak Lawn restaurant had been closed for nearly a year after a fire damaged the dining room and neighboring Sal's pizza. But while a year-long closure is surely tough on a business, the neighborhood favorite pan-Asian spot looks all the better for it, now. ... More >>
In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the second in an occasional series. If you're dining on Greenville Avenue and you've got a discerning palate for sweets, there's a high degree of ... More >>
Kitchen LTO is blowing up. The announcement that AmberJax will open this Saturday is the third piece of news to come out the the restaurant incubator this week. Chino Chinatown recently announced a December 30 opening and Kitchen LTO released details about the contest for the participants in their n ... More >>
And we're not (just) talking about the Voodoo.
Back in November we let you know that Mattito's, the Tex-Mex restaurant on Routh Street in Uptown, was on the move. Hopefully you've quit driving around in circles wondering where they went. The new location opened at the beginning of December, and if business earlier this week was any indication, f ... More >>
We all knew this day would come. At the end of January, Kitchen LTO chef Norman Grimm will have braised his last shank, seared his last scallop and theatrically melted his last chocolate OMG. Grimm's name will be striped from the marquee, and a new menu and dining concept will be stood up in its pla ... More >>
Have you been to Trinity Groves lately? It's pretty amazing how many restaurants have opened in just a short period of time. Most of the newest restaurants are all lined up in the building north of Singleton Avenue, and each has a neon sign glowing above the front door. It's colorful, to say the lea ... More >>
OpenTable just released a list of the best restaurants in the United States for 2013, as voted by their users. As CultureMap points out, two Dallas restaurants made the list, representing half of all the entries from Texas: the French Room in the Adolphus Hotel and the Capital Grille in Uptown. Wh ... More >>
The Dallas late-night eating scene is about to get a little bigger. Formerly of Napa Valley, husband-and-wife team Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers (who, preliminary research reveals, is not Captain America) have announced that they will open their new restaurant, Gemma, at 2323 Henderson Avenue, t ... More >>
The sign has been taunting from the shopping center on Live Oak for some time. My Family Pizza, the small restaurant chain formerly known as Pizza By Marco, has been working on a new location in East Dallas. They opened for business yesterday. This location is more of a take-out pizza joint as opp ... More >>
It was cute when it started. Looking for a way to differentiate their table settings, restaurateurs began replacing traditional linen dinner napkins with dressy cotton dishtowels. There had already been a gradual relaxing of rigid dining protocols as a result of the recent recession, and laid-back d ... More >>
The end of 2013 inches closer, bringing with it the beginning of the new year, thoughts of life and death, openings and closings. Earlier we celebrated the most noteworthy restaurant openings of 2013. Now let us take a moment of silence to reflect on those we lost. The biggest closings of the year w ... More >>
The Dallas dining scene famously is chaotic and hydra-like. Every week sees news of restaurants failing, but for every one that closes it seems two more spring up to take its place. In honor of new beginnings, we've put together a list of the ten most noteworthy restaurants that opened in 2013. K ... More >>
Since it opened seven years ago, the Libertine Bar on Greenville Avenue has drawn deal-seekers every Tuesday night by offering a 50 percent discount on its entire food menu. Last night via Facebook they announced that after December 17, half-priced Tuesdays would be a thing of the past, like Hannah ... More >>
With so many burger bars, it's hard to come up with something that really differentiates a new joint from all the others. House-ground meat is an angle many places are taking these days. Some burger restaurants offer house-baked buns to raise the bar further. Awesome, personal service is a big talki ... More >>
Today Masala Wok opens its fourth restaurant in the DFW area and the only one in Dallas proper, at 6106 Luther Lane. So if for some reason you're craving Chinese and/or Indian food but would rather deal with the factory-run set up of a fast food chain than go to someplace locally owned, or if you wa ... More >>
It's kind of gross outside lately. Perhaps we're about to pay for what was a relatively mild summer with a long and brutal winter. At least we don't have the Super Bowl to worry about this go around. Instead we can focus out attentions on remedies that warm us from the inside out. The curries, stir- ... More >>
A popular trend noodles its way into Dallas' dining scene. Watch out for undercurrents.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more charming chef than Dean Fearing, the man behind Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Known fondly as the "father of Southwestern cuisine," he earned a world-class reputation as The Mansion on Turtle Creek's executive chef. He left that post in 2007 t ... More >>
It's been exactly a year since Babb Bros. BBQ opened in Trinity Groves, kicking off the restaurant development project that hopes to anchor future growth in the West Dallas neighborhood. Hoffmann Hotts, a casual hot dog restaurant soon followed, and then openings slowed down until recently, when Kit ... More >>
Abraham Salum announced a significant change yesterday at his restaurants Salum and Komali. Ian Tate has been named executive chef at both restaurants, replacing Anastacia Quinones, who's been cooking there since February, 2012. Tate brings experience from his time at Brownstone in Fort Worth as w ... More >>
Remember Tony G. from the Russian Banya in Carrollton? His sauna is hot enough to turn your brain cells to mush and the dumplings served at his cafe are still unforgettable. It has a lot to do with Tony himself. His thick accent, his brooding personality, and the way he looks at your tiny vodka b ... More >>
Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.
With heady spices, fresh ingredients and loads of butter, this restaurant will send you home with a happy stomach.
First, some background info for those who don't keep up on the finer details of McKinney Avenue restaurant news. Colleen O'Hare and Jeana Johnson of Good 2 Go Taco teamed up Barcadia owners Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson to create sorta-casual, sorta-refined restaurant on the corner of Monticel ... More >>
"The secret word is buenas tardes. Greet the two accordion players with that phrase outside the address and they will let you in. The dress code is all black." That and an address were the only instructions received the night before heading to House of Plate's collaboration with Cafe Momentum and C ... More >>
For a couple weeks, all we knew about Miss Chi is that it was coming. The signs of its arrival were all there, specifically an actual sign with the name of the restaurant and a couple posts about it on the Facebook page for Tanoshi Ramen. Since then we've been waiting for more word about the latest ... More >>
For months, things had been pretty tired at Trinity Groves. With only Babb Brothers BBQ and a hot dog restaurant opening since the project began, the options at Dallas' restaurant incubator felt a little one dimensional. Then Kitchen LTO opened, offering a rotating concept that changes every four m ... More >>
In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the first in an occasional series. By definition, dessert offers a conclusion. Growing up, if we wanted dessert at home, we'd first have to finish ... More >>
Last month Souk Moroccan Bistro and Bazaar opened immediately over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Trinity Groves. Neighboring Kitchen LTO and LUCK, it's the creation of Dallas restaurateur Yaser Khalaf and Moroccan-born, Spanish-raised chef Najat Kaanache The restaurant is designed to evoke a mar ... More >>
In late September, Restaurants America's Central Standard opened in the Design District. The Chicago-based group is also responsible for Park Tavern at The Shops at Park Lane and Primebar in Uptown. This is the second location for Central Standard. The first opened in Chicago earlier this year and f ... More >>
Mico Rodriguez's latest tries to do too many things to communicate any of them well.
Late last week, news dropped that Smoke chef-owner Tim Byres and his partners Christopher Zielke and Christopher Jeffers had taken over American Outpost, the tavern located in the little Oak Cliff house with a front porch that was made for beer drinking. It's the same spot that used to hold Campo, w ... More >>
One of these days I'm going to find a way to create a sandwich ranking system that stacks the world's best sandwiches in order of deliciousness. I'd have already done it but I can't figure out how to take the provincial nature of sandwich love into account across an entire globe's worth of sandwiche ... More >>
According to new signage up in Preston Center, Dallas can soon expect another notch in its Vietnamese restaurant belt. The new Miss Chi Vietnamese appears to be from the folks behind Tanoshi Ramen, which itself is a new noodle restaurant in Deep Ellum. Joey and Chi Le are the pair behind Tanoshii ... More >>
In its ever-expanding quest to make its restaurants more authentically Mexican, Chipotle has unveiled that it's adding tofu to the regular menu. The vegan "sofritas" are made from tofu from Hodo Soy, shredded and braised with chipotle and poblano peppers. Chipotle, which is building a new store i ... More >>
Do health scores matter to you when you're making a dining decision? Maybe if they were easier to find they would. While restaurants in other cities, including New York and L.A., are required to display their scores prominently outside the building, the restaurants in and around Dallas have much mor ... More >>