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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Why we love the neighborhood restaurant
In this episode, The Dallas Morning News food team turns the focus on neighborhood restaurants, those special places where everyone knows your name ... and maybe your order. Food editor Erin Booke and reporters Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor discuss what makes these cozy spots so special, and share some listener favorites. Then guest Ron Ruggless of Nation’s Restaurant News joins to talk about big national restaurant trends, tipping culture, experiential dining and ... bugs? Speaking of bugs, the food team then does a kombucha taste test: Which ones win us over, and which ones fizzle out?