Set sail over to Black Ship Little Katana – Dallas, TX

Happy birthday to me! I recently spent my birthday enjoying a staycation in downtown Dallas. I know, I know. I live in Dallas. I get it, but I love downtown Dallas. I stayed at the Omni and gave Black Ship Little Katana a try. First, give me a sec to nerd out. The teacher in…

Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine – Richardson, TX

I was recently invited to a blogger event at Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine in Richardson. I was very excited to enjoy some food and network with fellow bloggers. We were greeted by the owner, Yousef. His passion for his heritage and the food was evident. Afrah started as a Lebanese bakery over 10 years ago. It didn’t…

Texas Scratch Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Back in March I was invited to give Coconut’s Fish Cafe. While there I visited with one of the creators, Nathan Brasher. I inquired about the Lovers Lane location. He explained they had closed the location and were in the process of rebranding to better suite the wants of the area’s demographic. Well, the rebranding…

SusieCakes – Dallas, TX

I need an intervention. Or at least that is what my friends are telling me. They might be right, but SOMEONE has to do it. Last Saturday was SusieCakes grand opening in Dallas. Coincidentally, they are located right around the corner from the newly opened Carlo’s Bakery.  It was my lucky day. I was expecting a long wait…

The Theodore – Dallas, TX

My restaurant bucket list is growing and growing. Not a bad problem to have mind you. Next up on my list was The Theodore at NorthPark Mall. The mission on the website states The Theodore is “reinventing mall dining”. Mission accomplished! Chef/owner, Tim Byres, holds Teddy Roosevelt in high regard. He has taken the former President’s principles and philosophies and…

Coconut’s Fish Cafe – Plano, TX

I was extended an invitation to dine at Coconut’s Fish Cafe. I was pumped because I love fresh seafood with tropical flavors. CFC is a family-business based out of Hawaii. When you enter you are transported to the islands. It is Hawaiian without being trite or too cutesy. The tables are mini surfboards carved out of…

GOF – Farmers Fishers Bakers – Washington, DC

I just returned from DC and Maryland for spring break. It was an amazing trip. I saw some stunning sights and ate some crazy good food. I had dinner at Farmers Fishers Bakers. If you are in the area I would recommend booking a reservation and having a bite. Check out the review at Girls on Food. Be on…

Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill – Addison, TX

Celebrated my mother’s birthday at Kenny’s. I recommend you call for reservations. They book about 3 weeks out for a Friday or Saturday night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was jovial and attentive. After our drink orders were taken, we were offered warm popovers with butter. They were cooked to…

Jarams Donuts – Dallas, TX

Word on the street is Jarams Donuts has redefined donuts. So camera in hand, I headed over to the the shop. The place is small, bright and clean. They offer a variety of donuts. What I wanted to try was one their famous croissant donuts. Yep, you read that right! A croissant AND a donut…

Pecan Lodge – Dallas, TX

I was craving some BBQ, so on a whim I phoned my mother and asked her to join me for a late lunch at Pecan Lodge. Being a foodie herself, my mother jumped on the web to read about PL. As soon as she got in the car she told me that I needed a back-up…

Velvet Taco – Dallas, TX

The taco trek continues. A couple of Saturdays ago my friends and I decided to eat tacos for every meal. Yep, every meal. We started with breakfast tacos at La Popular Tamale House (see post here.) Then, we headed to Velvet Taco on N. Henderson Avenue. The line was out the door but moved along…