Paula Deen

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Where the Creators of Scotch & Sausage Eat When They Eat Out in Dallas

    Anyone who's ever owned or worked in a restaurant knows that it's easy to grow tired of your own food. You can only eat so much of anything, no matter how good it is, before you get burned out and start craving something new. Trevor Ball and Dylan Elchami, the minds behind Oak Lawn's Scotch & Saus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Paula Deen Is Coming to Dallas

    Paula Deen, the undisputed queen of Butter n' N-Bombs, is headed to Dallas next month, as the central figure in a MetroCooking event series at the Dallas Convention Center. Deen, of course, made news this summer when a deposition documented her use of racial slurs. The downward spiral was quick, ma ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 8, 2013

    The Weirdest Theater Mind in Dallas

    Thomas Riccio and his Dead White Zombies are bringing theater to life, one mind-bender at a time.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Texans Are Tired of Rick Perry, Totally Heart Ted Cruz and Still Support Paula Deen

    The Koch Bros might be emptying their change purses in order to keep Texas from tinting blue, but the state is in no danger of becoming a real battleground, new polling suggests. Also: People continue to think in large numbers that other states should not mess with Texas. Also: That's a weird questi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Paula Deen Is Sorry For Being Racist: UPDATED (Again)

    Updated update:There's another video now, with a slightly higher production quality and a lot more apologies. Watch it while you still can... Original Update: The video has been taken down. Here's a transcript of what you missed... I want to apologize to everybody, for the wrong that I've done. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Twisted Root Burger Co. Channels Pre-Diabetic Paula Deen with Doughnut Burger

    Twisted Root Burger Co. has been running a burger "special" for the month of February. Called the "If This is Wrong... I don't Want to be Right," it comes with a half-pound beef patty topped cheddar cheese, a fried egg and two strips of bacon all between two glazed doughnuts. See also: - Lion Giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Scenes from Saturday's Dine Around Uptown [Photos]

    I'd say that Saturday's Dine Around Uptown was a success. And of course, I define success as a solid buzz peppered with bites of delightful food and a celebrity sighting (Paula Deen popped out of a limo at ZaZa), all while being whisked from place to place by paid DDs. The North Texas Food Bank de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Five Events for the Week, Oktoberfest, Beer, Two Sticks of Buttah and a Bowl of Gumbo

    Just put all these options in a hat and pick one. Maybe two. Becuase it's just too hard to decide. It's a busy weekend. If you strategize, you might be able the hit most things on the list. Addison celebrates their 25th Anniversary of Oktoberfest this weekend. There will be more schnitzel then you ... 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 >>

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    The Women of Dallas Are Armed and Dangerous, Thanks to Mama Jeanie

    Her own shooting career derailed, Jeanie Almond has become Dallas' go-to teacher for shooting's fastest-growing market: women.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Barbec's Is as Sweet as a Hug from Your Grandma

    Follow Cheap Bastard as she scours the city, looking for a good -- or at least non-lethal -- lunch for less than 10 bucks. See also: *A Cheap Lunch at the Zodiac? It's a Gas. *Bistro B Gets an "A" for Awesome Old count: 3,846 People I heard ordering "Cereal to go!": 2 In the parking lot, an old d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Win Free VIP Tickets To Iron Fork

    Update: We've selected two winners based on funny: BeSly, who offed Paula Deen by stuffing her with icing using a CO2 charged ISI Gourmet Whip, and Tyler Kitchens, who takes issue with Giada's pronunciation of LEE-MUN-CHELL-OH. If we can't get a hold of them we'll dial up some new winners. Thanks fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Ten Awesome Food Items That Aren't Food

    We think about weird shit sometimes. This is one of those times. 1. Pizza Sleeping Bag (above) This why-the-eff-didn't-I-think-of-that idea from B Fiber and Craft combines the unique pizza passion that exists inside us all with our desire to sleep outside. For a mere 250 American dollars (plus ship ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Before She Goes Vegan, Our Five Favorite Paula Deen Recipes (Or Are They Murder Plots?)

    Oh, Paula, Paula, Paula. What happened? One day we're fat and happy making ooey-gooey monkey bread, the next we're being secretly photographed eating a burger on a cruise ship. Our gluttony has caught up with us. But Paula and I go way back. Ours is a tried and true relationship, whipped together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain's Playlist: Sippin' on Gin and Juice, and That Better Be Fresh-Squeezed

    Anthony Bourdain recently created an iTunes Celebrity Playlist. And what does a playlist say about a person? Everything. It's their soul on paper. Bourdain isn't necessarily shy though, case evidence being his current media scuffle with Paula Deen. So it's no surprise that the unruly Ramones hea ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2012

    Joyful Noise: Nothing Is Sacred

    Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah are rolling in something, but it's not holy.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Hey Thanksgiving, Let's Make Out.

    No, Thanksgiving/Footballsgiving/Foodsgiving/Fightsgiving/Shopsgiving/Bingegiving isn't a competition, but once I caught wind of the profession of love, adoration and profanity that Alice was going to publicly give my favorite American holiday, I realized I had to come forward with one of my own. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    The Must-Have Thanksgiving Dishes of Dallas' Top Chefs

    We all have our favorite dish at Thanksgiving. Maybe it's sweet potato casserole, cheesy mashed potatoes, Jello salad or cornbread dressing. No matter that crazy great-aunt Melba came up with the recipe 47 years ago; if it's not on the table when the bird is served, then just call the whole thing of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Steven's Garden and Grill: It Will Grow On You

    How does your garden grow? With a cheeseburger at this place.​Sundey McClendon occasionally goes searching for some of DFW's farthest-flung gems. Have a suggestion? Leave a comment and she may check it out. A while back I heard a tale of a restaurant run by a landscaper and a local celebrity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Suze's Jeffery Hobbs: Making Something New from the Familiar

    Robert BostickSuze's Jeffery Hobbs.​Like many chefs, Jeffery Hobbs fell in love with the kitchen because both his grandmother and his mother were in it. Born in Indianapolis, the 40-year-old Hobbs spent much of his time as a kid in the kitchen peeling carrots and potatoes or in the family gard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Ristorante Nicola's Luigi Iannuario on Paula Deen and How to Spoil a Good Book

    Ristorante Nicola executive chef Luigi Iannuario.​Born in Milan, chef Luigi Iannuario believes that the best way to know your way around a kitchen is to experience all kinds of kitchens. That's why he's made it a point to do it all -- resorts, hotels, a Michelin-rated restaurant, an internatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Five Food Shows Ready to Have a Fork Stuck in Them

    Food Network Humor​After 12 years of growing grouchier and more haggard, Alton Brown announced a few weeks ago that he's putting Good Eats out to pasture. Presumably, he's ditching science class for something more lucrative, like Welch's grape juice and the warmed-over Iron Chef: America, leav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Too Much Drawlin', Paula

    Food NetworkPaula Deen​It may risk a certain level of blasphemy, or more likely be a "duh" revelation, to say Paula Deen is one of food television's most grating on-screen presences. This is, perhaps, a politically incorrect conclusion to draw, given the travails she's faced throughout her s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Blais-y Eights: Reasons We Can't Root For Richard Blais

    ​This probably won't be a very popular sentiment in the Top Chef blogosphere, but we aren't exactly all aboard the Richard Blais bandwagon. Sure, Blais is a true Jedi in the kitchen, and he has an affable personality that shines through both on his happier Top Chef days and his thoroughly ent ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • 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

    February 4, 2011

    Game On -- Down Home With the Neelys: "First and Ten" and "Game Night"

    Food NetworkGina and Pat Neely​It almost risks redundancy for the 1,000-kilowatt cooking couple of Gina and Pat Neely to do any kind of Super Bowl-related show. Since, by all outward appearances, each of their cooking shows seems choreographed to climax with a whoopin' and hollerin' game-style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Fragels Rock: A Bagel-Doughnut That Tastes Like Home

    ​Rooting for Ohio State isn't an easy thing for a native Michigander to do. But we Midwesterners believe conference loyalty trumps internecine rivalries (I'm told SEC fans take a different approach), so last night I cheered for the Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl -- a task made exponentially easier ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Chef Tell: All Stars Is All Drama​After the bigotry in the rear-view mirror that made Dallas' involvement with Top Chef Just Desserts not so sweet, last night's debut of Top Chef All Stars was so very freakin' awesome. There was drama, there was silliness, there was attitude, there was skill, there was fright...and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    The Scariest Thanksgiving Food Pile Ever via Random Good StuffHope your Thanksgiving didn't look like this. Or maybe it did, after you blended all the leftovers.​You may have already guessed what this is: Yes, this "pie" is a Paula Deen creation. The only thing more disturbing than the creamy pile in the photo of Paul ... More >>

  • News

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Photo: Food Porn?

    ​ Apparently, Paula Deen has been hookin' up with Serta. Or, she paid them an awful lotta money to let her fulfill her Me In PJs On A Serta Showroom Floor fantasy. What's the appeal of having Paula Deen as a celebrity spokeswoman for your mattress brand? Were the execs like, "Duh. Fried food ma ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Less Than Two Years After It Opened, It's Time To Close the Book on Indie Legacy Books

    ​Kyle Hall, who handles marketing and promotions for Legacy Books up in Plano, hadn't taken a vacation since the mammoth indie bookseller opened its doors in November 2008. He was ready for his very first on July 25 when, the night before, he got a call from Teri Tanner, who manages and operates t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Pho From Home: Finding Perfection

    ​In Pho From Home we seek out the variety of pho--authentic, Texified, good and bad--available in restaurants, starting in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and winding all the way around the Dallas area.I am staring at a forty-paged PDF file on my laptop. My mother, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Chocolate Confidential

    When one of the top pastry chefs in town hands you a chocolate bar and says she's in love, you listen. In fact, I believe Rhonda Ruckman's exact words about the Patric bar she gave to me yesterday were, "As far as Madagascar chocolate goes, this kicks Valrhona's ass."Rhonda RuckmanComing from thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    10 Questions: Our Favorite Answers Thus Far

    We began the 10 Questions series early in the new year, so it seems like a good time to pause and look back.Over the past few months, we've interviewed some interesting characters, including chefs, waiters, managers, bartenders, food critics and outright celebrities. While we never intended the 10 Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    10 Questions: Fitzgerald Dodd

    For a chef now dedicated to "upscaled" Southern cooking, Dodd trained in some unusual settings.Before opening the acclaimed Screen Door in One Arts Plaza, he learned the gumbo trade at Brennan's in Houston, worked alongside Southwestern pioneer Stephan Pyles, played with all the toys money--and Volt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Cook or Kook?

    Yan shows Central Market how it's done

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    The Butter Queen

    Deen's live in Big D

  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Crowe Flies Home

    Elizabethtown is a mess, not that its director should care