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Whether you like to cook or just like to eat, joining the Twitter craze will give you a direct route into the “foodieverse” where you can get up close and personal with everyone from celebrity chefs and food bloggers to others who share the same passion for good eats. With 500 million users and growing, Twitter has become the premier networking tool for spreading and sharing timely updates on everything including what’s hot and what’s not. So if you’re ready to check out the local foodie scene, log into the twittersphere and check out some of these picks for big twits that are fast becoming DFW foodie hits.

Twitter is a form of text messaging on the Internet. Each message is known as a tweet and can be no more than 140 characters long. Twitter accounts are free and simple to set up. Finding and following someone on Twitter is accomplished by selecting the Twitter bird button on websites you like or by searching a specific name or keyword on Twitter. Another good way to find interesting twitter accounts is by looking at who others follow. You can reply, retweet or even tweet to others who might be interested in following you. Many tweets have links to photos, coupons and websites using shortened URLs, while others are simply little bursts of conversation.

Side Dish – D Magazine
@DSideDishIf you want to keep up with Dallas’ dining scene, Side Dish is one of the best places for foodie information on who, where and what’s going on in the city. If you join the 6,800 twitter followers, then you will have access to hourly updates on everything from daily food deals and restaurant news to recipes and libations of the season.
TM Food – Texas Monthly Magazine
@TMfoodTexas Monthly magazine’s food section is the perfect resource for finding recipes, restaurants and obscure foodie tips around the state. So it’s no wonder that its 8,800 twitter followers anxiously await daily tweets covering everything from cooking show casting calls, Texas wine reviews and recipes to opportunities for hanging out with famous chefs in virtual cooking demos on the Zagat Google+ page.
DFW Food Truck Foodie
@dfwtruckfoodieFood truck dining is the hottest trend around the country and fortunately for Dallas-Fort Worth truckies, city ordinances have finally been amended, allowing these gourmet wagons to roll on down the road. DFW Food Truck Foodie offers one of the most comprehensive lists of food truck reviews, events and listings of trucks operating around the metroplex. Through Food Truck Foodie, you can follow tweets throughout the day about who’s where and what’s on the menu, or subscribe to your favorite trucks so you don’t miss out on any of the action.
Eats Beat – Bud Kennedy
@eatsbeatBud is always busy eating out and writing about it for the Star-Telegram and a variety of other publications. But if you follow Bud’s timely tweets, you will not only find out about some good eats, but you will also be in on the latest food events, food deals and foodie freebies up for grabs.
Dallas Foodie – Danielle Glick
@Dallas_FoodieWith over 3,000 followers, Dallas Foodie is the number one food-spotting source in the area. This account tweets photos of beautiful food, luscious drinks, great food deals, interesting food events and engages in lots of fun food conversations.
Dallas Food Nerd
@DallasFoodNerdWhen you have a bunch of food nerds coming together, nothing but good ideas can come from it. Twitter followers get some of the best information on food happenings around town including restaurant news, recipes, free food finds and the scoop on great food and drink events.
Chef Tiffany Derry – Private Social
@mastercheftdThese days, it’s not enough for chefs to be on Facebook or TV. Their public enjoys interaction, staying informed about what’s happening in the kitchen and what’s on the menu. This “Top Chef” alumni and restaurateur figured that out early in the game and has the largest twitter following among the Dallas-area chefs with almost 10,000 people waiting for her recommendations, announcements and Oprah quotes of the day.Related: Best Eats After 2 A.M. In Dallas

Chef Tim Love – Lonesome Dove, Love Shack and Woodshed Smokehouse
@cheftimloveWith a personality as grand as his western cuisine, Fort Worth’s celebrity chef Tim Love has over 12,000 loyal fans following his daily tweets about everything from food specials at his restaurants and cookbook recommendations to his guest appearances on various TV shows.
Fort Worth Foodie – Crystal Willars Vastine
@FortWorthFoodieWhile the Fort Worth dining scene seems to take a back seat to its Big D sibling, if you join the 5,700 twitter followers of the Fort Worth Foodie you might realize that Fort Worth can stand on its own culinary feet quite well. Follow Crystal’s timely tweets and you’ll wind up at plenty of fun foodie events and restaurants about town. Plus there’s some scrumptious recipes posted along the way.
Whole Foods Market
@WholeFoodsDFWWhat better place is there to go for foodie information including updates on what’s fresh, recipes, how-to instructions, events and freebies, than from one of the best food sources on the planet? With over 2,742,000 followers, Whole Foods is as big of a twit as Leonardo DiCaprio with daily tweets emanating from every store – covering all you’ve ever wanted to know about food, wine, beer and more.Related: Best Bistros In The Dallas Area

With a passion for adventure, Ilene Jacobs has spent 25 years traveling around the globe. A native of Dallas,Texas, she has also lived in Europe studying and working in marketing and tourism. Ilene is constantly researching interesting places to visit and enjoys sharing her findings with her readers. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.