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Hello Nashville: Delia Jo's Music City Restaurant Bucket List

Hello Nashville,

Delia Jo here. We met in what feels like another life... so allow me to reintroduce myself. Since we last met, I moved to Texas for a job, fell for and married a Texan, and also fell in love with so many of the diverse restaurants that Dallas had to offer. That's when I launched this thing I've called Dining with Delia Jo where I share my favorite dishes and restaurants with the world, nearly 8 years ago. It was a whirlwind - and I fell into freelance food and then eventually travel writing, and I can finally say I'm doing something I absolutely love on a daily basis. Most of my family remained in TN and AL when I left, so while I LOVED Dallas and all that it entailed, it is time to make a move back "home", and Nashville, you're home for me once again. This time I'm bringing a +1 (okay +3 if you include the cats - Gordon and Jasper).

That's right music city, I'm back. And this time, I've got my fork in hand ready to eat allll…

Sundown at Granada Introduces New Fall/Winter Menu

It's officially beginning to feel like fall in Dallas and at Sundown at Granada, it's starting to taste like it too! The fall/winter menu is in full swing with the addition of two appetizers, three entrees, and two cocktails to shake things up. These new menu items are gorgeously composed with bright colors, vivid fall flavors, and just a hint of the Louisiana flair Chef Jason West is known for.

For starters, the Sicilian Crispy Calamari is a fun twist on the traditional appetizer. The colors are drop-dead gorgeous, but this dish is more than just a pretty face. With banana peppers, fresh greens, and big bites of roasted garlic, this calamari is full of surprises. There's a bit of a Cajun kick, but it's the saltiness of the olives that's the real showstopper.



Speaking of beautiful colors, the Herb-Roasted Carnival Cauliflower could not be more brilliant, both in appearance and taste. Without a doubt, this is the best cauliflower I've ever had. It's the kin…

New Autumn Menu For Sweater Weather at Dough Plano

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn - a mosaic of them all." — Stanley Horowitz
I’ve always loved the above quote, as autumn/fall/PSL season/whatever-you-want-to-call-it truly is an experiential mosaic of colors, temperatures, tastes, and smells.

And now, since it's finally acting like fall outside, what better time to bundle up in your coziest sweater and boots and pop over to taste some new season-serenading menu items?

I’ve sung my praises before about Dough being located in Plano , and now there’s even more to croon about, and then pop on over to taste what’s new from the team this autumn.

The Burrata at Dough is perfectly creamy, truly among my favorite in town. The new Autumn Burrata is no different. The House-pulled Mozzarella is filled with strands of Mozzarella and cream, then adorned with butternut squash, oak roasted mushrooms, toasted zucca seeds, hydroponic arugula, and micro greens. This beats Pumpkin Spice Latte all da…

Denton's Best Kept Secret: Exclusive Waffle Menu at Revamped Andy's Bar

I never knew what I was missing in life was an all-waffle restaurant, but that was before I took my first bite at the newly renovated Andy’s Bar.


Tucked in one of the oldest buildings on Denton’s historic town square, Andy’s hosts events and an upscale cocktail bar. But turn the corner and take a few steps down stairs and make your way through the unmarked red door...And you’ve stumbled upon one of the best kept secrets in Denton: the most magical waffles-turned-tacos you could imagine. The basement at Andy’s Bar feels like an old school European wine cellar. A former favorite dive bar in Denton, the basement was recently remodeled to add some extra life to the place.

Andy’s kept the casual atmosphere, but Radical Hospitality Group (owners of Denton favorites Barley and Board and LSA Burger) has infused the stone-walled basement with their signature style, complete with murals from local artists.

The menu at Andy's is based entirely on their delicious waffle recipe. Huge waffles …

Eatzi's Market & Bakery Opens at Preston Royal Village

New location alert! Love gourmet food and don't want to make it yourself? Read on.

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery has a shiny, brand new location in Preston Royal Village for you to visit to for all of your food desires. If you prefer not to cook most days, or, let's be honest - everyday - Eatzi’s is the ideal place to pick-up any meal of the day, including dessert or fresh baked bread.

Have a taste for a fresh salad, pasta or even sushi? Or how about a hearty meal, like meatloaf or lasagna?

Eatzi’s has it all, I'm telling you.



Walking into Eatzi’s, it's an intimate and upscale, yet casual feel, that lends a small taste of a European market.

The chef’s case you'll see when walking in features a stunning culinary array of chef-prepared pasta salads, seafood, beef, poultry, and much more. If you prefer to be creative, Eatzi’s has a build-your- own sandwhich and salad station that is impressive to say the least - with hand-carved meats and a plethora of salad toppings t…