Update: Still hilarious, but Bryan Mytko isn’t so clever, after all. Turns out, he stole the jokes.
I’ll bet you Guy Fieri’s not having such a good day. Or year, really. After NYT critic, Pete Wells, slammed his restaurant and Nancy took a punch at it, too (people still love to leave comments on that post), a brilliant man named Bryan Mytko decides to kick Fieri when he’s already begging for mercy.
From Eater National:
“It was put together by a gentleman by the name of Bryan Mytko who proudly tweeted: “Guy Fieri didn’t register his restaurant’s domain name, so I picked it up. I think this new menu look great.” The website, a simple parody menu, includes things like “Guy’s Big Balls,” “Honky-Tonky Double Barrel Meat Loaded Blast,” and “The ‘Hobo Lobo Bordello Slam Jam’ Appetizer.” There is also a french fry topping called “Donkamole.”
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I received an Waring Pro FS155 electric meat slicer as an early Christmas present and am considering returning it. But first, I thought I’d check with the SideDishers to see if anyone has any good uses for it other than the obvious. Is it worth keeping?
Last week I reported PegasusNews was bought by the Dallas Morning News. In the post I pondered the whereabouts of ace reporter Teresa Gubbins. The rest of the PegNews staff are now employees of the DMN, but Gubbins didn’t make the move. (More likely, she wasn’t asked to make the move. She’s been there and done that.) Nobody could get TG on the phone so I offered a prize to the first person who could find her.
Earlier today I tweeted: Hey, I spotted @tgubbins coming out of a cartology class early this morning. She’s alive!
I just received a reply from former D Magazine managing editor turned CultureMap editor, Jennifer Chininis:
What is CultureMap, you ask? Right now it’s four former D Magazine employees sitting around trying to launch a new lifestyle website. I guess Gubbins ups that count to 4.5. TG still writes freelance for us.
No prize, Chininis. You didn’t read the fine print of the contest. They are: “contest not valid for individuals who leave D Magazine only to turn around and steal the talent.”
UPPITY DATE: Timmy has a CultureMap business story.7 Comments »
See the picture of the nice man? His name is Bob Derian and he is a chef. His official title is Director of Food & Beverage Innovation at RaceTrac Petroleum. His job is to create a delightful food experience in a gas station convenience store. We love good food in gas stations, especially tacos. But a chef-driven gas station is unique.
Brace yourself, Bertha. On June 21, Little Elm will debut the first RaceTrac’s RT6K store in our area. The 6,000-square foot gasoline convenience store will feature a 24-hour Swirl World Yogurt frozen yogurt shop with more than 40 toppings to choose from, a walk-in beer cooler, free Wi-Fi, tasty breakfast items, premium coffee, and outdoor seating. I can’t wait until John Tesar gets his hands on this concept. A free sous-vide burger with every fill-up. Oh, the possibilities are endless. (2100 FM 423. Little Elm, TX 75068)2 Comments »
See the nice looking man in the picture? That is Phil Romano. See the painting in the background? That is one artist’s interpretation of Phil Romano’s brain when he is working on a project. Phil Romano, Larry “Butch” McGregor, and Stuart Fitts are working on Trinity Groves an enormous development on the west side of the Margaret Hunt Bridge in West Dallas. Today I took a grand tour of the 13-acre proposed “restaurant, retail, artist and entertainment” site which will also be home to the partnership’s restaurant incubator program. I met the first approved restaurateur and tasted his food. Tune in tomorrow for a full report. I can’t decide if these are the smartest guys in the world or the craziest. It’s wild. Clear out some head space.1 Comment »
UPPITY DATE: This link from a adult beverage wholesaler.9 Comments »
My mother grew up in a small town outside of Archer City, Texas. A couple of nights a week she watched her mother go out in the back yard, grab one of the many chickens running around the yard and snap its neck. A couple hours later the former “pet’ was devoured for dinner. It wasn’t a trend; it was how they lived.
Now having a groovy chicken coop in your backyard or on a patio in New York is trendy. The gals over on the D Home blog have the scoop on the “must have” coop. If you want to get your backyard bird party started, the folks at Northaven Gardens have the knowledge and supplies. I’d rather have a goat.
This just in:
Just in time for the start of grilling season, join Food + Wine today, Wednesday, May 18 at 1 pm for a live Q&A session with Chef Tim Love, veritable meat master and chef/owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Love Shack in Texas.
Chef Love will answer all your questions posted on the FOOD & WINE Facebook Wall (http://www.facebook.com/foodandwine) at 1:00pm for one hour. For a few of Chef Love’s recipes featured in FOOD & WINE like Sticky BBQ Beef Ribs and Cocoa and Chile Rubbed Pork Chops visit http://bit.ly/io52oy
Chef Love is part of our new Facebook chat series, FOOD & WINE Kitchen Insider. At FOOD & WINE we love to inspire the impassioned and adventurous epicure. To that end, each month we are giving you access to some of the epicurean world’s leading industry talent right here on our Facebook “Wall.”
Seems like our pal, “Best BBQ in Dallas” author (and creator of the Full Custom Gospel BBQ blog) Daniel Vaughn has been holding out on us. Turns out he’s been moonlighting as a savoneur. Ok, that may not be a real word, but the skinny is that the dude is part of a four-person team that recently completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of Meat Soap.
Yes…a soap…made from bacon fat.
The team consists of Vaughn, a chemist, a graphic designer, and a soap-obsessed marketer who combined their Superfriends powers to fund, design, synthesize, and hand make soaps that smell like “bacon, beef, and other delicious and delicate meats.”
“I think people might be interested in washing their hands with soapy bacon,” Vaughn says on Meat Soap’s website.
jump to read more about Meat Soap… Continue reading "No Matter How Good It Smells, Don’t Eat the Meat Soap"
Last September, we asked you to share your favorite web sites for recipes and you came up with some great ones. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled on Yummly, a recipe-specific search engine with content from many of your favorites, including Epicurious, Allrecipes, and other obscure sites. Yummly provides lots of helpful search filters such as dietary or allergies restrictions. You can set limits on prep time or cost. Even though Yummly pulls content from other sources, it’s all presented in a common format.
There are supposedly social features, where Yummly will learn your tastes and suggest recipes to you. I haven’t used the site long enough to see if those features are useful. I don’t have business association with Yummly, I just find it to be a very cool and useful site.2 Comments »
Have you downloaded D Magazine’s FREE D Recommends iPhone app? If not, here’s how. We’d love to hear ANY feedback.
This morning I came across this list of popular “food apps for foodies.” I like the idea of Locavore but I haven’t actually downloaded it to see how well it works. Do you use food-related apps? If so, share with us the good, bad, and the ugly. The first person who makes me laugh will receive a Godiva chocolate-scented candle. For real. Bring it.17 Comments »
Vijay Sadhu’s new restaurant Sutra opens next month in The Shops at Legacy in Plano. He needed a few folks to use as guinea pigs to test some of his recipes. We were happy to oblige. Sadhu whipped out five dishes, assisted by longtime friend and Sutra consultant Arturo Romanillos (his specialty is pâtisserie and baking which he has done at Stephan Pyles and a few times at the James Beard House in New York. Currently he is Program Chair of Pâtisserie and Baking at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas. Here are some of the dishes we tried and you may be able to taste when Sutra opens.
Mung dal Falafel with Tabouli and Tahini Sauce. The falafels are made with garlic, ginger, and ground spice. It is accompanied by a tabouli salad made from mung dal sprouts, garlic, parsley, bulgur wheat, and lemon juice. The tahini sauce is essentially a sesame seed sauce with garlic.
Oh, there is lots more. (VIDEO!!) Continue reading "Vijay Sadhu Previews Recipes for New Restaurant Sutra. Bonus Video of Sadhu Cooking!"9 Comments »
From the Department of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up“: a press release from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s Collections announcing the Top Ten Inventions from their collection.
Tommy Edison’s light bulb? Check. Bell’s telephone? Check. The first camera? Check. Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez’s 1971 invention of the frozen margarita machine? Umm, check please? What about The Clapper? The Snuggie? Genetically modified salmon? I could go on. Is this what it takes to get people interested in U.S. history? The full release is below. Continue reading "Mariano Martinez’s Margarita Machine Named One of the Top Ten Inventions of All Time"7 Comments »
Guess that job Dave Faries had lined up in Europe after he left the Dallas Observer didn’t pan out. Teresa Gubbins has snagged a media kit from Faries’ new venture Critic’s Guide, a website devoted to local restaurant reviews, chefs, cocktails, and dining trends. His partner in dine is none other than his former colleague Mark Stuertz. TGub has the full story here. The money quote from Faries: “We’re not doing news — just restaurant criticism and commentary.” Hmm. That sounds like an easy gig. Digging up news is hard work. Anywhoo, welcome them to the cyber neighborhood. They plan to launch the site, which they predict will fetch 300,000 to 500,000 pageviews per month, in early October. (Anybody know where I can find a bob-tail nag?)2 Comments »
Happy Monday, Dishers. We’ve got a free gift for you. Now you can find all of our dining, events, and nightlife listings under one umbrella—our new D Recommends iPhone app. (It’s so easy I can do it!) Once you’ve downloaded the app here, the searches are simple. You can find a specific restaurants and those nearby. Search for steaks and you’ll find them all. Need a cheap meal? Search the coupon data base. So there you have it. Download. Search. Report. Love to have your feedback.6 Comments »
Like so many others, my family used to eat out virtually every day. Then, the idea of eating a little healthier and the Great Recession of 2009 put a crimp in our dining out budget and we began to use our kitchen again. Instead of piling up expensive cookbooks, I looked to the web and discovered Simply Recipes. It’s my favorite go-to site for innovative ideas that I can actually cook. And eat.
So dear Dishers, share with your friends. What’s your favorite website for great ideas?28 Comments »