Dallas Chef Pal Steven Doyle Quits Dallas Observer

Steven “Dallas Dude” Doyle stunned the foodie world today by posting this shocking news on his FB page:

I resigned from The Dallas Observer and now full time at the Critic’s Guide that will premiere Monday morning.

The Critic’s Guide is the brainchild of Dave Faries, another dude who quit the Observer. Faries and Doyle will be joined by Mark Stuertz, yet another dude who quit the Observer. Why didn’t Dave just call it Food By Dudes? Critic’s Guide debuts  on Monday. I  FREAKIN’ CAN’T WAIT.

Les deets.



Dave Faries Launches Critic’s Guide Next Week


October 14, 2010

Dallas, Texas – Noted food writer and critic Dave Faries, formerly of The Dallas Observer and Prague Post introduce Critic’s Guide; an exciting new online magazine covering the Dallas-Fort Worth dining scene.  Critic’s Guide is set to debut the week of October 18 at www.criticsguide.com.

Featuring four professional restaurant reviews by Faries and James Beard award-winning writer Mark Stuertz each week, Critic’s Guide also showcases local chefs, cocktail culture, dining trends, wines, vegetarian restaurants, cigars and more. In addition, visitors to the online magazine will find a searchable guide to recommended establishments and a useful events calendar.

Amongst the restaurants slated for review next week are The Green Room and Stephan Pyles’ new multi-course extravaganza Fuego.

With more than 20 years’ experience in journalism including TV and radio, Faries spent seven years writing for the Dallas Observer and three years in Europe.  Additionally, Faries served on the panel naming the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and edited several restaurant guides. He has also produced PBS documentary features for the series Outdoor Pennsylvania and the nationally distributed full-length documentary The Vanishing Civil War.

Mark Stuertz earned a James Beard Award for his food writing with the Dallas Observer. With a career that began two decades ago as a distinguished wine and food writer in San Francisco, Stuertz has most recently contributed to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

”Critic’s Guide is a magazine solely focused on dining and nightlife.  We hope to be a comprehensive source information and fun for those interested in food, wine, special events,” says Faries. “We will have several recognized contributors including Steven Doyle, Brad Cameron of the popular blog Dallas Vegan.”

For more information go to www.criticsguide.com, call 214-609-2045 or follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dallas-TX/Critics-Guide/115634368491156 and Twitter @CriticsGuideDFW.


  • JonnyDallas


    I would like to compliment you on your use of, and choice of colors.



  • a fan

    I enjoy what Steven does. He is not a hard core critic but interesting and a breath of fresh air. He would have been a good addition to Sidedish line up.

  • Carolyn

    I want to hear more about him, love reading his things.

  • Andy Williams

    What an incredible line up of talent!

  • Amy S

    No chicks?

  • HR

    Faries “quit” the Observer?

  • What fun!!

  • Matt Snelling

    Met Mr. Doyle at a charity dinner last week and I am very excited about this new guide. He seems knowledgable and he was willing to answer our restaurant questions. I was a fan of Mark Stuertz.