Recently a few of us at the Observer gathered with the task of testing pizza-dipping sauces from five major chains. As we often do around here, we like to embrace food shame and, if the stars align, maybe discover a hidden gastronomic gem.
Not everyone was up for this particular test though. Some ... More >>
Yesterday, Pizza Patrón announced a new pizza promotion: On Tuesday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., Spanish speaking customers get what every Spanish speaking customer desperately craves -- free pepperoni pizza.
The press release tried to preempt any possible backlash by doing its best to invoke a jov ... More >>
Dallas' favorite Hispanic pizza restaurant is featured in February's issue of Success magazine, which features President Guillermo Estrada and his tips for successfully courting the Hispanic dining community.
Estrada attributes the restaurant's success to an intimate understanding of the various ... More >>
How can I tell it's fattening if it doesn't say so on the menu?Thanks to a quirk of the new health care law, eaters may soon have to dash to chain restaurants to claim the unhealthiest foods on their menus.
Starting next year, chains with 20 or more outlets will be required to add calorie co ... More >>
First it's ice, then it's fire.
While chatting yesterday morning with Pizza Patron publicist Sandy Bell about frozen pie prices, she asked me whether I'd heard the other big Antonio Swad news: Apparently the culinary impresario -- he's president of Pizza Patron -- can't limit himself to one ... More >>
Pizza Patron's newest product is distressing some franchisees, who fear the frozen pizza line will cut into their sales.
"I'd say a number of them are concerned," concedes brand director Andrew Gamm. "But it's a great opportunity for the brand."
Pizza Patron frozen pizzas are now available ... More >>
Pizza Patron has issued what just might be this season's prettiest promotion.
The Dallas-based pizza chain, which explicitly celebrates "the Latin life," is now distributing loteria-style discount cards in honor of Mexico's bicentennial. The colorful cards visually reference the bingo boards ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueEach Thursday evening, empty pizza boxes line both sides of the Oak Lawn Eatzi's entrance. Pizza Patron and Little Ceasars may have the market cornered when it comes to the whole hot-and-ready-to-go-pizza-pie thing, but those chains' pies don't hold a caper to the savory pizzas yo ... More >>
Well, we wish we could say the month of June was a great one with some long-awaited restaurants finally making their debut, but as they were coming, others were going.
As we said hello to the Torchy's, we were forced to say goodbye to Cafe Madrid in the Bishop Arts. As the new Brownstone R ... More >>
City of Aters, this week we are bringing back an old feature that our former web editor-turned-staff writer, Patrick Michels, used to do every Friday afternoon. It's an end of the week wrap-up of sorts featuring restaurant reviews and City of Ate highlights. This time around we decided to include ot ... More >>
Gloria LevarioPolice took down Rec Shop owner Ben Sharon's information, but never served him a ticket for hosting his Sunday afternoon party without a permit.A couple days after the customer appreciation celebration at his Rec Shop skateboard and DJ store was unceremoniously broken up by a caravan o ... More >>
Gloria LevarioNow that's taking your punishment in stride... Less than a month after noise complaints eventually led to Good Records' annual birthday bash/National Record Store Day celebration getting shut down by the police, the Dallas Police Department again shut down a record store customer appre ... More >>
I didn't take a picture of our NY Pizza deliveryman, but can tell you that he looked pretty much like the opposite of this person.NY Pizza3917 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., #103972-298-4700Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 37 minutesEase of telecommunication: 20No delivery charge: 10Not ... More >>
Two years ago, Antonio Swad was all but considered a traitor to the red, white and blue when the Dallas-based pizza man started accepting pesos at Pizza Patrón locations in the DFW. Man got death threats, for God's sakes, even as former Dallas Observer writer Rob Walker was detailing the "peso gimm ... More >>