Cinco De Countdown: This Week In Dallas Food News

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Cinco de headache is close. You've got one more evening till you can spend the entirety of Saturday pummeling your liver with bad margaritas and shotgunned Miller Lites while eating your own weight in tortilla chips. Happy hour's calling, but first we've got a week to wrap up. (And make sure you enter our Iron Fork VIP ticket contest before you duck out of the office.)

This week I reviewed Hattie's, which impressed me with its near decade of comforting southern cooking across the Trinity River. I also kicked off 100 Favorite dishes with No. 100 and No.99..

Elsewhere on City of Ate, we were really not healthy. Ice cream sandwiches, and chicken fried bacon, and deep fried brisket pie point to a blog that's collectively due for a foodie cleanse.

Elsewhere in the Dallas food scene Leslie Brenner examined Bolsa, awarding he second four-star review in two weeks. The Eats Blog also has a quick roundup on where to get your strawberry fix if you're into that sort of thing.

On Side Dish Carol Shih has a number on a bowl of rice porridge that looks ridiculous, and a list of Cinco de Mayo events a mile long.


And finally, if you need a little more Margarita inspiration, Entree Dallas has been cornering some top-notch chefs and feeding them booze. Check out their interview with Dean Fearing.

Be safe this weekend, and make sure you check in Monday. We'll announce our Iron Fork Winners, drink some beer from Rahr, and hopefully find some great soft shells to indulge before the season is over.

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