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Deal for New Herrera’s Location on Maple Avenue Falls Through

Oh, holy horrors. Herrera’s Cafe has backed out of a deal for a new location on Maple Avenue. They can’t afford to stay. Crow Holdings? Are you listening? We don’t like this.

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Grapevine Craft Brewing CEO Responds to the Observer

Steven Harrell wrote a quick ditty for the Observer this morning, taking us to task over our best beer issue, and, more specifically, our crowning of Grapevine Craft Brewery’s Sir William’s English Brown Ale as the best non-seasonal beer in Dallas.

I wasn’t aware of the post until Grapevine CEO Gary Humble sent over an email this afternoon. I’ll let it speak for itself.

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My Five Cents: Help Me Understand Gluten-Free

I get emails all of the time from companies selling gluten-free products. I usually forward them to my sister who is researching gluten-free food because one of her daughters is highly sensitive to gluten. My 14-year old niece tested negative for celiac, but once my sister put her on a gluten-free diet, my niece’s body […]

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John Tesar Disses Former Dallas Employers

In an interview posted yesterday on a New York-based blog called The Braiser, John “Spoon” Tesar  throws a few knives at several of his former business relationships in Dallas. Here are the money quotes from the post titled “Zen And The Art Of The Comeback: John Tesar’s Not Crying Anymore.” . “I met these guys […]

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Several Cities Vie for Pecan Lodge’s Business. Dallas is Not One.

Yesterday, Carol posted a recap of what is going on with Pecan Lodge and the Dallas Farmers Market. In a pecan shell, Carol writes: City Hall has sold the Dallas Farmers Market to DF Market Holdings for $3.2 million dollars. Earlier this week, though, the transaction became official. Changes and renovations might start as early […]

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‘Le Bilboquet Made Us Leave an Empty Restaurant!’

Friday evening, D Magazine’s lifestyle editor, Raya Ramsey, and D: The Broadcast’s Courtney Kerr headed over to Le Biboquet for cocktails. The restaurant opened last week and Carol filed a report on the French bistro in the former L’Ancestral space at Travis Walk. Here’s Ramsey’s report: Courtney and I decided to pop in (no reservations) at 5 […]

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Chef Jason Maddy is Out at Oak

This just in from Lindsey Miller, the public relations representative for Oak writes: It has come to my attention that a local blogger just posted something not long ago regarding talk that Jason Maddy is no longer Executive Chef of Oak. This email I am sending is to confirm that this is indeed the case […]

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Hey, Five Sixty, Answer Your Dang Phone and Other Aggravations

I’m a lot crabby today. It started last night when I arranged to meet a colleague for drinks at The Establishment, the new craft cocktail lounge on Travis. The place opened a week or so ago and is owned by Brian Williams and Michael Martensen the boys behind Cedars Social. I arrived at 5:45PM and […]

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Help Me Get SideDish on TV

In case you missed Tim’s announcement last month:  D Magazine Partners (the magazine’s parent company) and London Broadcasting have announced a partnership that should make the local television landscape look a little more interesting. London, a local firm, owns a unique property called KTXD. It is an independent, must-carry station in a major media market. That means it […]

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Rats, Mango Thai on Lovers is Closed

Our resident food truckologist, George Lewis, was attempting to drive over 10 mph on Lovers Lane last night when he noticed the lights were out at Mango Thai. Their website and a sign on the door say they are looking for another location. George talked to a neighboring non-restaurant business and they told him Mango Thai […]

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The Greek-Pita, Meze, Wine in One Arts Plaza Loses Another Chef

I’m starting to think there are evil spirits in the walls at One Arts Plaza. The spaces that housed the Screen Door and the Commissary have had more turnovers than the Dallas Mavericks in their respective early seasons.  The Greek – Pita, Meze, Wine, a restaurant that lost original chef Richard Silva before they opened, […]

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Chefs: Put Down Your Squeeze Bottles

All of your senses should be aroused when a plate of food is set in front of you. Before you take one bite, you’ve already eaten the dish with your eyes. The presentation of a dish is important. My eyes shut, my shoulders slump, and I breathe a heavy sigh each time I spy a dessert, entrée, […]

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My Five Cents: Restaurants, Beware of Food Writers Who Expect Freebies

Full disclosure: Last night I took my good friend Don Waddington to dinner. Don, who recently lost his wife, Polly, wanted to attend Sevy’s 100th wine dinner celebration. Sevy’s has been Don and Polly’s favorite restaurant since it opened. The Waddingtons traveled on both D Magazine chef cruises, which also included Jim Severson and his […]

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Nasty Feud in Lakewood: Area Homeowners and Landlord are Holding Matt’s Rancho Martinez Hostage

Brian Marsters, Director of Operations for Matt’s Rancho Martinez, has saved 5,000 emails from customers asking when the new Lakewood location of this popular Tex-Mex restaurant will open. “I would like those 5,000 supporter to contact (Dallas City Councilmember) Angela Hunt and ask her the same question.” Marsters and co-owner Estella Martinez are befuddled by […]

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