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  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    No Bagel No Bagel No Bagel: Why Dallas Doesn't Support New York-Style Delis

    Last week Nancy Nichols published a post on Side Dish that pondered the state of New York-style delis in Dallas. Nichols collected a few comments from a previous article on the recent closing of Gio's Café and New York Deli. Those comments offered some theories on why delis haven't worked here in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Talking Food Critics, Ethnic Influence and Chef Instability in Dallas with Eric Ripert

    This Friday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will deliver an interactive performance discussing the industry that has granted them stardom. Most of the press coverage about the show has focused on Bourdain, but while Ripert takes a quieter approach to life his story is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    The Curse of the iPhone at the Dinner Table

    Two men and an iPhone​"Is it just you dining?" "Yes, my waitress, I'm a sorry solo sap. Thank god my iPhone can keep me company." I tweeted that exchange from Princi Italia, the subject of this week's restaurant review, while enjoying one of the nicer lunches I've had in some time. Two days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Yes, The McRib Is Back. And It's Still a Shitty Sandwich

    ​The McRib is back. Again. The sandwich with a cult-like following will be released nationally through November 14. McDonald's official website is pimping out McRib's return by describing the sandwiches with brazen alliteration -- tantalizingly tart pickles, sensationally savory onions, magnif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Google Buys Zagat. What's Next (Besides Mind Control, Obviously)?

    ​The Google-chompers gobbled up Zagat yesterday, as reported by the New York Times, the LA Times, and then everyone else. The acquisition gives the internet mogul access to a sizable restaurant database full of addresses and reviews that's 29 years in the making, and positions the company to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Scott Reitz, DC Food Writer, Ditches Real Job to Become Dallas Observer Food Critic

    Attention Dallas-area chefs: A Google image search for "Scott Reitz" brings up this photo. So if you see a guy sitting at your bar with an assault rifle, bring him an extra app or something.​We don't usually announce new hires. We assume you don't really care who fills up the cubicles around h ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Godís work