Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season, the importance of producing food responsibly and an aversion toward people who describe themselves as "award-winning."
1 day ago | Openings and Closings
The Facebook rumor mill in East Dallas went berserk in the last 24 hours after several posts claiming that Barbec's, the White Rock Lake diner that's been serving chicken-fried steak and other no-frills diner fare for more than 40 years, was close...
2 days ago | First Look
Hot Joy is all about quirk. The San Antonio restaurant, known for its kitschy, playful ambiance and Asian fusion menu, has found the perfect place to let its freak flag fly: the former Texas Land and Cattle on Lemmon Avenue in Uptown. The Texas-th...
2 days ago | Drinking
It started with a bloody mary. Dallas bar veterans Michael Martensen and Omar Yeefoon were in Paris at Harry's New York Bar, the birthplace of the bloody mary, and they were in awe. The pair has opened and consulted on dozens of Dallas cocktail ba...
4 days ago | Openings and Closings
The Park Cities crowd has a new hang spot courtesy of Hunter Pond, founder of East Hampton Sandwich Co.: Hudson House, a seafood restaurant specializing in East Coast oysters and classic cocktails. Pond, along with partners Kyle Brooks, Wes F...
5 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year. Aside from being exceedingly fun to order — ever...
5 days ago | Lists
Matcha is everywhere right now. A staple of Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha is pure, unadulterated green tea powder made by grinding the entire shade-grown tea leaf, which helps explain its status as a trendy health food high in antioxidants and a...