Week of the Iguana -- And Other Stuff
Here are two things you haven't tried: taco-flavored chips and iguana tamales. For that, we have you covered. For all the things you might have tried (ie. Crossroads Diner, The Speedway Club, the wonder of vegan baking), Dallas blogs are happy to expand. Read on.
City of Ate
For Decanter in Oak Cliff, the path to forgettable desserts and unreliable spreads is paved with good intentions.
Alice Laussade says something like, Mexico City: The Gourmet Taco was as good of a disaster as Hannah Montana, then talks about how she once served hair at Bennigan's.
Jose Ralat Maldonado finds taco-flavored Doritos are inferior to real tacos. The word "insulting" is thrown around. It should be noted that Doritos chips are not actually tacos.
Hanna Raskin says that it is, in fact, impossible for a server to say the right thing, at least when asking you to pay up.
Patrick Michels reports Randy White's Hall of Fame BBQ may not be a leading force in women's rights as two former waitresses claim that the restaurant is a "sexually hostile work environment."
MSNBC reports that customs officials seized nearly 60 pounds of iguana meat at the Texas-Mexico border on Sunday. After some digging, Hanna finds that consuming the meat isn't illegal, and may have a tasty payoff.
Tim Rogers says Cross Roads Diner's main fault is caring too much. Besides that, the frittata is delightful fluffy and the hash browns don't disappoint. Only thing missing was diners, or "hubbub."
Nancy Nichols reports Dean and Lynae Fearing are filing for divorce after 20 years of marriage. Fear not: The couple says they are splitting on amicable terms.
Andrew Chalk checks out The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway. Multimedia included!
Teresa Gubbins reports Dallas foodie Steven Doyle launched Crave DFWon March 2. The project is described as a user-friendly, "life-sized Etch-A-Sketch" of the Dallas food scene.
Brad Cameron checks out Dallas Spiral Diner's baking class. Turns out, you don't need animal parts to make stunning desserts.
Dave Faries makes a list of Dallas' best "off-beat" restaurants -- places that don't hesitate to trade trendiness for quirkiness.
Dallas Morning News
I can't read the reviews because my free trial is up and I didn't pay for a subscription. And yes, I know that my stinginess is contributing to the demise of journalism. It's because I'm a self-hating journalist.
I'm not the only one not paying. Eating in Dallas put it this way: "Frankly, I find Brenner's reviews to be largely uninspiring and often confusing. I wish that wasn't the case. I want to be a loyal reader. But, I just can't pay to read reviews that I constantly question."
Although, Side Dish gave this link reporting that Tim Byres of Smoke was named Food and Wine Magazine's "The Peoples' Best New Chef" for the Southwest, beating out Brownstone's Casey Thompson.