Beto & Son Promises Next-Generation Mexican Fare

Right across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge sits the crown jewel that is Trinity Groves, a great place to meet friends and take family for stunning views of the Dallas skyline and grab some serious grub. Just last month, a new Mexican restaurant landed in some prime real estate (previously Kitchen LTO) there. Welcome to Dallas, Beto & Son!

Beto and Son Brings Next-Gen Mex to Dallas |

The restaurant is the brainchild of Julian Rodarte and his father Beto. Julian is a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and is the youngest restaurateur in Dallas, at the age of 23 years old. Meanwhile, Beto Rodarte is the unsung hero of many of Trinity Grove’s owner Phil Romano’s Nacho Mama’s branches, along with developing many of the signature dishes at Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Beto & Son offers familiar Mexican dishes with a modern twist to go along with a bar program that offers fresh margaritas, juices and flavors of Mexico.

Let’s take a look at some of the offerings that Beto & Son will whip up for its guests.


Dallas Pub Launches Fine New Brunch

I’ve been a fan of Blind Butcher chef Oliver Sitrin pretty much since the sausage-centric Lower Greenville gastropub opened a few years ago. Imagine how fully my heart swelled when I learned recently that the restaurant just added my favorite meal of the week: brunch!

A New Dallas Brunch Hits the Scene |

And it’s a generous brunch, too, y’all, available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Not only does that mean you can roll out of bed late and still enjoy the meal on the weekend, but you can even make brunch your Friday lunch. Brills! And a perfect way to start the weekend early, if only in your head. Enough about hours, though, let’s dive into this menu!


Candied Bacon Brownies: Your New Fave Dessert

Did you know Dec. 8 is a tasty food holiday? Have you heard of National Brownie Day? Now that you have, doesn’t it make you glad there’s a “holiday” for dang near ERRYTHANG in the U.S. of A??

Candied Bacon Brownies Are Your New Dessert Bae |

Just look at that sweet-salty slab of tasty goodness! If it looks restaurant-quality, it is: This decadence is served at Nose Dive Gastropub in Greenville, S.C. Lucky for you, I have pastry chef Lindsay Beck’s recipe for you to whip them up yourself. Click through for all the details!


Dallas Chocolate Lounge Expands Sweet Menu

By Jeannette Abrahamson, Contributor

Sablon Chocolate Lounge, Dallas’ newest luxury shop that specializes in gourmet chocolate dishes, drinks and bites, has expanded their already delicious menu.

Dallas Chocolate Lounge Expands Its Menu |

Sablon’s claim to fame is their chocolate. Taking a page from top chocolatiers in Europe, Sablon uses the couverture method, meaning that their chocolate dishes contain a higher percentage of cocoa butter (32–39%), resulting in a smoother, decadent taste perfect for relishing in a laid-back lounge setting like Sablon.


Tasty Highlights from Visiting Chef Dominic Orsini

Recently, Dallas was graced with some visiting-chef culinary mastery. Dominic Orsini, executive chef at Napa Valley’s Silver Oak Winery, stopped by Dallas and Fort Worth for a series of wine dinners to mark the launch of his Silver Oak Cookbook, and The Dallas Diva was invited to check it out. Contributor Chris Roclevitch attended the Dallas dinner on Oct. 27, which was hosted at The Grape. Turns out Grape owner Brian C. Luscher and Orsini (both below) went to culinary school together!

Chef Dominic Orsini Leads Wine Dinner in Dallas |

That explains how they’re both so amazing at what they do. Behold, some of the creations that Orsini turned out, with photos by Chris.


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