Nicholas L. Hall
7 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Newk’s Eatery surprised me. It also fell exactly in line with my expectations. That these two results can sit side by side, effectively describing my experiences at one restaurant, is a bit surprising in itself. Especially when talking about fast-...
19 days ago | Random Ephemera
My wife is fond of randomness. Odd little surprises showing up on our doorstep has become a pretty consistent thing over the past few years, from sample packs of lip gloss for her and the girls to what amounts to pint-sized pulp fiction for the ba...
21 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
On a balmy June night just starting to turn pleasant, a hair before dusk, the patio at The Barking Pig is dotted with couples and families. At one table, a pair of tweens ignore each other over iPhones. A toddler, perched in a stroller, picks from...
29 days ago | Leftovers
My family struggles with leftovers. My wife and kids rebel at the mention of "last night's pot roast," and pale at the thought of eating something twice in as many days. I consider leftovers a gift to future me, affording me one more day before I ...
1 month ago | On the Menu
DGN Factory is at 1001 Fannin in the tunnels and I've kept an eye on it for a long time. It seemed to take forever for the space to transition from "Coming Soon" to "Now Serving." While it's been a few months since I've made the trek underground t...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Some new restaurants seem charmed from the start. They open their doors, the food is great, the staff is well-trained and everything simply runs smoothly. Those restaurants, however, are very few and far between. Most need a few months to work the...