In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. After Michelle Obama visited Dallas' public schools in 2012, Dora Rivas, the district's ... More >>
Good news for fans of America's national pastime. A new study finds that even heavy drinkers have a lower mortality rate than people who are complete teetotalers. The University of Texas at Austin study, headed by psychologist and national hero Charles Holahan, just released the results under the ... More >>
Walmart issued a press release today with promises of a new fresh produce guarantee, which raises the question of the previous policy regarding fresh produce. Was fresh not already a guarantee? Well, there is a "100 percent money-back guarantee" for produce, meaning if your banana didn't live up t ... More >>
We thought we'd take a break from writing about fried meats to mention that a new study just came out about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Spoiler: Vegetarian diets are good for you, which is probably not a surprise. What is surprising is that there are numbers to back it up now: over a s ... More >>
Gloomy weather got you down? Need a heart-warming pick-me-up? Check out this video produced by the Natural Resource Defense Council. It highlights the four recent recipients of this year's Growing Green Awards -- an annual celebration of some pretty special food people. One of them you'll know for ... More >>
Yesterday the company HapiLabs unveiled the world's first "smart fork" that tracks eating behavior bite by bite. The creator of HAPIfork, Dave Graveline (who, by the way, is a skinny Frenchman), promises that by not eating too fast or too much, we will be "happier." From the HapiLabs Facebook page ... More >>
Every once in a very long while I like to make believe I have a little something called willpower. And like most other folks on this planet, I get a surge of confidence in my nonexistent willpower right around January 1. See also: Our Best of 2012 Winners Now, I have this thing that tends to ruin ... More >>
Were you a lunch line kid? I was mostly, until Smithville ISD put in a "snack line," which allowed the kids who could afford it to eat pizza and french fries every day, while the others went through the line. In retrospect, it was wrong. Every bit of it. I hope they don't still do that. The scenar ... More >>
Start Restaurant at 4814 Greenville, neighbor to Desporados Mexican Restaurant, is a new upscale fast-casual restaurant set to open the first week of August. The concept is healthy food, made with pure ingredients, quickly. So you can hit the drive- thru, and feel good about it afterwards. Some ... More >>
Dallas girl Lindsey Cook is in a tight race with Mary Edwards from California as the fan favorite in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight -- a fight that could mean a nice influx of cash for the Deep Ellum Urban Gardens. In case you missed it, through a contest at the State Fair, Cook was chosen to go to N ... More >>
As an avid runner and cook, Lindsey Cook of Dallas loves to create healthy dishes, like her quinoa and turkey stuffed bell peppers. Easy, versatile and full of deliciousness, Cook was so smitten with the recipe that she entered it in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight contest. From there, the dish ... More >>
Maybe they should include simple check boxes for Slim Jims and Doritos.It's hard to find people who agree with me here, but food diaries are worthless. A food diary is a log of everything you ate, where and who you ate it with and what you were feeling as you ate it, (Everyone who jots down ... More >>
While a new culinary nutrition textbook is geared toward chefs working in professional kitchens, a co-author says the book's advice would be equally appropriate for amateurs charting new diet plans for 2011. "Moderation and variety is the key," says Cathy Powers, a former Culinary Institute ... More >>
Before the food industry figured out how to leech fat from snacks and pump up beverages with added caffeine, eaters who wanted to lose weight or gain energy had to craft their diets from what they found in their pantries. Here, a guide to forgotten health foods from a century ago.
Roy Beard is closing Roy's Natural Market come August.Used to get a lot of sore throats, from, well, let's just call it "cigarette" smoking. That was back in the '80s when I, well, let's just say smoked. Invariably, the tickle in my throat would progress to soreness, which would progress to a ... More >>
No matter how many talented chefs Michelle Obama invites to the White House, or how many vegetable costumes Jamie Oliver dons, it seems unlikely school nutritionists will ever be able to strike pizza from their cafeteria menus. "You can't stop buying pizza for kids," says Sherry Brokenberry, ... More >>
Low-sodium saucesEditor's note: Apparently, feeding kids is a lot more complicated than tossing them a box of Pop-Tarts and a 3-liter jug of root beer. Who knew? For the breeders among you readers, here's a wrap-up of newsy, nutritional items Hanna shipped in from the School Nutrition Associa ... More >>
Carmine's Pizzeria 2006 San Jacinto 214-220-9039Quote Time: 45 minutes Actual Time: An impressive 35 minutes Pricey: -20 Coupons: 10 Interesting Specialty Pizzas: 25 Health Conscious Low-Fat Mozzarella: 15 Crispy Bacon!: 15 Fresh Toppings Selection: 15 Basic Pasta and Appetizer Selecti ... More >>
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 >>
An American style milkshake in part requires a blend that will stand a spoon but can be sipped from a straw without much trouble. Response to last week's ranking of ten different milkshakes, however, suggests some people really don't consider the difference between a milkshake and stirred up ice ... More >>
An SMU biologist thinks the secret to the fountain of youth may be found by putting fruit flies on a diet.
Spiral Diner & Bakery lets you avoid sins of the flesh
Barnes & Noble hosts the Sneaky Chef
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
A man eats fast food for a month--guess what happens
Whole Foods Market
Interest groups battle over your next meal
Square Meal at Dream Café
Salsa at Whole Foods Market
Dallas' pent-up lust for exotic foods has finally been met with the opening of Central Market. Will shopping ever be the same? Will our appetites?
Ann's Health Food Center
Out of a Flower
Does anybody eat low-fat/no-fat ice cream?
Whole Foods Market & Roy's Natural Market
Whole Foods Market
Worldwide Food, Inc.
The 'clean food' at Preston's comes close
Ray Audette hunts with a hawk and eats like a caveman. He says his meaty diet stopped his hair from falling out, cured his diabetes--and will make you healthy too