As a resident of Carrollton, I feel like we get a raw deal in the media. We're not in any of those fancy things about the neighborhoods, because there are apparently just too many regions of Plano, our sprawling neighbor. Bizarrely little is written about our thriving K-Town, our downtown is walkabl ... More >>
I feel like we never made it out of the honeymoon phase. Bonchon opened late last year, promising mountains of Korean fried chicken, bowls of crispy pickled radishes and mug after mug of ice-cold beer. I reviewed the restaurant early this year, watched a few football and basketball games at the bar ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 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. It's hard to figure out even where to begin with this thing, so it might be best to first ... More >>
Naeng myun, like revenge, is a dish best served cold. While there are many permutations of this Koreanchilled-noodle staple, the two main types are mul naeng myun and bibim naeng myun. Mul naeng myun is made with soft, buckwheat noodles and surrounded by icy pheasant or beef broth. This prepara ... More >>
All week at City of Ate, we celebrate the magic of the taco. Check back for more interviews, essays and maybe a list or two. Or maybe four? The little slice of Korea up in North Carrollton, where 35 meets PGBT, is pretty sweet. It's got a Super H Mart, where everything inside will baffle and amaze ... More >>
Have you bumped into Hey Kimchi yet? Hopefully not; it's likely bigger than you are. You do want to get to know it though: Dallas' latest Korean Fusion food truck specializes in what they refer to as CupBop Rice, a cup of rice with layers of meat that add chewiness and layers of vegetables that add ... More >>
It seems like a new place for the area's dozens of food trucks to park and serve their delicious wares pops up somewhere across the Metroplex at least once a month. A bar owner in Denton just announced yesterday that he's planning a new "unofficial" food truck park along Austin Street, and now an Up ... More >>
Not all great fried chicken comes from the South.
Last week the newly-opened Korean fried chicken restaurant Bonchon announced that it would temporarily close to give management time to hire and retrain new staff. Bonchon was barely a week old by that point but was already so popular that the kitchen and wait staff couldn't keep up with the demand. ... More >>
This week Dallas got a new addition to its fried food repertoire with the opening of Bonchon, a Korean chain specializing in fried chicken and beer. Bonchon opened in Korea nearly 12 years ago and has since spread to 70 restaurants in Southeast Asia and 30 in the United States, mostly along the East ... More >>
You're about to get very excited whether you know it or not. Mike Hiller has a post on his blog, Escape Hatch, about the pending arrival of BonChon Chicken. The Dallas location will be the corner of Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue, and if they produce the same product that they do across the North ... More >>
Chi and Joey Le have expanded their N'awlins sandwich shop, Wicked Po'boys, to Dallas proper, after opening their first spot in Richardson (1811 N. Greenville Ave.) just last year. This second restaurant is in the heart of Preston Center (6030 Luther Lane, Ste. 130), which is ripe with new restauran ... More >>
Food trucks get tons of attention, but is the food they're peddling any good? While evaluating creativity, curb appeal, value and taste to award Firestone tires, we're ranking Dallas' food trucks to sort out which one's are worth chasing around town and which ones may be headed for a blow out. See ... More >>
Bulgogi meets tacos, and nachos, and hot dogs, and more.
News that Rohst, the Korean fusion restaurant that opened a year ago on Greenville Avenue, had closed began making it's way around the internet last week, which is telling considering the restaurant closed on August 2, according to a Facebook post. Rohst's original owners, Michele and Steve Choi, ... More >>
A Korean grill's banchan offers an endless display of flavor.
Without a doubt the most interesting part of any Korean meal is the banchan, a number sides that come to the table in tiny individual bowls to be eaten on their own, or used to compliment grilled meats and other dishes. The only problem: they tend to hit your table with little explanation, and you c ... More >>
The Marquee Grill became the latest Dallas area restaurant to change its name because of pressure from a similarly branded concept in another state. A spokesperson for the restaurant wouldn't discuss pending legal action but did confirm a Marquee Grill restaurant was located in Las Vegas and Kansas ... More >>
Remember Tto Tto Wa? The tiny box of a restaurant has been serving up sticky fried chicken and other Korean snack foods for more than two years. It's a cool little spot with tiny tables tucked into tiny booths and an atmosphere that feels far, far away from Dallas. We sent a photographer to Carrollt ... More >>
Last November, Brooks Anderson and his brother Bradley, who are responsible for Veritas and Restaurant AVA, announced that, along with two other partners, they would be opening a new restaurant in the Bishop Arts District. Like restaurateurs often do, they agonized over names before eventually sett ... More >>
Perhaps even too much beer. But probably not.
While researching Tto Tto Wa Bistro, the subject of this week's review, I read everything I could on an Asian delicacy that's become a personal obsession: Korean fried chicken. The earliest reference I could find to the stuff served in the States was in John T. Edge's book Fried Chicken, published ... More >>
This week, the Cheap Bastard heads to Korea town looking for some soup at La Hanbat Sul Lung Tang, 2257 Royal Lane, 972-484-2002. That's why she told us she was there, anyhow. We're sure her visit had nothing to do with any "modeling" studios in the neighborhood. Mostly sure. Total number of ... More >>
Have you been outside much today? While the weather was nippy this morning, the sun has warmed things up, resulting in some seriously beautiful fall weather. As soon as I get out of here I'm going to grab a thick jacket and engage in some excessive patio drinking. But before I work on my nex ... More >>
If Greenville Avenue's latest wants to conjure Korea, it needs to turn up the heat.
This is why we love food trucks.
ssahmBBQ.comKorean BBQ tacos.If you're looking for something fabulous for lunch today, the SSahm BBQ foodtruck will be in the Dallas Arts District peddling gourmet Korean tacos. Then, if you're hungry for more tonight they're at the Walgreen's off Belt Line Road in Addison. • Gandolfo's i ... More >>
After months of drooling over the hedonistically obscene images of burgers, tacos and other meat and carb pornography my friends had been sending me, I finally had the chance to check out the source of their obsession: LA Burger.Along with a whimsical selection of traditionally western burgers, ... More >>
Kristy YangChosun's beef shortrib lunch box.The boyfriend recently was moved to a different position at work, one with a shorter lunch break. So we decided to check out some of the quicker and better Asian-restaurant lunch deals around the Dallas area. Along with our own personal lunch spots ... More >>
Photos by Kristy YangOutside b.b.bop's new location at Lovers and Greenville.b.b.bop Rice Bowls confuses me. The Carrollton-based restaurant opened a Lovers Lane/Greenville location recently, and several friends on separate occasions suggested I try it. Admittedly, when I heard about the concept, ... More >>
Foodies were all aflutter when news broke that Goghee To Go, a Korean-Mexican fusion taquería, was opening in Dallas proper. While I was excited as well, I was disappointed by the lack of perspective. Goghee was heralded as a pioneer in the area, proving once again that only when it is conve ... More >>
Jose Ralat MaldonadoBack in December, the Taco Trail led José Ralat Maldonado to Kor-BQ, a Korean taco joint operating in a Plano strip center. Now Goghee To Go is bringing Korean/Tex-Mex fusion to Dallas. Goghee To Go (2222 Inwood Road) is celebrating its grand opening today by giving cus ... More >>
It took four years and $1.8 million to complete the longest light-rail construction project in U.S. history -- says DART -- but a little more than one month since DART's Green Line opened, it's been for all intents and purposes a success. While the full line was officially opened on December ... More >>
Having looked back at how the taco has fared in Dallas and across the country in 2010, Taco Trail now is looking toward the horizon and to what's next for our favorite food. What is clear from the beginning is that regionalism, whether Mexican state, foreign state or Lone Star State, will be ... More >>
Kristy YangTree House's bibimbap, a perfect blend of textures and flavorsI found myself on a bibimbap bender last week after my friend Sam had recommended two of his favorite restaurants in Koreatown. In the spirit of holiday overindulgence, I felt justified in visiting both places in the sam ... More >>
A food trend that came to the fore in 2009 has found a tenuous foothold in Plano. In February of that year, The New York Times ran a profile of Roy Choi and his Kogi BBQ food truck. This Los Angeles novelty traded (and does so now in a fleet) in Korean tacos, a fusion of Korean ingredients an ... More >>
The measure of a food's success isn't how well it's generally prepared, but how frequently it gets screwed up. A dish enters the mainstream when dilettante cooks start messing with it, producing their own pitiable versions of a food that seemed fail-safe in expert hands. When top chefs years ... More >>
My friend, Song Wii, owns Sushi Star Restaurant in Preston Hollow. I worry about him. Having watched my father work 12 hours a day behind a hot wok for years, I understand too well the pressures of running a restaurant. Unless impending bankruptcy or a natural disaster forces a restaurant to ... More >>
I found myself on an eating mission last week with Cathy, my ever present best friend in gluttony. After some random driving around, we found ourselves at the Super H Mart shopping center in Carrollton. It was destined to be, as we have had a long overdue date with Omi Korean Grill and Bar. Hav ... More >>
Little things mean a lot: Seoul Garden's small plates -- banchan -- are perfect for a big appetite. It took me a while to warm up to Korean food, to the chagrin of my many Korean friends. For inexplicable reasons, Korean food seemed to me to be the most foreign and odd of Asian cuisine. I sus ... More >>
Photos by Kristy YangSoup at Saigon KitchenIs it safe to come out? Someone's writing sure did bring about a lot of ire last week, but I've always felt food, like puppies and babies, is a unifier not a divider. So let's get started again. Like many food finding expeditions I've had in the past w ... More >>
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