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Top Twelve Bites I Put in My Mouth in 2011

There’s a common sentiment among restaurant critics: We have to eat a lot of poor quality and mediocre food before we taste something memorable. But, oh baby, when that over-the-top bite hits your mouth, you know you’ve found it. Something about the drink, dish, or dessert pushes it above the hundreds of thousands of other […]

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Trader Joe’s Announces Two New Locations: Dallas and Plano

Where should Dallas put the Santa Monica Pier? According to Teresa “Gumbshoe” Gubbins, a representative for Trader Joe’s told the told the DMN a store will open in the old Arcadia Theater space on Lower Greenville Avenue in the fall of 2012. A Plano location, in an old Kroger at Preston and Park, will open […]

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Report on Private Social in Dallas: Lunch at Tiffany’s

Private Social, where former Top Chef cheftestant Tiffany Derry hangs her toque, has just started lunch service. To publicize the new menu, they held a media event and I was among the invited guests. There is a tony ambiance to this place located on McKinney, one of the busiest blocks in Uptown (valet parking recommended). […]

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Let’s Talk Boxing Day in Dallas!

Hey, hosers! How’s it going, eh? What are your plans for Boxing Day? Betcha Yanks a toonie you didn’t know SideDish is freakin’ huge in Canada! Yep, it’s true, eh? Last time I was in Toronto (Toronnah) I spied some Canadian idiot sporting a toque (two-k) with a big red D on it! My brother-in-law […]

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Graham Dodds is New Chef at Central 214 in Dallas

Former Bolsa chef Graham Dodds is the new executive chef at Central 214. He replaces Blythe Beck who left the fancy digs at the Hotel Palomar in late August. Dodds’ farm-to-table philosophy is a perfect fit for the direction management wants to steer the hotel’s restaurant. (Hah!) After his departure from Bolsa in mid-September, Dodds […]

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Dallas Food Gift Guide: Celebrate the Holidays With Food Made in DFW

This holiday season I would like to devote some time and energy to supporting local small food businesses. This post is dedicated to spotlighting those who make  food-related items one can purchase for gifts or serve at a gathering.  If you make jelly, jam, chocolate, aprons, coffee cake, ham, table linen, turkey, casserole, wine opener, […]

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