Taste Preview: Fried Pork Wings at the 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Isaac Rousso, the frying genius behind Big Tex Choice Award finalists deep fried salsa (2011) and deep fried pop tarts (2010), hopes to win this year’s 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards with his gorgeous little food finalist: the deep fried pork wings. “I’ve been a bridesmaid two years, so […]

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Nasty Feud Subsides: Matt’s Rancho Martinez in Lakewood Schedules Opening. Again

I just checked in with Brian Marsters, the Director of Operations of Matt’s Rancho Martinez. Marsters didn’t go into too many details but said the long-awaited opening of the restaurant in Lakewood is now scheduled for “September 11thish.” Matt’s has certainly had a wretched six months filled with delays from permits, parking, neighborhood associations, and […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Labor Day Weekend

6.5 hours left until it’s officially Labor Day Weekend. Thank you, Matthew Maguire or Peter McGuire for proposing this holiday. I love you guys more than dark chocolate-covered pretzels, more than deep fried funnel cake fries, and more than hot soy milk in the mornings. Friday Consider this your last chance to dine out for […]

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Trader Joe’s in Plano Will Open on September 7

The culinarily curious only have to wait until September 7, just one week from today. That’s the date set for the grand opening on Trader Joe’s in Plano. If you want to do more than shop at Trader Joe’s, you can click here and apply for a job.(They offer full benefits and 10% off store […]

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Sēr’s Third and Final Tasting is All About the Bar Food

Anthony Van Camp, the bright executive chef of Sēr, is still fiddling with the menu he’ll be presenting to the public when the Hilton Anatole’s newest steakhouse opens on October 1. So far, construction is well underway and the insides of what was once Nana, Anthony Bombaci’s domain, is now gutted, stripped, torn, and shredded. […]

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Amazing Anniversary Story from The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

I just received an email from Ryan Harvey, the restaurant manager at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. I found the story charming. Last night in the Mansion Restaurant, we were surprised to learn that we were going to have two couples joining us in the dining room that were celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary. […]

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Look What I Made: Maple Bacon Glazed Donuts Recipe

I’m not one of these wide-eyed, narrow arteried, “bacon makes everything better” optimists. Admittedly, bacon does, in fact, make most things better (notably life), but things like bacon cereal, bacon vodka and chicken fried bacon are all best left, well, uninvented. I grew up in a bacon loving house, among a bacon-loving people,* and while […]

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A Taco Joint (Tacos & Avocado) Will Replace Cowboy Chow in Roanoke

Word comes through my email inbox that Chef Jason Boso is closing down the Cowboy Chow in Roanoke for a few days in September while they renovate the inside for a brand spankin’ new concept, Tacos & Avocados. Boso plans to have the new taco joint open by September, which means the makeover should be […]

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Schedule Announced for Dallaschocolate.org Chocolate Conference & Festival 2012

This year’s Chocolate Conference & Festival, created and coordinated by Sander “Nibbs” Wolf of dallaschocolate.org, will take place on September 29, 2012, at the Addison Conference Centre. (Random question: Why do they spell it Centre? This is not Ontario.) Today comes word from Mr. Wolf: he’s got his conference schedule finalized. Jump below for full […]

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FnG Eats is Open in Keller. Here’s a Sneak Peek of the Menu.

The duo who rocked the kitchen of Cool River Cafe, Bob “Whoopeecat” Stephenson and his parter/pal Carlos Arevalo, left their workplace of 16 and 14 years (respectively) in July to open up their own space in the Keller Town Square. FnG Eats is their upscale eatery serving American comfort food with a modern twist, and it’s […]

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Restaurant Review: Driftwood in Oak Cliff

Dallas is octopus crazy. It’s the exotic protein of the moment, popping up on menus all over the city. Chefs love it. Foodies brazenly order it, as if the photogenic cephalopod is some culinary badge of courage. But many local diners are still skeptical. At least that was my take when the waiter delivered my […]

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Texas State Fair Announces Fried Food Finalists for 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards

Oof. Do your best to look healthy and alive while you review the finalists for the 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards contest this year, which doesn’t include the deep fried samoas we’ve been anticipating for the last, oh, three to four months. (Bummer.) For the eight years since this contest has existed, we’ve seen things […]

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F2T Fort Worth is Set for October 7

Fort Worth chefs are joining forces and creating an event to celebrate local food and farmers: F2T Fort Worth. The farm-to-table talent includes Chefs Lanny (Lanny’s Alta Cocina) Lancarte, Molly (Ellerbe Fine Foods) McCook, and Jon (Bonnell’s Fine Food,Waters) Bonnell. The four-course meal with music by Bonnie & Nick Norris Band will take place on the […]

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