North of the Loop

Meso Maya

October 25, 2017 // 2 Comments

So, I’m late to the game — Meso Maya has been around for a while now. I’ve driven past and even called to ask a few questions about the menu. And, honestly, based on its early reviews and the lackluster love received over the years, I [read more...]

The Importance of Life

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve been on blogger vacation (aka too dang busy to post to the blog). Recently, I picked up a project that has been fantastically challenging, incredibly fulfilling, and friggin’ back-breaking. I love it. However, making #betterchoices [read more...]

Get Your Whistle Britches On

October 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Earlier this summer, one of Dallas’ brightest star chefs, Omar Flores, partnered up with Alec Marshi to open Whistle Britches, a Southern-inspired casual restaurant focused on killer fried chicken, biscuits that only grandma could make, cold beer, [read more...]

Ida Claire This a Winner

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Holy mackerel, is this place good. Look, I will be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for anything fried, chocolatey, or bacony; so, Ida Claire already had a leg up on the “OMG! Love!” list with me, but I’m no sell-out. [read more...]

Get Mash’d, Hold the Spuds

June 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’m alive! It’s been too long; I know. So, here’s what gives: I have zero excuses, and I simply ate/cooked a great deal, took pictures, took videos, posted to social media and totally ignored you. I’m an honest engine – [read more...]

Table 93 – Mexican Sugar

February 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are a handful of places I’ve visited where when I walked in, I “knew” the place was special.  I didn’t have to wait for the drinks or engage with our server.  I just “knew” it, and Mexican Sugar has [read more...]

I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Blogger

March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

I admit it. I’ve been holding out on you.  But, the guilt has completely overwhelmed me; so, now I must share… one word… Tupy’s. For something like a million years, Tupinamba has been a staple of Dallas Mexican cuisine, and [read more...]