It's 9 on Wednesday night when I drag my friend out to Joyce and Gigi's in East Dallas. She's in nursing school and should be writing a paper that's due the next day, but fortunately one of us has her priorities straight: half-priced drinks and dessert to share. The restaurant's two-year anniversary ... More >>
It's been more than a year since I talked with Gigliola Aguilera about the salteĆ±as she planned to cook occasionally in her tiny kitchen at Joyce and Gigi's. I called Aguilera out for not putting the stew-filled pastries on her menu, mostly because they're delicious but also because the delicacy ha ... More >>
Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® 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 A ... More >>
A new restaurant charms with South American flavors
While dining at Joyce and Gigi's it's impossible not to notice the South American influences on the menu. There are empanadas, fried yucca, churrasco and other dishes from all over the continent. One thing that is missing though, especially considering Gigliola Aguilera hails from Bolivia, is salteĆ ... More >>
Joyce And Gigi's opened quietly four weeks ago with four pyramid-shaped heaters casting towering flames to call to cars as they drive down Ross Avenue. Without the heaters you'd zip right past the restaurant. It's tucked into a recently renovated space on Hall Street. Joyce Stenvall and Gigliola ... More >>