Literally and figuratively, it seems to be the former. Eat Sleep Eat Rating: A slice of toasted bread and butter may sound like a gratuitously ironic choice of cuisine for a restaurant, but the dish – yes, we’re calling toast a “dish” now – has grown so in vogue among chefs that it’s reached official trend status, and… Read More Toasted Coffee + Kitchen – Toast or Triumph?
When people ask me if I want to go out for tacos, I always hesitate. Not because I don’t want tacos – because I’m having a moment of silence for the tacos at Mr. Mesero. Dallas restauranteur Mico Rodriguez is locally known for his hugely successful family of Tex-Mex restaurants, and once again Rodriguez is dominating Dallas’ sit-down taco… Read More Mesero is Dallas’ Taco Restaurant on Every Corner
Eat Sleep Eat Rating: Dining options in Dallas are many and varied, from Tex-Mex to Southern to modern American. If you want tacos, there are at least 10 places I can think of immediately to get them (pro tip: definitely go to Mr. Mesero.) But Gemma carves its own niche in the city along Knox-Henderson… Read More Knox Henderson’s Hidden Gem(ma) – Dallas
The simple blue-and-white, Grecian-esque atmosphere at The Little Greek in Carrollton, Texas, is clean and inviting, and the staff attentive. A cheery server took a few minutes to tell us his story of childhood memories in Greece, where he ate gyros every day after school and skipped his mom’s dinner and his chores in the field on account of an… Read More Mezze for Days
Chestnut Square Farmers Market Probably the cutest farmer’s market ever, period. Set among original civil war-era buildings preserved and reconstructed as McKinney’s historic Chestnut Square, the village is a haven for children’s summer camps and hokey ghost tours. A few farmers’ stands were filled with late summer and fall produce, while meat sellers peddled free-range meats and… Read More What’s : Downtown McKinney, TX
I hadn’t been home for a New York minute before I found myself standing inside The Halal Guys, the Manhattan street food institution now with a shiny new storefront in Dallas. The black and white photographs plastered to the wall showing the original street cart on the corner of West 53d Street and 6th Avenue were enough… Read More Dallas has The Halal Guys, you guys
Scenes from my childhood bedroom: an old cowboy hat tacked onto the wall. The white wooden bookshelf and dresser – “rustic” and “distressed” are words my mother would use to describe them – overflowing with books, model horses and blue ribbons won in riding competitions. This darling blue French toile. So I feel right at home at Sissy’s… Read More Meanwhile in Texas: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen Review
Tucked along Greenville Avenue in Dallas is a humble abode with colorful facade of faded blue, white and red paint and curlicue-lettered windows. There’s a sign towering above it that reads, in all capital letters, “Kostas Cafe.” Inside, the dining room is cozy and warmly lit. The walls are covered in memorabilia and artwork from Greece. The… Read More At the Chef’s Table at Kostas Cafe