Main Dish Recipes

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Dallas Food Lovers That Are Actually Fun

    If you're like most everyone, you're already having trouble with your New Year's resolutions. Maybe you haven't folded yet, but surely the gears of self-doubt have begun to turn, challenging your will to move forward. Eventually you'll crumble, hanging this year's resolution in the closet, ready to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    A Year's Worth of Advice, Kitchen Disasters, and Burns from Dallas Chefs and Restauranteurs

    Throughout last year, we took time to talk to a good number of chefs in Dallas who willingly imparted advice on cooking, management and burning. Following is a highlight reel from some of the city's finest. Last spring we asked a few chefs for advice for recent culinary school grads... Danyele Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Burning Questions with Marc Cassel of 20 Feet Seafood, on Books, Beef-Eating Vegans and Old-School Taco Bell

    In this week's issue of Burning Questions, in which we quiz a chef about cookbooks, worst meals, food shames and whatever else comes to mind, we hear from Marc Cassel, the man behind 20 Feet Seafood Joint. What are a few of your favorite cookbooks? The Internet has made the cookbook question sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Ramen Slowly Taking Over Dallas and the Rest of Texas

    Earlier this week Robb Walsh predicted a tsunami of ramen on his blog Texas Eats, but the deluge has already started here in Dallas. News that a dedicated ramen restaurant called Tanoshi Ramen would grace Deep Ellum with steaming bowls of noodles broke late last year. That restaurant is expect to op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    E Bar Wins The Katy Trail Taco Run With A "Carnitas" Taco

    E Bar quietly opened more than a month ago, but their performance at the Katy Trail Taco Run was anything but silent. The organized race paired with taco tastings drew almost 2,000 participants who voted E Bar's carnitas tacos as the best. A panel of judges agreed and E Bar swept the contest, taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    At Pecan Lodge, the Brisket Taco of My Dreams

    My first brisket taco was a major disappointment. Not because it wasn't good -- the first taco in my two-taco order disappeared in just over a minute -- but because it was so far from what I'd pictured when I first heard of brisket tacos. Brisket is a Texas thing, right? A half-crazy pit master wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Chick-fil-A Courts Your Babies, As Long As They're Straight

    Chick-fil-A is rolling out a new Kid's Meal, according to a recent news release, aimed at fighting childhood obesity and promoting good nutrition. Comprised of grilled chicken nuggets, low-fat milk and fruit, either in a cup for finger-eating, or pureed in a bag for squeezing, the meals tally just o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Tips for Having a Safe, Sterile July 4th Picnic...Even Though You Shouldn't

    Salmonella hates America. Fight back! Eat indoors!​About 48 million Americans get food-borne illness per year, and of that heaving-and-hurling 48 million, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means roughly one in six Americans w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Filipino Food: At Least One Reason to Envy California

    Photos by Kristy YangFilipino-style pigs feet. Yes, you will love them.​(Walk the Wok correspondent Kristy Yang has been taking some very long walks lately, so we thought we'd have her tell us about Asian food elsewhere. Presumably, City of Aters do step out of the In-N-Out line now and then a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Tim Love's Pickle...Nah, That's Too Easy...It's Just a Recipe

    ​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we learned about chef Tim Love's inspiration for his Love Shack burger joint, along with a secret, off-menu item he likes to order when he's in the mood for one of his burgers. Tomorrow, we'll give you the lowdown on the new Denton location and ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    And The Winner is...Eaters at This Oscar-Themed Feast

    Bone Marrow might be an intense choice for 127 Hours. Another idea, after the jump.​As the Academy has expanded its list of Oscar nominees to a whopping 10 films, it's become harder for even interested movie fans to see every movie on the Best Picture roster. So City of Ate today presents an edibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    La Fiorentina's Nicola Calamari Clams Up

    ​On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Nicola Calamari, executive chef at La Fiorentina. Yesterday, we asked Calamari to finish a few sentences for us. Today, he shares a recipe for pasta with clams. The recipe follows after the jump.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Part 2: Matthew McCallister on Dreams, Hard Work and the Dangers of Hot Caramel

    Photo by Robert Bostick​Yesterday, we profiled the fast-rising Matthew McCallister, executive chef at Stephan Pyles. In part two of our three-part series, today we pose a few questions to McCallister. Tune in tomorrow as McCallister demonstrates one of his recipes for City of Aters. CofA: Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Grilled Muffler-etta Panini

    Recipe Demonstrated by Richie Rudkin of Buli Café ​There are certain restaurants where you feel at home the moment you step inside the door for the first time. You are immediately greeted with smiling faces from staff and satisfied customers with their mouths half full (always a good sign).Buli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Camarones A La Veracruzana

    Recipe Demonstrated By Jesse Sanchez Of La Calle Doce Jesse Sanchez loves the restaurant business. It's a family thing. Back in 1981, his brother-in-law Oscar Sanchez took over a hard-luck spot in Oak Cliff that even the Cuellar family of El Chico fame couldn't conquer. Almost 30 years later, ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2002

    Empire Strikes Back

    This modest bar and grill dishes out good food with culinary glitter

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Okra Shock

    Gumbo's grub could be addicting

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Well Done

    Steak the most promising of restaurateur's endeavors

  • Dining

    September 6, 2001

    Naked Buddha

    Fishbowl-zen den is a lot less clever than it thinks

  • Dining

    June 7, 2001

    Hurricane Warning

    There's more to like about the Hurricane Grill than just the 45-ounce hurricanes

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Fat Like Me

    Nothing our rotund reporter tried could help him lose weight. Finally, he attacked his belly through his melon. That's right. He's been hypnotized.

  • Dining

    March 1, 2001

    On the Rack

    Racks Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Finger food

    Be a kid again and bring a bib to Ghion

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Pyramid platitudes

    Pyramid Grill is good, in a dull way

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    ... Thai me down

    Thai Garden is totally lacking

  • Dining

    June 17, 1999

    Southwest jet set

    New Blue Mesa is cactus country with afterburners lit

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999

    Sushi slights

    Everything rocks at Sushi Nights, except maybe the raw fish

  • Dining

    April 15, 1999

    Pub crawl

    Dishing up a Cock & Bull story, with a touch of Blarney

  • Dining

    March 11, 1999

    Made to order

    Sampling down-home cooking, European style

  • Dining

    February 25, 1999

    Mexican light

    Taco Diner tries to marry subtlety with Tex-Mex -- somehow, it works

  • Dining

    January 7, 1999

    Bare-knuckle steak

    Sullivan's isn't a knockout, but the points add up

  • Dining

    August 13, 1998

    Two out of three ain't bad

    The beer and the company are great at the Tipperary Inn. Just stay away from the food.

  • Dining

    August 6, 1998

    Protein's protege

    Unlike the calmness of Al Biernat the man, Biernat's the restaurant is a bit schizophrenic

  • Dining

    July 16, 1998

    Resurrecting diner grub

    Maybe Guthrie's needs a seance

  • Dining

    February 19, 1998

    Hole-in-the-wall treasure

    Tasty Greek is disheveled, but the food cleans up

  • Dining

    May 29, 1997

    Amazing grace

    Jim Severson's new restaurant has the Wright stuff

  • Dining

    April 24, 1997

    Taming Cowtown

    The Basses put the 'fort' back in Fort Worth and bankroll a restaurateur's paradise

  • Dining

    March 27, 1997

    Let's not

    'Doing lunch' in Dallas can leave you holding the bag

  • Dining

    February 27, 1997

    Our way

    Modo Mio offers its Italian unadorned but not unappreciated

  • Dining

    November 28, 1996

    Math test

    Moon Under Water stumbles onto Dallas' pub scene

  • Dining

    November 14, 1996

    Delighting in the details

    Picardys is much more than shrimp--or even seafood

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    Bread and Circuses

    When food legend Julia Child came to Texas spreading her gospel of good eating, no one was spared. Not even Big Tex

  • Dining

    June 20, 1996

    No place in the West End

    To hell with authenticity, Y.O. Ranch has great cowboy grub

  • Dining

    May 2, 1996

    The edible canvas

    The DMA's Seventeen-Seventeen is an artistic masterpiece

  • Dining

    March 28, 1996

    Adventures in dining

    Sahara provides a welcome oasis in Dallas' dining desert

  • Dining

    November 23, 1995

    Joey's 15 minutes

    The son of a famous Houston restaurateur gets ground up in the hype machine

  • Dining

    October 26, 1995

    Princess for a day

    Don your rhinestone tiara: The Pyramid's prix-fixe dinner is the best deal in town

  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    Chinese quackers

    Joe Chow's May Dragon serves first-rate Peking Duck in stylish surroundings

  • Dining

    January 5, 1995

    Currying favor

    Royal Thai is undoubtedly the prettiest Thai restaurant in town

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