• Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    A Reader Asks the Dining Critic for Burger Advice. Poor Reader.

    Every once in a while someone mistakes Scott for a food expert and risks ruining dinner by trusting him to answer to a burning question. Got a question about food or restaurants? Send it via Twitter @scottreitz, Facebook @ Cityofate or in the comments. Tiffany asked by email, quite succinctly, whi ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2011

    RedFork's SoulSearch

    The dissonance that caused its early missteps lives on in a dining room that can't find its identity.

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Searching for the Soul of Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Olive Garden Rolls Out Remodel in Texas

    A plan to revamp Olive Garden restaurants nationwide is getting its start in Texas. Three Dallas area stores are among the nine "remodel locations" recently announced by the Italian-American restaurant chain. According to spokesperson Kristen Johnson, more than half of the chain's 700 stores will e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Savor Dallas Rolls Into Town This Weekend

    Sara KerensSavor Dallas 2010​If you've had the kids home this week during spring break, it's time to reward yourself with a little adult time, and by that we mean a few glasses of wine -- or more. You'll have all weekend to get your drink on at Savor Dallas, and here's a taste of what you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Nicola Calamari: A Few Words from La Fiorentina's Executive Chef

    Kevin MarpleNicola Calamari​On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Nicola Calamari, executive chef at La Fiorentina. Today, we asked Calamari to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. (Calamari's words are after the ellipses.) I was raised in...Florence. My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Cross Timbers Winery Sangiovese: Bloody Good
    With Saucy Italian Fare

    ​Just as most people recognize pinot grigio, chances are good that if you ask someone to name an Italian red grape varietal it will be sangiovese. Or perhaps chianti, which was certainly popular back in the day, when many a mom-and-pop Italian eatery sported a straw-covered bottle of chianti a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Spice & Tea Exchange Offers Everything Nice, Except its Secrets

    ​A new spice shop opening this weekend in West Village stocks sugars, salts and 150 types of spices, but a company spokesman says most customers come for their blends. The top 10 sellers at The Spice & Tea Exchange, which has 14 locations nationwide, include "Tuscany Blend," "Signature Blend" ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Guinness Brewmaster Fergal Murray Speaks About St. Patty's Day, American Vs. Irish Guinness And Introducing Foreign Extra Stout

    Jesse HugheyGuinness brewmaster Fergal Murray at Trinity Hall Tuesday night. ​It's a busy time of year for Guinness brewmaster Fergal Murray, as you might imagine. Not only is he tasked with ensuring the quality of every batch of beer at Dublin's St. James Gate Brewery (which produces approximatel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Question Of The Week: Are All Cuisines Created Equal?

    Phoenix New Times​There's Tuscany and Provence. Sushi and other dishes from Japan have circled the globe. People argue the merits of Argentine beef or Scottish salmon. But who ever says "I'd love a good Russian head cheese" or "let's have some Irish food tonight"?Unless by that they mean Jameson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Top 10 Overlooked Culinary Vacations

    Flickr user ^riza^It's a long way, but the rendang is worth the trip.​Anyone with the means can travel the villages of Tuscany, visit tasting rooms in Napa Valley or hit Belgium's chocolate shops. In fact, certain places are so well known as culinary destinations, even those with only the faintest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Grounded In Italy

    Nancy Krabill, owner of Snider Plaza's gourmet shop Flavors From Afar, took off for Italy late last fall. And what she brought back from Trieste was much better than a silly t-shirt...and we consider any tee from Italy that doesn't say "Juventus" a waste. But that's an aside. Krabill returned from h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.4.09

    "Lasagna is America's most popular pasta dish, so it was a natural addition to our line of Tuscani Pastas. Americans have eagerly embraced the concept of delivery pasta over the past year, catapulting Pizza Hut to become the undisputed category leader." (Scott Bergren, Pizza Hut's chief concept offi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Etruscan Fun

    The Meadows honors the ancient peoples

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    The New York Times Finds Its DSpot

    Yesterday's New York Times travel section served up its "44 Places to go in 2009," and guess what! Dallas was No. 17. And guess what! Absolutely no mention of the late 20th century TV series Dallas. Instead, The Times based its recommendation entirely on the arts district, whose name it corrected to ... More >>

  • Film

    September 25, 2008

    Miracle at Santa Anna

    No matter the runtime and budget, Spike Lee's World War II drama is an epic bore

  • Dining

    May 1, 2008

    Review: Villa-O

    The "O" is for original and organic.

  • Summer Guide

    May 24, 2007

    World Party

    Go global with cultural festivals

  • Dining

    November 2, 2006

    Who's That Girl?

    Kenyon Price offers a mysterious Isabella

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006

    Under the Texan Sun

    Addison gets a heaping plateful

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Better In The 'Burbs

    Plano restaurant delights with authentic Italian

  • Dining

    July 14, 2005

    Creative Destruction

    If rubble means progress, then Dallas is booming

  • Dining

    June 30, 2005

    One in a Crowd

    Why do singles groups meet at restaurants?

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005

    Saint Frances

    Author Mayes boasts about her perfect life

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005

    Wining and Dining

    Celebrate being eligible with the Single Gourmet

  • Film

    September 25, 2003

    Tuscan Raider

    Diane Lane indulges in Italian pleasures while ignoring those of the source material

  • Dining

    August 14, 2003

    Drip Dry

    Mi Piaci is a still-fresh classic

  • Dining

    August 7, 2003


    Who has the worst cuisine in Europe?

  • Dining

    May 29, 2003

    Take Me to the River

    Thai is tough to master, but River Spice makes a good showing

  • Dining

    February 20, 2003

    Boot Scootin'

    Why is Italian food so popular?

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    The Whole Boot

    Eccolo rises from the asphalt

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Food to Go

    Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Believing the Hype

    Former Dallas artist Dan Rizzie disappears out East, then re-emerges as the real thing

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Stumble onto it

    Salve! proves Dallas can do Italian

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    Ballsy dining

    Eating at Mel's on Main takes uncommon valor

  • Dining

    July 15, 1999

    Food to go

    A Dallas chef beats it out of town ahead of bill collectors

  • Dining

    July 1, 1999

    Hash Over

    Tuscan Steak House's dead dogs lie; Fish has a new head and Cool River runneth over

  • Dining

    April 15, 1999

    Pub crawl

    Dishing up a Cock & Bull story, with a touch of Blarney

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Huddled masses

    Welcome to the New World. Now get in the back of the line.

  • Calendar

    January 28, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 28 - February 3, 1999

  • Dining

    December 3, 1998

    Rawhide Italian

    Antonio Ristorante revels in successful simplicity

  • Film

    October 29, 1998

    The great pretender

    In the spirit of Chaplin, Roberto Benigni takes on the Holocaust in Life Is Beautiful

  • Dining

    January 8, 1998

    It's a fiasco

    It's a Veritable Feast! fumbles into famine

  • Dining

    July 10, 1997

    Battle of the free bread

    A new Italian eatery tries to one-up La Madeleine

  • Dining

    July 18, 1996


    The celebrity servers stumble at Toscana

  • Film

    June 27, 1996

    A fine mess

    Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty flounders with style