# What to do in dallas
Dallas Has a Joy Luck of Dumplings
The Joy Luck Club is a novel by Amy Tan that narrates the lives of four Chinese women living in San Francisco and their relationships with their Chinese-American daughters. They gather monthly to discuss their lives and commiserate about their difficult pasts as they play mahjong.
Terry Blacks BBQ Reigns Supreme
With roots hailing from Texas BBQ mecca, Lockhart, Texas, Terry Black’shas this amazing history in smoked meats which scream Texas. We had the fortune to speak to the Black twins recently, giving us some insight into what is being served in the fairly new 10,000 square feet digs located in Deep Ellum, in the heart of Dallas. Twin pit-master brothers Mark and Michael Black run operations will skills that transcend generations.
Check Out Taco y Vino
From brilliant minds sometimes comes restaurant concepts so simple it defies imagination. This one comes from Jimmy Contreras who formerly was a stalwart in the Dallas wine community. It was four years ago when Contreras opened Tacos & Vino, a Bishop Arts resto that is snugly fit into a tiny home and blends with the neighborhood perfectly.
Celebrate Pi(e) Day With Us in Dallas
On March 12, 2009 your lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224) recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. It is one of the more legit holidays we discuss here, and it is actually an homage to geeks everywhere who see the date as a reason to celebrate due to its mathematical implications. We say any reason to celebrate anything is just fine by us.
Downtown Hawthorn Is a Fantastic Steakhouse & More
Located at the bottom floor of the AT&T building at 208 S Akard and attached directly to the massive Discovery District, Hawthorn Sushi, Steak and Seafood sprawls deep into its space offering just what its name implies with a sushi counter and open kitchen for steaks and seafood.
Sweet Pop-Up Starts Today at Eataly Dallas
Get your sweet tooth ready! Eataly Dallas welcomes three Dallas sweet shops to each pop up in the marketplace for a week in March. Eataly Dallas is excited to partner with each local business to offer their sweet treats at Eataly, and new exclusive creations will be available.
Bob's Steakhouse for a Beautiful Bone-in Ribeye
Years before Bob's Steak and Chop Housewent location happy; we asked Bob what was up with the carrot. There was no crazy revelation, it dated back to his childhood where his mother made a version of this glazed carrot. Bob also mentioned it made sense, would you rather be a bone-in ribeye garnished with kale or some other green inedible, or a massive phallus-sized sweet carrot?
Hankering for Seafood? We Do Too!
There is no doubt that the people at Crave enjoy great seafood, and what a marvelous time of year to enjoy delicious creatures from the sea. Although none of us are Catholic at Crave (more heathen than anything else), the Lenten season gives us great reason to jump on the wagon to good food. From briny oysters to sweet crabs of all sorts and so much more.
Great Fried Chicken in Dallas
We love our fried chicken and have been seeking out the very best Dallas has to offer. We scoured the streets and found some with an ethnic twist, others are straight forward crispy fried and juicy.
Re-Opening of the Porch on Henderson in Dallas
We're happy to announce the reopening of The Porch after an extensive refresh of the restaurant that has been a fixture of the Knox-Henderson neighborhood for more than a decade. The renovations, which closed the restaurant in January, bring a renewed energy with fully remodeled interiors and exterior upgrades, including a “beer garden” with pergola and porch swing, and—most importantly for Texas—a year-round air-conditioned and heated patio. (Yes, it’s dog-friendly, too!)
Greenville Avenue Stalwart Blue Goose Shuttering
Peterson Management Group, the parent company of Blue Goose Cantina, announced today that it will be closing its original location, located at 2905 Greenville Avenue in Dallas, following its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration during the Pub Crawl/Block Party on Saturday, March 11, 2023, and closing blow-out the following weekend.
A List of Refined Chef-Driven Burgers in Dallas
Dallas has no shortage of the delicacy that is a burger. What makes a perfect burger is the flavor of the beef, and the freshness of the bun, and the toppings. A burger should develop a nice sear to trap all the juices inside itself. Pressing a burger releases all of its flavors and makes the burger dry and ends up crumbling. The toppings are just as important as the cooking process. Using fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions helps bring a crisp texture and flavor depth that makes your burger scream fresh. Sure, bacon.
Let's Get Ready to Ramble!
Much-anticipated neighborhood restaurant Ramble Room, by Dallas restaurateur Jon Alexis, will open to the public Monday, March 6 in Snider Plaza at 6565 Hillcrest Ave, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75205.
Table-side Desserts to Light Your Fancy
No one enjoys table-side service as much as yours truly. A discussion about this subject last evening it made me think of not just service, but table-side desserts in the Dallas area. We know where to find saganakiand a big wheel of cheese set on fire much to our amazement, but where are the sweets?
We Rate the Fast-Food Fish Sandwich
For those that follow along on social media, I have been spending my off hours hitting up fast food haunts swimming for the best in fish sandwiches. This goes along with our 40-day theme of seafood during the Lent season but also gives us an excuse to over-enjoy our favorite type of food. Anything that swims or crawls across the ocean floor is fair game.
Great Chicken Fried Steaks in Dallas
Chicken fried Steak is on our mind most often and we are always on the hunt for the next big CFS find in Dallas. We may have bypassed (see what we did there) your favorite but that is OK, make mention of your dining destination in the comments for inclusion!
Statler Dallas Closes Primos to make way for new Steakhouse
Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge at The Statler in Downtown Dallas shuttered its doors as of Sunday, Feb. 19. But the team at Refined Hospitality Concepts has big plans for the luxurious dining space it leaves behind. Work is currently underway to reinvent the space as LVI. The downtown steakhouse is slated to open in May.
Sandwiches in Dallas to Satisfy the Hangries
There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than fantastic bread, well-thought-out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding on a list of our favorites it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.