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 >>
It's been more than a year since schools in California, Illinois and New Mexico banned the sale of Flamin' Hot Cheetos on campus, but the pungent Plano-made snack food is still the source of trouble for kids. New evidence suggests that eating several bags of the stuff can cause, along with all the o ... More >>
RestaurantNews.com reported last week that Mark Cuban has invested in Find Me Gluten Free, a restaurant search and review app for iPhone and Android users. He stumbled upon this latest venture by way of Naked Pizza, a national chain that serves up healthy pizza on gluten-free crust, which Cuban is a ... More >>
Yesterday we talked about The Dallas Morning News and its editorial campaign against allowing children in poor neighborhoods to have ice cream -- more specifically, their call for tough law enforcement measures against ice cream trucks whose low-quality music systems apparently have been causing dis ... More >>
A rapidly expanding restaurant learns good hands are hard to find.
Saturday, January 14, at Texas Theatre
Candy corn is grosser than gross.Candy corn, I hate you. Mainly because -- and I'm going to be blunt here -- you fucking suck. You taste like pre-digested marshmallows and Sweet Vanilla Shit Meadow Febreze had a flavor baby. You're punishment candy. People who give out candy corn on Halloween wou ... More >>
Gluten-free brownies. The U.S. Senate has officially declared today National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. So, we all need to stop at some point and think about our annoying friends who can't eat anything because ... OK. OK. You're not annoying. Your disease is annoying. And, honestly, we hat ... More >>
Try some local, organic, gluten-free food without a 'tude.
"Cupcakes will be out and muffins will be in," a Central Market spokeswoman promised me in a recent e-mail heralding the grocery store's newest line of baked goods. "You heard it here first!" I'm all for dethroning cupcakes, but haven't muffins already had their moment? Even if Central Marke ... More >>
Customers at Dallas area Subway restaurants will soon be able to ask their sandwich artists to hold the gluten. According to a release published on Celiac.com, billed as the "first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease," Subway plans to test a gluten-free roll and gluten-fr ... More >>
Don't criticize it.Overall, it's been another great year for beer, at least from my perspective here in North Texas. If I didn't suspect reader list burnout, I could probably do another top 10 piece on the best developments of the past year, and even another on things I'm most looking forward to ... More >>
Man, we are so sick of eating all that kamut.2010 was supposed to be kamut's year. Industry watchers in 2009 predicted the wheat-like grain associated with King Tut would ride a celiac wave to greatness this year, sharing American pantries with papadum and coconut-milk pancake mix. The big n ... More >>
Delfi's World [In Focus], via FlickrA couple of notable news items came across the desk this weekend while you were out grillin' with Dad. Time to play catch up:Last Friday, June 19th, Nestle USA announced a voluntary recall of nearly four dozen Toll House refrigerated dough products. The action ... More >>
A couple good things have come out of the recession, when you stop and think about it. Some of the high end restaurants trimmed their prices, for one thing. Prix Fixe menus have become the rage. Places like Blue Collar Bar and Kent Rathbun's new place celebrate the depression era 'blue plate specia ... More >>
"I don't know what lactose intolerance is, but this sure feels like it." (Pat Johnson--not a famous person, but my administrative assistant years ago at a PBS station, probably muttered while she was transcribing one of my interview tapes. Not a new quote, I know--nor a statement of great impor ... More >>
Escape to the Pocket Sandwich Theatre
What is eggnog?
The Mozzarella Company
Dallas-based Supreme Beef fought what it believes are unfair regulations, only to wind up on the USDA's killing floor
Crescent City Café,
A fat substitute with some unpleasant potential side effects pits junk food against junk science
Peploe's potion mixes all the right ingredients