Twitter Talk Tuesday: Greg Abbott and Ted Nugent at El Guapo’s in Denton

Late this morning, Republican candidate for Texas governor, Greg Abbott, campaigned at El Guapo’s in Denton with controversial musician Ted Nugent, much to people’s dismay. (Nugent made such derogatory remarks about President Obama last month that I can’t even bring myself to type them.) Here’s what Twitter had to say about this morning’s appearance:

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Stupid or Genius? Two Dudes Open a Chinese-American Restaurant in Shanghai

Chinese-American food: not my thing. I didn’t grow up eating from white takeout boxes filled with sesame chicken, and I think fortune cookies are a terrible way to end a perfectly good meal. But this, I acknowledge, isn’t how a good chunk of Americans feel about General Tso’s chicken.

That being said, NPR did an interesting story about an 8-month-old restaurant in Shanghai called Fortune Cookie. Two Cornell University grads, David Rossi and Fung Lam, opened a restaurant serving Chinese-American food in one of the most international cities in the world. Shanghai, where my brother lives, has a bigger spread of ethnic cuisine (Uyghur cuisine, for instance, is popular there.) than any other city I’ve visited. You can also walk out the door of your apartment building, take five steps to a random street stand, and order 12 handmade soup dumplings for an astoundingly low price.

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Sriracha’s Factory Won’t Be Moving to Texas After All… At Least For Now

According to Grub Street, Dallas-based state rep Jason Villalba’s pleas to get Huy Fong Food’s Sriracha in Texas are going unanswered. His letter to owner David Tran is being met with radio silence. Farraz Khan, who wrote about Denton councilman Kevin Roden, also mentions in this month’s issue that Roden has had no luck, either.

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The FDA is Working to Restrict Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

Big news in the food industry: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to curb the use of antibiotics in livestock. What does this mean for us? Hopefully healthier and longer lives.

“Because all uses of antimicrobial drugs, in both humans and animals, contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance, it is important to use these drugs only when medically necessary. Governments around the world consider antimicrobial-resistant bacteria a major threat to public health. Illnesses caused by drug-resistant strains of bacteria are more likely to be potentially fatal when the medicines used to treat them are rendered less effective,” says the FDA.

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This Brisket Chart is Pretty Cool. Thanks, Barbecue Snob

Carol is a sucker for pizza charts. I heart a brisket chart. This Brisket 101 illustration was printed in the February 2010 “Best Barbecue in Dallas” issue of D Magazine. The author is Daniel Vaughn. Interesting to see how the barbecue culture in Dallas has morphed. Here is Daniel Vaughn’s take on everything you need […]

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Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s Slogan for Dallas Blonde Contributes to Rape Culture, Critics Say

In case you haven’t heard yet, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has been facing a firing squad for its Dallas Blonde beer slogan, “Goes Down Easy.” The beer, released back in July 2012, has had the tagline on promotional materials and the actual beer can since 2012 (thanks for pointing this out, Liz), but that didn’t […]

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Krys Boyd Addresses Migrant Worker Issues on KERA’s Think

Next time you’re at Kroger or Tom Thumb, scooping up some roma tomatoes, think about the people who picked them. Krys Boyd talked to Seth Holmes, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley, about our country’s farming workforce in yesterday’s episode of Think. Listen to the conversation here. You’d be surprised at how little these people make. […]

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Urban Acres is Building a Farmstead in Oak Cliff

Everybody and their mother is using Kickstarter these days to get their businesses up, but sometimes the cause is so worthy I have to put it up on SideDish. Like this one. Urban Acres, your source for local, organic food, is expanding on its “co-op style” produce program and trying to impact the Dallas community […]

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Food News and Brews (4/3/13)

LOOK Cinemas says it’s opening officially on Friday, April 5, but you can already purchase movie tickets for tonight. The new dining and theater complex at Prestonwood is finally up and running. Bishop Cider Co. is opening up in Bishop Arts very, very soon. I’ve been keeping an eye on its Kickstarter page (9 more days left, and […]

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Joel Salatin Rocked Urban Acres’ Steward’s Dinner

On Tuesday night, Urban Acres partnered with Joel Salatin (the monumentally celebrated sustainable farmer and author from Virginia) and some pretty awesome local chefs to present a Steward’s Dinner at Four Cornery Brewery. We entered through the makeshift barn doors and an immediate wave of camaraderie passed over us. Everyone there was passionate about food. […]

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Holy Cow, You Can Buy 2,000 Crystal’s Pizza Tickets for $5 Before it Closes on Sunday, Feb. 17!

I’ve never set foot inside Crystal’s Pizza, but everyone keeps telling me that it was “the sh*t.” Pardon my language. Dan Koller even emailed me and Nancy just to grieve over Crystal’s closing with a beautiful, wham bam one-liner sentence: “To Dallasites of my generation, this is a big effing deal.” So maybe Alice Laussade […]

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The Great Turducken Question

This weekend, while I was visiting Austin, my Nigerian friend asked, “What’s a turducken?” This, of course, prompted a lively conversation inside a Korean restaurant about the pros and cons of stuffing a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey. Though I’m a happy carnivore, the thought of eating three different kinds of […]

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Cane Rosso to Open in East Dallas. Begs the Question: Is East Dallas More Hip Than Oak Cliff

If I ever want to get a good sleep I have to turn my computer off. If I don’t, I run the risk of passing it in the middle of the night and noticing the little green light next to Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins’ name on gTalk. For while I am making a middle-of-the-night bathroom run, […]

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People We Love: Ben and Blaine from Impact Foods

Think back to when you were in college and the professor posed a question for the class. If you were anything like me, you were too shy to raise your hand. Luckily, both Ben Hurt and Blaine Iler aren’t the shy types, and when they raised their hands on that fateful day in class, it […]

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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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