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Study Up For 'Think': Sleuthing Dallas' Best Restaurants

D's SideDish

Nancy Nichols has written about food for D Magazine for almost 17 years. It's become near impossible for the critic and D dining editor to remain anonymous. But, you know, just in case, she still wore a cartoon pig suit on D The Broadcast -- and, later, invited area chefs to throw pies at her in the same getup.  Think host Krys Boyd talks to Nichols about how she came up with the sometimes polarizing 100 Best Restaurants In Dallas for the June issue today at 1 p.m.

The list slates Pecan Lodge, a barbeque joint housed in a Farmer's Market shed, along with The Rosewood Mansion At Turtle Creek together in the top ten.  But it wasn't easy to mix genres and vibes like that, Nichols told Lisa Pineiro on DTV. In fact, she hates the often-abused "What's your favorite restaurant?"

"I hate that question more than, 'How much do you weigh?'" Nichols said.

Watch her segment advancing the list below:

And you can read more about Nichols' messy contribution to the North Texas Food Bank via pies thrown at her face by chefs like John Tesar on the SideDish blog.

Listen to Think from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on KERA 90.1. You can stream the show at Find the podcast of this show here.