Cocktail ramblin’

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 7:20am

Dallas’ cocktail culture is as craft-centric as its chef-driven restaurants ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Ever since news broke that Leann Berry — one of the most popular (and acclaimed) bartenders in North Texas — would be taking a break for a few months, desperate alcoholi… err, “savvy cocktail enthusiasts” have been faced […]

Tasting notes

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 8:05am

Kitchen LTO returns, and The Mansion on Turtle Creek has a new exec chef Kitchen LTO is officially back. After closing at its Trinity Groves location earlier this summer, owner Casie Caldwell launched a crowdfunding campaign to have the culinary laboratory return. She’s raised the necessary money, and so the new Deep Ellum version of […]

Last call

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

Master mixologist Leann Berry bids farewell to Komali   The career of a bartender is an itinerant one. Bars and restaurants come and go, but if you know how to mix a killer drink, you can write your own ticket. Ask anyone in Dallas who can shake, stir and mix a drink with the best, […]

Back to the classics: Chef Scott Gottlich revives some favorites for a limited time

Posted on 20 Oct 2016 at 4:01pm

Back to the classics: Chef Scott Gottlich revives some favorites for a limited time

Gyro worship

Posted on 21 Sep 2016 at 12:47pm

Our drive-by tasting of the trendiest new restaurant: The Halal Guys ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Dallas: Buckle of the Bible Belt. A city so conservative and Christian, even the gays flock to church in droves. Why, the thought that Red State U.S.A. would permit Islamic fundamentalism is as unthinkable as… as… well, as […]

Cookout fundraiser Burgers & Burgundy moves to Trinity Groves

Posted on 07 Sep 2016 at 8:23am

Burgers & Burgundy for its 8th year will move to the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, the walkway connecting Calatrava’s “Large Marge” with the Trinity Groves development in West Dallas

A brunching of gays

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Our hunt for the best Sunday Funday spots in Dallas. This week: Cook Hall ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Sometimes you can win for losin’. No matter what, everything seems to go wrong. You don’t have to believe in curses to feel cursed. Which is what happened at my most recent brunching experience at […]

Pink Magnolia celebrates first birthday with rosy party

Posted on 30 Aug 2016 at 8:25am

Pink Magnolia celebrates first birthday with rosy party

Cocktail Friday special edition

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

It has become as prevalent in foodie culture as snarky Yelp reviews and truffle-oiled mac and cheese: National [Insert Food Item Here] Day. Name your favorite: National Fajita Day. National Margarita Day. National Quinoa Day. (OK, I don’t know there is one of those, but the rule holds.) It’s not a bad thing, really; it lets […]

Salum: A fresh look and an old favorite

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:20am

The transfer of ownership of Komali didn’t just give new life to one restaurant, but two. A big reason for the sale was so that chef Abraham Salum could concentrate his energies on his self-named Salum restaurant, which opened in 2005. Eleven years is a long run for any chef-driven concept, but a recent visit […]