Taco Shops We Have Known – The Good, the Bad, and the Feh

I’d love to kick this off with a cliché like, “I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like,” but I’d be a big, fat liar. I’ve met a number of tacos that rubbed me the wrong way. (For the record, I’ve met an equal number that I don’t even remember because they made so faint […]

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Exploring World Cheese Culture at Scardello and Beyond

The list of things I enjoy but have no understanding of could form an unbroken string of topics stretching from the sidewalk on St. Paul up to our 21st floor offices. Organized alphabetically, the list would start with alchemy and bootlegging and progress through cheese making, juggling, string theory, sexual astrology, and water births. As […]

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Dallas Farmers Market Friends Throws a Hoedown

The annual Dallas Farmers Market Friends hoedown is one of the best foodie events of the year. This year, the 16th Annual Hoedown, A Totally Texas Taste, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4 at Fair Park’s Food & Fiber Pavilion. The evening highlights the best local chefs, artisans, and entertainment and benefits the Dallas […]

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Abel Gonzales, King of State Fair Fried Food, Judges Dr Pepper Cake Contest

Yesterday we dispatched intern Valeria Turturro to the State Fair to cover Dr Pepper’s 125th anniversary cake competition. She files this report: Today I got my first taste of the State Fair of Texas. As someone who’s new to Dallas, I’m also new to Big Tex, endless fried food. and everything else that makes the […]

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Sarah’s SideDish Sandwich Challenge

The screensaver – call it the great office identifier, a glowing signpost through which we express our off-hours fidelities and obsessions. Take a look around you. I’d bet cash money that your colleagues’ computers are awash with pictures of their spouses, their dogs, the view from the cabana on their last vacation, the upside-down view […]

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Digg’s Tacos to Open Across from SMU in Mid-December

Just caught up with Joey Milan, the brains behind Digg’s Tacos, a new South Austin-style taco joint going into the old Stromboli’s spot on Hillcrest across from SMU. Milan is a veteran Fort Worth restaurateur. He has operated Lucile’s Stateside Bistro in the Rivercrest Country Club area for18 years and The Stockyards Hotel and H3 […]

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Garrett Oliver Geeks Out in a Good Way at Central Market’s Brewtopia

If show up at the grocery store in Dallas looking like you just got roughed up in the parking lot, chances are people will think twice about believing you are who you say you are. Which is how I almost didn’t make it into Central Market Cooking School’s Saturday Brewtopia event with much-lauded Brewmaster Garrett […]

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First Look: Seasons52 in Plano

This morning we introduce you to a restaurant set to open in the Shops of Legacy on October 4: Seasons52, a “fresh grill and wine bar” that enables guests to “celebrate living well.” The menu is orchestrated by Chef Clifford Pleau, and is inspired by the seasons and the fresh appeal of the farmers’ market […]

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Stocking the Cupboard at the State Fair Food & Fiber Pavillion

Disclaimer: Let me preface the following by saying that I was raised by Pennsylvania Dutch parents, which explains a lot about what I’m about to say: When I was growing up, the list of what my parents “didn’t believe in” (mayonnaise, private cars, food made by strangers, and tuna from a can) was almost as long as the […]

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Restaurant Review: Platia Greek Kouzina in Frisco

Rhea Manos, Sally Maglaris, and Yanni Garmiris. (Photo by Kevin Hunter.) Frisco is home to Platia Greek Kouzina, a cozy Greek restaurant run by two sisters. Teresa Gubbins files this review in the latest issue of D Magazine. When Sally Maglaris opened Zorba’s with her then husband in 2001, their authentic Greek food stood out […]

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The Libertine Bar Celebrates Oktoberfest With Beer Dinner. Two Free Tickets Are Up For Grabs.

The Libertine Bar is holding a Spaten Beer Dinner on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00PM. Spaten is one of Germany’s most successful breweries and is deeply rooted in Munich’s venerable beer-brewing tradition. The details of the dinner and beer pairings are listed below. Tickets to the event are $50 per person. BUT if you are […]

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