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LISTEN: Where do celebrities eat in Dallas? And what do they order?

Our weekly ‘Eat Drink D-FW’ podcast dishes on North Texas restaurant news, food and drink trends.

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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Where celebrities dine when they visit Dallas

Texas Governor candidate Beto O'Rourke talks to patrons at Kutinfed Barbershop in Dallas on...
Texas Governor candidate Beto O'Rourke talks to patrons at Kutinfed Barbershop in Dallas on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Shafkat Anowar / Staff Photographer)

Dallas can be a great place for celebrity spotting, from Kevin Hart playing bartender to Beto O’Rourke ordering a pastry at a cool coffee shop. Join food editor Erin Booke and food reporters Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor as they chat about other celeb sightings. Then, Sarah sits down with chef Julian Rodarte, the young new CEO at Trinity Groves, about his journey as a restaurateur (and how Phil Romano went to his first birthday party). We also share our favorite date night spots (no kids menus allowed!).

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OK, so we’ve seen Kevin Hart at Happiest Hour, Beto at Window Seat, Mark Cuban at Sweet Tooth Hotel, and Dirk at Homewood. Where have you seen some celebs? And don’t forget to note what they ordered.


RIP Antoine’s, with their long history and super affordable sandwiches, and prayers for Rye restaurant in McKinney, which is closed after a fire.

Remember Cozymel’s? Hearing Julian Rodarte of Trinity Groves talk about his family’s early restaurant days takes us way back. But then he talks about his newest spot, Lexy’s.

Where do you go for date night? A listener loves RM 12:20 Bistro, but needed more recommendations. Claire loves Lounge Here and Parigi, while Sarah loves Sachet (which has an impressive wine list), Meridian, Terilli’s, Lucia, and the new Caterina’s in Fort Worth.


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