Andrew Marton

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    If Only We Could Have Fried Cake Balls at Sam's Club

    ​ This week in food news, diners and their dogs flocked to patios to enjoy the cooler weather, we got the results of this year's Big Tex Choice awards and actually found a guy who has a problem with cake balls. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz came across new friends and a new beer this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    The New Kid in Town, Squealing on Yelp and More

    Sara KerensChicken, waffles and coffee at Oddfellows.​This week in food blogs, the T Room sold sandwiches, users decided Yelp! is even more unreliable than they thought, and the newly opened and recently gassy Redfork is down two chefs. Most important, our new food critic started posting. Read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    What Food Words Do You Want to See Go Away?

    So, what's your freakin' problem with unctuous, Brooke?​I have the palate of an 11-year-old with a badly burned tongue, so I don't get to write many food reviews. Once, I wrote about a really good sandwich. Another time, I reviewed a spicy tea. Neither of them required adjectives besides "good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    More Burgers. Always More Burgers. And Other Stuff.

    Mai Pham /Houston Press Remember when a burger was just a damn burger? Man, you're old.​If you like burgers or the word "unctuous," this week in Dallas blogs was a delightful bounty. If you prefer barbecue and invention conventions, just 'til tomorrow. Read on. City of Ate Andrew Marton stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Lettuce Wrap Up: Of Miami BBQ Sucks, Douche-bars, and Magnums

    Utopias. A really expensive beer.​There was plenty going still going on with In-N-Out and food trucks this week, but I think we all need some time off. Instead, Dallas blogs have soda-and-burger paintings, fighting words about sous-vide and sweaters, and Miami spurting some nonsense. Read on. Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Smoke Gets in Blogs' Eyes, and Sister Cookies Are Doin' It for Themselves

    Where's there's smoke, there' smoke.​This week, Dallas food blogs are tittering about what's new and exciting. We have equal rights for cookies, a new gadget for barbecue, more angles on the possibility of food trucks and (predictably) a new list of places of restaurants willing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Undaunted by the Darkness of Black Friday, Food Bloggers Keep On Blogging About the Holidays

    ​Listen, I love Thanksgiving. I love Christmas. I've never get more excited than I do during the holidays. It's just that I hate Black Friday. Last year I worked two jobs. 7 a.m. found me selling candles at Yankee Candle when there was no one there to buy them. Then at noon I switched over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Get on the Gravy Train...An Ode to Thanksgiving's Liquid Gold

    (We asked some of our City of Ate contributors to write paeans to their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Jesse Hughey kicked us off with a...well, let's call it a "poem" honoring green bean casserole. Today, Andrew Marton writes about good gravy. Tomorrow? More CofA poetry. You've been warned.) ̴ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2008

    It Was Ludacris at Keller's Drive-In Today. And Tommy Lee Too.

    The scene at Keller's today. And I swear Tommy Lee and Ludacris are somewhere in this photo. Hell of a thing, getting caught up in a celebreality-show shoot while just trying to grab a burger and beer at 2 p.m. on a Saturday. Shoulda known something was up when the kiddo and I pulled into Keller's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Andrew Marton, You Avedon a Great Job

    It must be one happy Tuesday over at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. First, Heather Landy was named a finalist for the prestigious 2007 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, for her story "Radio Shack CEO's Resume in Question.” And now comes word that arts writer an ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 6, 2000


    Up-write Citizens Brigade

  • Film

    January 7, 1999

    Waiting was the hardest part

    Terrence Malick emerges after 20 years with his complex but compelling The Thin Red Line