Restaurants

This section features the latest articles on Dallas restaurants, bars, and food/wine festivals/tastings. New restaurants in Dallas open and close all the time, so instead of one off reviews, we offer foodie expert lists and “Best of” articles using themes such as best Dallas restaurant, best BBQ, best hamburger, etc. Often we’ll theme articles based on location like “Best Downtown Dallas Restaurants,” Lakewood, Oak Cliff, Uptown, Deep Ellum, and the like. Subscribe to our RSS or get updates directly via email using our subscribe page to get your Dallas food fix!

Deep Ellum Brewing Labor of Love III Homebrew Competition [Slideshow]

Deep Ellum Brewing Labor of Love III Homebrew Competition [Slideshow]

This beer-tastic event started around 6 p.m. and ended around 10 p.m. Unlike other events, Labor of Love seemed more fun-loving and less competitive overall. Maybe it was the low cost of entry ($30), and unlimited beer samples, but patrons seemed to be more gleeful because they got their money’s worth.

Uncle Julio’s Introduces Seven Made-from-scratch Fajita Dishes

Uncle Julio’s Introduces Seven Made-from-scratch Fajita Dishes

Recently, I met a date at the classic Uncle Julio’s on Lemmon. I love that place and have been going to years. However, I received a special invitation to try something new they have apparently been cooking up, along with some of their classics, like table-side guacamole.

Cool River Café to Host Martini Fest This Weekend

Cool River Café to Host Martini Fest This Weekend

Tweet Hailing from the late 18th century, the martini is a classic mixture of gin, vermouth and garnish that's appeared countless times in various forms throughout history. A favorite of many revered poets, writers and actors, it has become a mainstay in our society.  There isn't a menu that lacks this classic American cocktail. This [...]

Chamberlain’s Brau House, a True Bavarian Experience for Addison Oktoberfest

Chamberlain's Brau House, a True Bavarian Experience for Addison Oktoberfest

I'll admit, I've never actually attended a true Oktoberfest. I'd heard about the ones smattered across Europe in celebration of Germany each fall, but even growing up in Dallas I never had the opportunity to attend the city's most celebrated and cultural events. When I received the invitation to dine at the Oktoberfest-themed Chamberlain's Brau House last Thursday evening, I jumped at the chance.

Research & Development-Driven Secret Supper Club, Dinner Lab, Launches Today in Dallas

Research & Development-Driven Secret Supper Club, Dinner Lab, Launches Today in Dallas

New Orleans-based Dinner Lab, which "connects guests with new ideas in food by hosting pop-up events with emerging culinary talent to get feedback on what works and what doesn't" launches today in Dallas. This membership-based club gets immediate feedback on your likes and dislikes from a regional level, then creates special suppers in secret locations that are hosted often by locally-based up-and-coming, innovative, chefs.

Speaking of John Tesar, Check Out Knife Head Barman Michael Martensen’s New Cocktail Menu

Speaking of John Tesar, Check Out Knife Head Barman Michael Martensen's New Cocktail Menu

In case you missed it haven't picked up a paper, a certain expletive set the Dallas foodie Twittersphere astorm last month regarding Knife, a new Dallas resto in Hotel Palomar. Chef John Tesar fired an early morning tweet at Dallas Morning News lead food critic, Leslie Brenner, for a less than stellar critique and star rating.

The Best of Big D LIVE Happens Tomorrow Night

The Best of Big D LIVE Happens Tomorrow Night

The Best of Big D LIVE happens tomorrow night.

The 5 Best Restaurants at Taste of the Town by Taste of Dallas

The 5 Best Restaurants at Taste of the Town by Taste of Dallas

At around 6:30 p.m., our evening began at the Automotive Building. This is where they held Taste of the Town, the VIP Indoor Tasting Experience and main attraction for many of the night’s attendees. Upon entering, we were greeted by other businesses symbolic of the area and Dallas culture. Imagine the large, car-filled, air-conditioned concrete building from the State Fair’s car show. Now remove the cars and envision large booths and tables on said floor with the likes of Albertsons, the Farmer’s Market and other neighborhood tchotchke shops.

Ouí Like to Party: Bastille on Bishop is Back

Ouí Like to Party: Bastille on Bishop is Back

Celebrating its fifth year in Dallas, the largest French festival in North Texas has returned. On Monday, July 14th from 6-10 PM, you can experience everything that French culture has to offer without ever leaving Oak Cliff. Highlights of the day include a mussels competition, Vespa rally, crepe stands, petanque courts (what is petanque? Click here), French music, dancing, and wine tasting.

The Complete List of Independent Coffee Shops in DFW

The Complete List of Independent Coffee Shops in DFW

Whether you need a place to caffeinate, a comfy seat for weekend reading, or a cozy corner for a casual conversation, nothing beats the experience of an independently owned coffeeshop.