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Dallas Farmers Market Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony Today

Changes are underway at the Dallas Farmers Market, which was sold last year to DF Market Holdings. Plans to expand the downtown icon and revive the area to a thriving food and shopping center is now happening. They’re not just talking the talk. They’re getting started.

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My Five Cents: Restaurants, Beware of Food Writers Who Expect Freebies

Full disclosure: Last night I took my good friend Don Waddington to dinner. Don, who recently lost his wife, Polly, wanted to attend Sevy’s 100th wine dinner celebration. Sevy’s has been Don and Polly’s favorite restaurant since it opened. The Waddingtons traveled on both D Magazine chef cruises, which also included Jim Severson and his […]

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The Perfect Procrastination: How To Boil an Egg

As you can tell from the headline, I am deep in the process of procrastinating. While my real job calls for thousands of words about dining, I am convinced it is far more important that I drop what I am supposed to be doing and answer a question sent to me by PR boy toy […]

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Côtes du Coeur Wine Society and Young at Heart’s Kick-Off Event: Pizza Smackdown at West Village

D Magazine intern Carol Shih attended the Pizza Smackdown at West Village shopping center last Thursday. She observed three of the cities’ biggest pizza egos, I mean chefs. Here is here account of the shenanigans. I am happy to report there were no casualties at the Mobile Pizza Smackdown (except for some bruised egos).  The […]

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SideDish Word Ban: YUM!

Beginning today, July 15, 2011, I am banning the use of the word YUM from any post on SideDish. You can YUM away all you want in the comments, but I will do my best to keep it from appearing in an official report. I do my best to stay away from “foodie,” but have […]

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In-N-Out Burger: Opening in Frisco and Allen Wednesday

Kellyn Curtis is reporting that the In-N-Out Burger locations in Frisco and Allen will open on Wednesday. She got an email from Carl Van Fleet, the head dude at In-N-Out so I guess they will open on Wednesday. However, I went out to Frisco this morning and talked to a corporate person who said “sometime […]

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Dee Lincoln’s Cedar Springs Bubble Bar Preview Party. An Evening in Pictures.

Here’s what you need to know about Dee Lincoln’s second Tasting Room & Bubble Bar: Two levels, Cedar Springs, yummy flatbread, pillows that feel like silky lamb’s fur, loads of reflective surfaces, excellent bubble-themed chandeliers, many many Park Cities babes in booty accentuating get-ups, wine dispensaries, valet, outdoor patio. Observe… jump to check out some […]

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Wolfgang Puck Offers Cinco de Mayo Tip

Everyday I get bizarre misguided press releases. So far this morning I’ve already received an invitation to a ribbon cutting for a new health care facility, a request to interview a Girl Scout leader, and a plug for a cookbook which “conjures up spellbinding recipes from the Harry Potter Series.” I generally delete them and […]

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John Tesar’s The Commissary Hosts Industry Preview

The local chef groupies’ tongues are wagging so vigorously today that we can feel the breeze up here on the 21st floor. I, like they, attended the industry preview of The Commissary last night. Facebook and blogger reviews are already slathering on praise. Imagine what they’ll say when it actually opens. jump for our thoughts […]

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Controversial Restaurateur Michael Costa is Back in the Restaurant Business

An alert Disher sent me a link to a job posting on Craigslist. There is a new sports bar concept going up near Frankfort and the Tollway. Shocker, they are looking for “model type female servers and bar staff.” What’s the big deal? One of the contact names for the restaurant is Michael Costa. Yes, […]

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Are You a Foochebag?

That would be MISTER Foochebag to you. Tip of the toque to Lisa Petty for turning me on to this link, which led me to this link, that led me to this psycho foodie highly caffeinated twitter- holic who allegedly “invented” the term foochebag. Until I found this link to Brandon Smith, an  intern for […]

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Dallas Chop House in Dallas: DRG Makes a Formal Announcement and Chef Kenny Mills Tells His Side of the Story

As noted below, Chef Kenny Mills is no longer with Dallas Chop House. He wasn’t fired. It’s a complicated story—and we all know there are always at least four sides to every story–but today, I’ll present two: DRG Concepts and chef Kenny Mills. From DRG Headquarters Kenny Mills is no longer Executive Chef at Dallas […]

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Tesar’s Modern Steaks & Seafood Drops Changes Name to Tesars Modern Steaks & Seafood

“Fashionable types and foodies alike contemplated the fate of well reviewed and received Tesar’s Modern Steaks & Seafood, when its namesake, Chef John Tesar, abruptly departed the Houston area restaurant less than a year after its August 2009 debut.” That is the first sentence of a press release announcing a few changes that have occurred […]

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Official Notice: Trader Vic’s in Dallas Has Left the Building

(Alternative hed: Tiki Man is Dead. Again.) The other day we reported Trader Vic’s was selling off their swag. I posted a link to the website handling the sale but the site went dark about an hour later. Guess some of the higher ups at Palomar weren’t too happy to think employees were leaking information […]

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Foodie News Games: What is Wrong With This Press Release

I® love press releases. I® get bazillions of them everyday. I® read them all. This one caught my eye and I® thought about doing a funny bit on Oscar-watching parties. Here is the full release: February 22, 2010 MEDIA ALERT…MEDIA ALERT OSCAR’S PARTY KIT Throw Your Own Oscar® Viewing Party http://www.oscars.org/partykit Provide your readers, viewers […]

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Dining Trends for 2010: A Sarcastic Look at a Silly Report. “Zing” is in and WTF is Mood Food.

Each year, Joseph Baum & Michael Whiteman Co., a big-time restaurant consulting group in New York, releases their lists of foreseeable trends. It’s a fancy report that is meant to read like a technical survey, but, to me, it’s basically a round-up of what is going on now and a “prediction” that current big-city trends […]

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