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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Art Without Obstacles: Artist Desmond Blair is different, not disabled

    DALLAS – Three years ago, we told you the story about a Dallas artist born without hands who creates breathtaking pieces. His name is Desmond Blair. And a lot has changed since that very first interview. “The cool thing about everything that’s happened since then is, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to do a lot of outreach and awareness,” Blair told NewsFix. “And really tackle the issue of what it means to be born different.” And thus, there was a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Daddy Knows Best: National Fried Chicken Day

    If you haven’t heard by now, it’s National Fried Chicken Day! So, how do you like your fried chicken? Newsfix caught up with Gary McMillian, owner of Daddy Mac’s Chicken in Dallas – who explains how to create the perfect piece. “A juicy piece of chicken with a crust that’s kind of crispy, not too greasy,” McMillian said. “A good seasoning on top of it makes a big difference also.” As far the best sides to have with your bird? […]

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