Ricardo Avila’s Mextopia is Almost Ready to Open in Dallas

They are putting on the finishing touches of Ricardo Avila’s Mextopia (2104 Greenville Ave.214-824-9400). Scheduled opening date is April 9. Anyone been back to the former location. In case you missed the story on the Mexican revolution that took place last month in this restaurant, you can catch up here. Here. And here.

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Chef Kelly Hightower’s Cuisine to Highlight Nova Menu

Ever heard of Kessler X+? Neither has Todd Johnson, D’s art director and knower of all things Oak Cliff. Anywhoo, it is minor news to a major-ish announcement: “The first gastro-pub in the burgeoning Kessler X+ area, Nova will spotlight the cuisine of Dallas native Kelly Hightower, formerly of Hatties, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, […]

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Shinsei Chef Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Dallas

Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara, the handsome master sushi chef at Shinsei, suffered serious head injuries after a motorcycle accident late Sunday night in Lakewood. “It happened about 10 p.m.,” says Shinsei co-owner Tracy Moore Rathbun. “The doctors said he was so lucky. He is responding to the surgery really well.” Sugawara was found by a passing […]

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Sushi Rock in Plano Presents Thai Food from Issan Region on Saturday Nights

A loyal Disher just emerged from his fox whole to report this: Sushi Rock in Plano is now offering traditional (not Americanized) Isaan food Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am. They will continue offering sushi and their full menu until 2:00 as well. Thai musicians will perform live during this time also. Well, […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: 48 Nights @ Sylvan Thirty in Dallas

This gal e-mails me every Tuesday morning.  She, oh let’s call her SYBIL, is crazy to find out who the chef of the week is/was  at 48 Nights @ Sylvan Thirty. In case you’ve been on a morphine drip for the last couple of months and watching endless reruns of “24″, you know all about […]

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Matthew Antonovich, Matthew Antonovich? Where are You? Louisville, Kentucky!

Good lord have mercy on my wicked soul. Chef Matthew “Fingers of TIE Flurry” Antonovich blew back into Dallas a few months ago with a long load of bull. In particular, a stream of wordy releases boasting his 12,000-square-foot Thai Steakhouse and club located “just a drive by the Arts, the American Airlines Event Center, […]

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Outstanding in the Field is Headed to FM 1410 in Dallas

Hurry, these tickets will go fast! The roving culinary adventure, Outstanding in the Field, will set up their community table in Dallas at Tom Spicer’s FM 1410. I hear Sharon Hage is going to cook, but that hasn’t been confirmed. The “restaurant without walls” concept is about as farm-to-table hip and chic as you can […]

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John Tesar Joins DRG Concepts in Dallas as a “Corporate Culinary Leader”

John Tesar has a new boss. Huh? What? Hello, John? WTF is a corporate culinary leader? Is that like the chef’s version of a Boy Scout troop leader? Oh wait, here comes the news: DRG Concepts, owner of Dallas Fish Market, Dallas Chop House, Go Fish Ocean Club, and Fish Express, has hired John Tesar […]

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Mark Your Calendar: Asian Heritage Festival in Plano

Plano’s seventh-annual Asian Heritage Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 1 at Haggard Park. The festivities include “a wide variety of multiculturalism, live music, family events, exhibits, and plenty of great food for festival goers. An array of Asian countries and various ethnic Asian groups will be represented at the festival, providing education and entertainment […]

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Chef Point Cafe in Watauga Protests Proposed New York Salt Ban

Good heavens, the government is certainly stirring up the culinary world. On March 5, New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, introduced legislation to ban the use of salt in restaurants. The bill states in part: “No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of […]

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