Dallas' first exclusive ramen restaurant, Tanoshii Ramen Bar (2724 Commerce), will open next Tuesday, September 24, its owners have announced. Joey and Chi Le also own Wicked Po'Boys in Richardson and in the Preston Center. Now they're turning their attention to house-made noodles and "late-nigh ... More >>
Somehow, despite being impossibly far from the ocean, or any other water feature of consequence (sorry Trinity), Dallas is a bit of a seafood town. And in the last two years, new restaurants have added more options for chowdah heads, oyster lovers and fish-and-chips addicts. Some offer dishes you'd ... More >>
Marc Cassel, owner of 20 Feet Seafood Joint in East Dallas, threw an interesting post up on his Facebook page this week. Holy Flying Decapod Crustaceans Batman! A few dozen soft-shell crabs (can I get a Hallelujah?) will be boarding a red-eye flight from the Chesapeake to Big D this evening, then ... More >>
Each week or so we ask a local chef three burning questions about his or her favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. This week, we hear from Garreth Dickey of DISH Restaurant and Lounge. Doesn't he totally look like Steve Buscemi? What are a few of your favorite cookbooks? K ... More >>
In this week's issue of Burning Questions, in which we quiz a chef about cookbooks, worst meals, food shames and whatever else comes to mind, we hear from Marc Cassel, the man behind 20 Feet Seafood Joint. What are a few of your favorite cookbooks? The Internet has made the cookbook question sort ... More >>
A new East Dallas seafood joint uses beer batter like a fabled king.
Surely you've heard of 20 Feet. The East Dallas seafood joint has been making waves since Marc Cassel and his wife, Susan Fries, announced they'd be opening a casual spot next to Goodfriend last year. We had to wait a few more months than we expected to see what the pair would do with their sexed u ... More >>
I'm certainly ready for the weekend. The weather is perfect for patio drinking, farmers market shopping, and I think there might be a parade around here somewhere, too. Don't get too excited yet, though. We've got a week to wrap up first. This week I wrote about Desta, the Greenville Avenue Ethiopi ... More >>
Earlier this week Robb Walsh predicted a tsunami of ramen on his blog Texas Eats, but the deluge has already started here in Dallas. News that a dedicated ramen restaurant called Tanoshi Ramen would grace Deep Ellum with steaming bowls of noodles broke late last year. That restaurant is expect to op ... More >>
This weather is just odd. I find myself craving things like morel mushrooms, asparagus and spring peas as of late, even though I've not nearly gotten my fill of braised lamb and other hearty winter dishes. I wonder if the recent warm weather indicates anything about the coming summer. If it does I a ... More >>
I couldn't wait any longer. I'm a sucker for good seafood, and Marc Cassel's new casual restaurant promised oysters on the half shell, fish and chips, sandwiches and more. Cassel leased the space right next to Goodfriend, which is good because his restaurant neglects alcohol. Thankfully, they'll le ... More >>
Hey there, Aters. Hope you're ready for the weekend. If you don't have any foodie plans yet, you should check out our list of things to do, specially curated by LDD. Pick your favorite food inspired event (the Craft and Growler grand opening looks great) and get out there and eat, but not before we ... More >>
Longtime Dallas chef and Plano native Marc Cassel will soon open his seafood restaurant 20 Feet Seafood Shack in the same strip along Peavy Road as Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend Burgers. Choosing this particular spot wasn't really all that difficult Cassel said. See also: - Goodfriend is a Good Fin ... More >>
If you've been watching Top Chef you've probably noticed John Tesar's quirky habit of perching is thick-rimmed glasses on his inquisitively wrinkled forehead. What you might not have noticed is the look may quickly become what is the dorkiest Internet meme I've seen in some time. Local chefs (and ... More >>
All photos by Nick RalloHi there, molten chocolate cake. After we finished a light salad, touched with olive oil and fresh goat cheese, Marc Cassel entered a halo of light at the Kessler to introduce his fine meal: beef tenderloin with wild mushroom stroganoff and bright parsley, followed by a ch ... More >>
Diners who've spent their meals at the new Green Room lamenting the old Green Room may have a chance this month to indulge their nostalgia. Park's Marc Cassel -- who served as The Green Room's chef during its storied heyday -- is getting the band back together for a dinner benefiting former ... More >>
Robert Bostick.Right to left: Chefs Nathan tate, Randall Copeland and Jeff Harris relaxing.After eight months of charitable cooking, the chefs behind the ambitious 48 Nights project recently put the popular weekly event to bed. Dallas restaurateurs Chris Jeffers, Chris Zielke and Tim Byres r ... More >>
Photo by Kristy YangA beret and an accordion -- can't get more French than that, right?As you can see in our slideshow, Go Oak Cliff and Alliance Francaise De Dallas celebrated Bastille Day yesterday with a Francophile street festival featuring crepes, wine, a mussel cook-off, French maid obstacl ... More >>
Maybe in 2010, they'll just let us eat rabbits.A new year, another chance to set things right.It's why some people announce personal goals this time of year, right? Few carry them through for the entire 12 months, however. In fact, only the easiest resolutions--add more flab, drink cheaper booze, ... More >>
Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>
The trendy spot is destined for success, though its menu is still a work in progress.
August is generally a slow restaurant month and this year was no exception. Aside from KRLD Restaurant Week madness, the surprise revelation about Lola, crowds piling into Marc Cassel's Park and the buzz about Smoke, it was one lackluster stretch.September should be even more interesting, what wi ... More >>
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