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Best of Big D: Who Makes the Best Fried Chicken in Dallas?

Some people say the best fried bird in Dallas is Babe’s. Others say Pecan Lodge. I’m personally a big fan of Sissy’s and Rudy’s Chicken. (It’s impossible not to love a place with the tagline: “So good you’ll slap yo mammas mama.” Am I right?)

If you don’t agree, do something about it. Flap your wings, make your voice heard, and cast your vote.

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My Top 10 Cheap Bites of 2013 in Dallas-Fort Worth

Everyone who knows me (especially D Magazine people who observe my snacking habits like a zoo animal. Ahem.) know that I’m not a fine-dining person. I love fine-dining, sure. But in my element, I am a cheap eater. I was born on a budget, I live on a budget, and I like to save money like it’s nobody’s business. Some may even describe it as a fault.

A good meal under $10 can make me the happiest person alive.

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Bonchon Chicken is Shutting Down For a Few Days, After Being Open For a Week-ish

Bonchon Chicken, the Korean fried chicken place that everyone’s been talking about, has decided to go back to the drawing board. Square one. We wrote about the not-so-hot quality of food on Bonchon’s opening day (officially last Wednesday), but it looks like this chain restaurant has been struggling with quality the entire week since. At least the owners are owning up to the issues and fixing things before they get out of hand. Fist bump. Read on:

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Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival Combines France and Texas Into Frexas

The Beaujalois and Beyond Wine Festival was an interesting mix of dressy, casual, and weird. The place was seriously bumping by the time I had made it inside. As soon as I walked in, my eyes were immediately drawn to the rosé table—mostly by the brightly-lit Eiffel Tower replica, adorned with a swathe of balloons. […]

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Esquire Names Spoon and Stampede 66 in Best New Restaurants List 2013

  Even when you thought the endless awards and endless praise for John Tesar and Stephan Pyles would never stop this year—you were right. It doesn’t. Out of Esquire‘s list of 18 Best New Restaurants in 2013 that was released today, two of them are Dallas restaurants. Now, whether or not you’re a fan of […]

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Food News and Booze (9/19/13)

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, SideDishers! According to the lunar calendar, today is the day the moon is the biggest and brightest. Chinese people exchange and eat mooncakes filled with red bean, egg yolks, and a bunch of other sweet and savory flavors leading up to the festival. You can still buy mooncakes at Jeng Chi in Richardson. […]

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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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Dallas Restaurateurs Produce a Local CBS Show Called Local Fare

Restaurateurs Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz of FreeRange Concepts are at it again. But this time it’s not a bowling alley/restaurant, canine-friendly cantina, or lounge restoration. Instead, they want us to watch amateur critics (i.e. viewers like you) discuss favorite neighborhood eateries on the new series Local Fare. Alas, self-acclaimed foodies are no longer restricted […]

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Kitchen LTO Delays Opening to Wednesday, September 11

I’ve already typed out all the details for Kitchen LTO here, so I don’t feel the need to talk your ears off again. (Short version: Norman Grimms is the chef, Coeval Studios designed the space.) This modern French/American restaurant will only last four months until a new chef and designer team takes over Kitchen LTO, […]

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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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Company Cafe on Greenville Avenue is Closed for Two Weeks, Moving Into Mextopia Space

Company Cafe is migrating over to a bigger spot on lowest Greenville. The old Mextopia space at 2104 Greenville Avenue will be the new home of Company Cafe’s Tuesday half price wine nights. Even though it’s just a minute walk away from its previous 2217 Greenville Avenue location, the new spot boasts more parking and […]

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Cotton Candy DJs Spin Fluffpops for North Texas

Cotton candy is all grown up. No longer relegated to descriptive flavors like pink and blue, Fluffpops is reinventing the sugary treat for a more mature audience. Spun in small-scale cotton candy machines designed by Fluffpops founder Yasmeen Tadia, the sweet-on-a-stick is far from the sticky mess of State Fair memories I associate with cotton […]

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Best of Big D 2013: Who Serves the Best Fried Chicken in Dallas?

I stumbled upon Rudy’s Chicken’s Facebook page the other day and almost choked. The first few things I noticed: The “About” section reads: “CHICKEN SO GOOD YOU’LL SLAP YO MAMMAS MAMMA.” The profile pic (the one and only photo) is a sign of their drive thru sign. I guess Rudy’s doesn’t want to show off […]

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