Brooks Anderson

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Chef Nathan Tate and Brooks Anderson of Boulevardier on Their New Home in Bishop Arts District

    Boulevardier is the new French bistro-inspired restaurant in Oak Cliff, which is a collaboration of Veritas owners Brooks and Bradley Anderson and chefs Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate of Ava in Rockwall. This spot opened on the last day of July and nary a negative word has been cast against its wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    What's in a Restaurant Name? The Potential For Threatening Letters and Expensive Lawsuits.

    Last November, Brooks Anderson and his brother Bradley, who are responsible for Veritas and Restaurant AVA, announced that, along with two other partners, they would be opening a new restaurant in the Bishop Arts District. Like restaurateurs often do, they agonized over names before eventually sett ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Pairing Off: Chips Ahoy

    Patrick Michels​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.At some point we must outgrow milk and cookies.So as adults, what do we resort to? Coffee and cookies? I guess if we want to be adult in the Sam Spade sense of the word, we could try bour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Pairing Off: Long John Silver's

    Patrick Michels/BrokenSphereEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.I've commented already about the quick-service seafood chain's diabolical attempt to add a few years to my life, at least on paper. But the store I visited for this week's wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Fashion Statements

    Good God...Brian Luscher (The Grape) in a cowboy hat with pinstriped apron and Brooks Anderson (Veritas wine bar) in a camel jacket. Notify Tom Ford. Wait, scratch that. Maybe Edsel Ford?Chef Luscher won the sixth annual steak cook-off in Hico. That's his belt buckle in the case. 

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Pairing Off: Subway

    Subway is the new Domino's--the place that sustains America's college students and helps its workers fight off the pangs of hangover.But the sub shop chain has become so much more, enduring crowds of office drones at lunch and tailgaters on weekends, for example. Of course, that doesn't mean their s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    10 Questions: Brooks Anderson

    This guy shared a relatively thriving law practice with his brother, Bradley--and continues to do so. But many years ago, perhaps while studying in Paris, he was struck by a fascination with food and wine that became impossible to shake. For a short time he supplemented his lawyerly income by writin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Pairing Off: Chef Boyardee

    Let's avoid the usual harsh commentary regarding canned meals and substitute, say, "moist" for "barely recognizable as a foodstuff, much less as pasta." And how about "seasoning" in place of "past-its-prime dust from spice rack jars." Finally, why not "hearty" instead of "cheap dog food."With that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Pairing Off: Microwave Popcorn

    With apologies to Orville from our usually unrepentant graphics guy. During the uncertain days of economic depression and the threat of global war, America needed a hero, someone to vanquish all wrong, to protect us from evil—someone fictional. So in 1938, the folks at Action Comics gave us Superm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Burning Question: What's changed since you left Dallas?

    Yeah, yeah—we heard the rumors. The Burning Question crew played one too many pranks involving Nair on our editor and found ourselves on a one-way flight to Central Europe and involuntary exile. But while we can neither confirm nor deny our, shall we say occasional, digs at management, stories su ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 28, 2005

    Burning Question

    Where are the best places to go if you're looking to get laid?

  • Dining

    June 9, 2005

    International Boundaries

    We're going to Europe. What should we drink?