It's getting cold out -- cold enough to make Thanksgiving seem welcome, but maybe not cold enough for mulled wine on the stove -- yet.
This week we checked out SWIG, a trendy bar-restaurant on Henderson with a cool bar and ho-hum food. I still think the place warrants a visit. You know -- if drinking with cool people is your thing.
Elsewhere on City of Ate we took a first look at the Blue Cloud Lounge, Deep Ellum's second creole cocktail den with a sleek minimalist look.
Justin Bitner put his faith in a passionate commenter and tried Hard Eight's sliced beef sandwich. He says it's a ten.
We learned that San Antonio coughed up $200K, to go with the initially reported $400K that Texas kicked in, for Top Chef: Texas. Might as well watch it -- you're paying for it. And a cancelled Beer Festival means you'll have to find beer to cry in elsewhere. It's a hard weekend in Dallas.
But not for Leslie Brenner. She loves Private Social and gave them a glowing four star review this week. I can attest that things always look better after a polished meal.
SideDish started up a conversation about the other Italian. If you're craving red sauce and meatballs (I always am) the comments list some interesting ideas.
Craving Thai? I kinda am. CraveDFW took a look at the owners of Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen. The picture of the couple is cute and everything, but check out the grill marks on that grilled chicken and beef satay. It's freaking me out -- in a good way.
Full Custom Gospel BBQ blogs about sausage in West Texas. Kolaches and Klobasneks anyone? That's one way to prime the pump before the biggest eating week of the year.
Enjoy your weekend. And while I'm sure things will be slow next week because of the holiday, we've got a few fun things up our sleeves. Apparently Alice figured out how to work the word fuck into the headline of a post about Thanksgiving. Shocker. Save some stuffing for me.