If I hadn't recently reviewed Ellen's Southern Kitchen, which took over the defunct Heart Attack Grill space, I might not have written about the H.A.G. ever again. It's hard to believe the temple to excess is still in the news at all. Unless, of course, more people die while eating burgers in the re ... More >>
If you haven't noticed, after a few days of doom and gloom the sun was shining outside. It's a good day for some patio drinking, if you know what I'm saying. Don't get out there too soon though. We've got a week to wrap up, first, and this has been a really good one for City of Ate.
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Catherine DownesThe V Spot Cafe opened on Henderson.October has been a busy month for restaurant owners in Dallas, with many restaurants opening and some closing their doors for good. Some notable additions to the city include Vegan café, V Spot and Alberto Lombardi's latest project, Bistro ... More >>
Alex FineThe News' Bruce Tomaso reported this afternoon that Heart Attack Grill, the controversial burger joint in the West End, may be on its death bed:
On Wednesday, a new sign went up, this one a notice that the landlord has changed the locks "because of delinquent rent payment or violati ... More >>
The month of May has proven to be an eventful one. The Californian mega-chain In-N-Out Burger made its Texas debut in Frisco and Allen, The Cedars Social finally celebrated its grand opening, and plenty more new culinary establishments have popped up along the way. Not to mention, a few have clos ... More >>
Tic Tacs and copious amounts of coke are all you need to have a body like a super model. And beriberi.I have spent about 17 minutes of my entire life dieting. I did it to teach myself healthy eating habits so my body doesn't explode on my 25th birthday, when my metabolism is supposed to scree ... More >>
This week, presumably, Dallas has moved past waiting three hours for and crying over hamburgers. We're on to more sophisticated things, like hamburgers with 8,000 calories, ballpark grub and how much we all hate the word "gooey." Read on.
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If you haven't already been reminded by 90 coworkers today, we're happy to tell you that today's Friday the 13th. According to Wikipedia, fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. So now you know that. Nerd.
Since today's already unlucky, in the spirit of getting screwed by ... More >>
All photos by Jenny Block The 1 pound Double Bypass burger...for $9.24. For $1.85: 8 more bacon slices!A neon sign hangs in the window of a new Dallas burger shop. "Taste worth dying for," it reads. The neon in the window confirms your suspicion that some less-than-subtle gimmickry is at play: "O ... More >>
These are the assholes who line-jumped at In-N-Out. In case you'd forgotten.Copper River salmon is nearly back in season, and Dallas plans to open up a new Central Market this year. A recipe for soft shell crab emerges. That's all that happened this week in food bloggery.
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Completely lost in New York during my trip to the James Beard Awards, I stumbled upon Holey Cream. Based on the name, I thought it must be a sex shop. Turns out, it's better: Holey Cream Outrageous Donuts and Ice Cream is a dessert shop that will make you an ice cream sandwich out of donuts a ... More >>
Heart Attack Grill is scheduled to open in the West End on May 13.
This video, posted in 2010, features Blair River -- the 575-pound guy who used to be the spokesperson for Heart Attack Grill's location in Arizona until he died in March at the age of 29.
And here's a clip from Nightline. My favo ... More >>