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Sprinkles Ice Cream and Glazed Donut Works Both Open Today

I give up. I’m channeling my inner fat kid today and eating like there’s no tomorrow. Why? Oh, no biggie, just TWO dessert places are grand opening today. It’s sick, really, to do this to us. Ice cream and donuts in one day. My stomach doesn’t know how to handle it. Sprinkles Ice Cream  8413 […]

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Ned Elliott (Foreign & Domestic) and Matt McCallister Make Food Love Together at FT33

Last night, Matt McCallister and his guest chef of the night, Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, spoiled their guests with a nine-course dinner at FT33. I was lucky to join as a media member. If you can recall from my interviews with McCallister and Elliott, the two hadn’t met up until this very dinner at […]

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Taste of Dallas 2013: A Recap of All the Crazy Food We Ate

This weekend was my first time attending Taste of Dallas – actually my first time to attend a “Taste of Anywhere” – but it won’t be my last. Last Friday evening, I met up with Kellie Spano, the administrative assistant at D, and a couple of our friends at Fair Park to see what this festival […]

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The Craziest Bloody Mary in Dallas

As seen in our July issue.  The Anvil Pub, in Deep Ellum, is known for three things: its punk-rock attitude, the funny messages scrawled on its chalkboard street sign, and a Sunday tradition called F— Brunch (except they don’t bother with the dashes because dashes aren’t very punk rock). The FB menu features four insane […]

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8 Fancy Pools in Dallas Where You Can Eat, Drink, and Lounge This Summer

Since it’s getting wickedly hot outside, let’s face it: the best way to spend your weekend is by lounging at a pool with food and drinks. (And maybe some friends, but that’s not  really as necessary.) These eight luxurious urban oases in Dallas offer some of the best family friendly activities, views of downtown Dallas, and […]

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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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Whiskey Cake’s Christina O’Donoghue Competes on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars

Christina O’Donoghue, culinary graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Austin, has succeeded in taking on the pastry and cupcake world. At 21, she has become the youngest competitor on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. (The episode airs Sunday at 7 p.m. CST). O’Donoghue, a server at Whiskey Cake Bar & Kitchen and pastry chef at Velvet Bake Shop, […]

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Kid Kritic Milkshake Update: Hopdoddy’s in Dallas

In February our Kid Kritic, Elizabeth Chandler, ranked several milkshakes in town.  A few commenters asked, “What about Hopdoddy’s?” School is out, and she made the trek.  I recently tried Hopdoddy’s milkshakes. I got the red velvet one. It  sounds like it would taste disgusting but it turned out to be fantastic. It was really rich, […]

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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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Shortage of Speculoos Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s

Oh. My. God. Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins has uncovered the startling news. I will not steal her thunder because her story is deliciously funny. I supposed hoarders are selling on eBay.    

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, April 5-7

Yeah, don’t come crawling to me with nothing to do. There are plenty of events, activities, and tummy rubs available this weekend. I say this with love: get off your lazy bum and hop to it. Shoo, fly, shoo! Friday, April 5 Eh, nothing really going on (that I can find). Get some beauty rest […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: The Lot in East Dallas

You may recall back in 1989 the muscly, taut action/drama, Roadhouse. It caused the nation to swoon and wrestled in a new era of gritty/bar brawling/martial arts/tai chi/poignant sprawling epics that flooded theaters the following years. It was an exciting time to breathe and an even more exciting time to be a Hulk Hogan-loving 6-year-old, […]

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Katherine Clapner Creates Limited Edition Chocolate Hearts. Real Hearts.

This chic is twisted, flip city. That is why we love her. This Valentine’s Day Clapner, of Dude, Sweet  Chocolate, is designing 300 limited-edition chocolate hearts. Real hearts. Life size. Solid dark chocolate filled with waffle cone, Cocoa Puffs, and her chocolate crack. They are $45. I’d say hurry.

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Sammy’s Bar-B-Q

I spent most of the weekend perfecting my brush flow, diminishing concentrics, and dancing with the spirit that moves through all things, so pardon any tiresome attitude with which I convey my most recent lunchtime excursion at Sammy’s Bar-B-Q. I know most of you are familiar with Sammy’s. It’s been here a long time, and it’s […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: The BBQ Chicken Pizza at Serious Pizza

After I finished putting together my mother’s almond milk bubble bath, I left her a note to tell her I’d be skipping out on her chili lasagna with bologna sugar cube wraps. She’s a bit of an artisan when it comes to dining combinations, but tonight was going to be my night. I had to […]

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Four Fall Favorites: The Pumpkin Roundup

The only thing that’s wrong with Dallas is the brevity of fall. It lasts all of three weeks. Maybe four, if we’re lucky. But whatever God-sent perfect weather we have now is making want to devour everything that’s remotely pumpkin-related. If you’re crazy about pumpkins, too, jump here for the list of pumpkin favorites. Feast […]

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New Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas 2012: Our Guide to the Best Artery-Cloggers

If my arteries could talk, they’d be screaming in half-pain/half-joy because tomorrow, my friends, is the FIRST DAY of the State Fair. When those beautiful Fair Park gates open in 19 hours, 20 minutes, and 45 seconds, we’ll finally be able to enter Fried Food Heaven and rest in buttered peace. But enough of this […]

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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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Hot Dog News! Get Your Hot Dog News! Takeru Kobayashi Joins the Hofmann Hot Dogs!

Who is Takeru Kobayashi? What are Hofmann Hot Dogs? Have you been living as a homosexual in a cave? Kobayashi, excuse me, Kobi (小林尊), is the “Japanese eating sensation” who has claimed “dozens of competitive eating titles, including downing a world record 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes in July 2011.” That is not a typo. […]

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