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    October 15, 2014

    Cold Beer Company Found Out "Local" Is Harder Than It Looks, Especially in Dallas

    It seems like the only people who don't romanticize opening their own restaurant are people who have actually opened one. Home cooks are lulled into the fantasy by guests who gush over dishes that have been slaved over for a day. Diners see mistakes they're sure they could fix with the wave of a spa ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    Bowery's Bogus Dogs

    Sexy toppings can't hide an inferior hot dog.

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    June 29, 2012

    If Your Mouth Could Drive, It Would Go To These Five Places

    Maybe you've noticed, the Dallas-Fort Worth region is huge. Everything outside of the urban core takes an hour if you're lucky. Unless you need to hop on LBJ, in which case BLAAAAGGHHH. But now that gas has dropped a few cents and it's not quite hot as the devil's balls yet, we think a nice little d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    So You Think You're Drunker Than We Are: This Week In Dallas Food News

    Gloomy out there Dallas. Not just the clouds in the sky, either. Michael Martensen's tweet about Dallas' vapid drinks looms over Dallas' cocktail scene. Maybe the guy just needs another drink? I could use one. But let's take a look at the Dallas food news scene from this week before we kick off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The City of Ate Interview: Union Bear's John Kleifgen

    Dallas native John Kleifgen took his first job at a restaurant as a teenager because a gig carrying mulch at Calloway's didn't provide much entertainment. So, when a friend told him about a kitchen job for the Lakewood Country Club, he weighed his options and wisely chose a country club scene instea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Dickey's is Really Proud of its Deal with Sysco

    First, a little back story: Dickey's Barbecue Pit has fired off round after round of press release material lately. The company is intoxicated with its expansion at every gas station and mall food court across the land, and its public relations firm mainlines Red Bull in order to make sure we all kn ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 29, 2012

    Union Bear Brings Farm-to-Table to the Bar

    It's locavorism for the rest of us. And lots and lots of beer.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Dallas Restaurant Week: How To Make the Most Of Your $35

    ​I'm still new to Dallas, but I'm not new to Restaurant Week. Most cities indulge a version of the pimped out dining orgy. In the past I've heard some complaints about the promotion. Some think the $30 price tag provides a lame, watered-down version of high-class dining. They complain that che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Nine Tips for Digging Through Local Farmers Markets

    ​It didn't take a study of Vermont farmers markets to tell us what we knew for a long time: Supermarkets aren't cheaper. That being said and this being spring, it's a good time to riff on farmers' markets, plus give you a few shopping tips on how to navigate them. 1. Find Your Market I always ass ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2010
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    October 5, 2010

    Ethical Meat and Ethnic Eats: Why Don't We Worry About the Chicken in our Pad Thai?

    I had a nasty sinus infection this weekend, so I sought solace in a bowlful of bun bo hue, a spicy broth heaving with noodles, assorted pig parts and congealed pig's blood. I didn't pause to ask my server where the restaurant bought its meat, and I'd be willing to wager none of the other pho diletta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    The Ginger Man Branches Into Plano Operating Under the Business Model of More Beer

    ​All pubs are not created equal. Typically, a Dallas pub, whether of English, Irish, or generic extraction, will have a wide selection of beers and ales on tap and in bottles, plus a sufficient selection of eats. You can usually count on fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, maybe nachos, and a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Short Orders: Cadillac Ranch

    ​Cadillac Ranch857 John Carpenter FwyIrving972-506-7262Cadillac Ranch was a roller coaster ride when I reviewed the place sometime in...well, less than a year ago. My short term memory cuts in an out, even though I take plenty of herb-infused medicine for the problem.Tastes medicinal, anyway.I sto ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 30, 2009
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    July 17, 2009

    Kids Eat The Darnedest Things: Chapp's Hamburger Cafe

    Chapp's Hamburger Cafe (Arlington location)2596 E. Arkansas817-460-2097Maybe it's because we were all half-starved by the time we had dinner, but Chapp's provided the best meal that Iris (11), Lyle (7) and I enjoyed all week. Kinda sad, really. Iris had just finished a soccer game--which always seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    10 Questions: Ryan Carbery

    The sous chef for David Gilbert's new venture, Lazare, has a cooking history extending back four generations.How's that? Well, Carbery's family owns nine restaurants in the St. Louis area, his uncle is a chef in Beverly Hills--he essentially grew up in professional kitchens, hauling boxes at his fat ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    February 8, 2007

    Who Prefers Haines?

    You may remember his kitchen toil at Larry North's NorthSouth, or maybe PoPoLos. (Lime? Lime? Didn't he do Lime?) Or perhaps you'll recall his turn-around menu work at Cuba Libre and Sipango. Whatever you remember him for, it probably isn't as sales manager for Sysco Foodservices. Anyway, chef Marc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Go Fish Go

    All Aboard the Fish Express

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Take a Moment

    It's been a brutal couple of weeks for Dallas chef Marc Haines. Haines, current sales manager for Sysco Food Services of Dallas, former chef for Larry North's North-South, Sipango, and Cuba Libre, and avid comic book creator, just returned from Arizona this weekend where he delivered a eulogy before ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    200 mph T-bone

    Steak house announces deal with NASCAR

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    Mambo Jumbo

    Brent Johnson returns to Cowtown with a different take on Tex-Mex

  • Dining

    June 17, 1999

    Hash Over

    Curtains for Joshelé Fish chef cuts bait