Say, Did You Know There's Some Kinda Football Game Happening?

Just like for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, Dallas food blogs have eagerly compiled lists of things to do and places to go if you're not into the main event. On Super Bowl Sunday, even if you're into football and not so much into planning ahead, there are still plenty of restaurants to visit and sexist soda campaigns to gossip about.

City of Ate Dallasites won't see a Cowboy on the field this Sunday, but Hanna Raskin makes a list of the other places a Cowboy may lurk.

The only thing wrong with Mamas' Daughters' in Plano is their gall to offer salad, says Alice Laussade.

After the sudden freeze made grocery runs more dangerous than they're worth, Dallasites had to get creative. Hanna and Alice offer lists of ideas for cold weather meals and all-stars from blizzards past.

Dr Pepper plans to sell more soda to men by telling women that it's not for them. As a feminist, I actually admire that marketing strategy.

Using the blackouts as an excuse to get creatively warm (or an excuse to drink) Merritt Martin makes a list of "grown-up" cold-weather drinks.

SideDish Andrew Chalk has a problem with Texas wineries. It seems many of them claim their wine is from 100 percent Texas grapes, "when in fact it is not."

Somehow amid all the Super Bowl hype, we totally forgot about Valentine's Day. It's creeping up fast. If you're struggling with plans, Sarah Reiss has a lengthy list of restaurants.


Dallas Morning News Leslie Brenner says Smoke is still a good restaurant. Also, grass is green and sky is blue.

Eats Blog Weary of the weather and Super Bowl hype, Alma will delay its opening until next Monday, February 7.

We might not have to deal with the consequences of our (not) actions, says Brenner. She makes a list of the best places to dine without reservations on Super Bowl Sunday.

Pegasus News If you're not interested football or anything any of the other blogs have offered, Teresa Gubbins may have the perfect event for you this week.

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Brooke Nottingham