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    October 28, 2010

    Speaking of Ballparks and Getting the Munchies, A Look at the Rangers' New World Series Menu

    Sam Merten​Texas Rangers spokesman John Blake just sent word: For World Series Games Three and Four at the Ballpark in Arlington -- oh, right, Game Five too, fingers crossed -- the team's done beefed up (heh) its sports menu. Also: The team's added more places to buy beer in the park, which, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Is Chartiable Eating Overstretching Local Chefs and Diners?

    Photo by Robert BostickJohn Tesar​Don't bother looking for Dean Fearing at his restaurants next weekend. Fearing will be at The Joule next Friday for The Big Red, a culinary extravaganza benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. He'll reappear the next night at the Dallas Zoo for its annual fundr ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Hash Over: Taste of Greenville Avenue, Bobby Flay Book Signing, Wine Dinners, and Fall Harvest Stew Festival

    We've got a week's worth of food, festivals and fun for you, plus we'll tell you where you can meet a celebrity chef today. You'll have to get in line behind us, of course, but we'll save you a spot. We're nice like that. ​Let's start first with a TOGA party. TOGA! TOGA! No, we're not gettin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Sneaky Meat: Survey Finds Chefs Sometimes Sabotage Vegan Dishes

    Careful, chefs. You might find yourself against this wall.​Food Network magazine this week released the no doubt intentionally provocative results of an anonymous chef survey, in which chefs copped to stealing ideas, showing up for work sick, recycling bread and sabotaging orders that were sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Green House Truck Nominated
    As One of America's Favorite Food Trucks

    ​Food trucks, or their paucity, in Dallas are hot. The topic has been covered by local food media outlets, including City of Ate. One food truck has done more to highlight residents' desire for mobile food vendors. That food truck, Green House Truck, has been nominated as one of America's favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Food Network Hops on the Taco Trend

    ​This morning the Food Network posted a simple and absurd tweet on its Twitter stream (@FoodNetwork): "What taco is tops?" This tweet can be construed as an assumption that the fascination with tacos is a fleeting trend. Furthermore, the update is clearly tied to their new show, The Great Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Part 2: Matthew McCallister on Dreams, Hard Work and the Dangers of Hot Caramel

    Photo by Robert Bostick​Yesterday, we profiled the fast-rising Matthew McCallister, executive chef at Stephan Pyles. In part two of our three-part series, today we pose a few questions to McCallister. Tune in tomorrow as McCallister demonstrates one of his recipes for City of Aters. CofA: Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    10 Food Trends Making Shame Spirals Worse

    Grilled Cheese, is no longer just cheese.​Maybe we can all come together and agree on something: The foods in this list were already delicious, horrifyingly so, but have recently become gourmet'd to some DEFCON- one level of decadence. You can rarely order a simple cheddar-based grilled cheese or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Mystery Meat: What's Food Network Saying About Dallas Now?

    ​The rap on Dallas is that it's a meat and potatoes town, a reputation that seems likely to be cemented by a new Food Network show. The Food Network will be in Dallas next month to film Meat and Potatoes, a new show slated for the cable network's fall schedule. A Food Network spokesperson wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Kent Rathbun Chips in With a Recipe for a Cheesy Appetizer

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Maytag Blue Cheese Chips Demonstrated by Chef Kent Rathbun of Jasper's Does the name Kent Rathbun ring a bell? You may know him from the many Dallas restaurants he owns and operates like Jasper's, Abacus and Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen. Before gracing us with his presen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    The Battle of the Chefs Challenge

    Spike Johnson​In the great challenge tradition set to flying knives on the Food Network, Blythe Beck, of Central 214 (whom we gave Best Use of Butter and Cream Award in 2009)  and the Oxygen Network's The Naughty Kitchen, was host chef to the Battle of the Chefs Challenge at the Frontiers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    In the Matter of Avila v. Avila

    Spike Johnson​"Heartbreaking." "Painful." That is how Anita Avila describes the fight over the restaurant on Maple Avenue she and her husband opened in January 1986. In the end, she says, all she wants is for the restaurant to reopen with her once more running the operation, as she'd done before h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    On The Range: Seafood Paella

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.There's no doubt that the Spanish are passionate about paella. Paella is, of course, the painstaking meat, rice and vegetable dish traditionally cooked in (and often eaten from) a large, shallow pan. However, early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Top 10 Most Important Influences On Food In Our Lifetimes

    ​Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Why Do We Love Oprah? Because We Also Love McDonald's

    ​I've spent some effort avoiding this day, hoping it would never, ever come. But all of my valiant, last ditch efforts--a quick search for an apartment in Allen, begging to work from a Starbucks in Oklahoma City for a day or two--fell through.Now I'm trapped. Although I've spent much of my adult l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    On The Range: Tostadas

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.How do you describe a tostada? As with many Latin dishes, it often depends on what side of the border you come from. In Texas, or most of the other Estados Unidos, the tostada ("toasted") is most familiar in its cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Watch, Read, Cook: What's New On The Tube And In Print

    As the food media world warms up for its busiest time of year, a trickle of new releases in television and print are whetting our appetites for the deluge to come. Here are a few of our favorite picks: Apparently, Brian Boitano will show us how to make Froot Loops.​WWBBD? The Food Network's new ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009
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    July 28, 2009

    The Food Shows You Should Be Watching

    The Paulas and the Bobbys and the (ugh) Rachaels better watch their beaters. A new crop of food stars are shaking up the old "if you cook it, they will watch" formula with new concepts, insider tips and sheer, unadulterated gluttony. Oh, and one of these up-and-comers is even giving that blond guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Skimming The Scum

    Unfair Park's Robert Wilonsky has been tracking Bob's--of steak & chophouse fame--many difficulties, updating the story again today (read it here). Over at SideDish, Nancy Nichols keeps up with the ne'erdowellness of another restaurant group (as you can see here).Nancy's story, as she pursues it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Top 10 Greatest Cooking Shows Ever

    Programs on Food Network and Bravo and such have become a kind of obsession with some folks. But as current hot shows lose their sizzle and new stars emerge, will we remember Throwdown, Top Chef and the like?Certain shows remain in our thoughts, however, popping to mind at odd moments. Others influe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    On The Range: Guacamole

    On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items. Jon Sullivan"Was there ever a fruit as sensual as the avocado? So rough-hewn, dare-to-touch-me masculine on the outside, so yielding, inviting, soft spring green and feminine inside?...It's no wonder that this perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Keeping Score

    Zorilla, via FlickrSix months (plus a couple) into City of Ate and I'm still trying to figure out blogging. In the past couple of months, we've also added twitter--fortunately handed to someone else, since my response to the first mention of it was along the lines of 'I've read about it in the paper ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Kitchen Wasteland

    Just how many food shows do we need hanging out in and around Dallas, distracting our chefs and disrupting meals?Oxygen will be shooting the Naughty Kitchen at Central 214 for the next few months. The contest winner with the hair was back in the area--this time in Cowtown. A mom from Keller is vying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Popular For Being Popular

    Kalandrakas via FlicrPlease forgive the rambling nature of this rant. It's Monday, there's no sign of the "Knockers" post due at 11 a.m., nor of some other stuff. I have a nice sunburn from the FC Dallas game. And on Saturday afternoon I waited in a 30 minute line, just so I could order one of Twist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Tabletop Showdown

    Nothing spices up a kitchen like the element of competition -- as even a casual Food Network viewer could tell you. Describing a recipe for the camera? Not exciting. Breathily narrating your dish as you race to beat the clock and five other chefs? There's good eating in that.So at the end of a week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    10 Questions: Melissa D'Arabian, Food Network Contestant

    When contestants for the upcoming series of The Next Food Network Star were announced, she was labeled the 'stay at home mom.' Indeed, the Keller resident tends to four young children--which, of course, means cooking three meals a day, just about every day of the week. Producers for the show ap ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Cook or Kook?

    Yan shows Central Market how it's done

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    July 8, 2008
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    July 7, 2008
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    June 6, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    April 28, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    November 8, 2007

    Sweet Chile o' Yours

    Oldtown gets its taste buds peppered and cranked

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2007
  • Dining

    February 3, 2005

    Cooking With Class

    Soon, Dallas students can learn the restaurant biz in school

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Here to Stay

    With a tour, a Food Network show and an upcoming album, Lisa Loeb enjoys the spotlight. Again.

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003

    Salad Days

    Star chefs host a toss-up

  • Dining

    March 13, 2003

    Cam Bam

    Do chefs watch cooking shows?

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2002

    Naked Ambition

    Jamie Oliver shows his twist at Central Market

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2002

    Lovin' in the Oven

    Tanya Holland puts soul into her cooking at Central Market

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Cook Out

    Do chefs really prepare your meals?

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Celebrity du Jour

    Big-name chefs saturate an uncertain market

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Calendar

    March 22, 2001

    Happy Hours

    Expect palete fatigue at The Dallas Morning News Wine and Food Festival

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