Twin Peaks CEO Randy DeWitt Goes Undercover for CBS’s “Undercover Boss”

That dude on the left is Twin Peaks CEO Randy DeWitt. He is busy doing some intense undercover work in one of his restaurants. Oh, with a camera crew. Tomorrow night at 7pm (CBS 11), you can watch DeWitt on Undercover Boss. The climax: he confronts Marissa “a sassy, opinionated server who has found a few problems […]

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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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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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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: New Refrigerator

What an appropriate day for this gal with a head for watching reality TV and a bod for storing food to ask about refrigerators. She writes: Hey, Nancy. Long time no see. My fridge died yesterday. Lucky I could just put everything outside last night but I’ve got to buy a new one today. What […]

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Three Dallas Beer Experts Head to LA to Take Master Cicerone Exam

Maté Hartai (The Libertine), Sam Wynne (Flying Saucer/Meddlesome Moth), and Jeff Fryman (formerly of Union Bear and currently working on a new project with Matt Tobin and the folks at Goodfriend) are leaving for LA today. They hope to return as a Master Cicerones, the third and final level of certification of beer service. All three […]

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Jason Maddy of Oak Cooking “Dinner for Two” at Bolsa Mercado

Each week Bolsa Mercado invites a guest chef prepare their to-go dinners for two which are available for purchase starting Thursday afternoons until they are sold out each week.  Proceeds from the sales of the dinners will benefit Café Momentum, and each chef has been asked to incorporate produce grown in the garden of the […]

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Another Reason Why We Love Tom Spicer

Deep in a forest beyond the douchiness of Dallas lives free spirit, forager, and my fellow Firesign Theater fan, Tom Spicer. He’s the head fiddlehead over at Spiceman’s FM 1410. Today he sends this gorgeous photo and a note. I quote: Do you… verjus? Harvested early this morning at Spiceman’s FM 1410 garden, Cabernet Sauvignon […]

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Restaurant Review: Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth

This month, Teresa Gubbins reviews Tim Love’s newest restaurant, Woodshed Smokehouse. Lulled by the scent of smoke, a circle of people huddles around a hunk of charred meat, agog. It’s a mighty beef shin, the bone jutting up amid blackened chunks of flesh, a carnivore’s feast heaped on a slab of wood. A maiden steps […]

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Coming Soon: Bolsa Food Market in Arlington?

Both Christophers, Zielke and Jeffers, of Bolsa Mercado confirm the shop opening up in Arlington has nothing to do with Bolsa Mercado in Bishop Arts. So, there you have it. Call anyway and ask them if it is true:  214-367-9367.

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Restaurant Scam Alert: Order Needed For Pick Up

I can’t believe anyone would fall for this, but I’m throwing it out there just in case someone is tempted to believe this is real. The email address is contact@bolsa.com. I’m pretty sure those guys at Bolsa type better than this and they don’t know what Skype is. Hello how are you doing today,My Name […]

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Restaurant Review: Central 214 in Dallas

This month Todd Johnson checks in with Graham Dodds, the newish executive chef at Central 214. His cooking is a far cry from his predecessor Blythe Beck. Have you tried the newish Central 214? With his shaggy beard and dark painter’s cap, Graham Dodds looks out of place in Central 214, the restaurant he now […]

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Let’s Talk Boxing Day in Dallas!

Hey, hosers! How’s it going, eh? What are your plans for Boxing Day? Betcha Yanks a toonie you didn’t know SideDish is freakin’ huge in Canada! Yep, it’s true, eh? Last time I was in Toronto (Toronnah) I spied some Canadian idiot sporting a toque (two-k) with a big red D on it! My brother-in-law […]

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Chicken Scratch and The Foundry to Open in Oak Cliff

How long before Oak Cliff secedes from Dallas county to form their own little republic? Think how cool that would be for the business folk: the restaurateurs and funky food shops could make their own rules, they could charge a toll to enter and exit, and fine customers not wearing flannel. Obviously either Tim Byres, […]

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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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Dan Koller Has a Few Things to Say About Rafa’s Cafe Mexicano

Dan Koller is one of my favorite people. Why? Because he scares me. He looks like a cuddly Teddy bear, but underneath that nice-guy veneer lies the heart (maybe) of a cold-blooded managing editor. Last night “The Captain,” as I call him, took his family to Rafa’s Cafe Mexicano on Lovers Lane. He files this […]

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Oak Cliff Restaurateurs Keep Secrets About New Restaurants

So, I’m avoiding real work and searching for the scoop on Sissy’s Fried Chicken on Henderson. We all know the general rules of posting CO permits:  The name on the permit in the former Hector on Henderson spot could be the real name of a home cooking or “place holder” for a gay bar. We […]

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Favorite Moose-Related Press Release of the Day

Dallas, consider this press release my Monday morning gift to you. You’re welcome. “Dallas, don’t be surprised if you see a Moose driving down the highway or floating in the sky. Dallas will have its share of “Moose sightings” this month due to the Grand Opening of Dallas’ first Smiling Moose Deli location in West […]

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Anyone Want to Give a Shout-Out to Their Favorite Patio?

In light of Mother Nature’s recent brutality, it’s no wonder that everyone we know is using these recent cooler days as an excuse to run to their favorite outdoor patio. I, myself, spent a good 30 minutes this morning in the backyard throwing the tennis ball with the new dog, soaking up the breezy 72 […]

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