For Local Food Bloggers, It's A Holiday Wrap
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's is the triathlon of Where To Eat for food blogs. Bloggers have every cuisine covered, from salty duck to eggnog ice cream. On the upside, this should be the last round of Where to Eats until February. Between lists, post-Christmas foodies are reviewing 2010 and pondering why we're still fat. Read on.
City of Ate
If oil spills, bad eggs and Michelle Obama have anything in common, it's the year 2010. This year we revved up meatless Mondays, became obsessed with food trucks and saw Weight Watchers acknowledge the difference between fruit and crackers.
For those who wonder why they're still fat, the Food Environment Atlas suspects it might have something to do with all that soda guzzling and dining out.
For some reason (maybe because he's kind of a big jerk?) Anthony Bourdain said he enjoyed the recent BBQ-Gate involving DMN's food critic Leslie Brenner and Full Custom Gospel BBQ's Daniel Vaughn. In his blog, Bourdain said the incident "showed the world what was painfully
Remember the triathlon we talked about? Elizabeth Bair has you covered for this leg.
Alice Laussade says hangover cures like strong coffee and cold showers are so 2010. In the New Year, soak up that excess liquor with some jalapeno doughnuts. Or sweat it out with a Shake Weight. We dare you.
Dallas Morning News Reviews
Mark Vamos reviews Noodle House and explains why you can't judge a book by its cover. The unimpressive, shack-y restaurant might look disgusting, but it serves up some fine pork dumplings. First impressions might be telling for the fried chicken, though.
Leslie Brenner feels a bit duped at St. Martin's Wine Bistro. She finds the restaurant's menu is a bit hyperbolic when it offers things like "wild mushrooms" and doesn't quite deliver.
Apparently, Monday was National Fruitcake Day! While you took the day off but forgot to celebrate, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History picked up the slack and held frequent fruitcake festivities festooned as "Fruitcake Fandango."
Kim Pierce says that Mr. Wok served up some awesome poultry on Christmas Eve. And just in case you missed it (or are ready for seconds) he's reviving the magic for New Year's Eve.
Hayley Hamilton says that Chefs for Farmers, an event that enthuses about and promotes local ingredients, will return in March.
Sarah Reiss offers more suggestions for dinner on New Year's Eve. This is it. Just pick a place.
Brad's Adventures in Food
Self-titled "lapsed Catholic" Brad still spent his Friday evening chowing down on fish as he and his friends celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
There was a time I thought fried chicken and waffles made a strange combination. Now Chowhound wants to drag me out from under my rock to discuss pancakes and BBQ.