World-famous food blogger tops Dallas’ hottest headlines this week

Editor’s note: A lot happened this week, so here’s your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week’s most popular headlines.


1. Famous food blogger moves to Dallas, calls out brisket at revered BBQ spot. Mike Chen is the host of Strictly Dumpling, a YouTube channel that has amassed 3.7 million subscribers since it launched in 2013. This famous online food reviewer has moved to Dallas to cover its booming restaurant scene.


2. Joe Tillotson, founder of Barley House and many Dallas bars, dies at 53. Joseph “Joe” Patrick Tillotson, a Dallas entrepreneur who helped open

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People upset after white food blogger calls noodle dish ‘pho’

Tieghan Gerard, the creator of the popular food blog Half Baked Harvest, found herself in hot water after posting a “quick” noodle recipe that she incorrectly called “pho.”

The popular recipe creator shared a noodle soup recipe to her blog titled “Weeknight ginger pho ga (Vietnamese chicken soup)” in February. The recipe, as many pointed out, was not really pho — instead, it was more of a quick noodle dish with caramelized chicken and a “sweet, spicy, tangy sesame chile sauce.”

Immediately, Gerard’s fans began to criticize the inappropriate title on Instagram. Some commenters explained that pho shouldn’t be

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