Dallas Love · Healthy Eating · Restaurant Talk

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.

Dallas Love · Restaurant Talk

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

Dallas Love · Night Life · Restaurant Talk

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

Dallas Love · Restaurant Talk

Harlowe MXM is an excellent new addition to the Deep Ellum dining scene

I had the pleasure of dining at Harlowe MXM last night. With its front doors on the corner of Malcom X & Main (Get it?), the sister restaurant to Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery Harlowe is a magnificent facility that is both elegant, but fitting for the red brick and old buildings of Deep Ellum. Drawn up by the extremely talented folks at Droese Raney Architecture,

I need to go back and take more pics of the building itself, it’s that cool of a space. I’ve had drinks on their enormous rooftop bar, brunch on their street level breezeway, and then dinner last night in the main dining room. I still haven’t had a chance to check out their little tucked away bar, but I’ll be back.

We started things off with some New England Oysters and Chorizo Churros and a few cocktails. We ate early (6:45) so we were able to watch the place fill up. It didn’t quite seem to hit max capacity, so feel free to walk in without a reservation, but the energy was very lively driven largely by the New Orleans style playlist and frequent dance moves from the host staff.

For the entree round the fish feature was Grouper with an okra presentation, my glorious burger, and a Tri Tip plate my other buddy had the Mushroom Demi put on the side. 🤦🏻‍♂️ We also had an unpictured kale salad (my buddy dove right in).

My burger was crazy good, and had steep expectations with the $16 price tag. Double meat and double cheese by default, this burger has the spirit of Keller’s with cheffy ingredients. Crispy edges on the patties, this burger is up there with the best in the neighborhood. A list that seems to get longer by the minute.

In only their 14th week of operation, this place will be around for a while. Next time you’re looking for a place to go, check out Harlowe MXM in Deep Ellum. It’s definitely part of why #DallasKicksAss.

Dallas Love · Restaurant Talk

BrainDead Brewing releases its winter menu for 2018

I checked out the new Winter Menu at BrainDead Brewing down in Deep Ellum today. These guys have a surprisingly awesome kitchen for a place with so much emphasis on beer and brewing.

The Korean Fried Chicken is something I’m going to wake up thinking about for sure. Salty and sweet, with a crispy flaky crust over juicy chicken.

Bangers & Mash are back again, and and better than ever. I want to bathe in this sauce. I’d light candles and everything.

There are also new things like a Reuben, Meatball Sandwich, Chicken Fried Steak, and more. Since they are a brewpub, there’s always new beers available too.

I had Mechanical Advantage, a German Pilsner for $3 since they do “Lunch Beers” for $3 from 11am-4pm Monday through Friday. These guys are definitely part of why Dallas Kicks Ass

🌎: www.braindeadbrewing.com<<@braindeadbrew 📍: 2625 Main St, 75226

📞: (214) 749 0600

Dallas Love · Restaurant Talk

Oni Ramen in Deep Ellum is open late on weekends

One of Deep Ellum’s newest and most well received restaurants is Oni Ramen. Chef Owner Jesus Garcia brought Fort Worth’s favorite Ramen shop to Deep Ellum, and it has been a hit. With late hours on weekends (Friday till 4am and Saturday till 3am) this place is almost always fairly full and seating limited to the rails, but there’s rarely much of a wait for food. Don’t let their success slow you down, the hustle and bustle adds to the Ramen experience I’d say. Pictured is the Kyushu Tonkotsu with the iconic oil slick of their black garlic. We also got the Oni Reaper and Tan Tan Men. They have Chashu rice Bowls, and brothless offerings as well.

Ordering is fairly straightforward through the digital kiosk if you can’t find a spot at the full service bar. Also, take out works well here as they package their broth separately. I love heat, but even sometimes three out of five is a little too much for me. Fortunately they offer spice on the side.


📍: 2822 Elm St 75226

📞: (469)620-2162

Dallas Love · Restaurant Talk

Monkey King Noodle Company Delivers

Have you been to Monkey King Noodle Company yet? Chef Andrew Chen brings North Chinese cuisine to Dallas in a focused menu built around the anchors hand pulled noodles and soup dumplings. Having outgrown their original location, the second iteration only moved a block down Main Street but brought with it the consistency we’ve come to expect from them. Admittedly, these pictures were taken from home, but the menu translates very well to delivery from Caviar.

They have also opened up a second location up in Carrollton, but I haven’t have a chance to check that one out yet. These guys are great, and part of what makes Dallas Kick Ass #dallaskicksass

This order was vegetarian Spicy Garlic Peanut Noodles, Beef Wonton Soup, and of course Soup Dumplings.

$8-11 each

33 Main St, 75226

📞: (469) 713-2648