September found us visiting some of Dallas's newest buzzy restaurants like Boulevardier and The Front Room. And we also made room to digest recipes from mouthwatering cookbooks by authors with local (apron) ties.

The Cowgirl Chef (Ellise Pierce) serves up Tex-Mex fare with French finesse in Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent. [Read more]

Hotel Lumen's got a bright new dining star in The Front Room, an upscale diner that serves a standout wedge salad. [Read more]

Our Sunday dinner at Boulevardier left us rooting for these boys: Veritas owners Brooks and Bradley Anderson, and chefs Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate of Restaurant Ava. [Read more]

The Cake Ball ladies--Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon--are responsible for baking up a craze for the petite pastry. A new cookbook shares their recipes for success. [Read more]

Famous for its fried chicken and Champagne, the new Max's Wine Dive also has private party rooms and a winning catering menu. [Read more]

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