Hopefully you made it to Iron Fork last night. Hopefully you dressed lightly. While massive blowers at the front of the venue did their best, the back of the Dallas Contemporary was quite warm. I'm half convinced that Matt McCallister's sweat was the magical ingredient that propelled the young chef ... More >>
It's almost here. This Wednesday our Iron Fork competition and food celebration will descend on the Design District. If you attended our Artopia event you'll remember the Dallas Contemporary as a top-notch venue with plenty of space for exploration. We're excited to fill the same venue with more tha ... More >>
Last Year's Iron Fork was a lot of fun, and as new restaurants step forward to participate in this year's event, I'm only getting more excited. In addition to securing the Dallas Contemporary, a bad-ass space with lots of room to move around, we're getting some really great eats.
You remember Mughl ... More >>
Surely you've asked the question while eating funky cheeses with friends. "Are we supposed to eat the rind or not?" Unless you're surrounded by a bunch of cheese nerds, the answers that come back likely have as many holes as a cartoonish slice of Swiss.
Even with the mild rind of a brie cheese you ... More >>
Cheese week in Dallas just wouldn't be a real cheese week if it didn't include the mozzarella queen-bee Paula Lambert. Several decades ago while studying Italian in Perugia, Italy, Lambert, who is originally from Fort Worth, fell in love with fresh mozzarella. While in Italy, she came up with the cr ... More >>
You remember burger week, right? The five-day-long tribute to bliss on a bun featured more burger bloggage than we've ever seen here on City of Ate -- and that's saying a lot considering how burger obsessed we are on a regular week.
Life can't always be about burgers, though. So this week we're dev ... More >>
My first impression of Garden Café was presented by Alice Laussade. I was reading City of Ate, preparing to be the next critic at the Observer, and came across her short story about enjoying a sandwich out on the back patio. It ended in a dual mockingbird chair shit. I've loved Alice ever since.
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Peak & Elm opened this weekend at 132 North Peak S., just on the outskirts of Deep Ellum. The new restaurant offers "classic Mexican dishes with a modern flair" and pulls from the history of the neighborhood with both the décor and menu. Peak and Elm is a project of Jesse Moreno Sr. and and Jesse M ... More >>
Sharon Hage is a celebrated chef in Dallas' dining culture. She opened and ran the much-mourned York Street, the fine-dining restaurant that brought the farm-to-table movement to Dallas by showcasing simple, honest cooking based on high quality ingredients. So she's recently turned her efforts to co ... More >>
If you're going to brand deviled eggs, this guy should get his due.Diners who've doted on the salmon-topped deviled eggs at Neighborhood Services Bar & Grill have had no way of knowing the smoked fish came from TJ's Seafood Market -- a situation TJ's owner Jon Alexis aims to change.
As Alexi ... More >>