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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Burning Questions: How Did Central Track Come Up With Its List of the 50 Best Burgers in Dallas?

Last week, Central Track published a list of the 50 Best Burgers in Dallas. The post went viral via Twitter and Facebook, and everyone was touting its sincerity. Sweetness. I bookmarked it for later. It’s a genius idea to make a list from everyone else’s list… as long as you do it right. When I […]

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My Five Cents: How Many Times a Week Do You Eat Sushi in Dallas

I’ve been doing some work behind the scenes updating our restaurant directory. We have a bazillion Japanese/Sushi restaurants in our files. There are almost as many burger joints. I have to wonder: Do you people eat sushi every night? If not, give me an average of how many meals a week you eat sushi.

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Interview with Alex Stein, Villain of the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America

For those of you who don’t remember Dallas native Alex Stein from ABC’s The Glass House, that’s probably a good thing. The villainous 24-year-old (now 26) was at the center of the show’s first-and-only-season’s drama – and he paid for it. Stein was kicked off the show in the second week and, according to him, […]

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Semi-Scary Sandra Lee is Coming Out With Her Own Magazine

Eater National just announced on Twitter that Food Network’s Queen of Semi-Homemade, Sandra Lee, is launching a new eponymous magazine that’ll ”cover all aspects of living well — from cooking and entertainment to fashion and style.” Frightening. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope this woman doesn’t commit any more cake crimes.

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Let’s Put a Washburne, I Mean a Mi Cocina, in the White House!

The M Crowd has announced an agreement with The Chevy Chase Land Company to open a Mi Cocina restaurant at The Collection at Chevy Chase, a luxury shopping destination located just ten minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. I’m sure former President George W. Bush wonders why his good buddy Ray Washburne, founder and part owner […]

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Suddenly Silent: John Tesar Has Disappeared From Dallas

I’ve cruised past the construction site of John Tesar’s new restaurant, Spoon in Preston Center, several times this month and noticed zero activity. The permits were not on the windows and there was no construction taking place. Yesterday I checked Tesar’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, then texted and called him, and nothing. Last night I […]

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‘Burbalicious: What I Ate in Sunnyvale

In conjunction with July’s Best Suburbs issue, I’m traveling to 10 different ‘burbs in the DFW area for a semi-weird cross-city food tour. I’ll be documenting all my finds in these ‘Burbalicious posts that’ll be peppered throughout June and July. If you feel like your suburb deserves a shot at some SideDish love, email me and I’ll […]

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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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Be Scared: Cupcakes ATMs are Coming to Dallas

It’s 1 a.m. and you have a massive cupcake craving that’s ruining your entire night. What do you do? Suck it up? Brave the night, albeit cupcakeless, as man was designed to do since the very beginning of time? No, because starting as early as fall, word has it that you can go to a […]

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Deep Ellum Outdoor Market Shuts Down Main Street for Two Year Anniversary Event

George Lewis already mentioned Deep Ellum Outdoor Market’s food truck rally that’s happening on Saturday, but researchers say that repetition is necessary for information to be stored in your short-term memory. That’s why, as a public service to you, I’m saying it again. See how kind I am? A two year anniversary event may not […]

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Distilling Spirits: Veteran Bartender Jason Kosmas Launches The 86 Company

Ever since mixologist Jason Kosmas hit town in 2010, he’s been a busy guy. In less than two years he’s shaken and stirred at Neighborhood Services Tavern, Bolsa, and Marquee Grill. Today he told me he is starting The 86 Company, which introduce new brands of  spirits. “I have been working on this for years […]

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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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Open Letter to Mark Cuban: Shark Tank for Dallas Restaurateurs? I’d Watch it!

Dear Mark, I am addicted to Shark Tank. And because I am too lazy to jump through the hoops to get on the show and present my idea, I’m using the power of my pudgy fingers to reach you. Let’s pick and roll: I walk on the set of Shark Tank. “Daymond John, you are […]

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