In-N-Out v. Whataburger, the Wine Wisdom of Andrew Chalk, and More from the Week in Dallas Food Yammering
This week in Dallas blogs, more people tried to settle the debate between Whataburger and In-N-Out, a restaurant in Pennsylvania banned volume-challenged five-year-olds, and a place that looks like a tattoo parlor produced some damn good lamb shank. Read on.
City of Ate
Alice Laussade staged a smack down between Whataburger and In-N-Out, employing hamburger experts Brian Luscher (The Grape), Jack Perkins (Maple & Motor) and Todd Dickerson (Angry Dog) as judges. Unsurprisingly, the Texas-born Whataburger won.
Besides In-N-Out and food trucks, our two favorite things are slideshows and tacos. Allow us to indulge in both for a moment.
When 7-11 offered free Slurpees on Monday, we suspect they didn't expect a stampede to charge in and slurp down more than 5 million Slurpees.
And speaking of things coming to Dallas, Top Chef is shooting its next season in Texas.
Herrera's Mexican Café celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new location on Fitzhugh.
Technology has finally taken a very crucial step by combing a bottle opener with an iPhone case. Nothing could go wrong here. Nothing at all.
Andrew Chalk explores the options and tough decisions that go into organizing a wine list.
Rock N Taco on McKinney will close its doors soon, but they'll open them again before too long. The restaurant is just remodeling.
School's out for summer, but you have another thing coming if you think Nancy Nichols and Amy Severson are going to let you get by without learning who Ida Chitwood is.
A man in Pennsylvania banned children younger than six in his restaurant, since young children can't control their volume and the restaurant gets too many complaints about it. This sparked a debate so heated you would've thought we were talking about In-N-Out vs. Whataburger. Some people are relieved, others are offended.
Scholtzky's is changing its look and service model. Everything is now round, and maybe sandwiches won't take upwards of 30 minutes.
Teresa Gubbins reported that Rohst, a semi-Asian grill, will open in the space that used to be Greenville Bar & Grille.
The temperature is creeping toward 200 degrees, and not many people are on the hunt for chowder or baked Alaska. Chowhounders made a list of the best places to get cool food.
Escape Hatch Dallas
Mike Hiller tried out Wild Salsa on Main Street, and returned with a slideshow and buckets of praise. The kitchen impressed with meaty lamb shank and a series of salsa choices. Side Dish's Nancy Nichols agreed that the food is spectacular, but said the sign reminded her of a tattoo parlor.
Tei-An is celebrating its third birthday on Aug 8. While it doesn't look like there will be a clown or pony rides, there will be free appetizers, drinks and live music. Admission is $10.
The people name Rex's Seafood Market the winner for this year's craveDFW's People's Choice Award for seafood.
Melissa Brenner enjoys summery vegan dishes at Zen Sushi, a restaurant in the Biship Arts District that will never exhaust its creativity with carrots, cucumber, mushrooms and cilantro.