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Blog Wars, Tacos, And #Fryit: This Week In Dallas Dining

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Ready for opening weekend at the State Fair? Or perhaps you're headed to Greek Fest instead to smash plates and drink Fix beer. Either way there's plenty of excuses to kick back with a cold brew this weekend, but before we get started, I've got a week to wrap up.

This week I blissfully reviewed nothing, deferring my Dish column to the Cheap Bastard and her guide to everything fried at that fair. If you've been cleared by a doctor, go ahead and check it out. The fried jambalaya is actually pretty fun.

Elsewhere on CoA, we worried about bacon, until we didn't. We also talked authentic pho with the folks from Malai, and wrapped up 100 Favorite dishes with a plate of oysters.

Over on the Eats Blog, Leslie Brenner reviews Hillstone, awarding three stars, and sets the record straight on rumors about Uchi coming to Dallas.

Continuing the indie blogger attack on Side Dish, Nancy Nichols shines the spotlight on Federal Trade Commission regulations and blogger's consistency with respect to disclosing all those freebies they write about. Of course the reviews are positive. How else are you gonna get more swag?

On Texas Eats, Robb Walsh is fermenting more peppers. This time he's trying cayenne peppers to mimic Louisiana Hot Sauce, which is my second favorite choice for dressing chicken wings. I wonder if that's one way he'll use the resultant sauce? We'll see in a month.

Entree Dallas has some seriously serious burger porn on a post about Ava in Rockwall. Makes me wonder what the hell I'm doing at Boulevadier in Oak Cliff. Did you see that bun?

And the Taco Trail found another Taqueria that's shifted on us. El Cebolla Taquería is now Mi Tierrita, and their pastor meat and flour tortillas in the taco campechano get a thumbs up from Jose. I haven't been to this place yet, so I'm going to check it out. Maybe this weekend will be a great one for another taco crawl.

Be sure to come back next week, when we round up some tacos for taco day, check out a great Indian restaurant, and talk with some interesting characters at the State Fair.

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