Lovers Seafood is for Lovers (of Seafood) #VIPeek

Do you love fish? I do. Last week, the team at Lovers Seafood & Market invited a group of media and influencers (including Yours Truly) to a #VIPeek at the newly renovated spot before it opened to the public. Reborn from a former seafood market (Rex’s), and with the feel of another seafood market (TJ’s), it’s not […]

Now Open: A First Look at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Texas Scratch Kitchen is Now Open There’s a new kitchen in town, and yes I’m talking about a renovation, but not the home renovation kind, though the before/after is quite shocking. In a space that used to house Coconuts Island Grill in Pavilion Center near Inwood Village, full of fun, colorful, fishy flavor, stands the wooded, […]

Shinsei: A Dallas Mainstay For Everyday Celebrations

Was my birthday dinner better than yours? Possibly. Did you spend yours with good friends and Shinsei? Well, let’s just say I’m a lucky girl, and also let’s not talk about how old I am. Oh. And let’s start with dessert, shall we?   Banana pudding goodness. Four spoons. I’m not entirely sure if the […]

Madrina on a Monday…

I was invited to Madrina to sample some of the menu and ended up chatting with owner Michael Martensen for quite a while as we ate. And you know what? Even after all the dang drama it’s clear he’s a nice guy. And not only that, Madrina is a beautiful, beautiful place with great food and […]

Peep The Menu: Austin’s Royal Blue Grocery is Coming to Highland Park Village

It’s early, but my stomach is growling. I’m planning a party. No occasion, just looking at the catering menu at Royal Blue Grocery is making me want to plan a party. Because I want to eat this sandwich platter. And some bagels. Well, I’ll need to try the bagels first. See if they’re worth their […]

Dive into Dive Coastal Cuisine’s New Summer Menu

A few weeks ago, Dive Coastal Cuisine (home of my favorite ahi tuna wrap on the planet), invited me in to sample some of the new summer menu items before they officially introduced them. Such a treat! Franchesca Nor, the chef-owner, grew up with such a strong foundation for caring about sourcing local, fresh ingredients […]

A Little East Hampton in University Park: East Hampton Sandwich Co.

If you’re ever missing your yacht, or whatever, head on over to Snider Plaza and have a sandwich at East Hampton Sandwich Co. Everybody says it feels just like East Hampton, but never having been there, to me it seems like a nice, bright place with good sandwiches. That just happens to be packed to […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: The Front Room is Open on Hillcrest

Last night, my food bastard and I ventured out to SMUland to try The Front Room. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, as earlier the hostess told me they have everything “from frito pie to filet mignon.” She didn’t lie, both of those things, and lots in between, are on the menu at The […]