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    Days Gone Bite: Olive Green Refrigerators

    ? If you wish to research the history of in-home refrigeration, you can find out about the ice houses of past centuries, how Michael Faraday developed the process of cooling with liquid ammonia, Jacob Perkins and his work in the area of vapo...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 9, 2009 @ 1:46 pm
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    Westfork: Chicken-Fried Life

    ? When the Seven Deadly Sins were conceived, I'm quite certain there was a specific dish in mind for gluttony: chicken fried steak. Despite my Fort Worth roots, with a northern bred mother at the stove, chicken fried steak was not on the menu at ou...

    @ City of Ate by Jennifer Moody on December 9, 2009 @ 11:33 am
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    On The Range: Jalapenos

    ? On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items. Take a couple slices of meat and stuff them into my flour tortilla, along with some handy rice, beans, salsa and, finally, jalapenos. We know the last ingr...

    @ City of Ate by Chris Meesey on December 9, 2009 @ 10:50 am
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    Wednesday's Unverified Fact About San Diego

    ? The 'Boys host those pushovers from SoCal on Sunday. Another "fact" about the land of vegetarians... Before joining the Chargers, running back Darren Sproles played the role of "Sprout" in Jolly Green Giant commercials.* *Source: Some pu...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 9, 2009 @ 10:30 am
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    Sweltering Belts - What are the best summertime drinks?

    In last week's column we alluded to a drink recipe handed to us by Indy Racing League chef Eddie Wilson. Well, the Burning Question crew mixed up a few batches of the stuff, a harmless blend of apple cider, cinnamon candy, blackberry brandy and Everc...

    by Dave Faries on June 23, 2005
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    Gut Blast From the Past - Cheeburger Cheeburger captures the essence of the greasy spoon--not in look, but in bloated regret

    The past? Americans just can't handle the past. Pop culture informs our understanding of the world. The family values myth, much of that stuff about the founding fathers and Christian faith, our hyped-up vision of the greatest generation--all manuf...

    by Dave Faries on June 23, 2005
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    200 mph T-bone - Steak house announces deal with NASCAR

    By the time you read this, a deal most likely will have been struck to drop a Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House into the former Star Canyon space in the Centrum Building, which has been vacant since Carlson Restaurants yanked its plug in mid-2003...

    by Mark Stuertz on June 23, 2005
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    Dude Food: Humperdink's

    ? Each week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating... Humperdink's 6050 Greenville Ave. 214-368-1203 Dude Factor: 7, or "____ her? I hardly know her!" on a...

    @ City of Ate by Jesse Hughey on December 8, 2009 @ 6:25 pm
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    Tipsy-Turvy: Building Alcohol Tolerance In 10 Days

    ? There's always that person at the annual company holiday party. That person who can't handle their liquor. That person you tease the following morning when you pass their cubicle. I don't have to keep explaining -- you know who I'm talkin...

    @ City of Ate by Kimberly Thorpe on December 8, 2009 @ 4:01 pm
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    Top 25 Food-Related Quotes Of The Past Decade

    ? Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a pre...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 8, 2009 @ 12:13 pm
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    If Memory Serves: Catfish And Hush Puppies

    ? If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn twisted. I can say this without flinching: my dad made the best fried catfish and--especially--the best hush puppies ever. Every Sunday without f...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 8, 2009 @ 11:35 am
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    Pho From Home: Le's Fire Pot

    ? It's freezing. I am always cold, by nature, but it is bonafide frosty. I need something warm in my belly, and I can't believe it, but I am craving pho. My brother, with whom I work, senses my impending breakdown and says the six words he or anyo...

    @ City of Ate by Kristy Yang on December 8, 2009 @ 10:59 am
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    Tuesday's Unverified Fact About San Diego

    ? The 'Boys host Philip Rivers and whoever else in on the Chargers Sunday. Another "fact" about socialism... Several superstitious members of the Chargers must have special pre-game meals. For example, Antonio Gates eats an entire container...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 8, 2009 @ 10:33 am
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    Words On Review

    ? I began to worry a long time ago--1985, more precisely. Not only was it the year an anti-christ appeared in the form of Don Denkinger (google 'worst call in World Series history' if you don't recognize his name), but it was also the first time I h...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 7, 2009 @ 2:02 pm
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    Short Orders: Via Real

    ? Via Real 420 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving 972-650-9001 I might be tempted to call this place venerable if it weren't in Las Colinas. Restaurants just seem to have a little more staying power in that part of Irving. Of course, that's probabl...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 7, 2009 @ 1:45 pm
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    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Sushi World

    ? Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score. Sushi World 1001 Ross 214-999-6050 Promised Delivery Time: "between 15 and 20 minutes" Actual Delivery Time:...

    @ City of Ate by Kimberly Thorpe on December 7, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
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    Hash Over: Little Debbie Does Dallas, Tillman's Goes West, Smashburger Donates And More

    ? Tomorrow, UNT students with the munchies are going to have, like, the best day ever, man. The Little Debbie Cupcake Cars arrived in the Dallas area today, and will be giving out free samples of Little Debbies as part of the Share-A-Thon ...

    @ City of Ate by Jesse Hughey on December 7, 2009 @ 10:54 am
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    Monday's Unverified Fact About San Diego

    ? The 'Boys host those baby blue bolts on Sunday. A "fact" about this country's gateway to immigration... Although they claim to be part of the 'land of fruit and nuts,' the city of San Diego is actually the land of jellyfish and seagulls--...

    @ City of Ate by Dave Faries on December 7, 2009 @ 10:32 am
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    Some Good - AllGood Cafe lives up to its name only sometimes

    Why should we pay for home cooking? Hell, it's the same stuff Mom whipped up free of charge for decades. It's always a bit perturbing to see people shell out good money for something they could prepare in their own kitchens for quite a bit less. Besi...

    by Dave Faries on June 16, 2005
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    Really Fast Food - Where do race-car drivers eat?

    OK, so we succumbed to Danica-mania. Sue us. Or rather, sue our editor. You wouldn't get much from the Burning Question crew, anyway--'cept a beat-up Le Car and our treasured photo of Booker Noe, Jim Beam's great-grandson, bearing his signature and...

    by Dave Faries on June 16, 2005
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