Alice Waters

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Dallas' Five Best New Restaurants of 2013

    For the past few weeks, it's felt like a new restaurant has opened, or has announced its intention to open, every day. Trinity Groves is set to glob new restaurants onto the scene like Chipotle line-workers, and Deep Ellum has experienced an overnight renaissance with two noodle restaurants, Monkey ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    LARK Brings Lunch to the Park

    Shannon Wynne's latest on Klyde Warren Park gives Dallas some much-needed vegetables.

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Style By the Spoonful

    John Tesar's newest project is potentially a North Dallas pearl

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Velvet Taco's Not-So-Taqueria

    Taco purists don't love this Henderson Avenue restaurant, but that doesn't stop the hungry masses.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012
  • Dining

    March 29, 2012

    Union Bear Brings Farm-to-Table to the Bar

    It's locavorism for the rest of us. And lots and lots of beer.

  • Dining

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Here's How Dallas is Celebrating American Cheese Month

    Most food holidays start with "National." National Tequila Day and National Rum Day have both been marked on City of Ate in recent months. Tomorrow is National Taco Day, and if you're inclined you can refer to this calendar, which demonstrates nearly every day of the year is devoted to a specific fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Texas Author Kaleta Doolin Gets Nostalgic For Fritos Pie

    ​I've stumbled upon another book written by a Texas author and released recently. Kaleta Doolin's Fritos Pie came out late this summer, and I've just finished plowing through the copy that landed on my desk. The short paperback chronicles the genesis of the popular corn chip that subsequently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley: It's a Joy to Be Simple

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley at work, pairing food with the restaurant's enormous beer collection.​The problem with bars with food is bar food. But Chad Kelley, 34, executive chef at the Meddlesome Moth, has fixed that problem with choices like meat pies, mothballs, venison tartare, arctic ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Southern Cheeses Snubbed at Good Food Awards

    The cows certainly are happy in California.​Southern cheesemakers were shut out of the Good Food Awards, a new initiative to recognize the best-tasting artisan edibles made in accordance with sustainable principles. In a weekend ceremony hosted by Alice Waters, eight awards were given in the c ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Down on the Farm: Are Women Being Denied Credit for Changes to Eating Habits?

    In a less patriarchal and oppressive society, she'd be holding the pitchfork.​Ms. Magazine took on food politics this month, arguing in a cover story that women aren't getting enough credit for their contributions to the changing culinary landscape. Author Jennifer Cognard-Black fingers a "fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Chef Richard Chamberlain: Boys Will Be
    Boys Who Cook

    Photos by Robert BostickRichard Chambelain​Luckily for steak-loving Dallas diners, chef Richard Chamberlain wasn't much interested in tilling the soil when he was a young man. Girls on the other hand -- well, them he liked. That's not exactly surprising for a 14-year-old boy -- Chamberlain's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Reading List: Four Food-ish Books to Complete Your Summer

    ​It's not just students who feel rushed to finish their summer reading lists in the last few weeks of August: Adult readers who've lugged the same books back and forth from the pool are hurrying their way through the novels and memoirs they had every intention of reading this season. But for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Eat What They Want You To Eat

    The old progressives made us dump liquor. The new ones want us to heed their diet demands.​Now, you all know I'm the kindhearted, gentle sort, right? That I would never write anything harsh about mindless poseurs ordering dirty martinis or suggest a certain rank dish should be dumped over the offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Veggie Girl: York St.

    Veggie Girl finds vegan and vegetarian options at Dallas establishments of all kinds. The column appears Tuesdays and Thursdays.I love a good storm. So when I woke up last Thursday to howling winds and sheets of furious rain, I resisted the urge to crawl back into bed and instead opted for staring ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Fired Up

    A woman's place is at the grill

  • Dining

    November 21, 2002


    Check out the wine program at Sonoma, but you should probably eat before you go

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Celebrity du Jour

    Big-name chefs saturate an uncertain market

  • Dining

    May 8, 1997

    Taking a stand

    Rebellious Chef Danielle Custer creates a risky menu for Laurels

  • Dining

    May 16, 1996

    Holding food court

    Lunch at Neiman's is still fashionably good, but Nordstrom just serves off-the-rack

  • Dining

    February 29, 1996

    In the shadows

    Cafe Bianco offers charm amid Oak Lawn's new glitz

  • Dining

    February 1, 1996

    Top pie

    Sal's offers excellent old-fashioned Amer-Italian pizza