Hey There Nikkei

Hey There Nikkei… The newest hot spot in Uptown had only been open a few nights when I snuck in for a peek and a few choice sips. Nikkei, which is named for the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine (yes, it’s a thing, lucky us), is a sexy little spot that will leave you […]

A #VIPeek at Water Grill, Now Open on McKinney Avenue 

WATER GRILL DALLAS, I see you wavin’ Here in Dallas, we have a lot of restaurants. Like, too many. Far too many. That’s why so many good ones fail, in fact. But despite the plethora of choices, the number of quality seafood restaurants is actually quite small. I can count on one hand the seafood […]

Sneak VIPeek: Uptown Urban Market 

Food halls. They’re a new trend in the restaurant biz and one is finally poised to open in Dallas. The Uptown Urban Market, in the former Sfuzzi space (formerly the NAAN/weird-ass burger space), is almost ready. I happened to drive by at just the right moment to catch Jonathan Tobolosky, one of the partners and a friend of […]

Don’t Just Drive on by. Eat at Malai! #ThaiMeUp

If there’s one thing you need to know about Malai, it’s that it will likely surprise you. Tucked into the West Village shopping area in Uptown, it looks a bit unassuming. The patio is sweet, inside it’s often bustling with shoppers stopping in for a midday respite or a post-shopping trip bite before heading home. […]

A #VIPeek at how Del Frisco’s Grille does summer

Last week, the fine folks at Del Frisco’s Grille invited me out to their brand spanking new Plano restaurant to get a sneak peek at the newest DFG before it opened to the public. Unfortunately, this bitch doesn’t get all the way up that far north too often, so luckily for me, they were also […]

#brunchismyjam: a #VIPeek at the New Family Style Brunch at The Rustic

So the folks at The Rustic invited me and a few choice Dallas food bloggers and Instagrammers to taste out their new family-style brunch this past weekend, and as brunch is my absolute favorite meal (I’d even go so far as to say “Brunch is my jam,”) I was more than happy to attend. They call it […]

Barter: Home of Good Food and Many Douchebags

I know it’s kind of ridiculous for me to even mention the number of douchebags present at a restaurant on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas, but not mentioning it seems somehow worse. Let’s talk about Barter! Deal? Cocktails. These were fabulous, even before I realized Rocco was behind them. My only complaint? Their names. Don’t […]

Crushin’ on CrushCraft Thai Street Eats

  A few of weeks ago I visited CrushCraft Thai Street Eats in Uptown. This place replaced the Baker Bros. sandwich place where the workers at The Quadrangle (including myself, I must admit) had been forced to eat when time was of the essence. Luckily, CrushCraft is a far, far better option. Like, I’d rather […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: My First Look at Le Bilboquet

I might as well admit it. I’ve been on vacation. It was the glorious kind of vacation where you turn off your cell data and go somewhere beachy and eat marginally acceptable food for a week or so while doing nothing that you can’t do in your bathing suit and flip flops. But right before […]

NEW FOOD NEWS: Belly & Trumpet BRUNCH Starts Sunday

Hello, brunch lovers. Sound the horns once again! For Belly & Trumpet will begin serving brunch this Sunday from 11-3. Huzzah! I don’t know if you know this, but I really, really love brunch. Like, REALLY. I love everything about it. The lazy pace, the day drinking, the espresso drinks and most of all, the […]

NEW NEWS! Mutts is Coming in May to Uptown #woof

Part restaurant, part dog park, all BIG. That’s Mutts, the “Modern Day “Roadside” Burger Stand/Dog Park ” in the former Hank Haney Golf space in Uptown. Fun stuff about Mutts: • From Free Range Concepts partners, Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan  of Bowl & Barrel, Sunset Lounge and The Rustic • There will be a private, maintained […]

#Giveaway Alert! WIN 2 Tickets to Dishcrawl Dallas’ Neighborfood on April 7!

Good news, food fans! The folks at Dishcrawl Dallas have given me 2 tickets to their next event, an Uptown crawl called Neighborfood. And luckily for you, you can win them. First, the obvious: Follow me on both Facebook and Twitter. Because it’s the cool thing to do. After you do that, comment on this […]

Not Very Standard at All: The New Menu at The Standard Pour

Remember that scene in Sweet Home Alabama (shame) where Reece Witherspoon exclaims, “You have a baby…in a bar?!” Some things just feel out of place in bars. Like a NY Strip, or buerre blanc, for example… Have you ever walked into a place, expecting it to be a one thing, but discovering that it’s much […]

#VIPeek: Dinner at Max’s Wine Dive Brings Surprises

Max’s Wine Dive opened a few weeks ago in the space vacated by BORDER’S bookstore long ago. As a casually interested passerby type of person, I noticed that fried chicken and champagne were kind of a big deal to them. And when I finally walked inside last night at the media dinner party they hosted, […]

Pinkberry Introduces Strawberry, Officially Declares Start of Summer

Well, that does it. Once Pinkberry introduces its special summer flavor (last year it was Watermelon), summer can officially begin. This year, VP of The Saxton Group Adam Saxton invited me over to chat and photograph the goods while he treated me to a big spoonful of summer at the Uptown location. Pinkberry doesn’t just […]