10 Dallas Date Night Classics

#GREATEST DALLAS DATE NIGHT CLASSICS If you haven’t been here, then you don’t know Dallas. So, to be completely honest, this list is pulling some double duty right now. I wrote a longer list for the folks at Central Track, but this, more curated list is just for you darlings, so you can keep the […]

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, […]

Prepare to Feast: One Week till Feast Portland 2017

This content was originally posted on The Daily Meal. I’m reposting it here so you can read up and follow along as I Feast! Prepare to Feast: an out-of-towner’s guide to where to stay, play and eat while in town Feast Portland 2017 AKA the most delicious festival in the Pacific Northwest Feast Portland 2017 […]

Super Late Super Bowl List

Sources tell me there’s a “Big Game” coming up this Sunday. I don’t know, I’m not really into sports. It’s just so gosh darned American: exercising our right to watch America’s game on a big screen TV while drinking American beers and eating American food. In fact, of the teams playing is the Patriots, for goodness’ […]

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 […]

Foodbitch’s 2017 Bucket Lists

It all started when I had the worst enchiladas ever, in Huntsville, Texas. Why was I eating a plate of enchiladas in Huntsville? It’s a long story, but basically I used Foursquare (what?) to find a place to stop along the highway on the way home from Galveston after a family cruise. It was late […]

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 […]

Shake Shack Shacktoberfest Starts Today. Here’s What’s On The Menu:

Here’s how Shake Shack does Oktoberfest: If you’re not Oktoberfesting, what the heck are you doing?   They’ve got a big, big Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest beer in a commemorative glass for $10. A cheddar-stuffed-brat-on-a-burger situation (Brat Burger), complete with beer-fried shallots and Shacksauce ($7.59), A Shackmeister Brat topped with cheese sauce (the adorable Shake Shack word […]

The Drive is #FtWorthIt: Vivo 53’s INSANE SUNDAE Lineup

This past Saturday night, two Dallasites got insane and headed to Cowtown to eat Italian food and feast on insane sundaes. Well, one insane sundae. I described this insane sundae as “click bait for your mouth and brain.” And I really think that’s it. It’s something that you’re looking at, like,wanting to double tap. WITH YOUR FACE. […]

Mix On, Mix Off: Time to Shake Things Up for Chefs For Farmers on Sunday!

The weekend is coming (yeah I know it’s only Tuesday, just let me be). Time to think about what you’ll be doing on Sunday night. I know I’ll be drinking cocktails and sampling the bites made by many of Dallas’ best sous chefs at the Chefs for Farmers Mix Off, also known as Yes, Chef! […]

LASH Delivers Your Picnic in a Pinch #Sponsored

LASH Delivery reached out to me to let me know that they are the only service in town that delivers both alcohol AND food. I was like “STOP. Are you telling me I can have myself a rosé and cheese board picnic any time I want??” And, though it was over email and in not so […]

First Look: The Dream Café is OPEN in East Dallas

A while back, I came across some good news for people who hate shitty tacos. Fuzzy’s at the corner of Mockingbird and Abrams in East Dallas was closing and being replaced by Dream Café. Finally, this week, the newest addition to the family-friendly restaurant scene in East Dallas is (softly) open. Dream Café is planning […]

Now Open: Matchbox is Heating up Preston Hollow Village

Media dinners are always fun. Flowing drinks, free food and a chance to catch up with food-centric friends who don’t care how many photos you take before you eat something. But what can be much better than a media dinner, is when a restaurant decides to do something different with their soft opening. Matchbox decided to […]

A First Look at Lakewood Smokehouse #Comped

I’m just going to start by saying it would take a lot to make me forget about Ali Baba. That’s the Mediterranean-flavored deliciousness that used to reside at the end of my street in Lakewood. But I have to admit the folks who also own Three Stacks BBQ in Frisco have done a pretty sweet redecorating […]

Real Talk: The Top 20 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Dallas According to Foodbitch

Look, I get it. There are lots of folks who think that children and restaurants don’t mix, outside a Mickey D’s. They picture snot-nosed screamers throwing food and breaking dishes and whatnot. Sure, there are demon children who do that, and honestly, ALL children have done ALL of those things at one time or another. It’s just […]

Read My Official 2015 Austin Food and Wine Festival Recap on the Official AFWFest Blog

As an official Austin Food & Wine Festival Blogger Ambassador, one of my official ambassadorial duties was to write about my experiences for the festival and present my findings to the powers that be so that my words might be published on the official blog of the festival. So. Damn. Official. This was indeed exciting. […]

Now open in Deep Ellum: Chef Brian Luscher’s @Luscher’s. Peep the menu before you go stuff your face with his sausage. #VIPeek

Chef Brian Luscher is a man of many talents. Looking like Tom Hanks’ long lost brother is just one of them. Many of his others include being a kickass chef, convincing a lovely lady to marry him and making killer charcuterie (read: DUCK HAM). He knows what’s up when it comes to the meats. He […]

I’ve got the sickness, and Remedy is the cure.

Remedy, the hot new spot from former Top Chef contestant Danyele McPherson (who worked with chefs Brian Luscher of The Grape and Stephan Pyles of Stephan Pyles, Stampede 66 and San Salvaje), tosses out plate after plate of southern-style greatness you wish your mama made, from hushpuppies with spicy butter to deliciously killer chicken liver […]

My Favorite Meals of 2014

When strangers find out I’m a restaurant writer, they always demand that I name my favorite restaurant. Which is like asking a music writer to name their favorite band, or asking a mother to admit which is their favorite child. There are certainly favoriteS, meals I loved, meals I crave, memorable moments from this year […]

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 Female Bartenders Who Rule Dallas’ Cocktail Scene

It was a pleasure it was getting to know, some virtually and some in person, the bad ass female bartenders of Dallas. This piece started out with just a few suggestions from the Observer’s own peanut gallery, but quickly grew to an almost unmanageable number of these badasses as they suggested others to profile. Freelance […]

@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 […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: #OMFGBP This Bread Pudding from Stock & Barrel

Once upon a time, two fairy princesses went to dinner together at a lovely little place in a faraway land called Oak Cliff. The decor was sprinkled with class. The food was plated beautifully, culinarily creative and seriously delicious. Then dessert appeared. Four words were spoken: Toffee. Croissant. Bread. Pudding. And then no more words […]

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 […]