Food Tech Startups Excel in Dallas

Greedi Delivery App  | Facebook, Greedi

Greedi Delivery App | Facebook, Greedi

Dallas has an undeniably vibrant culinary scene, but lately it is the food tech scene that is getting the bulk of the attention. Over the last several years, a number of food technology startups have begun operations in Dallas and found immense success in the burgeoning market.

Newcomer food delivery service Greedi launched last year in October and the largest struggle they face is not attracting customers but rather standing out amongst a sea of other similar concepts. Another local food tech business, TangoTab is working to stand out by offering diners a chance to feel good about their dining plans by recruiting restaurants to donate meals for every reservation it receives through the app. Learn more about the food tech startup scene in Dallas here

Ten Ramen Offers Dallasites an Authentic Tokyo Experience

Ten Ramen Offers Dallasites an Authentic Tokyo Experience

By Rebecca Combs, Foodable Contributor

Ramen is often associated with good old college I'm-On-A-Budget-And-Can't-Afford-Anything-Else days. But, Teiichi Sakurai's TEN Ramen will forever change your opinion. Chef Teiichi is known for his restaurant “Tei-An,” an authentic Japanese Soba House in the One Arts Plaza in Downtown Dallas. Teiichi has taken his famous soba noodles to West Dallas and people can not get enough.

So, What is Ramen?

No, it's not the vacuum sealed package of instant soup you are thinking of. It's a traditional Japanese noodle dish that is served with wheat noodles in a flavored broth. The broth can be flavored with soy sauce or miso and you will find such toppings as pork belly, dried seaweed, bok choy, and many more. Not to mention the history that goes along with it. With each slurp, you are tasting a culture and a story. Almost every region of Japan has it's own ramen dish that is unique to that location.

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Method Coffee Introduces Caffeinated Inspired Dinners

Method Coffee Introduces Caffeinated Inspired Dinners

By Rebecca Combs, Foodable Contributor

We have all heard the phrase, “there's nothing new under the sun”. Yet for Louie Corwin at Method Coffee in Dallas, that phrase does not exist. Method Coffee has been bringing craft coffee to the downtown area for almost one year now but Louie wanted to do something different, unexpected and something that would excite both coffee enthusiasts and foodies alike. And so, the “Coffee Dinners” were born.

 Of course we have all been to wine, cocktail, and beer dinners. But coffee? How? Why? For Louie, “the idea is to keep bringing unique experiences to Dallas that are built around coffee. And we wanted to use our kitchen and coffee knowledge to bring something to Dallas that no other coffee shop can provide.”  So one Friday night a month, the shop closes down at 6pm, sets up one long community table for 16 to 18 people, and serves a five course meal with coffee pairings. The menu is kept a secret until the evening of the dinner. All diners know for certain is that coffee is used as an ingredient in each course. 

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Shannon Wynne’s Growing Culinary Empire

Shannon Wynne’s Growing Culinary Empire

By Bev Garvin, Foodable Contributor

Dallas native and restaurateur, Shannon Wynne, is no stranger to the restaurant and bar scene. His father, a well-known real estate developer, Angus Wynne Jr., who is also from Dallas and is best known for founding the Six Flags entertainment park empire, taught him a thing or two about the entertainment business.

Wynne got his start in 1980 when the bar he and his friends hung out at, the legendary Stonleigh P, burned to the ground and he opened 8.0 Bar in Dallas. Several others followed, Tango Nightclub and The Rio Room, among others. But for a man who has never opened a cash register, much less worked in a bar or restaurant, Wynne’s whimsical-modern take on concepts and design development has cultivated a bumper-crop of successful concepts for more than 25 years.

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