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The Biscuit Bar Bedazzles with Buttery Biscuits

The Biscuit Bar – 5 Stars Few things in this edible existence are worse than biting into a dry biscuit. You will require no less than a gallon of water to wash down the unpleasantness. But, when a biscuit is buttery and soft with just the right amount of crispness, then you have found a beautiful, beautiful biscuit and chances are, you’re eating it at The Biscuit Bar. A place that serves biscuits, tots, and alcohol on tap sounds too deliciously carby and boozy to be true. But, alas it is. Located inside The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano, owners Jake and Janie Burkett are serving up comfort one…
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Getting Fried at #getfried Fry Cafe

  #getfried Fry Cafe Part of the joy in being alive comes from knowing that fries exist. And there are so many versions of their fried potato existence. But, ask yourself, could you imagine a place where the menu is primarily made up of…fries. It exists. #getfried fry cafe recently opened in Deep Ellum and they are serving everything from the basic French fry, to waffle, to gravy and cheese curd doused Poutine. It goes without saying, you’re not going to visit this place if you’re watching your waistline, but for those gluttonous grubbers looking for a good time, it’s worth checking out. Like their slogan says, “Sometimes it’s good…
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Brunch and Other Good Things at Thirsty Lion

  A damn good fried potato aka French fry will always be a spot of weakness for me. Pair that with a well-seasoned spicy crispy chicken sandwich, and I’m ready to commit.  While I am not particularly crazy about a lot of chain eateries, when a place does things right, you’ve got to give props. And, without a doubt Thirsty Lion deserves quite a few props. Late last year Thirsty Lion joined multiple other eateries opening their doors at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving. With their founding roots in Portland, and knowing the delightful things I know about the grub in Portland, expectations were HIGH to say the least.…
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Whiskey Cake Comes to Irving

    There’s whiskey and there’s cake. The name of this restaurant alone brings joy to my taste buds. Now, Whiskey Cake is spreading that whiskey soaked joy to Irving. The eatery recently opened their sixth location, finally providing the folks of Las Colinas with a little taste. With their latest location, you can still expect to be whisked away by their ever growing whiskey selection. For the grubbers that know, their deviled eggs are still a staple, with the ingredients changing often. One day their filled with smoked salmon, another topped off with fried chicken skin. It’s rather remarkable to know that a deviled egg can be so damn…
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Devouring Denton: The Foodies Takeover

Getting out of town doesn’t always mean hoping on a plane. Sometimes you just need a getaway that feels far away without the matching price tag. So grab a few friends and make your way to a little town called Denton. Primarily known for cheap shots and college kids sporting Mean Green attire, one could easily dismiss Denton as being a party town for students. And while that’s true, this place still has more to offer than just Jell-O shots and freshman angst. To that avail, a few foodie pals and myself decided to descend upon the town and grub and sip our way through it. Before beginning our rendezvous…
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The Revamp at 3 Stacks Smoke and Tap House

Where flatbread covered in tender smoked brisket happen, you can ensure that you have found a good place. The Smokehouse Flatbread is just one of the latest items on the revamped menu at 3 Stacks Smoke and Tap House. Buttermilk and Bacon Hushpuppies are a crispy love letter to Texans rolled up in deep fried cornmeal, served with queso and jalapeno jam to boot. Another sharable plate worth trying out are the fried green tomatoes topped with charred corn salsa. If you order the ribs here, get a side of the garlic mashed potatoes. They’re lush and smooth and just divine. Wash it all down with one of their craft…
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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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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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Don’t Tell Supper Club, The Experience

Don’t Tell Supper Club – 4.7 Stars Pull a sword from a man’s throat. Watch in awe as people go through rings and suspend themselves in curtains aka aerial performances. Sip on a cocktail aptly named Green Eggs and Ham then let your fork slip into tender Smoked Yellowtail Sashimi. This isn’t someplace you need a plane to get to. But, it is an escape from the norm. Don’t Tell Supper Club isn’t your average night out in Dallas. Tucked away in Downtown Dallas, from the outside, there’s really nothing too assuming about Don’t Tell. Open Thursday through Saturday night, this place easily blends into the fabric of buildings surrounding…
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