Sloppy Seconds: Literary Genius and Other Dirty Tricks

While Dave kills time at a booze-free bar (place hadn't lined up its liquor license yet), we take a culinary expedition with some of the luminaries of the printed page, and other folks whose job it is to make everything a little prettier. Or at least more edible.

The Week in Review(s):

  • Your own Dallas Observer: Dave finds "down-home" cooking at Cava, a Colombian-Spanish fusion joint with a hint of other Latin and Greek influences.
  • Dallas Morning News: Leslie Brenner says the food's just as good, even if the name is slightly different, at The Place At Perry's.

Highlights from City of Ate:

  • 10 Questions: Jim Schutze
    Q: "What do curmudgeons eat for lunch?" A: "Christian children." It goes on. It gets better.
  • How 'Bout Them Knockers: Izmir
    Merritt bids adieu to the best little Mediterrenean Delivery house on Greenville, and the legendary voice that answers their phone.
  • Veggie Girl: Green Papaya
    Alexa's takes a trip to Vietnam through food, by way of an Uptown Dallas eatery, by way of New York.
  • Handle the Proof: Fundador
    Whether it was Hemingway or Reick Reilly who first got you into the drink, Dave says this one is a good, easy-to-find way to get your Cognac fix.
  • Chewing the Fat: The Dirty Secret Behind Food Porn
    Surprise -- that Big Mac in the wrapper looks nothing like the one on the poster. A few tricks of the trade from the the food re-imaging masters behind the ads.

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