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Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 12 - 11:06am

At La Familia, everyone is greeted with a handshake and a smile. This simple gesture sets the stage for their notorious attention to detail and commitment to service.

With the addition of an adjoining dining room, including a private party room and colorful bar area featuring Southwest landscapes topped by beautiful blue skies, the wait goes quickly at La Familia. The wooden tabletops are branded with the LF logo, and stucco walls are stained in a mocha hue...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 12 - 10:51am

Elizabeth Northern has a fascination with cheese, make that a passion! That is why she opened The Magnolia Cheese Co. last December, and she hasn't been able to wipe that satisfied grin off her face ever since.

Northern says that the mission of her team of experts and cheesemongers "is to both educate and delight" their clientele. That sounds like heady stuff, but once you visit, you'll get it. Before the days of the cheese department at Central Market or having a plethora of imported...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 2 - 2:25pm

Chef Felipe Armenta's newest creation, pacific Table, has everything but a view of the water.

| by Courtney Dabney | photography by Jason Kindig | The Pacific Northwest is distinctive for its modern and earthy architecture, as well as its unique cuisine. Seattle and Vancouver are both oriented toward the water. The ocean permeates every detail of life there and commands center stage on most...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 2 - 2:09pm

After opening his first restaurant in 2001 in Arlington, the ravenous Piranha Has taken over in six other Texas cities including downtown Fort Worth.

| by Courtney Dabney | photography by Jason Kindig | The reason for this bankable success has been a creative take on sushi, so much of which in our area has been Anglicized or  dumbed down in an effort to market to Texans’ typically timid palates. Piranha took a decidedly different...

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. John,...

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 ‘...

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