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As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces to Make Your Shoes Taste Better will probably win me a Pulitzer. Check out the List Fever sweeping Dallas food blogs:

Dallas Morning News Restaurant Reviews. Suzanne Marta finds Burger Girl "generally disappointing" while Leslie Brenner decides Nosh is "one of the best."

Sidedish Sarah Reiss makes a list of Thanksgiving restaurant and catering options. I know cooking Thanksgiving at home is tradition, but can your mom's Country Crock mashed potatoes with Bacon Bits really take on Crú's sage whipped potatoes & gravy?

Dallas Vegan In stride with Sidedish's spirit, Dallas Vegan names the top vegan restaurants to get your tofurky and spiced squash on.

Pegasus News Looking for a "real neighborhood," Le Gateau Bakery's third owners move the famous bakery and its proud new display cases to Deep Ellum.

Fort Worth chef Tim Love put celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Guy Fieri to shame at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, kicking their respective pony-tailed, peroxide asses with his shrimp and grits with chorizo gambas.

Amber Jones has a good experience at Luigi's in Denton. The bread is fluffy and the pizza is "greasy perfection," but the wait staff is a little too zealous with the refill pitchers. And now I'm starting to think that people just don't want to be wholly satisfied.

City of Ate As part of Lower Greenville's $1.3 million facelift, developers are looking to change Dallas city code and load the streets with food trucks. If successful, planners could have the food trailer park up and functioning in six months.

Even though suits are snatching the toys out of California Happy Meals, McDonald's is determined to retain the younger market by constructing a giant McDonald's restaurant in Irving, loaded with seating and electrical outlets. Because if I can't have a miniature Beanie Baby, a seat with an outlet is the next best thing.

Where I work we slip you a free dessert with the check ("Free" lime pie, anyone?) for your birthday, but I've had places chant while I stood in the booth double-fisting the salt and pepper shakers to earn the mudslide I didn't order. For her birthday, Hanna Raskin blows out her sad single candle on a plate and consults City of Aters for the proper birthday restaurant etiquette.

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