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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‘Lizzo of Dallas vegan food,’ Raising Cane’s sauce, and more
There’s lots to love in this week’s episode of Eat Drink D-FW, from news on Dolly Parton and Mexican Pizza to TikTok videos of a copycat Raising Cane’s sauce. (Plus you’ll get a kick out of hearing us all pronounce “Worcestershire.”) Then food editor Erin Booke chats with Cynthia Nevels of the local Soulgood restaurant about the vegan food scene in D-FW, and why collaboration and supporting others is key in being a woman entrepreneur of color. “I’m the Lizzo of the Dallas food scene,” Nevels says. (!!!) Then take a food tour around the world with former Dallas Morning News dining critic Leslie Brenner as we talk about her Webby-award winning cooking website, Cooks Without Borders, plus we get her always-interesting thoughts on how the Dallas dining scene has evolved.
In this episode
The baby formula crisis continues, with moms searching online, and one restaurant trying to help out.
Dolly Parton and a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Musical: Lots of words that don’t make sense together, but we love it anyway. (And here’s when the Mexican Pizza is coming back.)
Raising Cane’s secret sauce goes viral on TikTok, but the funniest part is how one guy pronounces “Worcestershire.”
Cynthia Nevels is the brains behind vegan restaurant Soulgood in Denton, and now a business advisor with the Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women grant program. She’s also an investor in Happy Tomato Fresh Salsa, and a fan of vegan spots like Recipe Oak Cliff and the vegan offerings at Sankofa Kitchen.
Leslie Brenner runs the award-winning website Cooks Without Borders, which offers well-researched and tested recipes from cultures around the world. She’s also offering a $5 Cook for Ukraine e-cookbook right now, with all proceeds going to World Central Kitchen.
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