Updated to include 2017: The Foodbitch 100

  NEW AND IMPROVED TO INCLUDE ALL THE FOODS I ATE IN THE YEAR 2017 A.D.: THE FOODBITCH 100, AKA I’LL TELL YOU WHAT TO EAT AND YOU’LL LIKE IT: THE ULTIMATE DALLAS LIST. What are The foodbitch 100? Well I’m glad you asked, m’lady. Or sir. They’re my favorite things to eat in Dallas, […]

Like A Shake Shack Cowboy

Just wanted to drop a quick post to say that Shake Shack’s BBQ menu is damn tasty. And their seasonal shakes, including the Mint Cookies & Cream one pictured below, are definitely devilish. I’m not sure I can say I prefer the BBQ Chick’n Shack to the original, but it’s a tasty item to try if you’re […]

Hey There Nikkei

Hey There Nikkei… The newest hot spot in Uptown had only been open a few nights when I snuck in for a peek and a few choice sips. Nikkei, which is named for the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine (yes, it’s a thing, lucky us), is a sexy little spot that will leave you […]

A #VIPeek at Water Grill, Now Open on McKinney Avenue 

WATER GRILL DALLAS, I see you wavin’ Here in Dallas, we have a lot of restaurants. Like, too many. Far too many. That’s why so many good ones fail, in fact. But despite the plethora of choices, the number of quality seafood restaurants is actually quite small. I can count on one hand the seafood […]

Sneak VIPeek: Uptown Urban Market 

Food halls. They’re a new trend in the restaurant biz and one is finally poised to open in Dallas. The Uptown Urban Market, in the former Sfuzzi space (formerly the NAAN/weird-ass burger space), is almost ready. I happened to drive by at just the right moment to catch Jonathan Tobolosky, one of the partners and a friend of […]

5 Reasons to Get Excited for #Dallas’ First @ShakeShack, Opening September 1

DALLAS’ FIRST @SHAKESHACK, OPENS TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 1 AT THE CRESCENT IN UPTOWN! (above images by Joy Zhang) Dallas’ First Shake Shack is coming to the Crescent (and not to Frisco, as was first reported, thank sweet Cheeseburger Jesus). I got a little #VIPeek action this afternoon, so here’s what you should be most excited about… Our […]

Val’s Cheesecakes Has a Brick-and-Mortar Now!

I love a feel-good story. This is one of those. I also love a taste-good story. This is one of those, too. Val’s Cheesecakes now has a brick-and-mortar storefront/window/walkup on Maple Avenue, right next to/attached to/stumbling distance from the Grapevine Bar. Good news for drunks/gays/Dallas Observer staff/EVERYONE. Go read my post over on City of Ate about the […]

Don’t Just Drive on by. Eat at Malai! #ThaiMeUp

If there’s one thing you need to know about Malai, it’s that it will likely surprise you. Tucked into the West Village shopping area in Uptown, it looks a bit unassuming. The patio is sweet, inside it’s often bustling with shoppers stopping in for a midday respite or a post-shopping trip bite before heading home. […]

A #VIPeek at how Del Frisco’s Grille does summer

Last week, the fine folks at Del Frisco’s Grille invited me out to their brand spanking new Plano restaurant to get a sneak peek at the newest DFG before it opened to the public. Unfortunately, this bitch doesn’t get all the way up that far north too often, so luckily for me, they were also […]

#brunchismyjam: a #VIPeek at the New Family Style Brunch at The Rustic

So the folks at The Rustic invited me and a few choice Dallas food bloggers and Instagrammers to taste out their new family-style brunch this past weekend, and as brunch is my absolute favorite meal (I’d even go so far as to say “Brunch is my jam,”) I was more than happy to attend. They call it […]

Uchi Dallas Opens Tonight. Here’s a Peek Inside, and a Q&A with the Chefs

Uchi Dallas opens tonight. FINALLY! This following is a post of a piece I wrote for The Dallas Observer’s Food & Drink blog. You can also read it there if you’d like.  Uchi means “naked” in Japanese, um Swahili. Makes sense, when you think about it. Not because every “foodie” (shudder) in town is all, […]

Peep the majestic menu before Henry’s Majestic Opens

Happy Sneak Peek Monday, y’all! “Lemme peep that meat!” is something you might want to shout right about now. If you’re me. Okay, I’ll settle down. But did you see the menu? Here’s a somewhat unofficial Henry’s Majestic Menu Sneak Peek for you. Take a look. I’ll wait… … … So today was Columbus Day, […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: The Best Frozen Cocktails in Dallas

In case you couldn’t tell, it’s Cocktail Week at City of Ate, which explains the increased number of posts about drinking up on the blog. Similarly to the smoked cocktails post from yesterday, and in fact during the same long night of barhopping, my girl Oh Hey Dallas and I tried several frozen cocktails around […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: Dallas’ Best Smoked Cocktails

Okay I don’t know that these are the best. So let me just put that out there. But I went on the hunt, for several hours one night, after scouring the internet beforehand looking for smoked drinks. We tasted some. Some were long gone off of restaurants’ and bars’ menus and wouldn’t be back until […]

Barter: Home of Good Food and Many Douchebags

I know it’s kind of ridiculous for me to even mention the number of douchebags present at a restaurant on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas, but not mentioning it seems somehow worse. Let’s talk about Barter! Deal? Cocktails. These were fabulous, even before I realized Rocco was behind them. My only complaint? Their names. Don’t […]

Crushin’ on CrushCraft Thai Street Eats

  A few of weeks ago I visited CrushCraft Thai Street Eats in Uptown. This place replaced the Baker Bros. sandwich place where the workers at The Quadrangle (including myself, I must admit) had been forced to eat when time was of the essence. Luckily, CrushCraft is a far, far better option. Like, I’d rather […]

The foodbitch 100 is LIVE!

Happy 2014! What’s that you say? I’m a little bit late? Well, yeah. I had twin food babies in October. WHAT DID YOU DO? Kidding. But all excuses aside, I’ve been working on this list for quite some time and now it’s finally ready for you to enjoy. Inspired by Oh Hey Dallas’ list, over […]

A New Take on Brunch at Malai

Brunch is my favorite meal. Its relaxed pace, appreciation for carbs and mix of sweet and savory options just make my day. So when I heard that Malai Kitchen, a fusion restaurant in the West Village, was offering brunch, I was intrigued. I hadn’t made it over there though, before the folks at Malai invited […]

Here’s a #VIPeek at the New Fall Menu at Max’s Wine Dive

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (and if you haven’t, what the heck are you waiting for??), then you saw that I attended a media preview of the new fall menu at Max’s Wine Dive. Chef Patrick over there never disappoints, unless you’re disappointed by indulgence. Honestly the only time I’ve ever been disappointed […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: My First Look at Le Bilboquet

I might as well admit it. I’ve been on vacation. It was the glorious kind of vacation where you turn off your cell data and go somewhere beachy and eat marginally acceptable food for a week or so while doing nothing that you can’t do in your bathing suit and flip flops. But right before […]

NEW FOOD NEWS: Belly & Trumpet BRUNCH Starts Sunday

Hello, brunch lovers. Sound the horns once again! For Belly & Trumpet will begin serving brunch this Sunday from 11-3. Huzzah! I don’t know if you know this, but I really, really love brunch. Like, REALLY. I love everything about it. The lazy pace, the day drinking, the espresso drinks and most of all, the […]