Farley’s Take: Dallas Burgers

“What’s your favorite food?” I hate this question. To expect someone to pick “a food” out of the endless horizons of today’s cuisine is ridiculous. With that being said, my answer is a cheeseburger. Lightly toasted buns and a juicy beef patty embraced by melted cheese create the foundation...

FFR Abroad: Philadelphia

Welcome to a new segment of Farley’s Food Review: FFR Abroad! This past weekend, I headed northeast to Philadelphia to visit one of my best friends who is studying medicine there. Unsurprisingly, we devised a food-focused tour route of the City of Brotherly Love. I sampled the local fare,...

Gung Ho: Getting the Party Started on Lower Greenville

When it comes to Gung Ho, I was both early and late to the party. Hanna and I arrived a few minutes early to our reservation and were greeted by, well, a party. Energetic, high-volume music filled the restaurant as we shuffled through packs of Saturday nighters in the...

2019: The Year of New Flavors

Happy New Year! I thought I’d kick off the year by sharing some of my resolutions as a food writer. I want to write a lot more! I look forward to not only reviewing more restaurants but also publishing different types of blogs about where I like to go...

The Wood-Fired Grill Shines at Foxyco

I walked into Foxyco on a Friday night in October alone. Hanna was with a friend and running a bit behind for our 7:15 pm reservation. The restaurant sits in the Dallas Design District, a part of town that has a handful of popular attractions, but they’re spread out...

Vidorra Brings Bold Flavors, Great Views, and Uptown to Deep Ellum

Hanna and I pulled up to Vidorra about 24 hours after their official opening. The building stands tall above its neighbors, symbolic of how the Deep Ellum is changing. Vidorra doesn’t carry the typical edge of a Deep Ellum establishment. Walking inside was like stepping through a time portal...

Fine China is Ducking Good

I’ve been wanting to write about a new restaurant and, on Friday, I took advantage of the opportunity to do so. After drinks with friends at Midnight Rambler, Hanna and I made the short walk to The Statler on Commerce. In this hotel, we found Fine China – a...

Downtown Dallas a Destination? City Hall Bistro Pulls Its Weight

I work in Downtown Dallas every Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. During those hours, it’s a bustling scene with hectic downtown driving and people hustling to and fro. But come 7:40 pm on a Friday, it’s a ghost town. Other than a handfull of popular hotels,...

Terrific Trio Makes The Cedars Socíal a Dallas Dining Destination

When you’re standing outside of a building, you will usually see a door that is nothing more than the mechanism for entry or exit. Occasionally, however, a door will make itself known as the threshold to something extraordinary. This the kind of door that lets you into The Cedars...

The Eye-Opening Tastemaker Awards

Hanna and I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 CultureMap Awards here in Dallas last Thursday. It was a very fun night with delicious cocktails (most of which featured Woodford Reserve, the event sponsor) and an incredible variety of dishes from some of the best restaurants in the...