• 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…

  • Eastciders Throws a Block Party
    August 25 at 11:36 p.m. by Kelsey Shoemaker

    Dallasites101 and Culture Hype hosted the Austin Eastciders Block Party commenced this Saturday at Bishop Arts District. Over twenty shops participating in this community experience by pouring a variety of cider flavors. Photos by Kelsey Shoemaker

  • The Big Tex Choice Awards Honor Fried Desserts
    August 25 at 5:19 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    The sun was shining bright, the air was filled with the smell of deep fryers bubbling away - and the line was out of this world at this year's Big Tex Choice Awards. With a broad handful of places and dishes to choose from, this year's judges had a…

  • A Delicious Saap Laotian Pop Up
    August 19 at 11:37 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    There simply is no better way to beat the heat than to grab an ice cold beer and some fresh Laotian food. That's the exact thought that hundreds had this last Saturday as they flocked to Four Corners Brewery for this year's Laos food pop-up. Run by…

  • Hail to the Queen: Dallas Blonde's 7th Birthday Bash
    August 4 at 10:57 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Deep Ellum Brewing Company celebrated the seventh year of their now-ubiquitous queen of beers, Dallas Blonde, at Katy Trail Icehouse on Friday, August 2. Photos by Kelsey Shoemaker.

  • Homewood Saves Us with Delicious Desserts (and Food)
    July 29 at 4:23 a.m. by Alison McLean

    Homewood is here to save us. Huff is back with desserts like a slice of fresh lemon pound cake grilled then buried in crumble, blueberries and a scoop of lemon-verbena ice cream ($9). It’s light but sinful, small yet satisfying. Well, “satisfying”…

  • Exploring the Food of the Asian Night Market
    July 22 at 9:18 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Hungry culinary adventurers gathered this last Sunday evening for a night of Asian cuisine. Prepared by a variety of local chefs and restaurants, the menu included boatloads of boat noodles, succulent rice bowls, and even an Asian inspired take on…


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