Friday, August 18, 2017

National Hot & Spicy Food Day at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe

I am always happy to learn something new, and I recently learned A TON about Razzoo's Cajun Cafe. Apart from how expansive their menu is, I found out some really neat stuff about the kitchen. I'm a huge supporter of fresh and house-made items, and Razzoo's delivers. With nearly every item being created in-house, they are able to accommodate any meal for any kind of allergy or intolerance.
This was a huge plus for me because I had no worry in my mind that I would be leaving with a stomach ache. Of course, my +1 for the night got to try all the dairy products so y'all still get to hear about those!
Now they didn't just invite us in for nothing.
Tomorrow, August 19th, is National Hot & Spicy Food Day
and we
got to preview how to celebrate at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe!


With a tasting of tons of sauces featured on the menu, my mouth was on fire by the end of the night. In order from least spicy to most, here's our thoughts on the tastings for the night.

Meuniere
Reminiscent of chicken gravy, this sauce is best paired with blackening spices

Crawfish Lemon Butter
Obviously buttery and creamy, but the hint of citrus made us think of ranch

Cajun Etouffee

Etouffee
This seafood gravy is when a bit of spice started to kick in!

Creole Cream
This slightly spicy, garlic cream sauce is great when you want a lighter, less rich sauce

Fais Deaux Deaux
This was like a cajun teriyaki sauce, I dipped everything in this the rest of the night

Jalapeno Cheese
This is exactly what you would imagine and it's as great as you think

Shrimp Creole

Creole
This zesty tomato sauce had us thinking of a spicy salsa gumbo 

BBQ Ouch
If you can handle the spice of this sauce we give it 10/10!

Hurricane
This sauce is hot enough to make you sweat, but man almighty is it flavorful and delicious!

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For a sweet sauce (say, to dip your shrimp cocktail)
get a heaping bowl of their Cherry Mustard sauce - you can thank me later.


Cajun Fried Steak
This Texas sized steak stayed crisp even after that thick layer of gravy had been layered over it for a while... I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty incredible.

Creamy Cajun Fondue Dip
Y'all. If you like queso, you will like the Creamy Cajun Fondue Dip. Just order it.


Check out their menu here, but don't be shy to ask for something creative. I suggest asking for their fresh salmon slathered in the Fais Deaux Deaux sauce.
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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Blind Butcher

With Beats & Eats just around the corner, Chef Oliver was kind enough to invite us in to get a preview of his talents. We asked what we should expect on August 10th and he shared the dinner will be an experience unique to his restaurant featuring some delicious pork options.

Texas Bruschetta

Say hello to my favorite thing I ate all night - Texas Bruschetta. I am basically obsessed with goat cheese (since I can actually eat it) and Chef Oliver was even so kind as to make sure the bread itself was dairy free. The goat cheese is sourced from the local Lost Ruby Ranch, and the tomatoes are local as well. So fresh, y'all.
Pastrami Egg Rolls



Paired with house-made creamy mustard, these pastrami egg rolls were excellent - they were flaky on the outside and filled to the brim.

Pig Ears

Let's be honest y'all, pig ears do not sound like the most appetizing things on the menu ... and when I saw Chef Oliver bringing them out, I was a bit worried.
Covered in a blend of BBQ spices, these pig ears were sweet with a little spice and the perfect amount of crisp.

Sangria and Butcher Smash

We sampled quite a few of their different cocktails and I'm simply not sure I could choose a favorite. But I would highly suggest ordering their fresh made sangria, the Zephyr Pepino or the Butcher Smash.


From the sauerkraut to the sausage, Chef Oliver and his team put a lot of time and effort into creating spectacular house-made creations. You can't go wrong with any of the many meat options available, so choose as you please!

Don't forget to catch Chef Oliver at Beats & Eats on August 10th.
For more details and tickets, click here.

To see the full dinner menu, click here.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gyu-Kaku

I recently was lucky enough to try the many dishes featured in Gyu-Kaku's Annual Summer BBGyu Festival. With tons of their favorite Japanese BBQ options on the table, I was so focused on eating I got few photos of the dinner... I think that's a pretty good problem to have.

Gyu-Kaku Salad
Spicy Tuna Volcano
Don't look past these starters just to get on to the huge selections of meat.  The Spicy Tuna Volcano has wonderful savory flavors and looks quite different from the typical sushi with what we lovingly referred to as the rice tater tot on bottom.

Fried Chicken Karaage
These chicken wings are the thing of dreams with their crispy skin that lasted even after they had been soaking in their sauce.
What I didn't get a snap of was the Sukiyaki Bibimbap (a fried rice type dish) and the Garlic Noodles. Reason? I was too busy shoveling it on my plate. I practically stole all the leftovers for my self when the night was all over.

Kalbi Short Rib
Here's the honest truth. I became so overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the meat that I forgot I had a camera and just went crazy cooking our BBQ. I severely over ate and it was 140% worth it, y'all. The experience of cooking the meal with my fellow bloggers is one I wont soon forget. It gave us time to catch up and made for some great laughs when we forgot to set a timer.

Lady M's Green Tea Mille Crepe
Can't say I've seen a lot of dessert's such a vibrant green color, but it was the perfect end to the night. The best blend of a crepe and a cake, this dessert's rich flavor is sure to satisfy every taste bud! But if it looks a little out of your comfort zone, you can always get an order (or two) of s'mores for the table. So grab your family and friends and head to Gyu-Kaku for an amazing meal and memories to last a lifetime.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Modern Maids

Good morning y'all! 

If you follow us on our Insta-story, you know that one of us recently moved out of an apartment, and if you're a fellow apartment renter, you know the most dreadful part of switching apartments is making the space look as though you haven't been living there for the past 1+ years.

Lucky for me, I was introduced to Modern Maids, Dallas' newest affordable and convenient cleaning service for the young professional - just in time for my move! They took care of ALL the cleaning, and my apartment was looking even cleaner than when I first moved in. Best part is, they were in and out of there in less than an hour and a half.


Modern Maids made the move out process a breeze. All I had to do was schedule an appointment through their user-friendly app that's now available on the iPhone App Store and the Android Play Store. 

        

If you're not looking to move out soon, they also have a few other cleaning packages available. See below to see what's included in each package!


Check out their website here

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Thank you Modern Maids for providing your cleaning services! As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Taste of Dallas 2017

Taste of Dallas 2017

If you love all food. And you love all drinks. Taste of Dallas should be your new favorite holiday.


Night one was the Foodie Experience at Gilley's Dallas. Unlimited food samples was music to my ears (and my budget). Plus, tons of head chefs were in the house to demo their meals making for a great opportunity to learn from the best of the best. Sandwiches, pasta, fried rice - you name it and it was there. It is safe to say I over ate. #noragrets


Saturday was the 31st Annual Event at Fair Park. Tons of different activities for all age groups along with booths of local artisans. Oh, and EVEN MORE FOOD! 
For future reference, avoid a full stomach when you decide to take a ride on the Jeep obstacle course. Other than that, layer on that sunscreen and have a fabulous time enjoying all that Taste of Dallas has to offer.


Special shout out to Glenfiddich for inviting me out to their Experimental Dome for their array of sensory demonstrations featuring their Single Malt Scotches!
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