Casually drop that you're a power Yelper while you dine at a restaurant, and undoubtedly your service will improve. Perhaps an extra cocktail will come your way. And ah, is that a free dessert?
Of course some of us aren't as forward as others. It can be hard saying out loud that you're a force to b ... More >>
Chef Matt McCallister is known for his love of foraging. He's also known for having a bit of a temper. When a diner left some meandering and negative prose on Yelp after having dinner at his previous restaurant, Campo, the chef ate that Yelper for breakfast. On his Facebook page McCallister went off ... More >>
The SoupMan, made famous by the "No soup for you!" line on Seinfeld, is now being delivered fresh from Al Yeganeh's soup kitchen near Hell's Kitchen in New York City to local Tom Thumb grocery stores. OK, maybe that's not the exact logistics, but it's close. After years of work, they've boxed it up ... More >>
If you're looking for new ways to explore Dallas one dish at a time, two new mobile applications are ready to feed you ideas.
Foodspotting and Chefs Feed both focus individually on dishes instead of restaurants as a whole. The first application makes use of user generated data, while the Chefs Fee ... More >>
You'd think that there's no way that Firexbox could be the name of a restaurant, but you'd be wrong. When I first saw it, I thought, "Surely there's just a typeface issue here with their logo and they mean Fire Box with chopsticks in the middle and that design element just went wrong." But, nope. Th ... More >>
I can't imagine the headache that the Sundown at Granada must be on weekends, because with patios like that, its Thursday through Sunday crowd must be hanging over the rooftop's railings. But for a lazy and breezy Wednesday evening, the atmosphere can't be beat. Fact: scientific research has proven ... More >>
Recently the entire town of Bethel, Alaska, which has only a Subway as the lone-fast food restaurant, was tricked into thinking they were going to get a Taco Bell. Signs were posted around town and word spread quickly in the small town of about 6,000.
Then, after the hoax was exposed and made nati ... More >>
Yesterday, Zagat released their 2012 Texas restaurants guide. Here are their top five most popular restaurants.
Del Frisco's Steak
Look familiar? These restaurants have been dominating Zagat's list for years. The survey, a system employed by the authors ... More >>
Make it a strong one... Dallas got no loveFood & Wine anointed the country's 50 best bars in its latest issue. The list, featuring swanky cocktail dens that pour upscale drinks, leans heavily on New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C.. Texas received mention for only one bar ... More >>
Have you been outside much today? While the weather was nippy this morning, the sun has warmed things up, resulting in some seriously beautiful fall weather. As soon as I get out of here I'm going to grab a thick jacket and engage in some excessive patio drinking.
But before I work on my nex ... More >>
If your waiter looks like this, run.My first meal at Saint Ann, the subject of this week's print review, was marred by sloppy service, gummy pasta and -- most memorably -- a hair in my chicken.
As human products go, hair is relatively innocuous. There are far worse bodily secretions in food ... More >>
Secret Recipe's Hainanese-style roasted chickenMalaysia is a country of vast and diverse cultures, all marrying to create one united cuisine. The nation's food borrows and combines elements of Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Filipino, and Indian menus, creating a robust flavor profile. The use of ... More >>
Aaron Young/td>Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen's Susie BuiShe was working a corporate gig at Brinks as a marketing coordinator and had no restaurant background. Her brother was looking for a way out of the corporate death spiral. Even though her brother and his ex-wife once had a now-defunct ... More >>