Hop on the Green Line train tonight and hop off when you see every restaurateur in Dallas -- it'll be the Fair Park stop, where the 24th annual Taste of Dallas kicks off this evening and continues throughout the weekend. Some of the Big Dizzle's best-known chefs will be in attendance cooking up delicious tasties -- we're talking Jason Boso of Cowboy Chow, Joe Garza of the French Room and many more -- for those who want to put some Dallas in their mouths.
I will be there. But I will not be eating the delicious cuisine of Cowboy Chow and the French Room. I will be eating gas station food prepared by, and I am not even kidding you, the Mavs ManiAACs. Maybe they can cook better than they can spell?
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OK, I'm being unreasonably sulky just to show off. Because for real, I'm pretty pumped about judging tonight's Iron Chef-style competition at 8 in the Automobile Building. The ManiAACs will have 10 minutes to prepare, name and serve a dish made exclusively from convenience store items. Think Spaghetti O's au Cheeto, with a Fig Newton compote. Stop by and say hi -- or hold my hair back.