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Working the Line: Family Meal

At a dinner service last week, some of our regulars asked me where I like to dine when I’m not at work. I’m pretty much a fast-food gal on most nights. Even though I do love cooking and putting together beautiful plates at work, the last thing I want to do is cook when I get home. The regulars continued to name off a slew of top-rated restaurants in DFW.

…I haven’t been to any of them.

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5 Blue Cheese Facts and Tips from Scardello

On Thursday night, Scardello graciously allowed me to attend an exciting night with blue cheese. Each person was given 11 pungent, sliced cheeses, and I had to hold myself back (yes, even mold in cheese form can make you feel like that) from gorging myself at first sight. Soon after, the good people of Scardello poured a glass of 2010 Elysian Brut Prosecco for everyone and the feasting began.

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Señor Bean is a “Mex-Mex” Oasis in Downtown Dallas

I collapsed, my will broken, my hunger undiminished. For an interminable month, I had wearily trudged through the desert of downtown food, searching for a glimmer of relief, a refuge from the stinging tyranny of tastelessness. Everywhere I turned, I encountered the same stale sandwiches and the grease-pool pizzas from which I sought escape. Could […]

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Food News and No Booze (2/4/13)

J. Pepes on Greenville is closed for renovations. A loyal SideDisher and J. Pepes fan writes in: J Pepes is closing for “renovations” after Sunday (2/3).  Don’t know anything else about what they’re doing, when they’re reopening, etc., but the many regulars are despondent at the loss of their local. Eater National calls Pizza Hut’s new pizza sliders […]

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Michael Pollan Speaks at SMU and Warns Against Nutritionism

We sent editorial intern James Williford to attend the Tate Lecture Series with Michael Pollan, the best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Here’s what he learned from the Pollanator: Last night, after toting bagfuls of Tom Thumb groceries onstage at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium, Michael Pollan opened this […]

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Michelle Obama and Top Chefs Promote Healthy Food in Dallas

[Ed. Note: Thanks to Carol for this report. Plus, she took all of the photos. She says: “ Big cameramen were blocking me so I had to crawl under people and touched a lot of legs] First Lady Michelle Obama made a pit stop in Dallas this morning to promote her project, Let’s Move! inside […]

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Top Chef: Texas, Episode 14 Recap

Part 1: Quickfire/Asian Domination Last week, the chefs realized that one of the losing contestants (either Bev or Grayson) would be returning through Last Chance Kitchen, which would increase their numero to cinco. Sarah (who looks like Austin Eater editor Andrea Grimes, don’t you think?) is noticeably disappointed when Bev walks through the doors to […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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