National Restaurant Association

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Does Dallas Really Have the Most Restaurants Per Capita? And If So, Who Cares?

    "Dallas has the most restaurants per capita of any city in the U.S." Have you heard this one before? The statement is as pervasive here as "Hey, where is the valet stand?" and "I'll have my steak well done." Usually, it's issued as a sort of bragging right. Dallasites who are proud of their city b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    If You Really Love Your Mother, You Should Blow Off Mother's Day Brunch

    Ah, Mother's Day -- the one day of the year that actually surpasses the restaurant dog and pony show that is Valentine's Day. According to the National Restaurant Association, it's the busiest restaurant day of the year. If you don't believe them just ask anyone you know who works in the industry if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Pop-ups, Food Trucks, iPads and Alchoholic Chocolate Milk the Hot Trends at NRA Show

    The rapture didn't happen, but iPads as restaurant menus will.​Every year, chefs, restaurant owners and vendors take a week off, dust off the old expense accounts and meet in one of America's larger cities for a few days of snacking, drinking and pretending to be interested in a 3000W blender ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Sean Conner Hopes His Watermelon Crush Will Stomp the Competition

    Jose Ralat MaldanadoSean Conner shakes his way to Chicago.​Not all bartenders are boozy, party after last-call types. Some are family men, like Sean Conner, the Whiskey Cake muddling and shaking engineer who is one six bartenders up for the National Restaurant Association's "Star of the Bar" m ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2011

    Bake Sale Bandits

    Local Movement Fights for Cottage Food Bill.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Shoot, We Didn't Know You Could Put
    Lap Dances on a Tab

    The real reason men go to strip clubs.​Newspaper readers in places as far away as London are today laughing at the hapless Dallas duo that opted to flee a Northwest Highway strip club when they couldn't pay their $5,000 tab. But folks have thus far failed to praise Micah Boswell and Elizabeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Food Trends: Plain and Simple?
    Why Bother Going Out?

    Wherever it's grown, it's still just a sweet potato.​The first major 2011 restaurant trend survey was released last week, and it looks like the coming year may be more about farm than table. According to the study conducted by the National Restaurant Association, in which more than 1,500 chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Which Wich CEO Says He's Conflicted Over Push to Super-Size His Sandwiches

    Late yesterday I came across this story in which Which Wich CEO Jeff Sinelli expressed a certain angst over his Dallas-based sandwich chain's decision to offer the so-called Which Wich Super, a 15-inch, low-priced variation on the standard 8-inch offering. Sinelli was speaking on Sunday in Chicago a ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009
  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    Bones to Pick

    Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?

  • Dining

    January 6, 2005

    Past Vs. Progress

    We love the nightlife

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    July 24, 2003

    She's Gotta Serve It

    Dallas dining is largely controlled by men. Seven women are trying to change that.

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    'Tisn't the Season

    Bars, restaurants take divergent paths through dismal fall

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Food Fight

    Restaurants and reviewers square off in an often acrimonious battle

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Celebrity du Jour

    Big-name chefs saturate an uncertain market

  • Dining

    October 11, 2001

    Weather or Not

    When it rains, it pours for some restaurants, but not for others

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001

    Skipping School

    Top chefs can spend 30 grand on school or just work their way up

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Chinese Cookie Torture

    Why don’t fortune cookies tell our fortunes anymore?

  • Dining

    May 24, 2001

    Love Bites

    Couples subject themselves to speed, pressure, public exposure--and enjoy it

  • Dining

    May 10, 2001


    Rising restaurant noise levels may cause hearing loss. Or maybe not.

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Food to Go

    Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere

  • Dining

    December 14, 2000

    Pavlov's Diners

    Restaurant designers know what you want--even if you don't

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Hot Lunch

    Or, how to find love among the dishes

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    Help Wanted

    Tired of poor service? You can thank the booming economy.

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    Bugs Add Flavor

    How to pass a restaurant health inspection with a gentlemanly C