This Friday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will deliver an interactive performance discussing the industry that has granted them stardom. Most of the press coverage about the show has focused on Bourdain, but while Ripert takes a quieter approach to life his story is no ... More >>
"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork."
Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works only a couple ... More >>
When you think of Chinese food, you think of General Tso's Chicken, Kung Pao Beef, Pork Fried Rice and a Cinnabun for dessert, because you are most likely in a food court. You don't, however, think about pastries.
Unless you're Chinese. Growing up, my Chinese mother would always tuck into a bakery ... More >>
Back in December, we pointed out a podcast posted on NPR, which declared meatballs the next big trend. At that time meatballs were taking New York City by storm, and a standalone ball shop had taken root in D.C.'s Chinatown. Then in January, The New York Times reviewed a place called Parm. Pete Well ... More >>
FlickrIf you consider yourself a lover of good food, you ought to check out NPR's Food Podcast. Every Thursday they drop 30 minutes highly digestible food news , and while some of it's a little campy, it's mostly quite good.
Last week's podcast featured the next great food trend: meatballs. ... More >>
Kristy YangR&G Lounge's humongous Dungeness crab. We'd hate to see the one that got away.(Here's part two of travelin' woman Kristy Yang's Walk the Really Long Wok from the Bay Area. Coming up shortly, something about Asian food closer to home. Check out last week's California Wok here.)
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Photos by Kristy YangFilipino-style pigs feet. Yes, you will love them.(Walk the Wok correspondent Kristy Yang has been taking some very long walks lately, so we thought we'd have her tell us about Asian food elsewhere. Presumably, City of Aters do step out of the In-N-Out line now and then a ... More >>
The bounty of Noodle House.After my first visit to Noodle House last fall, I knew I'd have to return with my parents, seeing as how they are big fans of the restaurant's sister eatery in Houston -- San Dong.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally got that opportunity, but was joined only by my m ... More >>
Kristy YangPho Tay Do's bun bo hueThe second most popular Vietnamese noodle soup, behind only pho, is arguably the fiery and fragrant bun bo hue. The vermicelli dish originated in the central Vietnamese city of Hue and gets its signature taste and aroma via chilies and lemongrass.
Word is, t ... More >>
Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>
Eataly's pastry shopWhile everyone was enduring the Super Bowl pains here in Dallas, I was away in NYC and LA for work. Despite braving a blizzard and juggling time zones, I ate well.
Both food scenes were predictably different. I ate rich, fatty foods in the NYC winter blast, while in LA, ... More >>
A little housekeeping first, yes? We were relieved from Top Chef All Stars blogging duties during the holidays, but not relieved by the elimination that occurred: Spike, cute and surly Spike, was sent packing after Jamie bailed on competing once again and left him to flounder in the last episode, ... More >>
Is "authentic" Chinese cuisine within Dallas city limits a good thing? That was the question my friends and I were left with when we paid a post-Christmas lunch visit to Royal China last Sunday.
The immediate answer would be "yes, of course," right? Driving out to the suburbs for an Asia ... More >>
A question I'm often asked is, "Where is the best dim sum in Dallas?" When it comes to this city, however, the question seems rather rhetorical, does it not? The common answer is always either Kirin Court or Maxim's, and not necessarily because of the quality of the restaurants. Both Kirin ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, on an otherwise familiar route home from the gym, an unfamiliar sign caught my eye.
There, next to the Potbelly and Starbucks on the corner of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road, was a Grand Opening sign for Ming's Place China Bistro. Hmm...
While I will admit that a high ... More >>