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Bob Armstrong

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    November 13, 2013

    Mattito's Is Coming to Oak Lawn, but Can It Survive the Centrum Curse?

    If you've driven up Oak Lawn Avenue recently, you know that a new Mattito's is headed to the neighborhood. A banner has been hanging over the front of the Centrum building for a while now, promising the restaurant would be coming soon. But now the Eats Blog over on the DMN confirms the news: The re ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    The Stand On McKinney Avenue Has Some Crazy Mac And Cheese

    The Stand on McKinney Avenue opened in January, making use of an Airstream they split down the center like a hot dog bun for decor. They serve hot dogs, burgers, wings and other snacks you'd expect to purchase at a baseball stadium with cheap pitchers of cheap beer, staying open late to feed the Upt ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Vegans Rejoice: Texas State Veggie Fair Fried Food Competition

    Sylvia ElzafonFried vegan Bob Armstrong queso won Texas State Veggie Fair's Most Creative title in 2010.​The State Fair of Texas offers a millionty delicious fried food options, but if you're vegan, food-wise you're pretty much limited to sniffing second-hand funnel cake fumes.Well, fuck all that. ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Mattito's Bob Armstrong Queso Eating Contest Returns, Without Last Year's Winner

    Patrick MichelsTheresa Fullen celebrates her win at last year's Cinco de Mayo bash. A year ago today, Mattito's in Uptown burst onto the local competitive eating scene with its first ever Bob Armstrong queso eating contest -- a five-minute race to down as much of the famous mix of cheese, ground bee ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Bob Armstrong Dip: A Secret Everybody Knows

    ​Originally an off the menu item at Matt's El Rancho in Austin, Bob Armstrong dip, named after former Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong, titillated the taste buds of Austinites before word traveled up Interstate 35 to Mattito's Tex-Mex in Dallas. Once word got out, Matt's El Rancho put ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich at Ye Shire Tavern

    Sarah Johnson​ 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 ea ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Emapanadas
    At La Carreta Argentina

    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 13, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cheese Board
    At The Libertine Bar

    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 eate ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cheese and Charcuterie Plate at The Grape

    Photo by Jenny Block​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 7, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Brisket Tacos at Mia's

    ​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 1, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Root Beer Creme Brulee
    At the Green Room

    Photo by Andrea Grimes​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, othe ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cachapa
    At Zaguan Latin Cafe & 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 27, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Coconut Soup at Mi Tierra

    ​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 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Stodg Burger
    At The Porch

    ​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 25, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chopped Brisket Sliders
    At The Porch

    ​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 th ... 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 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 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 16, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chicken-Fried Steak
    At AllGood Cafe

    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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    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 5, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Mussels
    At Neighborhood Services

    James Reisman​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 ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pastrami Sandwich
    At Deli-News

    ​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 3, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Black Truffle Pizza
    At Neo by Olivella's

    ​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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    July 30, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Chicken at Babe's Chicken Dinner House

    ​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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    July 29, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: 911 Roll at Oishii

    ​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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    July 19, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Californication at Buzzbrews

    ​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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    July 16, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Fritto Misto at Cibus

    ​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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    July 12, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Meatloaf Blue Plate Special At Norma's 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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    July 9, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Grilled Cheese and Chili
    At Highland Park Pharmacy

    ​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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    July 2, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Asado De Puerco Rojo At Chitos

    ​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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    June 30, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Dungeness Crab Dip at Hibiscus

    ​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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    June 25, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Original Nachos at Fuzzy's Taco Shop

    ​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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    June 23, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Paella at La Calle Doce

    ​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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    June 21, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Shredded Pork Sandwich at Mojitos

    ​ 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 th ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Shaved Ice at May's Ice Cream

    ​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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    June 17, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Green Beans at Local

    ​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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    June 15, 2010

    100 Dishes: Fried Port Salut Cheese at The Porch

    ​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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    May 24, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt's Rancho Martinez

    Adam Donald​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 ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Queso By the Pound: At Cinco de Mattito's, the First Bob Armstrong Dip Champion

    Photos by Patrick MichelsTeresa Fullen downed 2 pounds, 14 ounces of queso to claim the first Mattito's Bob Armstrong title.This year's Cinco de Mattito's party featured a mechanical bull, a live band that played "Smooth" at least twice in 20 minutes, and the first annual Bob Armstrong queso eating ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Dallas Celebrates Cinco de Mayo while Rathbun Rolls Out BBQ Mondays and Coal Vine's has a New Brunch Menu

    Mattito's Tex-Mex​City of Aters, do you know what this Wednesday is? It's Cinco de Mayo! The only day that you can actually get away with wearing a sombrero while singing "La Bamba" at a karaoke bar. A few Dallas restaurants will be celebrating the Mexican holiday by having a Bob Armstrong queso-e ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    10 Questions: Jim White

    It would be difficult to imagine dining and Dallas without the presence of longtime radio star and founder--with wife Vicki Briley White--of Savor Dallas.Over the years, White has hosted the KRLD Restaurant Show, served as a food columnist and even helped develop the city's annual Restaurant Week, g ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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