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posted on August 2, 2017
Xochi
review by Jamal Rayyis

In a luminous space in Houston’s new Marriott Marquis, Xochi is chef Hugo Ortega’s homage to Oaxaca. Ortega, who won the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Southwest Chef, puts the wood-burning horno to good use, turning out succulent roasted meat ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
Cork Wine Bar
review by Dilek Caner, MW

The commitment-averse wine drinker may find comfort at Cork, a wine bar and retail store in the upscale West Village neighborhood: Owner Stephanie Rennell offers 48 wines in one-ounce pours, the choices as diverse as Andau Blaufränkisch from Austria’s Burgenland, Alvaro Castro’s Dão red and Clendenen ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
Boulevardier
review by Dilek Caner, MW

Boulevardier is another reason the Bishop Arts district has become a hot dining destination. Owners Brooks and Bradley Anderson and chef Nathan Tate present what they term “Food you can eat. Cocktails you can drink. Wine you can afford,” with phenomenally well-executed versions of classic bistro fare and a ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
Graileys
review by Dilek Caner, MW

You’ll need to make an appointment to visit Graileys in the Design District, but it’s worth it: Inside, it feels like the vinous version of “Toys ‘R’ Us.” The bottles on offer are constantly changing; recent finds have included a 2010 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 and 2011 Patrick ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
Mercy Wine Bar
review by Dilek Caner, MW

Conveniently located in Addison, halfway between the residential centers of Plano and North Dallas, Mercy Wine Bar is a must-stop for wine enthusiasts. With 100 wines from 18 countries available by the glass or half glass, plus 250 wines by the bottle, there’s something for everyone. General manager and wine director ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
Gemma
review by Dilek Caner, MW

A recent addition to hipster destination Henderson Avenue, Gemma is the first restaurant from Stephen Rogers and Allison Yoder, fresh out of Napa, where they worked back and front of the house, respectively, at Press. The menu retains a California feel, mingling Asian and Mediterranean influences with Texas-grown ingredients  ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
FT33
review by Dilek Caner, MW

FT33 boasts the most innovative food in Dallas and arguably the most exciting wine list in town. Chef-owner Matt McCallister highlights wild and foraged vegetables in his dishes, turning seaweed into an oceanic salsa verde for swordfish and rapini; using maitakes to bridge skate and pork belly on the ...Read the full review

posted on August 12, 2014
Lucia
review by Dilek Caner, MW

Husband-and-wife team David and Jennifer Uygurs’ tiny Italian restaurant, Lucia, is located in the Bishop Arts district, a former warehouse area now turned one of the hippest dining and shopping areas in Dallas. Wine is about the only thing on the menu they don’t make in house, the ...Read the full review