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Tricky Fish Introduces Brunch Menu

No city does food quite like New Orleans. True story: I made my husband eat 13 meals in a 3-day trip there last year. There are just so many great places and exciting dishes to try. Anytime I can find a taste of Cajun country closer to home I am on it. I've just gotta find those flavors and that soul! Tricky Fish has truly brought a little taste of New Orleans to Richardson at CityLine. I've already fallen in love with their etouffee and Mac and cheese, so I went in with stretchy pants (well, actually a loose-fitting dress, because have you met me?) at the ready to try out their new brunch menu. To begin your Saturday or Sunday brunch adventure at Tricky Fish, start with one of their Bloody Marys (with a house-made mix). Like it spicy? Just ask! There's even a boiled shrimp, crispy pork rind, and olive right there in case you're hangry and can't wait for the real deal. You also might enjoy a traditional Mimosa, Michelada, or the Irish Iced Coffee wi

Corrientes 348: An Authentic Argentinian Steakhouse in Downtown Dallas

Corrientes 348 has opened in downtown Dallas, touting authentic Argentinian Asado (grilled meats, served family style) in a group-friendly, upscale setting. I'll admit, I was caught off guard when I saw the term 'Argentinian Steakhouse'. Dallas and I have long understood the meaning of a Brazilian Steakhouse, so when I saw this meaty Argentinian concept pop up I had to research the differences before going in to experience it firsthand. Here, I share my findings for you to peruse before you head in to try it out for yourself. Think of this as a bit of an Argentinian cuisine primer to help you prepare your taste buds for what's in store. First, there is no red/green token to signal when you're ready to eat at an Argentinian Steakhouse like there is at a Brazilian churrascaria. Instead, you order from the menu and are served entire large cuts of meat, presented beautifully and in a more traditional, less caveman, dining style. To state the obvious, both

Terra Mediterranean

Photo Courtesy of Terra Mediterranean  Terra Mediterranean is a restaurant with locations in Irving and Ft. Worth that specializes in classic Mediterranean staples plus some chef-inspired dishes that stand out from the crowd. Healthy plus flavorful is a winning combination for me and apparently, it's also working for Terra, since they'll be opening a third location at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano later this year. The location in Irving I visited was once a location of Ali Baba, the "big sister" restaurant to Terra popular on lower Greenville since 1989, also owned by the Chanaa brothers, Adam and Jalal. They changed the name and revamped the menu to do a refresh on the concept in 2013, and Terra in Irving was born. From buffet during the day and all day on Saturdays to menu and full-service at night, this Mediterranean feast is a favorite among locals, and I'm sure glad I got to experience it firsthand. I visited on a Friday evening for a full-ser

8 Reasons to Visit the New Cane Rosso at The Star in Frisco

On July 31st, Cane Rosso will open their newest location at The Star in Frisco. If you're unfamiliar with the Neapolitan pizza brand, allow me to give you a brief rundown before we start our list of reasons you need to be there. Since opening the original location in Deep Ellum, Cane Rosso has been on more media channels than I could possibly name, but just for starters they've been crowned Best Pizza in Dallas for multiple years by multiple publications, have been featured on The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives",  Eater's 38 Essential Pizzerias in the Nation, plus many more accolades I'm sure they'd be happy to fill you in on. Founded by former corporate exec Jay Jerrier, who was inspired by his honeymoon trip to Italy to open a Neapolitan pizza concept, Cane Rosso has grown quickly to 9 locations throughout Texas, and they've even ventured into animal rescue via Cane Rosso Rescue . Cane Rosso serves authentic, wood