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Ramen is Set to Become the new ‘It Soup’ in Dallas

Remember when matzo ball soup was the go-to bowl of goodness that cured every ailment and sorrow? It all but disappeared after the pho revolution of 2011. Ramen, a Japanese soup with a broth and style that varies by region, has been trying to gain the spotlight for a couple of years. Let’s catch up on its progress.

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, July 19

After the rain this week, I recommend going to your local farmers market this weekend. There is sure to be a lot of tasty and fresh produce, so check out my report to find out what else is available. And since I’ll be stuck at home working on my online class today (yuck), you should […]

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Pop-Up Ramen Shops, Oscar-Watching Parties, and Other Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, Feb. 22-24

Fun Friday Fact Time: On Wednesday, some crazy winemakers dropped four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon into Charleston Harbor. No big deal. They’re just trying to replicate the taste of wine that’s been found from shipwrecks. FRIDAY Ramen, ramen, ramen! After I read about these pop-up ramen shops on craveDFW, my instinct was to hide […]

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A Good Cause Plus Great Food Makes for a Unique Dining Experience

I’m not a food critic. So when I went to last night’s 17th Cafe Momentum pop-up dinner, I was a little worried about if I could do the food justice. I wanted to capture the evening, but my inability to describe food as anything other than “yummy” or “delicious” had me concerned. But the great […]

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Emporium Pies “popped up” in the Bishop Arts District last weekend

This past weekend may have been rainy and overcast, but a beacon of sunshine poured down upon the Bishop Arts District, resting on a quaint little renovated house painted brightly with hues of violet and blue.  Within these walls rested Dallas’ first “pop-up” pie shop, brought to us by the wonderful women at Emporium Pies, […]

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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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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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Bar 828–A Fleeting Speakeasy in Oak Cliff

Arti Sharma, D Magazine intern and a grant writer for Promise House  the nonprofit that receives a portion of the proceeds from Bar 828, visited the popular pop-up bar last weekend and files this report. Feel free to play some theme music. Driving along the 800 block on the west side Davis Street, you may notice something […]

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Artizone Dinner at Spiceman’s Fm 1410 Benefits The Family Place

This dinner event may be too groovy for words, but I’ll give it a shot. Our favorite forager Tom “Spiceman” Spicer is teaming up with Chef David Anthony Temple (aka underground chefDAT) and Artizone.com to present “Dinner in the Garden.” The event, benefitting the Family Place, takes place on Sunday, October 30 at 5PM. The […]

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Chef Richard Chamberlain Plans to Pop Up a Restaurant Called Element in Addison

Okay folks, I have a serious question. This pop-up restaurant stuff is getting out of hand. What is the difference between catering a two-night event and a pop-up restaurant? I suppose I should ask Richard Chamberlain. He is “opening” Element, a “two-night only pop-up restaurant” to celebrate the opening of Addison’s Vitruvian Park. It’s an […]

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First Dallas, er Oak Cliff, Guerrilla Bar to Open on Thursday

The highly motivate mixologist team of Michael Martensen and Ed “Lucky” Campbell are spearheading Bar 828, a guerrilla bar that will open at 828 Davis this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (6PM) and continue on the same days for the next three weeks. The final evening will be October 29.  Yes, these guys are busy putting […]

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Get Ready for New Groovy Swag at the State Fair of Texas

Here is a preview of some of the hip new t-shirts carnival workers will be wearing when the Texas State Fair opens on Friday. They were designed by the Belmont Icehouse in Deep Ellum. They will be available for purchase.

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JonfromTJs Visits Total Catch Market in Houston

Jon Alexis, know on every blog in the United States of America as jonfromtjs, handles the marketing for TJ’s Seafood Market, the successful fish market in Preston Forest. He is a conscientious student of seafood. Recently he learned about Total Catch Market, a project (and blog) run by PJ Stoops and Billy Tellez of Louisiana […]

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Tesar Teaser: The Most Hated Chef in Dallas to Throw Hater’s Party

Okay Haters, don’t blame me. I’m playing Phidippides in this decision-making process. The physical September issue of D Magazine will be in the mailboxes of subscribers today and on newsstands tomorrow. Most of the content is now online. Here is a link to a portion of  “The Most Hated Chef in Dallas” story about John […]

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Kitchen Fire Breaks out During Hell’s Kitchen Watching Party at Nosh in Dallas

We told you chef Carrie Keep was hot. Last night her bosses at Nosh Euro Bistro, Avner and Celeste Samuel, hosted a season-premier watching party for Hell’s Kitchen. Carrie, a line cook at Nosh, is one of the contestants. The restaurant was full of loyal patrons and friends when–POOF- a knob on one of the […]

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