The Cedars Social (Brunch)

 The Cedars Social opened about a month ago and thanks to a little social media birdy, I was alerted that the swanky 1970s cocktail den would debut its brunch last Saturday. Here’s a little foodporn to excite your breakfast sausage:      Marmalade Collins (pictured left)      The fluffy ephemeral Red Tomato Omelette will bring out your inner Wylie Dufresne egg fetish.     … Continue reading

The Grape Restaurant

The Grape opened in 1972 and was the first restaurant in Dallas to offer a blackboard menu as well as one of the first to offer wines by the glass. In 2007, the Greenville Avenue institution was acquired by returning chef, Brian Luscher and his wife and General Manager Courtney. Over the years The Grape’s employee list that reads … Continue reading

Pluckers Wing Bar (Grapevine)

Move aside Buffalo Wild Wings and Hooters, there’s a new mother plucker in Grapevine — Pluckers! I welcome Austin restaurant establishments with open stomach and open arms wings. (What’s the other Austin establishment that holds dear to my heart? Torchy’s! And you can read my post here. And for the love of self-promotion, I also blogged about the Original … Continue reading

Neighborhood Services (The Original – Lovers)

If Neighborhood Services (NHS) were a person it’d be… The boy next door that everyone has a crush on. Have your parents and grandparents meet him, they’ll fall in love too. He’s down to earth and talented. He’s popular – not the cocky popular guy but the effortless cool guy. He’s the kid everyone wants … Continue reading

Smashburger (Addison)

Smashburger has been… well… for lack of a better pun… a smash hit here in the DFW. But literally speaking, Smashburger puts a ball of meat on their grill and smashes it to form a patty. Other than the art of smashing a patty, Smashburger prides themselves on fresh ingredients and customization. You can have it your way … Continue reading

Pluckers Wing Bar (The Original)

The idea for Pluckers came about circa 1991 in the dorm room of THE University of Texas.  Dave and Mark couldn’t find a good wing place in Austin that had dine-in, take-out, and delivery. After four years of testing sauce recipes and applying for loans, in 1995, their first wing restaurant was finally opened. Located in … Continue reading

Cain & Abel’s

Recommended for: College students any time and any day, and graduates trying to relive old memories. Cain and Abel’s, or more affectionately dubbed “Abel’s” by college students, is conveniently located in the heart of West Campus (west of campus from THE University of Texas.)  It’s the stomping grounds (or should I say stumbling grounds?) of many undergrads … Continue reading