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Rodeo Goat Ice House Signs a Lease in the Design District

Rodeo Goat Ice House—the popular burger joint in Fort Worth owned by Keith Schlabs, Shannon Wynne, and his son—is making its move to Dallas. Specifically, the Design District. A second Rodeo Goat location will open at Market Center Boulevard, one block away from the Meddlesome Moth (another one of Wynne’s restaurants).

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Goodfriend Will Soon Open for Lunch, Offer New Menu

First, full disclosure. I live within walking distance of Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House. Accordingly, I have become acquainted with the bearded jokers who own the joint, Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling. I am in the tank for them and have written previously about how their bar/restaurant has changed my neighborhood. I wrote that the “trinity of gustatory hipness in a building that not long ago housed a biker bar and a hair salon whose business model included selling drugs to customers who placed their orders from an adjacent carwash [was] the impetus for openings all along the territory that lies on the sleepier side of White Rock Lake.” So not only am I enamored of the place, but I just quoted myself. You should probably ignore the rest of this post. Unless you live in East Dallas and care about earth-shattering, life-changing news. To wit:

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Food News and Booze (1/9/14)

The newly launched childhood-obesity-fighting program, Snack It Up, is trying to change the way kids eat in Dallas. I just tucked down a Jack-in-the-Box waffle breakfast sandwich, so this DBJ article is really guilt-tripping me. But kudos to this initiative. It seeks to connect out-of-school programs with grocery stores that’ll provide fresh fruits and veggies to kids after school. Kroger has already signed up.

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Pat Snuffer No Longer Associated With Snuffer’s. Look for Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries to Open Soon

Last July, Pat Snuffer was rescued from financial woes by Firebird Resaurant Group, owned by Mike Karns (El Fenix, Meso Maya). Today I learned Snuffer’s Restaurants, Inc. has ceased operations and Pat is launching Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries in the Greenville Avenue location under construction. Pat is working with his son, Mike, and his […]

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Eat This Now: Fried Pickles at Shady’s Burger Joint in Richardson

The fast-casual restaurant business in Richardson is en fuego. The aging Richardson Heights Shopping Center has been renovated and is now home to the groovy Alamo Drafthouse. Haystack Burgers & Barley opened next door and, just across 75 in Richardson’s Chinatown, Jeng Chi has expanded to host 300 diners. Just north of Richardson Heights, you’ll […]

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Fort Worth’s Rodeo Goat Makes Buck Wild Burgers

As seen in the October 2013 issue. Shannon Wynne (Meddlesome Moth, Lark on the Park); his 28-year-old son, Sam; and Keith Schlabs opened Rodeo Goat in Fort Worth last November, right at the height of Christmas season. The father-and-son team strung multicolored lights across the restaurant—made to look like a holding pen at the rodeo—and […]

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DIFFA’s Burgers & Burgundy Hits Another Home Run, Again

As soon as I walked up to the entrance of Sunday’s Burgers and Burgundy event benefiting DIFFA/Dallas, the first thing I noticed was the sight of barbecue smoke rising into the air. That’s when I got excited. The Hunter Sullivan Band played sexy jazz on a stage surrounded by Greek pillars. Off in the distance, […]

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Saturday’s BurgerFest in Deep Ellum was Well-Done

At Dallas’ first-ever BurgerFest on Saturday, the air was pungent with the smell of meat. To the left of Deep Ellum’s 2800 block down Main Street was a row of busy cooks, busting out burgers for the throngs of patty patrons. To the right, colored tents housed a variety of art and homemade items. Rich […]

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Happy National Cheeseburger Day! Now Go Get One.

Gosh. I’m not going to lie. My favorite meal in the whole world used to be a McDonald’s cheeseburger Happy Meal. You don’t know how many of those I bought just to get a Ty Teenie Beanie Baby. Pretty shameful. We used to buy four Happy Meals at one time. What can I say. I […]

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Get Your Meat On: Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar Starts Dinner Service on Sept. 12

Cholesterol scholesterol. All you people trying to lose your tire bellies better start ignoring me now. I’m about to talk about all your favorite red meats. Mmmm. Dee Lincoln, the woman behind Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and the Tasting Room & Bubble Bar, is giving Dallas people exactly what they want: a menu that […]

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Elevation Burger in Dallas is Closed

Virginia-based healthy burger chain Elevation Burger opened the doors to its first Dallas location in January 2011. A SideDish reader and a fan of Elevation Burger at Hillcrest and Northwest Highway shuttered says she went by Saturday  for lunch and there was a sign on the door that simply said: “Closed for Business.”  I called and the phone number […]

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The Best Burger in Dallas? I Picked Liberty Burger

Not long after our August issue, featuring the cover story “The Best of Big D,” hit the newsstands, I started getting emails from burger lovers. Most of them disagreed with my pick: Liberty Burger. One asked to me explain how/why I chose them. I will do my best. I don’t know about you, but I […]

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Dee Lincoln to Open a Steak & Burger Bar in Uptown This September

Texas sure does love it some steak and burgers. The mere mention of those two words is probably making some of y’all salivate already. Moneymaker and restaurateur Dee Lincoln (previous co-founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and owner of Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar) has set her sights on combining two […]

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It’s Here! Best of Big D: Food and Drink 2013 is Up

That booger, Nancy Nichols, kinda screwed up last week when she teased y’all with a Best of Big D: Food and Drink post without a link. Evil. No worries, though. Your days of waiting are over. Find out which Dallas restaurants won your vote. A huge congrats to all the winners!

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