• One Ale of a Time at Brewhaha 2017
    May 21 at 7:35 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    Dallas' Brewhaha 2017 brought together established microbreweries and homebrews for an afternoon of beer, food, music and a market in the cedars. Operating on a lawn adjacent from the brand-new home of Four Corners Brewing, attendees also got a…

  • STIRR: Trendy in Deep Ellum with a View
    May 17 at 10:56 a.m. by Alison McLean

    It's clean, safe, trendy and in Deep Ellum. The drinks are fruity, sweet and not challenging. It also has a great view. Photos by Alison McLean

  • Sumo Shack: A Late Night Delight
    May 4 at 4:48 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Sumo Shack, the sister restaurant to Wabi House, opens on May 4 and will serve food until 4 a.m. on weekends. With dishes like Tokyo Dogs, matcha ice cream in a deep-fried bun and burger bao, this should prove to be a popular late-night snack spot…


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  • Tillman's Roadhouse Cleans Up with a Facelift
    May 2 at 10:51 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    The concept of the new Tillman’s Roadhouse is a Texas roadhouse, but “elevated.” The wood-paneled interior fairly glows red under the neon light of a Dallas Pegasus, and on busy nights, it's very loud. But the food has upgraded. Photos by Kathy Tran

  • Taco Libre — Wild with Flavor and Luche Libre Matches
    May 2 at 10:38 a.m. by Brian Maschino

    Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! Taco Libre brought flavorful tacos from more than 20 Dallas taquerias, offered Tequila, and presented interesting luche libre matches for spectators to indulge in. It was a festive day at the Dallas Farmer's Market on April 29,…

  • Iron Fork Serves Up a Delicious Time
    April 28 at 12:04 a.m. by Alison McLean

    This year's Dallas Observer Iron Fork at Fair Park was the best one yet – lines were short, food was stellar and 2,500 people ate and drank their fill. With ample supply and short waits, pretty much everyone got to try bites from the dozens of…

  • Local Press + Brew, Dallas' Most Instagrammable Coffee Shop
    April 21 at 2:45 p.m. by Beth Rankin

    Oak Cliff coffee and juice bar Local Press + Brew is preparing to expand with a second location off the Katy Trail and a vintage motorcycle shop called Local Moto, opening this summer next door to Local Press. The Oak Cliff cafe is known for its…

  • Jettison Is Hard to Find But Worth the Search
    April 20 at 4 a.m. by Alison McLean

    Jettison is an offshoot of Houndstooth Coffee and is tucked away off the neighboring coffee shop's Sylvan Thirty patio. While the coffee chain originated in Austin, the bar is the first of its kind. It’s dim and small, but rarely crowded crowded.…

  • Pancakes and Booze Packed it In with Enticing Visuals
    April 10 at 11:47 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    With body painting, artwork, pancakes and drinks available — lines wrapped around the Prophet Bar on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Barely any room to move art supporters wiggled their way through isles of local eclectic work. All photos by Kathy Tran.

  • Q Tacos at Macho's Cantina Is Part Cocktail Bar, Part Late-Night Taco Window
    April 10 at 4 a.m. by Beth Rankin

    The former Quesa space on Cedar Springs has a new identity: Q Tacos at Macho's Cantina, a joint cocktail bar and late-night taco window serving up fun fillings like brown butter-cauliflower on house-made tortillas. Take a look inside the new bar…

  • Shaken + Stirred Mixes It Up
    April 9 at 12:55 p.m. by Alison McLean

    Savor Dallas threw a delicious and stylish cocktail party on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Signature spirits were served at the top-voted hot spot, Happiest Hour. Chef hosts Chef Misti Norris, Chef David Uygur and Chef Nick Ocando created a charcuterie…

  • Ephesus: A Turkish Delight
    April 4 at 4 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, a new Turkish restaurant on Central Expressway, seems poised to push the trend farther along. Founded by a veteran of the more established Pera Turkish Kitchen, Ephesus is the kind of restaurant where the first…

  • Finding Beer Paradise at Fair Park
    April 2 at 4:14 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    The Big Texas Beer Fest rang in its sixth edition bigger than ever with a two-day event at Fair Park over the weekend. Big Texas Beer Fest boasted an estimated 500 beers from 120 breweries; the event is beer paradise for beer lovers and featured…

  • The Opulence of Town Hearth
    March 31 at 2:52 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    For the last several weeks, Restauranteur Nick Badovinus (Montlake Cut, Neighborhood Services) has been doing it this way at Town Hearth, a Design District restaurant that specializes in meat — steaks in particular — cooked over an open flame. Town…

  • Lounge Here's Marfa Vibes and Colorful Cocktails
    March 21 at 4 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    The popular East Dallas cocktail den Lounge Here, a project from Polyphonic Spree member Julie Doyle and former Hagfish drummer Tony Barsotti, features a gorgeous, intimate space "inspired by the lounges that existed on airplanes back in the…

  • Dining and Wining at the Dallas Arboretum
    March 17 at 12:34 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Wine enthusiasts chased the sunset away at the Dallas Food and Wine Festival at the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday, March 17, 2017. All photos by Kathy Tran.

  • The Pricy Indulgence of Uptown's Water Grill
    March 14 at 4 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    A Los Angeles-based seafood chain has arrived in Uptown with high confidence, big ambitions and eyebrow-raising prices. Water Grill already has the swagger of a place that’s been a fixture for years, married to a menu that’s eager to impress Uptown…

  • Breaking Bread at Bilad
    March 9 at 10:55 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    Breaking Bread NYC hosted two community dinner parties at Bilad, an Iraqi restaurant in Richardson, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Breaking Bread NYC organizes neighborhood restaurant crawls in New York City that highlight cuisines from countries…

  • Hosting a Dame Good Party
    March 7 at 12:19 p.m. by Alison McLean

    North Texas’ top females in the food industry wooed us on Sunday, March 5, 2017 with a Dame Good Party. 35 food and beverage stations from top female chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers, farmers, artisanal cheese and spirits makers, pastry chefs and…

  • Strutting at the Eberhard to Fight Cancer
    March 3 at 9:24 a.m. by Mikel Galicia

    Young Texans Against Cancer and Novolex presented S.T.R.U.T. (Striving To Resolve, Unite and Triumph) last night at The Eberhard to fight cancer and honor beneficiaries. The night included cocktails, music, a silent auction and a runway fashion…



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