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Izmir Province

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Izmir Deli's Medi Burger Redefines the Working-Class Deli Burger

    A few weeks back, I was at a party where I didn't know many people and it got out that I was a food critic. This discovery usually leads to a lengthy interrogation regarding my weight -- "Why aren't you fat?" -- but these guys were actually pretty cool. We hung out drinking beer and eating bad pizza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Green Grocer, an Independent Specialty Grocer, is Moving to Lower Greenville

    Green Grocer, a Chicago-based specialty-grocer, announced today it's opening a second location (and first outside of Chicago) at 3614 Greenville Ave. The 4,000-square-foot retail space is five blocks south of Mockingbird Lane across from Café Izmir. Green Grocer is a one-stop specialty market for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Times Ten Cellars Cabernet Franc:
    A Gentler Cab Ride

    ​Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red varietal in the world, so much so that if you were to walk into any bar and say, "I'll have a cab," the bartender will assume you mean Cabernet Sauvignon and act accordingly. These days, however, another cab is being called more frequently by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Izmir Market and Mediterranean Deli vs. Fadi's Mediterranean Grill: Hummus Hoedown

    ​Delectably creamy, nutty and decidedly vegan, the simple plate of hummus has taken its place on mainstream plates across the globe. And why not, the dish is relatively low in fat and calories, and serves our need for detoxifying agents. This is a bonus after a 3-day bender. Nutrition aside, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Elbow Room Delivers the Goods

    ​ The Elbow Room 3010 Gaston Ave. 214-828-9488 Roadrunner-like delivery speeds: 15 Delivers at extreme hours: 25 Ability to cure hangover: 18 Crazy good bar food: 30 Total: 88 I had an occasion to spend some time with a friend who lives in a loft in eye-shot of the Dallas Farmers Market. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Sal's Pizza

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Sal's Pizza2525 Wycliff (Dallas)214-522-1828Second location:5700 Legacy (Plano)972-943-8600Promised delivery time: 30 minutesActual delivery time: 27 minutesScoring Summar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009
  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: 4th Quarter Review

    ​Once Izmir captured all but two points in a stunning performance earlier this year, the Knockers leader board became a race of also-rans...or also-also-rans in this particular three month span.It was, without question, the most lackluster quarter in the storied history of How 'Bout Them Knockers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Oliver's Eatery

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Oliver's Eatery 4727 Frankford Rd972-818-5445Promised Delivery Time: 25 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 15 minutes Scoring Summary:Speed Racer type delivery: 40 Extra crac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Domino's Pizza

    dominos.com/Patrick MichelsMy Domino's order: even hotter in real life. But online, the pizza was less like a greasy sponge.​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Dominos.comdelivered from 4420 Gaston Ave.Promi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Papa John's Pizza

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Papa John's PizzaDenton (2 locations)Promised delivery time: 30 minutesActual delivery time: 26 minutesScoring summary:All important phone courtesy: 9.7 Speed of delivery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Qdoba Mexican Grill

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Qdoba Mexican Grill 6505 W. Park Blvd.,  Plano972-403-7372 Promised Delivery: 60 minutes Delivery Time: 45 minutes Scoring Summary:Finally having Mexican food del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Nara Pizza & Oven

    localism.com​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Nara Pizza & Oven3716 Belt Line, Addison972-488-3663Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 27 minutesScoring summary:Beating--nay, crushin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Pluckers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Brother's Pizza

    Something's wrong with this picture.​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Brother's Pizza 4151 Travis214-219-5200 Promised delivery time: 50 minutes Actual delivery time: 90 minutes The ScoreActually experien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Mango Thai

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Mango Thai Cuisine4448 Lovers Lane214-265-9996Promised delivery time: about 45 minutesActual delivery time: 48 minutesFriendliness of the guy on the phone: 11Ease of perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Chicago Rick's

    There are other warnings they should issue, as well.​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Chicago Rick's3628 Frankford972-307-4257Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 43 minutesLevel of phon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Piggie Pies Pizzas & Pasta

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Piggie Pies Pizzas & Pasta 5315 Greenville Suite 120 B 214-821-OINK Promised delivery time: 45 minutes Actual delivery time: 35 minutes Scoring Summary The promise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Oak Cliff PIzza

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Oak Cliff Pizza & Pasta1315 W. Davis St.214-941-8080Promised delivery time: 50 minutesActual delivery time: 56 minutesScoring SummaryEase of telephone communication: 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Pizzarella

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Pizzarella2155 Marsh Lane, Carrollton972-416-3333Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 40 minutesPhone order doubling as identity/data-mining center: -12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: New Big Wong

    Patrick Michels"Using the moon's gravity, we'll slingshot you back to rendezvous with the dumpling here."Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.New Big Wong2121 Greenville Ave214-821-4198Promised delivery time: 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Wang's Chinese Cafe

    Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Wang's Chinese Café6033 Luther Lane214-265-1688Promised delivery time: 45 minutes Actual delivery time: 60 minutes Scoring Summary:Having all my info on file for an easy ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: 2nd Quarter Review

    At the end of March it looked as if Quesa-D-Ya's and its 94 points would stay on top all year long. Then, two weeks into this quarter, a City of Ate staffer ordered from Izmir Market.Bye-bye, Quesa-D-Ya's. At least until the playoffs.For the most part, May-June proved to be strong months. Besides Iz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Oriental Lite Restaurant

    Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Oriental Lite Restaurant14925 Midway, Addison972-788-2288Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 31 minutesScoring:Quick and easy ordering: 6Surprisingly exte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Amico's Pizza & Pasta

    Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Amico's Pizza & Pasta4032 Cedar Springs214-520-1331Promised delivery time: None stated, and I didn't think to ask.Actual delivery time: 29:35 Phone friendliness: 20Not st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Texan Steak

    Patrick MichelsHere's a hot cooking tip for summer! Don't put Styrofoam in the microwave. Use the grill instead...Texan Steak4817 Ross Avenue214-521-7999Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 35 minutesNovelty of concept: 15No menu online, or discernible storefront on street: -20Hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Bangkok City

    Duck curry Bangkok City4503 Greenville Ave.214-691-8233Promised delivery time: 45-60 minutesActual delivery time: 59 minutesHaving to call 3 times before someone actually picked up the phone: -20Finally getting someone to answer, and very politely take my order: 15Double-checking my long order, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: NY Pizza

    I didn't take a picture of our NY Pizza deliveryman, but can tell you that he looked pretty much like the opposite of this person.NY Pizza3917 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., #103972-298-4700Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 37 minutesEase of telecommunication: 20No delivery charge: 10Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Tony's Pizza & Pasta

    Tony's Pizza & Pasta18918 Midway972-267-9180Promised delivery time: 50 minutesActual delivery time: 33 minutesScoring Summary:Real Italian accent on other end of line: 15Knocking 17 minutes ahead of schedule: 17Chance that arriving that far ahead of schedule can interfere just a bit: -5Simpson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Philly Connection

    Philly Connection6334 Gaston Ave., Dallas214-828-9070Promised delivery time: "Around 8"Actual delivery time: 8:10Flawless execution of the scheduled delivery: 20Would not deliver beer, so I had to leave the house after all ("I'm sorry, they don't let me do that."): 0Genu-wine Philly-made Tastykakes: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Izmir Market & Mediterranean Deli

    Izmir Market & Mediterranean Deli3607 Greenville Ave.Dallas, TX 75206214-824-8484Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 40 minutesAmazing phone voice, lady version (I'll explain): 11Option for a side Greek salad instead of chips: 5Super-nice delivery dude: 10Large dose of snappy ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 26, 2009

    DiTerra’s Urban Italian

    It's always wise to eat where waiters eat

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Drunk on Charity

    Take a swig out of breast cancer

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006

    A Nose for Art

    Morgan paints 'em scary

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004
  • Dining

    August 26, 2004

    Tight Quarters

    Saffron Room offers an intimate setting and a satisfying menu

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004

    Steppin' Out

    Colin Dunne is the anti-Michael Flatley

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2004
  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Comfort Food

    This tour keeps you in stitches

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Downtown Redevelopment

    Stone Street Gardens

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Delivery

    Izmir Market and Deli

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    July 18, 2002

    Chick Pea Smirk

    Café Izmir founder dares to ask the question, "got hummus?"

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2001

    New Year's Eve Guide

    Don't be caught at home when 2002 arrives

  • Dining

    September 11, 1997

    Noshing around the world

    Barcelona Tapas Bar offers eclectic, if mediocre, grazing

  • Dining

    February 6, 1997

    Success made simple

    What Else is the best new entry on the dining scene in a year

  • Dining

    January 16, 1997

    Well done

    In a business where being good often isn't enough, who will survive 1997?

  • Dining

    May 30, 1996

    Take your time

    Cafe Izmir has plenty of Middle Eastern delicacies on tapas

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