This series is a semi-irregular feature with Glenn and Carol, two friends/co-workers raised in very different eras. For every post, Glenn picks a food from his childhood, and Carol investigates it. Hesitantly.Full Story
There’s more vegetable-and-fruit love in Dallas, now that Elixir Juice Bar is making fresh-to-order liquids at 8084 Park Lane. This New York-based shop started in 1999 on Hudson Street in West Village, and this past weekend, it opened its first location in Texas. Bottled juices and smoothies are available next to Bowl & Barrel.Full Story
Monkey King Noodle Co., the tiny food stand in Deep Ellum that boasts hand-pulled noodles, is experiencing a slight demand and supply problem these days. Demand has increased, but supply has stayed the same. Owners Michelle Midyette, Andrew Chen, and Michael Chen have toyed with the thought of buying a machine that will increase noodle production, but they’re not sure if this is the best way for the restaurant to grow. After all, it’s their first business together.Full Story
I’m sorry to be the bearer of more bad news, but the North Texas Taco Festival, put on by Rich Vana and José Ralat-Maldonado of Taco Trail, is (for now) terminado. There won’t be another street-wide bash this year. Its first and last year in Deep Ellum proved to be an exciting one, but the whole shebang took way too much time to produce.Full Story
On Saturday afternoon, firefighters got a call out to West Dallas’ mixed-use development site, Sylvan Thirty. A construction welding accident led to a fire that destroyed one building in the 1800 block of Sylvan Avenue.
According to Sylvan Thirty’s spokesperson, Cooper Koch Smith, that building was the future site of Sync Yoga and Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen shop, Ten. Late last year, Sakurai told us he was planning to open his old-school ramen shop in May. The opening day will be delayed now. Luckily, construction inside Sakurai’s noodle-dedicated restaurant hadn’t started yet, prior to the fire.Full Story
After almost four good years being the editor, Rich posted a letter last Friday, February 28, announcing his departure from the food blogging world. He is putting his publication to the side and focusing his energies elsewhere, on a project That-Will-Not-Be-Named-Yet. “It was a fun venture, but it was really, really time consuming,” says the one-man writing show. “It could’ve been a sustainable living, but the amount of work that it required and the potential instability was always in the back of mind.”Full Story
Margarita Ranch in Las Colinas is closed.Full Story
Tomasz Tabor, former chef at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and the French Room, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Bermuda.Full Story
The Dallas restaurant community is hosting a fundraiser for Ulysses Galvan of Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Galvan is fighting leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.Full Story
It’s early in the crawfish season, but several Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants are already boiling it up. They can’t seem to wait. Warm weather, sun-bathed patios, cold beers, and great company call for a massive email to all your friends, asking who’s ready to stuff their face. Here’s where you should lead them.Full Story
Last night, I was invited to an event at the Community Brewing Company to sample Two Trucks’ newest addition to its food truck family, Texas Burrito Company. Texas Burrito Company serves burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads, which all scream Mexican with a little bit of Texan on the side. I ordered the Rio Grande, a flour tortilla stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, brown or white rice, black beans, sweet barbacoa pork, topped with a green chile sauce. Oh man, was this not your average Chipotle burrito. The sweet barbacoa pork paired with the spicy green chile sauce made for the perfect combination of pure burrito goodness. My friend ordered the Amarillo By Morning burrito, which comes with a four tortilla, queso fresco, brown or white rice, black beans, green chili chicken and roasted garlic with tomatillo sauce and a sour cream drizzle. If you’re into the plain-jane chicken burrito thing, then this is the burrito for you. It’s nothing crazy-adventurous yet still delicious.Full Story
So many things to do, so little time. There’s a treasure hunt dinner, an Oscar viewing party, and a couple of ways you can celebrate Texas Independence Day this weekend.Full Story
The name Paul Hobbs is synonymous with greatness in the wine industry. The second child of eleven, raised on a farm in upstate New York, Hobbs grew up from humble means thinking he was going to be a brain surgeon, and attending Notre Dame. However, the wine bug bitFull Story
It’s Food Feedback Friday on SideDish. Tell us where you spent your calories this week.Full Story
Christopher Zielke, Christopher Jeffers, Tim Byres, the Three Amigos behind Smoke, will open a second location of the popular restaurant in Plano in late 2014.Full Story
Texas Burrito Company (TBC) is a new brand from Two Trucks (The Butcher’s Son, Gandolfo’s NY Deli, What’s Da Scoop). They’ve snuck out on the streets a couple of days and are doing their media launch this evening. I found them at one of their pre-launch lunch events and tried the sweet pork barbacoa nachos ($6.50), corn on the cob ($2.50), and The Tejas taco ($4.25 each). Alas, I was late and they had sold out of the signature burritos ($7.50).Full Story
Chef Stefano Secchi—a Southern Methodist University and Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park graduate, youngest chef ever invited to cook at The James Beard House, and current consulting chef for America Airlines—has talent that thrives beyond the kitchen. Two plus years ago, he traveled to the Sardinia homeland of his father to make a movie inspired by stories told by his dad and uncle. He wanted to tell a story of their lives in Italy and the process of immigrating to America.Full Story
Mornings that start off with a bowl with plain vanilla yogurt, honey, and granola are perfect.
But the type of granola makes all the difference. Crunchy, chewy, or nutty—we have our preferences. To me, granola is a personal thing, a personal choice.
To make your mornings even better, we tasted five different types. Since granola choices are overwhelming and limitless, I decided to stick with plain, original recipes that A) use coconut and B) have nuts. You can judge me all you want for my criteria. I like coconut and nuts. What can I say.Full Story
We’re looking for restaurants that offer by-the-bottle discounts on wine on a regular basis. Help us compile a list.Full Story
Mockingbird Station is welcoming a cupcakery, located between Rockfish and Urban Taco, on March 3. Smallcakes is a chain with more than 60 shops in 13 states, and it’s already planted a location in Southlake and Frisco, each. Pretty soon, it’ll have storefronts in Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, McKinney, and Plano.Full Story