Foodie Friday: Knife Burger

Hi Foxy People!

It is week 2 of Foodie Friday and if you enjoyed last week’s review, you will definitely love this one. I had the luxury of finally eating at Knife Burger inside Legacy Hall. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was I figured it would be tasty. This is one of Executive Chef, John Tesar’s restaurants. You may know him because he is the Executive Chef and owner of Knife. I love that he decided to have a sister restaurant that is more fun and casual with burgers since Knife is an upscale steakhouse.

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When you walk up to the counter, you see a simple and straight forward board that features their menu. I like that they get straight to the point with their offerings. There are 5 kinds of burgers that they specialize in.

  • “The Ozersky” – gives you your classic cheeseburger vibes. It’s your beef patty, american cheese, red onion, and white bun.
  • “The Double” – gives you twice the fun of “The Ozersky.”
  • “The Magic” – provides a different spin on the burger by swapping out the typical bun with an English muffin. What makes that burger so special is that it comes with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and bacon.
  • “The Pimento” – gives you all the Texas pimento cheese dip or sandwich vibes on a burger.
  • “The Veggie” – the best burger on the menu in my opinion lol. It’s a veggie patty with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sprouts between a white bun.

The veggie burger was deceiving because I didn’t expect it to be as great as it tasted based on it’s appearance. It appeared it may have been slightly dry, but when I tasted it, I had a bite of a juicy, meat-like patty. I must admit, it was one of the best veggie burgers I’ve had in the DFW.

Other foods that they offer…

  • “Knife” Fries – fresh and hot to order fries.
  • Handmade Shakes – Chocolate Hazelnut, Cookie Butter, Pistachio, Strawberry, and Vanilla. The cookie butter one sounds amazing!

Overall, I truly enjoyed coming here! You can sit at the bar top area or out in the open at Legacy Hall. The staff was great and I loved the chill vibes. I will be back soon!

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Foodie Friday: Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar – Oak Lawn Location

Hi Foxy People!

It’s been a long time, but I am back!!! I started doing these “Foodie Friday” posts back in the day and thought it would be brilliant to revamp it and bring it back. “Foodie Friday” is a way for me to share my experiences at local restaurants as a vegetarian and I’ll throw in some of my recipes from time to time.

In honor of the first “Foodie Friday” post, I wanted to share my experience at Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar!

I was in the mood for pizza one day and I kept hearing from friends about this place not too far from my place. I always drove past it, but never found the time to step in. That day was the day. From the moment I walked up to the location, I instantly knew I was going to love this place. The patio area was nice and had umbrellas to give you relief from this Texas sun. The inside gave me industrial meets modern vibes with the decor. There was a mixture of seating where you can sit communal style or cozy in tables for 2 or 4. I could get used to the laid back vibes here.

Now let’s talk about the food! All you smell is the fresh dough baking in the air. You see different varieties of pizza pies on the table tops as you pan over the space. I couldn’t wait to try their “Margherita” Pie. It has organic tomato sauce, house mozzarella, basil, and sea salt. Simple ingredients that make a BOMB pizza. I literally had the whole pie to myself and ate the entire thing. That’s how good it was lol. I was happy to see that this wasn’t the only veggie friendly thing on the menu. They do offer a “Veggie” pie as well that is topped with eggplant, broccolini, fontina, calabrian peppers, garlic, and lemon zest. There are salad options, garlic knots, and hummus as well. They offer these dipping sauces for your pizza too. Their “Organic Marinara” was good, but the “House Ricotta Ranch” changed the game! It was the best ranch I ever had. I had the pleasure of trying the “House-made Doughnuts” and they were warm and fluffy. It’s like eating a sweet treat from home. I washed everything down with their “Crackberry Cider.” I am not a beer drinker. Let me repeat, I am not a beer drinker. This “Crackberry Cider”, changed my outlook on beer. It was so good! I loved the sweet berry notes and it was refreshing.

Overall, I loved “Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar” and I will be frequently visiting. It’s veggie friendly while offering traditional meat fare for the rest of the family.

Check out their menu for yourself below.

Pie-Tap Menu – Design District

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Happy National Eggs Benedict Day!

Hey Foxy People!

It’s National Eggs Benedict Day!

Want to be fancy and max this yourself at home? Check out my recipe for Hollandaise Sauce below so you can be a STAR when you host a brunch again.

As always, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies And on Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4-6 oz. of Clarified Butter
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 tbsp of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Cayenne Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. If you would like to clarify your own butter, all you have to do is take 1 pound of Unsalted Butter and allow it to melt on low heat. As the butter melts, the pure butter fat will separate from the milk fat. The milk fat is a white film that will rise to the too. Skim it off frequently. Allow this to melt for about an hour giving the butter time to separate the water, butter fat, and milk fat. Once the milk fat is all skimmed off, drain off the butter fat making sure the water at the bottom doesn’t mix in.
  2. If you don’t want to take these steps to make your own clarified butter don’t fret, you can buy some online via this link https://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Clarified-Butter-Ghee/dp/B00G12Z36W
  3. If you freshly made your own clarified butter, sit it aside and allow it to cool off a little until it’s warm. If you purchased clarified butter, heat up your 4-6 oz I’m the microwave for about 20 seconds
  4. Take a small pot and fill it with water. Put it on medium heat.
  5. In a little bowl, separate your egg yolks from their egg whites. If you want, you can save your egg whites for an egg whites scramble or omelette the next day. We need to bring them to room temperature.
  6. Once the water simmers, place your egg yolks in a bowl and place it over the pot. Start to whisk your egg yolks until they start to turn to a lighter yellow color almost a pale yellow.
  7. Take the bowl off of the heat, place a towel underneath it, and add the lemon juice to the mix.
  8. Whisk the lemon juice until it’s fully mixed in then begin to slowly drizzle in your clarified butter. You have to whisk with one hand while you drizzle the butter in with the other.
  9. You’ll know it’s ready when all the butter is mixed in and you’re left with a a creamy sauce.
  10. Finish the sauce with salt and cayenne pepper.
  11. Enjoy!

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Sunday Post: Saturday Vegetarian BBQ Class

Hi Foxy People!

I’m starting this Sunday off with all the positive feels.

I’m so happy to have met and cooked for everyone who attended my Saturday class. I even had some ladies come back from my previous classes. I see you Queens! Shout out to you for sticking with me.

As promised, I have those featured recipes shown below. I really appreciate you coming out.

Vegetarian BBQ Cooking Class Recipes

I plan to have more classes throughout the year. I plan to keep you posted via my email. I like to send out email blasts as events become available.

If you are new to my blog, please fill out my contact form on the “Contact Us” page to be added to my email newsletter.

As always, follow this blog for recipes and more. For daily posts, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies and Twitter @foxy_veggies. For any direct inquiries, email me at foxyveggies@gmail.com

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Sunday Post: Sage Brown “Butter” Sauce

Hi Foxy People!

I was in the mood for some ravioli, so I decided to share my Sage Brown “Butter” recipe!

This recipe is super simple and you can pretty much put this on any pasta. Oh…and it’s Vegan! I don’t make Vegan recipes often, but this is pretty good.  I easily swap out the butter and use the whipped Vegan spread instead.

Let me know what you think! Also, make sure to follow me throughout the week on my Facebook Page, Foxy Veggies, on Instagram @foxyveggies, and Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Sage Brown “Butter” Sauce

Ingredients

  • Pasta of your choice or Ravioli of your choice
  • 5 tbsp of Organic Vegan Whipped Spread
  • 7 fresh Sage leaves

Directions

  1. Follow the directions for cooking your pasta.
  2. As the pasta is cooking, take a small pot and turn it to medium heat. Add in your Vegan spread and turn the heat down to low.
  3. Allow your spread to melt. There may be foam that rises to the top. Skim this off with a spoon and discard of it. This process will take about 5 minutes.
  4. Once the majority of the foam is removed, add in the sage leaves and stir it around. Allow the sage to steep in the vegan spread for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

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Vegetarian Soul Food Cooking Class

Hi Foxy People!

This my first post of the year and I am very excited for all the wonderful things I have planned for you this year.

If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome to Foxy Veggies! You are in for a treat. If you have visited my blog before, thank you for returning!

If you attended my Sunday Vegetarian Soul Food Class at Food Saved Me, as promised, I have those featured recipes shown below. I really appreciate you coming out.

I plan to have more classes throughout the year, so please stay tuned for updates. If you want to get that news directly to you, please fill out the contact form on the “Contact Us” page to be added to my email newsletter.

As always, follow this blog for recipes and more. For daily posts, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies and Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Vegetarian Soul Food Class Recipes

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Photo Op: Slaying in the Country

Hi Foxy People!

I must admit, it has been a few weeks since I last posted. I hope you have been keeping up with my adventures on my Instagram account. If not, check it out @foxyveggies.

Let’s talk about these adventures! Between family visiting, events, and birthday celebrations for friends, I feel like October has been my busiest month to date lol. In the midst of all of this, I was blessed with a really cool opportunity to shine with some Black Women who are making their mark in the Dallas Blogger Community.

Melody, Blingaholic88, reached out to me regarding her annual, girl power focused photoshoot. She chooses a different theme each year. This year’s theme was, “Slaying in the Country” and we did just that! I had the pleasure of slaying with some really cool chicks. Brittany “Bri”, Kenya, Melody, and Tanika who all run their own blogs here in Dallas. Their blogs range from Fashion to Music to Lifestyle.

Check out these ladies and our beautiful pics!

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Sunday Post: Avocado Toast

Hi Foxy People!

It’s a beautiful Sunday and I’m happy you stopped by to the k out another recipe. This week, I wanted to hop on the bandwagon a bit and test out an Avocado Toast recipe. I believe this will give you the crunch and freshness that you seek with to go with the creamy, avocado. I hope you enjoy it.

As always, comment below and let me know what you think.

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Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices of Honey Oat Wheat Bread
  • 1 pint of Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper and Salt to taste.

Directions

  1. Take your 4 slices of bread and toast them in your toaster. If you don’t have a toaster, put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. While your toast is going, take your avocado, slice it in half and make slices the long way into it. Put the avocado in a bowl, take a fork, and smash it.
  3. Take your lime, roll it to lossen the juices, slice it, and squeeze the juice over the avocado.
  4. Add in all the seasonings to the avocado and mix well.
  5. Take a bunch of the cherry tomatoes and slice them in halves.
  6. Now assemble! Your toast is the base, then add the avocado spread, and top with the tomatoes.
  7. Enjoy!

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Austin Girls Trip

Hi Foxy People!

I know you guys saw my posts on Instagram about Austin. I wanted to do a post with more details about my girls trip.

Long story short, we had a great time! There was eating, shopping, eating…and did I mention we ate a lot? lol. That is pretty much our favorite way to pass the time.

For the shopping, we decided to go to South Congress. I think we could’ve stayed there the entire time. You didn’t really need to leave that area for anything. There was food, music, and shopping. All the essentials that us ladies like in any trip.

While we were there, I was able to try on my first pair of genuine cowgirl boots at Allens Boots. They had some Leopard booties I just had to try on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That night, we went to 6th street. It was definitely a different vibe than Dallas. I don’t think I’ve seen a place where the entire street is blocked off for us to enjoy bars on each side of the street. It was nice. There was a good mix of bars that played good music. I love to dance, so that made my night.

The next morning, we went back to South Congress. We stopped by two very popular food trucks for breakfast. Mellizos Tacos, a taco food truck that had fresh tortillas for their Migas breakfast taco and Gourdough’s a donut food truck that had the best gourmet donut I’ve ever had! The Miss Shortcake was a bit sweet, but I enjoyed  the cream cheese and fresh strawberries. It is genius!

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all, I had a good time in Austin. I would definitely go again.

Stay Foxy!

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