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  • Delicious Eats from New Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen in Lowest Greenville
    July 27 at 3:33 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Ngon (pronounced similar to "nawn") is the Vietnamese word for “tasty,” specifically regarding succulent or delightful food. Located in what was formerly Shivas Bar & Grill next to Bullzerk, Nguyen snatched up this space when she noticed movers…

  • Food in Fashion Delights with Delicious Couture
    March 3 at 2:54 p.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association hosts its fourth annual charity event at the Virgin Hotels Dallas. Food in Fashion presents twelve designers working with twelve restaurants as well as local culinary schools showcasing their food in a…

  • Cochon 555 Takes the Whole Hog
    February 9 at 9:03 p.m. by Mike Brooks

    Cochon555 is a recurring event since 2008 that seeks to educate about heritage pigs. Heritage pigs produce quality meat that surpases other varieties of hog. The food was excellent, and so was the whisky. Plus chefs taught how to butcher a whole…

  • A Morning After to Remember
    February 9 at 5:21 p.m. by Alison McLean

    Dallas brunchers united on Saturday, February 8th at the Dallas Farmers Market for bites from some outstanding local restaurants. Drinking mimosas, bloody marys & Deep Ellum brews while munching, shopping and enjoying a gorgeous sunny day. Photos…

  • Where We Should All Be Getting Our Sushi
    January 28 at 4:02 p.m. by Taylor Adams

    While the rest of America was looking elsewhere, Dallas quietly built one of the country’s finest Japanese food scenes. Direct flights to Tokyo, a thriving business scene and the recent arrival of Toyota, Honda, Fujifilm and other corporate offices…

  • A Vintage Vegas Party for Community Beer Company
    January 27 at 12:17 a.m. by Christopher Durbin

    It was all about community at Community Beer Company's vintage Vegas themed 7th anniversary party. The brewery was filled with 70+ brews to choose from as well as food, live music, and local art not to mention a few fur coats and leisure suits.…

  • The Huge Flavors of Ka-Tip in Dallas
    January 6 at 11:52 a.m. by Taylor Adams

    If there were a theme to Dallas restaurant openings in 2019, it was this: Good food comes in small dining rooms. Ka-Tip Thai Street Food seats barely more than 20 customers: There are three tables for four, two tables for two and a communal,…

  • Best Restaurants Where We Ate, 2019
    December 16 at 11:38 a.m. by Alison McLean

    2019 was a banner year for the Dallas restaurant industry. Bars set records for sales. Restaurants raised the standard in our city by reaching new levels of, and varieties of, excellence. Unpretentious but delicious neighborhood restaurants, in…

  • Chef Aaron Sanchez Shakes Up Book Release with Shakey Graves
    December 4 at 1:49 p.m. by Andrew Sherman

    Chef Aaron Sanchez and his good friend Shakey Graves celebrated the release of Chef Aaron's memoir, "Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef." It was a lively night of stories, music and amazing food. Photos by Andrew Sherman

  • The Meatiest Battle
    November 11 at 10:11 a.m. by Taylor Adams

    Meat Fight returned for its ninth year Sunday night, bringing together Dallas' top chefs to compete in preparing the best smoked meat. The event raises funds for people living with multiple sclerosis, and from the brisket to the live auction, the…

  • Food Fanfare at Chefs for Farmers
    November 4 at 12:06 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Chefs for Farmers is an annual food festival which features Dallas' most talented chefs and farmers. Together they create some of the city's best bites. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • Park & Palate Aims to Please
    October 27 at 11:13 p.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    Dallas locals gathered at Klyde Warren Park this weekend for the fifth annual Park and Palate presented by Republic National Distributing Company. The event showcased over 40 of local chefs and wine and spirit brands. Photos by Kelsey Shoemaker

  • Nova: The Charming Restaurant in Oak Cliff
    October 25 at 2:31 p.m. by Taylor Adams

    Observer critic Brian Reinhart recently went back to a place many of us know, Nova. Not a lot has changed in the sense that this community restaurant still offers good bites of food with a warm welcome of community. Take a look at why this spot is…

  • Tacolandia: Destination Delicious
    October 6 at 2:10 p.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    Taco fans came out to Dallas’ largest taco festival to taste over 30 local taco vendors this weekend hosted by the Dallas Observer.

  • An Electrifying Evening at the State Fair of Texas
    October 1 at 10:21 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    The State Fair of Texas is an eclectic part of Dallas tradition, and guests this year were dead set on making sure everyone knows it. From those with an eye for fashion, all the way to folks with an eye for the fried, the State Fair of Texas has a…

  • Addison Oktoberfest Revels in Beer
    September 23 at 10:12 p.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    In Addison—an authentic Oktoberfest celebrating German culture with music, dancing, foods, and shopping vendors. Photos by Kelsey Shoemaker

  • Opa! The Greek Food Festival
    September 23 at 7:30 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Hundreds turned out for the annual Greek Food Festival over the weekend at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • The Smokiest BBQ fest
    September 22 at 11:23 p.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Smoked 2019: It was a beautiful day for BBQ from over 20 of the best pit masters from across the state. Live music from Dale Watson, Straight Tequila Night, The 40 Acre Mule, LuLu and the Black Sheep, Mike Randall and Frankie Leonie. Photos by…

  • Chocolicious Times at the Dallas Chocolate Festival
    September 9 at 3:01 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Chocoholics found their nirvana this past weekend at the Dallas Chocolate Festival. Held at the Fashion Industry Gallery, guests were able to walk the floor filled with every kind of chocolate imaginable. From raw cacao pod to fully finished…

  • Brewfest Serves Up Good Times
    September 8 at 1:02 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    Brewing's finest were in attendance and on-tap at BrewFest 2019 at the Dallas Farmer's Market. There were hundreds of beers to sample from across the globe as well as wine, liquor, kombucha, and a variety of snacks to munch on. This year's VIP area…


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