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Remembering Darryl Beeson

Many of us in and around the restaurant business have vivid stories to tell about Darryl Beeson. He was an easy going and friendly guy. Besides wine, he loved jokes. Almost every conversation started with one. Good or bad, you always laughed at Darryl’s jokes. Darryl Beeson died late yesterday after complications from a car […]

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Tonight Is the Last Night for the James Beard Dinner at Bijoux

Sometimes I need a reminder about the special dining experiences in Dallas. You fall into a habit—chalupas and bean soup at Fernando’s, fried rice at Shinsei, a chicken salad sandwich at Zoës Kitchen—and you forget about the those little jewel boxes, tucked into neighborhoods, out of the spotlight. Last night I had the good fortune […]

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“I Scuba for Scallops” Blind Tasting: Chamberlain’s Fish Market on February 2

Pick me! I am really sick today and I am not thinking clearly. However, I have started this contest and I’m going to finish it. Tuesday, FIVE lucky Dishers will get a chance to make Dallas seafood history by participating in our “I Scuba for Scallops” contest. Contestants will use their palates to see if […]

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SideDish Tasters Event: Diver Sea Scallops vs U-10 Scallops

This could be YOU! Sorry for the last minute notice but I’ve decided to organize an impromptu  SideDish Tasters Event. Some of you participated in the SDTE we held last summer for Zinsky’s. Others contributed to the Jammin’ With Wild Salmon (and wild commenters) at TJs Market in Preston Forest . I’m going to gather […]

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Bundles Gourmet in Lewisville: The Case of the Missing Post

Bundles from Bundles Gourmet in Lewisville. Long story short: Yesterday I wrote a post about Bundles Gourmet in Lewisville. A co-worker brought me some samples and people in the office seemed to like them. A bundle is a yeast roll filled with sweet and savory fillings such as spinach and feta, chicken curry, chocolate hazelnut, […]

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Popolos in Dallas to Close: Teresa Gubbins Knows an Employee

Gumshoes are not for sissies. Veteran reporter, Teresa Gubbins over at PegNews, says that Popolos will close on Saturday. Gubbins’ long experience in food journalism pays off once again. Way to go, Ace. Now I’m curious. Why would a landlord raise the rent on an established restaurant and risk losing a paying customer? Did said […]

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Cha-cha-cha-Changes: Dish Restaurant in Dallas

Some dish on Dish. I’ve heard from several frequent and upset Dish Restaurant Nightclub and Lounge (and Beyond) customers this morning. Seems they are not happy about some recent changes in the management team of the Dish, the creation of “Dallas restaurateur and nightclub guru” Tim “obar, LIFT, Dragonfly” McEneny and partner Doug “Beyond the […]

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Get Your Gumbo On at Rex’s Seafood Market This Sunday

Got a winning gumbo recipe stashed away somewhere? It’s time to bring it out. Rex’s Seafood Market is hosting it’s second annual Gumbo Challenge this Sunday (Jan 31). If you want to participate, you have to call Rex’s and tell them what kind of gumbo you’re making. On the day of the challenge, you bring […]

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Matthew Antonovich Plans His “Back With a Little Bangkok” Comeback

Michael Hiller has an update on chef Matthew “Sipango” Antonovich’s new venture, Tie Restaurant and Social Club. Short story: Matt is going to open a 12,000-square-foot space in a “perfect location” that “can support a 5 million dollar restaurant with local support that can be busy 7 nights a week.” The overall concept is a […]

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