Going off on a Lark

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 6:15am

Trendy newcomer Lark on the Park lack point of view ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Y­ou could probably start a cottage industry coming up with trendy ways to describe current food themes. “Raw vegan organic.” “Seasonal modern.” “Farm-inspired food.” And the most dreaded, “New American cuisine.” But here’s a secret truth: Nobody really knows [...]

PHOTOS: Chefs for Farmers

Posted on 04 Nov 2013 at 10:07am

Blaine Staniford’s braised pork cheek in pumpkin butter was outstanding, and Janice Provost’s spicy wild boar bolognese warranted seconds. Jon Stevens’ pumpkin fritter, Elizabeth Clapner’s liquid chocolate with carrot-lemon foam and Garreth Dickey’s butterscotch

9 inches of fun

Posted on 01 Nov 2013 at 9:30am

Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs earns its ‘gourmet’ name with luscious fare   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Where is the best place in Dallas to get a 9-inch wiener? Some would say the ilume pool on the Sunday following a gay porn convention. But those who don’t have a perverted mindset need only head [...]

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 9:55am

Chefs for Farmers, the brainchild of FT33 chef Matt McCallister, is an event for both locavore foodies and those who want to celebrate the produce and protein of local farmers and ranchers. This second annual culinary festival returns to the heart of the gayborhood, Lee Park, on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1–5 p.m. Attendees will have [...]

Bam! Pak! Pao!

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 9:50am

The Design District’s newest eatery can feel like a comic book adventure   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  Life+Style Editor The name of Pakpao, a Thai restaurant in the up-and-coming Design District that opened mid-summer, look, at first glance, like the graphics on an episode of the old Batman TV series: BAM! PHOOSH! PAK! PAO! Of course it’s [...]

Nothing to wine about

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 9:45am

When you’re talking about high-quality Chilean wines, chances are you’re referring to the Concha y Toro vineyard abutting the Andes outside of Santiago. But when you’re talking about exceptional wines with no qualifications, well, then you’re talking Don Melchor. The premiere label in the Concha y Toro stable, Don Melchor has, in its brief 26 [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 04 Oct 2013 at 10:30am

  Ai Sushi Sake Grill has already opened along Cedar Springs, and another Asian restaurant in the gayborhood is set to re-open. Oishii has been shuttered during its renovation, but the popular sushi bar on Wycliffe will reveal its new look starting Oct. 22, if all goes as planned. Charlie Palmer at the Joule is [...]

Funday alert: Sissy’s finally opens for brunch

Posted on 26 Sep 2013 at 10:53am

“Gays love their brunches,” I observe within earshot of Lisa Garza, proprietress of the genteel Henderson Avenue eatery Sissy’s Southern Kitchen. “Who doesn’t love brunch?!” Garza quickly interjects. “It’s my favorite meal.”

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 at 10:00am

Burgers and Burgundy, the DIFFA foodie fundraiser introduced four years ago, is back for its fifth installment on Sept. 29, once again with Spoon chef/owner John Tesar leading the charge. Among the participating chefs at the garden-party event are Tim Byres (Smoke), Patton Robertson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck), T.J. Legnick (Shinsei), Blaine Staniford (Grace in Fort Worth) [...]

Taqueria 2.0

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:40am

Classic hole-in-the-wall tacos get a makeover (in looks alone) at El Tizoncito   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The first time I introduced a friend to El Tizoncito, he wasted no time in chastising the staff. But not for the reason you might think. “Your prices are too low,” he declared, anger rising in [...]