Michael Costa

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Things Got a Little Too Cheesy and Too Private This Week in Dallas Food

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    If Only We Could Have Fried Cake Balls at Sam's Club

    ​ This week in food news, diners and their dogs flocked to patios to enjoy the cooler weather, we got the results of this year's Big Tex Choice awards and actually found a guy who has a problem with cake balls. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz came across new friends and a new beer this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Too Hot to Eat is Too Hot to Think Much About Eating, Apparently

    Hungry burger fans mob the opening of Dallas proper's first In-N-Out. No, wait. They don't.​Even though a new In-N-Out opened, the only things hot this week were Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" peppers and the puzzling chains on Michael Costa's The Office Grill. Read on. City of Ate Welcome to ou ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Romancing the Revolting

    Che opens in June

  • Dining

    December 30, 2004

    Dining Tyranny

    Are we choosing ourselves crazy?

  • Dining

    August 26, 2004


    Legal battles over Vino & Basso

  • Dining

    July 1, 2004

    Moving On

    Deep Ellum crime sends Standard 2706 on its way

  • Dining

    June 24, 2004

    The Basso Bounce

    Vino & Basso owners face some troubles

  • Dining

    August 14, 2003

    See Dean Run

    It's been a good year for Preferred's McSherry

  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Come High Water

    Monica's owner hopes to open a pathway to heaven

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Dead Star

    Star Canyon goes out with a whimper, not a bang

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Celebrity du Jour

    Big-name chefs saturate an uncertain market

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Cabo Swap

    A clarification of the Cabo confusion

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Playing Chicken

    Come boom or bust Dallasites gotta eat--out, that is

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    Spelling Bee

    Fusion phonetics

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    Rope Burn

    Reata on the ropes?; Holiday Inn Select to offer Austin's Grill

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    American psycho-babble

    From beerhalls to boardrooms, personality tests claim to be a window into the soul. Are they a valid tool, or just psychological window dressing?

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Hash Over

    Run Daddy DMC Mixed hash

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Hash Over

    Village strokes; Mixed hash

  • Dining

    May 18, 2000

    Hash Over

    Tuscan lurch; Mixed hash

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Fallen star

    How greed, incompetence, and allegations of fraud sank Dallas' FoodStar Restaurant Group

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Eat these words

    The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999
  • Dining

    April 29, 1999
  • Dining

    April 22, 1999