Chocolate Festival at Central Market, Feb 8-14

Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, the woman who sells bacon chocolate candy bars for $33 a box and probably makes a darn good living from it, is holding two truffle classes (making bacon truffles?? maybe??) in Central Market for a pre-Chocolate Festival event on February 4. The real Chocolate Festival kicks off on February 8 […]

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Desiree + Camera: Photo Essay of Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas

SideDish photographer Desiree Espada roams the roads with her camera looking for good things to eat and shoot. Check out her photo essay of Bolsa Mercado. Then feast your eyes on what to expect when the Jerry Garcia of donut making, James St. Peter, opens Hypnotic Donuts on Sunday, January 29. Glory be to the […]

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Let’s Talk Boxing Day in Dallas!

Hey, hosers! How’s it going, eh? What are your plans for Boxing Day? Betcha Yanks a toonie you didn’t know SideDish is freakin’ huge in Canada! Yep, it’s true, eh? Last time I was in Toronto (Toronnah) I spied some Canadian idiot sporting a toque (two-k) with a big red D on it! My brother-in-law […]

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Eat This Now: Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese at Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe

We all know that making a decent grilled cheese doesn’t require a membership in Mensa.  I mean, I was making them at 7 years old…sure they were more often burnt to a black crisp than a nice golden brown, but I just called it “extra toasty.”  A number of joints around the country have popped […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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Special Report: Media Gets a Preview of Taste of Greenville Avenue

D Magazine intern Jessica Melton attended a press preview of the food that will be featured at Taste of Greenville Avenue (TOGA) this weekend. We’ve all been there before. The age-old looping conversation of “I don’t know, what do you want to eat?” Every now and then we get a break from having to make […]

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Eat This Now: Bacon Cheese Tater Tots at Maple and Motor in Dallas

You would think that frying up a tater tot would be something any idiot could do correctly.  Oil meets potato, done.  But unfortunately, this is not the case.  If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to eat a mushy, stale, lifeless tater tot, I’d have enough to run for president (and I’d […]

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DISH in Dallas Cooks Up a Few New Dishes

At a recent media event, DISH (in the Illume on Cedar Springs) previewed their new seasonal American menu. I attended with cautious optimism. Dish’s Executive Chef Doug Brown (ex. Nana execuchef at the age of 23, James Beard House presenter, Culinary Institute of America graduate, numerous awards, etc.) is one of this city’s culinary stars. […]

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It’s Hip to be Square at Denton Square Donuts

I don’t know if I told you, but I have a thing for donuts.  Maybe that’s a bit of an understatement.  But it’s rare, in this city, to find a place that is willing to push the limits when it comes to these tasty morsels of fried dough and sugar (obvious exceptions excluded).  Therefore, any […]

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Restaurant Review: The Commissary at One Arts Plaza in Dallas

In the October issue of D Magazine, Teresa Gubbins tells us what she thinks about The Commissary. In a profession loaded with bad boys, chef John Tesar stands out. Mercurial, dismissive, he’s a hyperactive hothead with a self-destructive streak so legendary that his old pal Anthony Bourdain has written about it. Tesar is so good […]

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Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop in Deep Ellum: Soft Opening on Thursday

Reporter Kristy Alpert gets an uber exclusive preview of Deep Ellum’s newest sammich shop. For months I’ve driven by the bold, black banner hanging high for all to see. Taunting me. Enticing me. Confusing me, even. “Coming Soon, Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop.” Who’s this Uncle Uber guy? What does he have against the ‘sandwich’? What […]

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Restaurant Review: The Company Cafe in Dallas

Dining out was once so simple. You sat down in a restaurant, ordered whatever sounded good, ate it, and went on with your life. Now you need an advanced degree in epidemiology before you’re qualified to choose an entrée. Every day, we get bombarded with health warnings about food: too much added sugar will kill […]

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Restaurants: The Grape in Dallas

If you ever decide to become a restaurant critic be prepared for the inevitable question: “What is your favorite restaurant in Dallas?” It’s a hard question for me to answer. Not because I’m evasive, it’s because I feel like I have to quantify my choice by answering “well, if I’m in the mood for Mexican […]

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Eat This Now: Brunch at Jonathon’s in Oak Cliff

Ladies and gentlemen, this week’s discovery by Daniel Walker. There’s a reason everybody loves weekend brunch.  It’s our way of sticking it to the alarm clock and proclaiming, “No longer will I be obligated to wake up before noon in order to enjoy pancakes! I’ll sleep in as long as I please and still have […]

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The Widowmaker Happy Hour: Beer & Bacon at Mextopia.

If you haven’t heard yet, Richard Avila’s Mextopia on Lower Greenville is starting a new Beer & Bacon Happy Hour on Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 pm. That’s right, not dry old popcorn, not dusty peanuts—glistening strips of bacon. I’m picturing communal plates on the bar, but for all I know they could […]

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No Matter How Good It Smells, Don’t Eat the Meat Soap

Seems like our pal, “Best BBQ in Dallas” author (and creator of the Full Custom Gospel BBQ blog) Daniel Vaughn has been holding out on us. Turns out he’s been moonlighting as a savoneur. Ok, that may not be a real word, but the skinny is that the dude is part of a four-person team […]

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Special Report: Buffalo Gap Food & Wine Summit 2011

Last night was the fancy kick-off Champagne reception followed by a 5-course seated dinner in a luxurious tent behind Perini Ranch Steakhouse. The 50-mph winds died down just as the first bottle of Veuve Clicqout popped and the crowd of close to 200 walked the grounds of Lisa and Tom Perini’s ranch. This is the […]

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Restaurant Review: Oddfellows in Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff resident and D Magazine creative director Todd Johnson files his take on Oddfellow’s in Bishop Arts. Bright and airy with its farmhouse-chic good looks, this new Bishop Arts cafe is a snapshot of North Oak Cliff’s shifting sociological landscape. It’s a place where pageboy-cap-wearing hipsters in skinny jeans sit alongside OC veterans in […]

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