A Park & Palate 2016 Recap with Pictures

In August we got a sneak preview of this year’s Park & Palate that tempted us with hamachi, sweet desserts by pastry chef Julie Vorce, and plenty of bubbles. Chefs and barmen gathered to let the media know about the annual fundraiser for the park and all it would entail this year. Fast forward to […]

Cheers for a Cause: The Ultimate Cocktail Experience at Klyde Warren Park Nov. 5

It’s time again for the Ultimate Cocktail Experience. Though the name itself sounds a bit generic, it’s quite a badass event. First of all, there’s a worthy cause: Trigger’s Toys, a charity that serves children and families of children who require extended medical assistance in DFW. They give these kids care packages and toys, and they provide events and financial assistance to […]

Chefs for Farmers 2016 Wrapup

I came. I ate (SO MUCH!). I judged. That’s my Chefs For Farmers 2016 experience in a nutshell. But it’s so much more than that!! I don’t need to retell the story of CFF; you can read that over on their site. But I will show you the main event in pictures, and make sure […]

Ready for Round 6.0: A Q&A with Chef AQ of LTO

That’s a lot of letters, I know. But I can’t help it. Anyway, Kitchen LTO is an ambitious and interesting concept in Trinity Groves, which in itself is an ambitious and interesting concept. Now we’re on round six of the chef and artist switcheroo so that means it’s time to vote and talk to the […]

Le Dîner en Blanc Dallas in Pictures

Last Thursday night was… crazy! But also incredible, a spectacle and something I wouldn’t have missed. It was better than I imagined. It was the inaugural Dîner en Blanc Dallas. 1,600 people wore white from head to toe and descended on the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge near Trinity Groves to take part in a new […]

#TACOLANDIA is coming, and the presale starts today!

Have you heard about tacos? Yeah, they’re kind of delicious. Delicious enough to have hundreds of restaurants, stands, recipes, books, blogs, instagrammers, podcasts and festivals devoted to them exclusively. Well, here’s one more, and this time it’s one put on by our very own Dallas Observer. So you know it’s going to be a fun […]

DÎNER EN BLANC DALLAS Date Announced: September 17, 2015 (but don’t you dare call it a flash mob)

  The following content was originally posted on the Dallas Observer’s food & drink blog. Check it out… Here’s something completely different. How would you like to drive to a predetermined rendezvous point, dressed head-to-toe in fancy all-white clothing, with a picnic table and chairs, dinner and cleanup supplies in tow, be driven to a secret location in the Dallas/Fort […]

// #SPONSORED POST // Negra Modelo + Rick Bayless = #ThePerfectComplement

On Wednesday night, Negra Modelo beer and food lovers gathered at Trinity Groves to mingle and enjoy some flavors of Mexico while celebuchef Rick Bayless (cookbook author, winner of Top Chef Masters as well as several James Beard Foundation awards) dropped some serious guacamole and slow-cooked meat knowledge on us all. A unique event to […]

Savor Dallas Food and Wine festival plans to kick ass and take names in 2015 #Sponsored

You know that saying about leaving well enough alone? Yeah, Dallas has been throwing that saying right out the window lately when it comes to food. Suddenly, the status quo isn’t cutting it, and that’s a very good thing for all of our collective stomachs. First, the Town of Addison’s Taste Addison cluster became Fork […]

National Grilled Cheese Day is Coming. Are You Ready?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not reviewing effing baby food on this here blog. So stop asking. Even though I have a couple of food babies, I am most certainly NOT a foodie mommy blogger. But I do love cheese. So, when I heard about free grilled cheese sandwiches on […]

Style + Taste: The New @NespressoUSA Store inside Northpark #SWAGBRAG

First things first: Tim Gunn endorsement from food bitch on Vimeo. So embarrassing. I totally shot this video vertically like a n00b. In my defense, I was out-of-my-mind excited to meet Tim and trying not to pee my pants at the same time. This turned me into an old person, apparently. And now that we’ve […]

Help Feed 1,500 Families at TangoTab’s Fall Fiasco Fundraiser

TangoTab is an advocacy-driven food enthusiast start-up that I’m a fan of. Their app helps you save money and feed others while dining at delicious local restaurants. This Thursday, they’re hosting a “Fall Fiasco” at the Nodding Donkey’s SMU Blvd location from 7pm to 10pm. And in a delicious twist, Aschere Energy is matching all […]

Wanna Go to Iron Fork on Wednesday? Here’s $10 Off.

Iron Fork, a chef battle and competition, is coming up this Wednesday night, and I’ve just received word that I can spread some love around with a promo code that will get my foodbitch friends $10 off a general admission ticket. That’s $30, regularly $40.     Here is some more information about the event: […]

Oak Cliff Does Barbecue Right with Blues, Bandits & BBQ Event

I’ve been bitten by the barbecue bug, y’all. So it’s a good thing that Blues, Bandits and BBQ is coming up this weekend in Oak Cliff. Friday and Saturday, you can attend this FREE event where there will be a BBQ competition featuring a whopping 23 competiting teams, a cooking demo by Chef Tim Byres, live […]

Celebrity Chefs Announced for 10/19 DIFFA Burgers & Burgundy Event!

Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s some info from the Burgers & Burgundy camp: They’ve announced their celebrity burger makers! They are: John Tesar – Spoon Bar & Kitchen Tiffany Derry – Private Social Michael Sindoni – Charlie Palmer Scott Romano – Private Chef Patton Robertson – Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Ross Demers […]

Celebrate Everything CHOCOLATE at Saturday’s Chocolate Conference & Festival

There are new restaurants opening seemingly on a daily basis. The holidays are coming. The effing State Fair opens this weekend. Something called a Candy Corn Oreo exists. It’s enough to make you want to just give up on eating entirely. But don’t, yet. The Chocolate Conference is coming!! This Saturday morning, I’ll be at […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: Fearing’s Celebrates Five Years with Smoke and Beers

Meat, smoke, beer, meat, meat and swanky Dallassites. It’s a recipe for a classic event, and it happened last night at Fearing’s. This was the first in a series of four events celebrating five years of Fearing’s in Dallas. Check out my post over on City of Ate for more.   Note: I attended this […]

Monica’s Got Her Groove Back

Yesterday, Monica Greene’s introduced her new restaurant – Monica’s Nueva Cocina – to Dallas. The new space is large and colorful — playing with light and art without restraint. It could easily turn a weeknight out into a party. Monica took over the spot previously occupied by Sushi Axiom (meh) and it sits in the […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child! Rise No.1 Celebrated with Flair Today

Today, in honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, diners at souffle purveyor Rise No.1 who came dressed in iconic Juliawear were treated to a free three-course meal Julia herself would adore. The scene at lunch today was aflutter with wigs, pearls, aprons and shirt dresses. Rise managed to be even more adorable than usual!   […]

“Land” a Seat at Tomorrow’s Pop-Up Dinner with Chef Ryan Barnett!

Good news! There are still seats available for tomorrow’s  themed dinner at My Private Chef in Deep Ellum. This is the 3rd dinner in a series of four from Chef Barnett: Sea, Air, Land and Earth. On the menu: Salade Carpaccio with pasture beef, local greens, Champagne vinaigrette; Summer Veal Ragoùt with sweet Texas bi-corn […]