The Week When We Learned What Dashboard Bacon and Reality TV Pork Taste Like

This week in local food news, Alton Brown had a few things to say about salt, Decanter closed but Rohst opened, and we turned Nick's dashboard into an oven.

City of Ate/Observer In his maiden Observer review voyage, Scott Reitz checks out Mesa and finds the restaurant more soulful than spicy. He also finds a top-notch ceviche, tamer flavors and a funkless flan.

At Gandolfo's, Alice Laussade finds something delightfully meaty and squirty.

There is at least one other person alive who considers Maple & Motor's burgers a little dry.

foodbitch goes to Alton Brown's lecture, emerges with ten new lessons, almost all about salt.

Because you can't work at the Observer without being either a chef or a scientist, we tried cooking bacon and cookies in the parking lot the other afternoon.

If you're looking for a place to set down your moleskine, inspect your finger-mustache tattoo and enjoy sushi, Scott Reitz has five suggestions.

Remember when we said that Top Chef was shooting in Texas, and that the city didn't pay to play? Well...

Side Dish Decanter is closing, but it looks like Najam Jaffri and chef Tony Gardizi will stick around to do some catering.

Sarah Reiss provides a list of pros and cons of IKEA's Crayfish Boil. Con: it's crayfish in a furniture store all the way out in Frisco. Pros: heaps of curtains that might smell like Old Bay.

Rohst had a cloud-soft opening early this week. Sarah Reiss was pleased to find tasty, not-entirely-Korean Korean fusion at a reasonable price.

Beginning in August, Kent Rathburn will present a series of dinners paired with Patron Tequila.

Pegasus News Teresa Gubbins has a preview of this year's Restaurant Week.

If you were considering a trip abroad for Mediterranean food, allow Michelle Altenberg to make you reconsider. Trot over to Café Bella instead. Along with dishes of chicken and potatoes, there is also a hearty family story.

Crave DFW Remember how bed bugs invaded New York? Soon, North Texas will have a similar problem.

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Brooke Nottingham