Friday, July 22, 2005

Eat the World*

Eat the World, a Lake Highlands drop-in, has a cool back-story. It’s owned by Toby O’Brien, a mad-genius visionary who was behind Yegua Creek, a well appointed brewpub on Henderson. (This wuz in the ‘90s - LONG before Hibiscus, Hector's, etc.) After Yegua closed, customers begged him to keep doing the fried turkeys he sold on holidays. He couldn’t do it at home so he opened Eat the World, a little to-go spot on NW Hwy. Now, 5 yrs later, he’s upgraded to this expanded space. Along w/ take-home casseroles for which he’s become known, he does salads, sammies, ice cream, espresso. In an ex-convenience store, ETW has refrig cases but also couches, antiqued walls, and stained-concrete floors. Every other Wed, he hosts a $10 "wine exchange" where he puts out snax and you bring a bottle of the wine-o-the-nite. And on Weds & Fridays, Paul Cascio, of Al’s fame, comes in and makes Italian sausage, which for many people is a very big deal.

9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, 214-340-3663

*props to BK

25 Comments:

At July 22, 2005 11:40 AM, Anonymous trick or treat said...

This is not meant to be a complaint but I am a reader who does not live in Texas) who really enjoys your entries on ice cream and other sweet junk foods. Those are the best ones, in my opinion.

 
At July 22, 2005 12:13 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

love that mad genius link; describes me to a t

 
At July 22, 2005 12:15 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

note you are moving further and further south and you haven't mentioned that caffeine chain in a couple days.

 
At July 22, 2005 12:41 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

is toby o'brien part of the dream cafe family? i seem to remember that a couple of the brothers went off and did their own thing

 
At July 22, 2005 12:45 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

another thing, t.g. appreciate the link to the swanson guy that you gave us. how about a link to the nytimes op-ed piece charlotte mentioned? it's a good piece, sort of challenges the yuppie belief that they have a superior diet

 
At July 22, 2005 12:48 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

is trick or treat already stockpiling candy for the late oct. holiday? if she doesn't have a costume picked out, she might go as might great-aunt pola, vamp of the silent screen. (if trick or treat is a guy, pola's boyfriend rudolf valentino would be cool)

 
At July 22, 2005 12:49 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Well I do live in Texas and I don't really eat ice cream or junk food. So I prefer the local postings as it gives me a chance to go eat at new places (or not). Though, TG, you've never mentioned white KitKats. I do like those.

D

 
At July 22, 2005 1:01 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

name of this place reminds me of the joe bob briggs spoof of we are the world that got him fired from the dallas times herald. can't remember just what it was. we are the weird? anyone know?

 
At July 22, 2005 1:27 PM, Blogger TG said...

Here is link to NYT story on fresh food fanatics. More old biz: richardson hotel used to be an omni

trick or treat is a reader after my own heart; but perhaps even more than sweets & java, i love breaking news of NEW restaurants. hope that pleases dean. speaking of dean, re: white kit-kats, i hear ya i like 'em but ... yawn so 2004, baby. NYCE is all about the here and now

as for ms.ery's observation that this blog is headed south: honey, i just post the freshest items i can find; no neighborhood is beneath NYCE

 
At July 22, 2005 1:58 PM, Anonymous trick or treat said...

gal, not guy, and thank you (i suppose) for costume sugestions. As for Kit Kats, I like the triple chocolate: chocolate wafer, chocolate cream, chocolate coating. And I'm not some freak for chcoolate. I did not care for the special-edition orange Kit Kats (which I read about on nthis blog).

 
At July 22, 2005 2:57 PM, Blogger BK said...

Well done, tg!

[jounalist fact check] Except you posted the wrong address. Shoreview was the old cubbyhole. The new address is 9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75238
[/jounalist fact check]

Ciao for now!

 
At July 22, 2005 5:41 PM, Anonymous plain java joe said...

maybe this goes under your passe news, but at kroger today a lady was handing out samples of wolfgang puck coffee drinks that come in a self=heating can. since they were on sale and she allowed me to mix flavors i bought a 4-pack: rich caramel latte, rich espresso latte, rich mocha latte, and french vanilla latte (which, one must assume, is not RICH. you just pull the tab and they heat up to 140 degrees. i've not liked all of puck's products; his soups for one instance of disappointment, but thought this self-heating can was something you might want to tell your friends at s******* about.

 
At July 22, 2005 5:51 PM, Anonymous miriam said...

since i wanted to go to halfprice books but was starving had a sandwich at henk's european deli on blackwell first. as i was leaving perused all the shelves of imported candies, there was some really intriguing ones (including some from australia) but i was reluctant to buy any because they would melt in my car while i was perusing books. occurred to me that ethnic/imported sweets might be a good topic for your blog. the japanese markets have some with great packaging.

 
At July 22, 2005 6:20 PM, Blogger TG said...

bk, clearly you should have written the whole damn item for me verbatim! HOW LAME. i've changed it. in accuracy we trust, and thank you for following thru on this item to the bitter bitter end

 
At July 22, 2005 6:46 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Can you change the headline to "Eat this!"?

 
At July 22, 2005 7:50 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

trick or treat: ignore my rude sister. what state do you live in? it's always interesting to see where the nyce visitors come from.

 
At July 22, 2005 7:56 PM, Anonymous papa said...

where does the term "journalist fact check" come from? is this a rove invention? any of us who write know that we all need editors to catch our errors (which we can't see until as least five minutes after an item is printed). do we also need jfc's and exactly what are they?

 
At July 22, 2005 10:38 PM, Anonymous proofreader said...

Is it in bad form to point out that BK misspelled "jounalist"?

 
At July 23, 2005 3:49 AM, Anonymous night troll said...

sara dickerman has an interesting article on sous-vide on slate.com. even better, links in it led me to bruce cole's sautewednesday.com, which had some great links, too. check out culiblog.org, and do a google search for sushi encyclopedism....nobody has reader input like you do, however

 
At July 24, 2005 9:00 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

it's been a long, boring weekend

 
At July 25, 2005 8:40 AM, Blogger TG said...

d.b., i know how you feel; i wasn't able to make it into starbucks once all weekend!

 
At July 25, 2005 4:57 PM, Anonymous BK's evil twin Spud said...

proofreader: me thinks both you and the owner missed his 'jounalist' point. :P

 
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