Shows what I know. Of all of the Mico Rodriguez restaurants, Mesero Miguel, on Henderson Avenue, was my favorite. But apparently the restaurant is in trouble. See also: Mico Rodriguez and His Growing Tex-Mex Empire Are Putting Mi Cocina to Shame The sign has been taken down for a rebranding effor ... More >>
All chefs are busy, but the husband and wife duo behind Malai Kitchen have set a new standard for what it's like to have a lot on your plate. When they're not brewing their own beer, expanding their restaurant, or learning exactly how hard it is to make their own coconut milk, Braden and Yasmin Wage ... More >>
Mico Rodriguez's latest gives Preston Hollow some much-needed Tex-Mex but fails to delight.
I'm getting excited. Mesero, Mico Rodriguez's latest restaurant, is slated to open in a few more weeks in the Inwood Plaza. I'm curious to see how it will fit in with the rest of the Mesero family. It doesn't seem so long ago that Rodriguez was preparing to open Mr. Mesero, his first restaurant af ... More >>
Mico Rodriguez's latest tries to do too many things to communicate any of them well.
Back in June we had a brief conversation with Mico Rodriguez about his soon to open Mesero Miguel, the Mexican restaurant that will replace the Lemon Bar after its failed attempt to take over the space this spring. Before that, Alma brought fluffy tortillas and Mexican food to the same building, but ... More >>
Workers today covered the windows of 2822 N. Henderson Ave. with the brown butcher paper that marks most build-outs, for what restaurateur Mico Rodriguez calls a complete renovation to make way for Mesero Miguel, an upscale version of the Mr Mesero he opened on McKinney Avenue in 2011. "We're going ... More >>
Some spaces are just more temperamental than others. We've debated many of the qualms attached to certain parcels of real estate here and there, especially the fickle area known as Knox-Henderson. While some restaurants come and go quickly, others live long and prosper. After Alma closed in late 2 ... More >>
Is it quitting time yet? We're close. ZestFest is going down at the Irving Convention Center this weekend. Make sure you stock up on your TUMS, and avoid hospital trip inducing capsaicin extracts. It's also shaping up to be a fine weekend for patio drinking, but before you go we've got a week to wr ... More >>
A few weeks ago I tuned into an NPR broadcast out of DC. The Kojo Nnamdi show featured local journalists, and they discussed the state of dining in the nation's capital. Tom Sietsema, food critic for the Washington Post, made reference to a survey that determined diners were more inclined to return ... More >>
November was a busy month for restaurant owners in Dallas, with several spots opening and a few closing their doors. Read on for the full slate, and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Openings: Del Frisco's Grill ... More >>
This mole was so alive with flavor it shook the camera.The waiter sets down the photogenic plate of pollo con mole in front of me, and I behold once again the earthy, lavalike chocolate morass, oozing like primordial mud. The aroma wafts through my nostrils, and I quickly grab a forkful and savor ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDrinks at Lazare.No one relishes disaster.Take that back. No one relishes disaster in their own community. While wary of competition, restaurant owners also know that a popular venue opening nearby helps drive traffic, and traffic means potential profit.Yet sometimes man's reach ex ... More >>
Wow, the end of November crept up on us.Things generally seem to slow down as we approach the end of a year. And while the days have ticked by with surprising speed, restaurant business lagged as the economy continued to wallow.Still, the month wasn't all that bad. Sure, there were some moments o ... More >>
Seems there's always much ado about little in the restaurant news. So it was in October: Lazare became Lemon Bar and will, most likely, become something else before long. Ten 15 Elm (or 1015 Elm, I was never sure) decided to call itself Thrive instead. The ballyhooed Jean-Michel's, coming to down ... More >>
Alex FloresLike so many of the world's most famous dishes, the true origins of mole are shrouded by time. Is it, as many insist, from Puebla or did cooks in Oaxaca first concoct the spicy bitter chocolate sauce? Maybe it was created by nuns. Some say it resulted from a kitchen accident.Hardly see ... More >>
Also: Mico Rodriguez is close to opening the TV-free Twenty 2.
We have a few questions about Tom Leppert's inaugural speech, delivered yesterday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and reprinted in its entirety after the jump (courtesy the city's Web site). But chief among them is this: Why did Leppert say, "A well-known philosopher once said, 'What is a ... More >>
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