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Taste Test Thursday: Sriracha

Given the state of our nation’s Huy Fong Sriracha situation, and the fact that #srirachaapocalypse is a real hashtag, I thought we’d do a taste test to answer the following two, burning questions on my mind:

1. Is Huy Fong Food’s Sriracha really the king of Srirachas?
2. If Huy Fong’s Sriracha runs out, thanks to the halting of shipments last month, what is the best substitute in this dire case?

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I Am Still Sick of the Word: Foodie

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins posted a funny item yesterday: 12 signs of the new Dallas foodie revolution. Gubbshoe claims “ Dallas has two kinds of foodies”—old and new–and follows her thesis with a list that distinguishes them. Funny stuff. Except for one thing: her use of the term foodie. Wait, make that two: if one is old, they can’t […]

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Bon Appétit 50 Best New Restaurant Nominees: Spoon and FT33 in Dallas Make the Cut

Bon Appétit’s Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Andrew Knowlton, spent 120-days and traveled over, 26,333-miles through, 22 states to compile his list of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America.  He picked two restaurants from Dallas: FT33 and Spoon. On Spoon he writes: A magazine once labeled Spoon’s John Tesar “the most hated chef in Dallas.” […]

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Private Social in Dallas Chef Najat Kaanache Claims: ‘I Invented The Cronut!’

Look out Dominique Ansel, Dallas chef Najat Kaanache claims she invented the cronut and she has proof the item was on the menu at Private Social on March 22, 2013. Yesterday Carol posted the screen shot of tweets from Kaanache to Eater Dallas editor Whitney Falloon who posted a item on the cronut crazies in New […]

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Where to Treat Your Pops on Father’s Day in Dallas

Father’s Day is nigh (June 16 to be exact), which means you have <2 weeks to start thinking about your old man’s gift. Your life will probably be easier if you just take him out to lunch or dinner. Whatdyathink? Then he can spend the rest of the day in front of the telly with […]

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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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Matt McCallister and Omar Flores Nominated for Food & Wine Magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award

I’m a little late to this celebration but I’m here now to repeat the headline: Matt McCallister (FT33) and Omar Flores (Driftwood) are two of the 100 chefs nominated for  Food & Wine magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef (Southwest) Award. The promotion, I mean announcement, of the talented chefs was released yesterday and reported on […]

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Megan “The Hofmann Hots Hottie” Lucas is The Woman Behind Zaccanelli Lawsuit

Timmy has  an update on the story we reported yesterday: Phil Romano is suing Hofmann Hots CEO Frank Zaccanelli for misuse of funds. . Apparently, Zaccanelli was supporting Megan Lucas, a former hostess at Nick & Sam’s. The first Hofmann Hots, at 340 Singleton Blvd.,will open in ten minutes. Should be a bobby dazzler. UPDATE: Timmy is […]

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Good 2 Go Gals Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson Now Occupy Former York Street/Watel’s Building

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins reports Colleen O”Hare and Jeana Johnson of Good 2 Go Tacos took over the former York  Street space just days after Rene Peeters,who operated Bistro Watel’s in the space for nearly two years, closed the doors. The couple has been searching for another space since they severed ties with Acme F& B […]

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Tonight Only: Snapper Throats at Urbano Café in East Dallas

Wow, what a day for East Dallas in the race to be the hippest section of Dallas. The Kaufman’s of Urbano Café have teamed up with Captain Jon Alexis of TJ’s Seafood Market and together they have scored a batch of snapper throats. “Some say it’s the best white meat on the planet!, says chef […]

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Trader Joe’s Opens Friday in Fort Worth. Do You Care?

The landscape of grocery shopping in DFW may or not transform on Friday when Trader Joe’s, the Jimmy-Buffet-Meets-The-Beach-Boys-Before-Brian-Wilson’s-Melt-Down-esque food store born in Pasadena, California in 1967, opens its doors at 2701 S.Hulen St. in Fort Worth. (The Trader Joe’s Lowest Greenville Dallas is now scheduled to open in Spring 2013). Like their In-N-Out Burgers’ brethren, […]

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Campo and Oak Owners Team Up For New Restaurant in Old Lumi Space on McKinney. They Need Us to Name the Restaurant!

Dallas is a city full of buddy-buddy chefs and owners. For the most part, these talented folks leave their knives in the kitchen. (We, the media, have a different set of weapons but that is another story.) This morning comes word from Teresa Gubbshoe Gubbins:  “A new restaurant will open in the old Lumi Empanada […]

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Avner Samuel and Jon Stevens Ride Again: Snack Opens in Dallas May 22

Whirling dervish chef Avner Samuel and his sidekick chef Jon Stevens are ready to open Snack, their “street-food-inspired-low price-points-small-plates-daily-chalkboard-special restaurant on Henderson in the space formerly known as Horne & Dekker. (Whew!) There will be three bar areas: one with cocktails, wine and beer; the second is a raw bar, but also includes a charcuterie […]

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Dallas-Based Zaccanelli Food Group Acquires Hofmann Sausage Company. Phil Romano Will Make the World Hot Dog Happy!

Yesterday, Merritt Martin of Eater Dallas, linked (ha!) to a story reporting Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group’s acquisition of the 133 year-old Hofmann Sausage Company in Syracuse, New York. She writes: “Wait, what? Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group acquired Syracuse’s Hofmann Sausage Company in a multimillion dollar deal that means sausage expansion (well beyond Hot Haus rests, […]

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Owns Part of Mr. Mesero. Rules: “Best Steak in Town!”

Gromer Jeffers Jr, a reporter for the Trail Blazers Blog at the Dallas Morning News, states the facts: 1. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is in the restaurant business. He owns a small stake in Mr. Mesero, an Uptown Mexican spot that opened late last year. 2. Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Jenkins’ Democratic ally […]

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New Hot Dog Restaurant: Bite the Weenie in North Richland Hills

Hooray for hot dogs! One Mr. Ludwig Sawicki is almost ready to open his new hot dog restaurant, Bite the Weenie. “We are making at least 20 variations and styles of hot dogs and sausage sandwiches,” Sawicki said. “We should be ready to go next week.” Sawicki moved to Dallas from Chicago almost 15 years […]

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Old Smith and Wollensky in North Dallas to Become Pappasito’s Cantina?

That is what Mike “Quick Draw” Hiller is reporting. The green and white building on the North Dallas Tollroad, just north of Frankfort, closed over five years ago. I can’t imagine the condition of the interior. Wonder if they are going to tear it down and start over. I’d watch that wrecking party. That place […]

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