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.Full Story
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.Full Story
It may be a Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean tons of things aren’t going on in the Dallas food world.Full Story
Guys, I hate to break it to ya, but it’s freak out time. Thanksgiving is seven days away. Seven. Siete. If you haven’t ordered those birds and sides yet, I suggest you go here and look at my fat list of places to do that. You can also find restaurants that are doing special Thanksgiving […]Full Story
VNA Meals on Wheels is raising funds by selling Thanksgiving Day pies. If you have not had the pleasure of volunteering to drive Meals on Wheels, consider signing up. Each year the program provides one million meals to homebound senior citizens who can not provide for themselves. It is a remarkable experience. This year, VNA […]Full Story
Chefs Teiichi Sakurai (Tei-An), Matt Raso (Nobu), and Patton Robertson (Five Sixty) are teaming up for an incredible Japanese dinner at Five Sixty on Tuesday, October 22. This four-course dinner paired with sake and Japanese beer sounds like a doozy. I want to go. There’s a new boutique wine bar opening in Ft. Worth this […]Full Story
Whelp, Zoli’s crashed and burned pretty quickly on its opening day. By 6:30 p.m. – only 1.5 hours after it unleashed its pizza prowess – Jay Jerrier’s NY-style pizza tavern decided to close for the night. From the Facebook page: “Hello All – well tonight was a disaster. 5 minutes before we opened, our computer […]Full Story
Cane Rosso’s Jay Jerrier was aiming to get Zoli’s, his “true old school NY style pizza joint,” open by August 1, but those plans went to the gutter last week. On Friday, through Zoli’s FB page, Jerrier posted: “Well we’re trying to get open – but according to the City of Dallas, this work area […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
I don’t know what took our state legislature so long to pick a state pie for Texas, but they did so today. Their choice is a duh–the state tree is the pecan. Now the fruit (drupaceous nut) from the tree mixed with copious amounts of Karo Syrup, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla can take its place […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
I like fried pies. They remind me of, well, eating fried pies and enjoying it. Like Snakes on a Plane, “fried pie” kind of says what it needs to say — even without the very loud help of Samuel L. Jackson — which is perfect because I don’t have much else to say about them, […]Full Story
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.Full Story
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 […]Full Story
To gear you guys up for July’s Best Suburbs issue, I’m traveling to ten 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 […]Full Story
Desiree Espada documents the food world through her lenses and writes this report: Let me introduce you to Kate Nelson, an energetic and engaging twenty-something year old entrepreneur who is wise beyond her years. Kate is the owner and sole chef of Piecurious, a freelance pie company that caters to Meridian Room and individual clients. Kate is […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
I usually stay away from random national days as there is one for almost everything except National Be Nice to Nancy Day. However, a reader has asked the question so I will put it out there for you. Hi Nancy. It’s National Pie Day. Here in Cowtown I am going to Paris Coffee Shop and […]Full Story