Lettuce Wrap Up: The Fried Goods and Austin's Food Trucks
Your Own Dallas Observer - Hanna Raskin tackles the State Fair's fried smorgasbord in a three-part gastronomical pilgrimage through Fair Park, sampling the foods (fried or otherwise) that didn't get top honors. Her coronary arteries suffered so yours won't have to.
Dallas Morning News - Leslie Brenner counted down the Top 10 Dallas Dining Trends (one through nine should have be using fresh produce, but she threw in items like sous-vide and pickles for variety.)
Dallas Food Blog Highlights
Eats Blog - Leslie Brenner hangs out in the trailers in Austin and re-discovers the unique cuisine, and Jeffery Weisse gets creative with half a gallon of milk, but he's confused about what to do with the other half. A suggestion: milk it for all it's worth! Or just toss it out, like a bad pun.
Sidedish - Tacos are becoming as much of a pop culture happening as vampires or zombie apocalypses. Sarah Reiss gets in on the phenomenon and decides that Fuzzy's Tacos are... just okay. And, sorry to say college-age Fuzzy's zealots: she's totally right. Allison Hartfield checks out the fair grub and decides that it is delicious but unhealthy. Nobody argued.
Pegasus News - The Brad, too, decides that fried fair food is unhealthy, not entirely tasty, but consuming it is nearly a requirement to live in Texas. "Evil Shenanigans" blogger Kelly Jaggers got her culinary start with an E-Z Bake Oven, and with a little craft-honing now has a successful food blog.
City of Ate - Did somebody mention fair grub? Nick Rallo discovers that Dr Pepper cake will always wind up a fried community effort while Hanna Raskin says that fried beer is quickly becoming a national sensation. She also finds in Mark Schatzker's book Steak there aren't enough words to properly describe grilled beef (though, Schatzker comes up with a few fatal ones for Texas steak - "Wasn't that good.") Steven Doyle goes to Tim Byres of Smoke restaurant to find out why barbeque is more than food. Answer: barbeque is community, tradition and friendliness. Try finding that in a bottle at the grocery.