• Eating Our Way Through Taste of Dallas 2019
    June 10 at 10:20 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    The 33rd annual Taste of Dallas was held at Dallas Market Hall this year. Attendees got to sample bites and sips from over 200 chefs, restaurants and distillers. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • Hero: The New Adult Playground with Food
    May 24 at 2:42 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Set in the shadow of the American Airlines center, Hero brings a vintage flair to the city's sports bar landscape. With retro colors, multiple bars, a private upstairs lounge, and TVs galore, guests can come take it all in before a busy night at…

  • So Much Food, So Much Fun: Iron Fork 2019
    May 2 at 1:30 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    This year's Dallas Observer Iron Fork brought together 40 of the city's best restaurants, along with wineries, spirit brands and even a Jello shot or two. Filled to the brim with restaurants and beverage companies looking to show off their latest…


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  • Food Smackdown: Taco Libré  2019
    April 29 at 12:24 p.m. by Melissa Hennings

    The 5th annual taco smackdown took place under The Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • Bugs, Brews, and Live Grooves
    April 15 at 10:59 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    The crawdads were cooking and the music was cranking at the Sundown at Granada on Sunday, April 14th. It was another delicious year of Bugs & Brews at the Granada. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • Sugar High: Candytopia Is Sweet to the Senses
    April 5 at 10:54 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Get your sugar fix at Candytopia. Candytopia is an interactive art installation sculpted out of candy and sweet treats. By Melissa Hennings

  • Everything Between the Buns 2019
    March 24 at 3:20 p.m. by Melissa Hennings

    The second annual Between the Buns, A Dallas Observer Slider Event was a huge success as hundreds of people samples bites from more than 25 different restaurants. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • The Food and Wine Festival Was in Full Bloom at Arboretum
    March 22 at 12:11 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Spring is finally here and the Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival was in full bloom Thursday night. Guests sipped wines and sampled bites from over 40 chefs in a beautiful garden setting. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • Photos: Khao Noodle Shop Is Cooking Up Mind-Blowing Laotian Noodles In Old East Dallas
    March 12 at 4 a.m. by Alison McLean

    Khao Noodle Shop is one of Dallas' best new restaurants — and it's also one of the city's tiniest and most casual spots. At this Old East Dallas noodle shop, two people can eat almost everything on the menu in one sitting — and you should. Read…

  • Cochon555 Celebrates the Year of the Pig
    February 11 at 1:08 p.m. by Nathan Hunsinger

    Cochon555, the food event devoted to pork and all things pig. On Sunday, a couple hundred people enjoyed small bites, a judging of the chefs and cooking techniques, and a beverage competition. Celebrities in attendance included Chef John Tesar…

  • Firing Up the Heat at the North Texas Craft Beer Chili Challenge
    February 11 at 12:52 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Chili connoisseurs cozied up to hot, steamy chili samples at the 5th Annual North Texas Craft Beer Chili Challenge that was held at Luck at Trinity Groves. More than 30 north Texas breweries were invited to make chili using their own beer. All of…

  • Hair of the Dog: Brunch the Morning After
    February 10 at 12:29 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    The third annual Morning After Brunch was another great success. Morning people sampled brunch bites from almost 50 of the hottest brunch destinations in town. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • Ice Cold Plunging for a Purpose
    January 28 at 2:51 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Swimmers jump for the 7th annual Hypnotic Polar Plunge at the F.O.E. presented by Hypnotic Donuts. All proceeds go to the Greater Dallas Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. Photos by Melissa Hennings

  • Asian Night Market Brings Yummy Food and Culture to the Bomb Factory
    January 13 at 10:19 p.m. by Mike Brooks

    On Sunday night, the Bomb Factory was alive with people, smells of delicious food and fun sights and sounds. Photographer Mike Brooks was there to capture it all.

  • Peticolas Brewery Turns 7
    December 30 at 9:32 a.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    Cold weather didn’t keep Dallas locals from swarming to Peticolas Brewing Company for the bar’s 7th anniversary this Saturday. The event was held in two sessions, from 12 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m., with each session having around 375…

  • Deep Ellum's Got a New Unicorn (Dessert Bar)
    December 21 at 11:26 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Deep Ellum has a new sweet shop that layers on the magic (and frosting) thick. Tucked away in radiator alley next to chills 360, Magical Dessert Bar is the newest iteration of instagram-able treats that come in every color of the rainbow. With an…

  • Meat Fight Throws Down the Bacon
    November 12 at 5:55 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    Twelve Dallas Chefs competed in the categories Brisket, Sausage, Ribs and Wild Card. Meat fans ate meat, drank beer and whiskey and played fun midway games all for a good cause—curing MS. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • Chefs for Farmers: Flavorful Local Fare at Dallas Heritage Village
    November 6 at 2:21 p.m. by Alison McLean

    More than 50 farmers and local chefs created a locally-sourced tasting menu for the Chefs for Farmers event at Dallas Heritage Village. Chef John Tesar worked with local BBQ pitmasters to offer delicious meats. Other chefs involved were Billy…

  • The Inexpensive Dallas Dining Landmarks That Never Seem to Change (Thank God)
    October 31 at 4 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Restaurants come and go with astonishing frequency, but some concepts find a place in our hearts — and a seemingly permanent place in a dining landscape that's constantly changing. In our series All-American, Nick Rallo explores the long-running…

  • Park & Palate Brings Out the Best Chefs
    October 29 at 8:49 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Park & Palate was held Saturday at Klyde Warren Park. Attendees sampled bites from the cities best chefs along with wine, beer and spirit pairings. Photos by Melissa Hennings


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