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A Peak at Big Beat Dallas

  In a couple of weeks you will have the option of eating true Texan style brisket 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That includes after a late night of boozing and Bankhead Bouncing. The moment you flap your eyes open on any given day at any given time, tender, smoky brisket will be possible. Let that sink in for a second. Or better yet, get up and get yourself some brisket at this very moment, just because you can. Specializing in “Old Stove” recipes, Texas Jam House isn’t just dishing out brisket 24 hours a day, they’ve got a variety of classic Texas dishes. Including a meatloaf…
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Austin Eastciders Launches Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider

Grapefruit lovers, get ready to bow down to a new brew. Austin Eastciders has launched their latest flavor, Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider. An homage to a favorite Texas fruit, the cider is a delightful brewtiful combination of bitter, tart and slight sweetness.  Austin Eastciders is taking over the cider game with their refreshing gluten free and certified kosher brews. Based out of Austin, Texas, the company just opened a 1,960-square-foot tasting room in their hometown. They currently hold the number one spot for craft cider in Texas, and number three nationally. The ciders can be purchased in  various locations across the US. Current flavors include, the Original, Pineapple, Hopped, Texas Honey,…
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Pinstack Let’s You Fall in Love at First Flight

  Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate the love in your life. Grab a toast with the one you appreciate the most at Pinstack. Now throughout the end of February, all Pinstack locations across DFW are offering a wine lovers dream with Love at First Flight. For only $20 you will both partake in two matching wine flights with three tastings for each of you and an extra special dessert. And, if you really want to find out if you and your sugarfoot compatible, take the test. Choose your favorite wine from the flight then mark the combination which most accurately describes your relationship. Are you…
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Brunch at City Hall

Cute and cozy doesn’t begin to describe the ambiance inside the downtown Dallas Adolphus Hotel eatery, City Hall Bistro. Recently open the buzzing bistro specializes in European style cuisine. Brunch options include everything from a shared cheese plate, to Mushroom Tartine, a mushroom toast topped with tarragon mascarpone, pickled beech mushroom and a soft poached egg. This toast was made specifically for anyone who has a profound and devout love for mushrooms. The Pappas Bravas are essential to try when brunching here. Crispy potatoes are loved on with garlic aioli and topped off with a smoked paprika. Wash it all down with one of their fresh bubbly mimosas. What to…
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Sushi Marquee is an Edible Love Letter to the 80s

  Sushi Marquee 4 Stars The best things that ever happened, happened in the 80s and early 90s. From the creepily joyful delight of Teddy Ruxpin to a few not so well matched high schoolers dancing across their library on a Saturday morning during detention. And let us never forget the iconic throaty laughter of a comedian named Eddie Murphy whose timely humor and bs behavior could be seen in a variety of action packed hits during the era. Combine all of those fuzzy feelings from the 80s and early 90s with sake and chopsticks plus a patio that’s like totally rad and you’ve entered Sushi Marquee. Located inside Jerry…
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1991 Makes a Comeback at Sambuca’s Uptown

In 1991 clothes were extra loud and colorful. Robert De Niro was an incensed villain in the remake of Cape Fear. And, a cute little place called Sambuca’s that married jazz with delicious food was making its debut. Nearly 30 years later, this not so little restaurant is still drawing people in and celebrating like its 1991 with $19.91 specials. Throughout January the original Sambuca’s in Uptown Dallas is drawing folks in for a taste of what makes them special. The restaurant is serving a three course meal with your choice of salad, entrée and dessert for the price of $19.91. Start your trip back to the 90s with the…
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Get Ready to Roll in DOH This Spring

    From the people that let you get your roll on at Chills 360, this spring get ready to roll in the DOH. The upcoming concept is all about cookie dough. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of cookie dough flavors, from the classic stuff like peanut butter and chocolate chip to the interesting fruity pebbles. Bonus, you can enjoy your DOH topped with a variety of fixins, from pretzels to M&Ms. Get ready to get all DOHed up this spring. The DOH gets rolling this spring in Deep Ellum next to Chills 360.
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Black Bites and Booze DFW 2017

From pudding that leaves you smiling to crab legs that leave you craving, DFW has the privilege of being home to some of the tastiest Black Owned Businesses in the Metroplex. Each business featured in this guide is not only mouthwatering, but passionate. The passion can be tasted when sipping a Pain Killer and licking your jerk chicken covered fingers while dining at The Island Spot, or when smearing your croissant with peach cobbler jelly from MaDear’s. You are tasting a story. You are tasting love. Grab your fork and journey with Brandi’s Foodie Diary, The EATs Blog and myself to explore some of the best Black Bites and Booze…
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The Art of Envy at One90 Smoked Meats

One90 Smoked Meats – 5 Stars Ten minutes, and a platter. That’s all it took to gain your uncle’s title as pit master. Now officially the reigning champ, you’ve become a hero AKA Smoked Meat God. As the honey baked ham and fried turkey languish in sadness and abandonment, everyone is raving over your smoked brisket. So seasoned, so smoky, and so tender it can be eaten with a spoon. Your uncle now hates you. One90 Smoked Meats isn’t really a barbeque joint in the traditional sense, but more of a smoked meat boutique. They’re not just throwing baby back ribs and their cheddar cheese oozing house poblano sausage on…
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Whisked Away at Whisk Crepes Cafe

Whisk Crepes Cafe – 4.5 Stars My first experience with crepes came by way of the 24 hour Dallas eatery, Buzzbrews and their Flying Chicken Crepe. Ideal for a first time “creper”, it is a mixture of fresh spinach, tomato, onion and portabella mushrooms pan sautéed with marinated grilled chicken, rolled into a homemade crepe with mozzarella cheese, then topped off with poblano cream sauce. Eventually my infatuation with this crepe ran its course. In search of another crepe experience, I was none too thrilled about the eggy or sugar filled small thin pancakes that so often appeared on breakfast and brunch menus. And so, the search ended. Then a…
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