A friend recently lent me her copy of Home Made Summer. “It’s one of my favorite cook books,” she gushed while turning the pages, filled with alluring photos and luscious recipes. After taking it home with me, I came across a recipe for a large polenate pizza with spicy ratatouille. I like ratatouille, and even though the traditional French dish is normally associated with summer, the warm stew of vegetables makes for a perfect comfort meal come the cooler months. I also like polenta. I’d only ever eaten it as a porridge, so the idea of baking it into a crust was intriguing. I decided to make the dish, except with a few personal tweaks. Here’s the recipe.Full Story
The Greenville Avenue Pizza Company we have come to know and love over the past seven years has changed. Put down that box of tissues and rest easy, though, because with this wave of change comes a refreshing interior, innovative range of toppings, and ease in the late-night flow of foot traffic. Pizza maker Sammy Mandell and “First Pizza Lady” Molly Mandell gave us a glimpse into their journey over the years, and and idea of what exactly makes their pizza so enticing. From a menu full of hashtags — like #MeatCandy — to a communal wooden table stretching through the back, this place still delivers that same crisp, cheesy pie-perfection, but with a polished update.Full Story
Yesterday, Eater Dallas posted a note titled “Zoli’s Cleverly Solves Gluten-Free Pizza Quandary.” The opening line to the story leads one to believe Jay Jerrier was adding a gluten-free pizza to the menu by substituting pizza dough with french fries. He’s not. Jerrier says it was a joke. Funny?Full Story
This place serves consistently fresh ingredients on thin, New York-style pie.Full Story
I’m kidding with the headline, of course. Jay Jerrier, owner of the burgeoning Cane Rosso chain (Fairview?!), doesn’t hate children. He detests them. That’s the only possible explanation for his move to shut down the fountain at his White Rock shop and fill it with dirt and poisonous plants (at least I imagine that they are poisonous).Full Story
The Fort Worth location is changing its name to Thirteen Pies. The remaining Fireside Pie restaurants will not get new names. I hear the small chain is for sale. Perhaps even already sold.Full Story
This request comes from a tweet, or shall I refer to it as a TweEat? Is there good NYC pizza in Plano?Full Story
Jay Jerrier’s classic rags-to-bitches story is one for the record books. An R-rated interview with Jay Jerrier, the bored businessman who quit his job and turned into the Pope of Dallas Pizza almost overnight. The owner of Cane Rosso and Zoli’s has a mouth on him.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
As if Valentine’s Day couldn’t have been any worse (i.e. the gawdawful traffic), now comes news that Pizza Hut set up an online dating profile on OkCupid last Friday.Full Story
Fort Worth is stepping up their game with hot new restaurants. Every week, this city is exploding with more and more dining options. Good. Now you’ve got an excuse to break your restaurant habit and try something new. Go fire up your engine and visit these 10 restaurants, listed from newest to oldest.Full Story
Well, kids. Today is your lucky day. Cane Rosso is celebrating its third anniversary in Deep Ellum, and you get to reap all the benefits.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
The owners of Taverna Rossa in Plano decided to serve the kind of food that will make people happy. If you like pizza, beer, and live music then you will find happiness.Full Story
Let’s be real, now. There’s no better place for a serious getaway trip than Wine Country. Napa may be a small, touristy town, but it’s one of those rare parts of the world where time stops and people start aging backwards. I’m quite serious. The trees and leaves turn orange-yellow-red when it’s fall, there’s a […]Full Story
I’m a total sucker for charts. Just looking at this makes me want to eat pizza. The words are microscopic, but you can click on the image to view a bigger size. Blow it up, print it out, and hang it on your wall. I’m sure your wife will be okay when you tell her it’s […]Full Story
Last night, our food truck reporter, and all-around good guy, George Lewis sent me a link to a story I posted in October 2009. I posed the question: The inside-the-loop-outside-the-loop foodie argument drives me nuts. There is great food all over this area if you are willing to drive. But if you had one restaurant wish, what […]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
Brian Luscher of The Grape not only runs his own restaurant, sometimes he consults, too. Yay for no free time! Taverna Rossa, one of his newest consulting projects, opens tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 11) for lunch and dinner. The specialty here are the thin-crust pizzas baked in a stone-fired oven. But if that doesn’t float your […]Full Story
I hope my former neighbors in Midway Hollow (“A Treasure to Keep”) will rejoice in the news: Al’s Pizzeria is re-opening. Look out, Jay Jerrier, Al’s Pizzeria, is known for its authentic New York-style pizza and could cause Zoli’s to shed a few unicorn tears. Owner Medo Pjetrovic has leased a 1,785 square-foot space in a new […]Full Story