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    November 14, 2014

    Old Chicago Is Bringing Beer and Gut-Busting Pies to Mockingbird Station

    I'm sure you've had that experience: You're looking at someone's face and thinking, "I know I've seen this guy before," but his name eludes you. I just had the same thing happen to me while I was looking at the logo for a restaurant. An Old Chicago is moving into Mockingbird Station, and while I was ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Cane Rosso's Jay Jerrier Is Using His Pizza Power to Get Stray Dogs Adopted

    As if we needed another reason to thank Jay Jerrier for moving to Texas from Connecticut and bringing some of the city's best pizza along with him, now he's branching out to do some real, non-pizza-related good. In the past several months, Jerrier has been working tirelessly to found Cane Rosso Re ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    With Noisy Pies and Moonshine, Stonedeck Pizza Fits Right in in Deep Ellum

    If you've driven down Elm Street in the past few months, you know it's a mess. There are as many potholes as there are pothole patches and just two blocks or driving can rattle the shocks off your car. But behind the rubble and concrete there are glimmers of hope about the future. You can envision ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014
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    January 29, 2014

    Cane Rosso Opened in Fort Worth Last Night

    It seems as though Jay Jerrier has taken a different approach when opening his third Cane Rosso, this time in Fort Worth. Instead of hyping the opening as he did with Zoli's, his new York-style pizzeria, resulting in a massive surge of customers that overwhelmed his sales system, Jerrier chose a ste ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    My Family Pizza, a New Lakewod Pizza Shop, Is Now Open

    The sign has been taunting from the shopping center on Live Oak for some time. My Family Pizza, the small restaurant chain formerly known as Pizza By Marco, has been working on a new location in East Dallas. They opened for business yesterday. This location is more of a take-out pizza joint as opp ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Zoli's, the Cane Rosso Pizza Spin-Off in Oak Cliff, is Now Open for Lunch

    Update/correction/head slap: We screwed this up: Zoli's opened for lunch last week. Still, though: Pizza. Mmm. Original post: Get your fast running shoes on, kids. Zoli's New York Pizza Tavern at 202 West Davis is finally open for lunch, starting today (update: they actually opened last week for lu ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    An Ode to Louie's Other Pie, From Scratch and Made by Mom Herself

    Been to Louie's lately? You know the place: bad parking, cash and AmEx only, expensive cans of beer, potentially surly waitresses and all that other fine stuff. Customers just either get the whole-in-the wall spot or they don't. Whether or not you like cracker-like pizza crust and flavors (both cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dino Santonicola of Il Cane Rosso on Rolling Dough, Burning Pies and Staying Employed

    Dino Santonicola's official title is "Master Pizzaiolo," a degree of sorts that he started when he got his first job at a pizza restaurant down the street from his house in the Spanish Quarter of Naples, Italy. He's certified as a Verace Pizzaiolo Napoletano, which literally translates to true Napo ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    It's Been a Dangerous Week to be a Pizza Delivery Guy

    First of all, a salute to all the hard-working pizza men and women out there who show up to strangers' homes in sketchy neighborhoods carrying cash and delicious foodstuffs. It's thankless work, and dangerous. Take last night, for instance. At 10:30 p.m., a Pizza Hut driver was delivering some pies ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Restaurants Come and Go: Openings and Closing in September

    September was another churning month for the Dallas restaurant community. Sisu opened in Uptown, Ser took over the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole and Campo said goodbye. Read on for the full list of openings and closings and be sure to share tips about shifts in the scene in the comments section b ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    September 5, 2012

    Can You Guess Which Four "America's 35 Best Pizzas" Call Texas Home?

    Does anybody else feel like pizza is diet food after all the deep-fried fair fare we've been geeking out about lately? In an effort to get people talking about their favorites on National Cheese Pizza Day, the Daily Meal just published a list of "America's 35 Best Pizzas," which is both a random nu ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Embracing Gluttony with an Extra Large "Big Meat" at Serious Pizza

    In a city bulging at the seams with gluttonous plates of nachos, barbecue, hamburgers and fried chicken, it's hard to nail down the highlight reel. The options are bold and plentiful. Few, however, have the girth of an extra large "Big Meat" from Serious Pizza in Deep Ellum. It's a scene. Many stop ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    How Jimmy's Conquered Dallas

    How did a humble neighborhood bodega become the city's sausage king? With a recipe restaurants couldn't resist.

  • Dining

    May 10, 2012

    The Fieri Effect

    Local restaurants try survive the crush of customers that follows a visit from Food Network's frosted-tip rainmaker.

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    May 3, 2012

    Fireside Pies Proves: There's More Than One Way to Throw a Pizza, Assuming There's Beer

    Pizza and beer go together like everything else and beer, so it's easy to deduce that pizza and pitchers of beer are even better mates. It's the American way, right? Fireside Pies sells a lot of both pizza and beer, and I finally ducked my head in the Henderson Avenue location to check the place ou ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012
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    May 2, 2012

    A Brief Conversation With Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster

    The first time I saw Screaming Females was 2009 at The Parlor in Austin, a small, narrow pizza place that sends gusts of warm pizza dough wind into the venue every time the oven is opened. Within five minutes of their set, guitarist and singer Marissa Paternoster ripped into her first solo. Her fi ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    March 12, 2012

    Four Food-Inspired Spring Break Road Trips

    Since we can't all load up for the beach this spring break, we've compiled a list of a foodie-inspired road trips. Maybe you have a day off and just want to get out of town for a bit, to drive aimlessly (or pointedly for ribs) on old back roads and discover great swaths of empty land and wonder how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso on Guy Fieri, Naples and Making Peace with Yelp

    In one quick year, Il Cane Rosso has become the most esteemed pizza joint in Dallas. Owner Jay Jerrier discovered this style of Neapolitan pizza while on a trip in Naples with his wife in 1995 and has worked diligently to bring the same pizza experience to Dallas. Recently Guy Fieri and the Diners, ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    October's Openings and Closings from the Dallas Restaurant Scene

    As summer comes to an end, a number of restaurants have opened and closed their doors. In-N-Out Burger continued its Texas growth with an Arlington location late last month. Lover's Lane Olive Oil Company expanded from its flagship store, Grapevine Olive Oil Company, and set up shop on West Lovers L ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Mimi's Pizzeria, a "New York-Style" Pizza Shop, Coming to Preston Hollow

    ​Subs, Mexican, burgers, Slurpees -- the strip mall at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest has most of the major food groups covered. It will get that elusive fifth major food group, cheap pizza, in a couple of months. Mimi Ahmedi's family owns the Joe's Pizza and Pasta chain. He's branching out, ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Coal Vines Off-Menu Pizza Strikes a Vein

    Catherine Downes​Sure, any pizzeria somebody walks into technically offers off-the-menu items; the chefs will sprinkle some cheese and random toppings on a pie and voila! This being said, we weren't on the hunt for elusive eats when we met some friends for pizza at Coal Vines in Uptown last week, ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    February 21, 2011

    Eno's Pizza Tavern: Take a Flight to a Great Date Spot

    ​Interested in trying a cozy pizza place with great date ambiance? Take a drive across the viaduct, or walk down to the Bishop Arts District if you live in Oak Cliff, and eat at Eno's Pizza Tavern.  My date and I went to Eno's on a Thursday night without a reservation. The hostess told us ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Urban Crust Shares Its Signature Pizza Recipe

    ​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Salvatore Gisellu, executive chef at Urban Crust. In part two, we asked Gusellu to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares a recipe for Black and Blue Pizza. Now, it won't be exactly the same as ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    LA Gourmet Pizza: God Bless 'Em

    Take care kids: You drink too much, you can end up with pears on your pizza.​LA Gourmet Pizza 2709 McKinney Ave. 214-981-9337 Quoted time: 40-45 minutes Actual arrival time: 30 minutes Extensive menu: 20 Lots of cool toppings: 20 Out of certain toppings: -5 Very nice phone and delivery guys: ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Carmine's Pizzeria

    ​Carmine's Pizzeria 2006 San Jacinto 214-220-9039Quote Time: 45 minutes Actual Time: An impressive 35 minutes Pricey: -20 Coupons: 10 Interesting Specialty Pizzas: 25 Health Conscious Low-Fat Mozzarella: 15 Crispy Bacon!: 15 Fresh Toppings Selection: 15 Basic Pasta and Appetizer Selecti ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Sauce on the Square in McKinney is not about getting sauced on the square in McKinney--necessarily

    Colleen Meesey​At first glance, downtown McKinney and its approaching streets seem bucolic, picturesque, quaint even. Wooden frame houses line Louisiana street, giving a small-town feel to the place. When you reach the courthouse square, you will swear that you've entered Fredericksburg or some ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    September 8, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Z Pizza

    ​Let's be honest folks--vegan cheese substitutes can be hit or miss. Some of those products you get at Whole Foods might taste alright, but once you nuke 'em they tend to fold instead of melt. Only a handful of vegan cheeses on the market actually do a decent job emulating real cheese. Follow You ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Piggie Pies Pizzas & Pasta

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Piggie Pies Pizzas & Pasta 5315 Greenville Suite 120 B 214-821-OINK Promised delivery time: 45 minutes Actual delivery time: 35 minutes Scoring Summary The promise ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: 2nd Quarter Review

    At the end of March it looked as if Quesa-D-Ya's and its 94 points would stay on top all year long. Then, two weeks into this quarter, a City of Ate staffer ordered from Izmir Market.Bye-bye, Quesa-D-Ya's. At least until the playoffs.For the most part, May-June proved to be strong months. Besides Iz ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.31.09

    "I just wanted to find a way to save money. We have to sell ads for our yearbook, for our school newspaper. I don't think this small amount of advertising will change my classroom." (Jeb Harrison, history and economics teacher at Pocatello High School in Idaho, who agreed to carry an ad for Molto's ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: 1st Quarter Review

    Three months in and Quesa-D-Ya's looks like the restaurant to beat. They slipped past the early leader, Nandina Asian Tapas, the week of January 26 and have held on since, easily brushing off a few feeble challenges.So as the first quarter closes, we pause to assess the highs, lows and averages of h ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Scalini's Pizza & Pasta

    Scalini's Pizza & Pasta 2021 Abrams Road 214.821.8088 Promised delivery time: 45 minutes Actual delivery time: 43 minutes The Score Semi-attractive delivery guy wearing hipster glasses: 4 Creative choice of vegetables: 7 Lukewarm pizza: -3 ...that came from three blocks away: -3 ...and he drov ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Spiatzas Pizzeria

    Spiatzas Pizzeria2001 N. Lamar214-999-0066 Promised delivery time: 25 minutesActual delivery time: 30 minutesThe ScoreIt's a family-owned business: 40 Took 30 minutes instead of 25 to deliver: -5 A laid back attitude despite being the only remaining business in West End Marketplace: 50 A pizzeria wi ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Dude Food: Grimaldi's

    Grimaldi's Pizzeria3636 McKinney, Suite 190214-559-4611 Last night my ladyfriend and I decided on a pizza dinner at Grimaldi's in the West Village. If you haven't been yet, Grimaldi's is the first Dallas location of the chain which has served famously delicious coal-fired pizza pies to dudes like F ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Hash Over: The Pits, Pizza for the Soul And Free Wings

    Clay Pit in Addison expected miracles from chef Vijay Sadhu when they hired him in June. Five months later—or “awhile ago,” according to a manager—they tired of his antics and unceremoniously canned the one time savior.

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    October 2, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    October 26, 2006

    Pie Towns

    The Big Apple goes dough to dough the Windy City

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    December 29, 2005

    By the Slice

    Kids get served fun fractions

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    August 11, 2005

    Pizza the Pie

    New Romano/Palladino venture slated for November

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    July 13, 2000

    Grub trees

    Carrabba's Italian Grill sheds the chain stigma

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