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 >>
Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Openings: The ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Customers find nostalgia in a bowl of Cheerios.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
A buzzword loses its luster (and everybody wins).
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In Dallas restaurants, 2003 was all about smoke. The future may be all about hooch.
Local is a slice of culinary dazzle
Dallas dining is largely controlled by men. Seven women are trying to change that.