Tracy Miller

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    The Female Bartenders Who Rule Dallas' Cocktail Scene

    It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. Mustachioed, bowtie-and-fedora-wearing Newsies extras shaking out cocktails is so last year: This is the year of the "lad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Dallas' 10 Biggest Restaurant Closings of 2013

    The end of 2013 inches closer, bringing with it the beginning of the new year, thoughts of life and death, openings and closings. Earlier we celebrated the most noteworthy restaurant openings of 2013. Now let us take a moment of silence to reflect on those we lost. The biggest closings of the year w ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 21, 2013

    The 50 Most Interesting Restaurants in Dallas

    Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Dallas' Five Best Mac and Cheese Dishes

    Craft beer, sustainable seafood, trompo tacos, artistic cocktails and slices of grandma: Dallas dining is either emerging from or headed into a culinary construction zone. But many Dallas restaurants refuse to reject the notion of comfort food and its vital role in a city where not an eyelash bats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 18: Local

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Alligator Cafe To Take Over Rosemont Spot in Deep Ellum

    Back in June we ran an article calling for more places to eat in Deep Ellum and wondered what would become of the space Tracy Miller briefly occupied with Rosemont. Yesterday, Side Dish dropped news that chef Ivan Pugh would be bringing the Cajun cooking of Alligator Cafe to the clean, sleek dining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Deep Ellum Could Use a Few More Restaurants

    Occasionally, I'll get an email from a reader who mistakes me for a food expert and is willing to risk a meal out based on my recommendation. The worst question I'm asked is: "Where should I eat?" As if I could instantly divine what someone is in the mood for, the status of their bank accounts and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The LOT Opens, J. Pepe's Tex Mex Closes and More Restaurant Happenings from February

    Another busy month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in February, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at Openings: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Rosemont, Tracy Miller's Breakfast and Lunch Joint in Deep Ellum, is Closed

    Rosemont, restauranteur Tracy Miller's ode to casual but elegant breakfast and lunch, appears to have closed. A source tells City of Ate that the staff was informed yesterday that the restaurant would cease operations immediately. Miller couldn't be reached for comment this morning, but the restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    East Hampton Sandwich Company Has Some Stand Up Doughnuts

    Remember the upscale doughnuts at Rosemont? Tracy Miller drops a dense batter in hot oil, resulting in pastries that resemble a sweet, fresh version of the cake doughnuts you buy in bags at the grocery store. The doughnuts at East Hampton Sandwich Company in Snider Plaza are served in a bag, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Breakfast, Booze And Cookin' At The Grape: This Week In Dallas Dining

    Restaurant week is wrapping up this weekend, and the weather promises to be a little more relaxed. Seems like a good time for a little patio drinking and perhapsa little pesticide bathing. Or maybe you're off to the Londoner tomorrow morning to watch the opening weekend of the English Premier League ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012

    Rosemont: Tracy Miller's Latest Tries To Resurrect Breakfast

    Customers find nostalgia in a bowl of Cheerios.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Rosemont Has the Potential To Be a Stellar Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch Spot, But It's Not There Yet

    If you need an indication that Rosemont, the subject of this week's review is still finding its footing, just look at the plain, gray facade. There's no sign indicating the small, stand-alone building houses a restaurant. The only reason people know Tracy Miller's latest is open for business is word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 35: Coffee and Doughnuts At Rosemont

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 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 that paper bag of mini doughnuts you bought from the grocery store? They were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Rosemont Opens, Bicycle Cafe Closes and More From a Very Busy June for Dallas Restaurants

    June was another incredibly busy month in the Dallas restaurant scene. Dallas welcomed a ton of new restaurants last month, and alas, said farewell to a few. Read on for the full list and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at dish@dallasobser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    One Hundred Million Tacos With A Side Of Burlesque: This Week In Where The Hell Is My Lipator

    Summer is picking up and that means the arrival of tomatoes that taste like nature intended. Not those lifeless cottony numbers picked while green and sprayed with ethylene, but those glorious summer orbs ripened right on the vine and delicious enough to be eaten all on their own. It's a good time t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Tracy Miller's Rosemont Opens In Deep Ellum

    Tracy Miller's long awaited Rosemont (2912 Elm St., 214-741-6066) opened its doors today, an event marked quietly by a tangle of white balloons tied up out front under cloudy skies. I first learned of the new restaurant while interviewing Miller during my review of Local last November. A tipster ale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    The Rise of Breakfast-and-Lunch-Only Restaurants in Dallas

    While interviewing Tracy Miller for last week's review, the chef at Local told me a little about her new, still unnamed venture, slated for a storefront at 2912 Elm, two doors down from the fine-dining spot she opened in 2003. Miller is still working out the menu details, but the space is now taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Tracy Miller's Local Never Meant to Be #Local

    ​The locavores in Dallas have always had it tough. While Tom Spicer may be pushing the envelope of urban gardening, and farms outside of Dallas deliver great product, their offering can't be described as a bounty. Local game is plentiful, but produce availability can be a challenge.

  • Dining

    November 24, 2011

    At Deep Ellum's Local, the Food Outshines the Trend

    A buzzword loses its luster (and everybody wins).

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Five Sixty Appoints New Executive Chef

    A Texas-born chef has been tapped to take over at Five Sixty when executive chef Sara Johannes leaves this week. ​Pat Roberston, who's served as executive sous chef at the Wolfgang Puck-owned restaurant since its opening in February 2009, has spent more than a decade with the Wolfgang Puck Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Hash Over: Libertine Fights Brain Cancer, NBC Starts Fish Fight, and Stephan Pyles Holds Celebrity Dinner Sunday

    ​The Libertine Bar may have the Best Bar Food in Dallas, along with a great selection of beer and wine--and, of course, the monthly Playlister P local-music DJ nights. But beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, the bar's brain cancer awareness event gives yet another reason to love the Lower Greenvil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Top 10 Sexiest Female Chefs In Dallas

    Yeah, yeah--pretty damn juvenile of us...not to mention downright sexist.But, damn it, if Danica Patrick can embrace beauty as well as hard nose racing skill, then we're allowed the occasional foray into 'babe-licious' territory.​Now, it wasn't an easy process. After much hemming and hawing, we ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Top 10 Chefs Who Deserve More Attention

    When we sat down and thought about this, so many names popped into mind that if they were diseases, we'd be riddled. There was a time when few people mentioned Joel Harloff (Dali Wine Bar) or Brian Luscher (The Grape), but those days are fading. Michael Zeve of Sevy's or Jeffery Hobbs at Suze are bo ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Vice Grip

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

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    Cosmopolitan Reach

    Local is a slice of culinary dazzle

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    She's Gotta Serve It

    Dallas dining is largely controlled by men. Seven women are trying to change that.