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World Piece Cafe is History. Rene Peeters Opens Bistro Watel’s in Dallas

I just got a GTalk telling me Christopher Wynn got a message on Facebook and posted a story with a link to breaking news over at PegNews. Apparently Rene Peeters, owner of World Piece Cafe on Greenville Ave., likes Teresa Gubbins the best. She has the scoop of the day. Peeters is taking over the […]

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Pacino Makes an Appearance at Nobu. Would That He Were Looking at Me.

I loves me some Tony Montana, so I’m extra bummed that I wasn’t at Nobu on Tuesday night to lock eyes with Al Pacino, in town to appear at the Brinker International Forum. Just in case you were wondering, he of the discomfiting stare was seen dining on yellowtail jalapeno, rock shrimp tempura, and salmon […]

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Friday Fun: What’s the Weirdest “Food” You’ve Eaten?

Warthog does not taste like chicken. Those wacky Brits are going nuts over squirrel meat! Yuck, you say? Have you ever eaten squirrel? I’m no Tony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmern, but I have had my fair share of quirky meals. Once, on safari in Zimbabwe, I made nachos with the meat of a warthog and […]

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CuriousDish: Exploring the Food Experience in Dallas

I’m pleased to become one of SideDish’s new guest bloggers with a series  called CuriousDish. My goal is to explore food memories: the smell, the visual, the surroundings, and the people you dine with. No in-depth reviews on food and wine. I want to get you thinking and talking about dining in Dallas. Almost 20 years […]

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SideDish Supper Club in Dallas is Gearing Up

The next SideDish Supper Club is in the works and it’s going to be a doozy! And I’m not talking about the sandwich! Space will be limited. The price will be low. And the fun, well, will be priceless. If you haven’t already signed up to receive the first e-mail announcement of the event, please […]

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Opening A New Can of Worms: What is the Most Underrated Restaurant in Dallas

Last week we mucked it up in the corners about restaurants in Dallas that were overrated. Popular spots such as Mi Cocina, Bob’s, Eatzi’s, Primo’s, and Campizi’s took some big (cheap) hits. I thought it would fun to approach this debate from the other side. What are some of your favorite spots that don’t get […]

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In-N-Out Burger in Dallas: Let’s Talk About It

Animal style double double in Long Beach. My good friend Evan and I like to go to In-N-Out Burger. On a slow news day Evan half-heartedly encourages me to “throw up a post” on In-N-Out to get SideDish moving. It’s a hot topic and it keeps Twinwillow busy. Rumors about In-N-Out Burger coming to Dallas […]

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Nothing to Do With Dallas: Trader Joe’s

These people only look happy. In a post below, Andrew Chalk reports on the opening of ALDI market in Frisco. As usual, the conversation in the comments section steered off course and ended up with several readers obsessing about Trader Joe’s. The ubiquitous Twinwillow says, “Ahh, if only we got a few Trader Joe’s, I’d […]

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Office Argument: Best Frozen Yogurt in Dallas

Yesterday, all the gals here at D headquarters were jonsing for frozen yogurt. We wondered why there wasn’t a froyo shop across the street (we are very lazy). Then we got into a spirited discussion about frozen yogurt. No secret I am addicted to chocolate Pinkberry. Raya and Ryan also like Pinkberry. Jennifer loves the […]

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Teresa Gubbins is Tossed Out of Tutti Frutti in Richardson

No wonder TG has 856 friends on Facebook. I’m a little late to the PegasusNews party hosted by Teresa “Gumshoe” Gubbins. She has written an enlightening essay on the proliferation of food photography in public restaurants. It’s a great subject for debate. Apparently some restaurants have a “NO PHOTOS” policy while others are “flattered.” Gubbins […]

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What Does Your Choice of Beverage Say About You?

This question comes from Meg Fullwood, Public Relations Manager of KERA-TV, KERA-FM, KXT-FM. I thought Wednesday’s program [Think with Krys Boyd] at 1:00 p.m. might be of particular interest. Here’s a description: What does your choice of beverage say about you? We’ll explore the arcane world of personal distilling, legal and otherwise with journalist and […]

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What I am Eating Now: Pancakes in Dallas

Usually I avoid eating fattening foods when I am not reviewing a restaurant. However, I have to tell you I let my guard down about three weeks ago and ordered a hot stack of pancakes and since then I have been eating them every two to three days. I can not stop. I love the […]

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Anti-Valentine’s Day in Dallas: What Are You Doing?

I’ve got a hot date for Valentine’s Day! Do you hate the hype of Valentine’s Day? Or do you like paying triple the regular price for a dozen roses and mediocre chocolate? Yes, I know it’s great for the restaurant business and I encourage all  lovers–young and old– to dine out. Get engaged. Spend hours […]

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“I Scuba for Scallops” Blind Tasting: Chamberlain’s Fish Market on February 2

Pick me! I am really sick today and I am not thinking clearly. However, I have started this contest and I’m going to finish it. Tuesday, FIVE lucky Dishers will get a chance to make Dallas seafood history by participating in our “I Scuba for Scallops” contest. Contestants will use their palates to see if […]

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Inside the Life of a Restaurant Critic

So, you all know Leslie Brenner is on a diet, right. She is on one she very cleverly invented called The Restaurant Critic’s Diet. Good stuff. She has lost 9 pounds without sacrificing her dedication to her job as a dining critic. In an article written by Teresa Gubbins, the skinny bitch over at PegNews, […]

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Write a Caption: Win Some Cocoa from Nicaragua!

While I was in Nicaragua last week, I visited a remote field where workers were busy harvesting lovely yellow pods from cocao trees. I sat with them as they hacked the fruit open and extracted the seeds. Of course, I couldn’t resist sucking the delicious white pulp inside the pod and spitting the seeds at […]

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