Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, Sept 28-30

TGIF TGIF TGIF TGIF TGIF. That’s all I have to say. Friday My friend, Alex, looks forward to the Greek Festival every year. He says it’s the one chance he gets to eat loukoumades, a fried dough pastry soaked in syrup or honey and cinnamon. Holy crap. I am so excited for this festival. It […]

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New Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas 2012: Our Guide to the Best Artery-Cloggers

If my arteries could talk, they’d be screaming in half-pain/half-joy because tomorrow, my friends, is the FIRST DAY of the State Fair. When those beautiful Fair Park gates open in 19 hours, 20 minutes, and 45 seconds, we’ll finally be able to enter Fried Food Heaven and rest in buttered peace. But enough of this […]

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My Five Cents: Discussing the Difference Between a Blogger and a Journalist

Tuesday, I wrote a post warning restaurants to “just say no” to people who introduce themselves as food writers and expect a free meal for a write up of their restaurant. I thought the “conversation” that took place in the comments section was, for the most part, an intelligent sharing of thoughts between readers, bloggers, […]

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Look What I Made: Wonton Ravioli Recipe

The State Fair starts tomorrow. I can’t compete with that. But I always say if you can’t beat ‘em, become a third party candidate, say a bunch of crazy stuff and ride the wave of publicity. So this week I’m going the opposite direction of fair foods. Anti-fair fare. Cheap, not fried, and meatless. Don’t […]

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Free Giveaway: A food and wine experience for 8: Robert Mondavi’s Central Coast Wine Crawl on October 9

This is a sponsored post. Redwoods, crisp breezes, ocean views, and of course, fantastic food and wine. Who wouldn’t want to get away to California’s Central Coast? Well, it’s not quite Big Sur, but on Tuesday, October 9, four lucky winners (and a guest) can experience the Central Coast right here in Dallas, sponsored by […]

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Richardson Heights Shopping Center is Rocking

You all know the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse is under construction at Richardson Heights Shopping Center. The groovy movie and brew joint is expected to open in Spring 2013. Today comes word that Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian restaurant that has been open since 1982, has renewed its lease with the center. Also, Frank Bulluck, executive vice […]

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Sisu Uptown Resort is Open and Ready For Your Business

Sisu may look like a quaint little house on the outside, but on Saturday, its inside was a snazzy uptown resort flowing with poolside cocktails and sharply dressed people. Our photographer, William Neal, took snaps of the food at the pre-opening party before Sisu officially opened this past Monday. So here’s the lowdown on this […]

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Semi-Scary Sandra Lee is Coming Out With Her Own Magazine

Eater National just announced on Twitter that Food Network’s Queen of Semi-Homemade, Sandra Lee, is launching a new eponymous magazine that’ll ”cover all aspects of living well — from cooking and entertainment to fashion and style.” Frightening. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope this woman doesn’t commit any more cake crimes.

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Barn Aid 2012: Le Tour de Farms

There are very, very few events that would make me clean my bike and fight with the air pump machine, but Eden’s Garden CSA Farm has one on Sunday, October 14 that’s making me reconsider. Barn Aid 2012: Le Tour de Farms mixes everything that’s good (healthy eating, exercise, grocery shopping, and philanthropy) into a […]

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Chili Cook-Off Marks the Beginning of State Fair Festivities

Never having been to a chili cook-off before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked up to the parking lot at Fair Park on Sunday, September 23. One thing was predictable, though: the scorching Texas heat at an unforgiving 91 degrees. This was one of the few chili cooking competitions before the long awaited […]

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