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  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Passport Not Required: Sampling Three Asian and Mediterranean Markets' In-Store Dining

    Yea, though I walk through the aisle of the cooking fats of Indo-Pak, I will fear no hydrogenation: for ghee art with me; thy full pockets and thy full belly they comfort me. A few years ago I watched a documentary on African immigrants. One man, recalling his first experience in an American groce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Dallas' Response to the Mini-Snowpocalypse Has Been Disappointingly Reasonable

    When I woke up this morning and my journey to the backyard to let the dogs out confirmed what Pete Delkus had foretold -- that it was really cold -- the plan was to hunker down, put on an extra pot of coffee and blog from home. Then, I saw it: a fleck of white, a "flake" if you will, flutter past m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Gun Advocates Carried Rifles and Shotguns (and Kids) to an Arlington Starbucks Last Night

    If you were driving south on Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington on Thursday around 7 p.m., your headlights might have caught a glimpse of a group of people walking along the sidewalk carrying what looked like rifles and shotguns over their shoulders. No, the fading dusk wasn't messing with your visio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    10 Things I'm Excited About Buying When Trader Joe's Opens on Greenville Today

    When I moved back to Dallas from New York last summer, I didn't miss Manhattan much. But the first few times I had to visit Albertson's or even Central Market, I experienced fits of nostalgia for the glory days of Zabar's and Trader Joe's. So with the grand opening today of Trader Joe's on Greenvi ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2013


    Prosecutors team with debt collectors to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually illegal.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Hofmann Sausage is Bringing Snappy Grillers to Dallas

    News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Boxed In, or: Once Again, From Oak Cliff, the Call for All of Dallas to "Think Small"

    ​Since it's Follow-Up Wednesday here, may I direct your attention to a piece Jason Roberts posted this morning on Go Oak Cliff, which is more or less a response-slash-reaction-to Schutze's piece yesterday about that Oak Cliff Walmart planned for Fort Worth Ave. Not to reopen Tuesday's still-fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Spring Has Sprung

    ​It may not feel like it today, but spring is officially here, but that's not the only change we saw in March. Restaurants and bars looking to capitalize on patio grazers opened their doors, most notably the Katy Trail Ice House, which received lots of buzz during its soft opening last month. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    My First Show: Record Hop's Scott Porter Still Daydreams About His Early Showgoing Experiences at the Bronco Bowl

    Record Hop, goofing off in a photo booth. That's Porter on the right.​Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Guitarist Scott Porter has helped anchor Record Hop with two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    King of Hushpuppies Debuts Product in Dallas

    ​Dallas' deep-frying ways have drawn the attention of a 200-year-old mix and meal manufacturer from North Carolina, which recently introduced its products to Texas. "We just wanted to expand our brand outside of the Southeast because of the prominent frying that's going on there," explains Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Road Trip: Noshing My Way to Big Bend

    The scenery was pretty cool too.​According to the cheery student volunteer who gave a short lecture at Big Bend National Park the other day, the desert is delicious: Any resourceful visitor can make a meal of prickly pear pads and pigweed seeds. While the ranger-in-training assured us the fed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Chef Tell: Morgan Wilson Is Still a Winner

    ​I can hardly believe that this is possibly the last time I'll have the opportunity to mention Dawn Hand Renewal soap. That is, unless they sponsor Top Chef All Stars and then I'm totally screwed. Yes, last night was the finale of the very first season of Top Chef Just Desserts. It was a big night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Chef Tell: There's a Mouthy Bully from Dallas Named Morgan

    ​This week on Top Chef Just Desserts Brought to You By Dawn Hand Renewal Because Dawn Hand Renewal Loves Top Chef Just Desserts, renowned cake decorator and beautiful ice queen Shinmin Li guest judged the Quickfire Challenge of edible bouquets. Dallas' own Morgan and Yigit created the top offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    From the West, Dallas to Receive a Visitor Dressed Up in 500 Single-Use Plastic Bags

    ​You probably don't remember, but back in October 2008 there was a very brief discussion at Dallas City Hall that maybe the council mightcouldaoughta ban the single-use plastic bag. Which went nowhere after council member Linda Koop said the city's not gonna outlaw the bag, but will instead educat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Mercy For Animals to Spend Week Convincing Dallas to Give Up Meat (Eggs, Especially)

    Jake Brewer​Looks like Chicago-based Mercy for Animals has a week's worth of Dallas events on its schedule, beginning at noon today with a go-vegetarian leafleting at the West End DART station and a meat-free lunch deal at Bliss Raw Cafe. And Friday they'll return to the West End DART stop, where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Ahead of Schedule and Extra-Spicy, Sushi Zushi Delivers

    Photos by Elizabeth Bair​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score. Sushi Zushi 3858 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 214-522-7253 Promised delivery time: 60 minutesActual delivery time: 40 minutesScoring summary: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Where Have All the Candygrams Gone?​Valentine's Day plans? Sure, there'll be dinner, maybe a little dancing. And every Walgreen's and Albertson's this side of Hell is decked with pink and red and little naked dudes pimping waxy chocolate. Central Market even wants you to learn how to make chocolate. There are flower de ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    DPD Says It's "Confident" An Arrest Will Be Made in Uptown, Highland Park Carjackings

    ​After the jump is an e-mail I received this morning from a Friend of Unfair Park, who received it this morning via a neighborhood crime watch mailing list. It concerns a carjacking in the parking lot of the Albertsons at McKinney and Lemmon Avenues. Though the e-mail says the incident occurred "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    For Many Reasons, the City Staff Is Not Fond of Proposed Cityville at Cityplace. At All.

    Click to expand for a better view of the proposed development on the former Loews Cityplace site.​One month ago we broke the news that Kroger is looking to set up shop on the desolate site formerly occupied by the former Loews Cityplace. Only, well, there's one small problem: Kroger wants to sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Pairing Off: Popcorn Shrimp

    Patrick Michels​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.As a kind of homage to Howard Johnson's, I really wanted to find a box of Mrs. Paul's breaded clams. They were a staple back in my grad school days...well, that's probably the wrong choic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Pizzarella

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Pizzarella2155 Marsh Lane, Carrollton972-416-3333Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 40 minutesPhone order doubling as identity/data-mining center: -12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    You Want Dim Sum of This? Plano's About to Get Texas's First 99 Ranch Market.

    Far as I can tell, there are no 99 Ranch Market groceries in Texas -- most are way out west, in California, Washington and Nevada (with the stray site in Atlanta). To the relatively short list, add Plano: reports this morning that the 25-year-old Asian grocery store chain will take over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Cheap-o Vino

    Interest you in a stack of wine?Summertime wine buying often leads to an irksome game tug-of-war between your mind and your wallet. You love your friends (well, most of them anyway; at least you want to be nice in hopes you'll get something out of them someday), and you don't want to serve them sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Pitcure Show: Last Night's Michael Jackson Candlelight Vigil in Duncanville

    Patrick MichelsFrom left, Blanca Martinez, Giles Prather and Marcus Smith with candles and Michael Jackson memorabilia last night in Duncanville.Last night in Duncanville, at the corner of Westmoreland and Wheatland, in the parking lot for a shuttered old Albertson's grocery store, K104 DJ Cat Daddy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Dude Food: Hunky's

    Hunky's Hamburgers (Bishop Arts location)321 N. Bishop Ave.214-941-3322Dude Factor: 7, or "30th birthday" on a scale of 1 (65th birthday) to 10 (21st birthday)The hamburger is a staple of the dude diet. This wonderfully versatile sandwich can range from a simple 99-cent meat, bun and ketchup value-m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    7-Eleven and Blockbuster to Duke It Out Over DVD Rental-Box Business

    In June 2007, Jim Keyes took over as chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. -- after having been president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc., for which he'd worked for years. And now, the circle is complete. Because last summer, Blockbuster announced that it would be installing in its stores DVD-r ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008


    In a generic strip mall setting, the chefs shine

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    No, No, I Said, "Matzo Balls."

    View Larger Map Interesting note in my morning in-box, courtesy Avi Adelman's Daily Crime Report service. Turns out, at around 11 p.m. Sunday night, cops arrested someone for masturbating in public in good ol' Northwest Dallas. Weird. Only, weirder still, it occurred in the rather busy 3600 block o ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    State of Disunion

    Republic reincarnated: Dastardly Deeds

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Urban Cheesemaker

    The Mozzarella Co.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Breakfast (Tie)

    Landmark Restaurant & Original Pancake House

  • Dining

    February 12, 2004

    Still Thirsty

    Plano petition fails to wet the dry lands

  • Resolution Guide

    January 15, 2004
  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    Feel the Heat

    Two events highlight Latin culture

  • News

    February 14, 2002


    Want cheaper electricity? Get out your calculator and call a lawyer.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Take-home Dessert

    Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sausage

    Kuby's Sausage House Inc.

  • News

    April 15, 1999
  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Whipping boy

    John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.

  • News

    February 25, 1999
  • News

    February 11, 1999
  • News

    February 4, 1999
  • News

    January 21, 1999

    The facilitator

    Albertson's new spin doctor is here for you (like it or not)

  • News

    December 3, 1998
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    It's your store (like it or not)

    Albertson's wants to build in East Dallas, and it's not about to let future customers get in the way

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    The fix is in

    Plans for a giant market in an Old East Dallas neighborhood speed ahead despite protests by neighbors

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Kosher war

    High prices and low competition raise rumors that the fix is in at Dallas kosher markets

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Kosher competition

    Dallas' burgeoning Jewish community sparks a battle among markets hungry for their business

  • Dining

    August 29, 1996

    Unconventional wisdom

    Going Gourmet created itself in the image of its customers

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