By Kelli McClain, Contributor
There is a place in Highland Park Village not too far from my office called Bird Bakery, and it’s one of those real bakeries that are hard to find … meaning not in a grocery store!
I visited on a Saturday for lunch, and it was busy. Bird serves breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., but I was there for lunch. Sandwiches, soups and sweets, oh, my.
Sweetness to Start …
Julie was our gracious host, running back and forth serving food and drinks to the hungry customers, and she made me love her right then: She brought us dessert first!
By Chris Roclevitch, Contributor
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!
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.
Last week was SUCH a foodie high — not only did I get to sip and sup through some menu highlights at buzzy new Dallas restaurant Filament, but later in the week I was invited to check out the eats and drinks at Wayward Sons, chef Graham Dodds‘ collab with the team behind So & So’s, High Fives and upcoming Henderson Avenue lounge Whippersnapper.
I’ve adored (and, frankly, foodie-stalked) chef Graham since his days at Bolsa, Central 214 and Hibiscus; his passionate approach to local and seasonal ingredients makes him one of the best chefs in town, so you can bet I was excited to eat my way through the menu at Wayward Sons. Click on to check out what I loved best …
Last week, I got the chance to — at last! — check out Filament, the new Dallas restaurant from beloved local restaurateur Matt McCallister. The Deep Ellum spot is housed in a former machine shop and specializes in fresh, season-dependent takes on regional Southern cuisine from a kitchen led by executive chef Cody Sharp (above). What does that taste like? Click through for some foodporn-laden taste tour …
Does the holiday season have you hosting an out-of-towner, or maybe coming to Dallas as a visitor yourself? If you’re a foodie, you might wonder which restaurants to recommend or visit here, especially considering that our dining scene is ever-evolving … and super-hot! Well, wonder no more – I’m not called The Dallas Diva for nothin’! Let me steer you toward some of the best Dallas restaurants for visitors with this handy guide to the (randomly ordered) top hotspots and classic, must-visit dining destinations you absolutely have to check out while you’re in Big D. Bon appétit, y’all!
Earlier this week, I was invited to preview The Theodore, the much-anticipated restaurant with the delicious pedigree that’s soon to open at Northpark Center. A collaboration among Christopher Jeffers, Bolsa owner Chris Zielke and Smoke owner-chef Tim Byres, The Theodore clearly aims to transform mall dining in the mind of local visitors. Click through to read my thoughts from the preview …