Welcome to Snarky Dallas and Fort Worth Food News Briefs. Lots of news with an attitude.Full Story
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?Full Story
It takes guts—and a love of macarons—to quit your corporate job after six years, enroll in an intensive pastry program, and start your own French bakery business in Dallas. But Andrea Meyer, head pastry chef and owner of Bisous Bisous Patisserie, did just that.Full Story
I don’t like tomato sauce. Not that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I feel much better. Yes, that means I don’t like traditional, red sauce pizza, spaghetti with tomato sauce, or lasagna. You can imagine what a minefield dining at Italian restaurants is, then. The menus are always terrifying. Even if you, like most normal people, like tomato sauce, Italian menus still can be daunting. Let’s fix that.Full Story
A fine tres leches cake is a beautiful thing. When there’s creamy vanilla sweetness coupled with a curious balance struck between light and rich, that’s when you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Pastel de tres leches is a dessert with a history soaked in Latin American cross-culturalism, burgeoned by canned milk production in the 1940s, and widely popularized in Texas by the 1990s. Dallas is rife with restaurants offering their own take on this ubiquitous, fluffy dessert, often upping the ante by changing its nomenclature. To find out how many milks it really takes to exemplify this cake, I tasted the tres leches at the health-conscious Kozy Kitchen, the cuatro leches at the trendy La Duni Latin Cafe, and the cinco leches at 2013’s Tex-Mex newcomer Mesero Miguel.Full Story
Last week, I took a trip down barbecue lane with Matt Shelley and the BBQ Snob (aka Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor). I can’t even recall our conversation at Off the Bone Barbeque; I was so preoccupied with a beautiful container of cheese fries, loaded up with green onions, bacon, brisket, peppers, and all this other good, but bad-for-you stuff.
But the fried corn was by far the best part of the meal.Full Story
It’s been a few months since our Kid Kritic, Elizabeth Chandler, has appeared on SideDish. She’s decided she only wants to review high-end dining or desserts. She saw our post last week about Blue Bell’s new ‘I ♥ Chocolate Ice Cream,’ so she tried it. Here’s what she thinks.Full Story
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.Full Story
Sure, Tuesdays aren’t the most popular days of the week to eat out, but that’s when restaurants blow up Twitter and Facebook with awesome deals you shouldn’t miss.Full Story
Growing up, gelato was always a birthday treat. Paciugo’s cone was something that I only ate once a year or on very special occasions, given my family’s tendency to prefer the cheapness of Braum’s. After spending a week in Italy over Christmas, eating really fantastic San Crispino gelato in Rome and puke-worthy gelato in a random Florence shop, my loyalties still lie with Paciugo.Full Story
Bonchon Chicken let us all down, sure. We were all hyped up until it opened. Then we tried it. Then we told each other it was meh. Now Bonchon, the Korean fried chicken chain, is reorganizing itself to up its quality levels.
Meanwhile, our cravings haven’t been satisfied. We’re still hangry as heck for Korean fried chicken. It’s been a trendy food in NYC for awhile, but Dallas is just starting to get a taste for it.
The solution? These three spots in Carrollton and Dallas, where the chicken is served crispy, crunchy, tender, bready, and good. It’s all you’ve ever wanted from Bonchon. And more. Check out these relatively unknown places to get Korean fried chicken while you’re waiting for Bonchon to get their brains together.Full Story
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.Full Story
This gal used to use Diet Gourmet on Alpha, but she can’t get them to answer the phone. She wants healthy food to pick up or have delivered. We need for your recommendations.Full Story
Napa Valley is, surprisingly, not all about Michelin star restaurants. There are cheap eats, too. Good ones. It’s possible to visit Napa Valley even if you aren’t the richest cat in the litter.Full Story
It’s a little crazy how close Denton is from Dallas. But 40 miles somehow translates into a million light years away. If we’re honest with ourselves, Denton really deserves more from all you I-don’t-venture-above-635-people. This artsy college town has transformed from a No Man’s Land to a thriving food scene in the last 13 years. […]Full Story
Blue Mesa Grill is kicking its Southwestern fare up a notch, starting this month. Try some of these new additions to the menu that are made with locally grown produce from farms in our area. These specials run all through November and December, so you’ve got plenty of chances to graze the offerings. Herb & […]Full Story
Dan Koller at People Newspapers is about to knock the walls off your Tuesday. Lookie here: Pecan Lodge BBQ is legendary for its lines. That’s why the “Dinner and a Show” deal at W.T. White High School on Friday night is so noteworthy. For $15, plus a $1.74 processing fee, you get a Pecan Lodge plate and […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
On Monday night, Del Frisco’s Grill hosted the folks from Community Beer Co. to show off two of their new bottle conditioned bombers in Uptown style. Kevin Carr, the founder, and Jamie Fulton, the head brewer, nearly came to tears as they addressed the crowd to share their excitement and passion for the amazing beers they […]Full Story
When did life get so freaking crazy? Everybody is running around in a panic. Food trucks are invading Pecan Lodge. A hysterical reader emailed me this morning. She went to Peggy Sue Barbecue last night and they were closed. She thought forever. She said, “Say it ain’t so.” “It ain’t so.” It was Labor Day […]Full Story