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Taste Test Thursday: Apple Pie

October is National Apple Month. What is National Apple Month, you ask? I’m not entirely sure. But I do know that I like apples. And more than apples, I like pie. I’ve yet to find a flaky, succulent circle of happiness that I wasn’t eager to shovel into my mouth; from rhubarb to arguably the best pie on earth — chicken pot pie. So, for this week’s taste test, D Magazine staffers tried a handful of apple pies from grocery stores in town. I didn’t think it would be fair to include luscious, gourmet pies — I’m talking to you Emporium — in the ranking.  The pies varied in texture, flavor and price (ranging from $3.99 to $14.99) but only one reigned supreme. Here’s what happened.

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Taste Test Thursday: Dallas Delivery Pizza

I once watched a Freaky Eaters episode of a 20-something man addicted to pizza. Bread, cheese, and tomato sauce was all he’d eat. No veggies, no nothing. His health suffered, his personal life went down the drain, and he was throwing up some weird gunk every morning.

I finished watching that episode and wanted to eat pizza immediately.
Here’s the thing: You can’t hate pizza. There are all sorts of pizzas, so it’s impossible to dislike. Hate Cane Rosso’s? Go to Zoli’s. Want to dine in? No. Fine. Do take out. Or better yet, sit on your couch and watch the Mavs lose by one point and drop to the eighth seed, while you order a 16-incher and swallow your woes with gobfuls of cheese.

That’s the way we do it here in the Big D. We order for delivery.

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Where to Pick-Your-Own-Peaches This Season

It’s June, which means it’s peach season. Usually we can pick them ourselves at orchards surrounding Dallas to completely craft our cobblers, pies, and juices. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature had other plans. Because of the freezes that occurred in March, some farms aren’t bearing any peaches this season. A few places, though, have a […]

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Cane Rosso to Celebrate its Second Verace Pizza Napoletana Certification on June 18

I’m not in the pizza business, so any email with “VPN certification” makes me think of computer networks and IP addresses. Not “Verace Pizza Napoletana certification.” You’re probably wondering: What the thingamajig is a VPN certification? Well, it could just be (like this Serious Eats guy says) a marketing tool. According to owner Jay Jerrier, it’s […]

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Norma Manis of Norma’s Cafe Passes Away at 80

Rick Lopez over on on Oak Cliff People is the bearer of bad news: Friends and family have confirmed today that restaurateur Norma Manis died Saturday afternoon. A memorial service is still in the works for the pie-making darling who opened Norma’s Cafe with her daughters — including the Davis Street location that celebrated its 55th […]

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Look What I Made: TX-OU Edition!

It’s Texas-OU weekend. I hope you didn’t need to use I-35E anytime soon. The Red River Shootout is the biggest game of the year and college football’s greatest rivalry, and it’s all happening right here in our own backyard. (And probably your front yard if you live off Lower Greenville.) For me, personally, attending college […]

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Breaking Pie News: Emporium Pies Has a Little Shop in the Bishop Arts District

Glory, glory, hallelujah! The Emporium girls, Mary Gauntt and Megan Wilkes, are making already cool Oak Cliff even cooler with their new pie shop at 314 North Bishop. Dang. Back in February when Daniel Walker was still with us, he did an incredible story on these wonderful pies. And the photos of them look amazing.

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Dough Pizzeria in Dallas to be Certified by Verace Pizzeria Napoletana Americas on August 21

This just in: On Tuesday, August 21, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., a representative of the Verace Pizzeria Napoletana Americas, will be in town to present Brad Liles and Keith Hall, of DOUGH Pizzeria Napoletana Dallas, with certification that DOUGH Dallas meets the strict guidelines of preparing traditional Pizza Napoletana as set forth by the Verace Pizza […]

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The Emporium Pop-Up Pie Shop Opens Saturday in Oak Cliff

Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt have a wish. They want to make Dallas a pie-friendly city. They have been testing pies, selling pies online, and creating a business plan for a real pie store called The Emporium. To get the feel for how their pies and plans will work, they to pop-up up this weekend […]

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