Texas Restaurant Association

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    From Silverware Theft to Fights in Bars, The Legal Low-Down for Restaurant Owners

    OK team, huddle 'round and take a knee. We realize we cover a lot of topics pertaining to burgers, beer and tacos here at the City of Ate. And that's all fun and games until someone gets an eye poked out. And by that we mean jabbed in the eye socket with a lawsuit. Suppose an errant knife or deep- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Conventional Thinking: Get Ready for Southwest Foodservice Expo

    ​Mark your calendars for June 26-28, girls, boys and foodies. The Texas Restaurant Association's annual Southwest Foodservice Expo is coming to the Dallas Convention Center and with it (aside from yours truly who won't be competing for a title this year due to overbooking) chef Marcus Samuelss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Greater Dallas Restaurant Association Seeks New Director

    The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is seeking a new executive director, according to an ad posted this week on Craigslist. ​Former executive director Jamee Jolly, who joined the organization in 2007, resigned last fall to become president of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. The Greater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Hash Over: Norma's Has Another Reason to Celebrate, Taste of Texas Dinner, Tour of South Africa Wine Dinner, and more

    ​Norma's Caf√© recently turned 54, and if a restaurant lasting more than 50 years wasn't enough reason to celebrate, they now have another reason to add to the list. Ed Murph, owner of the restaurant, was inducted to the Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor, winning the organization's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Wine, Wine, Wine (Beer Too): Once More, a Petition Push to Make All of Dallas Wet

    Flickr user: lopolis‚ÄčA little while ago, Rudy Bush posted an item about a new push to allow beer and wine sales citywide, thus eliminating the so-called "dry" parts of town in which booze can't be sold for off-site consumption. Big news, to be sure, but also old news: I called Gary Huddleston, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Turning the Restaurant Business Inside Out at the Southwest Foodservice Expo

    Patrick MichelsA show of buttoned-down professionalism, typical of the restaurant business, at the Seat-B-Clean booth.The Southwest Foodservice Expo, in the Dallas Convention Center last week, was an sprawling, facsinating deconstruction of the business, as if some omnipotent conventioneer had taken ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    Bones to Pick

    Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?

  • Dining

    March 3, 2005

    Hooked Fish

    Big Fish Little Fish space to get big makeover

  • Dining

    February 3, 2005

    Cooking With Class

    Soon, Dallas students can learn the restaurant biz in school

  • Dining

    December 30, 2004

    Dining Tyranny

    Are we choosing ourselves crazy?

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Eat My Briefs

    Plus: Attention Spanwich; Homesick

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Vice Grip

    In Dallas restaurants, 2003 was all about smoke. The future may be all about hooch.

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    The Color of Money

    Does restaurant service differ because of race? Depends on whom you ask.

  • Dining

    March 8, 2001

    Tip Gyp

    Throw out the old rules. Here's a guide to tipping in Dallas.

  • Dining

    March 1, 2001

    Cloudy Issue

    Bill proposes to ban smoking in Texas restaurants

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Playing Chicken

    Come boom or bust Dallasites gotta eat--out, that is

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Eat these words

    The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Running hooch

    Quick, someone call Walker, Texas Ranger -- there may be bootlegging going on

  • Dining

    November 26, 1998
  • Dining

    October 22, 1998
  • News

    August 8, 1996

    Honky-tonk from Hell

    Liquor and lawsuits keep flowing at the legendary Crystal Chandelier

  • Dining

    April 18, 1996

    Give and take-out

    Marty's is still the best when you're ready to eat on the run