It's a good thing Ash Wednesday is next week, because you're going to need to do a lot of repenting after this weekend. You've got an excuse to indulge in gumbo, King Cake and plenty of beer because it's Mardi Gras, so go ahead and sin a little. You can ask for forgiveness next week, if you're int ... More >>
Worth the effort.The key to enjoying crawfish, according to chef Michelle Carpenter, is patience.
Carpenter, of Zen Sushi, is advising attendees at Mardi Gras Oak Cliff's first-ever crawfish boil this Sunday to accept there's no quick way to peel a mud bug. Carpenter, who's preparing 500 pou ... More >>
All right, folks, it's that time of the year again for die-hard college football fans to take over Fair Park with their crimson red or burnt orange-painted bodies. Yes, it's Texas/OU weekend. We're sure there's about gazillion watch parties from which fans can choose to watch the Red River Shoot ... 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 >>
Recipe Demonstrated by Chef J Chastain of The 2nd Floor Bistro
The year and, well, decade are coming to a close for us. It's time to stock up on confetti, silly New Year's hats and horns and of course, lots of Champagne to give this year a proper farewell.
In the past year on Appetite for Inst ... More >>
Birthday girl and Zen Sushi chef Michelle Carpenter.Michelle Carpenter, chef at Zen Sushi (380 W. Seventh St.) in Oak Cliff's Bishop Arts District, celebrated her 40th birthday by offering a sake deal over the weekend. Unfortunately you missed it. We did, as well. But while that one-weekend only dea ... More >>
Demonstrated by Michelle Carpenter of Zen Sushi
After 21 years behind a sushi bar, Michelle Carpenter knows a thing or two about fish. "It's very interesting--there's a lot of thought that goes into it," the owner of Zen Sushi says of her specialty, known for its delicate balance of textures and ... More >>