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Fruits and Vegetables

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Ex-Marine Alex Perez Danced with the Devil Six Times Saturday (This Story is Actually About Doughnuts. Crazy, huh?)

    This past Saturday, Alex "Moose" Perez danced with the devil at the first annual Hypnotic Donuts, World's Spiciest Donut Eating Contest. The masochist battle started with a plain old glazed doughnut (a teaser), then went on to three subsequent flavors that were increasingly hotter. The fourth and fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    World's Hottest Pepper Plants For Sale

    The Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" will destroy your mouth (but clear your sinuses).​You can buy anything online these days. Doesn't matter if you're searching for Ukrainian mail-order brides or a toothpick made from the penis bone of a raccoon, chances are you'll be able to find what you're looking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    5 Hot Sauces Your Mom Doesn't Want To Try

    ​For my birthday this year, I received a wonderful gift: Professor Phardtpounders Colon Cleaner. That's the kind of hot sauce packaging that makes you laugh, but also makes you a little nervous -- and if you're me, a lot excited. Colon Cleaner is a mustard-based hot sauce (great on a burger o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Georgia's Farmers Market: Worth the Drive to Collagen Country

    ​ Georgia's Farmers Market 916 E. 15th St., Plano 972-516-4765 Try: East Texas peaches Don't try: apple cobbler in a jar When I heard there was a farmers market in Plano, I was like, "Oh, you mean Sprouts?" And Plano looked at me all shocked (because her botox-ed face is stuck that way) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Chef Casey Thompson Talks About Opening Brownstone; No Top Chef This Season

    ​Casey Thompson, the former Top Chef contestant who scored her first Quickfire win by encrusting foie gras in pecans, is committed to serving Texas products at her new Fort Worth restaurant. But she revealed by phone this morning that she's having trouble sourcing critical ingredients, including o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    All Hail the Mighty Avocado, which, by the way, is a fruit

    Courtesy of Abacus​Don't get me wrong, I love winter and the seasonal dishes that come with it. I love me some creamy soups and hot chocolate, but by this time of the year, I'm ready for some summertime fare. Thankfully, summer's just around the corner, and my favorite fruits are coming back in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Remedy for a Jalapeno Overdose: Aguas Frescas

    From Wikipedia​Walk into your favorite taqueria or torteria, and chances are good you'll notice a couple of large, beehive-shaped glass jars standing sentinel atop a shelf or counter. Stepping to the counter, you place your food order, then scanning the menu under bebidas (beverages), you notice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    If Memory Serves: Cepelinai

    Knutux​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining what's wrong with me.It's a common dish in Lithuania, though not one that really sells the cuisine.The dish consists of wet dough grated from raw potatoes, molded around gristly meat and boiled for however long it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Spiral Diner's Faux Meatballs Win National Acclaim

    The prized dish.​A recent survey conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), ranked Spiral Diner's Sketti & Meatballs among the nation's top ten faux meatball dishes. You'd think the Spiral crew would be doing somersaults and touchdown dances over the news, but these guys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Kona Grill

    ​You might not know that Kona Grill has a completely separate menu for vegans. They keep it hidden behind the host's stand and don't advertise it on their regular menu. Why keep it hidden? No idea. As one of my friends says, "It's like winking at someone in the dark." Vegans who have been graced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Gluten-Free Vegan Joints

    A gluten-free vegan cookie.​Omnivores tend to think of veganism as a highly restrictive, complicated way to live. Considering vegans have cut out meat, dairy, eggs, and all other animal products from their diets, they're sorta right--especially here in the land of beef. So imagine what it's like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Farmer's Market Burger With Grilled Onion Relish

    ​Recipe demonstrated by Amy Green, 2nd place in Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Contest Football season is in full swing. With football season comes game day food, and what's the best game day food? Burgers...and of course, hot dogs and chips. But let's focus on meat patties today. Amy Green r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Veggie Guy: NAAN

    ​Ok--I'll admit it. The Shops at Legacy are pretty cool. Now if only they weren't all the way up in freakin' Oklahoma...erm...I mean Plano. I met up with my vegan buddy Drew at Legacy NAAN last week, where he'd set up a multiple-course vegan food tasting. It's located in the "old side [of the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Sweet Tomatoes

    The minestrone at Sweet Tomatoes in Irving.​Our Lisa Petty likes to poke fun at me about my avoidance of salads. "Do you EVER eat salads?" she snarks. But I do eat my fair share...only I'm not usually happy about it. Allow me to explain where I'm coming from. I was a Golden Corral kid. There wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Vegan-Friendly Tex Mex Chains

    Latin stir fry at Mi Cocina.​A lot of people ask me where they can get some good vegan Tex-Mex around town. I usually guide them to Monica's, where vegans can get the best enchiladas in Dallas, but I understand that driving down to Deep Ellum isn't always practical...especially if you're on the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Asian Mint

    Fresh spring rolls.​My good friend Sara and I met a few years ago at a yoga class. We instantly hit it off, and started doing everything together...grocery shopping, dining, working out. She even moved into my building. But over the past couple of months, we've both been on crazy schedules. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Roy's Natural Market

    ​After a rough Saturday night--I'll spare you the details, but I will say this: there was much vodka involved--Sunday's hangover carried into Monday. Tuesday--still not human. So I got online to Tweet about my misery. Then I saw a Tweet from one of my raw food friends that read, "Alcohol acts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Suma Veggie Cafe

    ​"Puff balls." That's what one of my non-veg friends calls the Orange "Chicken" at Suma Veggie Cafe. No--the guy's not the brightest bulb on the block, but others unfamiliar with vegan meat substitutes might also find it difficult to describe the glazed balls of who-knows-what...although, I now h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Houston's

    This week, Veggie Girl braved the crowds of plastically enhanced Women Who Lunch to try out Houston's. Rumored to have one of the best house-made veggie burgers in Dallas, Houston's is part of the Hillstone Restaurant quasi-chain that includes R D, across the street in Preston Center, and a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Toy's Cafe

    A real hole in the wall.Sure, I love the high life. But I'm kind of a sucker for the hole-in-the-wall, too. In fact, it's really just the middling places--the Golden Corral's of the world--that bug me. It's the Groucho Marx effect.You know: "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    On The Range: Guacamole

    On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items. Jon Sullivan"Was there ever a fruit as sensual as the avocado? So rough-hewn, dare-to-touch-me masculine on the outside, so yielding, inviting, soft spring green and feminine inside?...It's no wonder that this perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Veggie Girl: York St.

    Veggie Girl finds vegan and vegetarian options at Dallas establishments of all kinds. The column appears Tuesdays and Thursdays.I love a good storm. So when I woke up last Thursday to howling winds and sheets of furious rain, I resisted the urge to crawl back into bed and instead opted for staring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Fisherman's Stew

    Recipe Demonstrated By Roseanne Dileo of The Libertine BarJesse HugheyRoseanne Dileo has been cooking at The Libertine Bar for about a year, following stints as a server and general manager at the beloved lower Greenville pub. As much as she liked front-of-house money, though, she says she prefers t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Mai's

    View Larger MapNothing about Mai's is bad. There are plenty of things that are weird, though: the racks of dog-eared issues of US Weekly and Cosmopolitan, the soft-rock instrumental remixes of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "Take My Breath Away," the organza curtains that barely hide the parkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Dude Food: Tacos Chano's

    Google MapsTacos Chano's934 W. Jefferson Blvd.214-948-1846Dude Factor: 6, or "Cheap Floor Tiles" on a scale of 1 ("Montezuma's Revenge") to 10 ("Cheap Prescription Meds")One of my favorite things about visiting Mexico is haggling over the price of souvenirs. There's nothing like the rush of taking h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Nana

    It only took one vegetarian to convince Nana chef Anthony Bombaci to draw up a meat-free tasting menu. "They made reservations, they told us they were vegetarian and they paid for their food," Bombaci recalls. "And we served them meat." After their visit to Nana, Bombaci got a letter--"snail mai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Cosmic Cafe

    Fill in the blank: The best thing about Cosmic Café is... ...a deck of Tarot cards at every table. ...free yoga. ...unlimited mugs of soy chai. ...delicious plates of all-veggie food, whose prices all add up to multiples of nine. (We don't know why. We asked our waitress, and neither did she...b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Cliff Notes

    There's a new executive chef in the kitchen at the Belmont Hotel's Cliff Café. And she's been busy. Robin Gill Lacy has already revamped the café's menu, and her experience as prepared foods team leader at Whole Food Markets and culinary research and development coordinator at Veria Natural Welln ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008
  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chop Suey Syndrome

    Our restaurant critic travels to China to unravel the riddle: Why can't Dallas do Chinese?

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
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    October 14, 2004
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    October 14, 2004

    Best Buffet

    Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

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    October 14, 2004
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    October 14, 2004
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    October 14, 2004

    Best Greek Salad

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best BLT (tie)

    Lakewood Landing & Thomas Avenue Beverage Co.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Dog Food Selection

    Canine Commissary

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Appetizer

    Rooster's fried asparagus

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Salad (tie)

    Nikita | La Dolce Vita

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Big Salad

    Baker Bros. American Deli

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    September 25, 2003
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    September 26, 2002
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    September 26, 2002
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    September 26, 2002
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    September 26, 2002

    Best Use of Tofu in Fast Food

    Tofu Delight at Lover's Eggroll

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Pappadam (That's Right, Best Pappadam)

    Buddha's Special at Cosmic Café

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Appetizer

    Spinach and Artichoke Queso at Pappasito's Cantina

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
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