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1997 Stories by Mary Brown Malouf

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  • A tentative seduction

    published June 12, 1997

    For several years, I have engaged in a one-way, anonymous (he knows my words, I know his food) correspondence with eccentric Dallas restaurateur... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published June 12, 1997

    I guess everyone has heard by now that D-Day--the day when Mario Leal's Chiquita will close--is almost here. Chiquita, pre-Matt, pre-Mi Cocina,... More >>

  • Hitting the mark

    published June 5, 1997

    The simplest criterion I have for rating a restaurant is integrity: Does it deliver what it promises, or not? If all a restaurant pledges to... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published June 5, 1997

    Where to go for Sunday brunch is one of those frequently asked unanswerables. I don't do brunch often myself--there's something depressing about... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published May 29, 1997

    Chip's, long known for the best burger 'n' fries meals in town (at least, that's always been my opinion) is now turning those griddles to another... More >>

  • Amazing grace

    published May 29, 1997

    It's appropriate that Paul Draper based his design for Sevy's Grill, chef Jim Severson's new restaurant in Preston Center, on prairie style, the... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published May 22, 1997

    Every spring the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food presents the "Ethnic Market Tour," a chef-guided bus ride to some of... More >>

  • Ain't nothing like the real thing

    published May 22, 1997

    The place was packed, as places usually are the evening following their first review. The waiters' gait quickened to an invisible trot, that... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published May 15, 1997

    I took a friend who'd been fired recently over to Legal Grounds in Lakewood for some coffee and legal advice, but once we settled into easy chairs... More >>

  • Chicken-fried fake

    published May 15, 1997

    I've just about had it with home cooking. Dallas is awash in catfish and collard greens, filled with chicken-fried menus in homey digs... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published May 8, 1997

    Most Dallasites already know what aroma they'll encounter when they order food flavored with "kah" or "kaffir," because Thai food has become a... More >>

  • Taking a stand

    published May 8, 1997

    Plenty of women attend the prestigious CIA (that's Culinary Institute of America, the country's premier culinary training ground) in Hyde Park,... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published May 1, 1997

    Unlike many of us, Dallas chef Jim Severson has had more than one good idea. His classic American food philosophy made Dakota's a favorite for... More >>

  • At sea

    published May 1, 1997

    Remember Grandpa Stupid in that classic children's book, The Stupids Die? "This isn't heaven, it's Cleveland," he explains to his descendants who... More >>

  • Taming Cowtown

    published April 24, 1997

    "Why isn't this is in Dallas?" was the out-loud reaction of a friend when he first set eyes on USA Cafe. (From blocks away, I might add. You can't... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published April 24, 1997

    Fort Worth has recently become a dining mecca, but back when it was still a gastronomic desert, one of its oases was Reflections. (Reflections is... More >>

  • The eternal Russian

    published April 17, 1997

    We were in the mood for "something different," that is, something that wasn't pasta, wasn't pesto, not new, not American--something, perhaps, that... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published April 17, 1997

    The cheesesteak, a dish indigenous to Philadelphia, has crept like kudzu onto fast food menus all across the country, and for the most part, who... More >>

  • Questions of taste

    published April 17, 1997

    "I believe it's $4.95?" our friendly waiter answered when we wondered how much the manager's merlot selection o' the day was. "Um, I believe it's... More >>

  • Country comfort

    published April 10, 1997

    Years ago as an occasional getaway, we decorated the back of a van, furnished it with a rug, some folding chairs, and a champagne bucket, and... More >>

  • Dallas doll

    published April 10, 1997

    A pack of Carltons, a tumbler of bourbon and Coke, and a tin of Altoids. All the accoutrements of a successful evening were lined up in a... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published April 10, 1997

    Wolfgang Puck serves imaginative, artistic-themed food at the Governor's Ball--just like the gold originals, his chocolate Oscars are reserved for... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published April 3, 1997

    Ley Jaynes, the peripatetic wine dealer, has moved again, and this may be his best space yet. Tucked into the center at Skillman and Live Oak, on... More >>

  • Gogh on home

    published April 3, 1997

    A lot of us thought Larry Shapiro's ears were endangered when we heard his plans for the new Marty's: Had he lost his mind? Could Marty's, the... More >>

  • Let's not

    published March 27, 1997

    "Let's do lunch." This placebo promise usually replaces a real meal engagement--no one expects to actually eat lunch in the foreseeable future... More >>

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