This is a community project of a few (20+ now!) DFW-based nerds who happen to like food, probably a little too much. We have been a part of the Dallas Food Community for the past 10+ years!
How we got started: For the Love of Food
Like most good stories, Dallas Food Nerd started around a table of wonderful food. On Valentine’s weekend (2011) two social mediaites (Elysa & Rory) were invited to go on a food tour of 5 Fabulous Dallas restaurants. We spent the day, thanks to Chevy, with several wonderful food bloggers indulging in chocolate and souffles. Before the Chevy Sweethunt adventure, we both already had blogs, Twitter, Facebook and many other social media credentials on our virtual resumes, but we felt like a food blog was definitely in order. Long story short, in our sugar coma filled afternoon we bought this domain, emailed a bunch of our foodie friends and DFN was born.
Today as a community we are reviewing restaurants, trying kitchen gadgets and drooling over food photos.
If you have a food related product or event you’d like us to check out, feel free to get in touch!
Dallas Food Nerd Authors
Elysa & Rory Ellis / @dallasfoodnerd
Elysa and Rory founded Dallas Food Nerd in 2011!
Nelli / @pittsburghfoodnerd
Nelli duals as a social media marketer and food blogger. She loves to try food from all over the world and is always down to grab Tex-Mex. Thanks to the work from home life, Nelli often travels between Dallas and Pittsburgh and continues to explore the latest and greatest restaurants in both cities.
Amy Yen / @amypyen
Denim / @denimlikethejean
As a Dallas native, Denim’s favorite hobby is exploring new restaurants around town — from Thai to BBQ; Dallas offers such diversity. An added bonus is when she can enjoy a cocktail on a patio in the gorgeous weather. Her start as a foodie came from growing up with a mom who did not cook. It was just the two of them, so they split dinners at restaurants and bonded over trying (and critiquing) new yummy places. Denim has since then taught herself to cook through trial and error (and Blue Apron), but still frequents her local go-tos and get just excited to taste all of the delightful additions.
Arielle Lewin / @dallasfoodnerd
Wil Wilbur / @wilburthechef
Maddie Migis / @planthunny
Maddie is a local who was born and raised in DTX. She is a lover of pets, plants, and pasta. A marketer and a foodie, Maddie is passionate about the DFW area and loves sharing food experiences with others. The camera always eats first!
Kelly Hunter / @kellyahunter
Nazy Tokleh / @nazytokleh
Nazy is a full time analyst and foodie. She has been to over 35 countries, but is still trying all of Dallas’ new and local restaurants. She hasn’t met a pasta or spicy marg she doesn’t like!
Danyel Buie / @iamdanyelbuie
Eric Swayne / @eswayne
Alyson Malan / @alysonmalan
A native born Chicagoan, Alyson has lived in Dallas for the past 10 years with her husband and two daughters. She jumps for any opportunity to travel, to experiences new foods and places. You can find her cycling on the weekends, drinking red wine, and checking off her restaurant bucket list.
Ally Wallis / @g8ter
Arash A. / @pahlavan4886
Arash shares his foodie contributions from Tarrant County.