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Hide Your Wife; Hide Your Kids. Craft Brewers Are Out To Corrupt Us All.

We feel for Rick Donley; really, we do. Especially after reading this morning’s New York Times article by Chris Smith (Texas Tribune). How befuddling it must be for Donley, as president of the Beer Alliance of Texas (read: lobbyist for big boys Bud Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Coors Light and Natural Light), to have to […]

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Restaurant Rant: Super Bowl Not a Big Deal for Most Dallas Restaurants

Call me a curmudgeon but I don’t think the fact that the Super Bowl is coming to the area is going to make or break too many local restaurants. Sure, a few will profit from corporate buy-outs and private events, but for the most part the majority of small independent restaurants will suffer. Why? Because […]

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Dallas Observer‘s Hanna Raskin: You Are Wrong About Dallas

Pay no attention to Tim. He’s clueless. However, I’ll say this about Dallas Observer restaurant critic, Hanna Raskin: she’s got ginormus matzah balls. I just finished a quick read of her cover story “Homesick Restaurants: How Dallas Became a Dining Nowhereville.” It’s is an interesting read, but I have a few problems with some of […]

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Let’s Discuss: Barbecue-Gate, the Case of Critic Leslie Brenner v Full Custom Gospel BBQ Blogger Daniel Vaughn

Doink, doink. Listen up Dishers, we have a local controversy spreading across the internet faster than a lightning-struck, dry oak– I mean hickory–wood pile in a West Texas windstorm. It’s time we talked about food bloggers, a unit of special victims. Yesterday, DMN food critic, Leslie Brenner, released “her” Best in DFW Barbecue list.  It […]

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Quick Rant: The Closing Go Fish Ocean Club Stinks Like Rotten Fish

I am on vacation. I vowed I would not use a computer for 10 days. Well, despite the lovely beach, fine food, and great reading I’ve done, I can’t fight my addiction with connecting to the Internet any longer. Yesterday, I jumped on quickly to learn that Go Fish Ocean Club closed after business on […]

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CuriousDish: Dallas Needs Food Carts and a Food Cart Finder

Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, is test driving a “Food Cart Finder” feature to enable people to find local food carts and trucks on the move using their twitter feed. Alas, it’s only in Portland for now. Here’s the Bing announcement and the Food Cart Finder.  Try it  and let your inner jealousy boil.  Start with […]

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KRLD Restaurant Week: Good Servers and Bad Customers

Yesterday I asked RW diners to send in the names of servers who performed above the call of duty. Now I’m getting emails from servers who would like a forum to discuss their customers. So, here is your own mini-Bitterwaitress space, dear server. Go. The audience is listening.  If you’re really good, I’ll start a […]

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Pop-Tarts the New Cake Balls?

Pop-Tart World is a café in Times Square dedicated solely to exotic versions of the once (and still, IMO) lowly Pop-Tart. The “promoters” (love the emerging term to replace restaurateurs) of Pop-Tart World offer build-your own PTs, Fluffer Butter (marshmallow spread sandwiched between two Pop-Tarts frosted fudge pastries), Sticky Cinna Munchies (cinnamon rolls topped with […]

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Let’s Build the Perfect Dallas Delicatessen

We’ve reminisced about old Dallas delicatessens (Phils, Gilbert’s, Wall’s) and we’ve criticized the new ones that failed (Roaster’s, Zinsky’s) and the one’s still in business (Deli-News).  Let’s pretend that we have been hired by a company to build the perfect delicatessen for Dallas. Big sandwiches? Great bagels? Acme smoked fish? What? Whaddayawant?! I say, bring […]

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Off Topic Rant! Wanted: Single Rheumatologist Who Loves Food

Single, white female, 57, fed up with the impersonal medical care profession, is looking for reliable health advice and a husband who is a practicing rheumatologist. Must be over 50 years old and knowledgeable about arthritis, aging and, unlike most rheumatologists, be compassionate and dedicated to treating not just symptoms, but actually allowing a patient […]

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Monday Morning Rant: Server Drives Me Crazy

A few weeks ago I was having breakfast at Craft Dallas. There were only three customers in the restaurant which makes me nervous since I’d hate to see Dallas lose this place—the food is really special. However here is the transcript of a conversation I had with my waiter. I pretended to be from out […]

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Trouble at Taco Mundo in Fort Worth

I haven’t been able to reach anyone to confirm if Taco Mundo is officially closed, but a diligent Disher sends the following report on Taco Mundo in Fort Worth. One of Carolina Galvan-Rodriguez’s restaurants, Taco Mundo, opened by our offices. It was great — we went there for lunch a lot. It was usually packed […]

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Tuesday Morning Rant: Phil Romano You Make My Head Hurt!

Take precautions when shopping at Eatzi’s! Good morning and welcome back to reality. Let’s start this (joyfully) short week off with a letter to Phil Romano. You know Phil. He has given Macaroni Grill, We Oui (Hi, Nick!), Fuddrucker’s, Nick & Sams to our fair city. Oh, and Eatzi’s. Everybody loves Eatzi’s, right? At lunch […]

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