Empire Baking Company

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Empire Bakery's Meaders Ozarow Has Been Doing Simple Since Before Simple Was Cool

    Ask any restaurateur and they'll tell you that it isn't easy to build a business that can withstand the test of time, especially in a market as notoriously fickle and fractured as Dallas. When someone can manage to overcome economic uncertainty, the whims of the public and bad luck to keep their est ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Best Dallas Food and Drink to Bring to Fourth of July Parties This Weekend

    Here's the deal. This is your last holiday weekend until the first of September, which means after this Monday, you'll be trapped in your regular, mundane work week for nearly two solid months -- all of this during the hottest weather of the year. You better make the most of these upcoming three day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Five Reasons to Take Your Belly to Dallas Observer's Iron Fork Tonight

    Have plans this evening? Of course you do. You're headed to Iron Fork, the Dallas Observer's homage to local restaurants, anchored by an epic chef battle between James Beard nominee Matt McCallister and Richard Gras, who has been cooking at Oak in the Design District. If you don't have tickets yet, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Joel Salatin, Matt McCallister and DAT: Three Great Chef-y Events Happening in Dallas

    Already bored with dining this year? That seems impossible with all of the new restaurants that have opened in the past few months. Still, it's nice to break out of your mold and explore new dining options that exist outside the traditional restaurant experience. Here are a few upcoming events tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Where You Can Go To Make Your Thanksgiving a Slow Food Thanksgiving

    I'm an ideological sympathizer of the Slow Food movement (if I attach myself too closely, you'll all call me out on that dollar menu burger post from last week). Never-the-less, that's why we have Slow Food movement: to remind us (me) to tap my breaks (in the drive-thru), take a deep breath, think a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to Open This Week, But Why Didn't They Just Name it Nolan Ryan Coffee?

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a specialty coffee and tea cafe, is set to open at 15250 Dallas North Tollway this Friday, September 28. On Thursday, however, from 4:00 to 7:00 they're hosting an open house and customers can sample the goods for free. The Coffee Bean is originally out of Southern Cali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    East Hampton Sandwich Company in Snider Plaza is Now Open, As Are the Lobster Crates

    See Also: The Lobster Roll Smack Down The East Hampton Sandwich Company opened Wednesday in Snider Plaza (Lovers and Hillcrest). Owner Hunter Pond recently ditched law school to test his hand in the local restaurant business (he makes no bones about it - he emphatically hated law school). When Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Five Dallas Coffee Shops to Help Break Your Starbucks Habit

    As Alice mentioned earlier, Starbucks announced Tuesday that they are raising the cost on some of their products. A "tall" or 12-ounce coffee will increase by 10 cents to $1.85. But why drink Starbucks anyway? Here are five better local coffee shops, no matter the cost. 5. Mercantile Coffee House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Artizone, Online Purveyor of Local Goodness, Expands Its DFW Coverage and Suppliers

    Supporting local farmers, ranchers, chef-driven restaurants or family-run anything is all good. But honestly? It's a beat down schlepping across all of North Texas collecting stuff from different spots. The farmer's market, Urban Acres, the cheese place, the wine place, the butcher, and what about m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Five Breads to Bring Your Holiday Hosts, Starring Empire, Eatzi's and Others

    We've gobbled about birds and various local sides. But bread is a category all unto itself. Clothes make the man, you say? Well, bread can make or break the feast. We've covered the issue extensively here and there. Whether to cradle meat for a sandwich or wipe a plate clean of every last speck of g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    The Libertine Aims to Please With Off-Menu Pork Fave

    ​At restaurants all over town, elusive eats await under the radar. Menus are updated, new items are added, and sometimes the best things are not on the menu at all. Let Off the Menu guide you to some of Dallas' lesser-known culinary creations. Few things are more disappointing than sitting do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    This Weekend: Charitable Drinking and Holiday Shopping

    ​'Tis the season of charitable giving and charitable drinking. Go to Hacienda on Henderson this Sunday for Tequila for Toys: A Care-aoke Christmas, benefiting Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy for the charity and receive a free shot of Tequila Avion. Margaritas and Avion shots are $3 all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Corner Market Offers More Than Just Food and Flowers--Free Coffee Refills

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​Until this weekend, Roasted had come to associate the Corner Market with two things: food and flowers. For whatever reason--despite the fact that we had ordered flowers, food and coffee on several occasions in the past and despite living in the Lower Greenville area--Roa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Just What Do They Sell In A Cheese Shop?

    A sandwich from Scardello.​"How does this place make money?" You know you've heard that question dozens of times--whether from a friend or in your own head--when looking at the small, boutique purveyors so popular in the food world these days. We encountered it just yesterday on a trip to Scarde ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Challah

    Empire Baking Company

  • Dining

    April 24, 1997

    Taming Cowtown

    The Basses put the 'fort' back in Fort Worth and bankroll a restaurateur's paradise

  • Dining

    March 6, 1997

    Stealing home

    Cutting-edge grocery City Harvest does home-cooking for busy Cliff-hangers

  • Dining

    January 16, 1997

    Well done

    In a business where being good often isn't enough, who will survive 1997?

  • Dining

    February 15, 1996

    Bread and circus

    Despite upscale pretensions, Eatzi's aims for a lowbrow market. Will it fly?

  • Dining

    January 18, 1996

    Full circle

    The name is Americana, but Chef Russ Hodges is home again on Routh Street