SideDish By The Numbers: The Greatest Hits of 2013

Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.

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Scott Jones Entertains the Idea of Opening Cafe Italia in Dallas Again

Scott Jones is a busy man. First and foremost – as the owner of Jack’s Southern Comfort – he’s been looking for a new spot that’ll solve the bad parking situation his restaurant is facing on lower Greenville. His priority is to get Jack’s reestablished in a better location. ”We’re negotiating a couple different spots right […]

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People We Love: Chef and Restaurateur Kenny Bowers

The idea of wearing a suit everyday, making a ton of money, and exerting minimal energy sounds pretty appealing to most. Then there’s chef/restaurateur Kenny Bowers. He preferred to trade in that lifestyle for a chance to play with his food without judgment and a minivan with his face on the side. Bowers is proving […]

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Bon Appétit Features Two DFW Eateries in its “Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012″

Holy cow, Bon Appétit just named Oak and Woodshed Smokehouse as two of its Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012. Oak comes in at #29, and this is what the magazine has to say about it: This swanky Design District spot is home to what might be Big D’s most talented restaurant trio: chef Jason […]

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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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Restaurant Review: Amici Signature Italian in Carrollton

Don’t drive across town if you are jonesing for “authentic” Italian fare. Owner and chef Bartolino Cocuzza has Americanized his Italian food to fit his loyal customers. Cocuzza’s cooking is solid. The massive pork porterhouse, covered with a pile of mushrooms and onions, rises 3 inches from the plate. The perfectly pink center is moist, […]

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Restaurant Review: New Herrera’s Café on Maple Avenue

In 1971, I spent most of my Sunday mornings in a line around the original Herrera’s on Maple Avenue. My friends and I would sit under a dripping window AC unit for hours, waiting for our turn at one of the nine tables inside the tiny, lard-based Tex-Mex restaurant. Once seated, you popped open the […]

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Where to Get Your Pho Fix in Dallas

If you’ve traveled through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam then you are familiar with this popular dish. Although pho hasn’t quite made it to the mainstream breakfast menus in Dallas, it’s the common way to start your day in many countries. Recently Sarah Reiss ate pho for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and several bowls in between […]

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Restaurant Review: Komali in Dallas

Dallas, it’s time to wake up and taste the mole. For too many years, you’ve treated any dish served with a mole as if it were an infectious disease. Perhaps poor misunderstood mole needs a Facebook page to get you to like it. Once you’re friends, you can dig deeper into its profile and get […]

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