Former DMN Dining Critic Bill Addison is Now Joining Eater

Eater, that scary food-news-driven website with a deluge of information, is going from a fun food blog to super food-established. Yesterday, it announced big stinking news. The website has hired three full-time restaurant critics. Former Dallas Morning News and Atlanta Magazine’s critic, Bill Addison, is one of them, along with Robert Sietsema (Village Voice) and Robert Sutton (Bloomberg).

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Restaurant Reviews: Royal Sichuan, Lion City Cafe, and Noodle House

My family is Taiwanese. Growing up, this meant we—like many typical Asian-American households—dined at Old Country Buffet, Furr’s cafeteria, and every disgusting, since-abandoned Chinese buffet within a 25-mile radius of my childhood Carrollton home. Only after Hong Kong Buffet finally puttered out after four years on life support did we begin to regularly eat at mom-and-pop Chinese restaurants. Places like Royal China were too fancy and expensive for us. They never made it into our rotation.

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Pour Judgment: Cozy Into a Booth with a Downtown View at The Woolworth

Stone Street Martini Lounge has been reincarnated as The Woolworth. Located around the corner from Campisi’s and up a flight of stairs, this low-key bar is a worthy addition to the blossoming downtown scene. The atmosphere: Dark wood, dim lighting, and private booths give The Woolworth the feel of old-school jazz. This bar even has its […]

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Restaurant Review: Trufire Kitchen & Bar in Southlake

When I dine out with my family in Colleyville, we struggle to find a restaurant that fits all of our wacky requirements. There is the grumpy daddy who doesn’t like to pay for fine dining, a gluten-free daughter, a text-addict teenager, a 5-year-old boy who demands pepperoni on everything, and my sister, who rarely receives […]

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Restaurant Review: Le Bilboquet in Dallas

Remember dinner reservations? I hope so because, once again, you need them. Over the last 12 months, fine dining has made a remarkable comeback. Octopus, pork belly, and charcuterie with stunning, dramatic presentations are de rigueur. Newcomers such as FT33, Spoon, Belly & Trumpet, and Lark on the Park are booming with diners loosening their […]

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Pour Judgment: You Can’t Help But Have Texas On Your Mind at The Rustic

The night that The Rustic opened, my Facebook feed exploded. It seemed like all of my friends were there, checking out the scene and watching part-owner Pat Green strum his heart out on the outdoor stage. Obviously, my curiosity was mounting, and after hearing my friend Courtney talk about the “calf fries,” I had to […]

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Restaurant Review: Pera Turkish Kitchen in Dallas

In Dallas, until recently, a Mediterranean restaurant meant a Greek restaurant. Hungry Turcophiles subsisted under a Hellenic hegemony—with its imprecise renditions of Turkish dishes, and the Greek names to boot. But in the last few years, a handful of Turkish restaurants have planted the flag. The newest and best is Pera. Our waiter was a […]

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Restaurant Review: Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas

The northwest corner of Frankford and Preston Road just got a little snazzier. In the space that recently housed Grover’s Grill & Bar, there now stands Battuto Italian Kitchen, a sleek Italian-American restaurant owned and operated by former radio personalities Julie and Gene Gates. They are more than just window dressing: the couple is hands-on […]

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Restaurant Review: Mot Hai Ba in Dallas

On April 11, 2011, Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare, Dallas chefs and owners of Good 2 Go Taco, left their hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and walked to meet their traveling companions. As they looked at a street map, they turned down an eerily dark alley lined with women in conical straw hats […]

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Restaurant Review: Nosh Euro Bistro

I can’t help but feel sorry for independent restaurant owners who can’t depend on their service staff when they are out of the restaurant. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I write about my recent visit to Nosh. When owners Celeste and Avner Samuel are in the house, the service sings smoothly. On […]

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