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  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 62: Cabrito a la Parilla at El Ranchito

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. You will know El Ranchito is special before you even get through the door, because there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Chasing The World: One Man's Crazy World Cup Quest

    The roof of my car has sprung a leak in the middle of a tropical rainstorm, and the backseat is rapidly flooding. I'd pull over, but I've been stuck on an under-construction highway for the last half hour, and time is slipping away. We're two weeks into the World Cup. At the behest of my editor, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 66: Suadero Tacos at La Banqueta

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Remember when the La Banqueta on Carroll Avenue closed? I was pretty sad, and to cheer me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 67: Bulgogi Cheesesteak at Say Kimchi

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. It's hard to figure out even where to begin with this thing, so it might be best to first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 68: Birria Tacos at Los Torres Taqueria

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Contrary to popular belief there is an Oak Cliff beyond West Jefferson Boulevard. Dining o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 71: The Chicken Wings at Teppo

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. While there are a few more to come, this is the first reader recommendation that really gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 72: The Kathi Roll at Simply Dosa

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. A freshly made paratha is a wonderful thing, even on its own. The flatbreads are rich and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 95: Black Pudding At Ten Bells Tavern

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Black pudding gets a bad rap, and not just because its recipe includes a mixture of blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Off-Site Kitchen's Brisket Sandwich Is a Gold Medal Sandwich

    A surprising number of business people have business lunches at Off-Site Kitchen. You might think, being business people, in suits and ties, discussing contracts (all business people ever discuss is contracts) and tapping away on their Blackberries like it's 2004 might shy away from a place as earth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    It's Fat Tuesday, So Go Eat Some Pancakes

    In the United States, Fat Tuesday largely means going to eat a bunch of rich delicious food and getting really, really drunk. In other parts of the world, though, the holiday stays much closer to its humble Medieval origins. Since the 15th century, Shrove Tuesday has been a way for devout Catholic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Cafe Brazil Is Going to Denton

    Maybe you've heard, Denton is pretty cool. And not just because of our close proximity to Canada. We're so cool, in fact, that noted Dallas-y places like Rusty Taco and Hypnotic Donuts are starting to find their way north. Way north. Like, caught between the moon and Downtown Daaaaaallas. It's a lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Chino Chinatown Set To Open On Monday, December 30

    Have you been to Trinity Groves lately? It's pretty amazing how many restaurants have opened in just a short period of time. Most of the newest restaurants are all lined up in the building north of Singleton Avenue, and each has a neon sign glowing above the front door. It's colorful, to say the lea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2013
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    October 29, 2013

    Meet the Latin/Tejano Dallas Observer Music Award Nominees

    The importance, cultural relevance, and influential impact of Dallas' Latin music scene can not be stressed enough. Though often written off as a niche in the local market, tejano, cumbia, rock en espanol, and other Latin-centric genres are alive and thriving in Dallas. Which isn't all that surprisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Chef Nicole Gossling Will Host Her Last Secret Supper Club, and Then Travel the World

    Chef Nicole Gossling has been bringing farms to tables for several years in Dallas. The vegetarian from Carrollton attended culinary school in San Francisco, but she landed a job as a corporate trainer at BJ's Brewhouse, where she spent her days training people on the fine science of preparing food ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    Hollywood Records' John Nicholson Knows How To Make Pyrotechnics Out of Tomato Juice Cans and Gunpowder

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Lima, Peru, native John Nicholson has helped out a lot of DFW musicians over the years. His early gigs included Sound Warehouse, Bill's Records and label promotion for Polygram, A&M and V ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Chef Tre Wilcox on Masks, March Madness and the Perks of Being a Private Chef

    Walking towards the back of Marquee to interview Tre Wilcox, I spot him having a rather intense conversation with a guy in a suit about the menu. I grab a seat in a plush booth and wait. No more than a minute later he starts to walk over, but gets interrupted twice by two other employees with just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    To Save the Trees, Start by Saving Poor People

    ​Maybe we need some context for this week's debate on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vs. the tree canopy. After a not-very-uplifting debate yesterday including the line, "Trees do not vote," our esteemed city council voted to allow a developer to decimate a vast swath of the urban forest for a new Walma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Sore Losers and Mind Spiders Among First Round Of Bands Announced For SXSW 2012

    ​Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Get To Know Your DOMAXXIII Nominees: Best Indie Act, Best Jazz Act, Best Latin/Tejano Act

    ​Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Indie Act, Best Jazz ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    October 26, 2010

    55 Degrees: Just Right For Malbec,
    Just Not Enough of It

    ​From the outside, 55 Degrees Wine Bar & Bistro doesn't appear to be anything special. Just the name on the rather dingy double-decker strip mall announces its presence, and there is no patio. Inside, however, is quite another matter. Sofas, comfy armchairs, and coffee tables greet you when yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Tim Byres Big Reveal: How the Sausage Gets Made

    Photos by Robert Bostick​As we learned from Smoke's Tim Byres earlier this week, he enjoys making his own charcuterie. The day we visited the chef he had just finished carving up half a hog for use in the restaurant's various barbecue recipes. And that was just for a single day's use. We w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Emapanadas
    At La Carreta Argentina

    Photo by Steven Doyle​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, other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Guess Where I'm Eating: Tex-Mex, Burlesque and Star Wars All in One Place

    ​Like burlesque, this pedigreed Tex-Mex establishment has a storied history. They each serve seductive layers of flavor. The former has smoky performances. The latter has smoky dishes. Both are hot!

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    AFI: Chimayo Market Corn at Blue Mesa Grill

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Chimayo Market Corn Demonstrated by Cosme Alcantar of Blue Mesa Grill During the months of May and June, Blue Mesa Grill has been celebrating seasonal fruits and vegetables by hosting the Corn and Peach Festival. The Southwestern-inspired restaurant chose two local fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Texas Chile

    ​One has a lone white star on a blue background, flanked by large swaths of white and red. It represents a state whose football conference was saved yesterday. One has a lone white star on a blue background, flanked by large swaths of white and red. It represents a country whose soccer team p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Staff Trax: Roadside Graves, Goo Goo Dolls, Jimi Hendrix, Little Dragon, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Alice in Chains, Fan Death and Beth Orton

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010
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    June 1, 2010

    Amid Carrollton's changing restaurant scene, the Inca's Café Really Gets Its Goat

    Sara Kerens​Once known as a haven for large-chain dining, Carrollton is slowly changing, as more and more immigrants move there from Asia, and Central and South America. Drive down East Belt Line Road or Josey Lane and you will see taquerias aplenty, plus homey establishments that draw culinary i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Into the Origins of Carne Deshebrada, the Meat that Makes the Taqueria

    Flickr user El Gran DeeTacos de carne deshebradaIn Venezuela, it's called Carne Mechada. In the Caribbean, it's known as Ropa Vieja. The Mexican version goes by the name Carne Deshebrada. In any case, shredded beef is an important component of the cuisines of several south-of-the-border countries. ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    January 14, 2010
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    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Guess What I Had For Brinner? That's Right, I Said Brinner.

    Bon appetit!​So I'm out and about last night/this morning/feels like 20 minutes ago (y-a-w-n), and I realize "Damn, I'm hongree." Also hit me that I hadn't eaten dinner. But it was closing in on time for breakfast. A little compromise and - voila - Dinner Breakfast = Brinner. And wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: The Friendly Confines

    From Cafe Brazil to Jimmy John's, we covered a handful of spots near and dear to our hearts here at City of Ate's Oak Lawn H.Q. Dave, meanwhile, highlights a place where it's no problem feeling right at home. But if there's one lesson to draw from the week, it's this: get out of New York. Even if yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    The GPS Is Hard To Read

    Fareed Zakaria speaks at the Fairmont

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    March 12, 2009
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    May 27, 2008

    The Chicago Cubans? Say It Ain’t So

    Enough with the flirting. Dear Mr. Cuban, Please don’t do it. I know you love baseball and the spotlight and you have more money than Sri Lanka, but don’t buy the Chicago Cubs. I know you’re more than thinking about it. You want it. And I don’t blame you. It’s one of the coole ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2008

    Review: Zaguan Bakery Y Cafe

    We know little of Venezuela, but know we dig Zaguan's food.

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Joy to the World

    DFW International offers a Feliz Navidad

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    Sweet Chile o' Yours

    Oldtown gets its taste buds peppered and cranked

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    May 3, 2007

    Picture Pages

    Scope some art at the LCC

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    December 14, 2006

    Carols Caliente

    Who says winter has to be cold?

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    October 14, 2004
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