• Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The Best Ice Cream in DFW

    Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Don't say we didn't warn you. Carnival Barker's You can actually stop looking for ice cream now. All you really need to know is that Carnival Barker's, creator Aaron Barker's ice cream shop at Truck Yard (it doesn't roll away), is serving the flavor Nutella Vodka. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Go Eat This Right Now: Nutella Rolls at Zoli's

    There's no disputing that even though it's relatively young, Zoli's New York Pizza in Bishop Arts is one of the city's best spots to buy a slice. After owner Jay Jerrier brought in born-and-bred New Yorker Lee Hunzinger to lead the kitchen earlier this year, the pizza there just got better. The cris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    It's Fat Tuesday, So Go Eat Some Pancakes

    In the United States, Fat Tuesday largely means going to eat a bunch of rich delicious food and getting really, really drunk. In other parts of the world, though, the holiday stays much closer to its humble Medieval origins. Since the 15th century, Shrove Tuesday has been a way for devout Catholic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Canne Rosso versus Palomino: Who Makes Dallas' Best Zeppole?

    For a long time, the zeppole at Cane Rosso were the only versions of the Italian doughnuts I'd tried here in Dallas. Jay Jerrier's version has a lot of fans -- it's fried dough and sugar; how could it not? -- but I've always wondered how they'd stand up against competition, if only because it gives ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    The State Fair's 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards Were Sad, So Let's Please Change Them

    I love the State Fair of Texas. I also love fried things. Which means I have a deep, undying love for the Big Tex Choice Awards. And for the last few years, I've been so excited to go to the competition to get a chance to try all the new fried ridiculousness. This year was different. None of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Here Are the 8 Fried-Food Finalists for the Texas State Fair's Big Tex Choice Awards

    You've done so well keeping that swimsuit physique sharp and toned for the entire summer, but it's all about to come crashing down like a mountain of thinly shaved potatoes fried to something resembling perfection. The State Fair of Texas is back. And you're all going to die. Remember, these are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Nine Artisan Foods in Dallas That You Should Be Eating (or Chugging) Right Now

    The term "artisan" is hot in food marketing, joining its precursors "natural" and "gourmet" as a way to make consumer-grade food products sound like authentic works of culinary art. Tostito's Artisan Recipe chips? Wendy's Artisan Flatbread Sandwiches? Domino's Artisan Pizzas? That creepy Sargento co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Every Day is a Good Day for Pie. Here Are Two Great Slices in Dallas.

    It's always a good day for pie. If you haven't pied much lately, then you've got some catching up to do. No worries about maintaining your curvy figure: It's the peak of summer, which means you'll sweat off those calories simply walking to your car. Ebony and Ivory at Emporium Pies Stevie Wonder a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    World Nutella Day Is Dead [Updated]

    We recently spilled several pixels over the glut of food holidays vying for the month of May. You helped us sift through National Asparagus Month, National Gazpacho Month and National Chocolate Custard Month to determine that, from now on and for all time, May is National Barbecue Month. But the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    The Restaurant Formerly Known as Private | Social is Now Serving Edible Art Created by Chef Najat Kaanache

    In January we all learned that former Top Chef contestant, Tiffany Derry, excused herself from the cooking duties at Private | Social. It appears the restaurant owners used Derry's departure as an opportunity for a bit of reinvention. This trendy spot on McKinney Avenue has tweaked its name, hired a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    A Day of Bowls: One Great, One Regretful

    Flipping through an issue of Rachel Ray's EveryDay at the checkout stand a few weeks ago, I was lured in by a picture of an entirely edible peanut butter bowl, which was a bowl made of one huge Rice Krispies treat, covered in chocolate, then loaded with a peanut butter cream. Crazy, right? Honestly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    The Best Foodie Events of the Week (Nov 14 - 20) Including Free Nutella

    The Nutella Breakfast Tour hits Dallas this Thursday through Monday, each day at a different location - primarily college campuses. The idea of a Nutella food truck surely incites a small amount of excited panic, as it should. But, it's not clear what Nutella is offering other than small free sample ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Alice Laussade Is the Guest Chef at Next Monday's Cane Rosso Pizza Party

    By now you've surely heard that the folks at Cane Rosso love to invite celebrity chefs and other local food personalities to sit in as guest pizzaiolos. The story was almost getting stale before Alice Laussade got in on the action. This Monday night she'll be joining the ranks of Jack Perkins, Brian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    It's National Fluffernutter Day, Because, You Know? Here are Eight Ways to Celebrate.

    Today is National Fluffernutter Day. I know you didn't know. That's why I'm here: to impart random, sometimes questionable, food news upon your docile soul. So, a fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow spread. (Did you just do a gag reflex?) So, of course this has been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    10 Great Not-Meat Things You Should Grill

    With the brief, if glorious, respite from 100-plus degree weather, we took again to outdoor activities that, for many of us, have been shelved since late May. And though fall may be upon us, we have at least a solid three weeks, if not more, of summery weather perfect for cranking up the grill and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    We Gave Good 2 Go Taco Chef Jeana Johnson This Big Box of Crap and She Invented The Best Hot Dog Evar

    Welcome to the return of The Box, the mean-ass game we play with chefs in town just because we like seeing these important-types give us the stink eye. Last time, Chef Chad Houser gave our The Box the stink eye and then made us fancy Easter Dinner out of Peeps and popcorn. This time, we gave our The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    An Open Letter To The Woman Who Sued Nutella Because the Spread Isn't Healthy

    Dear Athena Hohenberg, I'm sorry to address you in such an adversarial tone, but I see no way around it. Your recent class action lawsuit filed against Ferrero, the company that manufactures the deliciously chocolate-like, hazelnut spread Nutella, is the saddest case of consumer idiocy I've seen in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    The Cheap Bastard's Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas

    For this week's cover story, Alice "The Cheap Bastard" Laussade provides an extensive and profane guide to, as she puts it, her "favorite restaurants in Dallas where cheap meets delicious (without meeting diarrhea)." It follows. Drive-Through Deals White Rock Coffee 4216 Abrams Road The Starbucks d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Chop House Burger is Open on Main Street

    ​Downtown's newest palace of meat, Chop House Burger, opened quietly on Monday afternoon, exactly one day ahead of schedule. CHB is brought to you by DRG Concepts, the group behind Dallas Chop House and Wild Salsa, and is located in the Kirby Building on Main Street, across from Chase Bank and jus ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    Aaron Barker Went to Ice Cream College, and Yes, That's a Real Thing

    That cat has one thing on its mind​After the Great Cupcake Flood of 2008 and the Cake Ball Frenzy of 2010, the baked goods wave seems to have slightly receded in Texas.There's only so many times you can hear "red velvet cake" before you want to stab someone with a spork. However, among the man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Three Holiday Drink Recipes for the Festive Boozehound in You

    FlickrGive your eggnogg a cocoa makeover.​Whitney Filloon, our resident pastry chef/booze correspondent, took the week off from drinking to bring you these winter cocktail ideas. We have her assurances that she was sober when she wrote them. I enjoy a $12 cocktail as much as the next Dallas g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    The Week in Dallas Food: Tiny Sandwiches, Too-Sweet Desserts, and Lots and Lots of Beer

    ​This week we brewed at the zoo, ate some disappointing things, and Leslie Brenner told us another thing wrong with Dallas. Read on. City of Ate/Observer Even if Taj Chaat has Amruth beat as far as charm, interest and adventure, the humble vegetarian former stumbles into second place when it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Nutella Mascarpone, Let's Bone ... After Brunch at Cane Rosso.

    Ricotta pancakes. Nutella mascarpone. Berries. Pancetta. Face. ​Saturday, Cane Rosso served brunch. Not really that big of a deal, right? WRONG, DUMMY! Look with your eyeballs at this menu!! Ricotta pancakes!! Biscuits and gravy! Braised pork hash! Nutella pizza!! This brunch menu offers every sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Careful, Don't Holey Cream Your Pants. These Photos NSFW.

    ​Completely lost in New York during my trip to the James Beard Awards, I stumbled upon Holey Cream. Based on the name, I thought it must be a sex shop. Turns out, it's better: Holey Cream Outrageous Donuts and Ice Cream is a dessert shop that will make you an ice cream sandwich out of donuts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    The Eating Plaza: Positive Portents

    ​The folksy tunes of The Dallas Family Band moved through the air as the large musical group wound its way through a crowded, vibrant City Hall Plaza, usually a barren, human-repelling concrete landscape interrupted by abstract sculpture and, occasionally, scrawny trees. The mass of people was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Can We Get a Fish Sandwich Around Here?

    Jenny Block​Sadly, these are not available in Dallas yet, but they were too cool not to share. No Fish! Go Fish! is a groovy restaurant that my little sister introduced me to in Portland, Oregon. It serves homemade soup (a constantly rotating menu of flavors) and "fish." The joint is owned by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    In Front of Dallas City Hall, Grabbing a Bite on The Living Plaza. "And It Only Took 30 Years."

    Council member Jerry Allen tosses a Frisbee to Trinity Trust President Gail Thomas on the City Hall Plaza today at noon.​I'd intended to spend, oh, maybe half an hour in front of Dallas City Hall today, where, decades after William H. Whyte first proposed the idea of making that expanse of concret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Ah, Frisco, the City of Love -- and Crepes

    ​Who knew you'd be driving to romantic Frisco to experience some crepes this Valentine's Day? But that's where you need to go if you want to try the tasty sweet and savory crepes at Café Flair and pretend you're eating in Paris, the City of Love. While Café Flair, located in a Frisco strip ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 20, 2008