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Dallas Farmers Market Management Announces New Farm-To-Market Liaison

GROW North Texas, a nonprofit organization made up of “Dallas area local food folks” dedicated to creating the ideal food system, will serve as the farm-to-market liaison between area farmers and Dallas Farmers Market Management. Their mission? To lure Pecan Lodge back? Click for details.

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Exclusive Special Report: Jamie Benn Follows SideDish

The captain of the Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn, reads SideDish. And he’s not at the top of SideDish’s Most Influential Followers list. Check out this scientific study that reveals the real power players behind our popular food blog.

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: The Most ‘Dallas’ Dallas Restaurant

Here is an interesting request from a gal who has friends coming to town and would like to show them the food experiences that best represent Dallas. What’s the most “Dallas” Dallas restaurant?

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Weather Food and Wine Pairing: McFarland Signature Cuisine in Dallas

Look outside your windows. See that Tiffany blue sky? It’s about to disappear and turn evil. Let’s plan a McFarland Signature Cuisine menu for the weekend.

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How to Carve a Pumpkin 101

I’ve never made a jack-o-lantern. In spite of my handicap, my childhood went pretty smoothly. I didn’t murder anyone, and I graduated high school with mostly A’s and B’s. As time passed, however, I did notice a hollowed-out-pumpkin-shaped hole in my heart. It was one that couldn’t be filled with candy corn and miniature Twix […]

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Dallas Restaurants: What Do We Need? Ctd.

Last night, our food truck reporter, and all-around good guy, George Lewis sent me a link to a story I posted in October 2009. I posed the question:  The inside-the-loop-outside-the-loop foodie argument drives me nuts. There is great food all over this area if you are willing to drive. But if you had one restaurant wish, what […]

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Nature Break: Fine Food and Feathered Friends at TRAC on Saturday

Disclaimer: I am a birder and a member of the Trinity River Audubon Center. Today, I shamelessly plug an event at TRAC and post some of my bird photography below the jump. (Can you tell I am on deadline?) The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas (GLFD), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equality and […]

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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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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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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Hangover Cure in Dallas

Incoming request from a gal who partied like it was Cinco de Mayo. Oh, it was. When she woke up this mornin’, she coulda sworn it was judgment day. Give her hope. I haven’t done this since I graduated college (83). I went out with friends for brunch and we had a few drinks and […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Mudsmith Coffee on Greenville

If Tyler Durden opened a coffee shop after he married Janis Joplin and made babies atop Mount Badass, Mudsmith on Greenville Ave. would be that coffee shop. The first time I ventured in here, I immediately turned around realizing that I wasn’t cool enough yet to patronize this cozy, wide open coffee shop. Its long […]

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The Stand on McKinney Avenue is Closed

Tip of the hat to Disher JM: Walked by [The Stand] tonight, they appear to have abruptly closed. A note on the door says they are “going back to their roots” and opening a food truck soon.It’s kind of surprising, their food was good and they always seemed busy. Voicemail at brick and mortar says the restaurant […]

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Eat This Now: Kadu at Afghan Grill or Nora Restaurant

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: pumpkin-eating season. To kick-start your journey to pumpkin nirvana, I suggest you head to Afghan Grill or Nora Restaurant, both owned and cheffed by Matt Pikar, and order his version of Kadu. Pikar boils and then sautés thick pucks of pumpkin and covers them with slightly sweet […]

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 4-5

August is here, and it’s brought with it the possibility of burning your hands on your steering wheel and warm water from the cold water tap. Ah, life in North Texas. About the only living thing that loves this heat is okra. You’ll find okra on just about every produce table at every market in […]

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Weed Dating is the New Speed Dating

In the mornings I listen to WRR Classical 101.1 FM on the way to work because I’m a nerd, so imagine my surprise when they followed Dvorak’s New World Symphony with a commercial interruption about – get this – dating. Apparently, there are pheromone parties where people grab t-shirts from a pile and date the […]

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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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Bits and Bites: Restaurant News

I was away from my computer most of the day yesterday and when I finally got around to reading the food news, I realized I missed some significant action. Here, in no certain order, are a few things  I failed to report. Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins and Mike “Whole In One” Hiller tied in a race […]

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