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The 25 Most Interesting Food Things that Happened in Dallas in 2013

1. An ice storm wiped out the shelves at local grocery stores.

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2. The bartenders at two of Dallas' best cocktail bars walked out.

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3. Sweet Ballz conquered the world.

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4. Starbucks took on Pearl Cup, and lost. Sort of.

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5. Ten Bells Tavern got a bad Yelp review, so its owner shamed the Yelper.

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6. Trader Joe's opened on Greenville, without cold beer for some reason.

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7. Crystal's Pizza closed, because life is cruel and meaningless.

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8. The creator of the World's Best Lasagna was revealed, and he lives in the Italian village of Frisco.

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9. Nick Offerman came to Meat Fight.

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10. Ava Chef Randall Copeland died.

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11. The Original Snuffer's closed.

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12. A new farmers market launched in Uptown.

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13. Whataburger condiments made it to grocery shelves.

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14. Seven Dallas chefs were nominated for prestigious James Beard awards.

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15. Texas brewers cleaned up at the Great American Beer Fest.

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16. We got our own whiskey.

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17. Trinity Groves shifted into overdrive.

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18. Louie Canelakes, namesake of Louie's on Henderson, died.

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19. Pecan Lodge announced a move to Deep Ellum.

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20. Matt McCallister.

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21. Dallas' best happy hour ended.

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22. And a lot of great restaurants closed.

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23. Thankfully, a lot opened.

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24. Jack Perkins took on, and took down, barbecue.

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25. We finally got craft coffee.

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