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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The secrets of the D-FW grocery scene
To some people, grocery shopping is a chore. But to the Eat Drink D-FW team, it’s a joyful hobby. Listen in as food reporter Claire Ballor chats with Dallas Morning News retail reporter Maria Halkias about all the buzz in the grocery world right now. (Hint: HEB is kind of a thing, as are private label deals.) Food editor Erin Booke chats with Kevin Curry of Fit Men Cook about his favorite grocery shopping tips in Dallas, and Claire joins food reporter Sarah Blaskovich and our producer Nataly Keo to talk about their go-to cookbooks, and the best things they ate this week.
In this episode
Best things we ate? On Sarah’s Texas road trip, she loved Katie’s Seafood Market in Galveston, as well as LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue in Austin. She’ll have to try Burnt Bean Co. in Seguin another time though (they sold out by 1:30 p.m.!) But there’s always go-to Tex-Mex spot Lupe Tortilla. Nataly went to her first Dallas steakhouse, Pappas Bros., and ate a lot of potatoes. She also made a lot of DIY “chipotle” bowls. And Claire loved the chicken sandwich – and fries – at new La Bodega in Oak Cliff.
For cookbooks, find out what the staff loves here.
Maria Halkias shared some insider grocery tips, including the news of a new Kroger in downtown Dallas and a new Target in Prosper. There are currently four H-E-Bs under construction in North Texas — all in Collin County.
Dallasite Kevin Curry of Fit Men Cook has lots to share about his favorite grocery shopping and dining out spots, including Fiesta, Cox Farms, Cooper’s Meat Market, Written By The Seasons, and Vegan Food House, plus his new partnership with Home Chef.
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