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Sloppy Seconds: A Toast to American Leaders

As we pause today to grill, drink and honor America, we recall those leaders who've helped shaped the country through skill, hard work and strength of personality -- appropriate enough for the end of a week of local food writing that embraced the power of the individual at the top.

The Week in Review(s):

  • Your own Dallas Observer: With a couple of chefs behind the scenes, there's always someone there to take credit for great performances, and someone just out of sight to blame for the mishaps. Dave finds some of each at Cadot this week, but ultimately finds reason to be encouraged.
  • Dallas Morning News: Texas native and Craft chef de cuisine Kevin Maxey is an all-star in Leslie Brenner's appreciation of the restaurant that's been a revolving door at the W Hotel. Contributor Lawson Taitte is utterly unimpressed by the sleek Euro dress-up, or the food itself at Vapiano, coming nowhere near the words "thank goodness," even if she does mention Chef Boyardee.

Highlights from City of Ate:

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