1. Finally found some #icecream flavors I loved at Beth Marie’s in #Denton. Old Fudge (on top) has Oreo cookies and a ribbon of fudge in lightly chocolate ice cream. The bottom scoop I liked even more, it had chunks of real cheesecake—complete with Graham crust— and ribbons of caramel in vanilla ice cream. The #wafflecone is also made fresh on site, so don’t miss out on that.  (at Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain)

    Finally found some #icecream flavors I loved at Beth Marie’s in #Denton. Old Fudge (on top) has Oreo cookies and a ribbon of fudge in lightly chocolate ice cream. The bottom scoop I liked even more, it had chunks of real cheesecake—complete with Graham crust— and ribbons of caramel in vanilla ice cream. The #wafflecone is also made fresh on site, so don’t miss out on that. (at Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain)

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  2. Today I faced the age-old problem of how to reheat your perfectly cooked steakhouse #steak without actually cooking it further. I consulted the Google, and then tried my own variation and liked the results. Even more so I liked seeing how well-marbled this Chuck Flap steak from @knifedallas actually was. I’d swear the flavors were more intense now, too. 

Turn oven on to 250°, loosely tent foil up over the steak, place in oven while it preheats and leave for 15-30 min, depending on steak thickness. You can reduce the time by slicing the thickest parts open first.

    Today I faced the age-old problem of how to reheat your perfectly cooked steakhouse #steak without actually cooking it further. I consulted the Google, and then tried my own variation and liked the results. Even more so I liked seeing how well-marbled this Chuck Flap steak from @knifedallas actually was. I’d swear the flavors were more intense now, too.

    Turn oven on to 250°, loosely tent foil up over the steak, place in oven while it preheats and leave for 15-30 min, depending on steak thickness. You can reduce the time by slicing the thickest parts open first.

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  3. Excellent #food event by the @PromiseofPeace garden anf Chef Graham Dodds and Sharon Van Meter. It kicked off with an excellent cheeseboard table that included fresh figs, Humboldt Fog, triple cream Brie, black truffle #cheese, Camembert, and locally made Empire breads. A fruit #salad with melons, figs, and arugula had a spicy kick. Another delightful #salad had burrata, tomato, radish, pickles, and fresh basil. Entrees included kielbasa and porchetta. Dessert was an excellent combo of lavender shortbread with fresh peaches and creme fraiche. *mediacomp (at 3015 at Trinity Groves)

    Excellent #food event by the @PromiseofPeace garden anf Chef Graham Dodds and Sharon Van Meter. It kicked off with an excellent cheeseboard table that included fresh figs, Humboldt Fog, triple cream Brie, black truffle #cheese, Camembert, and locally made Empire breads. A fruit #salad with melons, figs, and arugula had a spicy kick. Another delightful #salad had burrata, tomato, radish, pickles, and fresh basil. Entrees included kielbasa and porchetta. Dessert was an excellent combo of lavender shortbread with fresh peaches and creme fraiche. *mediacomp (at 3015 at Trinity Groves)

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  4. Had to try @ChefJohnTesar’s now-controversial @KnifeDallas, and I will be back for more. My Chuck Flap #steak was a 14-oz. block of meat cut like a filet and cooked perfectly medium rare. It tasted like a tender filet and should be ordered at the doneness you’d order a filet; excellent steak for $25. Mac n Cheese in a skillet was string-cheesy. Penne pasta in cream sauce topped with freshly shaved black truffle is divine for any truffle lover. An iced boat of veggies and dip and a traveling tray with 6 breads—including pretzel bun— were very nice complimentary items. 

Pastry Chef David Collier’s #desserts are delicious works of art. L-R: a layered chocolate trio after its dark chocolate lid was melted through with liquid chocolate; a study in peaches, 5 ways (sorbet, cake, balls, panna cotta graham tart?, and sauce); and liquid caramel cake with Dulcey panna cotta squares and pretzel ice cream. Craft cocktailoligst, Michael Martensen’s bar menu on an iPad does not disappoint; pictured is a balanced peach bourbon #cocktail. Sit at the kitchen counter for a hot show and the chance to chat with a #TopChef. *mediacomp (at Knife Modern Steak)

    Had to try @ChefJohnTesar’s now-controversial @KnifeDallas, and I will be back for more. My Chuck Flap #steak was a 14-oz. block of meat cut like a filet and cooked perfectly medium rare. It tasted like a tender filet and should be ordered at the doneness you’d order a filet; excellent steak for $25. Mac n Cheese in a skillet was string-cheesy. Penne pasta in cream sauce topped with freshly shaved black truffle is divine for any truffle lover. An iced boat of veggies and dip and a traveling tray with 6 breads—including pretzel bun— were very nice complimentary items.

    Pastry Chef David Collier’s #desserts are delicious works of art. L-R: a layered chocolate trio after its dark chocolate lid was melted through with liquid chocolate; a study in peaches, 5 ways (sorbet, cake, balls, panna cotta graham tart?, and sauce); and liquid caramel cake with Dulcey panna cotta squares and pretzel ice cream. Craft cocktailoligst, Michael Martensen’s bar menu on an iPad does not disappoint; pictured is a balanced peach bourbon #cocktail. Sit at the kitchen counter for a hot show and the chance to chat with a #TopChef. *mediacomp (at Knife Modern Steak)

    2 days ago  /  1 note

  5. Excellent #brunch at Ozona Grill. Chicken fried steak is huge, perfectly cooked, and actually a decent piece of meat. #Migas with sweet potato fries were pretty good. They tasted much better dipped and served on the free chips and queso I got for texting a code to the number on a table top sign. The chips were better than most TexMex restaurants!  (at Ozanas)

    Excellent #brunch at Ozona Grill. Chicken fried steak is huge, perfectly cooked, and actually a decent piece of meat. #Migas with sweet potato fries were pretty good. They tasted much better dipped and served on the free chips and queso I got for texting a code to the number on a table top sign. The chips were better than most TexMex restaurants! (at Ozanas)

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  6. Found this refreshing and healthy #salad on the specials menu yesterday at @porchrestaurant. Chilled shrimp, red and yellow heirloom #tomatoes, red and yellow #watermelon, feta, and a bit of greens were lightly drizzled in olive oil to create a perfect summer dish.  (at The Porch Restaurant)

    Found this refreshing and healthy #salad on the specials menu yesterday at @porchrestaurant. Chilled shrimp, red and yellow heirloom #tomatoes, red and yellow #watermelon, feta, and a bit of greens were lightly drizzled in olive oil to create a perfect summer dish. (at The Porch Restaurant)

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  7. Here’s the glorious #beef #rib from @PecanLodge that was the better tasting of the two absolutely phenomenal pieces of meat I ate there. Like the brisket I posted yesterday, the fatty parts of this rib melt in your mouth. But what makes the rib even better is the slightly sweet, blackened rub that could be upheld as the very definition of “meat candy”. It imparts extra flavor into the meat that takes this item from your Best #BBQ list and into the list of Best #FOOD you’ve ever eaten.  (at Pecan Lodge BBQ Deep Ellum)

    Here’s the glorious #beef #rib from @PecanLodge that was the better tasting of the two absolutely phenomenal pieces of meat I ate there. Like the brisket I posted yesterday, the fatty parts of this rib melt in your mouth. But what makes the rib even better is the slightly sweet, blackened rub that could be upheld as the very definition of “meat candy”. It imparts extra flavor into the meat that takes this item from your Best #BBQ list and into the list of Best #FOOD you’ve ever eaten. (at Pecan Lodge BBQ Deep Ellum)

    5 days ago  /  0 notes