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    October 23, 2014

    How the Slow Bone Smokes its Sausage

    In "Shigging," we ask barbecue experts to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, for Shigging, we're switching meats. For the moment, we're moving on from brisket, and we'll be ask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 3: The Pork Chop at So&So's

    For last week's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we've been counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. When I first read about So&So's in Uptown, and even first walked through the doors, I'll admit I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 4: Dry-Aged Burger At Neighborhood Services

    For last week's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we've been counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Remember the Off-Site Kitchen burgers we highlighted way back in the 80s? The patties were svelt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 5: Bacon Egg and Cheese at Start (With Optional Juice)

    For last week's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we've been counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. We're really in the home stretch, now. And I thought we could use something wholesome as we get ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 6: Pulpo a la Plancha at Casa Rubia

    For last week's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we've been counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Any fan of chef Omar Flores' cooking at Driftwood would expect an octopus dish after he transiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Five Seafood Restaurants Not in Our Best of Issue That We Feel Bad About.

    Picking the best of anything can really lead to some stress, if only because there are so many great restaurants and food businesses in and around Dallas. And since we're in the middle of a dessert here, you might think there may not be too many seafood restaurants to choose from either, but that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 9: Tacos at La Ventana

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. If you're used to getting your taco fix at a taqueria along Harry Hines Boulevard, you nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 14: Chicken-Fried Steak at Babe's

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The best thing about Babe's, no matter what location you visit, isn't the chicken-fried st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 15: Veal Bolognese with Pappardelle at Urbano

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Comfort food means different things to different people. Most of the time it's hearty dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    TJ's Seafood Market Has a New Home, a Bigger Menu, and More Booze

    TJ's Seafood isn't exactly new to Dallas. It started in 1989 at Preston and Forest, serving up seafood out of a fish case. A few years ago, they expanded to the Oak Lawn area and added a dine-in restaurant component to their business. Now, they've shuttered the original TJ's Seafood and opened up th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    How Louie Mueller Barbecue Smokes its Brisket

    In "Shigging," we ask barbecue experts to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, I'm asking Wayne Mueller (pit master and supreme badass at Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 17: Campechano at El Come Taco

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Briskizo? Brisketzo? Chorisket? Trying to come up with a word that effectively conveys the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    An Interview with Dee Lincoln Chef Andrew Powers, Who Makes Steak in Steaktown, USA

    Ask anyone who's involved in the Dallas food scene what our signature dish is, and they'll pretty unanimously come up with one answer: steak. Even though Dallas restaurants have been throttling toward lighter, more produce-focused offerings, beef is still king. Or maybe, in the case of Dee Lincoln's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 21: The Cuban at ¡C. Señor!

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Have you checked out ¡C. Señor! yet? The tiny sandwich shop opened in the tiny stand-alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 23: Causa Limena at San Salvaje

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Stephan Pyles' San Salvaje might be the most interesting restaurant in Dallas right now. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 24: The Reuben at Cock and Bull

    To prepareab for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Remember the Reuben sandwich way back at No. 61? I touted the fact that I finally found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    An Interview with Kate Weiser, Dallas' Next Top Chocolatier

    In the world of food, there are few skills more complicated than producing excellent chocolate. The United States may not have the chocolate-making reputation of, say, France or Belgium, but there are plenty of chocolatiers across the country who have been trying to elevate the American palate. Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 27: The Cuban at the Whistling Pig

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Based on the output from the kitchen of Cock and Bull, it was expected. The East Dallas ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 28: The Fried Bologna Sandwich at Maple and Motor

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I remember the exact moment I came to the realization that that the bologna sandwich serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 30: The Charcuterie Plate at FT33

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Plenty of restaurants offer a collection of seasoned, cured and preserved meats, known col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 32: Pelmeni at the Russian Banya

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. It's the least you can do for yourself after you've endured the Russian Banya's hotter-tha ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 21, 2014

    Vagabond Melds the Blues and Bar Food

    If only more music venues put this much thought into their food.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    How Joseph's Riverport BBQ Smokes Brisket

    In "Shigging," we ask pitmasters to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, we're asking Stephen Joseph of Joseph's Riverport Barbecue (201 N. Polk St in Jefferson and a joint that' ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2014

    San Salvaje Serves up Dinner and a Show

    Pyles' latest creation is his greatest.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The Pier 247 Cheeseburger Is Your New Favorite Burger at a Non-Burger Joint

    You're probably not headed to Oak Cliff's new wharf-style seafood eatery for the burger, but you could. You could do it. When your friends order crab cakes or the shrimp and bacon mac and cheese, you could shout "actually, I'm getting the burger," and hand the large menu to the waiter without meetin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The Eight Best Pizza Shops in Dallas

    While burgers continue to take over the world (with or without Pat Snuffer), pizza continues to exhibit a much more restrained growth. Maybe a handful of pizzerias have opened in the last year, but a few of them are good enough to slide into our Best Pizza list, with NY-style and Neapolitan duking i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    How Pecan Lodge Smokes its Brisket

    In "Shigging," we ask pitmasters to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, we're asking Justin Fourton, pitmaster at Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum (maybe you've heard of it), how he s ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 24, 2014

    Stock and Barrel's New America

    Bishop Arts' latest spins passion from tired dishes.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Cavilli Pizza Is Now Certified by APN, the New Italian Arbiters of Pizza Greatness

    When Paolo Cavalli opened Cavilli Pizza, his first pizzeria, in Irving in 2007, he was sure to contact the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN), the group of Neapolitan pizza nerds who certify the world's pizza shops as being Naples-approved. His was the first Texas pizza to be VPN certified, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Building the Best BLT Ever in Dallas

    It was The Libertine Bar that set me off. I was craving a BLT, but what I got was a failed attempt at a fancy "BLT" riff. Pork belly stood in for bacon and was soft, thick and sweet. The lettuce was shredded and fell from the sandwich with every bite, and the tomatoes, at the height of the summer se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 64: Banana Flower Salad at Mot Hai Ba

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I feel like we should take a breather here guys. After two cheesesteaks, a chicken-fried s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 65: Brian Luscher's Post Oak Red Hot

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The hot dog will never be the same. Seriously, every machine-pressed, synthetically cased, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 67: Bulgogi Cheesesteak at Say Kimchi

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. It's hard to figure out even where to begin with this thing, so it might be best to first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 70: Cheesesteak at Truck Yard

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The food truck selection is always decent at Jason Boso's Truck Yard, Dallas' first perman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Five Dallas Ceviches We Love

    Now that summer is bearing down on us, our tastes are starting to get a little bit lighter. Scarfing down all those heavy burgers and barbecue isn't enticing, or practical, during the summer's hottest months, unless you want the meat sweats come pool time. But eating lighter doesn't have to mean o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Dude, Sweet's Katherine Clapner Wants to Grow Her Chocolate Empire, and "Not Where You'd Normally Think"

    Katherine Clapner is much more punk rock than your average chocolatier. After spending decades in some of the best kitchens in Dallas and across the globe, Clapner has settled into a chocolate-covered takeover of Dallas-Fort Worth with her Dude, Sweet Chocolate shops. Since opening in Dallas' Bishop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Hiding Out in East Dallas' Whistling Pig, the New Bar by the Guy Behind Cock and Bull

    It was a food critic's seventh-worst nightmare: While trying to get caught up on new bars and restaurants, I found myself at the Whistling Pig, a new bar on Ferguson Road in East Dallas, down an eating partner. Most of chef Asher Stevens' new menu looked good, but the pastrami sandwich and the Cuban ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    Dong Que Restaurant, Where Your Pho-bias Go to Die

    In a Garland strip mall, learning to love a lesser known bowl.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Blind Butcher Chef Oliver Sitrin on the Science of Sausage and Food-Infused Booze

    For decades, steakhouses have been the driving force behind the Dallas dining scene. As any experienced local chef will tell you, here, meat is king. Recently, though, an increased focus on lighter, produce-driven dishes has diversified menus and put the city on the radar of national food critics. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    BREAKING: I Ate Domino's "Chicken Specialty," AKA Chicken Nuggets with Pizza Toppings

    IT STARTED, as it often does, with an online order of a Domino's Chicken Specialty. First, there were important questions to solve before punching in the credit card information: Do I want the jalapeños and pineapple on the Chicken Specialty "normal," "light," or "none"? I went with "normal," bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Dallas Fish Nerd Jon Alexis on How to Buy, Prepare, and Eat Excellent Seafood

    Buying fish can be hard. The selection at grocery stores is often lacking in terms of both variety and sustainability, and the quality often leaves a lot to be desired. I've dropped a bundle of cash at Whole Foods or Central Market on supposedly fresh fish that has actually been chilling in a freeze ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    AmberJax Goes Out to Sea, But No Deeper

    A Trinity Groves restaurant delivers solid seafood but comes up short.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Chef Brian Luscher Is on a Red Hot Streak

    The cheeseburger chef Brian Luscher serves at Sunday brunch at The Grape on Lower Greenville was anointed the Greatest Burger in Texas, and he dishes up cozy comfort food to hundreds of devoted Dallas diners each week. That hasn't gone to his head. But he is looking to grow. Although the city of D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    John Tesar Plans to Sell You Some Really Old Meat at Knife, His New Steakhouse

    With Knife opening just a few weeks from now, it's almost expected that Dallasites should have beef on the brain. John Tesar claims his soon-to-open Temple of the T-bone will be the terra firma equivalent of his nationally acclaimed seafood restaurant Spoon, and if pulls it off protein lovers could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Scardello Cheese Wiz Rich Rogers on Building the Perfect At-Home Cheese Board

    There is little better about life than cheese, especially the good stuff that you get at places like Scardello Artisan Cheese in Oak Lawn. Fancy cheese plates are expensive at restaurants, but it's easy to do a good DIY job at home -- if you know what to get. Cheesemonger Rich Rogers is easily the ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014

    The Blind Butcher Has a Vision for Meat

    And it's got the beer goggles to match.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    East Hampton's Burger Is Not the Burger Dallas Needs, But It's the Burger Dallas Deserves

    The good news is: Dallas will not crumble tomorrow if a new cheeseburger isn't debuted in the city limits. All new cheeseburgers are welcome, of course: I'm not purporting some sort of cheeseburger xenophobia here. I'm just saying that on the burger majesty scale we here in Dallas are Burger Kings. ... More >>

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