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DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015 Announced

DFW Restaurant Week just announced its Star Restaurants 2015. In a year in which 130 restaurants served nearly 100,000 meals and raised nearly $740,000, these restaurants raised the most for charity partners North Texas Food Bank (Dallas restaurants) and Lena Pope (Tarrant County restaurants). Twenty percent of the cost of each meal goes to the […]

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2015 James Beard Foundation Awards: Aaron Franklin Wins Best Chef Southwest. Food Writer Josh Ozersky Found Dead Before Ceremony

The winners of the 2015 JBA were announced last night in Chicago. Sadly, food writer Josh Ozersky was found dead just before the ceremony. Ozersky wrote Smoke: New Firewood Cooking with Dallas chef Tim Byres and was in the process of researching a cookbook with John Tesar.

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Matt McCallister of FT33 is a Whisky Man

For months I’ve semi-religiously stalked Instagram photos posted by FT33’s executive chef Matt McCallister, confident that they represent the sincerest form of culinary artistry that I’ve witnessed in Dallas. The portfolio is filled with images depicting early morning forage expeditions for oyster mushrooms, gastronomic kitchen toys, butchered Berkshire hogs, and plated works of art. Now he’s won Food & Wine’s 2014 title as the Southwest Region’s best new chef, again.

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Bacon on a Stick, Frozen Beer, and Choomongous: 3 New Foods at the Rangers Ballpark

Every year, right before the Rangers kick-off their season, the Ballpark comes up with outrageous new food items to trick us into buying their giant hotdogs and monstrous hamburgers.

And every year, we say no more. Please, no more.

Monday, March 31 is when the Rangers play their first game this spring. And the offerings are looking bigger (and better?) than ever. Here are a few of the rookies.

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Ask Nancy and She Will Answer

Tomorrow Nancy Nichols is sitting in Emerald City and taking your questions LIVE on D: The Broadcast at 9:45 a.m. Have a question about her process for picking the 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas? Leave your questions/comments/disagreements below. Your question might go straight to the Wizard. To watch: AT&T 47 | DirecTV 47 | Dish 47 […]

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SideDish Wins Best E-Newsletter!

Tim and Zac have been off frolicking in Atlanta these past few days for the City Regional Magazine Association awards banquet. Last night, on behalf of the D team, they accepted two top honors: General Excellence for D Magazine in our circulation category (huge deal) and best e-newsletter in the country for SideDish. We beat […]

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Matt McCallister of FT33 Wins Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award in the Southwest

A biiiiig congratulations to the hard-working Matt McCallister and his team of cheerleaders, led by captain/wife Iris McCallister! Today Food & Wine announced that Matt won the most votes in the Southwest category, even beating out fellow Dallas chef, Omar Flores of Driftwood, who was also nominated. Anyways, this is huge for McCallister, who opened […]

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James Beard Foundation Announces Finalists for 2013, Congrats to the Dallas Observer’s Cheap Bastard

Wow, this is really, really, really, really sad. I just watched the entire live streaming of the James Beard finalist announcement with butterflies in my stomach, hoping to hear them nominate some of our seven semifinalists from Dallas. Sadly, the only good news I can report is the JBFA’s nod to Alice Laussade’s “The Cheap Bastard’s […]

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James Beard Announces 2013 Semifinalists for Best Restaurant and Chef, Dallas Has Seven Nominations

Hot dang. It’s that time of the year again. The James Beard Foundation has posted a list of its semifinalists for 2013 on its website already. Dallas, get excited. We’ve been nominated seven times (if you count Irving, too). OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM – Cedars Social, Dallas OUTSTANDING CHEF – Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Dallas OUTSTANDING […]

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Twisted Root Gives a 65 Cent Discount to the ‘Nicest, Best Looking Person with the Best Butt’

Who walked into Twisted Root (Richardson) the other day? Ryan Gosling? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Would George Clooney order a turkey with extra cheddar???? Whoever it was, Server 200 had the hots for him/her. The anonymous receiver posted the receipt on Reddit today for the Dallas world to see. The takeaway: wear tight pants to Twisted Root. […]

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