Ghostbar Has Vanished? Where is Wade Randolph Hampton?

Today we learned Ghostbar, once the highest grossing club in Dallas, is closing. According to one employee, most of the club’s workers found out they were jobless by reading about it on blogs. Ouch, that’s cold. Our first concern was for Wade Randolph Hampton, the dude behind the vibe at Ghostbar. “What will happen to […]

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Guess the Name of This Dallas Restaurant

We had so much fun the first time we played this game. Let’s play it again. Can you guess the name of this restaurant?

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EatZi’s Opens its Third Location in Grapevine on Thursday

This Thursday, eatZi’s is opening its third location along West State Hwy 114. Phil Romano’s gourmet market and bakery is expanding its chain just north of Dallas where suburbanites can also get a taste of simple comfort foods made fresh daily. At the eatZi’s preview night yesterday, the new store swung its doors open for […]

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Where to Get a Taste of Mardi Gras in Dallas

Cajun food is soul food. There’s nothing better than chowing down on a bowl of gumbo or crawfish etouffee that makes your insides feel warm and gooey – which is exactly how I spent Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year. I ate fried oyster po’ boys and laughed at all the drunk people. I […]

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Nana Restaurant in Dallas to Close in June and Reopen as a Steakhouse in September

This news breaks my heart. Nana Restaurant at the Hilton Anatole, led by the talented and innovative chef Anthony Bombaci, will close on June 9. The restaurant will undergo reconstructive surgery and emerge as an upscale steak house in late September. Here are some of the details I’ve beat out the bushes. The new name […]

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Jack in the Box Offers Bacon Milkshakes

The world is going pig-crazy. On Friday, I heard that Jack in the Box was offering a very limited number of bacon milkshakes as a secret menu item. Did anyone get a chance to try one? I almost dropped everything to go search for one, but then I remembered my sanity. Now I’m lying deep […]

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ZestFest 2012: Spice Up Your Weekend

Anyone who appreciates sizzling flavors should head over to the 10th year of ZestFest, a food festival featuring some of the spiciest exhibitors and products from all over the country. Celebrity chefs like Jon Bonnell (Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine) and Lou Lambert (Lambert’s) will be answering those burning questions of yours during their cooking demonstrations. […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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Chef DAT Guest Chefs with City Street Grille at Winetastic in Dallas

Our food truck industry is quickly evolving.  The ever-innovative Hunter Johnson and food truck partner Jessica Smith are helping Chef DAT escape from the underground for one night at Winetastic.  City Street Grille will be parked outside of Winetastic next Wednesday, November 16 with guest Chef DAT leading, with Hunter and Jessica in supporting roles, […]

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Top Chef: Texas Episode One Recap

D Magazine’s Loren Means loves to watch Top Chef. Therefore, she volunteered to watch all of the episodes this season and write a recap. She’s a Texan and she’s on Texan stereotype alert. Go, Loren. Top Chef is back and according to Bravo’s tagline for the show, “Everything is Bigger in Texas!” Wow, I wonder where […]

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Anthony Bourdain Kicks Some Serious Sass in Dallas

Last night, Anthony Bourdain fans packed the Majestic Theater. Baseball be damned, the worshipers of All-Things-Anthony showed up to lay themselves at the cowboy-booted feet of their hero. Tony walked onto the stage at 8:10 and greeted the audience: “I am a whore. I am in every way compromised, jaded, bought and paid for, including […]

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Raging Bull: The Office Grill Co-Owner Michael Costa Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Office Grill’s Michael Costa, Texas Bear and Bull, LLC,  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 26, 2011, six days before he was to appear at hearing to determine if he’d breached his lease agreement. The next day, the Texas Comptroller revoked The Office Grill’s sales tax permit for lack of payment. Legally, The […]

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Fire at Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse On Inwood Road in Dallas

From Sonny Bryan’s: Last night at approximately 11:00PM, a small fire broke out in two unattached storage sheds behind the main building at the original location of Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse on Inwood Road.The Dallas Fire Department was able to put out the fire before it spread, but the two side doors to the restaurant were […]

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Former Dallas Observer Dining Critic Hanna Raskin is Off Her Rocker

Earlier this morning, I received a link to a Seattle Weekly blog post written by former Dallas Observer “critic” Hanna “Sudafed” Raskin  and planned to write a rebuttal. Eater “Up at Dawn” Dallas beat me to the punch. However, I would like to throw a few more. Her post– “Professional Food Critics Not Needed in […]

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Brews News: Lips of Faith Pairing Dinner With Beer Expert Lauren Salazar at Meddlesome Moth

On Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 pm, Lauren Salazar, sensory specialist and educator for New Belgium Brewery, will be at Meddlesome Moth for a night of rare beers, delicious food pairings, and entertaining discourse on New Belgium’s rare Lips of Faith series of ales. Lauren has been with New Belgium for close to 15 years […]

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Tesar Says He’ll Reopen The Table Under A New Name: One Art

Last night, John Tesar appeared on Extreme Chef and emerged victorious (and with $10,ooo prize money to show for it). This morning, however, Steven Doyle reported this even more interesting (and par for the course) quote from the wild life of Mr. T: “We closed The Table but we are about to open it back […]

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One of Dallas’ Oldest Sushi Restaurants, Nakamoto in Plano, is Closing

Just off the phone with Kyoung Park, owner of Nakamoto Restaurant in Plano. She’s closing her 31-year old restaurant on August 1. “The rent is just too high,” Park says. Nakamoto is one of the first sushi restaurants that opened in Dallas. It would be nice to head over and pay your respects to these […]

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Is Guy Fieri Scouting Dallas for Restaurant Locations

Steven “Ubiquitous”  Doyle is reporting he spotted Guy Fieri scouting locations for restaurants today in Uptown. Doyle says definitively: It was only a matter of time before restaurateur and television game show/ Food Network host Guy Fieri moved his mammoth machine to the North Texas area. We spotted Guy today checking out locations for one of his two […]

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Seafood Shack: Surefire Cure for the Monday-Night Blues

There’s about to be an angry mob with torches and pitchforks outside my cubicle, ready to string me up for disclosing their favorite hole-in-the-wall: Seafood Shack. Blame D’s director of online media, Julie Blacklidge Kinzie, for grabbing me at our Monday morning meeting to rave about the ceviche and margaritas. jump for more..

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