Restaurants

Delicious: Jack’s Backyard

Delicious: Jack’s Backyard

Who knew that two run-down body shops on Commerce could become Oak Cliff’s next indoor-outdoor hotspot? Winnetka Heights resident Kathy Jack, apparently, whose 30 years in the bar business and 15 years of booking music had her itching to open a venue of her own.

Delicious: Cretia’s

Delicious: Cretia’s

Anyone with a sweet tooth could find satisfaction in the glass cases at Cretia’s. “You can’t go wrong with cakes, pies and cookies,”

Delicious: Hattie’s

Delicious: Hattie’s

The Southern charm-infused dining room at Hattie’s attracts a brunch crowd dressed in their Sunday best. Executive chef Estevan Galindo greets them with entrées as varied as poached eggs Benedict on crab cakes, and chicken and waffles.

Restaurant review: Cafe Brazil

Restaurant review: Cafe Brazil

Those of us who remember Cafe Brazil’s first location, a tiny storefront in East Dallas that almost burned down nearly…

Delicious: Vitto Italian

Delicious: Vitto Italian

Sticking to the basics has kept Vitto Italian in business for more than a decade. The Bishop Arts restaurant, which celebrates its 13th anniversary this year, isn’t a destination spot, says manager Kipp Corkill, but a neighborhood restaurant that boasts its share of regulars.

Delicious

Delicious

“Mexicans, we believe in soup,”

Delicious

Delicious

Beckley BrewHouse’s espresso martini is really a meeting of the minds. Ron Wills dreamt of opening a bar, and his wife, Corinna, wanted a coffee shop. “Like many marriages,”

Delicious

Delicious

Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and the heads of gazelles and deer emerge from the walls (yes, they’re pine-carved instead of stuffed, but still). This upscale-meets-down-home feel is the overall approach to Tillman’s Roadhouse, right down to the menu items. …

Delicious

Delicious

Nothing about the pink restaurant with blue awning makes it stand out from the auto repair shops and taquerias that pepper this section of Clarendon. What could set it apart from the rest, though, is the heart and soul of owners Samuel and Carolina Garcia, and the fact that this place specializes in Argentinean fare. For the most part, that means adding eggs, usually sunny side up. “Argentineans, they use eggs on everything – the sandwich, the empanadas, the milanesa,”