An Open Letter To Bonathon: Battle Of The Interns

Would you mess with this dude? Well, our shy little intern Bonathon has caused quite a ripple in the intern world. First, he single-handedly shut down one of Dallas’ favorite soul food restaurants, Vern’s. Now he’s got a inbox full of groupies. (Yes, he does.) Today comes a challenge from Josh Storie, an intern at […]

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Comfort Food In Dallas: What Comforts You

I am getting a little uncomfortable with the direction comfort food is taking. Can I blame it on the Gen Y population? Sure, why not. They don’t read SideDish. Gen Y’ers are more Britney than Julia. While the overall trend in dining today is to eat sloooowly, the Gen Y’ers I know are more content […]

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Restaurant Review: Legally Blonde In Dallas

Chef Eric Shelton. What does he have in store for Mama Mia? Greek food! Omigod, omigod you guys. Last night I took one of my perfect nieces and her almost perfect BFF to see Legally Blonde at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Natch, we were undernourished and running late. We decided to take the […]

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A Blog Post To Julie & Julia Author Julie Powell

Julie Powell last night at the DMA. Tomorrow morning when the New York Times best seller list is released, Julie Powell’s book, Julie & Julia, will be in the number two position. Not bad for a former underpaid secretary-turned-blogger-turned-book author- turned-guest lecturer at last night’s Arts & Letters Live program and the Dallas Museum of […]

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Bailey’s Prime Plus Set To Open On Park Lane In Dallas

Leslie “Catch a Falling Star” Brenner, you rock. Thanks to you, the new Bailey’s Prime Plus (and stuff, and such, and beyond) will feature not only baked potatoes, but a substantially new menu. The Baked Potato Room at Bailey’s Prime Plus in Dallas. (Kidding.) Yes folks, as the Dallas restaurant world continues to shrink and […]

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Oak Cliff Cellars Inaugural Tasting At Lavendou In Dallas

Andrew Chalk is one of the Dishers who participated in the SideDish Hits the Southwest Food Service Expo at the end of June. He turned in a series of videos that featured some of the unusual items such as coffee made from civet (cat) poop and chocolate-covered crickets he uncovered at the Expo.  It turns […]

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Wine and Dine with Frasca

I know we focus on all things Dallas, but over the weekend I had the pleasure of taking a cooler weather get away to Denver, that included an incredible Lyle Lovett concert at Red Rocks, a fun Colorado Rockies game, and an outstanding meal designed by two James Beard Award winners.  Based on the oversold flight out on Friday afternoon, there were many […]

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Separated At Birth? Christopher Wynn And Chef Grant Achatz

Christopher Wynn Chef Grant Achatz Just opened my James Beard Foundation Newsletter and thought they were running a big picture of DMN scribe Christopher Wynn. Nope, the article, “Where Grant Achatz Likes To Eat In Chicago”, had nothing to do with CW. Where does the chef who favors molecular gastronomy love to eat? Jump for […]

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SideDish Movie Screening: Julie & Julia And Whole Foods In Dallas

Okay Dishers, you’ve heard about the movie, read my review, and are already sick of the trailers on TV, BUT I bet you still want to see this flick for FREE. I have 5 pair of tickets to give away. All you have to do is fill out this tiny little form for a chance […]

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From My Inbox: Food Events And Happenings In Dallas

*EatZi’s Market & Bakery’s Summer Series Cooking Classes featuring the culinary creations of Chef Jay Valley the tricks of the trade inside the kitchen of Hunger Busters’ new facility. (Details below the jump.) *Lookout Oceanaire! Coming to Uptown in November: Ocean Prime. *Swirl Winery is excited! They are teaming up with Sushiya and have a […]

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Texas Wine Events In Dallas: August Is Going To Be Fun

Texas has 177 wineries and 280 commercial vineyards. The folks behind GO TEXAN want to discuss them all. Hence, the GO TEXAN DrinkLocalWine.com Conference 2009, set for Aug. 14 & 15 at Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts Dallas. Plan to hang with local wine writers, food bloggers, columnists, sommeliers, producers, and growers. The […]

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