Table 93 – Mexican Sugar

Mexican Sugar - Tacos de CarnitasThere 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 officially fallen into that category.

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When the Bear Comes Home

Bear Ready to Eat

I love my Bear, as seen here unwilling to wait for the camera to click before diving into a Gray’s Papaya hot dog in NYC.  Whether we’re on the road together, enjoying a fun trip, or relaxing at home during his time off from work, my husband, Bear, and I are always thinking up new creations for meals or thinking of new places to try!  I was rummaging through all my food pics to decide what to write about next, and I discovered a theme… things we cook when Bear comes home!

So, I wanted to share a few of our latest kitchen concoctions.  Bear works on the road a majority of the time and gets to come home for blocks of time, and he is an avid eater of my food, as well as  an excellent Sous Chef and Executive Chef from time to time in our tiny kitchen.  You guys saw how we make a great New Mexico Green Chile Won Ton.  Now, here are some other adventures From the Kitchen…

First up, Bear’s Cola BBQ Dinner… now, I know what you’re thinking.  Cola BBQ Dinner: this implies an entire meal made from cola products, correct???  Yeah… initially, I wasn’t all that excited about this meal either.  :-\

But with my husband continuously saying, “Trust the Bear”, I decided to play Sous Chef on this adventure and enjoy the ride.   Continue reading “When the Bear Comes Home”

Tre Marquees the Spot

Twenty years ago, I unexpectedly encountered the best part of my past and the greatest treasure I take with me always, the friendship of five very special individuals who attended the University of North Texas with me, and this past weekend, we had our first reunion with the meeting place being the phenomenal Marquee Grill located in Highland Park, Dallas, Texas.

After the initial laughter and hugs, we immersed ourselves in the menu and prepared for a symphony of flavors conducted at the hands of Chef Tre Wilcox, alumni of Bravo’s popular television series, Top Chef, Season 3.  As our glasses clinked in the inaugural toast, it was like the conductor’s baton rapping on the music stand, calling our senses to attention, in preparation for a myriad of texture, color, playfulness, essence, aroma and sheer flavorful pleasure.

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I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Blogger

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.

Tupy’s – Frisco, Texas

For something like a million years, Tupinamba has been a staple of Dallas Mexican cuisine, and up until about 2010, north of the loop was destitute, lacking the love that only comes from a Tupy’s Taco Patron.  Then, The Shops at Starwood in Frisco, off of Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon, brought happiness to the masses, and after hogging it to myself over these last few months, I’ve decided to come clean and share the love.I’m not afraid to say that I’ve pretty much worked my way through a majority of their menu at this point, and I have some personal favorites to share with you.  Number one on the “I’m so hankerin’ for this, I need to have it” list is Tortilla Soup.  I know… sounds wimpy.  But, in the great words of Nacho Libre, “It’s tha’ Beeeeest.”

With allergy season blasting through the area, it was both a relief and a healing potion on several occasions these last few weeks.  I have been so protective of this place and the gold within its doors that I even kept the soup top secret from my husband until he started to get the sniffles the other day.  I knew exactly what to do… Tupy’s. Continue reading “I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Blogger”

That Chicken Never Had a Chance

Chicken House – Gaston and N. Fitzhugh in Dallas, Texas

Ahhhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhhhh, ahhhhh ahhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhhhh! (The angelic sounds of pure happiness – similar to  The Little Mermaid tune – usually sung when discovering something amazing and in this case, delicious.)  Brothers Fried Chicken reincarnated is probably the best way to describe Chicken House located on the East Dallas corner of Gaston Avenue and North Fitzhugh.  A long time staple in the neighborhood, Chicken House was previously run as Brothers Fried Chicken, and I have to admit I was a little scared to return to the now Chicken House to see if they had embarrassed the neighborhood legend or had made Brothers proud after taking over.  I’m happy to report, they done good. Continue reading “That Chicken Never Had a Chance”

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