New Owners of Bob’s Steak and Chop House Can Legally Call it Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Once upon a time, Bob Sambol’s partner was Bill Lenox. Together they built a powerhouse of a restaurant on Lemmon Avenue. Bill and Bob continued their excellent adventure and planted locations in Denver, Plano, and San Francisco. Then Bob and Bill parted ways. For a while, Bill teamed up with Steve (Cool River, Bob’s Grapevine) […]

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Dave Faries Picks the Best Restaurateurs in Dallas

Best Restaurateurs. Oh no, now I’ve got to make one too. (Bob Sambol? I like Bob but he owns one restaurant.) UPDATE: Okay, I’ve thought about the above list a little bit more and I really have to question Dave Faries’ pick of Bob Sambol as a restaurateur of the decade. What about entrepreneurial spirits […]

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Kelly Hightower Will Turn Kavala Into Nova: Tapas for Bikers

Josh Hixson over at People “Who Need People” Newspapers just sauntered up to me and said, “Hey, Kelly Hightower is turning Kavala into a place called Nova.” “Dude,” (word of the day) said I. “Send me the deets.” Hear him roar. Kelly Hightower said Monday Kavala will be re-conceptualized as an international tapas-style bar called […]

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Things I Overheard Over the Weekend

Moving the Four Seasons European-style market in Garland indoors was a bust for several vendors. “The building was too far away from the action,” said one vendor who threatened my dog’s life if I revealed his/her name. “The food people did okay, but there were some unhappy sellers.” I guess Dallas is not indoor European-style, […]

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Nick Badovinus to Open One, No Make That Two Neighborhood Services’ Locations in Dallas

This year has been horrific for many local restaurants, but 2009 has been very, very good to Neighborhood Services. “I am so tired of saying no to my customers,” said Neighborhood Services owner/chef Nick Badovinus. “I will be so happy to now say yes.” For the last 16 months, Badovinus’ 90-seat restaurant on West Lovers […]

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Why Do We Celebrate With Steak?

Why does one bite of steak close a business deal or encourage sex? I dropped by Ocean Prime last night. The place was packed. The mood was festive and celebratory. Over a dry-aged rib-eye and blackened snapper, we attempted to answer the question of why people in Dallas pick fancy steak houses to celebrate a […]

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Savor Dallas Website Has Cooking Demos by Dallas Chefs

Want a few free cooking classes? The Savor Dallas site has some good ones. Watch Lavendou owner Pascal Cayet demonstrate the fine art of making a beef tenderloin with black peppercorn and mushroom sauce. Groovy music warning: Put on your earplugs, put on your eyeshades, you know where to put the cork. BTW:“The 6th annual […]

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Looking for Something to do on New Year’s Eve?

This picture– “06 New Year’s Eve on the Balcony” — was stolen from the Internet. I’m not much of a party girl when it comes to going out on New Year’s Eve. I prefer spontaneous drinking over premeditated over-consumption of alcohol(Warning: graphic animal behavior). The last time I had an official date lined up for […]

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