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    March 27, 2014

    A Probably Futile Ode to Red Lobster

    Dear Red Lobster, I hear you guys are having some financial problems. Your parent company may be looking to dump you, but it's not your fault. You have been continually wonderful for the last one hundred years (or however long you've existed) as everyone's favorite budget-friendly seafood restauran ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    AmberJax Fish Market Grille Brings Seafood to Trinity Groves Starting Saturday

    Kitchen LTO is blowing up. The announcement that AmberJax will open this Saturday is the third piece of news to come out the the restaurant incubator this week. Chino Chinatown recently announced a December 30 opening and Kitchen LTO released details about the contest for the participants in their n ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Fried Spam Empanadas, Pig Toes on a Stick and Other New Fried Food at the State Fair

    The Big Tex Choice Awards just gave Best Taste to Isaac Ruosso's Fried Cuban Roll and Most Creative to Justin Martinez's Deep Fried Thanksgiving. But that's not the end of the list of new fried items at the fair this year. Behold: The list of more new fried dare food that awaits you at the 2013 St ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 48: 20 Feet Seafood Joint

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Soft-shell Crabs Have Landed at Marc Cassel's 20 Feet Seafood

    Marc Cassel, owner of 20 Feet Seafood Joint in East Dallas, threw an interesting post up on his Facebook page this week. Holy Flying Decapod Crustaceans Batman! A few dozen soft-shell crabs (can I get a Hallelujah?) will be boarding a red-eye flight from the Chesapeake to Big D this evening, then ... More >>

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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 >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    It's All About the C-R-A-B at ABC

    I've always been intrigued by restaurants known for one great dish. Is it really that good? How's the rest of the menu? Is it worth waiting in line or making an expedition to unknown territory just to try this one dish? These are the questions I asked myself when I learned of the crab-fried rice ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Rex's Friday Lobster Rolls: They're Good, and They're Way Cheaper Than a Plane Ticket

    Rex's Seafood Market was running wide-open, full-throttle on a recent Friday afternoon. Lent and the army of Catholics who adhere to its dietary restrictions might have had something to do with the surge, but I think it was the lobster roll that inspired the droves. Rex's puts the New England deli ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    December 22, 2011
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    September 8, 2011
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    September 1, 2011
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    May 6, 2011

    Of In-N-Out and Crabs...Our Inner 12-Year-Old Howls With Laughter

    He's dead! Shot in the head! Please pass the bread! Stay classy, Dallas.​It sounds like soft shell crabs and In-N-Out are finally coming to Dallas, so it's been a good week in Dallas food blogs. Read on. City of Ate Kristy Yang has some mixed feelings about Il Cane Rosso. She was disappointed ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Oishii Renames Beloved Off-Menu Sushi Roll

    The first thing one receives at Oishii Sushi & Pan-Asian Cuisine is a large laminated menu and paper menu overflowing with sushi options. But if you sit at the sushi bar, there's a small, wall-mounted chalkboard above the chopping and dicing sushi chefs. The very top of that chalkboard reads #42, an ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Tacos at Sherlock's Pub & Grill Are Mysteriously Decent

    ​I shouldn't have been surprised when I learned that some of the most popular items at a faux English pub in Dallas are tacos. After all, this is Texas, and Sherlock's Pub & Grill is up the hill from Flash Mart, the subject of last week's Taco Trail and the source of some of the best tacos in ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    December 27, 2010

    On a Roll: Exactly What is Big D's Defining Sushi?

    Ooo, you're so fancy, Philadelphia. ​The Dallas Fish Market, which offers discounted sushi to downtowners on Sundays and free sushi to everybody on Wednesdays, is now promoting its late-night sushi menu: A selection of specialty rolls, including the Dallas roll, is available until 2 a.m. on Fr ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    JS Chen's Crab Fried Rice: Tackling
    The Mythical Beast

    Photos by Kristy Yang​Maybe tackling JS Chen's prodigious crab fried rice the day after Thanksgiving wasn't such a great idea, after all. Wanting to refresh our palates from turkey and stuffing bombardment, boyfriend and I took a breather from our half-hearted Black Friday shopping to pay a ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    How About Rabbit With a Side of Pumpkin?

    Base pandering? Who, us?​This week in Dallas food blogs are all about the under-appreciated, under-munched animals. We've swapped the quintessential beef patty for things like bunny rabbit, gigantic worms and a hot dog that takes a fork, knife and entire roll of Bounty to eat. And in the middl ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Hash Over: Morton's The Steakhouse News, Mattito's Opens Its Third Location, Lunch Buffet at Naga Thai and More

    ​Have you been thinking to yourself what's been going on at Morton's The Steakhouse in downtown Dallas? Well, we have all kinds of updates for you. First, the popular steakhouse just added a few new items to its menu, including crab cake BLT, smoked salmon pizza, double cut and bone-in fille ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Café Pacific Gets a Facelift Next Week

    Elaine Linerhow Cafe Pacific looks now and won't look after September 3​Look around the dining room at Café Pacific, the clubby-feeling, 30-year-old Highland Park seafood spot, and you can see the work of Dallas' finest plastic surgeons. It's where all the best facelifts and boob jobs in town gat ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    Lochrann's Pub To Spune-Feed You An Oysterfest With Rhett Miller, Bowerbirds, Telegraph Canyon And More

    ​Frisco Irish eatery and bar Lochrann's has gained significant recognition in the last six months as it's teamed up with Spune to host some pretty cool local live performances. This September they'll pull out the big guns to establish Main Street as a competitive arts district with Lochrann's ina ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 16, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Rex's Lobster Roll

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    August 25, 2009

    Wake And Break

    ​Anybody can fry an egg. Well, not necessarily anybody. But why not start your day with something that'll really put a smile on your face, something your Mom might not approve of? You know--like a chocolate waffle dripping with Kahlúa crème or a burrito the size of a duffel bag. What the hel ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Gazpacho With Jumbo Lump Crab

    Recipe Demonstrated by Executive Chef James Johnson of Pappas Bros. SteakhousePappas Bros. Steakhouse is known for meat. Dry aged in house for 40 days and seared to sizzling perfection, you'll find their Rib Eyes, New York Strips and Filets Mignon on just about any Dallas-area carnivore's Top 10 lis ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    October 2, 2008

    Sliding Home

    Burgers get miniaturized at Central Market

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    September 4, 2008
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    March 22, 2007
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    October 5, 2006

    Drinking Dinner

    Take a class in cooking with cerveza

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    June 30, 2006

    Parade, Meet Rain

    Concerning my post this a.m. about the fab opening of the W Hotel last night, Lorlee Bartos sends this missive, which is supposed to make all of us hobbing and nobbing last night feel guilty. Me, I just feel a little tired and queasy. (Note to self: Tequila, white wine and Jack Daniel's should never ... More >>

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    February 16, 2006

    Slow Run

    It's a three-hour ride on the Gump truck

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    April 14, 2005

    Peep Show

    Voyeurism, with appetizers, during Around the Table home tour

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    November 7, 2002

    Fish Not Foul

    Shannon Wynne scores with downscale seafood at Flying Fish

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    June 20, 2002

    Bib Rustle

    At Lobster Ranch, the main course claws its way to the top

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    January 17, 2002

    Okra Shock

    Gumbo's grub could be addicting

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    July 6, 2000

    Nice Thai

    Royal Spice Thai Bistro runs rings around the circle

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    June 29, 2000

    Strip seafood

    Excellent is -- if you're just the average suburban diner

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    January 20, 2000

    Who knew?

    Thai Orchid is an oasis in chain-restaurant-riddled Addison

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    July 4, 1996

    Fish story

    At the Wood Grill, too many cooks make a great broth

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    August 31, 1995

    Fat zone

    Chow Thai celebrates the shameful splendor of fried food