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Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Aug 29 - 12:48pm

One by one, customers line up at the counter to place their orders. And one by one, they carry away wildly over-the-top drinks and eats that would make any of our city’s top chefs raise an eyebrow. A family of four is passing around a fruit drink called rusa  — a tall glass...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2018 Mar 28 - 9:32am

Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans may have vacated the space and moved just down Boat Club Road, but a few Cajun dishes still remain on the new menu of Eagle Mountain Tavern, which took up residence in that spot last December. The former head chef of Reata, Brian Olenjack opened his namesake Olenjack...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2018 Feb 19 - 1:32pm

Rise Salon de Soufflé and Wine Bistro was one of the first restaurants to open last year in The Shops at Clearfork. “We are 10 years old in Dallas,” says co-owner Hedda Gioia Dowd, where her popular soufflé restaurant has been a Lover’s Lane mainstay. Rise No. 2 is...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2018 Jan 18 - 3:39pm

Isaac Hadley, founder and co-owner of Coco Shrimp Hawaiian Food Truck, wasn’t born near the ocean, but it seems engrained in his soul. Hadley grew up in Fort Worth and left for college at 17 to play tennis at Brigham Young University in Laie, Hawaii. He was quickly bit by the surfing bug and...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2018 Jan 18 - 3:07pm

When Dallas-based Bread Winners opened its first Fort Worth location in the former Blue Mesa spot at University Park Village last June, it didn’t immediately meet expectations. The Fort Worth location underwhelmed with its service and overwhelmed with its higher-than-average prices. After...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2018 Jan 18 - 10:21am

Inspired by their extensive travels throughout Vietnam and Thailand, husband-and-wife team Braden and Yasmin Wages opened their restaurant concept, Malai Kitchen, in 2011 in Uptown Dallas. Within five years, the couple expanded with a second location in Southlake, and just a few month’s ago,...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2017 Sep 20 - 12:37pm

Ever since Magnolia’s neighborhood tavern Zio Carlo’s became Chimera Brewing Company more than two years ago, the hangout has endeared itself to patrons who come for the craft beer, made in-house, and its scratch Italian kitchen. Housed inside a renovated 1950s-era laundromat, Chimera...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2017 Sep 20 - 12:25pm

The staff T-shirts at Gus’s Fried Chicken say, “If you haven’t eaten at Gus’s, you haven’t eaten fried chicken.” Well, I hadn’t eaten at Gus’s before the Tennessee-based chain opened a location in Fort Worth on West Magnolia Avenue in January, its...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2017 Aug 24 - 11:51am

Saint-Emilion has been in the able hands of several chefs through the years but has maintained a consistency in its menu and standard of service that continue to earn it accolades and loyalty that stand the test of time. Chef Summer Jones passed the torch to Kobi Perdue in mid-2015 and, sadly, I...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Aug 24 - 11:42am

It’s easy to justify poor dietary choices after a long workday or a jam-packed afternoon of errands and kids’ practices, but you can say goodbye to dinners that come in flat boxes or buckets. Geared toward the busy lives of locals, Lettuce Cook provides fresh gourmet food that only...

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