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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Orbit Releases New BBQ-Flavored Gum, Inspired by Pecan Lodge

Here’s a funny story that hit my inbox this morning.

Orbit, as you know, makes gum. The head-head-tippy-top food scientist of the company is a guy named Henry O’Brien, who lives in Peoria, IL (where Wrigley is based). But he’s actually from Dallas.

I know. Mind explosion. Or can we say, BBQ explosion?

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Happy National Pie Day! Celebrate With a Free Slice.

Pie: the destroyer of small waists and tiny figures. But shoot me if I ever have to give up one of the sweetest desserts on this planet. Today is about giving thanks to pie, the creators of pie, and the eaters of pie. We’ve rounded up a few places in town that are serving free slices. (Yes, you heard that right.) Some of them are offering savory kinds, too. I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna celebrate the heck out of this pretend-holiday.

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SideDish By The Numbers: The Greatest Hits of 2013

Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.

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Find Out What Your Fridge Says About Your Dating Life. I Did.

John Stonehill is a refrigerator dating expert. Since I’m a single girl with a refrigerator and a blank dance card, I decided to make an appointment with Stonehill. How many chances does one get to located a man who, like me, has gin and live meal worms in his fridge?

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Weather Food and Wine Pairing: McFarland Signature Cuisine in Dallas

Look outside your windows. See that Tiffany blue sky? It’s about to disappear and turn evil. Let’s plan a McFarland Signature Cuisine menu for the weekend.

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Experience 1,000 Days of Camelot at Hotel St. Germain in Dallas

This boutique hotel in uptown hosts unique themed dinners. Take a look at this one: 1,000 Days of Camelot, a “sentimental journey in homage to a handsome young couple and a celebration of the fabled grace and beauty of Jacqueline Kennedy. Her sense of style and trend setting couture will be highlighted.” The events, from […]

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Sprinkles Cupcake ATM is Now Open in Preston Center

It’s here, it’s here! After over a year of hype, the Sprinkles’ Plaza at Preston Center finally opened its Cupcake ATM. While I was the only customer at the ATM this morning, a Sprinkles employee told me they had sold over 200 cupcakes out of the bright pink machine after they officially opened at midnight. […]

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Taste Test Thursday: Which Donut Is Lord of the Rings?

Taste Test Thursday is a new series that we’re starting here on D Magazine’s web team island. If you have other foods/drinks/non-humans you’d like to see tested out, send us a note. We’ll give it our best bite. (Last week, we did kombucha.) All of you, by now, are probably sick and tired of hearing me talk […]

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Cronuts Are Cool, but These 5 Hybrid Foods Are Even Better

I hate to admit it, but I really want a Cronut – this half-croissant, half donut pastry that’s taken away the sanity of New York City (and the rest of the country, thanks to Twitter.) For the last few weeks, people have been lining up outside Dominique Ansel Bakery at 6 a.m. when the store […]

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Uchi Chef/Owner Tyson Cole Reveals Plans To Open Uchi Restaurant In Dallas

Okay Uchi fans, the wait is over. Uchi is headed to Dallas.  This afternoon comes word: The owners of Uchi announced the long-awaited location of their fourth restaurant, and the third location of Uchi, to open late 2014 or early 2015. The restaurant will be located in the ArtsCenter on the corner of Maple Avenue and […]

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Nancy Nichols Gets Super-Pied, Raises $750 at 100 Best Restaurants Party

Last night’s 100 Best Restaurants party couldn’t have been more perfect. So many underrated restaurants (like Mr. Wok Asian Bistro in Plano) came out of their ‘burby shells and celebrated the release of our June issue, 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas, with us. It’s on newsstands today. Go get yourself a copy. A huge shout-out […]

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Join Us: 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas Party at 3015 at Trinity Groves

T-minus 57 hours and counting. At 6PM on Wednesday, May 22, the pre-release date editions of the June issue of D Magazine will be delivered to Sharon Van Meter’s 3015 at Trinity Groves. And we are throwing a party from 6-8PM to celebrate the cover story: 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas. At 7PM, we will […]

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Food TV Review: No Reservations With BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn, and Anthony Bourdain

Any of you watch our local barbecue expert Daniel Vaughn of Full Custom Gospel Barbecue fame on the season premier of No Reservations last night? I did and I have about five minutes to give you my five cents worth: I’ve watched a zillion episodes of No Reservations and I’ve learned a lot about food and […]

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Restaurant 101: Waiters Provide Their Own Stemware Because Owner Won’t

A Disher with a lot of initials after his last name writes with a tale I’ve never been told. He wants to know if anyone else has had the same experience at other restaurants. He asked me to delete the name of the place but he doesn’t mind if you guess. Dined at [redacted] yesterday.  Ordered […]

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Rocking Callaloo With Tom Spicer of FM 1410 in Dallas

Just when you feel like you are up to your eyeballs in Dallas douchebags, you get an email from Tom Spicer and somehow this city takes on more depth. Tom Spicer is a forager, a poet, a cook, and a nutjob. Today he’s selling amaranth greens used in creating callaloo, a delicious Caribbean soup especially […]

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Epic Cones Makes Chocolate Chip Dessert Cones That’ll Knock You Out

I’ve been eyeing Epic Cones’ pizzas-that-come-in-cones ever since Scott Reitz gushed about them last month, but the thought of potential heartburn kept me from ever ordering them. The Epic Cones website finally convinced me. Any home page with a wall of CAPITALIZED TEXT and two or three exclamations after every sentence (!!!) tends to do the […]

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