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Into Shelley’s Belly: The Coffee and Granola at Legal Grounds

In my twenties I lived with a young vampire east of Italy, Texas. In some of the most heated battles over our lovesick differences, we came to the conclusion that a riddling philosophical rift beset our passion. The vampire believed his people’s origins were born out of medieval blood barons kidnapping Wiccans and sacrificing them […]

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Klyde Warren Park Announces Two New Restaurants, Savor and Relish, and Executive Chef John Coleman

In July, when we announced restaurateur Shannon Wynne’s plans to open Lark on the Park, we also uncovered the name of the investor behind the “official” restaurant to operate at the park which will officially open October 27 with a Polyphonic Spree concert. John Muse, partner and chairman of HM Capital Partners and a member of […]

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Look What I Made: Maple Bacon Glazed Donuts Recipe

I’m not one of these wide-eyed, narrow arteried, “bacon makes everything better” optimists. Admittedly, bacon does, in fact, make most things better (notably life), but things like bacon cereal, bacon vodka and chicken fried bacon are all best left, well, uninvented. I grew up in a bacon loving house, among a bacon-loving people,* and while […]

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Hypnotic Donuts is Staying Up Late for Dallas Donut Lovers

This Friday night, Dallas will have its first opportunity to curb the late-night donut munchies at Hypnotic Donuts.  Currently, good late night donut options are, well, essentially nonexistent, but Hypnotic is hoping to change all that. Owner and donut-debonair, James St. Peter, has been wanting to provide late night donuts for some time now, and […]

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The Hole Thing: The Latest in Donut Decadence

I’m not at all ashamed to profess my love for donuts.  Some may label these decadent morsels of fried dough a “guilty pleasure,” but when I sink my eager teeth into the perfect donut, I feel no guilt at all, simply a euphoric rush of gustatory satisfaction which no other breakfast pastry can provide.  Last […]

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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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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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Where to Get Your Pho Fix in Dallas

If you’ve traveled through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam then you are familiar with this popular dish. Although pho hasn’t quite made it to the mainstream breakfast menus in Dallas, it’s the common way to start your day in many countries. Recently Sarah Reiss ate pho for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and several bowls in between […]

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Company Café Says “No Comment” to Second Location

Late yesterday afternoon Steven “ubiquitous” Doyle sent me a link to a post he wrote about Company Café. He wanted me to link to it. Here’s a clip: We spoke to Stephen White today, owner of Company Café, the relatively new restaurant on lower Greenville Avenue that brings to its clientele fresh, gluten free food […]

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Who Says There’s No Free Lunch? Not Cafe Brazil in Bishop Arts

In honor of the third anniversary of their Bishop Arts location, Cafe Brazil‘s filling bellies fo’ free. Just stop by this Wednesday (17th) between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm for a free order of chicken crepes, pasta de tigre (rowwwrrr), pumpkin pancakes, or the wine country salad. Save room for the free slice of red […]

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The Best Donuts in Dallas

The donut is America’s unsung hero. For decades these delicacies have been fueling this nation’s finest law enforcement officers, and without them your streets would be overrun with all kinds of riffraff. Countless early morning board meetings have been brightened by the magical combination of sugar and fried dough. And where would Homer Simpson be […]

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John Tesar Milks a Cow and Wins $10,000 on Extreme Chef

Last night John Tesar played a 53-year old geezer chef on a thrilling episode of Food Network’s Extreme Chef. He faced two younger chefs: Joe, a douchey New York dude who was once a private chef for Donald Trump; and Greg, a Portland chef who couldn’t cut it in medical school so he quit and […]

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Eat This Now: The “High in the Mountains” at Hypnotic Donuts in Dallas

In the history of time there are a few moments of brilliance that stand out in my mind.  Newton discovers gravity.  Galileo proclaims that the Earth revolves around the Sun.  Einstein develops the theory of relativity.  May I add one more?  James St. Peter decides to put a donut in the freezer.  You always thought […]

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