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Food News (8/13/13)

Okay, even though I’m troubled by this New York Times article (from 1991!) that claims “left-handed people tend to live significantly shorter lives than right-handers,” I’ll ignore the panic inside my head and get on with the news. Yes. I am left-handed. Townhouse Kitchen + Bar is closed forever and ever, according to The Advocate.  About […]

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Trader Joe’s Opens on Greenville Avenue Today

Stop what you’re doing, because whatever you’re doing — saving lives, even — isn’t nearly as important as the fact that Trader Joe’s on Greenville Avenue is opening at 8 a.m. this morning. Yes, friends. Dallas has a Trader Joe’s now. We already have a TJ’s in Fort Worth and Plano, but this is the first one […]

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Twisted Root is Now Open Inside Downtown Carrollton

Hey, Carrolltoners! There’s a new bad boy in downtown Carrollton and his name is Twisted Root. The local burger chain joins the small square of shops and eateries, which also hosts a Babe’s, Agave Azul, and Amici. There’s not much exciting food in this area (let’s be honest), so Twisted Root’s arrival is like the […]

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The Craziest Bloody Mary in Dallas

As seen in our July issue.  The Anvil Pub, in Deep Ellum, is known for three things: its punk-rock attitude, the funny messages scrawled on its chalkboard street sign, and a Sunday tradition called F— Brunch (except they don’t bother with the dashes because dashes aren’t very punk rock). The FB menu features four insane […]

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Burning Questions: How Did Central Track Come Up With Its List of the 50 Best Burgers in Dallas?

Last week, Central Track published a list of the 50 Best Burgers in Dallas. The post went viral via Twitter and Facebook, and everyone was touting its sincerity. Sweetness. I bookmarked it for later. It’s a genius idea to make a list from everyone else’s list… as long as you do it right. When I […]

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Josh Valentine is Building a Restaurant in Oklahoma. Literally.

A few months ago, Josh Valentine left his pastry cheffing duties at FT33 to return to Oklahoma, his home state. Turns out he wasn’t much of a Dallas guy. Sad. We lost the biggest bacon-enthusiast in our city. The Top Chef: Seattle contestant has since become executive chef at The George: A Prime Steakhouse, named […]

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8 Fancy Pools in Dallas Where You Can Eat, Drink, and Lounge This Summer

Since it’s getting wickedly hot outside, let’s face it: the best way to spend your weekend is by lounging at a pool with food and drinks. (And maybe some friends, but that’s not  really as necessary.) These eight luxurious urban oases in Dallas offer some of the best family friendly activities, views of downtown Dallas, and […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: 13 Survival Foods You Need in Case There’s Ever an Apocalypse

With the weather getting wackier than a two-handed pirate, it’s high time we discuss the necessity of preparing your food supply in case the big one hits your town. Not to mention that the plausibility of zombie attacks grows every year with instances such as the bath salt addicts, bioengineered viruses displaced by a sloppy-mouthed […]

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Cronuts Are Cool, but These 5 Hybrid Foods Are Even Better

I hate to admit it, but I really want a Cronut – this half-croissant, half donut pastry that’s taken away the sanity of New York City (and the rest of the country, thanks to Twitter.) For the last few weeks, people have been lining up outside Dominique Ansel Bakery at 6 a.m. when the store […]

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Drink Beer, Make a Difference at the Best Little Brewfest

Even though there’s a whole ant pile of beer events every weekend this summer, half of them probably aren’t worth posting. Few stand out, except for this Best Little Brewfest held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth. Don’t let the name fool you, though. There’s nothing “little” about this brewfest. On June 22, […]

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The Wicked World of Food Blogs: Read This and Weep

If you write or read food blogs or food-news-driven sites, Josh Ozersky’s article “Blog-Tied: How a Hunger for Clicks Drives New York’s Brutally Fickle Food Scene” is a must read. Ozersky did time as a writer on Grub Street and he lived to write about it.  Here’s the money pull quote: “I was the first editor […]

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Join Us: 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas Party at 3015 at Trinity Groves

T-minus 57 hours and counting. At 6PM on Wednesday, May 22, the pre-release date editions of the June issue of D Magazine will be delivered to Sharon Van Meter’s 3015 at Trinity Groves. And we are throwing a party from 6-8PM to celebrate the cover story: 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas. At 7PM, we will […]

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Updates on Lower Greenville: Trader Joe’s, HG Sply Co., and Dallas Beer Kitchen

Lots of changes are underfoot in Lower Greenville. Yesterday I was walking along the street – just minding my own beeswax – when I noticed all these new places pop up. Lower Greenville is in the midst of a Restaurant Renaissance. Though I haven’t seen any movement on chef Jason Boso’s food truck park, I’m […]

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Celebrate D Magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas on May 22 at Trinity Groves

I have just completed D Magazine‘s  June cover story: The 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas. Yes, I wrote 100 restaurant reviews and ranked the top 100 restaurants in Dallas. To complete the task, I had to toss out Fort Worth, Grapevine, and the mid-cities. Maybe next time. (Which will not be in my life time.) […]

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Jack Perkins is Smoking: The Slow Bone Opens in Dallas Today

Last night, Jack “Call Me Harvey” Perkins hosted a friends-and-family-and-friends-of-family’s-friends soft opening preview of his new barbecue joint The Slow Bone. TSB is across the street from Off-Site Kitchen on the corner of Wycliff & Irving Boulevard. The former English teacher and football coach at Kimball High School turned burger czar at Maple & Motor […]

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Why I Hate the DMN’s Star Ratings: Reason Number 6,432

I’ve expressed my opinion on the DMN‘s star rating system too many times to count. In case you care: You can find one here and another here.  I’ve even suggested a reasonably quick fix to making the system more meaningful. I read Leslie Brenner’s reviews. Sometimes my skin crawls and my eyes burn after I […]

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Sylvan | Thirty Announces its Newest Restaurant Tenant: The Trough

Remarkable news just hit my inbox. Sylvan | Thirty, the West Dallas mixed-use development that finally broke ground on March 21, is getting a new restaurant tenant. It’s going to be called The Trough. I know what you all are thinking, because it’s exactly what I’m thinking. “Trough? What the heck is a trough?! Why […]

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