Texas Barbeque

It’s not Texas barbecue unless brisket and Texas toast are served on top of a styrofoam plate.

Neapolitan Pizza

Nothing on this earth compares to Neapolitan Pizza from Naples.

In and Out Burgers

You have to go with the Animal Style Fries and Double-Double Cheeseburger (or 3 X 3 if you’re really hungry). You just HAVE to.

King Crab Legs

Prized king crabs found off the coast of Alaska are expensive due to their scarcity and because king crab fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Aren’t you tempted to eat one of the long, spidery legs?

Fish Tacos

Here’s a fantastic way to get your seafood fix. Fish tacos are a typical Mexican dish and can be prepared in infinite ways. Try them with chopped shrimp, pico de gallo and shredded cabbage, drizzled in a creamy, spicy avocado sauce.

Coffee in Dallas, Texas

It’s time I  wrote about coffee in Dallas. It’s time I indulged and celebrated just how far we’ve come in the last 5 years. Coffee has moved, becoming a sophisticated thing produced and consumed with a desire to find the best of the best.  I’ve seen many coffees show up, dressed with beautiful coffee machines. I must admit we’re a city of coffee drinking fanatics, aficionados, nerds.They’re as fervent about this as our baristas are about steaming temperatures, brewing methods, and the way barometric pressure and temperature shifts affect the nature of a pulled shot.

Coffee is nothing more than a caffeine movement, you say? I beg to differ.  Coffee drinkers and those who someday will become coffee drinkers  want you to know the real deal, the sourcing, roasting, brewing—and have an experience. They have a cool relationship with the coffee. Sometimes, I feel like I’m interrupting. But I’m glad to lay out coffee cake over the table while sipping a latte with its perfect amount of foam. I’ve  learned to love the nuances of the single-origin, small batch-roast from Guatemala’s Antigua Valley as a cortado or maybe I’ll just have a great espresso shot, to better taste those spice notes in the bean. It’s one of many variations you’ll find around town these days.


Funnel Cake

Funnel cake is one of those childhood must-do’s when visiting the local fair. This yummy dessert consists of fried dough topped with powdered sugar and sometimes fresh fruit and whipped cream or chocolate. It also goes by the name of “elephant ear.”

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Sauce

Bread pudding is a dish found in many cuisines of the world, including France, England, Peru, Belgium, Mexico and Argentina. It’s typically prepared with eggs, sugar, bread, lard, dried fruit and spices (cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg). Served with a sweet vanilla bean sauce, it’s a must-try!


Fried Calamari

Fried squid is a delicious way to get your seafood fix, especially if you tend to be wary of fishy tastes and textures. You can find it on many Italian restaurant menus, and it’s also very present in Spanish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Served with a squeeze of lemon, it’s the crisp taste of the sea in breaded disguise.

Chicken Tikka Massala

A typical Indian dish, chicken tikka masala is spicy, creamy and delicious. Eat it with steamed basmati rice, perfect for soaking up the rich and flavorful sauce.