Eat This Now: The Festive Kitchen’s Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwich

Now that we’re starting to sniff pumpkin-everything at the tips of our noses, it only makes sense to make as much of summer as we can. End summer 2013 with a bang. You know, eat an ice cream sandwich or two. Or three. Or four. The Festive Kitchen is this amazing little shop in Snider […]

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Carnival Barker’s Ice Cream Shop Might Open Tomorrow at the Truck Yard

SideDishers, it’s happening. It’s finally happening. I won’t have another melt down over the lack of Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams in this city anymore, because THEY ARE OPENING THEIR STOREFRONT (MAYBE) TOMORROW. Two hours ago, on the CB Facebook page, the owners posted: It seems no matter how many times we posts this someone asks […]

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El Corazon’s Tex-Mex Fare Captures the Hearts of Oak Cliff Residents

Someone’s been tinkering with classic Tex-Mex. No need to panic, though; it’s the Cuellars. After all, their role in defining the cuisine began when a young couple named Macario and Adelaida Cuellar emigrated to the cotton farms of North Texas from Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1893. The couple had 12 children and—after opening a few cafes […]

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Special Taste Report: The Eight Fried Finalists at the 2013 Big Texas Choice Awards

Yesterday morning, the eight finalists in the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards gathered at The Dock to compete for two prizes: “Best Taste” and “Most Creative.” In the end, Isaac Rousso took home the award for “Best Taste” with his deep-fried Cuban roll. Duo Justin and Rudy Martinez nabbed “Most Creative” with their fried Thanksgiving […]

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Eat This Now: Pakpao Thai’s Mou Pa Lorw (Braised Pork Belly)

As seen in the August 2013 issue. PORK BELLY | Niman Ranch pork belly marinates for 48 hours in a reduction of soy, garlic, cilantro, and a five-spice blend (star anise, cinnamon, coriander seed, black pepper, and dehydrated orange). It is then braised for 12 hours before serving. SAUCE | The dish is sauced with […]

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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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Into Shelley’s Belly: What to Eat in Marfa, Texas (Part II)

Every visit to Marfa, Texas leaves me astounded by its nature of entrancing virtues. The exquisite inhabitants and outlandish indulgences leave me reeling and feeling refreshed. My being, at its brightest and most fortuitous state, echoes and dips into the milky waves of nourishing splendor whenever I go to this reverent town, tucked amongst the […]

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Eat This Now: TJ’s Connecticut-Style Lobster Roll with Old Bay Potatoes

LOBSTER | A 1.25-pound fresh lobster is steamed and the meat is removed. It is then warmed in a pan with hot clarified butter, lemon zest, shallot, garlic, and fresh thyme. GARNISH | The sandwich is garnished with lemon zest, thyme, and julienned spring onions. BREAD | A La Spiga Bakery custom 8-inch challah bun […]

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Kelsey + Camera: Belly & Trumpet in Uptown

Maybe you’ve noticed, but Desiree Espada, my wing/camera woman has left us for the bright lights of New York City. For the first two months of her absence, I sort of panicked and cried myself to sleep every night. (I miss Desiree.) Then came the day I found Kelsey Foster, who does amazing, amazing work, […]

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