Shhhhh… a Peek Inside Don’t Tell Supper Club

What did you do last Saturday night? Because unless you helped a magician swallow a sword, watched a hipster juggler juggle knives, drank badass cocktails with friends, ate apps, mains and zerts studded with gilded sculptures and was genuinely surprised by how much fun it all was, I had a better Saturday night than you […]

Meat Your Friends at Corrientes 348: A #VIPeek

Meat your friends at Corrientes 348 South Americans just seem to know how to make friends easily. Well, Corrientes 348 just opened up downtown and now I think I know their secret. It’s food. Lots and lots of grilled meats and vegetables served family style in a festive setting. Corrientes 348 brought that spirit stateside […]

All the delicious Mediterranean food at Roti Modern Mediterranean 

Falafel balls, steak, chicken, salmon and spicy lamb meatballs! Rice, flatbread pizzas, hummus, veggies, salads, wraps, pita, sauces and more. It’s all good at @rotimodernmed. This Chi-town chain isn’t afraid of flavor. Opening tomorrow at @mckinneyandolive next to @dfgrille. Good call donating soft open proceeds to worthy cause @cafemomentum, too. #eatdrinkchangelives #foodthatlovesyouback (at Roti Modern […]

Tortaco: a Lot of Smoke, and Also Tacos

Tortaco: Smoke and Tacos, Tacos and Smoke Downtown on Ross, in a space that used to house two failed (yet delicious) Stephan Pyles restaurants, is Tortaco, a reasonably priced Mexican restaurant that is obsessed with Mezcal. If you’ve had Mezcal, you know it. It’s a smoky liquor related to tequila but, well, just super smoky. […]

A Park & Palate 2016 Recap with Pictures

In August we got a sneak preview of this year’s Park & Palate that tempted us with hamachi, sweet desserts by pastry chef Julie Vorce, and plenty of bubbles. Chefs and barmen gathered to let the media know about the annual fundraiser for the park and all it would entail this year. Fast forward to […]

Shake Shack Shacktoberfest Starts Today. Here’s What’s On The Menu:

Here’s how Shake Shack does Oktoberfest: If you’re not Oktoberfesting, what the heck are you doing?   They’ve got a big, big Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest beer in a commemorative glass for $10. A cheddar-stuffed-brat-on-a-burger situation (Brat Burger), complete with beer-fried shallots and Shacksauce ($7.59), A Shackmeister Brat topped with cheese sauce (the adorable Shake Shack word […]

J is for Juice: Featuring I am the Juice Place in Downtown Dallas

J is for juice: featuring I Am The Juice Place Here’s a fun fact: dragonfruit makes for the most beautiful smoothies in the whole world! Another fun fact? I Am The Juice Place, the newest little adorable juice bar in downtown is also a gift shop and stellar place to hang out and grab a […]

Black Ship Little Katana Docks at the Omni Downtown

Sushi is my jam. I have my favorites, as we all do, but I’m always looking for new sushi bars to sidle up to. When I was invited to a media tasting at Black Ship Little Katana, a sister restaurant to Katana and Little Katana (inside the Galleria and over on Travis in Uptown, respectively), […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: Café Momentum Breaks Bread, Comes Home to Downtown Dallas

This is a reposting of my article on the Dallas Observer’s City of Ate blog from this morning. As food writers, critics, bloggers, instagrammers and otherwise overly food-obsessed folk, it’s often easy to get wrapped up in the idea that food is somehow more important than it is. Yes, food nourishes our bodies. Food can […]

Say Hola to San Salvaje by Chef Stephan Pyles

Hello and welcome, all you wild saints out there. How do you know if you’re a wild saint? Well, are you up for new experiences? For trying something new? For a little egg white in your cocktail? Maybe start there and the bravery for the rest of it is sure to come. At San Salvaje […]

National Grilled Cheese Day is Coming. Are You Ready?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not reviewing effing baby food on this here blog. So stop asking. Even though I have a couple of food babies, I am most certainly NOT a foodie mommy blogger. But I do love cheese. So, when I heard about free grilled cheese sandwiches on […]

Pyles Surprises with San Salvaje, Opening April 28

Let’s talk about San Salvaje, the new restaurant coming from Chef Stephan Pyles. San Salvaje, which translates to “wild saints,” will open in the former Samar space on Ross in downtown Dallas on April 28. According to a release, San Salvaje “celebrates the union of pagan indigenous culture with a host of saints revered in […]