Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.
29-95: Syd said it best about the new restaurant opening in the downtown tunnels, How Do You Roll: "Think Chipotle with sushi."
H-Town Chow Down: Irony-impaired or champions of irony? It's difficult to tell which of those two camps the people who stocked this vending machine fall into, but it's funny either way.
Dude, You Going To Eat That?: Dr. Ricky discovers new potential for Mexican-Korean hybrid cooking in the form of a molcajete that's heated up, the food allowed to continue cooking in the stone bowl at the table.
Eater: The big food news out of Texas recently was national food blog Eater randomly deciding that Dallas Observer food critic Hanna Raskin attending a Foodways Texas event (and -- gasp! -- wearing a nametag) was a newsworthy story on par with the revolution in Egypt. Eater has a long history of "outing" Raskin, as they first did when she started at the Observer in April 2010. The comments were particularly nasty, as it often goes with Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory.
D Magazine: Nancy Nichols piled in with a response of her own, which seems to be limited to bodysnarking about Raskin's appearance. Because that's totally professional and appropriate to the situation. And because Nichols has never been photographed at a food event, wearing a beer wench costume.
City of Ate: Raskin, for her part, offered this completely rational response to the "controversy" on the Dallas Observer's food blog. Not to be outdone in vicious and unfounded attacks, Eater mocked her response, saying "In the end photographs of her landed on the internet, further undermining whatever anonymity she might have had." PHOTOS THAT YOU PUT UP, EATER. BACK IN APRIL. AND AGAIN THIS WEEK. Hanna, did you once pee in Eater's bowl of Cheerios, or what?
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