Sloppy Seconds: A Case of the Mondays

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In this back-to-school edition of Sloppy Seconds, we're recapping a hectic week that saw complications both technical and interpersonal as the City of Ate crew went about its business. Still, from wine classes to a little meta-analysis, last week saw plenty of learning opportunities for devotees of the Dallas dining scene.

The Week in Review(s):

  • Your own Dallas Observer: Dave bats around thoughts on the year's best new restaurants for a while, on the way to being impressed by chef Christopher Short's performance at Bella.
  • Dallas Morning News: Leslie Brenner figures the folks at Hattie's are model students of what it takes to craft a proper dining experience. Cafe Istanbul, Brenner says, is a "fun, lively place" for a taste of Turkey at The Shops At Legacy.

Highlights from City of Ate:

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