DALLAS OBSERVER—Scott Reitz checked out Start, the "slow fast food" spot with a drive-through on Upper Greenville, and praised the coffee, oatmeal, and healthier breakfast burritos "worth the $4 price tag". Reitz thinks owner Erin McKool may be onto something big with quick food options that "taste clean and home-cooked".
DALLAS MORNING NEWS—Leslie Brenner shared one of her favorite "under-the-radar" spots, Seoul Garden, a 15 year old Korean restaurant offering adventurous dishes like raw fermented skate alongside more familiar cook-it-yourself barbecue and comfort dishes like bibimbap. (She's not sure if you'll like it, though.)
DFW.COM—Andrew Marton checked out new Fort Worth sports bar XII Whiskey Bar & Grill and found an impressive whiskey selection, plus quality takes on typical bar food (oh, and funnel cake fries). Also, Teresa Gubbins reviewed Flying Carpet Cafe in the West Magnolia district and found "terrific" Turkish food, praising the "one-of-a-kind gem" for "offering relief in a world where every new restaurant opening seems to be another branch of Fuzzy's." (Amen, T-Gubb.)
THE BLOGS—The Taco Trail discovered top-notch chorizo and pretty good barbacoa at Oak Cliff taqueria Mi Fondita; The Dish on Dallas enjoyed chili-cheese fries at Hopdoddy but found the service overly attentive, and also visited Ocho Kitchen & Cocktails where the cocktails are strong and spicy and the tacos are solid.
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