Alexa Schirtzinger

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  • 6 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    It's a Grind is anything but. It's a coffee shop, sure, and a franchised one at that, with a dizzying array of caffeinated choices, just like any other. There are lattes—whole milk and skim—frothy cappuccinos, eye-popping triple-shot e...

  • 6 years ago | Vegetarian

    It shouldn't be this easy, right? I've pinned this entire column, too many times, on a long-winded kvetch about how many questions I have to ask--and how resentful I suspect the various wait staffers must feel--every time I go out to eat. So when ...

  • 6 years ago | News

    In the wake of a busy summer for environmental activists, Dallas-based TXI has chosen to withdraw its application for a permit to burn tires and tire shreds in one of the kilns at its Midlothian cement plant. Why they did so isn't clear -- though ...

  • 6 years ago | Vegetarian

    You know those people who are disgustingly picky about where in a restaurant they sit? Those people who, no matter where a host or hostess puts them, want to sit somewhere else, and are willing to pull the strings and smile ingratiatingly enough t...

  • 6 years ago | Lists

    Dallas, as we've discovered over the past half-year, has a surprising wealth of options for vegans and vegetarians. And though its shining stars are usually the veg-only places--Spiral Diner, Kalachandji's, Veggie Garden and the like--that doesn't...

  • 6 years ago | Vegetarian

    My first introduction to a cucumber sandwich was sometime back in the mid-1990s, when I was a young teenager on some kind of church or tennis trip to the Deep South. Somewhere between Georgia and Louisiana, which might be Alabama, I remember stopp...

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