Chef Boyardee Foodstuffs

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Five of Dallas' Best Places to Eat Gluten-Free, Because My Doctor Said So

    Story by Beth Erickson Do you want to hear a really sad story? It's all about the time when about four days before Christmas I ended up in the hospital and my doctor told me I couldn't have gluten (and a bunch of other really nice things like ice cream and mushrooms) if I wanted to not do something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Return of the Twinkie, Sans Union Labor

    Twinkie is risen from the ashes of its liquidated parent, Hostess, and will visit the shelves of grocery stores and gas stations once more on July 15. That means Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will return in what its new owners have dubbed "The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever." Private equity firms ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Indiana Jones and the Perils of Humanistic Decency

    Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Pairing Off: Red Beans And Rice

    Patrick Michels‚ÄčEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.This Creole staple is cooked slowly over low heat so vegetables, spices and beans melt into a richly flavored stew. Some people add andouille or ham before pouring it over plates of white ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Flops

    Patrick MichelsDrinks at Lazare.‚ÄčNo one relishes disaster.Take that back. No one relishes disaster in their own community. While wary of competition, restaurant owners also know that a popular venue opening nearby helps drive traffic, and traffic means potential profit.Yet sometimes man's reach ex ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Top 10 Uses Of Food On Album Covers

    As a rule, high-end food photography is supposed to make you hungry. Give the food some soft light, frame it carefully and from just the right distance and it'll look even better on film than it does on your plate. But then there's the strange alternate reality of album covers, where diesel #2 stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Pairing Off: 2008's Most Graphic Moments

    Looking back on an all too brief year matching wines with everyday foods--you know, things from cans, boxes, fast food joints, and so on--it occurs to me the experts consulted each week performed admirably.Suspiciously so, as if they had already guzzled rose with their Taco Bueno takeaway on several ... 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

    September 5, 2006

    Shoes On A Blog

    Next on Unfair Park, we will review diamond necklaces, silk undergarments and European sports cars--in other words, all the important things. I have something of an unfavorable reputation 'roundabouts our little cubicle cluster. I am none too patient with publicists pitching irrelevant stories. Some ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Oh Boyardee!

    Tarantino's Italian-American comfort fare is filling but unchallenging

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Better In The 'Burbs

    Plano restaurant delights with authentic Italian

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Dining

    February 20, 2003

    Boot Scootin'

    Why is Italian food so popular?

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    We'll Be Back

    Though its name may be clichéd, Pasta La Vista's food isn't

  • Dining

    May 23, 1996

    Lunch dour

    At P.J.'s, the freshness grows stale real quick