We talk about “tip fatigue”, restaurant prices and the Muslim food community of D-FW

Editor’s note: Eat Drink D-FW is hosted by Dallas Morning News editor Erin Booke, with food writers Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor. Every week, our culinary journalists taste, debate and analyze local restaurant news, food & 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.

Eat Drink D-FW from The Dallas Morning News is made possible by Central Market. All editorial decisions are made by The News.

Do you have “tipping fatigue”? Why is it important?

We’ve all been asked to pay more lately when we eat out, whether it’s a 20% tip at the coffee counter or a 10% service charge for take-out meals. Hear editor Erin Booke and food writers Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor discuss the state of tipping and surcharges, especially in times of historic inflation. Next, we are joined by Brian Reinhart, food critic at Magazine D, to talk about food and the Muslim community in D-FW. It’s an important part of his work, and it details the different cuisines and dishes that find their way into North Texas.

In this episode

Tipping discussions: “To tip or not to tip?” (New York Times); “We need to stop talking about tip fatigue” (Bon appétit)

John Tesar’s Florida restaurant receives a Michelin star and Texas monthlyby José Ralat received a James Beard Award

Restaurants D-FW Brian mentions: Al Markaz, Bilad Bakery, Sara’s Market and Bakery, Fattoush in Pantego, Open Sesame Lebanon in Oak Lawn, Express Kabob in Plano, ZDar Market

Learn more about ful, an Egyptian fava bean stew, here; Ghormeh Sabzi, a Persian herb stew; and Akkawi cheese

Brian wrote for us about Pakistani BBQ earlier this year.

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