Dallas Love · Healthy Eating · Restaurant Talk

Lala’s brings a healthy twist to familiar Mexican flavors

I finally made it up to Lala’s Mexican Cafe for some healthy organic Mexican food. I went during lunch and enjoyed the quick and easy counter service. I got a bowl of posole and a shrimp “tostada” with slice of jicama instead of a fried tortilla. Good, healthy, food in Preston Center. Check em out if you’re in the neighborhood

📍6030 Luther Lane

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St Pete’s Dancing Marlin makes a hell of a Tuna Salad

Sometimes I just have to have the Tuna Salad at St Pete’s Dancing Marlin. Usually it’s Monday or Tuesday when Pete is behind the bar. They celebrate 25 years in #DeepEllum this December. Go say hi.

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Rodeo Goat Dallas makes some of the meanest burgers around

Went to Rodeo Goat Dallas for my sister Raynor’s Birthday. Damn that place is great. It started in Fort Worth, but they quickly brought a Dallas location to Market Center and 35 north of the design district. Hey always have a burger battle of the week, and if I go alone I always pick something form that list. This one had cheesy tots, bacon, cheddar blended into the party, truffle mayo and a fried egg. Can’t go wrong there. Otherwise, I prefer to get 4 or 5 people and we get 6 hunters and slice them up and share them like pizza. That’s how I roll.

📍1926 Market Center Blvd

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Uchibā replaces Top Knot with a simpler approach to the Uchi experience

Went to Uchibā for the first time since they flipped it from Top Knot. There are still some remnants of the old on the menu, but it’s much more of a simpler Uchi than trying to be its own thing. Don’t take that the wrong way, it’s excellent. I’m very happy to have more of anything from one of Texas’s finest, Chef Tyson Cole.

📍2817 Maple Ave, Dallas TX

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Streets Fine Chicken is more than just great fried chicken

I popped into Street’s Fine Chicken on Cedar Springs last night, and had a great dinner. Street’s is a family affair, and is a blending of the generations of one of the great Texas restaurant families. Gene is famous for a lot of great restaurants like Black Eyed Pea, Cantina Laredo, and many, many more. His kids Marco and Mariel have been doing the Liberty Burger thing, and now they have all joined forces. Apparently there is a second Street’s location up at Preston Forest, but I haven’t had a chance to make it by there yet.

I had the Sin Killer Piri Piri chicken, which was juice and flavorful, and my friends had a Hot Chicken sandwich, Chicken & Dumplings, and Chicken Pot Pie. Everything was delicious, including sides of Mac and Cheese, collard greens, fried pimiento cheese balls, and even chickarones (fried chicken skin). Good people making good food. Go check em out.

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Harlowe MXM has beautiful patios and a tasty brunch

Made a return visit to Harlowe MXM for brunch yesterday. It was a beautiful morning and we wanted a place to bring my pup with a patio. From the moment we walked in the host was super friendly and welcoming and at 11:30 we were able to take our pick of patio tables.

These cheese puffs featured in the first pic are available in sweet or savory, so obviously we went with one of each. The salmon toast was great flavor wise, but was the only thing I didn’t feel was worth the price point. Bacon and pear toast, definitely a winner.

At the table we also had a lobster waffle, a French toast toad in the hole, and a green Chile pork chimichanga. Everything I tried was great, but I heard some murmurs that a little hot sauce or extra syrup might have been the key to the other dishes.

They have a sparkle bar with bubbly and fruit and purées of all kinds. They have an expansive patio right on the corner of Malcolm X and Main that allows for some fun people watching on a Sunday morning at 11am in Deep Ellum. From the same folks that brought us Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery, this is a great spot to check out for brunch or dinner, especially when the weather is great. I haven’t even mentioned the rooftop patio yet.

📍2823 Main St

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Hide has a food menu that can keep up with the killer cocktails.

This burger at Hide down in Deep Ellum might be the cheesiest in the neighborhood. And if you go during their weekday happy hour, it’s only $6. I was a couple minutes late for the deal, oops! There’s a damn tasty menu at this dim and hip Elm Street spot. A strong cocktail list is what really drives this place. I had a mezcal Paloma that I really enjoyed. If you’re looking to mix it up down in Deep Ellum, check out Hide.

📍2816 Elm St