Chocolaty Dallas food blog makes list of finalists for national awards
A Dallas food blog has made the cut as a finalist for the annual food blog awards hosted by Saveur magazine, recognizing food content from around the world and across the web. The blog, DallasFood.org, has been nominated for a Food & Culture Award for "the best single piece of food writing and cultural commentary."
In December 2015, DallasFood.org published a four-part series on Mast Brothers chocolate, the Brooklyn-based company by bearded brothers Rick and Michael Mast. The series questioned the brothers' claim that they'd always made their own chocolate since their launch in 2007.
The DallasFood.org series made international news, with coverage from Grub Street to NPR to New York Times to Vanity Fair.
This is Saveur's 7th annual blog awards, and it drew 30,000 nominations — down considerably from the 50,000 nominations submitted in 2015. This year's 13 categories include best food Instagram, best how-to, best drinks, best food photography, and best style and design. There are two winners in each category: editors' choice and readers' choice.
Members of the public can vote for their favorites once a day, which means that Dallasites can give it their all and achieve (more) fame and glory for a hometown blog. Votes can be cast here.
The magazine will announce the winners at a special event in New York at the end of September.
DallasFood.org previously made national news in 2006 with an expose of Plano chocolate company Noka, and in 2011, it did a 35-part series on gianduia.