Coming Soon: Bolsa Food Market in Arlington?

Both Christophers, Zielke and Jeffers, of Bolsa Mercado confirm the shop opening up in Arlington has nothing to do with Bolsa Mercado in Bishop Arts. So, there you have it. Call anyway and ask them if it is true:  214-367-9367.

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Ghostbar Has Vanished? Where is Wade Randolph Hampton?

Today we learned Ghostbar, once the highest grossing club in Dallas, is closing. According to one employee, most of the club’s workers found out they were jobless by reading about it on blogs. Ouch, that’s cold. Our first concern was for Wade Randolph Hampton, the dude behind the vibe at Ghostbar. “What will happen to […]

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Former NHS Tavern Will Not Be Second Location of Off-Site Kitchen

At this very moment,  I am shooting the breezes with Nick Badovinus. He is on my speaker phone. He is laughing so hard and spouting Nick-isms so fast I can’t take them all down. It all started when I noticed a Bud Kennedy tweet:  “@eatsbeat Dallas’ retro Off Site Kitchen burger grill opening 2nd loc[ation] […]

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Attention Food Snobs: The Mad Men Behind Applebee’s Don’t Want You!

Recently Applebee’s launched a new ad campaign. (It has Don Draper written all over it!) The tagline is “See You Tomorrow.” According to ADWEEK, it “positions Applebee’s as the champion of a sort of anti-foodie backlash, pitching fare that purports to be tasty, and simple, but still somewhat classy—for example, new summer dishes like Lemon […]

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Breastaurants Are Busting Out All Over

According to msnbc.com, diners can look forward to an increase in sports-themed restaurants featuring scantily clad servers. Those servers would be women. In fact, the article refers to breastaurants as “part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry.” Associated Press Reporter Candice Choi writes: Instead of relying on lust alone, the new crop of […]

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Update: Bailey’s Prime Plus New Management. New Menu. Avner Samuel Has Left the Building

Last Friday, Andrew Chalk filed a report on the new menu and tasting event at Bailey’s Prime Plus. He noted menu consultant Avner (Nosh, Snack) Samuel had completed his consulting deal with owner Ed Bailey and had returned to his restaurant empire. Samuel sacrificed one of his talented Nosh chefs, Ryan Carbery, in the deal. […]

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Restaurants America Strikes Again: Central Standard to Open in The Dallas Design District

Team, I mean Restaurants America has landed in Dallas and is now spreading their mighty wings across the city. The multi-concept restaurant company operates seven brands and about 20 restaurants in Illinois, Texas, and Florida. In Dallas, they operate Primebar in Uptown, Townhouse Kitchen + Bar in North Dallas, and the soon-to-open Park Tavern across […]

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Oh No! Say It Isn’t So! Nana Will Turn Into A Contemporary Steakhouse Called Sēr

“Hey, honey I’m in the mood for a good steak tonight. Where should we go?” “How about Sēr’s?” “No, I don’t want a new washing machine, I want a cowboy rib-eye. Why would I want to go to Sears?” Okay, it needs a lot of workshopping but so does the name Sēr. That is the […]

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Chicken Scratch and The Foundry to Open in Oak Cliff

How long before Oak Cliff secedes from Dallas county to form their own little republic? Think how cool that would be for the business folk: the restaurateurs and funky food shops could make their own rules, they could charge a toll to enter and exit, and fine customers not wearing flannel. Obviously either Tim Byres, […]

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Smiling Moose Deli to Hit Dallas Like a Pack of Mules

I’ve seen a lot of moose and, guess what, they don’t smile. They’re ornery, awkward and introverted. Like most animals, the male gets the better outfit: bulls are adorned with spectacular racks (antlers) while the cows (females) look like ugly donkeys. But I’m off target. A Smiling Moose has been spotted in Carrollton. It is […]

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An Open Letter to Chef DAT

Dear Chef DAT, Who are you? I’ve been getting press releases from you for a long time but for the life of me I can’t remember meeting you. I do understand that you live underground and you cook a lot there as well, but do you ever actually come out during the day? You talk […]

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What Would Happen if Women Opened Restaurants With Male Body Parts as Themes

‘Scuse me while I saddle up my high horse. Am I the only woman who is concerned about the sudden surge in Breastaurants. I mean really 35 additional Twin Peaks? A bar opening in downtown called The Spread Eagle? Seriously boys? How would you like to take your daughter into one of the restaurant’s the […]

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Opera-Free Shopping at Eatzi’s For One Week

Eatzi’s has decided to change their music for a few weeks. My ears are so happy. I have nothing against opera music, but when those sopranos hit the high notes while I’m wait for a roasted chicken to get quartered, my cochleas recoil. The opera music will return next week.

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Chef Tony Gardizi Rides Again: Café Mykonos in Plano

Café Mykonos, a “European restaurant with a Greek influence,” is, according to their website, undergoing a facelift. This morning comes word from their head surgeon, chef Tony Gardizi. You remember Tony. He’s cheffed at Vino and Basso, Guthrie’s, Bali Bar, Mi Piaci, and Capriccio Ristoranti. Most recently he went down with the ship at Decanter […]

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Brittany Wilkerson Crowned Miss Twin Peaks 2011

The full press release is below the fold. I haven’t read it, I just looked at the pictures. Twin Peaks, a Dallas-based breasteraurant, that features attractive waitresses, excuse me, Twin Peak Girls. I guess they had a contest because they have picked a winner. You can read the press release below. Here is my question: […]

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Park Restaurant Sold and Gets a New Bad Name

A few weeks ago, I actually made a phone call and reported the closure of Park Restaurant. Short story shorter: Owner Donald Chick sold the place to Peter Kenny, owner of Capitol Pub. Today, Teresa Gubbins digs deep in the dirt and reveals Mr. Kenny has already come up with new names for both Park […]

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