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On Tuesday, August 21, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., a representative of the Verace Pizzeria Napoletana Americas, will be in town to present Brad Liles and Keith Hall, of DOUGH Pizzeria Napoletana Dallas, with certification that DOUGH Dallas meets the strict guidelines of preparing traditional Pizza Napoletana as set forth by the Verace Pizza Napoletana Americas and its parent organization, Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana based in Naples, Italy. That makes Dough Dallas one of only 59 restaurants in the U.S. to be certiﬁed by Verace Pizzeria Napoletana Americas.
We have a report on a Julia Child birthday party that took place today at Rise No.1 in the edit process. Until then we’ll celebrate with this deliciously fond salute to Julia.
The French Chef by y10566
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How long before extreme eating is an Olympic sport? Or synchronized slugging? Or…well I could go on and create a slew of categories for the Eating Olympics because I am on deadline, but instead, I will regurgitate a press release. Here goes:
Hypnotic Donuts [ed note; gorgeous donut pics on that link] is putting on their inaugural “Beat the Heat – World’s Spiciest Donut” eating contest.The contest is designed around the hot Dallas temperatures in August and the numerous people that eat or buy Hypnotic Donuts various spicy donuts- Mexico, Hell Fire and Devil’s Death Dance (World’s Spiciest Donut). The contest will start with a regular donut and as each donut is eaten the donut progressively becomes spicier.
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Hey, where are you people? It’s day three of KRLD Restaurant Week and we want to read your reviews. I was out there last night checking out parking lots. You are eating, so please consider writing about your experiences. Tip your servers and if they are exceptional, snap their picture, take down their name, and allow us to adore them.7 Comments »
Monday night TexSom celebrated the success of this year’s international wine conference with a grand tasting and awards ceremony event at The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. Andrew Chalk was there and so was our eagle-eyed photographer Desiree Espada. Hayley Hamilton reports on the wine represented. Andrew has run out of words (“Food was great. Wines were stunning”), so we’ll let Desiree’s pictures tell the story. Congrats to organizers, co-founders, and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell.
This morning I bear sad news: Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta, the couple who owned Desta, an Ethiopian restaurant on Greenville Avenue, were found dead on the front porch of their home this morning in the M Streets. DMN’s Travis Hudson writes that there is still no clear motive as to why Lemma and his wife were attacked “just after midnight when they returned home from a 16-hour shift at Desta,” a restaurant one of our food writers last year described as having a “contemporary take on Ethiopian cuisine.”
Police arrived at the scene to find the man and woman already dead after getting reports about shots being fired in the Lower Greenville Avenue. There’s no word yet on what changes will take place at Desta now that the events of this morning have transpired.
UPDATE: Our former colleague Sarah Reiss was admirer of Ethiopian food. She wrote this piece on how Ethiopian food saved her marriage. Sarah also penned “How Dallas Got So Many Ethiopian Restaurants.”