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Al Biernat

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Dates Announced for DFW Restaurant Week, So Mark Your Calendar and Update Your OpenTable App

    For many Dallas diners, DFW Restaurant Week is an annual excuse to eat out at one of the 100-plus participating restaurants. The speed with which reservations at these restaurants fill up inspired our still unproven theory that some Dallas residents don't know these same steakhouses and Italian join ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Should Restaurants Ban E-Cigarettes?

    There's a crackdown on e-cigarettes in the works. While the health risks of pulling on a battery-powered nicotine stick are still unknown, policy makers are moving to regulate them. The U.S Department of Transportation has already grounded e-cigarettes on airplanes and Amtrak won't let them on train ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Banchan and Rabits and Chicken Fried Burgers: This Week In Dallas Food News

    If you follow our blog closely, you'll know we're a little more than halfway done our 100 Favorite Dishes List. I'm getting a lot of emails from you guys about where I should head next, and having a lot of fun exploring. This weekend I'm checking out some jerk chicken and a Cuban sandwich that comes ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Wisdom from the Windmill's Charlie Papaceno

    Charlie Papaceno, originally from Warwick, New York, opened the Windmill Lounge with his partner Louise six years ago. In that time, they've both garnered reputations for making honest, strong drinks. At their little dive bar on Maple, DART trains speed over the bridge just outside, the deer above ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Restaurant Week is Growing in Popularity, Especially at Pappas Bros. and Al Biernat's

    Organizers for KRLD Restaurant Week have announced the haul associated with last year's event: $695,000, raised for the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home. The previous year brought in $605,000, as reported on City of Ate. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Al Biernat's and III Forks topped the li ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Shrimp Cocktail
    At TJ's Seafood Market

    Photo by Steven Doyle​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, other ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Champagne and Brie Soup
    At St. Martin's Wine Bistro

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Brunch at La Duni

    Photo by Kristy Yang​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Especial De Tacos At Tacos El Viajero

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Black Bean Dip At Gloria's

    Jesse Hughey​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eat ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Salads
    At eatZi's Market & Bakery

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lomo Norteño
    At Veracruz Cafe

    Photo by Jesse HugheySomwhere in here is a dish Jesse swears is really good. (We think he's just angling for an iPhone.) Luckily, his sense of taste is better than his vision.​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Sliced Brisket
    At Pecan Lodge

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Black Bean Enchiladas
    At Avila's Restaurant

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cioppino
    At Fresh Point Cafe

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lengua Taco at Taco King

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Vegetable Platter
    At Roti Grill

    Clockwise from bottom left: saag paneer, samosa, kheer, kofta masala​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little k ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Quail Salad at Fearing's
    At the Ritz Carlton

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pollo Con Mole
    At Carolina's Mexican Cuisine

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Tofu with String Beans in Lemongrass Sauce at Caravelle Chinese and Vietnamese Restaurant

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    La Duni's Too-Good-To-Be-True Brunch

    ​Cocktails, brunch, and perfect spring patio weather. What a civilized way to start the week. My wife and I have been indulging our food fetish alfresco as of late, since last winters freeze has retreated, and the all-too-brief-in-Texas good weather of bluebonnets and Blue Bell ice cream gives wa ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Hot Buttered Rum

    ​In the classic film Northwest Passage, Spencer Tracy plays the legendary Robert Rogers. For those who didn't waste a portion of their youth reading about the French and Indian War, Rogers commanded a band of soldiers who wore green uniforms and fought "Indian style" in the woods of New York.The f ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    10 Questions: Megan Henderson

    An era ends today as Megan Henderson waves goodbye to Fox 4's Good Day--and to Dallas.The California native joined the popular morning show in August of 2003, after stints in Wichita Falls (of all places) and Salt Lake City. As the perfect foil for stolid veteran Tim Ryan, she helped turn Good Day i ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Burning Question: Are People Tipping Less?

    Some wag in some diner some years ago posted a clever reminder for guests: "Tipping is not a city in China"--which may have seemed funny, oh, about once.Nowadays China owns a good chunk of American debt, as well as the power to let us topple into the economic dunking pool...if we weren't doing such ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Pairing Off: Sonic Hot Dogs

    Perhaps I'm treading new and uncertain ground here. There's nothing as American as hot dogs...except perhaps for baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet, although a couple of those are in the midst of death throes. And, of course, if we call them Frankfurters, they somehow become a German sausage.Otherwis ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Spirit In The Sky

    The Hilton Anatole's sky-soaring restaurant Nana recently hired Russell Burkett as its new Wine Steward. This puts Burkett in charge of more than 600 selections of wine from the 27th-floor restaurant's varied and sophisticated wine collection. He will also provide ongoing wine education and progra ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Pairing Off: General Tsao's Chicken

    Forgive us if we've discussed this popular dish before--which we have. But the general does outrank Colonel Sanders and his non-spicy, unsticky, broccoli-less chicken. Although the spelling may vary, just about every Chinese restaurant with a delivery option cooks up some form of General Tsao' ... More >>

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    November 15, 2006

    Red Meat

    Allen Brothers' Rick Hamilton was holding court at Mercury Grill last night over some devilishly decadent prime flesh (not A. Jolie, but the filet, New York strip, Cowboy ribeye kind). Hamilton waxed poet-like on his company's retail link-up with Sigel's Fine Wines & Great Spirits. Seems Sigel's is ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    Liquor Rep

    What does your drink say about you?

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    November 17, 2005

    Simonomics

    Tristan Simon redecorates his Porch

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    October 6, 2005

    Serve the Servants

    Why do we tip?

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    June 23, 2005

    Sweltering Belts

    What are the best summertime drinks?

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    June 2, 2005

    Going South

    What is a mint julep?

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    February 3, 2005

    Liquid Linguistics

    How much alcohol language do we need to know?

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    January 6, 2005

    Past Vs. Progress

    We love the nightlife

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    On the Block

    These are the people in your neighborhood

  • Dining

    June 17, 2004

    A Manner of Drinking

    What are bartenders’ biggest pet peeves?

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    February 5, 2004

    Grazing Pains

    Does grass-fed beef really taste better?

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    January 1, 2004

    Deeds Redone

    The Burning Question crew's year in review

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    December 11, 2003

    All’s Pair

    Is wine only for fine dining?

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    October 9, 2003

    Wine Snubs

    Can people really tell a cheap wine from an expensive one?

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    December 5, 2002

    Creatures of Bad Habit

    Have we lost the art of drinking?

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    November 14, 2002

    Vintage Finds

    Explain the mystery of buying wine.

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    October 24, 2002

    Gender Specifics

    Why do women and men drink different things?

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    The Other White Meat

    New restaurant is a prime place for pricey steaks

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    March 14, 2002

    Recipes for Disaster

    What are the most difficult dishes to prepare?

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    September 16, 1999

    Hash Over

    Grapes of glory; Coming and going

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    December 31, 1998

    Let 'em eat loin

    1998 was a year of lusty carnivores, raw fish, and orgiastic indulgence

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