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    May 25, 2012

    Baking Italian Tomato Sauce And Enjoying Jimmy's At Home

    Jimmy's is one of the first iconic brands I encountered when moving to Dallas. While I've seen their sausage on many menus, my favorite way to enjoy the DiCarlo's links is at home on a Sunday with a bottle of red wine and a mountain of spaghetti. If my story in this week's issue inspires your own tr ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    The Winter Cocktails of Dallas

    All Photos by Catherine DownesMarquee Grill's Pomegranate Sling: Laird's Applejack brandy, sweet vermouth distilled in chai tea, lemon, simple syrup and pomegranate juice, garnished with three dried rosehips​ The holidays are here, and restaurants and bars around town have broken out their sea ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    10 Cocktail Suggestions While Listening To Dallas Bands

    ​Earlier this week we came across the website, Drinkify, which claims to "generate the perfect cocktail recipe to accompany any music." Naturally, as fans of both music and all types of alcohol, the site proved to be the perfect happy hour time kill. Our findings? The site is not only pretty com ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    If You Can Find Texas Peaches, We Have a Recipe for You (Hint: Try Looking in Terrell)

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​It's a bad year to be a peach in the Lone Star State. A lot of North Texas orchards lost their crops this season to freezing weather and hail storms. Perusing the website for the area, many farmers have thrown in the peach towel for this summer, but promis ... 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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    February 4, 2011

    Jason Boso's Sloppy Joe Recipe: Great Taste is the Reward for Patience

    Jenny Block​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Jason Boso, owner and executive chef of Cowboy Chow and Twisted Root Hamburger Company. In part two, we asked Boso to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares a recipe for Brisket Sloppy ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Boxed Fudge Kits vs. Homemade Fudge: A Skirmish for the Season

    fudging with the fudge kit​When I decided to pit boxed fudge against homemade fudge, I saw it as a way to repent for all those meals made from Bisquick and Stove Top. I pictured myself in front of my stove, delicately stirring a pot of sugar syrup to avoid scorching and sugar crystals. I pretended ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    A Slab of Beef That Would Make Mom Proud: The Chanukah Brisket

    Jenny Block​Two nights ago was the first night of Chanukah, and I decided it was time I made my first brisket--traditional holiday fare. I had no idea the best way to attack a brisket, and, after scouring the Internet, I only felt more confused. So, I did what I should have done in the first place ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Scott Romano Dresses Up a Crispy Duck Breast

    Photos by Robert BostickScott Romano​In visiting with Scott Romano, executive chef at Charlie Palmer at the Joule, we found out he enjoys his pigs. When visiting the restaurant you should consider the vast array of charcuterie offered by the downtown restaurant, but as today's recipe indicates ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Part 3: The Mansion's Bruno Davaillon Demonstrates a Cool, Simple Summertime Treat

    Photos by Robert BostickBruno Davaillon's light, refreshing watermelon salad is perfect for summer.​As the summer winds down from its scorching heat, you can still enjoy this treat featured on The Mansion's menu, which was offered as one of the salad choices during Restaurant Week. The zesty p ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Mad Men: Diners Go Crazy
    Over Sweet White Sauce

    Go ahead and drool. This is a food blog, after all. Just spare us the Don Draper white sauce jokes.​Mad Men didn't exactly blow its reputation for verisimilitude when Don Draper and his lady friend wandered into Benihana on last night's episode, but it sure seems like one of the restaurant-goe ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Part 3: Abraham Salum's Rack of Lamb
    With Mushroom Bread Pudding

    Photos by Robert Bostick​Abraham Salum of Salum and the upcoming Komali shows City of Aters how to prepare his Dijon- and truffle-crusted rack of lamb this week. A note on this one: Cooks who require precise amounts of ingredients are going to have to rely on their own taste buds in deciding w ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Appetite for Instruction: Tuna Tartare from The Landmark Restaurant

    ​Tuna Tartare Demonstrated by Mike Pacheco of The Landmark Restaurant in the Warwick Melrose Hotel For today's Appetite for Instruction, chef Mike Pacheco chose to demonstrate one of his favorite and most colorful dishes, satisfying both the palate and the eyes. Tuna tartare, which is finely ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    AFI: Pollo al Ladrillo with Mojo de Ajo at La Duni

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Pollo al Ladrillo with Mojo de Ajo (Argentinean Butterfly Grilled Chicken) Demonstrated by Julia Lopez of La Duni For today's Appetite for Instruction, we're going to travel down to Argentina for our recipe, or at least, to La Duni at NorthPark mall. Chef Julia Lopez ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    The Pyramid's Andre Natera Moves the Locavore Tradition Upward and Onward

    ​In a state with a rich farming history and a hyperactive sense of place, it's mind-boggling that it's taken so long for the support of local food production to take a firm grip on our urban centers, where many fine-dining establishments take their cues from far-flung metropolises otherwise deride ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    The Thrill of the Grill From Brazil

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Grilled Lamb Chops Demonstrated by Domingos Noronha of Fogo de Chao Brazil is known for many things other than producing Victoria Secret supermodels. It has elaborate festivals, beautiful beaches,and here at City of Ate we thank the country for introducing us to churrasc ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Nice rack. (Of spices, duh.)

    Alice LaussadeMuch tastier than the "Dick Head" spice​Penzeys Spices 12835 Preston Rd. 972-392-7777Try: Vanilla Sugar Don't try: leaving without buying anything You ever get started making dinner only to realize the recipe calls for some weird ass spice that you know is neither a) in your spice ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Bijoux Chef Mark Young Takes His Smoked Prawns With Heirloom Tomato Through Its Paces

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Smoked Prawns with Heirloom Tomato and Pancetta Vinaigrette Demonstrated by Mark Young of Bijoux Dallas' Bijoux is a restaurant hidden away at Inwood Village located at Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. No, seriously, it's really hidden away. On our first visit there, we walke ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Toque to Toque Seafood Shack vs. Uncle Julio's: The Ceviche Slam

    ​This week a fellow City of Ate friend recounted his experience at Cyclone Anaya's spurring some debate as to the authenticity of restaurants south of certain Dallas boundaries and quadrants. I personally contend that wonderful restaurants can be found across all city lines as Dallas is chock-ful ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Kent Rathbun Chips in With a Recipe for a Cheesy Appetizer

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Maytag Blue Cheese Chips Demonstrated by Chef Kent Rathbun of Jasper's Does the name Kent Rathbun ring a bell? You may know him from the many Dallas restaurants he owns and operates like Jasper's, Abacus and Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen. Before gracing us with his presen ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Learn How to Love Your Own Belly With a Taste of Pork Belly Steamed Buns

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​BBQ Pork Belly Steamed Buns Demonstrated by Chef TJ Lengnick of Shinsei Finally, the cold weather has gone back into hibernation. Skies are bluer, people are sipping cocktails and downing beers on restaurant patios. We thought this season would never come -- you know, wi ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    The Peruvians Are Coming and They are Bringing Their Lomo Saltado With Them By Chris Meesey

    From WikipediaGaston Acurio​Gaston Acurio is one of the hottest chefs in the world that you've never heard of.That's because the 41-year-old, black-clad whirlwind is neither French nor American. No, in fact he is Peruvian, as in South America, long seen by many Americans as a culinary backwater. ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    National Fondue Day is Only Days Away and the Cheese is Ready to Melt

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Wisconsin Trio Fondue Demonstrated by Ron Meola Here at City of Ate, we love food, and we love random, wacky holidays that celebrate food. Not too long ago we celebrated National Pancake Day with a free stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP. We're anxiously counting the da ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Date Night Done Right with the Cedar Plank Salmon

    Sarah Johnson​Cedar Plank Salmon Demonstrated by Jaime Corona of The Place at Perry's The babysitter is booked, the suit is ironed, the little black dress is dry cleaned, and the DVR is set. One thing is missing -- where do you go for date night? You want something that doesn't play the top 40 hi ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Appetite For Instruction: Seared Scallops With Garlic, Chile And Cilantro

    Recipe Demonstrated by Chef Anthony Bombaci of Nana ​I'm not too familiar with the feeling of winning a prestigious award, unless you count a participation ribbon in every sport I've ever played or beating out all the other 5th graders in my English class to win the weekly spelling bee. It's pro ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    On The Range: Lengua

    Sorry, we couldn't stop ourselves.​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Nobody gets tongue tied when the subject is, um, tongue.Writing in the Weekly Volcano (Tacoma and Olympia Washington's "only edgy, irreverent, and thought-provoking alternative news ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    On The Range: Seafood Paella

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.There's no doubt that the Spanish are passionate about paella. Paella is, of course, the painstaking meat, rice and vegetable dish traditionally cooked in (and often eaten from) a large, shallow pan. However, early ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    November 12, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Grilled Muffler-etta Panini

    Recipe Demonstrated by Richie Rudkin of Buli Café ​There are certain restaurants where you feel at home the moment you step inside the door for the first time. You are immediately greeted with smiling faces from staff and satisfied customers with their mouths half full (always a good sign).Buli ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Vegan 'Month Of Food'

    ​In the vegan world, we're in what's known as "VeganMoFo." No, not what you think--it's a global event that stands for "Vegan Month of Food." We celebrate VeganMoFo to encourage our omnivorous friends to try animal-free eats for an entire month. Not an easy feat here in Dallas--you know, consider ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Poor Julia Child

    Great note on the Eats blog by Leslie Brenner. Thanks to a movie that turned them on to an old cookbook, some columnists have discovered classic French recipes are difficult. And reverence for her leaves out modern trendwriters like Michael Pollan. And she didn't share today's outlook on sexual orie ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Pan Seared Prawns With Spanish Chorizo (Part Two)

    Recipe Demonstrated by Scott Gottlich of Bijoux ​As we speak (or write, as it were), eager food-lovers across the area are anticipating Restaurant Week dinner reservations at some of the finest dining destinations in town. For just $35, they'll tuck in to three special courses, with a portion o ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Beef Brisket

    Demonstrated by Jeffrey Kowitz of Taco Joint Ah, April. Time to gear up for another season of painfully polite pool parties and backyard cookouts set to the soundtrack of a pre-teen sleepover. Sigh. Might as well start the countdown to Oktoberfest... But wait--what if we told you that you might ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Cosmic Cafe

    Fill in the blank: The best thing about Cosmic Café is... ...a deck of Tarot cards at every table. yoga. ...unlimited mugs of soy chai. ...delicious plates of all-veggie food, whose prices all add up to multiples of nine. (We don't know why. We asked our waitress, and neither did she...b ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Italian Buttercream Frosting

    Demonstrated by Michael Tyler from Beyond the Box Pastry chef Michael Tyler is certainly not the sweet, gooey type. But the man makes a mean buttercream. At Beyond the Box Catering, Tyler bakes up everything from eye-catching occasion cakes to rich, flaky croissants for weddings, parties and corp ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Rip Esselstyn

    He's a former professional triathlete and current Austin firefighter. But Esselstyn is also the author of a vegan cookbook. The Engine 2 DietBut he doesn't call it vegan. He's eating "plant strong"--and has been for more than a decade. Then, when a fellow firefighter found out his cholesterol was d ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Child's Play

    Lawry's honors the mother of cooking shows

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    January 22, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Garlic Marbles

    Demonstrated by Ernest Belmore of BuzzBrews Kitchen You know they're in there. Somewhere in the freezer, behind the beer mugs and the super-sized bottle of Tito's, lies that plastic bag of frozen crinkle cuts, complete with sci-fi ingredient list and idiot-proof heating instructions. Those frost ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Fanct Feast

    Share the table with your pooch

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    June 5, 2008

    Sarah Jessica Cosmo

    Celebrate Sex and the City with a drink

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    April 3, 2008

    Get a Cru

    Take a Stags Leap this Thursday

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    March 1, 2007
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    September 25, 2003

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    Near and Far in West Village

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    October 24, 2002

    Naked Ambition

    Jamie Oliver shows his twist at Central Market

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    September 26, 2002

    Best Soup

    Metropolitan Café

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    August 24, 1995
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