Yes, we're later than usual on the poll today. For one, I actually (gasp!) left my desk for lunch today in order to record a podcast for our new series (more on that soon). Actually, though, I'm attributing it more to having signed up for the 10:30 seating of chefs Eddie Huang and Tyler Kord's Chinese New Year dinner at No. 7 restaurant in Brooklyn last night.
Diners lucky enough to score a reservation (rumor had it that Jimmy Fallon's party couldn't nab an 8 p.m. table and had to abandon mission) clustered around a communal table, daintily spooning and spearing family-style cold sesame noodles, sausage dumplings and pickles onto their square white plates.
Chopsticks picked up pace, clattering as bowls of bitter butter greens, a soy-drizzled whole Dorade and obscenely silken tofu topped with century-old egg hit the table. By the time the fat-swaddled pork shoulder and eight-treasure (1. lotus seeds, 2. edamame, 3. smoked ham, 4. mushrooms and...did I mention there was also wine?...) glutinous rice-stuffed duck arrived, decorum had flapped out the window.
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If you're one of the 100,000 lucky fans funneling into Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, you're going to need to eat while you're in town - unless you're on a liquid diet of Budweiser, which isn't yet FDA-approved. Opportunely enough, we've enlisted a local to put together a list of spots you shouldn't miss, even if it means you might be late for the game.
Tim Love is the chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth, where his urban western cuisine has garnered him national critical acclaim. He also operates two locations of the burger-centric Love Shack. You may remember him from his highly commented vegetarian-dissing ways earlier this year - but this time, he's saving his beef with not eating meat and talking pigskin.
Where to Eat in Dallas-Fort Worth for the Super Bowl: Tim Love
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