Stampedes, Crickets, Mango Cookies: This Week in Dallas Dining

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Observer food critic Scott Reitz is off work being a good son this weekend, so I'll wrap it up for the week.

Stephan Pyles' new restaurant Stampede 66 was the subject of this week's review. Scott was disappointed cricket tacos weren't on the menu, despite the how comical those little legs are if they get stuck in one's teeth. Alas, this spot is an ode to all that is Big D, where the stars at night are big and bright -- you take it!

Elsewhere on the blog, Justin Bitner ate a dangerous amount of chicken nuggets, and we really hope he signed a waiver before that little "project." Alice Laussade took issue with the new mango Girl Scout cookie. Gosh, I can't imagine if they rang her doorbell. And I took a look at some new (and old) places to eat around the AAC since the Stars are back.

If you're looking for a way to stay warm this weekend, Scott found a Texas whiskey (which he oddly is keeping at his house and not at the office) and an atomic wing sauce (which is oddly at the office).

But, if there's nothing else you do, peruse this list of the best restaurant in Texas and make a plan. You'll know what the plan is after you see the list.

Meanwhile, Leslie Brenner at the Morning News reviewed Nick and Sam's Grill Park Cities and gave it one star. Culture Map looked at the 8 best Dallas bars for games.

Cathy Frisinger at DFW.com swooned about the new Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth. Frisinger writes that the spot, "a cheese shop-cum-cafe that dares to offer delicate portions and take-your-time service, has thrown down a gauntlet to Fort Worth diners: Slow down, sip, notice the fresh flavors, savor each morsel."

And Jose Ralat Maldonado at the Taco Trail cornered John Tesar at the upscale seafood restaurant Spoon, and got him to make an Ipswich clam taco, which should be on the lunch menu soon.

And, that's a wrap. Just one more thing though. Next Wednesday in National Pie Day. Make us proud.


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6 comments
TSTS
TSTS

Hey hey for LDD!

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

anyone notice one chicken nugget story generated more comments than all the John Tesar posts of the last six weeks.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Wow, look at the LDD wrapping up the week-not bad.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@ChrisYu 

because ONLY the staff cares one wit about JT.  Only a couple of things in this world give me tired head:

-when Bob and Dan talk MMA

-when Corby talk "gaaf"

-fringe sports, such bike riding, tennis and golf

-the requisite COA filler spot about John Tesar.  But, that means they are not talking about Fast Eddie,  Matt M. or Angry Jack Perkins limited toilet. 

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

@kergo1spaceship @ChrisYu that toilet has quite a reputation around here, thanks to you. i suggest we call it the Maple and Motor Head.

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