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Stuertz Replaced!

#41 User is offline   slewfoot 

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:45 PM

I did consider a comma. But I was afraid of being taken for a Twinwillow imposter.

He does love his commas.

#42 User is offline   slewfoot 

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:48 PM

Oh.
kindofabigdeal....

Thats GOOD!

#43 User is offline   luniz 

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:26 PM

slewfoot said:

Oh.
kindofabigdeal....

Thats GOOD!


indeed...all the more brutal for the subtlety if you can even call it that. remind me to stay on his good side...

#44 User is offline   Scott 

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:29 PM

Seems like Hanna Raskin sees food as a component of culture (rather than fashion). I'm hoping that tendency, combined with her MA in American History, will translate into some interesting, substantive feature work.

Scott

#45 User is offline   Kirk 

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:43 PM

Raskin has definitely elevated the quality of food discourse in this town. And with hardly ever tossing an unnecessary French phrase, or referring to the multiple books she has written, in the process.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:49 AM

Raskin's first unabashedly negative review in Dallas is on the stands. Nicely done.

Scott

#47 User is offline   Kirk 

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

Very nice.

#48 User is offline   DonnieC 

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

And she is spot on. Awful awful food. And did I mention the extreme noise level? The bar is right in the middle of the space so there is no escape.
They need to scrap the menu and just go to bar food. No one is going to go there for serious eats (at least more than once!).
Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

#49 User is offline   FatCap 

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

I'm trying to figure out how kitchen execution could have been so uneven as to draw Raskin's "unabashedly negative" review as well as Donnie's (and others') comment. I've eaten at TCT four times, for serious eats--not Lola serious, but certainly serious for a beer pub. I rated the food as good to very good the first three times. The fourth time was a late Monday night visit with another Dallasfood.org frequent poster--we wanted to compare the buffalo meatballs with the meatballs we'd had earlier that evening at another, more "serious" place also frequented by the Park Sillies crowd. That time, what came out wasn't as successful (but was still easily, imo, on par with those from earlier that evening). Service was earnest but rather uneven.

Good critic or no--I do quite enjoy Raskin's writing style and approach--I'm going to differ in opinion on this one.

As for the bar being in the center of the restaurant, to me that's a plus. It's a beer pub.

#50 User is offline   DonnieC 

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:47 PM

FatCap said:

It's a beer pub.


I guess it is but why try for the big menu then?
As Hanna states, the beer crowd didn't seem to mind the food, so why bother to attract diners.
Seriously, my food was embarrassingly bad. I didn't just not like it, I sent it back. It really was inedible.
It was one of those times when you look down at your plate and say, wow, this is much worse than I would ever do at home, this looks like summer camp food.
The last time I felt the same way was on my visit to Hully & Mo's. 3 stars, my rear.
So, fair to say, TCT is a bit uneven.
They really do need to skip the CFS, et al. Keep it simple.
Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

#51 User is offline   Scott 

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:05 PM

FatCap said:

I do quite enjoy Raskin's writing style and approach

Speaking of....

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(I had to click on the company's web page just to make sure those graphics were legit.)

Scott

PS For anyone here who's never taken a bite of turrón with Plodia interpunctella-infested almonds, I have some leftovers. (Still rinsing.)

#52 User is offline   luniz 

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:44 AM

luniz said:

And now he's leaving. Does it make me sexist to say I hope they don't replace him with a chick?


I officially retract this position.

#53 User is offline   FatCap 

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

luniz said:

I officially retract this position.


See bottom 2 diagrams above.

#54 User is offline   Scott 

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:17 AM

According to Teresa "Another Day, Another Break" Gubbins, ex-Observer reviewers Mark Stuertz and Dave Faries will soon be launching an online restaurant guide (with contributions from the prolific Steven Doyle (aka DallasDude) and Brad Cameron of Dallas Vegan). Estimated arrival in early October.

Scott

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:35 PM

TG updated her report to note the expected launch date of October 18.

Link to the Critic's Guide site.
Link to the Critic's Guide Facebook page (promising a Stuertz review of Stephan Pyles's "Fuego" next Monday).
Link to the Critic's Guide Twitter page.

Scott

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:22 PM

TG updated her report to note the revised launch date of October 25 (with Faries's explanations for the delay).

Scott

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:59 PM

Earlier this week on Pegasus News, TG announced that ex-Critics Guide contributor Steven Doyle has launched a new restaurant and entertainment site called CraveDFW.

Tangentially, there's also a new (to me) taco blog in town called Taco Sense.

Scott

#58 User is offline   Kirk 

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:29 PM

View PostScott, on 03 March 2011 - 07:59 PM, said:

Earlier this week on Pegasus News, TG announced that ex-Critics Guide contributor Steven Doyle has launched a new restaurant and entertainment site called CraveDFW.

Tangentially, there's also a new (to me) taco blog in town called Taco Sense.

Scott


Don't forget CraveDFW's secondary focus on the art gallery scene. Per TG's article: "'I've been to galleries and it seems like art is an under-served market as far as writing goes,' Doyle said."

#59 User is offline   Scott 

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:44 AM

Nine months on the job and now Raskin is leaving Dallas. Our loss.

Scott

#60 User is offline   Kirk 

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

View PostScott, on 16 March 2011 - 10:44 AM, said:

Nine months on the job and now Raskin is leaving Dallas. Our loss.

Scott


Definitely a loss for Dallas.

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