Sloppy Seconds Returns to City of Ate

City of Aters, this week we are bringing back an old feature that our former web editor-turned-staff writer, Patrick Michels, used to do every Friday afternoon. It's an end of the week wrap-up of sorts featuring restaurant reviews and City of Ate highlights. This time around we decided to include other Dallas food blogs in Sloppy Seconds -- you know, the more, the merrier.

This week seemed to be all about the taco, with the Austin-based Torchy's finally coming to Dallas, but isn't every week about tacos? Italian cuisine was the theme of restaurant reviews, but we won't go into detail quite yet -- just read below. Here's this week's Sloppy Seconds.

The Week in Review(s):

Your own Dallas Observer: This week Hanna Raskin traveled over to the new Italian eatery Ristorante Nicola on Preston Road, a sibling of Nicola's Ristorante Italiano in Plano. We know the names are confusing. Apparently, the Bolognese sauce was lacking a little something while the baby arugula salad was not. Click here to read more from this week's review.

Dallas Morning News: Leslie Brenner stops by the old/new pizza joint Sfuzzi on McKinney Avenue. Back in the late 1980's, then-restaurant critic Waltrina Stovall gave it four stars, but the joint closed because the company went bankrupt. Now it's 2010 and Sfuzzi's is alive again, but only receiving one star from Brenner. Ouch. Here's the full review.

Dallas Food Blog Highlights:

Eats Blog: This week the Eats food bloggers discuss everything from Bolsa starting a taco storm to the new peach season. Reporter Jeffrey Weiss took a break from everything healthy and local to talk about the new pretzel M&Ms, while Kim Pierce discusses a community corn-picking going on this weekend, and Dublin Dr Pepper on tap.

Sidedish: Over on D magazine's food blog, Nancy Nichols updates everyone on Tom Spicer's inventory and the disappearance of Javier's in Dallas manager Jose Ayala. Kellyn Curtis informs us that the West Village Farmers Market is in full swing while reminding folks to watch Top Chef (but we have our own Merritt Martin to remind us here at DO headquarters). Hayley Hamilton is on a white wine kick and is talking about it in "What I'm Drinking Now."

Pegasus News: Teresa Gubbins over at Pegasus recently spoke with Antonio Swad, founder of Pizza Patron, about his opening up a new Latin-themed restaurant called Pira in the American Airlines Center. Kevin Gray interviewed Ludacris while he was in town introducing his new cognac brand Conjure to Dallas, and Josie Singleton discussed the fro-yo trend in Fort Worth.

City of Ate: We continued with our 100 Favorite Dish Countdown, taught you how to make Chimayo Market Corn and offered another great happy hour scene on Quittin' Time. Hanna Raskin talked to Tim Byres about the new Smoke dinner menu, and Hash Over suggested how you could help out with the recent Gulf oil spill. Jose Ralat Maldonado stopped by Torchy's Tacos soft opening this week, and was a fan of the taco of the month, Damn BP, among other menu items.

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