Guy Fieri

  • 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

    October 3, 2014

    The New Dallas Farmers Market Is Getting Some Promising New Restaurants

    In the process of revamping the formerly-meh Dallas Farmers Market into something that at least marginally represents local growers, the private operators who bought the Market from the City of Dallas have made some serious changes, like kicking the parking spaces out of the produce sheds and tighte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Overheard at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014: The Best Quotations

    Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Casa Rubia Chef Omar Flores on Leaving Driftwood and Dallas Diners' Fleeting Love

    It's already been a big year for Chef Omar Flores, and we're only four months in. After running the kitchen at well-reviewed seafood spot Driftwood, Flores swooped into Trinity Groves with a modern concept for Spanish tapas. Then, the world noticed. In only the first six months of being open, Casa R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Wilco's Eight Albums, Ranked From Best to Worst

    Halfway through "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," the leadoff track on 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. That's when I stopped listening to Wilco, which had been one of my favorite bands of the '90s because of their first three albums- A.M., Being There and Summerteeth, as well as the fab "Mermaid Avenu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    An Ode to Louie's Other Pie, From Scratch and Made by Mom Herself

    Been to Louie's lately? You know the place: bad parking, cash and AmEx only, expensive cans of beer, potentially surly waitresses and all that other fine stuff. Customers just either get the whole-in-the wall spot or they don't. Whether or not you like cracker-like pizza crust and flavors (both cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Music Questions

    Editor: We have so many questions in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you sprint w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Burger Smackdown: Deep Ellum Fast Casual Class, Twisted Root Vs. Uncle Uber's

    Here's how it went down. I dropped into Twisted Root at 11:30, refreshed and ready to pummel my arteries with some serious burger action. The line started at the register and reached to the door. I was at the end of it. See Also: Burger Smackdown: Dive Bar Class, Club Schmitz Versus Adair's Saloon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    A Quickfire Interview with Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G.

    To be quite honest, I've never been a huge fan of Bitchin' Kitchen. It's just that it's an assault on the senses. Loud, busy, with lots of costumes, oiled up half naked dudes and whatnot. It's too much. If you haven't heard of Bitchin' Kitchen, it's a show on The Cooking Channel (AKA The Other Food ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011

    Postcard from Texas Meth Country

    In one East Texas town, a new brand of meth lab has business -- and the occasional house -- booming.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    "I Am a Whore," and Other Things Anthony Bourdain Said in Dallas Last Night

    ​Not even Game 6 of the World Series could keep local food fetishists from getting their Anthony Bourdain fix last night. The author-speaker-cook-TV-host-and-more took the Majestic stage to a nearly packed house last night, for a talk and Q and A sponsored by City of Ate. (Read my interview wi ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2011

    Dough Pizzeria Napoletana: VPNot

    Preston Hollow's newest Pizzeria makes decent pizza, but it's not as authentic as the menu claims

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Eat Street: James Cunningham Celebrates Street Food ... Not Here, Of Course

    Eat Street host James Cunningham lets food serve as the real star of his show.​Eat Street leads with one of its many trump cards when it starts out each episode with chrome-domed host, James Cunningham, just taking up some space on a city sidewalk, shooting the breeze. Cunningham may have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Think Cupcakes Are Over? Tell it to Gigi.

    Photos by Kristy YangGina "Gigi" Butler: With God and frosting on her side, anything is possible.​Dallas' love affair with cupcakes continues. The force is strong in those miniature desserts, and a new aspirant has thrown its hat into the oven. And after having met the queen bee of the newest ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    In the Matter of Avila v. Avila

    Spike Johnson​"Heartbreaking." "Painful." That is how Anita Avila describes the fight over the restaurant on Maple Avenue she and her husband opened in January 1986. In the end, she says, all she wants is for the restaurant to reopen with her once more running the operation, as she'd done before h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The Fight Over Avila's Results in Lawsuits, a Gutted Restaurant and a Sad Family Feud

    The inside of Avila's on Maple Avenue, four days after Ricardo Avila cleaned out the restaurant​I've been trying to keep up with the dramatic doings at Avila's on Maple Avenue via SideDish for the past week, which hasn't been easy -- especially following today's item concerning the beloved restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Pho From Home: Finding Perfection

    ​In Pho From Home we seek out the variety of pho--authentic, Texified, good and bad--available in restaurants, starting in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and winding all the way around the Dallas area.I am staring at a forty-paged PDF file on my laptop. My mother, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Dude Food: Avila's

    Noah W. BaileySeriously, Avila's, somebody could have parked there.​Avila's 4714 Maple Ave.214-520-2700Dude Factor: 8, or "Nuevo Laredo", on a scale of  1 ("Stays in Mexico") to 10 ("El Paso")A wise man once said "don't shit where you eat, kid." Whoever built Avila's blatantly ignored his adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    10 Questions: Jeff Harris of Craft

    Harris is so new, the restaurant website still lists Zappola as chef. So here's the interior, instead.When chef Anthony Zappola left for Craft in Los Angeles, the restaurant promoted Harris to the top spot.Formerly sous chef in Tom Colicchio's Dallas outpost, Harris arrived from Craft New York ... More >>