Lekka Means Good: a #VIPeek at the New Henderson Location

Lekka Means Good Last week my Food Bastard and I got to do drinks and dinner together thanks to a couple of really nice grandparents who were willing to take care of our crazy Food Babies while we hit the town. But where to go for dinner? It might be a humblebrag, but it’s also […]

Kitchen LTO 6.0 Featuring Chef NICK AMORIELLO Reopens

A chef with a killer pedigree (did anybody else really have a chance?) and photos of dished to drool over. I’m here to tell you that Kitchen LTO, round 6 began tonight, brunch starts this weekend, and lunch service starts next Monday. Chef Amoriello’s resume includes Nobu, Driftwood, Central 214, So & So’s and Rapscallion. So yeah, […]

A First Look at Lakewood Smokehouse #Comped

I’m just going to start by saying it would take a lot to make me forget about Ali Baba. That’s the Mediterranean-flavored deliciousness that used to reside at the end of my street in Lakewood. But I have to admit the folks who also own Three Stacks BBQ in Frisco have done a pretty sweet redecorating […]

Kin Kin is Gone Gone; Now Bite by Eddy T is Open on Oak Lawn Avenue #VIPeek

The restaurant formerly known as Kin Kin but now known as Bite, which was a restaurant in Fort Worth that closed, but not the Kin Kin in Fort Worth, because that one’s still kickin’, is open… as Bite now… on Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas. And there may or may not be more Kins or […]

Sneak Peek: Pakpao is OPEN in Preston Hollow Village!

Good news, Thai food fans: Pakpao is OPEN in Preston Hollow Village! You read that right. The much-anticipated second location of Pakpao Thai with chef Jet Tila leading the kitchen has finally, quietly, yet very stylishly opened for dinner Friday night in Preston Hollow Village off Walnut Hill and 75. They’re starting dinner service with a limited […]

More Mot Hai Ba, Please. #eatingeastdallas

Inside the teeny space that housed Watel’s Bistro, which before that housed the famous York Street restaurant, is a new Vietnamese spot created by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare. It’s cool looking, the menu is small but mighty and there are cute little details like bamboo paper straws and little red monkey friends to hang […]

@cityofate #CROSSPOST: 5 Beefs with Twin Peaks

I know Mockingbird Station is not going to like me for this. But I’m sorry. The economy is turning up, isn’t it? We don’t need to resort to this to get someone to pay rent in a busy shopping area, do we? We are not happy. Sorry, but I am not sorry. So yeah, I […]

Torchy’s Lands in Casa Linda

Good news for East Dallas eaters: Torchy’s in Casa Linda is now OPEN for taco business. That means I can get my taco of the month (this month it’s a Naughty Santa with shrimp), fried avocado taco (yeah that’s right), Mr. Pink (fish taco with seared tuna), and soda pop sweetened with cane sugar much […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: Trailercakes is Open in Knox Park

Good news, cupcake fans! There’s a new spot to get your mini cupcake on, and that spot is Trailercakes’ brick and mortar store on Knox/75. Bubbles’ mommies have closed the Garland spot in favor of this more Dallas-y haunt and I for one am psyched/terrified at the thought of being less than a mile from […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: Café Des Artistes is Open in One Arts Plaza

The latest in the Lombardi Family of Concepts and the latest replacement restaurant in Dallas’ One Arts Plaza, Café Des Artistes opened last weekend. The short story is that Café Des Artistes is lush, pretty and comfortable (unless you’re sitting in a rather tiny bistro chair), with a certain pre- or post-theater vibe to it. […]

New News: Mex-Mex Peak & Elm to Open in February

No joke: I was just saying to my stomach the other day that there’s good Mex-Mex in North Dallas (Meso Maya) and good Mex-Mex in the O.C. (Mesa Veracruz), but both are a decent jaunt from my East Dallas ‘hood. “We (my stomach and I) neeeeeed some fancy-ish Mex-Mex in East Dallas!” And like the […]