At SXSW, Dominique Ansel Debuts Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots

While all you guys were busy stuffing croissant-donuts in your face, cronut creator Dominique Ansel was busy experimenting with a new invention. And this time, the New York pastry chef has done the weird-possible. His newest creation, chocolate chip cookie shots, combines America’s favorite dessert-dunking habit into one little edible cup party.

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Dallas Restaurants: What Do We Need? Ctd.

Last night, our food truck reporter, and all-around good guy, George Lewis sent me a link to a story I posted in October 2009. I posed the question:  The inside-the-loop-outside-the-loop foodie argument drives me nuts. There is great food all over this area if you are willing to drive. But if you had one restaurant wish, what […]

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Forget Cronuts! Dallas, We Have the Churrnut.

As all of you may be well aware, I’ve been obsessed with cronuts. Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s been thinking about them. Markus Pineyro, owner of Urban Taco, says he was inspired by the croissant-donut-hybrid and spent many a night churning a new idea in his brain. After countless hours, he came up […]

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First Look: Tanoshii Ramen in Deep Ellum

Tanoshii, Tanoshii, Tanoshii. It’s all that’s on everybody’s lips these days. Okay, maybe just mine. But you have to admit that Dallas’ first ramen shop is a pretty exciting event. Pizza (meh), burgers (meh), but a brand new place for noodles? Yeahhh. Yesterday, as soon as the clock hit 4:30 p.m., I raced out of […]

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Eat Up, Y’all: Our Guide to New Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas 2013

Good day to all you friedaholics. Ready to binge? Tomorrow, my little friends and enemies, is the first day of the State Fair of Texas. If you didn’t know this already, you need to get your arteries checked. Make sure they’re squeaky clean before you fill them with grease, grease, and more grease! If you […]

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The Dallas Pho Invasion

Five minutes ago, Nancy called and screamed through my iPhone, “We’re being invaded by Vietnam! It’s like they’re getting us back with bad pho!” (To her credit, she says she had a lot of coffee this morning.) Nancy’s on the road and doesn’t have the hands to post this, so I get to play Hermes […]

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Chef Keith ‘Buttons’ Hicks Celebrates National Soul Food Month With New Menu Items

In honor of soul food month, Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks showcased his upcoming menu items at a dinner for invited media members at Buttons Restaurant. He told a story with each of the seven dishes and I was fortunate to sample them all on Thursday night. “No matter what race or background you come from, […]

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Private Social in Dallas Chef Najat Kaanache Claims: ‘I Invented The Cronut!’

Look out Dominique Ansel, Dallas chef Najat Kaanache claims she invented the cronut and she has proof the item was on the menu at Private Social on March 22, 2013. Yesterday Carol posted the screen shot of tweets from Kaanache to Eater Dallas editor Whitney Falloon who posted a item on the cronut crazies in New […]

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Cronuts Are Cool, but These 5 Hybrid Foods Are Even Better

I hate to admit it, but I really want a Cronut – this half-croissant, half donut pastry that’s taken away the sanity of New York City (and the rest of the country, thanks to Twitter.) For the last few weeks, people have been lining up outside Dominique Ansel Bakery at 6 a.m. when the store […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: What to Eat in Marfa, Texas (Part II)

Every visit to Marfa, Texas leaves me astounded by its nature of entrancing virtues. The exquisite inhabitants and outlandish indulgences leave me reeling and feeling refreshed. My being, at its brightest and most fortuitous state, echoes and dips into the milky waves of nourishing splendor whenever I go to this reverent town, tucked amongst the […]

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Updates on Lower Greenville: Trader Joe’s, HG Sply Co., and Dallas Beer Kitchen

Lots of changes are underfoot in Lower Greenville. Yesterday I was walking along the street – just minding my own beeswax – when I noticed all these new places pop up. Lower Greenville is in the midst of a Restaurant Renaissance. Though I haven’t seen any movement on chef Jason Boso’s food truck park, I’m […]

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Eat This Now: Geoduck at Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas

Sorry, I don’t have a picture of the gorgeous plate of geoduck served at Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas. I only have this picture of me harvesting the wild beast near Puget Sound. Kidding aside, my first encounter with a geoduck clam was visual: Anthony Bourdain, when he was still hot, shot an episode of No Reservations, when it […]

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Marc Cassel Readies to Open 20 Feet Seafood Joint in East Dallas

Timmy was wandering around East Dallas last night and spied Chef Marc Cassel tinkering around in his soon-to-open restaurant, 20 Feet Seafood Joint. Cassel is waiting for his final CO which he expects soon. The 50-seat seafood joint, in a defunct hair salon at 1160 Peavy Road, will feature lobster rolls, oysters (hot trend), and clams […]

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My Five Cents: Social Media, Chef Matt McCallister, and FT-33

I read Facebook and pay attention to Twitter. Because of this, I know Rick Bayless, the famous chef behind Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, XOCO and other successful Chicago food businesses, is happy it’s fall and his “calamundins [sic] are turning orange and just about ready to pick.” Facebook has allowed me to follow Matt McCallister on […]

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