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    September 9, 2014

    Five North Texas Beers to Drink This Fall

    B. MiersIn today's highly saturated beer market, many breweries release seasonals to differentiate themselves, increase their exposure, or maybe because they're already bored of their two-year-old standard. Either way, here's a list of five seasonals to look for in Dallas-Fort Worth this Fall.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    I'm a 30-Year-Old Texan, and Last Night I Went to Dairy Queen for the First Time

    I was born a not-Texan, but I moved here when I was 4 from Virginia. On one of my first trips to Dallas in the late 1980s, I napped under my dad's chair while he and my mom voraciously ate Tex-Mex at El Fenix. I was a Texan. And yet, I confess: My name is Nick Rallo, I was raised in Texas, and I'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Twelve Stones, Chef-Driven and Locally Focused, Opens Today in Flower Mound

    Flower Mound is getting a new chef-driven, locally-focused restaurant this week. Twelve Stones Restaurant, New American Cuisine, is set to open today at 1221 Flower Mound Road at the Pines of Flower Mound. Chef David Burdick left a two-decade career in IT to work over fire. His resume includes sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Watermelon Oreos Exist. Plus 5 Guesses for the Next Frightening Flavor They'll Create.

    Apparently, Oreo cookies have recently decided that they'd like to be Doritos. I was in Walmart the other day (because I hadn't showered recently enough to be allowed into Target) and there, while questing for these unwantable new Watermelon Creme Oreos, I saw at least 20 different Oreo flavor optio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Pokey O's Rolls Out a Fresh, Customizable Rethinking of the Choco Taco

    Remember the Klondike Choco Taco that Taco Bueno offered back in the day? It held all the same ingredients as a Drumstick with the fun of being taco shaped. Ice cream plus taco equaled good. But then somewhere around 2009, according to the Internet, Choco Tacos suddenly became hard to find, casting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Starring Food: 2013 Edition

    Last year, I listed out the ten best food-based Super Bowl ads for you guys. And this year, while everybody else was eating at least a bajillion chicken wings, lamenting over all those poor chickens or tweeting about the "Blackout Bowl," I was diligently watching all the commercials once again. Let' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    The Best Culinary Events for the Week of January 23 - 29, Including National Pie Day

    It's National Pie Day! What else do you need to know? Nothing! Well, actually, two things. 1. Norma's Cafe is giving away slices of Oreo Mile-High Cream Pie all day. Dine-in only, while supplies last and all that good stuff. No fighting over pie. This brand-spanking-new pie is made with a "flaky c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The New Facebook Diet with a Side of Shame

    This morning the HuffPo reported on a marginally successful cell phone restriction at Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles. The upscale spot offers a 5 percent discount for diners to put their cell phones away during meals. We've tackled this subject here before. Last year we lobbed the idea of a "cell p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The 10 Most Porny Dallas Food Photos of the Year

    First thing's first: If you're sick of the phrase food porn, or screaming-mad from the plethora of dense, decadent, NSFW photos of burgers with steamy cheese and fluffy doughnuts lightly dusted with cinnamon-sugar, then please for the love of Jesus turn away. This post is not for you. Well, hey, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Honey, We Need to Talk About Your Food Porn Addiction

    Last week we received an email about food porn addiction, which was really just an effort to promote the book Eating Mindfully by Dr. Susan Albers, Psy. D. Usually we discard these things, but we thought it'd be sooooo freaking hilarious to ask sly porn questions! Then we'd all laugh at our wit an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Seeking Redemption Through M&M Candy Corn And Failing Horribly

    See also: *Candy Corn Oreos Will Enter Our World on September 10 And, of course: *Candy Corn: The Worst Halloween Candy in the History of Ever I wanted this to be a positive piece, but I'm sad to report that the news here is not good. In fact, let it serve as a warning. Candy corn takes a good be ... 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

    September 7, 2012

    Candy Corn Oreos Will Enter Our World on September 10

    See also: *Candy Corn: The Worst Halloween Candy in the History of Ever Buzzfeed is reporting, brace for it, that Monday, September 10, will be the day the twist-off cookies officially jump the shark: Nabisco will debut candy corn-flavored flavored Oreos. So often you've sunk the crispy cookie into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Goodbye, Summer

    It should come as no surprise that I am a fan of Labor Day. Initially called to honor the impact and importance of the American worker, the celebration now calls for leisure, and we are all about elevating leisure here at The Overserved. These September festivities, as much about one last dance fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Secret Chain Restaurant and Fast-Food Shame of an Englishman

    You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    How I (Almost) Survived Seven Long Days of Veganism

    It's been one week since I pledged to abstain from all animal products, and I kept a journal to track my progress during the week. Here are some highlights for your amusement: Monday, 10:30 a.m.: Day one. Cold-brewed coffee with a splash of almond milk and a vegan banana muffin for breakfast. I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    On This Meatless Monday, an Avid Carnivore Prepares for a Week of Veganhood

    I just consumed my last meal, consisting of a deliciously bloody flat iron steak with Boursin cheese and caramelized onions cooked in bacon fat, topped off with a fried egg also cooked in bacon fat. I'm not being marched off to my execution, though -- my fate is slightly less final and significantl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    The Food of Denton's Arts and Jazz Festival

    The Arts and Jazz Festival should be called the My Chest Will Hurt On Monday Convention. Taking a step into city limits, you're olfactory sense is assaulted with the undeniable, comforting aroma of all things battered and fried. If only Village Voice Media would invest in smell-o-vision.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... 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 3, 2012

    We Gave Campo's Matt McCallister a Big Box of Crap and He Made Us 14-Layer Dip

    ​​​Once a month or so, we invite a new lucky soul to attempt to conquer The Box. Their challenge: To create something awesome out of whatever ingredients are in the box. It's like Chopped plus Punk'd, only less terrible. This month, Campo's Matt McCallister attempts to make some Super Bowl app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Can Campo's Matt McCallister Turn this Big Box of Crap into Awesome Apps? Probably.

    Mmm. Fuzzy Navel.​Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, Trailercakes turned our big box of crap into two delicious cupcakes. This time, Chef Matt McCallister of Campo will get a chance to turn a box of chips, hot dogs and wine coolers into something that's actually edible. Here's the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Screen Door Chef David McMillan on Overcoming Dad's "Shit on a Shingle"

    Screen Door​When Chef David McMillan first came to Dallas he was the chef of the Anatole's five-star restaurant Nana. A few years later he opened his own place, 62 Main, in Colleyville, and he's now at the Screen Door in One Arts Plaza, which is a modern southern kitchen. Over the next three d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Fry Master Abel Gonzales Jr. Teaches Us How to Make Fried Cookie Dough

    DIY fried cookie dough. Oh snap.​Last week, my friend told me about a batch of cookies she made with Oreo cookies crumbled inside them. "It's a cookie in a cookie!" Pretty impressive. But what would obviously be more impressive? We had to fry it. (begin Ghostbusters parody) "Who you gonna ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Hey, There's Dairy In That Milkshake: Five Ways I Justify My Terrible Food Decisions

    If she can settle on the pasta by convincing herself she needs to carb load before her big night of drinking, we'd probably get along.​I had a milkshake with lunch the other day. I didn't feel too bad about it, even if I have been bitching about my build lately. I look sort of like a centaur t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Brain Freeze: Our Panel of Experts Samples New Summer Coolers

    Lauren Drewes DanielsArby's Jamocha Oreo Shake, a summer drink worth fighting for.​Being bored for extended amounts of time builds character. Everyone (kids, in particular) needs to stare at the wall so long that it makes them crazy. Then go outside and stare at the hot grass. Then lie on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Top 7 Most Irritating Food Commericals

    Ritz Hey Guy, how 'bout never driving your exhaust spewing Ritz truck near our food. Capeesh? ​It's been a long day. You're at home watching Top Chef. After three-to-four minutes of actual show, you get an ad blitz (Yes, this scenario implies you don't have TiVo).There's the ad where Burger King's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    AMC's Dine-In Movie Concept Could Stand a Few Tweaks in the Dining Department

    ​Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, and if the Academy gets the least bit cutesy, I'll have hours and hours of movie-watching ahead of me. For more than a decade, I've made a ritual of seeing every nominated film in every category: I was probably the only person as crushed ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at Center

    Slayer, Megadeth, CenterSeptember 24, 2010Better than: getting sick from fried Oreos at the State Fair. Dylan HollingsworthSlayer's Kerry King was beaming on Friday night.​Usually, it's a proving ground when a band plays before Slayer. And, if you're worthy of sharing the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches at Square Burger

    Photo by Sara Kerens​To celebrate Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, available this week, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Six Alternatives to "Bros Icing Bros"

    ​Bros icing bros? Oh mah gah, we are so over it. Running up to a dude and flashing a bottle of Smirnoff Ice so that he has to chug it? Whatever. Not only is just an easy cop-out for when you wake up naked on the pool table spooning your frat brother, but it's total child's play. We here at City of ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Shouldn't Dairy Queen's Mini Blizzard Be Called a Flurry?

    ​Dairy Queen is putting on a very big show to celebrate a very little Blizzard. The Blizzardmobile, which looks like a bright blue mail truck with a giant Oreo Blizzard cup mashed in its middle, is coming to Dallas this weekend to promote seven-ounce servings of Dairy Queen's signature whippe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Sweets for Your Sweet Tooth: Bread Winners' White Chocolate Berry Cake

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​White Chocolate Berry Cake Demonstrated by Cara Vasquez of Bread Winners We recently decided that Appetite for Instruction needs more sweets in its life. Sure, we've dabbled here and there over the past year in the baking department, but not enough to satisfy our City o ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 25, 2010
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    December 29, 2009

    Our Deep-Fried Decade: Ten Years Of Gluttony And Progress At The State Fair

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter 10 years, this is where we ended up: four deep-fried butter balls topped with garlic and grape sauce. How did we get to the point where we'd actually eat this?​In the early 2000s, we came to the State Fair of Texas with a doe-eyed, innocent kind of hunger. We'd get a ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 12, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    Pop...Without The Cork

    Megan FeldmanLinda (right) and Angela RiordanIf you've been slacking on your Valentine's Day preparations and you happen to be in Addison, the folks over at Yo Pop Etc. are happy to help.The place seems an unlikely spot for romantic sweet nothings given its non-descript strip mall location on Midway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Sounds Like a Bloody Good Time

    A good Friend of Unfair Park shot me a photo this week of an SUV parked in Lakewood sporting an advertisement for, which helps you "Celebrate Girlhood to Womanhood." Which, of course, sent me directly to the Web site, to which the missus responded with a bemused, albeit slightl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    One Step Forward, Ten Steps Backward

    Joyce Foreman On her blog yesterday, former Dallas Area Rapid Transit board member and political activist Joyce Foreman posted an item in which she called Dallas city council member Dwaine Caraway “[Mayor] Leppert's head Negro watcher at Dallas city hall.” There has been some tittering about it ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Give Peace a Dishtowel

    Think peace protesters are lame? So, what are you doing with your life?

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006
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    January 13, 2005

    Before E-mail

    Writing when posting didn't mean blogging

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Restaurant for Kids

    Tin Star at the Village on the Parkway

  • Film

    May 30, 2002

    Super Bad

    The funked-up Undercover Brother keeps it r-r-real

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    June 25, 1998
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