Chew on This: Chef Tiffany Derry Brings her Roots to Legacy Hall

PLANO – It’s the question that no one seems to know the answer to: ‘Where do you want to go to eat?’ Well, fear no more, because Legacy Hall in Plano is here to end the back and forth once and for all. The three-story building features over 20 different eateries. One of which belongs to celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry, a Texas OG who’s known for her duck fat fried chicken. And that’s just what’s she’s bringing with Roots Chicken […]

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Chew on This: One90 Smoked Meats serves delicious BBQ for now and later

DALLAS – Most restaurants begin as a small thought and then develop into something big — just ask Herman Guerra. He and his partner, Kyle St. Clair, go way back. “We went Bryan Adams, just down the street,” Guerra told Newsfix.”After we graduated college, we kind of all went our own ways. I went to UT Austin, Kyle went on to get a business degree, law degree. Sometime then, while we were gone and getting our education, Kyle picked up […]

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F & R Distillery Brings Whiskey Ranch to Fort Worth

FORT WORTH – This week’s Chew on This is more of a ‘sip’ on this – that is – if you’re 21 or over. We’re talking whiskey, particularly whiskey that’s made right here in the lone star state. Firestone and Robertson Distilling Co., the creator of TX Whiskey, is bringing Whiskey Ranch to Fort Worth. “An ah-ha moment when we were in the process of building the company and kind of putting all the pieces together was the fact that […]

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Chew on This: The Frugal Chef Brings Arepa TX to Dallas

DALLAS – Familiar with the Frugal Chef? Well, Mary Ann Allen is not only serving delicious recipes on her Youtube channel, she’s serving up food in the flesh – as the owner and chef of Arepa TX. Newsfix caught up with her at the Dallas location. And of course we had to ask, what the heck is an Arepa? “Arepas are basically corn cakes if you want,” Allen told Newsfix. “We make the pockets out of corn, so by nature […]

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Chew on This: Ferris Wheelers take BBQ lovers on a ride

DALLAS – Doug Pickering has always had a passion for barbecue, but working in Wall Street doesn’t really let you express that set of skills on a daily basis. “Born and raised in Dallas, went to SMU, and studied finance, then left to go work in the investment banking world and ended up back in Dallas,” Pickering told Newsfix. “I decided to walk away from it and do what I love. And I started a catering business from my house, […]

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Chew on This: RJ Mexican Cuisine credits consistency for years of success

DALLAS – Dallas’ West End has seen a lot of restaurants come and go over the years, but one spot that’s stood the test of time is RJ Mexican Cuisine. Reason number one for their longevity,  staff consistency, which is actually where the ‘R’ and ‘J’ stem from – Chef Ron Von Hatten and owner Jay Khan – a duo that have been running things together for 14 years. “My business partner Ronald Von Hatten, chef, he stays competitive,” Khan […]

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Chew on This: Tupelo Honey brings game changing grub to Frisco

FRISCO – The Star in Frisco is the newest addition for the Dallas Cowboys. And besides being the Boys’ official practice facility, the campus also houses some serious eateries – like Tupelo Honey. The restaurant is based out of Asheville, NC, but their location at The Star is run by executive chef Thomas Robey. And they’re looking to bring a sweet change to the Lone Star State. “15 years ago, this chain was a hippie breakfast place,” Robey told Newsfix. […]

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Chew on This: CocoAndré Chocolatier Reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month

DALLAS – If you love chocolate, and you’ve never been to CocoAndré Chocolatier in Oak Cliff, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Not only are you missing out on some damn good chocolate, you’re missing out on supporting a local business that’s all about the community. Besides representing Dallas, this family-owned shop is representing its Hispanic heritage in the best way possible – through strength and perseverance. “I was working on for a company in Dallas,” Andrea Pedraza told Newsfix. Pedraza […]

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Chew on This: Louie’s offers a special experience after 30 years of biz

DALLAS – Two Midwest brothers, one passion, and 30 plus years of business. “Louie’s was a family dream all my father’s life,” Chris Canelakes told Newsfix. “We decided to name the business after my brother because he was so popular.” Louie’s, located on North Henderson Avenue, started out as a media bar. “Louie was the king of the media,” Canelakes said. “They just loved him.” And as the area changed, serving food became a demand. But despite adding new ingredients, […]

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Chew on This: Rush Patisserie has over 10 years of sweet success

OAK CLIFF – Deep in the heart of Texas, you’ll find a sweet little shop in Oak Cliff – Rush Patisserie. But it should be called hush patisserie because it’s the area’s best-kept secret. And after ten years of business – which is a rarity in Big D – it looks like it’s here to stay. Even though owner Samantha Rush isn’t a native of the Lone Star State. “I grew up in NYC,” Rush told Newsfix. “I ate a […]

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