Time reminds us that restaurants have become ever more popular in television as in real life, so we decided to think of as many fake restaurants that we could come up with that have been featured on television or a movie. For the older crowd maybe the first you can think of was when Aunt Bee pulled out $400 from savings to open Bee’s Restaurant on the Andy Griffith Show. Or a few generations later perhaps Arnold’s Drive In run by the future Mr. Miyagi on Happy Days.
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A few years back we discussed the tragic and curious Boston Molasses Flood that killed 21 and injured over 150, demolishing buildings and drowning livestock, causing millions of dollars in damages. There was another industrial accident that wreaked havoc on a city, killing many and causing damage that is equally as curious.
Like all tragic stories such as these a certain element of hubris rides high, not too unlike the massive container of molasses that exploded in Boston all those years ago, or even the supposedly unsinkable Titanic. Continue reading
I had to stop in Taqueria Cristina this week if for no other reason than to sample their black bean dip served with the complimentary chips and salsa. The chips are forgettable, but they are more than redeemed once you sample the very spicy and very smoky salsa; but oh that black bean dip. It is not thick or chunky, but instead smooth and velvety with a huge power punch of flavor. Continue reading
Dumplings are simply cooked dough. Each culture has their own version and they can be steamed, poached, boiled, baked or fried. When thinking dumpling, many will immediately gear towards the Asian cultures with their plentiful varieties, but there are so many more representations of the dumpling and most are available in Dallas.
When looking for the perfect dumpling look no further than a pierogi, the boiled or baked dish with Central European roots can be filled with meat, cheese, fruit and even sauerkraut. A popular filling in the United States is the venerable potato. Continue reading
The love affair in Dallas continues with one of its favorite mistresses, the burger. Sure, Dallas is still seeing others like the taco. But Dallas dismissed FroYo and that little sweetheart, cupcake. Fickle and faddish sure, but Dallas’ main squeeze is still the gorgeous burger.
There are plenty of burger options rolling through Dallas. Some of our favorites can cost just a few dollars, and some of the best are in excess of ten bucks. Last week we heard about a special burger at Primebar and we promised to investigate. But the story was not just that Primebar had a delicious burger, but that on Wednesdays the burger cost just five dollars all day. This past Wednesday we ate every one they had to offer. Continue reading
Alice Laussade is a James Beard nominated food writer in Dallas, working for the Dallas Observer some times under the nom de plume Cheap Bastard. Her legendary wit and outrageous deadpan style has garnered her an enormous following. Alice also hosts the Annual Meat Fight which has become a cult event which raises money and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Today Alice shares memories of holidays past. Continue reading
If you need a keg of beer in Dallas for your home or party, who would you most likely turn to? Now lets say you want a really cool keg of beer, does that change anything? It shouldn’t. For over 50 years Parkit-Market has been the go-to keg station in Dallas.
Listing over 550 varieties on his web site Tony Todora is rightly excited when he discusses the current state of beer in Dallas, Texas.
“We do have a special now that includes everything you need for $84.95 if you want Coors, PBR, Bud Select and a few other brands, but our customers are becoming more sophisticated and we are seeing better beers being ordered,” said owner Todora. We also noted that Blue Moon was a mere $75.95. Continue reading