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Brian Luscher

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 13: Hanger Steak and Eggs Taco at Good 2 Go Taco

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. This is not your every day breakfast taco. Before Tamale House closed in Austin, you could ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 14: Chicken-Fried Steak at Babe's

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The best thing about Babe's, no matter what location you visit, isn't the chicken-fried st ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 15: Veal Bolognese with Pappardelle at Urbano

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Comfort food means different things to different people. Most of the time it's hearty dish ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 16: The Chicken Scratch at Chicken Scratch

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Truth be told a good biscuit is best with just a bit of butter and, if you're craving swee ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 17: Campechano at El Come Taco

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Briskizo? Brisketzo? Chorisket? Trying to come up with a word that effectively conveys the ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 19: Steak and Eggs at Meddlesome Moth

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Steak and eggs are a throwback plate. The kind you'd order before smoking half a pack of c ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 19: The Ham Sandwich at Vagabond

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The recipe for a classic Mornay sauce calls for a measure of butter and flour, stirred tog ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 20: The Smoked Salmon at Zen Sushi

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The smoked salmon you see pictured above demonstrates exactly why you should sit at the ba ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 21: The Cuban at ¡C. Señor!

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Have you checked out ¡C. Señor! yet? The tiny sandwich shop opened in the tiny stand-alo ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 22: Fish Tacos at TJ's

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. While everyone else is focusing on the brand new TJ's in Preston Royal, pay the Highland P ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 48: Pastor Tacos at El Rincon

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. From the outside, El Rincon De Villa doesn't look like much. Cars fly by all day and night ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 55: The Nachos at Spiral Diner

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. When a reader recommended I head to Spiral Diner to try out "The Mitch," I was happy to ob ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 58: Pig's Head at CBD Provisions

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. A handful of plates leaving the kitchen at CBD Provisions will turn the heads of diners, b ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 59: Enmoladas at Mesa

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I could argue that if Mesa is good enough for Jay-Z and Beyoncé, we all should be flockin ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 61: Reuben at Kuby's

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Everyone loves a Reuben; it's what the sandwich will do to your waistline that's a concern ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 62: Cabrito a la Parilla at El Ranchito

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. You will know El Ranchito is special before you even get through the door, because there's ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 63: Quatro Leches Cake At Mesero Miguel

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. "Do you think I have a shot?" I asked the bartender at Mesero Miguel as she slid the plate ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 64: Banana Flower Salad at Mot Hai Ba

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I feel like we should take a breather here guys. After two cheesesteaks, a chicken-fried s ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    The Best Dallas Food and Drink to Bring to Fourth of July Parties This Weekend

    Here's the deal. This is your last holiday weekend until the first of September, which means after this Monday, you'll be trapped in your regular, mundane work week for nearly two solid months -- all of this during the hottest weather of the year. You better make the most of these upcoming three day ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Meat Fight 2013 Was Dominated by Nick Offerman's 'Stache and So. Much. Meat.

    See our full slideshow from Sunday's Meat Fight right here. Sometime on Saturday I started prepping my wife for her first Meat Fight, the annual barbecue competition organized by our long-time columnist, Alice Laussade, and her husband, Mike. It's more meat than you realize, I cautioned. You don' ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    The Making of Meat Fight

    Editor's note: In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. To start, we asked our own Alice Laussade, James Beard Award winner and co-fou ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The State Fair's Tex-Mex Contest Is a Spicy, Saucy Cult

    Ah yes, Monday mornings. Typically fueled by coffee and rage, maybe a sore ankle from having to take a furious sports walk, they are never a welcome or enjoyable experience. Except for this week, when all the ugliness of a regular Monday morning was replaced by all the beautiful smells and fresh-fri ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Meat Fight Tickets Are On Sale Now Gone

    Update: They sold out in 5 minutes. We told Alice to have it at AAC but no one ever listens to us. Tickets for Meat Fight went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning. The third annual event, with a guest-judging appearance from Nick Offerman, goes down at Four Corners Brewery on November 17. All proceeds ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 19, 2013

    Haute Bar Food Is Getting Hot

    But only when the chefs in charge deliver what their menus promise.

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    July 23, 2013

    For National Hot Dog Day, a Look at the Dogs of Dallas

    Luscher's Post Oak Red Hots are the creation of The Grape's Brian Luscher, who started making Chicago-style dogs kissed with oak smoke last year. For now, you can find them at the White Rock Local Market on Saturdays or purchase the dogs to cook at home at Green Grocer, but we're all dreaming of his ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Dallas' Hand-Crafted Hot Dogs Make for One Hell of a Cookout

    Step away from the highly-processed tube meat. You know who you are. Your last-second planning has you trapped in the aisles of your local grocery store. There are red and yellow bottles in your cart, next to crappy buns cooked four days ago. Hot dog cookouts are supposed to be simple, but that's no ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Balls, Boobz, and Potatoes: The Cheap Bastard's Iron Fork Recap

    Last night at Iron Fork, a bunch of hipster food people got together and ate food at each other while wearing fashion clothes at the Dallas Contemporary. It was fun. See also: - The 11 Best Bites from the Dallas Observer Iron Fork 2013 - The People and The Food of Iron Fork 2013 I heard it was a ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Burning Questions for Pecan Lodge's Husband and Wife Duo, Justin and Diane Fourton

    Each week (or thereabout) we ask a local chef three burning questions about his or her favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. This week, we hear from Boss Lady and Pitmaster, Diane and Justin Fourton of Pecan Lodge. 1. What are your three favorite cookbooks? The Tex-Mex Co ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Scenes from the First White Rock Local Market

    When the sun first shone on Lakeside Baptist Church this past Saturday it was 33 degrees outside. And even though it warmed up a touch by the time White Rock Local Market opened at 8 a.m., it was hardly perfect outdoor shopping weather. Sarah Perry, a spokesperson for the market confirmed as much, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Seven Awesome Culinary Events in Dallas This Week, Feb 20 - 26. Plus, Great News if You're Thirsty.

    From high-end whiskey tastings to lowbrow beer dinners, the Dallas culinary scene is perforating at the seams with things to do. From Scotch tastings to barbecue blow outs, there's something for everyone. You can go with this or you can go with that. It's your call. Wednesday, February 20 Today S ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    11 Gooey Sandwiches that Will Warm Your Soul with the Pictures to Prove it

    Eleven is a skinny list. There are actually about 20 great hot sandwiches in Dallas ... well, maybe 100. Thing is, you can't really screw up rich butter smeared over fresh bread, then grilled with gooey cheese. Here are some to use as inspiration on this chilly day. Grilled Cheese with Roasted Por ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The Cheap Bastard Is Throwing A Party, So Brian Luscher Took A Leak On Cane Rosso

    Last November when I was a newly branded food critic, running around Dallas trying to figure out who had the best chips and salsa, Alice Laussade sent me an invite to a backyard barbecue. She called it meat fight, and while no punches were thrown, a fierce battle ensued as amateur barbecue enthusias ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Stuff Strangers' Chili in Your Face for the Benefit of White Rock Local Market This Weekend

    As we've mentioned before, the White Rock Local Market is a great place to buy local produce from local farmers, which might sound locally redundant but unfortunately it isn't always. This community-inspired market is held the second and fourth Saturdays at the Green Spot, at 702 North Buckner Blvd. ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    The State of Dallas Dining, As Told By Its Chefs

    Starring Stephan Pyles, John Tesar, Katherine Clapner, Kent Rathbun, Teiichi Sakurai and a dozen other local chefs.

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    January 13, 2012

    The Most Amazing Thing Stephan Pyles Ever Ate

    FacebookStephan Pyles: Founding Father of Southwestern Cuisine, Eater of Grubs​Chefs for Farmers, a Dallas based group who celebrate small, local farms, is having some fun on their facebook page to promote their annual event.They asked Brian Luscher from the Grape to come up with a random ques ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Can Trailercakes Save Katy Perry and Russell Brand's Marriage? Probably.

    Somehow, Trailercakes will turn this box of crap (and Jack Daniels) into two awesome cupcakes.​Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, The Grape's Brian C. Luscher turned our box of crap into a badass quail egg terrine. This time the cupcakers at Trailercakes will get a chance to turn a b ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Booze Booze Booze Tacobots: This Week In Dallas Grubbing

    ​Ouch. Remember that whole Bar 828 thing in Oak Cliff? Seems like a distant memory. While milling around out back of the event, I asked a bartender (details fuzzy for obvious reasons) his best hangover cure. He told me a gin and tonic water poured over a couple of alka-seltzer tablets with som ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Eater Readers Think Jonathon Erdeljac is Dallas' Best Chef. Eater Editors, Not So Much.

    Flickr​Andrea Grimes, former City of Ater and current editor of Eater Dallas, announced Eater Dallas' Award winners yesterday, to the chagrin of many commenters on the site. A series of blog posts -- used to determined Dallas winners in categories including Restaurant of the Year, So Hot Right ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Oh, Bacon Snap: The 2011 State Fair of Texas Bacon and Eggs Contest

    Alice Laussade2011 Bacon and Eggs contest at the State Fair of Texas. Idea: Let's put all that stuff in my face.​Yesterday I had the honor of judging at the 2011 State Fair of Texas Bacon and Eggs contest. Yeah, be so jealous. There were six categories for competition: bacon appetizer, bacon e ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 14, 2011

    In-N-Out Vs. Whataburger: A Petty Patty Smackdown

    In the beef between Whataburger and In-N-Out fans, you win by not playing.

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    May 4, 2011

    Danyele McPherson Named as Sous Chef at The Grape Restaurant

    Reservations just got more difficult to acquire at The Grape, chef/owner Brian C. Luscher's wine bistro, as Danyele McPherson was named sous chef today. McPherson is late of Stephan Pyles, where she began as line cook and worked her way up dice by dice to sous chef. She was educated at the Culinary ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    December 7, 2010

    Where To Find Sharon Hage Tonight

    Well, it certainly looks tasty.​If you're planning on staying at home tonight because, well, you just don't go out on Tuesdays, you might want to reconsider because Culpepper Steak House in Rockwall is hosting a white truffle dinner at 7 p.m. We can hear the groans already -- another truffle ... 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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    July 19, 2010

    Hash Over: Flavors of Passion Awards, Russo's Pizza Eating Challenge, Grape Wine Dinner, Bread Winners Turns 16, and More

    ​Sure, the Oscars have already passed and the Emmys are still a couple of months away, but that doesn't mean award season is taking a breather. This Thursday, July 22, the Flavors of Passion Awards will celebrate world class excellence in Latino cuisine. The Flavor of Passion Awards will reco ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Personalities

    ​The other day Jesse "Hophead" Hughey said something about the role of those special edition $150 beers--something along the lines of "they generate publicity and motivate interest in beer."True enough. Basketball needed Michael Jordan and golf Tiger Woods...well, until recently. Indeed, every mar ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Pairing Off: Pork Rinds

    Patrick Michels/foodistablog​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.There's gonna be a moment when you think "this is the low point--it can't get any worse." Of course, intellectually you know it can get much worse. But the little speech, how ... More >>

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    October 9, 2007
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    August 16, 2001

    Bait Snag

    Chris Svalesen is still waiting to rock and roll

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