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Eating Out

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    November 26, 2014

    Chennai, Beloved Biryani Maker, Moves to Frisco

    Folks who enjoyed dining at Chennai but hated driving all the way to Plano are in from some bad news. The Indian restaurant known for its complex biryanis and thali specials has permanently moved further north to Frisco. The extra drive is surely a drag (unless you live in Frisco) but there are som ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    Oh, You Hate Thanksgiving? Shut Up, Hater.

    Call off the Carb Police. Tell calories they can "see you next Tuesday." Fuck fat. Just fuck it. Because Thanksgiving. It's the Rex Manning Day of holidays for this turkey lover. It's a time to get drunk and sit on the couch to watch all the sports (I hear). It's a time to eat a perfectly sensible a ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    Asador: One of the Best Dallas Restaurants You've (Probably) Never Heard of

    Local ingredients are certainly all the rage these days, but the best chefs don't just use local ingredients, they use them intelligently. If you think the whole farm-to-table trend is played out, you're right. That said, visiting Asador might just remind you why the trend began in the first place ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    What Dallas' Best Chefs Are Cooking, and Eating, at Home This Thanksgiving

    Even though they spend the other 364 days of the year cooking for other people, chefs love Thanksgiving. Whether it's because they're craving something much simpler than the fancy dishes cooked in their kitchens or they just really, really love cranberry sauce, many of Dallas' best chefs are plannin ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    Proof Pantry's I'm Rich Cocktail Will Make You Feel Like a Fat (Drunk) Cat

    Craft cocktails are like foie gras or caviar in that they inevitably make us feel fancier than we actually are. Every time you order that top-shelf gin or that herb-infused vodka, you're essentially making a statement that you, unlike the plebes who swill well spirits and cheap beer, actually know w ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    This Dessert Alone Is Worth Making a Trip to Stephen Pyles' San Salvaje

    With a nationally recognized reputation as the creator of "New Texas" cuisine, 30-plus years of experience honing his craft and numerous awards to his name, Chef Stephen Pyles isn't hurting for credentials. Still, he continues to impress, particularly with the reimagined South American flavors showc ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    11 Awesome Thanksgiving Food Events in Dallas

    For this special edition of the food calendar, we present to you a meticulously curated collection of restaurants. Because let's face it, your family isn't going to love you anymore if you spend 16 hours doing meal prep. (Also, you just don't have the upper body strength required to stuff that duck ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    A "West Texas Cantina" Called Thurber Mingus (Really) Is Coming to DFW

    Restaurant names may range from the practical (Norma's Cafe) to the vaguely pretentious (Spoon, Knife, any other utensil restaurant) to annoyingly alliterative (Scotch and Sausage), but they're usually pretty good at indicating whether or not an establishment is, in fact, a place where people can bu ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Dunston's: Dallas' Awesomely Old-School Steakhouse

    There are many steakhouses in Dallas -- places where you can order a thick cut of beef with potatoes gratin and spinach as a side, and places that serve plenty of overpriced bottles of red wine. You can treat yourself to a cold shrimp cocktail or freshly shucked oysters to start at scores of steakho ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Henry's Majestic Chef Roe DiLeo Wants to Avoid Her No. 1 Dallas-Dining Pet Peeve: Inconsistency

    It used to be that you could only find "good food," the fancy kind made with quality ingredients, in restaurants that required both a jacket and half the average person's weekly salary for dinner. Now, though, times are different. Fine dining restaurants are struggling to adapt to diners who are dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    A Fancy French Bistro Called C├ępage Is Opening in ... Deep Ellum?

    If you haven't made it to Deep Ellum in the last year, you may not realize that it's currently undergoing a massive facelift. Segments of the streets and sidewalks are missing, all in the name of renovating the old neighborhood with a uniquely grungy reputation. Now, it looks as if that process coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Mesero Miguel Closes for Rebranding, a Rare Misstep for Dallas' Tex-Mex Emperor

    Shows what I know. Of all of the Mico Rodriguez restaurants, Mesero Miguel, on Henderson Avenue, was my favorite. But apparently the restaurant is in trouble. See also: Mico Rodriguez and His Growing Tex-Mex Empire Are Putting Mi Cocina to Shame The sign has been taken down for a rebranding effor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Morning News Critic Leslie Brenner Dressed Like a Mummy to Sneak into Proof Pantry

    The saga is finally over. After the owners of Proof Pantry refused to allow The Dallas Morning News' food critic to pay for a meal that she was planning on reviewing, Leslie Brenner has finally published her thoughts on the One Arts Plaza restaurant and dropped a cute little bombshell in the proce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Old Chicago Is Bringing Beer and Gut-Busting Pies to Mockingbird Station

    I'm sure you've had that experience: You're looking at someone's face and thinking, "I know I've seen this guy before," but his name eludes you. I just had the same thing happen to me while I was looking at the logo for a restaurant. An Old Chicago is moving into Mockingbird Station, and while I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Where Lucia Chef David Uygur Eats in Dallas (Hint: Not Pecan Lodge)

    When David Uygur isn't hand-crafting pasta, making desserts out of pork's blood, and generally dazzling the palates of Dallas diners, the man has to eat. The chef behind Lucia doesn't make it out much thanks to his busy restaurant, but not even a chef can survive on staff family meals and kitchen sc ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    The King of Dallas' Underground Dining Scene Is Close to Opening His First Restaurant

    Could David Anthony Temple's long awaited Twenty Seven finally be coming to fruition? The rogue chef says he's aiming to open his first restaurant at the start of next year in Deep Ellum. Temple gained popularity years ago as one of the first chefs to shore up Dallas' rather anemic underground dini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    An Interview with Lucia's David Uygur, Chef-Owner of Dallas' Toughest Reservation

    Italian food isn't exactly something Dallas is known for, yet the city's most-lauded restaurant is a tiny Italian spot in Bishop Arts. People are still clamoring, four years later, for a coveted reservation at Lucia, the brainchild of chef David Uygur and his wife, Jennifer. The reserved Uygur has e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    TJ's Seafood Shop Has Grown into a Full-Fledged Restaurant, and a Good One

    When Jon Alexis took over TJ's Seafood in 2009, the fish counter was still just a guppy of an enterprise. Sure, it had more than 20 years of fish peddling under its gills, but at that point it was still a small shop tucked into a North Dallas strip mall. Alexis' parents had run the business for 10 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    How Dallas Restaurants Are (And Aren't) Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day

    Veteran's Day is one of those holidays that doesn't get as much fanfare as the ones where you get presents or chocolate. Whatever your feelings on United States foreign policy, the men and women in the United States Armed Forces give up a lot, and this holiday is meant to honor those sacrifices. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    The Blind Butcher's Dessert Poutine Will Make Your Night

    The Blind Butcher probably isn't the first place you think of when you're craving something sweet. They're a self-proclaimed "Beer Meat" Mecca, and they've rightfully earned a spot on Scott Reitz's list of "100 favorite dishes" with their pastrami egg rolls. Yet, this is where I found myself on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Dallas Chefs Changing the Way We Eat in 2014

    We get it! David Uygur, Teiichi Sakurai, Matt McCallister and other highly lauded chefs are worthy of infinite praise. They've opened restaurants that have defined the Dallas dining scene and offer cooking that demonstrates unparalleled refinement. They were also the chefs we celebrated last year, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Where Josh Yingling & Matt Tobin Eat When They're Not Thinking Up New Restaurants

    Even for restaurateurs, Josh Yingling and Matt Tobin are incredibly busy. When they're not running their successful restaurants and plotting new ones, they can't just survive on artisanal sausages and brisket-topped burgers alone. Despite their insane schedules, they still manage to make it out for ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    I Ate the New Wings at the Revamped Goodfriend, and They Hurt

    Last week, Goodfriend Beergarden and Burger House announced a new menu was in place. Owners Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling worked with chef Eric Salome, who used to work at the Omni Hotel, to develop new menu items that include a number of new burgers, a changing seasonal salad and a cheese board. Oth ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Proof Pantry Conjures Something Unique From a Tired Space

    Specials typically have a less-than-savory connotation within the restaurant industry. If a chef orders too much meat for Friday and Saturday night dinner services, he might throw what's left in the grinder the next morning, creating the makings for a meatball special for Sunday brunch. Day-old fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Josh Yingling & Matt Tobin: Beer Guys and Empire Builders

    The past three years have been kind to Josh Yingling and Matt Tobin. After opening Goodfriend Burger House in East Dallas to rave reviews and a dedicated neighborhood following, the duo struck gold a second time with Greenville Avenue gastropub The Blind Butcher. Whether it's the unlikely ascent of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    A New Chef Is Making Over the Meddlesome Moth, Starting with This Inventive Pork Dish

    In a week or so, you'll be able to order a pig's foot that's been stuffed with ground pork parts at the Meddlesome Moth. Trotters, as they're called, can be found on a few menus across the country, but they're hardly commonplace, especially in Dallas. Chef Robbie Lewis says he was inspired by his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Zoli's, Dallas' Best Pizza-by-the-Slice Joint, No Longer Does Most Pizzas by the Slice

    Usually, when you have a good formula, you don't fuck with it. The pizza at Zoli's is widely considered by food-eaters in Dallas among the city's best (and is considered by our critic as the best), so it was surprising to some when the New York-style pizzeria made some sweeping changes to its menu, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Unmasked Leslie Brenner Is Going to Get Really Special Treatment, Says 2009 Leslie Brenner

    Last week, Leslie Brenner, the restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News, officially gave anonymity the middle finger, publishing an interactive feature on the News' web site complete with portraits and video. In the story and video, Brenner announces that after years of masticating dry-aged ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    A First Look at Clark Food and Wine, an Enticing New Restaurant on Lower Greenville

    Greenville Avenue continues to add restaurants after the city widened sidewalks, added parking and generally increased the number of potential customers walking around the neighborhood. The latest to open, Clark Food and Wine, began serving customers last Thursday. See also: Bohemian Cafe, the New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    How Malai Kitchen's Chef-Owners Keep Looking for, and Finding, Inspiration

    For most chefs, the flavors that dominate their cuisine come from a very personal place, like a decades of mom's home cooking or a few years of intensive training at a French culinary school. For others, though, that passion for a cuisine develops in relatively unexpected places. Braden and Yasmin ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    And Now, the Uber of Restaurant Reservations

    Since Lucia first opened, the Oak Cliff Italian restaurant has been honing its reputation as Dallas' toughest reservation. Diners who want the opportunity to twirl a forkful of David Uygur's cacio e pepe have to call the restaurant a month in advance to book a table. Prime slots are consistently gob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Chipotle Brings Sofritas to Dallas, Proves Even Vegetarian Burritos Can Be Way Too Big

    Chipotle needed a better vegetarian option. Until recently, the only thing a meat-adverse diner could order in the restaurant was a set of tacos or a burrito stuffed with black beans and a mix of grilled onions and bell peppers. The results were filling (everything at Chipotle is filling) but obviou ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Where Chef Danyele McPherson, of Grape and Remedy and Top Chef Fame, Eats In Dallas

    When she's not busy planning her new restaurant, Remedy, Chef Danyele McPherson likes to focus on the parts of her life that aren't just in the kitchen. "Food is my passion," says McPherson, "but I also like to do other things, too. I like to ride bikes around Dallas and have beers with my friends l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The Happy Hour at Joyce and Gigi's Is Killer, and So is Dessert

    It's 9 on Wednesday night when I drag my friend out to Joyce and Gigi's in East Dallas. She's in nursing school and should be writing a paper that's due the next day, but fortunately one of us has her priorities straight: half-priced drinks and dessert to share. The restaurant's two-year anniversary ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Six Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, October 23-26

    Lactobacillus fans, this one's for you. As part of their Super Sour Power Week, Strangeways has 35 different sour beers on tap through Sunday, October 26. So what are you waiting for? Make like a wild yeast strain get at it. What it be: Super Sour Power Week When it do: Now through Sunday, Oct. 2 ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    The Six Best Condiments in Dallas

    We get it: You're too good to put sauce on your barbecue or ranch on your pizza. Us? We like our food better when it's wet, especially when these condiments are involved. Have a condiment you like better? Dip your laptop in it or something. These are better. The BBQ Sauce at Slow Bone (above) Cool ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Chef Danyele McPherson Is Ready for Her Next Culinary Close-Up (Interview)

    Danyele McPherson has been waiting for her turn in Dallas' culinary spotlight for some time. After a stint on Bravo's Top Chef and working in the kitchens of Stephan Pyles and The Grape, McPherson has finally landed her own soon-to-open restaurant on Lower Greenville. The highly anticipated Remedy i ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Henry's Majestic, Chef "Roe" DiLeo's New Restaurant on McKinney, Is Now Open

    After well-received stints at two Dallas institutions and her currently-airing appearance on Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, Rosanne "Roe" DiLeo is seemingly up for anything. This time, Chef Roe won't be dodging pans slung by a cursing Englishman or setting a new standard for bar food at The Liberti ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Ten Dallas Restaurants You Should Be Eating at Right Now: Fall 2014 Edition

    For the past few months we've been nibbling like rabbits on vegetables while visions of ourselves in bathing suits flicker on the projector screen in our brains. But now there's a snap in the air, and skimpy clothes and frail fabrics will slowly take the back seat to wardrobes with bulk. You could h ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    The Improbable Success of the Texas Veggie Fair

    It's pretty impressive if you think about it: Gathering 7,000 vegetarians and otherwise curious omnivores together to celebrate meat-free living might be hard enough, but to do it in Dallas? Texas is a land that celebrates steakhouses, where smoked beef brisket is its own food group, and where beans ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Dallas' Burger Boom Is Over, Thank God

    I've been poring over local-restaurant news while trying to lay out my restaurant-review plan for the rest of the year, and the list I've compiled is strangely void of burger restaurants. I couldn't be happier. Don't get me wrong. I love burgers. (Especially this one.) But there are only so many fe ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Some of Dallas' Best Chefs Will Pair Their Food with Beer at the HopChef Competition

    Craft beer is more popular than ever, which means that chefs have been as interested in creating dishes that pair beautifully with an IPA or witbier as they were previously in cooking to suit fine wines. Local gastropubs and fine-dining restaurants alike are bulking up their beer selections, and the ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Dinnertime at El Fenix Is Tex-Mex Heaven

    Follow the Cheap Bastard as she scours the city, looking for a good -- or at least non-lethal -- lunch for less than 10 bucks. Grandpa and grandma double-date count: 4 Praline count: 7 One could go to El Fenix at lunch. But it's much more fun to go for Old Lady Dinnertime (OLD). It's in the 4:50-5 ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Cold Beer Company Found Out "Local" Is Harder Than It Looks, Especially in Dallas

    It seems like the only people who don't romanticize opening their own restaurant are people who have actually opened one. Home cooks are lulled into the fantasy by guests who gush over dishes that have been slaved over for a day. Diners see mistakes they're sure they could fix with the wave of a spa ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Knife Is One of America's "Best New Restaurants"

    For all of the fit-throwing, cursing, and discussion about food critics in Dallas, we've kind of lost sight of the fact that John Tesar is actually an incredible chef. The controversy surrounding you-know-who's three-star review of Tesar's second Dallas restaurant Knife may have died down, but the h ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Bohemian Cafe, the New Kolache Restaurant on Lower Greenville, Is Now Open

    The first thing that becomes immediately apparent when walking through the front door of the Bohemian Cafe is that every employee, all the way down to the dishwasher, is exceptionally nice. Customers are greeted with warm, genuine thank-you-for-comings, guided to the Kolache counter and coddled unti ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Dallas' Five Best Italian Restaurants

    Any restaurant that turns out a lasagna like the one pictured above has got to be jockeying to be the Best Italian Restaurant in Dallas. And it turns out Carbone's, the Italian restaurant responsible for that plate up above, won just that award in our recent Best Of Dallas feature that celebrates ex ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Proof Pantry Will Now Serve Lunch; Leslie Brenner Still Probably Not Invited

    As if we haven't heard enough about Misery Loves Company's spanking-new restaurant in One Arts Plaza, Proof Pantry over the weekend announced that it would be expanding the extremely limited lunch options starting tomorrow. Owner Michael Martensen hinted to the Observer in August that the restau ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    How Dallas' Young Chefs Are Remaking its Dining Scene, in Their Own Words

    The Dallas of 20 years ago exists only on the margins of the current culinary climate. There are more restaurants in this city than ever, and the focus of the chefs who run its best restaurants has shifted dramatically in the last five years. No longer is Dallas known for its decadent-but-boring ste ... More >>

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