Dotty Griffith

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Flops

    Patrick MichelsDrinks at Lazare.​No 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Sikh and Tired of School Bullies

    ​The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas just sent word that the organization, in coordination with a U.N.-affiliated advocacy group called United Sikhs, sent out a letter warning Texas school districts -- including DISD -- to protect Sikh students from discrimination or bullying. The miss ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Dotty Griffith's Top 10 Things I Miss About Dallas

    Just about three years ago, the damn near legendary Dallas Morning News food critic Dotty Griffith decided to hang up the notepad and head down to Austin. Now, the UT grad and unrepentant Texan (who once said "barbecue is the most American of foods; to hell with apple pie") spent plenty of time in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Another Dallas Grub Rag

    Now there’s a place for your Loving Tex-Mex with Limburger recipe collection. Dallas has a new food and wine magazine: Culinary Concierge Dallas/Fort Worth, a Web-based magazine, plus a four-color dead-tree quarterly, founded by New Orleans cookbook author and food stylist Kendall Gensler in 2000. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 24, 2007

    Clubbing Crocs

    The latest in reanimated after-dark hotspots

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Shalom, Jerome

    Since Dallas Morning News management refused to publish book critic Jerome Weeks' farewell column last week--he was among the 111 who took the paper's buyout, about which we can find little else to say at this late date--it has been posted today on Critical Mass, billed as "the blog of the national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006


    Former GuideLive editor Rick Holter has begun a blog. I still don't understand why journalists do that when they don't have bosses forcing them to. Anyone starting to notice the irony yet? Smells a little like...uh...bacon. By which I mean, for months Belo management has been insisting its buyouts a ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    Place-Setting the Scene

    Are Dallas diners fickle?

  • Dining

    March 24, 2005


    For restaurant critics, it's celebrity or credibility

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Eat My Briefs

    Plus: Attention Spanwich; Homesick

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    The Beautiful Ones

    The hot, sexy rich people are partying it up while you sleep. We'll wake you when they're done.

  • Dining

    February 5, 2004

    Wish Wash

    Expect big changes at Sipango

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    At Any Cost

    How do restaurants set their prices?

  • Dining

    July 25, 2002

    Legal Choke

    Cobb's efforts to save Salve! fall short

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Food Fight

    Restaurants and reviewers square off in an often acrimonious battle