Sloppy Seconds: Who Got the Hooch?

Whether driven by an asinine Constitutional amendment, grand notions of urban planning or draconian dietary shackles, folks who find they have to suck it up, tug at their bootstraps and get down to business -- they're the ones who make the real innovations. This week, one way or another, from hooch to homegrown tomatoes, we salute the DIY ethic at work in the local dining scene.

The Week in Review(s):

  • Your own Dallas Observer: Way out in Rockwall, with an expert kitchen and a homegrown ethic, Dave finds that AVA is well worth the drive, and maybe even worth changing for, if the servers ask real nice.
  • Dallas Morning News: Bailey's Prime Plus gets a single lonely star from Leslie Brenner, who sounds like she might've stumbled into a Cheesecake Factory by mistake.
  • Dallas Voice: We're a week late mentioning Arnold Jones' take on Central 214, a strong endorsement of chef Blythe Beck's take-no-prisoners, spare-no-arteries approach in the kitchen.

Highlights from City of Ate:

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