Editor’s Note: Eat Drink D-FW is hosted by Dallas Morning News Food Editor Erin Booke with food reporters Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor. Each week, our food journalists dish, debate and analyze local restaurant news, food and drink trends, tips for cooking and shopping, and other obsessions. You’ll also hear from chefs, farmers and foodies like yourself as we explore the people who make D-FW one of the most vibrant, diverse and ambitious food scenes in the country.
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Will Dallas ever embrace tea culture?
In this episode, the Dallas Morning News food team talks tea with Rakkasan Tea co-founder Brandon Friedman, a combat veteran who learned about tea while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He talks about why selling tea is “kinda like being a drug dealer,” and why it’s a “stop drink” that creates a sense of calm amid the chaos of war — or just your daily life. The team also talks to Tanner Agar, owner of Rye restaurant in Dallas, about his new 3% surcharge for employee benefits, and then you’ll hear from listeners about their rather inspiring goals for 2023, be it feeding hungry children or just learning how to park correctly.
Eat Drink D-FW
The latest food and drink reviews, recipes and info on the D-FW food scene.
Tea tip: Need a new kettle for your tea? We like the Mr. Coffee Tea Cafe, which has different temperature settings.