Top knotch

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:00am

A Brunching of Gays heads for Uptown’s hottest eatery: Top Knot   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Uchi opened its Maple Avenue location last summer following months of fanfare, it was welcomed with orgasmic enthusiasm. Here was a sushi restaurant that was more than a “sushi restaurant;” a Japanese fine-dining establishment free of […]

Let them eat cake

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 6:15am

SusieCakes founder’s unabashedly feminist bakery wants everyone to celebrate the sweet life — including betrothed same-sex couples ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com When Susan Sarich decided she wanted SusieCakes — her 10-year-old California-based bakery mini-chain — outside of its home state, she went about it methodically: She analyzed market data and demographics and […]

A brunching of gays • State & Allen

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:35am

Back to Uptown at State & Allen Kitchen+Bar “They have the only bloody mary bar in Uptown!” Valentine exclaimed while scouring the web for online menus, looking for our next target restaurant for A Brunching of Gays. “Oh,” I said, “I didn’t realize you were such a fan of bloody marys.” “I’m not,” Valentine deadpanned. […]

I’ll be a mother clucker! Street’s Fine Chicken set to open next month

Posted on 21 Apr 2016 at 2:22pm

I’ll be a mother clucker! Street’s Fine Chicken set to open next month

Cocktail Friday: Spring flings

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 12:33pm

Cocktail Friday: Spring flings

Taco Libre returns to salute street food

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:35am

Last summer, Downtown Dallas sizzled on a warm summer afternoon with the first-ever Taco Libre, a celebration of the definitive Mexican street food with about a dozen taquerias from across North Texas showing off their skills with the simple flavor bomb of a taco. This year’s incarnation of Taco Libre — once again curated by […]

Drive-by tasting

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:30am

One visit. One meal. One shot to get it right: Trompo ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Trompo Luis Olvera likes tacos. And he wants you to like tacos, too. In fact, the outside of his brand-new West Dallas taqueria Trompo still boasts the awning from the space’s previous owner, Mr. Phil’s Bar-B-Que; Trompo’s name […]

Taco love

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 6:15am

The Sylvan Thirty development scores another hit with Austin import Tacodeli ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com With the exception of a cup of tea, the taco is perhaps the simplest of all prepared foods … which is precisely what makes it so difficult to get one right. Tortilla, protein, garnish. That’s all you […]

Home chef recipe suggestion: Cheesy squash

Posted on 12 Apr 2016 at 10:16am

Home chef recipe suggestion: Cheesy squash

A Brunching of Gays

Posted on 01 Apr 2016 at 6:15am

Our hunt for the best Sunday Funday spots in Dallas. Up this week: Remedy ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Valentine, my brunching companion, judges many restaurants more harshly by their soundscapes than their tablescapes. “Music is life!” he insists. “Oxygen is just top 5… maybe 4.” Point is, for him, brunch is as […]