Chew on This: Namo specializes in one item, and it’s delicious

DALLAS – Whether it’s to grab a quick lunch – or get cozy with friends at dinner – Namo is the latest hot spot in Dallas’ West Village. What’s interesting about this place besides the food, which we’ll get to later, is the founder. Not only is the restaurant next door his, this guy is only 21 years old. “I came to Dallas about three years ago to go to SMU,” Brandon Cohanim told Newsfix. “Poke was becoming so popular […]

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Chew on This: Kookie Haven turns tragedy into sweet success

OAK CLIFF – On West Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff stands a bakery with a lot a of substance. It’s Kookie Haven – who’s story began in 2002. “My mom, they called her Ms. Kookie,” Darla McCuen, co-owner of Kookie Haven told Newsfix. “And that’s where Kookie Haven came from. People think it’s because we just do cookies, but it comes from my mom. We started selling cookies out of our home, before it was legal.” And it paid off. […]

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‘Sweet Crispy Rice’ and ‘Flavored Cotton Candy’ win Big Tex Choice Awards in Dallas

DALLAS– They say it’s the competition for all things fried, stuffed and shoved onto sticks. The annual Big Tex Choice Awards got off to a sweet, savory and sticky start at Fair Park, Sunday. It’s  like a big preview of what will be served up at the State Fair come next month, but before we get there, concessionaires have to first be impressive here. Twenty-four finalists showcased their best stuff in an all-out effort to snag the coveted titles of most creative and […]

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Chew on This: Mamoun’s Falafel spices up Uptown

DALLAS – Middle Eastern food has a long a rich history, but the craze is taking Dallas by storm. And, one of Big D’s favorites is Mamoun’s Falafel. “Mamoun’s started in 1971 in New York right on MacDougal Street,” Bassel Ghassani told Newsfix. Ghassani is the franchise operator of Mamoun’s Falafel. “It was one of the first authentic middle eastern restaurants in the area.” And now, they’re serving up authentic eats in Uptown, starting with the falafel. Mamoun’s uses a […]

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Dallas street renamed to honor ‘Father of Tex-Mex’ cuisine

DALLAS — Dallas city officials are giving major street credit to one of the first men to bring Mexican food to the Big D, and by in large the U.S. Miguel Martinez Way will soon become a reality after the city council gave its stamp of approval to rename a portion of Uptown’s Alamo Street. “We’re proud that we get to change the name to Miguel Martinez Way to honor him, to honor the legacy that he has built for […]

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Chew on This: Asador’s ‘farm to fire’ concept is a breath of fresh, local air

DALLAS – Farm to table is concept we’ve all heard one too many times, but what about farm to fire? Well, that’s what Chef Mark Guatelara is all about when it comes to Asador – located inside the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. “A lot of our menu items are sourced from Farmers around the Texas area,” Guatelara told Newsfix. “We’ve got farmers in Denton, we’ve got farmers in Marshall. I actually ask the Farmers what they have and them I […]

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Chew on This: Doc B’s brings friendly competition to the Dallas food scene

DALLAS – If there’s one thing Uptown doesn’t need, it’s another uppity restaurant with sub-par food. So, when Doc B’s made its way to town it brought two things – a good atmosphere and good eats. The Chicago-based chain is bringing a fresh take to of some of everyone’s favorites. Like the black tiger shrimp salad, and the “all green” burger. “What I really wanted to do was make a burger that was flavorful,” Chef Brian Wright, vice president of […]

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Chew on This: #GetFried Fry Café takes toppings to new heights

DEEP ELLUM – How do you like your fries? If the answer is plain, let #Get Fried Fry Café change your mind. The Deep Ellum eatery that specializes in over-the-top fries is run by Muhammad Abdullah. “I grew up in a household where business was also something that we were a part of,” Abdullah told Newsfix. “My dad has been in the convenience store business for the past 25 years, but there was just something that was resisting me from […]

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Chew on This: Haystack Burgers and Barley serves food with a side of family

DALLAS – Finding a great burger spot in Dallas isn’t hard, but finding a great burger spot with a great story behind it is. Kevin and Jenny Galvan – owners of Haystack Burgers and Barley – are the exception. The duo made their mark with their first location in Richardson, now they’re shaking things up in Big-D. “We just love being together, so we love working together,” Jenny Galvan told Newsfix. “But I think more than that we just both […]

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Fanchion K’s Tea blends self-care with self-awareness

LANCASTER – When’s the last time you had a cup of tea? That long huh? Well, Fanchion Kenady is hoping to change your perspective on one of the most underrated beverages. Newsfix caught up with her at Raaz Team Room – in Lancaster – where we learned her passion came from her late mother. “She was a minister, she did a lot of outreach,” Kenady said. “I didn’t want to carry on what she was doing, I wanted to kind […]

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