Italian food, “health cola” taste test, big burger battle

Editor’s note: Eat Drink D-FW hosted Dallas Morning News food editor Erin Book with food reporters Sarah Blaskovitch and Claire Balor. Each week, our food journalists present dishes, discuss and analyze local restaurant news, food and drink trends, cooking tips, shopping and more. You’ll also hear from chefs, farmers, and foodies like you 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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We Tried a Viral “Healthy Cola” So You Don’t Have to

This week’s episode is fun and contentious. Listen as food editor Erin Bock (Team Iceberg Lettuce) battles a big burger fight (okay, mild, decent debate) with writers Sarah Blaskovitch (“I love spongy food”) and Claire Balor (Call Me Caramelized). Then writer Nick Rallow joined us to chat about Italian food and what pasta his aunt packs when she visits from New York. Then Erin, Sarah and Claire ran a taste test for the viral “health cola” trend. We hope you like balsamic vinegar!

In this episode

Burger fight! We confess our admiration for In-N-Out and P. Terrys. But to build the perfect burger, check out some of the chefs’ recommendations here.

Late night dinner parties! While we love Waffle House at times, one listener wants more ideas. Sarah’s picks: Sonny Bryan’s, Cosmo’s, Lakewood Landing, Zalat, and Serious Pizza. Claire’s picks: Dalat, Lounge Here, Adair’s, and Sundown at Granada.

Italian Food: We discuss the Italian food scene in Dallas, mentioning the linguine and oysters at Carboni, Lucia’s beauty, Nona’s pasta, and of course how Jimmy’s is the best Italian experience in Dallas. (But we love Italy too!)

You’ll have to listen to find out what we thought about healthy colas (we tried 3 different versions!), but here’s the viral video.

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