Beth Rankin relocated to Texas after completing her photojournalism degree from Ohio's Kent State University in 2008. She has worked in newspapers since age 17. She is a 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 and Gulf oysters out of season, the importance of learning how to raise one's own food responsibly and an aversion toward people who describe themselves as "award-winning."
3 days ago | Feature Stories
The pink Himalayan salt lamps might be the first clue that Burgundy Local isn’t a typical Texas rancher-run meat market. On Ross Avenue, sandwiched between a craft beer-heavy sports bar and a specialty booze store selling high-end bitters, a small...
6 days ago | Eat This
There's nothing wrong with having your old favorite at a regular haunt, but there's a lot to discover in the North Texas food scene. This weekend, go nuts by trying one of these over-the-top eats and drinks that involve everything from pizza garni...
8 days ago | Food News
Anastacia Quinones is gearing up for an uncharacteristically busy day at Oddfellows. The chef is not necessarily anticipating extra crowds today, but she is down five people, mostly in the back of the house. With the blessing of both her and Oddfe...
9 days ago | Openings and Closings
Wayward Sons, the critically acclaimed Greenville Avenue restaurant with a reputation for serving up rustic Texas fare made with carefully sourced ingredients, has closed, according to a press release: Owners Brandon Hays, Phil Schanbaum and execu...
9 days ago | Food News
The 2017 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories were announced this morning, and Dallas has a few names on the list: Flora Street Cafe, semifinalist for Best New Restaurant FT33's Maggie Huff, semifinalist...
9 days ago | First Look
By noon on an average, overcast winter Monday, a line is winding through the small West Village storefront that houses Pok the Raw Bar. It’s bright in here — blindingly white, with Tame Impala thumping through the speakers and out o...