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Going Totally Texan and Tacos at By the Horns Brewing

  The greatest tacos ever to grace a greasy shell in DFW are almost always found inside an unsuspecting gas station. This is Texan knowledge 101. It goes in the same handbook that requires Texans to love anything dealing with longhorns, brews, queso, margaritas and recently, Topo Chico. By the Horns Brewing has not only read this handbook, they’ve turned it into doctrine. Located in Mansfield, By the Horns Brewing is the latest brainchild of Chef Jason Boso. He’s the man behind the comfort food classic concepts, Twisted Root Burger, (there’s also one next door) and the forever bustling Truck Yard. Some who’ve spent a little time chasing cheesesteaks and…
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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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7 Reason’s Eating at Edith’s French Cafe is Essential

  Sauce, mimosas and I’ll go ahead and take ALL of the croissants. Edith’s French Café just gets me. Here are 7 reasons why I can’t no longer live without nearly everything on their menu. P.S., this list could have been much longer.   It’s Beautiful Sunlight simply pours inside this space, which is ironic considering it was once the pretty dark and mediocre seafood restaurant, Rockfish. It’s bright and happy here, which immediately makes you smile and want to gobble down everything. Breakfast is Served all DAY LONG Forking down Ricotta Pancakes with blueberry sausage, berry compote and honey butter at 7 PM on a Wednesday is a thing…
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Satiating Spring at State & Allen Kitchen and Bar

State & Allen Kitchen and Bar 5 Stars Pork belly is quite the finicky food. If not prepared just right, particularly braised or fried, it simply does not work. Because of this I lead into every pork belly situation with caution. I extended this same fork first caution when trying out the new Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas at State & Allen Kitchen and Bar. After one bite it was clear my need for caution was absolutely unnecessary. The popular uptown neighborhood eatery recently launched a mouthwatering Spring menu that features 12 new bites and 17 signature new booze concoctions. This leads us back to their Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas. Topped…
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Grimaldi’s Enter’s Toyota Music Factory

Grimaldi’s is a pizza chain worth visiting. This is coming from a local restaurant and bar infatuated millennial. Recently the eatery made its way to Irving’s new Toyota Music Factory, giving us yet another reason to salivate over this space.  Before my visit, I’d never eaten at Grimaldi’s before, so I was pleasantly surprised by their wine selection. It’s not massive, but they do have a few of my favorites including the popular red blend 19 Crimes and the sexy If You See Kay from Lazio, Italy. My pal Mo Barrow and I decided to go with the highly recommended cabernet, Educated Guess. The flavor is fairly robust, earthy and dry.…
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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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A Little Lunch with Chef Tiffany Derry

Lunchtime on a Saturday isn’t always a thing. Often overshadowed by the expectations of weekend brunch, lunch usually doesn’t get its just do. But, on Saturday, August 19th that wasn’t the case, as foodie fans and booze lovers made their way to The Brixton at Shops at Legacy and took part in an afternoon of splendor with celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry. Strutting out to Jill Scott’s Golden, Chef Derry took to the stage to prepare three of her favorite dishes. Each dish was paired with a cocktail made with vodka or whiskey from Texas’ own Western Son Distillery. While showing off her cooking techniques, Derry enthusiastically answered questions from the…
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A Q & A with Executive Chef Tysun Thomas of Steel

On April 27th a much loved dining destination reopened its doors. Having been around for nearly 20 years, Steel has reemerged from eatery ashes. With a refreshed artistic interior and “loungey” feel, Steel has definitely spruced up their space. But, the changes haven’t stopped there. Enter new Executive Chef Tysun Thomas. Cooking new life into the menu, here are a few things to know about Steel’s Le Cordon Bleu Chef. What drew you to Steel? I wanted to share my gifts with an established restaurant like Steel because of my passion for Asian cuisine and the culture, also I have a high regard for the intricacy of making sushi and…
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Grubbing at Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

$ What to order- Though easily one of the least healthy options on the menu, the Weekender is tasty. The wrap is made with buttermilk fried chicken, pepper bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato and shaved carrot. Don’t forget the sides, especially the crunchy broccoli slaw. Where to find them– 1900 Abrams Parkway, Dallas, TX. 75214 Phone- (214) 828-8700 That whole parking thing– You shouldn’t have an issue parking, but the Lakewood Shopping Center parking lot can get a little hectic.
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A Glimpse at Public School 972

$$ What to order- While I got a kick out of the BLT Steak Salad, you should definitely, definitely save room for or simply order the lemon meringue pie to go. I promise, you will not regret it. Where to find them– 14854 Montfort Ave, Addison, TX 75254 Phone– (972) 788-8484 That whole parking thing– The lot is fairly large, but feel free to valet.    
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