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Your December 8 Weekly Food Truck Schedule in Dallas

This week, we add 3 Men and a Taco to our schedule.  This colder weather seems to be having more effect on mechanical issues for the food trucks, with both So-Cal Tacos and Gandolfo’s having problems last week.  Fortunately, the trucks, affectionately named “Woody” and “Brooklyn” respectively now have the generators going again. Ruthie’s Rolling […]

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First-Take Bar Review: Tate’s Craft Cocktails

The Concept: Another place for bartenders to have love affairs with their carefully crafted cocktails. Classics inspire the menu. (A gimlet, the Aviation, and a “Beautiful Cigar Girl” grace the drink lineup.) Who’s There: What appeared to be young business professionals (early 30s) packed the place to let loose on the bar’s second night of […]

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New Bolsa Mercado Opens in Oak Cliff This Morning

Just dropped into the new Bolsa Mercado this morning for its public debut and — wow — this place is a game changer for anyone shopping for quality groceries south of the Trinity. It fulfills the market part of the original Bolsa vision offering Tom Spicer greens, local cheeses, organic meats, house made sausage and […]

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My Go-To Holiday Pot-Luck Party Recipe: The Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree

Three years ago, I introduced you to Charles Phoenix, the “Ambassador of Americana.” More importantly, I introduced you to his “recipe” for the Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree. (I made several for the D Magazine holiday party in 2008.  Co-workers still stalk me for my secret herbal ingredient.) Well, thanks to SideDish, Phoenix’s  career and has catapulted […]

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Eat This Now: Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese at Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe

We all know that making a decent grilled cheese doesn’t require a membership in Mensa.  I mean, I was making them at 7 years old…sure they were more often burnt to a black crisp than a nice golden brown, but I just called it “extra toasty.”  A number of joints around the country have popped […]

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Sneak Peek: The Chesterfield Opens Ever So Softly on Main Street in Dallas

The Chesterfield, the tony new bar backed by Ed Bailey and manned by Ed “Lucky ” Campbell,  opened somewhat softly on Friday night. It is in the old Doc Bell’s BBQ place on Main Street in downtown Dallas.  Sumptuous old couches have been moved in and the well-stocked bar ready to “celebrate the golden age […]

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