Wednesday, January 30
Libertine and Saint Arnold's Beer Dinner
Tonight the Libertine is serving up plates alongside five pints of "rare Saint Arnold beers." The five-course menu, created by chef Roe Dileo, includes lamb spanakopita, smoked skirt involtini and a truffled cheesecake with bourbon cher ... More >>
Driving over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and across the west bank of the Trinity River, one quickly enters the Trinity Groves Project. If you're not heads-up about it, you could easily miss the sign announcing it. But, most likely you'll sense a revival in a part of Dallas that has been left to i ... More >>
Dallas Beer Week gets tapped this Thursday and lasts for a solid eight days of sudsy celebrations. All you need to do is get your fancy beer-drinking pants out of the cleaners then just drink local beer everywhere. The goals, aspirations and, most important, calendar for the city-wide drink-off can ... More >>
This week, recently re-documented alien Gavin rolls with the chaps in Lewisville, where he recovers from his Dickey's experience with some deliciousness at Dat's Good BBQ.
For those of you who haven't ventured up into the frozen northern reaches of the metro area (it's like how I imagine life is no ... More >>
If the Untapped festival whetted your whistle for good beer amongst great friends in a festive setting, then you should make haste to the Arts District this Saturday for our very own BrewFest. Highlights, with the exception of impromptu shenanigans (which we'll have pictures of Monday morni ... More >>
*The College Diet: Breaking Down the Food at SMU's Cafeteria
*Digg's Taco Shop: Yeah, We Can Dig It
Well, RFOC is out. Big surprise. I distinctly remember finding the choices so taste-numbing that I once ate nothing but a bowl of croutons for dinner during my freshman year at SMU. Perha ... More >>
Mother's Day is only behind Valentine's Day in terms of craziest days to eat out. Choosing almost any other day of the year would be probably provide a better experience, but mom gets what mom wants on this day.
I prompted Chris Jeffers, co-owner of Smoke, one of the best brunch spots in the city, ... More >>
For this week's cover story, Alice "The Cheap Bastard" Laussade provides an extensive and profane guide to, as she puts it, her "favorite restaurants in Dallas where cheap meets delicious (without meeting diarrhea)." It follows.
White Rock Coffee
4216 Abrams Road
The Starbucks d ... More >>
You finally have a decent place to take the Jewish grandmother in your life without sacrificing your coolness, thanks to Dallas' newest food truck: K-Wheelz, a new kosher food truck by Dallas-based Simcha Catering.
Simcha specializes in a large array of kosher platters for anything from corporate ... More >>
As usual, last month was a busy one in the Dallas restaurant scene. Read on for the full slate of opening restaurants, and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicken Scratch (2303 Pittman St.): Tim Byre ... More >>
We stopped by The Fort Worth Food Park (2509 Weisenberger St.) over the weekend to check it out and mingle with some of Cowtown's finest. (See correction below). What we found was less of a park and more of a tiny alley stuffed with food trucks. And it was pretty damn cool.
The Food Park is behind ... More >>
The Food NetworkThe folks at Food Network's food-truck reality show Eat St. have reached out to food bloggers across the country, hoping they'll help get out the vote for local trucks competing for a spot on the show. There are four trucks from the Dallas/Fort Worth area competing for a spot ... More >>
Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out.
Venue: Gennarino's Neapolitan Food Truck
The Sandwich: Granny's Sunday Gravy ($5)
Bread: Warm hoagie
Toppings: Turkey meatballs, brac ... More >>
gandolfosdeli.comYou are loved and you are feared, sandwich.Tired of spending $10 for a mediocre lunch? Let the Cheap Bastard show you how to spend way less for something better, every Thursday on City of Ate and in the Dallas Observer. This week: Gandolfo's New York Deli Food Truck.
Minutes ... More >>
Dan Kim, president and chief executive officer of Red Mango, in a photo from the company's MySpace page.It's undeniable that social networking has changed the landscape of food. How we eat, view and hear about food has been dramatically altered thanks to websites like Yelp, Twitter and Faceb ... More >>
The rapture didn't happen, but iPads as restaurant menus will.Every year, chefs, restaurant owners and vendors take a week off, dust off the old expense accounts and meet in one of America's larger cities for a few days of snacking, drinking and pretending to be interested in a 3000W blender ... More >>
Back when Flora was, briefly, a Complete Street back in November"In Dallas, sometimes we don't look back," says Veletta Lill, former city council member and executive director of the Dallas Arts District. "It's aiways important to be looking in one's rear-view mirror and, at the same time, keep ... More >>
Better BlockJason Roberts has uprooted his Better Block-ing from the narrow, pedestrian-unfriendly streets of Oak Cliff and is planting that sumbitch in downtown Dallas -- the Arts District, specifically -- this weekend and this weekend only. (For now.) He directs our attention to this morning's ... More >>