Comfort Food In Dallas: What Comforts You

I am getting a little uncomfortable with the direction comfort food is taking. Can I blame it on the Gen Y population? Sure, why not. They don’t read SideDish. Gen Y’ers are more Britney than Julia. While the overall trend in dining today is to eat sloooowly, the Gen Y’ers I know are more content […]

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Not Your Average Bar Food: Pineapple Sushi at Le Bar du Plaza Athenee

I’m sorry I can’t show you some fancier stuff from Plaza Athenee, but nothing is more embarrassing than whipping out your digital camera in Alain Ducasse, even if it’s just breakfast. (Even if I could get a reservation, I certainly couldn’t afford to eat there.) The silver tray of pastries brought tears to my eyes, […]

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Central Market Removes Pistachios From Shelves

Ding, dang. I love pistachios and I am pistachio-ed off at the recent voluntary recall of the salty nuts. Just received word from Aimee Deputy, the shopping sheriff at Central Market: Due to the recent FDA recommendation that consumers should avoid eating pistachio products,  Central Market H-E-B is voluntarily removing any product containing pistachio nuts […]

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DFW Airport to Offer Healthy Dining Options for Frequent Fliers

In the corporate restaurant business, restaurants with hundreds of locations are considered especially heinous. An elite crowd, known as brand creators, attempt to serve healthier cuisine. These are their stories: DFW Airport is about to get a slew of new restaurants for consumers “trending toward healthier eating habits.” 1) Cereality.  A cereal bar and café […]

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Spain By Way of Central Market

The other day, former D Empire employee cum Central Marketer Aimee Deputy stopped by the office to drop off some Spanish goodies that I later (clumsily) assembled into an antipasto plate at home (see pic at left). The  savories included (clockwise from top) Paletta Iberico boneless ham ($119.99/lb.), Garrotxa cheese, Fermin Iberico Bellotta boneless ham […]

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