“Nothing-NOT a conversation, NOT a handshake or even a hug establishes friendship so forcefully as eating together!”

Jonathan Safran Foer

It’s Rockin and Rollin’ at The Bronson Rock!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

“Buffalo Chicken Wrap”

The rock rolls again folks! Some years back in Keller, Texas, a place opened for business named Bronson Rock. Over the years they’ve added space, live full band performance shows, and good food. They’ve seen some hard times with a business partnership, but not any more. Those times are LONG GONE!

The new owner Sam Dalton is no stranger to the restaurant and bar business he’s been very successful with other ventures. Sam and the new Operations Director  Dan Carr are excited about the new management, new staff, new delicious menu, and new operations. I’ve visited several times since the new owners took over and the rock is rolling full steam ahead.

“Romaine Caesar Salad”

Dan Carr prides him self on excellent customer service and strives to make each experience perfect at Bronson Rock. In a recent interview with VoyageDallas.com, Dann said this about his career choice in the restaurant business.

“One day ten years ago, I was honest with myself and acknowledged that although I never planned to make a career in the restaurant industry, there was no denying it; I loved it. As of now I have been in the service industry 25 years. I have worked almost every position that this industry has to offer. Through that I feel it has given me a great understanding and respect for this business. I have a genuine love for guest satisfaction. Nothing pleases me more than hearing about what a wonderful experience someone has in my establishment. When I was a bartender, I always strove to be the best, fastest, and friendliest bartender each customer had ever met. As a manager and now co-owner of an establishment, I love the fact that I carry on my shoulders the responsibility for the entire customer experience.”

The rustic-chic Smoky Rose in Dallas

Hello Y’all,

Chef Spoons Deviled Eggs

One could say that being smoky would be a bad thing, but one could also say being smoky is an excellent thing! I’m telling you right now in this case… smoky is an awesome thing.

I heard about this place in Dallas a few months ago called the Smoky Rose. Some chef that goes by the name of Chef Spoon was slinging smoky deliciousness and creating good vibes with his flavorful chefy sides. So I headed over to check it out, and stake my claim.

The Bacon Jam Burger

I knew I would enjoy this place as soon as I pulled up and saw the overall coziness, the incredible outdoor patio, the fire pits and large couches. If you follow my food adventures then you know I’m a sucker for cozy friendly atmospheres where one can eat, drink, laugh and socialize for hours.

Top 10 Easter Weekend Brunch Choices DFW

Good Day,

The Easter weekend is close so Trey’s Chow Down” andDrink With Trey” wanted to give everyone some suggestions for Easter weekend brunch. Our suggestions are some of the best in the DFW area. The suggestions are below, so please enjoy. We’ve visited each of these restaurants and love everything they have to offer. Just click on the name and it will send you to the restaurant site. Happy Easter everyone~!

Souk at Trinity Groves

Souk at Trinity Groves:

Oh my! Trey’s Chow Down can’t say enough about how much we enjoy this fabulous restaurant. Souk is a Mediterranean Restaurant · Lebanese Restaurant · Moroccan Restaurant serving deliciousness. Souk explains, At “Souk” we’ve transported a Mediterranean Bistro and Bar directly from the Atlas Mountains to Dallas’ newest dining and entertainment destination, Trinity Groves. The famous street food flavors of Morocco evolved over centuries with cultural influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Western Europe and we are so excited to weave them into the fabric of Dallas vibrant dining scene! Join us for Easter Brunch this Sunday April 1st! Enjoy a specially prepared seafood 4 course brunch for $35. Call (469) 458-2233 to book your table!

Del Frisco’s Grill Fort Worth & Dallas:

Del Frisco’s Grill DFW

Treat yourself to brunch this Easter weekend and enjoy favorites like our Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad and Red Velvet Belgian Waffles. Oneof the best downtown restaurants, Del Frisco’s Grille is the perfect spot to enjoy a fantastic night in one Texas’ finest cities. Nestled in Sundance Square, this restaurant is next to amazing entertainment, nightlife and luxury hotels, making for a night out you won’t soon forget. Enjoy new American fare and plenty of southern hospitality at this bustling Fort Worth watering hole. Reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thai-Asian Cuisine. A Hidden Gem!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

“Street Noodles” with chicken.

I’ve had a love for food since I was a young buck…maybe a buckling. I love many different types of foods, but one of my favorite types involves Asian cuisine. When you throw “street prepared foods” into the mix, my senses really go into full tilt boogie.

Wikipedia’s definition of street foods is, “food that brings together various offerings of ready-to-eat meals, snacks, fruits and drinks sold by hawkers or vendors at food stalls or food carts on the street side.”

Street food is always fresh and prepared by local cooks and prepared with their own flare and flavor profiles. They always remain true to their culture and put a  twist in most cases. That’s exactly what I found at this new hidden jewel in Euless, Texas.

I had a follower of Trey’s Chow Down send me tip about this wonderful place in Euless. Immediately, I knew I needed to try it. I receive a lot of tips and it’s hard to visit to each and every location or recommendation. BUT when the name says “street food”… well then that goes to top of my list ASAP.

When I was trying to find the location of “Trinty Street Foods” I was shocked at how hidden the location was. It reminded me of an old spy movie where they tell someone to travel down the back streets, turn at the water fall, turn at the big statue, then look for the gold eye in the dragon and go around back, lol!

Hangover Kitchen & Chef Scott Is The Cure!

Chef Scott (Salsa King)

Good Day,

If you drive west up Exchange Avenue in the fun Fort Worth Stock Yards you will find lots of great places to have fun and plenty of indulgences. When you need to grab a quick bite it’s always great to have good chow out in the Stock Yards. You will see The Basement Bar, The Longhorn Saloon, McNasty’s Saloon, and the Thirsty Armadillo. Located inside Thirty’s is the famous Old School “Hangover Kitchen.” When you walk into the Thirsty Armadillo you can smell what Chef Scott is cooking!

Brisket Tacos

The “Hangover Kitchen” offers all kinds of deliciousness to fill that hunger gap. It’s also the perfect place for that late night craving of a house made tacos, pizzadilla, or fresh salsa and chips. Chef Scott is slinging some delicious dishes in the “Hangover Kitchen” in the afternoons, evenings and late night!

I’ve tried several dishes from Hangover and I loved each dish. He also makes great house made salsa you can take home with you. Salsa with names like: Cilantro, Maple Bacon, Melon, Inferno and many more. If you eat salsa and chips at Hangover you will be in love.  I’ve tried the several of his salsa creations, and they where all layered with flavors.

 

“Dilla Gang Bang”

I chowed down Chef Scotts house made brisket tacos they were deliciously yummy totally unforgettable. I also tried the house made “Dilla Gang Bang” Oh man that was awesome! If you love “Fried Pickles” grab some of them, delish. I did manage to also sneak in a sausage-on-a-stick that is charred all over, giving it an awesome flavor. “Hangover Kitchen” and Lounge has an awesome menu with amazing dishes.

Maybe you’re in the Stockyards, maybe you need something catered to your work place, or maybe party food. Wherever you are, give chef Scott a call and drop him note! He will be happy to see you.

“Hangover Kitchen” is located at 120 W Exchange Ave Fort Worth inside the Thirsty Armadillo. Phone # (817)-504-1126

A TRULY REMARKABLE PAIRING DOESN’T COME AROUND OFFEN!

Ruth’s Chris Pairing Dinner

Complex, daring and flavorful. It’s not every day you get the chance to experience unique expressions of Pinot Noir from central California, Russian River Valley and Rogue Valley, alongside five incredible courses. Limited seats are available on select dates in April for our Pinot Noir TasteMaker dinner, featuring Belle Glos. Reserve yours today.

A ONE-OF-A-KIND PINOT NOIR TASTE TOUR.
For this TasteMaker Dinner, we’re pouring wines from the Pinot Noir grape, from
renowned winemaker Joe Wagner, including the award-winning Belle Glos. Join us for a rare chance to
taste the grape’s unique expressions from different appellations in California and Oregon, all alongside five incredible courses.

Make your reservations at the link below. Have fun chowing down!

https://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/pinot-noir-wine-dinner?

Between The Buns! (Dallas Observer)

Join the Dallas Observer on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 4PM– 7PM at Dallas Farmers Market as we celebrate the Inaugural Between The Buns, A Dallas Observer Slider Event presented by Whole Foods Market.

Between The Buns is an outdoor slider-sampling festival that will feature over 20 of the best sliders that Dallas has to offer, from fried chicken, to pulled pork, burgers and more! It will also include music, cash bars with beer and cocktails. Get your fill of sliders, one of the best finger foods, only at Between the Buns!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at http://ticketf.ly/2mnUY2y

Unlimited Samples From:
Arepa TX
Asador Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Kitchen
Dallas Chop House
City Council Restaurant & Bar
Cook Hall – Dallas
Cuban Bakery
Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard
Easy Slider
Fresh Art Foodie
Full Circle Tavern
Harlowe MXM
Haystack Burgers & Barley
Henry’s Majestic
House of Blues Dallas
Hutchins BBQ McKinney
Isabelly’s Chocolates & Sweet Treats
Knife Dallas
Mi Habana
Old Town Creamery
Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
Texas Spice on Lamar
The Dapper Doughnut – Central Dallas
Unrefined Bakery
Village Burger Bar
Whole Foods Market

VIP Admission Ticket Includes:
Entry into the event 1 hour earlier than general admission (entry at 3pm). Included in the price is unlimited food samples from Between the Buns vendors, entertainment, access to VIP lounge with exclusive VIP only samples, 4 Drink Tickets at VIP Private Bar (Private Cash Bar available after tickets are used), as well as VIP restrooms.

All Tickets Include:
Entry into the event at 4pm. Included in the price is unlimited samples from Between the Buns vendors, entertainment and beer & cocktails available to purchase.

All guests must be 21+ with a Valid I.D. Rain or Shine
More information at betweenthebunsdallas.com

Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2z9VVlP
#BetweenTheBunsDAL

Fresh out of the oven: MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company!

The delicious “Meat Balls”

Good Day Chowhounds,

About five months ago I was driving around West 7th area and surveying the local landscape. During most drives I catch new businesses building out their spaces or working on their new locations before they start advertising WHO they are, and WHEN they are opening.

Such is the case with the NEW MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company Fort Worth(West 7th Area). I saw them working on this space and went to investigate. When I found out what it was and what they served I got excited. I enjoy new restaurant concepts just as much as I love pizza. Boy… do I love pizza!

After researching MidiCi’s company history I realized it was going to be an innovative new concept for Fort Worth. In DFW today, new concepts are fresh and welcomed.

They have great lil catch phrases like;

We dream of food coming only from nature.

We dream of high quality food accessible to all!

We dream of memorable meals with friends!

We dream of service that is kind, mindful and in the moment!

Deliciousness Has A New Home!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

Chef Kyle & Trey’s Chow Down!

If you research The Bird Cafe website it reads their A chef-driven concept right on Sundance Square Plaza. Where, the focus is delicious, delectable, seasonally-driven food, craft cocktails, and carefully curated craft beer.

The Bird is split-level restaurant with more than 6,400 square feet of indoor space and 2,300 square feet of patio space looking out upon the new Sundance Square Plaza where your sure to have a special and unique experience!

Chef Driven that is for sure with the new chef taking the reins!

In my opinion, it takes six traits in order to be an incredible chef. It takes creativity, dedication, attention to detail, passion for food, leadership capabilities, and the desire to be the best and never quit. Okay, so seven things actually! These skills separate the cooks from the chefs. Some have all of these skills and in addition to so much more.

About five years ago I met a rising, up and coming chef. I remember to this day walking in and seeing him working on some recipes for new menu items. I noticed he had a clean-cut had a beard and was being extremely diligent with his work. I spoke to him a little bit, introduced myself, and together we talked food for a few minutes. I could tell when I left that his attention to detail, the way he expressed his thoughts on food and the culinary arts that, he was going to be an amazing chef.

CHEESEBURGER & MAINE LOBSTER IN DFW!

Lobster Roll (Capital Grille Credit)

Good Day Chow Fans,

Capital Grille wants you to enjoy a great lunch and because life is fast paced they will feed you in 45 minutes. Trey’s Chow Down for lunch loves the Cheeseburger, The French Onion Soup, and the Wedge Salad With Blue Cheese and Smoked Bacon.

You might be surprised with what Capital Grille can do in a mere 45 minutes. Take, for example, the Maine Lobster Roll, served generously on toasted brioche and accompanied by housemade chips. It’s one of many exceptional selections you’ll find on our lunch menu – served at a pace that suits your schedule, with the service to which you’re accustomed.

 

 

 

A TIP OF THE HAT TO TEXAS CUISINE!

Ten Culinary Leaders Toast Texas Cuisine on Opening Night of Fifth Annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
Tickets for April 5 Dinner at Reata Restaurant on sale March 1

FORT WORTH, TX – On Thursday, April 5, ten culinary leaders – including five former Reata chefs – will reunite at Reata Restaurant in Sundance Square for an exclusive dining tribute to Texas cuisine, featuring the legendary cowboy chef Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. (PHOTO ATTACHED – more background at https://store.periniranch.com./)

Five former Reata chefs will join the restaurant’s current culinary crew for the celebratory evening, including:

 

Did Someone Say Crab?

Good day seafood lovers,
Everyone in Texas knows we raise beef the word Texas implies BEEF. We’re known for beef, but every once in a while we need some delicious seafood. Some folks eat seafood on the daily! It is unbelievable how many fantastic seafood restaurants we have now in the DFW area. I ventured out to try 10 different “Crab Dishes” in the DFW area in search of some great “Crab Dishes”

Back in the old days deep in the heart of Texas, fresh seafood was hard to come by. Today, things have changed and for the better. Most restaurants have their seafood delivered overnight to serve daily fresh seafood to customers. Some places even get two fresh shipments a day. If you ask chef Jon Bonnell of Waters restaurant and Bonnell’s, he will tell you he communicates with boat captains that catch fish and ship directly from dock to his restaurants back door. Many restaurants NOW choose to have their seafood arrive here fast, fresh and looking beautiful. It’s a must to have fresh seafood! I remember back in the day when we had our restaurants people would always joke by saying, “Seafood is fresh, yea frozen fresh”. Now a days, most folks know this isn’t the case at all. Restaurants and chefs are way to picky about flavor profiles, freshness, and presentation of the dishes. It has to fresh or they won’t use it!

National Crab Day is approaching and Trey’s Chow Down is delivering you the list for the best crab dishes in the DFW area. These dishes are prepared fresh daily and are unbelievably delicious. We packed a wide variety of crab dishes so everyone can try a variety of goodness. These dishes are affordable and tasty. Make sure to mark your calendars for March 9th National Crab Day!  Be sure and watch Fox Television Channel 4 with Jenny on “GOOD DAY.” Great episode coming up forNational Crab Day!”