Editor’s note: Eat Drink D-FW is hosted by Dallas Morning News food editor Erin Book with food reporters Sarah Blazkowicz and Claire Ballor. Each week, our food journalists prepare, discuss and analyze local restaurant news, food and drink trends, cooking and shopping tips and other obsessions. 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 the viral “Healthy Coke” so you don’t have to

This week’s episode is hilarious and sassy. Hear how food editor Erin Book (Team Iceberg Lettuce) has a big hamburger battle (okay, soft, respectful discussion) with writers Sarah Blazkowicz (I Like Soft Food) and Claire Ballor (Call Me Caramelized). Then writer Nick Rallo joins us for a chat about Italian food and the pasta his aunt packs into her luggage when she arrives from New York. Erin, Sarah, and Claire then try the “Healthy Coke” viral trend. We hope you enjoy balsamic vinegar!

In this episode

Burger fight! We confess that we like In-N-Out and P. Terrys. But for the perfect burger, check out some of the chef’s tips here.

Night dinners! While we love Waffle House sometimes, one listener wants more ideas. Sarah’s Choice: sonny brian, Space, Lakewood Landing, Zalat, Serious pizza. Claire chooses: Dalat, hall here, Adera, Sunset in Granada.

Italian food: We discuss the Italian food scene in Dallas with the mention of linguine and shellfish in carbonsuch beauty Luciapasta in Nonnaand of course how Jimmy this is the best italian experience in dallas. (But we love Eataly too much!)

You’ll have to listen to see what we think of Healthy Coke (we tried 3 different versions!), but here is the viral video.

Tell us!

In case you missed it

LISTEN: We talk about tip fatigue, restaurant awards, and the D-FW Muslim food community.
LISTEN: What kind of food do we want at weddings today?
LISTEN: We miss a lot of Dallas restaurants (but mostly these bars)
LISTEN TO: Lizzo’s Dallas Vegan Scene, Raising Cane Sauce, and Best Recipes
LISTEN: A drink we’re embarrassed to order, plus Asian and Latin food festivals
LISTEN TO: Food Trucks, Black Food History Tours, Taco Journeys with Jose Ralat
LISTEN: Favorite Tex-Mex closure, “school coffee” and our favorite junk food
LISTEN: Our food team talks about patio, fried chicken, and “Super Bowl season for farmers’ markets.”
LISTEN: ‘Eat Drink D-FW’ podcast explores the vibrant food scene

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