In-N-Out's Here. What's Left to Talk About?

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This week, presumably, Dallas has moved past waiting three hours for and crying over hamburgers. We're on to more sophisticated things, like hamburgers with 8,000 calories, ballpark grub and how much we all hate the word "gooey." Read on.

City of Ate Jenny Block couldn't find much wrong with Vijay Sadhu's take-the-fear-out-of-Indian Indian restaurant, Sutra. The review's only complaints are the piri piri steak was too spicy (which Jenny blamed on her own "spice wimpiness") and the lunch salad was too blah (which... who needs salad, anyway?)

Alice Laussade reported that Serious Pizza offers large pizzas and a bunch of toppings. And they're real frickin' serious about it, see?

Heart Attack Grill is now a reality in Texas. An 8,000-calorie, cheese-smothered, sauce drowned reality. Or, what Jenny Block called "Hooters in Hell."

Someone took Lauren Drewes Daniels out to the ballgame, where she sampled a lot more than peanuts and Cracker Jack.

Nick Rallo presented a piece on his two favorite men who eat penis and sleep inside goats. Artwork included.

Catherine Downes was disappointed by Twisted Root's off-the-menu fries, which were so off-the-menu they almost don't exist.

If you enjoy haunting farmers markets, Jonas M. Luster has a few ideas on how to do it better.

Side Dish Arts editor Peter Simek dissects foodumentary, Forks Over Knives. There's a pun in there, somewhere.

Tonight, and again on June 17 and 18, Bijoux presents a "classics" menu. Think oysters Rockefeller and beef Wellington. Also, think wine parings.

Here's an in-n-out for you: cheeses from Murray's Cheese Shop will be sold in North Texas, while Vongeertsem Butcher Shop closes in Dallas.

Pegasus News Teresa Gubbins tries McDonald's new frozen strawberry lemonade. Texturally, it's not bad, but the flavor is like everything bad about childhood.

Gubbins also stages a civil war between California and Texas, but the result is disappointingly neutral. In-N-Out is pretty and appropriately Jesus-y, but Whataburger has better fries and isn't douchey about its secret menu. The battle rages on.

Escape Hatch Dallas For those not just satiated by eating chef John Tesar's food, he just announced that he finished taping a Food Network show called...wait for it...Extreme Chef.

Chowhound I love a good list about annoying things. Chowhound users tick off the worst, most over-used language by food reviewers. Front runners are yummy, to-die-for and unctuous.

Crave DFW More is more. Uptown plans to open three new pubs.

It doesn't have much to do with food, but look! Puppy dogs! That you can adopt!

Follow City of Ate on Twitter: @cityofate.

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