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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Sharon Hage to Chef at Place at Perry’s in Dallas

Good morning, SideDish Nation. I’d like to begin this fine day with a rumor. True or false? Sharon Hage is going to be the new chef at the Place at Perry’s which has plans to move into new digs across the street. I’ll be back in a minute with the answer. (If you get bored, […]

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Chef John Tesar to Appear on Extreme Chef

We’ve followed chef John Tesar from the refined confines of the Rosewood Mansion to a cocktail den in South Side to upscale burger joint in One Arts Plaza. It only seems logical go travel along with him to a mountain in the wilderness. Huh? Ever the clever chef, Tesar is, once again, letting his freak […]

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Backyard Chicken Coops in Dallas

My mother grew up in a small town outside of Archer City, Texas. A couple of nights a week she watched her mother go out in the back yard, grab one of the many chickens running around the yard and snap its neck. A couple hours later the former “pet’  was devoured for dinner. It […]

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Storybook Beginning: Beloved Restaurant La Palapa Veracruzana Gets a New Life as Mesa

Teresa Gubbins has been all over this story like hot on fries (where did I just read that?). She reported Friday that the former owners of foodie favorite La Palapa Veracruzana that closed nearly two years ago, Raul and Olga Reyes, have been given a second chance to showcase their talents at Mesa. Their savior? […]

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John Tesar Previews The Table in Dallas

Chef John Tesar is on fire. The guy has been working non-stop since last winter. First, he kick-started the menu at The Cedars Social, where he still oversees the kitchen. Then he signed a lease on the Dali Wine Bar space and divided it into two restaurants: The Commissary and The Table. Early returns from […]

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Restaurant Review: Whiskey Cake in Plano

This month in D Magazine, Sarah Reiss writes about three little pigs and a good burger. In the bandwagon world of nouveau-rustic dining, one of the more damning descriptors a reviewer can ascribe to a restaurant is the word “franchiseable.” The term not only brings a curl to the lip of a certain breed of […]

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Teresa Gubbins Makes a Great Point: Throwing Away Food at Fundraisers is Politically Incorrect

Last night the Chefs for Farmers dinner at the Highland Park Cafeteria was the talk of the town. Over 250 folks showed up to support farmers, raise money, and bow to local producers and everything organic. All the current politically correct buzzwords were in place until reporter Teresa Gubbins noticed the huge number of half-eaten […]

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New Foodie Website: Crave by Steven Doyle

According to Teresa “Dallas Dudette” Gubbins, Steven Doyle,the man formerly known as Dallas Dude,  has launched a new foodie website. Crave is a “life-sized Etch-A-Sketch that we’ll shake up for you on occasion.” Doyle has a big staff of reporters and vows to cover “food and cocktails we will also explore the art scene which […]

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D Magazine Cover Story: In-N-Out Burger Invades North Texas:

The March issue of D Magazine is out. On the the cover? In-N-Out Burger. Why? Because the farm fresh fast food chain from SoCal is about to open all over North Texas. We asked Nancy (Fast Food Maven) Luna of the Orange County Register to write the story. She was the only journalist allowed a […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Ladies Who Lunch Quietly

A concerned husband writes for advice. His wife needs your help. So, go. My wife (40-something) is looking for a cool, “hip” restaurant for lunch.  She is taking her best friend out for the friend’s birthday.  Some place that they can have great food, great service, and talk without raising their voices.  Any suggestions? Without […]

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Salad Dressing Scandal: Houston’s in Addison Denies Customer an Extra Serving

What is going on around here? First a restaurant won’t split a large bill for a table of eleven, now comes word that Houston’s in Addison won’t put dressing on the side. This note from a long-time Houston’s customer just popped up in my inbox: Me: “I’d like my dressing on the side.” Server:  “We […]

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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

The following news comes from the copy and paste press release department. 1)The Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (DMNWC) has added TexSom, the country’s only organization that produces a yearly conference for sommeliers, as a “co-presenter and production partner”. TexSom was founded by James Tidwell (Four Seasons) and Drew Hendricks (Pappas Bros. Houston) and the […]

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Restaurant Rant: Leslie Brenner Falls Off Her Rocker Again

I know Leslie Brenner works hard and I swore to myself that I would quit pointing to things she writes that I consider odd or wrong. However, my brain snapped into a million fragments as I read her column on where Super Bowl fans can dine without a reservation. After touting Tei-An and steakhouses she […]

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Hanna Raskin is Stripped of Anonymity on Eater.com

The ability for dining critics to remain anonymous is almost impossible these days. While Leslie Brenner and I cling to the idea that we are still somewhat unknown (cue laugh track), the Dallas Observer’s Hanna Raskin attended Monday night’s Foodways Texas event and wore a nametag. Of course, Eater.com has posted her picture. Do you […]

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