We dish on ‘tipping fatigue,’ restaurant awards, and D-FW’s Muslim food community

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.

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 does it matter?

We’re all being asked to pay more lately when we eat out, be it a 20% tip at the coffee counter or a 10% service fee for to-go meals. Listen as food editor Erin Booke and food reporters Sarah Blaskovich and Claire Ballor discuss the state of tipping and extra charges, especially during a time of historic inflation. Then, we’re joined by Brian Reinhart, dining critic at D Magazine, to talk about food and the Muslim community in D-FW. It’s an important focus of his work, and he details the different cuisines and dishes that are finding a home in North Texas.

In this episode

Tipping discussions: “To Tip or Not to Tip?” (New York Times); “We Need to Stop Talking about Tipping Fatigue” (Bon Appetit)

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

D-FW restaurants Brian mentions: Al Markaz, Bilad Bakery, Sara’s Market and Bakery, Fattoush in Pantego, Open Sesame Lebanese 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 about Pakistani barbecue for us earlier this year.

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