Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs is open! The dog-friendly spot is now serving breakfast and, according to their publicist, ” nine inches of fun on a bun.”Full Story
If we’re honest, Dallas isn’t the optimal food city when it comes to nuanced Chinese regional cuisines. The gentle umami of Fujian stews and the roasted meats of Xinjiang barbecue aren’t commonly found in the gastronomic landscape of a metroplex boasting 25 Pei Wei locations. But over the years, I’ve come across some truly satisfying representations of classic Sichuanese dishes that I believe every Chinese food fan should have the pleasure of experiencing. Sichuan food is famous for its bold flavors, aggressive heat, salt, and pungent aromatics. Great Sichuanese dishes possess intense flavors that compound to create unique profiles that can leave you thirsty, sweaty, and hungry for more.Full Story
Every workday as a line cook starts with the same ritual. We unpack our knives. Like a samurai unsheathes his sword with great reverence, a cook withdraws his chef’s knife. There is a history, an oath, and a respect for what the blade does for us, and what we do with the blade.Full Story
Happy Earth Day! This annual holiday, that started in 1970 and is now celebrated in over 190 countries around the world, is the day to stop, take note of your surroundings and honor Mother Earth, as, similar to life, we only have one.Full Story
The space formerly occupied by Purple Cow in Preston Royal Shopping Center will soon become a updated version TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market in Preston Forest.Full Story
The 3rd annual Texas Food Truckn’ Fest will take place at the Ballpark this weekend on Friday and Saturday. There are a lot of food trucks and trailers from outside of this area and a few fan favorites. Although I’m not a fan of vast expanses of concrete, this event has been a fan winner the last two years.Full Story
Friends, it’s happening.
That corner of Park and Preston is turning into a bustling center for good steaks and burgers, starting this Friday, April 25. Executive chef Andrew Powers is guiding his team to make a “land and sea” burger, jumbo sea scallops, and an eggplant parmesan burger for vegetarians. Nice.Full Story
A gal with a taste for grapes just asked me if I know of any Dallas restaurants with a nice list of Texas wines.Full Story
The April issue of D Magazine is a food lover’s paradise. One feature included information on local ethnic markets. In an effort to help you decipher the guide, here is a run-down of some foods that were included in the feature. I’ll start with the Asian markets.Full Story
The once popular Dallas restaurant Mi Piaci has certainly been through some changes. Last summer, owner Brian Black closed the Addison location and moved to Preston Center. They closed Friday.Full Story
I’m a big fan of Jessica Jones, the managing editor of D Home/D Weddings. What a crafty lady. She made these beautiful edible Easter egg nests (pictured above) that are surprisingly easy to accomplish. Just five ingredients (including chow mein noodles) and BOOM, you’re done.
You’ve got holiday ready gifts for all the cool people you love.Full Story
What a glorious Friday. Please tell us where you ate this week and where you plan to feast this weekend.Full Story
Thanks for always reading, thanks for keeping us on our toes, and thank goodness it’s the weekend.
We’re off today, but we hope you’ll have some fantastic time off to spend with your friends and family. Soak in your Sunday.Full Story
With it being Easter weekend, I’m sure most of you are looking for fun activities to do with your friends and family. Thankfully, there’s never a dull moment in Dallas. We’ve got you covered.Full Story
I once watched a Freaky Eaters episode of a 20-something man addicted to pizza. Bread, cheese, and tomato sauce was all he’d eat. No veggies, no nothing. His health suffered, his personal life went down the drain, and he was throwing up some weird gunk every morning.
I finished watching that episode and wanted to eat pizza immediately.
Here’s the thing: You can’t hate pizza. There are all sorts of pizzas, so it’s impossible to dislike. Hate Cane Rosso’s? Go to Zoli’s. Want to dine in? No. Fine. Do take out. Or better yet, sit on your couch and watch the Mavs lose by one point and drop to the eighth seed, while you order a 16-incher and swallow your woes with gobfuls of cheese.
That’s the way we do it here in the Big D. We order for delivery.Full Story
Sundance Square, that enviable plot of dining land in downtown Fort Worth, is getting its first Korean restaurant, Hoya Korean Kitchen, at the corner of Taylor and Third Street. The space is located at 355 West Third Street.Full Story
Sad news, SideDishers: Our own Carol Shih will soon be leaving D Magazine to seek her fortune on the West Coast. So today we’ve begun a search for a new online assistant dining editor. Details are below. Please spread the news far and wide:
D Magazine.com seeks an editor to keep our online food and dining content the best in Dallas. Responsibilities include continual management and enhancement of the thousands of listings in our restaurant directory, keeping up with the latest openings and closings, and ensuring that the information we provide our readers is the most accurate and helpful in the city. This editor should be the sort of person who would wake up in night sweats realizing that he or she accidentally marked a restaurant’s closing time on Thursdays as 10 p.m. when it should have been 11 p.m. Also required of the position are regular contributions to our SideDish blog, including first looks at new restaurants before any other outlets in town, and voicing opinions to spur a lively daily discussion of the Dallas dining scene. We don’t want one-sided rewrites of press releases. This editor must have a competitive nature that causes him or her to become extremely irritated at, and to swear revenge upon, any blog or publication that might beat us to reporting an important piece of local industry news. But the job isn’t all eating and writing. The editor must be comfortable working with an online CMS and not break into hives when confronted with a massive spreadsheet full of data that must be manually entered (like typing a phonebook), often for hours at a stretch. If you’re interested, please don’t apply merely by emphasizing your “passion” for the subject matter. Tell us instead about the knowledge and skills that make you the absolute best fit for our needs. To do so, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Where is the best place in Dallas to buy an Easter basket full of Easter items?Full Story
This woman may be the most pleasant and professional server in Dallas. We need more people like her in our restaurants.Full Story
This Easter weekend, make a family trip down to the farmers market this weekend. There is no reason you can’t eat healthy and buy fresh food when you have plenty of farmers markets to choose from.Full Story