Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Sep 25 - 3:42pm
It is the latest foray of Bobby and Donna Albanese, who are also the owners of Piola Italian Restaurant and Garden. I guess I was expecting a mostly Mediterranean menu since that is what they have proven themselves to be so adept at for years. But this menu can only be described as eclectic. Most...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Sep 25 - 3:31pm
The first time I ever tasted a fresh Gulf oyster was at J & J Oyster Bar. It was resting on top of a saltine cracker with just a dash of Tabasco sauce. That’s the way my father taught me to eat them.
This is the kind of place Jimmy Buffett would feel right at home. Flip-flops and...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Aug 28 - 10:53am
In London, it's common to find quaint family-operated ethnic restaurants, like The Vine Greek Taverna, dotted along just about any street you stroll down. Each one pays homage to a different element of the diverse population in that age-old city.
The Vine opened its doors nearly a year ago. It celebrates the Greek heritage of owner John Ieronymides, who runs the restaurant with his wife, Julie, and their daughter Sammy Hatley, who will be responsible for more of the daily operations as the Ieronymides’ ease into retirement.
Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2013 Aug 28 - 10:39am
Tucked away in a quiet shopping center off of Hulen, Maharaja Indian Restaurant offers dishes with plenty of spice and authenticity.
After stepping through the restaurant’s entrance, the strong smell of curry instantly triggers your taste buds. Maharaja is no frills, but the food keeps customers returning. Saffron- and cinnamon-colored walls are adorned with Indian-inspired décor, and red-and-white checkered cloths...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jul 25 - 9:25am
A stroll through the Chef's Pantry Garden behind the Classic Café in Roanoke gives you a hint as to what is inspiring Chef Charles Youts during any given season.
When we visited in early summer, yellow and zucchini squash were in season. The pristine vegetables were hand-picked to form the foundation of a squash casserole. The home-style side dish incorporated eggs and buttery breadcrumbs, allowing the squash to take center stage. Fresh herbs and greens are...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jul 25 - 9:05am
Campisi's flatbread Pizza has been legendary in Dallas since 1946. Now the ever-expanding empire puts down roots in Fort Worth.
David Campisi bears a remarkable resemblance to his grandfather, Carlo. He has taken the reins at the family-owned favorite and has been busily expanding the franchise around the Metroplex in recent years.
“In 1950 we moved to our Mockingbird Lane location to take over the previous ‘...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jun 28 - 11:31am
Not much has changed at Mancuso's Italian Restorante on White Settlement since they first opened back in 1987, that is until now.
Co-owner Michael Mancuso has been running the day-to-day operations for the past seven years, giving his mother Cathy a well-deserved break. Michael began dishwashing and cooking at the restaurant as a boy. He was actually running the kitchen by the age of 12, so he knows every aspect of the...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jun 28 - 11:20am
The Highly anticipated Waters - Bonnell's Coastal Cuisine opened to rave reviews with a menu that changes daily depending on what catch is the absolute freshest.
Everything has been toned down to a serene simplicity in the formerly vibrant Bailey’s Prime Plus location. Soothing grays and mild lavenders blend with crisp white tablecloths and black leather chairs in the dining room. Subdued elegance abounds.
Overhead, a glistening metallic mobile...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 2 - 11:12am
Located in between Monticello and the Museum District is a very popular little house. The snug dining room and welcoming patio are as inviting as any of the homes that surround it.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala with Ricotta and Mozzarella, shallots, walnuts and polenta in a Marsala Portobello sauce was both attractive and tasty.
Bone-in Chicken stuffed with Ricotta, Pamigiano-Reggiano, spinach, roasted...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 2 - 10:52am
The tradition of the Vaquero goes back centuries. Originally Spanish, the Mexican cowboys have their own unique history and mystique. Likewise, Los Vaqueros newest University location has a heritage all its own.
Pictured from left to right: Michael Cisneros, John Cisneros and Yvonne "Kiki" Cisneros
The Stuffed Jalapeños
The Steak Ranchera is a longtime customer favorite that...