Claire Ballor, The Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX, United States

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Longtime Dallas dessert shop Emporium Pies has been sold

An Oak Cliff family bought the Dallas pie shop and its four locations. → Read More

The 7 top places for tamales in North Texas, according to Yelp

Want tamales for the holidays? These Dallas-area restaurants and shops are some of the most popular tamale spots in Texas. → Read More

This spiced cranberry punch recipe from 1963 is a holiday blast from the past

In November 1963, nearly six years before man went to the moon and just eight days before President Kennedy made his fateful drive through downtown Dallas,... → Read More

This vegetarian dish is the most popular Thanksgiving recipe in Texas right now

Surprisingly, the most sought after Thanksgiving dish for Texans this year isn’t one of the traditional favorites. Well, at least according to one new study.... → Read More

10 Dallas-Fort Worth bars and restaurants that closed in fall 2022

From long-time establishments to promising new businesses, Dallas-Fort Worth has lost dozens of bars and restaurants since the start of 2022. Here are the... → Read More

Best things we ate this week: Short rib stroganoff, lechon kawali silog, and red snapper

Life got in the way this week, and so my recent meals looked like cold pizza leftovers consumed in the car (Cane Rosso, if you’re wondering) and bowls of... → Read More

7 Dallas-Fort Worth bars and restaurants that closed in fall 2022

From long-time establishments to promising new businesses, Dallas-Fort Worth has lost dozens of bars and restaurants since the start of 2022. Here are the... → Read More

New Tex-Mex restaurant from creator of TJ’s Seafood opens at Preston Royal

Updated on Nov. 14 to reflect the restaurant’s opening. Dallas’ Preston Royal has a new restaurant from the owner of TJ’s Seafood Market, which has operated... → Read More

Best things we ate this week: Chicken and dumplings, enchiladas, and cheese fries

This week, our food writers found their favorite bites from a Facebook post, at a new-ish restaurant and on a beer garden’s appetizer menu. On a recent... → Read More

Modest Rogers, a popular Oak Lawn restaurant, is closed a year after opening

A little over a year after it opened, Dallas restaurant Modest Rogers is closed. Owner and chef Modesto Rodriguez, who opened the restaurant in 2021 after... → Read More

A cigarette butt almost wiped out this Dallas pie shop, but it’s finally back in business

Sean Jett was driving his daughter home from school on a spring Wednesday afternoon when he got a FaceTime call from someone at work. “The building is on fire,”... → Read More

These Dallas bars and restaurants make an appearance on Netflix show ‘Love is Blind’

This season of Netflix’s hit dating show “Love is Blind” — where a group of 20 to 30-somethings date each other in isolated pods and get engaged without ever... → Read More

Best things we ate this week: Pan de muerto, a Sunday brunch buffet, and duck tacos

This week, our favorite meals were a Sunday brunch spread that puts other buffets to shame, a pan de muerto blackened by charred corn husks, duck tacos, and a... → Read More

Grants up to $20,000 available for Texas restaurants and bars through new recovery program

Texas food and beverage businesses including restaurants, bars, food trucks and caterers can apply to receive financial aid through a new COVID-19 recovery... → Read More

This downtown Dallas pizzeria is opening a second location in Richardson

A second location of a downtown Dallas Italian restaurant helmed by a former Cane Rosso pizzaiolo is opening in Richardson. Partenope Ristorante, which opened... → Read More

18 North Texas restaurants for gluten-free dining

Luckily for gluten-free diners, finding accommodating restaurants is easier than it’s ever been. But it’s one thing to find a gluten-free dish or two on a... → Read More

Uptown Dallas is getting a new Asian-inspired steakhouse

Nuri Steakhouse will open on Cedar Springs Road in 2023. → Read More

The new Brazilian burger at Meridian is happy hour heaven

Meridian, the lauded modern Brazilian restaurant in Dallas, recently added a happy hour menu with a few small plates, wines by the glass, cocktails and beer.... → Read More

Best things we ate this week: Duck confit brunch, garlic noodles, and braised short rib

Cooler temps are finally here, which in our world means al fresco dining, soups, braised meats and dumplings. This week, our food writers’ favorite bites — at... → Read More

Henry’s Majestic in Uptown is closing, for now

Since opening in 2014, Henry’s Majestic has been a go-to brunch and happy hour spot for the Uptown Dallas crowd, but the restaurant’s days are numbered — at... → Read More