If you're a real food-nerd -- and I'm talking a Michael Pollan-readin', Farm Inc.-watchin', vegetable lovin', pro-farmer food nerd -- then you've likely heard about Joel Salatin. The sustainable agriculture guru, known for his advocacy for back-to-roots farming, got a lot of attention when he popula ... More >>
There was a minor furor in the media last year when a study conducted by a researcher at Standford's medical school concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are no healthier than their conventionally raised counterparts. This wasn't quite as newsworthy as the headlines made it sound, since the s ... More >>
The bakers union's new president has finally broken his silence following the collapse of Irving-based Hostess, baker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies. It was the bakers, after all, who largely sat out the attempted restructuring in a New York federal bankruptcy court, then dynamited the negotiations by ... More >>
Or was it all three?
In this week's cover story, we examine the demise of Irving-based Hostess, purveyor of Wonder Bread, Ho Hos, Twinkies and Ding Dongs -- basically all the stuff you should never put in your body. These days, pretty much everything is political, even the fate of snack food. Can blame for the company' ... More >>
News in Twinkie-world this morning is that Hostess Brands has "selected affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co. as the stalking horse bidder for the majority of the assets of the Company's snack cake business, which includes both Hostess® and Dolly Madison® branded produc ... More >>
1. Taco Bell rolls out the Cool Ranch taco shell, as posted on Facebook just this morning. Don't tease, Taco Bell. Please, don't tease.
Buzz looks back on 2012 before the memories go where they belong: up in smoke.
The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Employees Strike Back - Twinkie's Endwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart took on Hostess, finally providing the definitive postmortem on ... More >>
Update at 3:31 p.m.: Just heard back from Paul Quinn President Michael Sorrell who told me this is part of an ongoing effort to make the school's dining options healthier. They've added a grill and cut back on fried food in recent years, and there's the garden, of course. "The reality is that our s ... More >>
Welcome to the return of The Box, the mean-ass game we play with chefs in town just because we like seeing these important-types give us the stink eye. Last time, Chef Chad Houser gave our The Box the stink eye and then made us fancy Easter Dinner out of Peeps and popcorn. This time, we gave our The ... More >>
Hostess, the Irving-based maker of beloved school-lunch snacks like the Twinkie and the Ho-Ho, is in financial trouble, according to the Wall Street Journal. A source tells the paper that the processed food giant will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this week. Hostess also owe ... More >>
The Stand recently opened at 2916 McKinney, just where the street splits to one-way traffic. The name is a reference to a burger or hotdog "stand," and inside two Airstream trailers serve as such. The patio that wraps around the front of the restaurant could be a cool spot to hang on a nice d ... More >>
Last night, Texas' own Kelly Clarkson did something Americans do: She casually endorsed a candidate for President on her Twitter account. That person was fellow Texan Ron Paul. Cue Twitstorm. Today she clarified her stance, sort of: "I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was ... More >>
This week in food blogs, some special people ate special meals, Dallas placed ahead of Anchorage but behind everywhere else, and someone finally thought to stick corndogs in cocktails. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz decides Wild Salsa is decent for its hit-or-miss selection of tacos, passa ... More >>
It's times like these in life that you finally realize: "I should have eaten more pie."Boy, that was a doozy. Nothing like stuffing yourself in a closet with five other people plus a dog to put apple pie and mopping floors in perspective. (Of the former: Life's short and I should eat more; of ... More >>
If this is The End, we're getting KFC Double Downs.The end of the world cometh this Saturday, right y'all? We figure, whether we believe that or not, better to be safe (and full of cheesecakes) than sorry. So, here's our list of eight quick and easy rapture meals your whole family can enjoy: ... More >>
He's dead! Shot in the head! Please pass the bread! Stay classy, Dallas.It sounds like soft shell crabs and In-N-Out are finally coming to Dallas, so it's been a good week in Dallas food blogs. Read on. City of Ate Kristy Yang has some mixed feelings about Il Cane Rosso. She was disappointed ... More >>
Horne & Dekker proves it: You can't trust the media.You know the feeling you get when you read a music review, and the critic is all "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life, I swear!" and then you go buy the CD and it sucks and you feel like a chump? I had that feeling at Horn ... More >>
On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on chocolatier Stephen Smith of nib chocolates. Today, we asked Smith to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. I was raised in...a military family. My friends say I'm...too laid back. Too relaxed. My momma told me ... More >>
holytaco.comDespite City of Ate's obvious culinary prowess, there are some events that are better off catered by the freezer section -- the Super Bowl, for example. On February 6, you'll have a lot of football to watch and commercials to critique. Go ahead and buy these Super Bowl staples and ... More >>
This dude definitely needs to lay off the fried foods.An event designed to celebrate tightly corseted wenches and bloodthirsty jousters isn't exactly synonymous with restraint, but organizers of this year's Texas Renaissance Festival are promoting the fair's healthy snacks. The festival, bil ... More >>
Not satisfied with winning "best taste" honors at yesterday's Big Tex Choice Awards, fried Frito pie inventor Michael Thomas has implied he'd like his concoction to become a concession stand staple. "The deep-fried Frito pie is a game changer for fair food," Thomas told The Dallas Morning Ne ... More >>
Labor Day used to be a really big deal. Back when a minimum wage was considered radical and child labor was the norm, workers turned out in fearsome numbers to march for their rights. More than 10 thousand workers joined the first-ever Labor Day parade in New York in 1882, many of them weari ... More >>
We salute you, lazy asses!Independence Day is coming up and you're in charge of bringing dessert to the office potluck, the familyfest or the epic drinkathon with your friends. Screw making a flag cake. Instead, assert your right to pursue happiness -- lazy = happy in our book -- and bring one of ... More >>
Dunno why Food Network never sent out a heads-up that last night's episode of Chefs vs. City -- a sorta-kinda culinary Amazing Race pitting Aaron Sanchez and Chris Cosentino against two comers -- took place in Dallas. Good thing the 6-year-old who lives in my house likes to wrap up his Sundays wi ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter 10 years, this is where we ended up: four deep-fried butter balls topped with garlic and grape sauce. How did we get to the point where we'd actually eat this?In the early 2000s, we came to the State Fair of Texas with a doe-eyed, innocent kind of hunger. We'd get a ... More >>
Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Pluckers 5500 Greenville Ave.(214) 363-9464 Promised Delivery Time: 60-75 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 80 minutes Scoring Summary: Entire order arriving with appropr ... More >>
Go Go Burger6129 Main St., Frisco214-472-2715Cute, the place is cute. So much so that it has a teenage girl atmosphere about it.In fact, five suburban kids sat gossiping behind me last time out. And I must say, teenage life in Frisco is really, really scandalous. Their hushed innuendos repeatedly bu ... More >>
Texas-OU is great and all, but what about the Cotton Bowl's other 51 Saturdays a year?
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
Mamma Mia! makes merry at Fair Park; All About Bette gets eyes rolling
DTC is seeing Violet
Soon, Dallas students can learn the restaurant biz in school
Big Daddy's Grill House is good, but bring a defibrillator
Blue Man Group started as a joke. It's not as funny anymore.
At least the food's not fake at Josephine's
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Reese Witherspoon goes home to Alabama, and it ain't sweet
Early success was almost the end of Ray Wylie Hubbard
Ray Wylie Hubbard is no longer up against the wall, redneck mother
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