George Catering in Dallas Presents a Seasonality Spinwheel

George and Katie Brown of GEORGE Catering are celebrating their 11th year in business by focusing their culinary attention to seasonality. When they aren’t driving their triplets to karate lessons, they devote time to their catering business and fundraising events for causes close to their hearts (see one below). Somewhat frustrated by clients asking for […]

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SideDish Supper Club in Dallas is Gearing Up

The next SideDish Supper Club is in the works and it’s going to be a doozy! And I’m not talking about the sandwich! Space will be limited. The price will be low. And the fun, well, will be priceless. If you haven’t already signed up to receive the first e-mail announcement of the event, please […]

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Special Report: Urban Crust in Plano’s Tour of Spain Dinner

Wherever there is wine, there is Andrew Chalk. A couple of weeks ago we went into deepest East Dallas to visit Jimmy’s Food Store for a wine tasting. This week we headed north to Plano where we attended a “Tour of Spain” at Urban Crust. We arrived about 15 minutes after the appointed starting time […]

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It’s Hanna Raskin Day on SideDish! Share the Love!

Last week we loved, loved, loved on Teresa “Gumshoe” Gubbins. She’s a hell of a reporter and can bake a mean rhubarb muffin. She mows her own lawn and she swears a lot. She’s old Dallas. Hanna has loaded up a truck and moved to Dallas. Today, we welcome a new restaurant reviewer to Dallas, […]

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Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten and Kyle Kosier Hang at Lonesome Dove in Fort Worth

Dallas Cowboy Kyle Kosier, Chef Tim Love, Belvedere Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology Claire Smith and Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten. FOOD & WINE and Belvedere teamed up for an event in Ft. Worth, Texas, as a third in a series of “Curators of Taste” dinners. Last night, F&W’s restaurant editor Kate Krader and chef […]

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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

Dallas Farmers Market. Hit the DFM every Saturday through October for ‘Chef at the Market’ Cooking Demonstrations series.  The outdoor cooking demonstrations will be on the Pearl Plaza and will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Jump for the line-up of talent. Mockingbird Station Market. Today! Peaches and blackberries! Lightsley Farms will be […]

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Restaurant Review (Sorta): Maggiano’s

Last week, Andrew Chalk interviewed Ted Allen. The dynamic duo met at Maggiano’s. Blasphemy! A chain restaurant and not one of Dallas’ finest to parade before the famous man from the Food Network? However, after one meal at Maggiano’s, it sounds like Andrew has been born again. Listen. Ted Allen, ardent foodie, began his remarks […]

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More Details on First In-N-Out Burger in Dallas

Meet my newest best friend, Nancy Luna. She is the Fast Food Maven for the Orange County Register. She learned about the first In-N-Out location in Texas right here on SideDish. She speaks: I’ve been waiting more than a year, I think, for them to confirm Texas plans.Great scoop. I talked to the chain today. […]

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Hot Links in Dallas

Over on Eatsblog, Christopher Wynn scoops the foodie world with deets on Vijay Sadhu’s latest venture. Love it. Old Gumshoe Gubbins over at PegNews has a nice story about the new restaurant going into the old Lola space. This week, I ate three types of casseroles. Over on Eatsblog, Leslie Brenner makes one. Delicious. Kim […]

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Fearing’s Restaurant in Dallas Unveils iPhone App

No they aren’t serving iPhones as appetizers, Fearing’s is offering an application for your iPhone. Here’s the poop: Featuring full text and imagery of the restaurant, the new application is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It also can be forwarded as a link to user contacts via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. Exclusive […]

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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Café Pacific Out of Highland Park Village?

The multi-tasking Gina Miller. Yesterday my favorite sports chick, Gina Miller, twittered this tweet: “another legend leaving: cafe pacific is losing lease @ highland park village & the mercury is going in its spot. major bummer.” I called Café Pacific owner Jack Knox. Dang, no answer. So I called the Pope of Highland Park Village, […]

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Tristan Simon and Julian Barsotti Team Up for New Italian Deli Concept: SimonBarsotti in Dallas

Tristan (Consilient Restaurants) Simon and Julian (Nonna) Barsotti have formed a partnership and will open SimonBarsotti, a “modern interpretation of an Italian deli.”  SimonBarsotti will focus will be on artisan sandwiches (hot and cold) made panini-style or in a wood fire oven. They will be open for breakfast, lunch, and “drive home” which translates into […]

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Restaurant Review: Ristorante Nicola in Dallas

The June issue of D Magazine is out and in it you will find a review of Ristorante Nicola. Other reviewers in Dallas liked the restaurant more than I did. The food is an upscale version of what I call Highland Park Italian. However, the people-watching at Ristorante Nicola, near Preston Center, may be the […]

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48 Nights Recap: Nonna in the House

This recap from last week’s 48 Nights dinner is a little late. Okay. Really late. I couldn’t find my photos. Lost the menu. Got a little busy. Life happens. But here it is at long last. If you’re not familiar with 48 Night’s concept, each week acclaimed local chefs donate their time and talent to […]

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In-N-Out Burger Comes to Dallas: Details Developing

I reached Maxwell Fisher, the city of Garland employee who worked with the developer of the soon-to-open In-N-Out Burger at Firewheel Town Center in Garland. When he answered his phone, I asked him if he was  at the prospect of working on such a grand project. “Aren’t you excited?” I asked. “I don’t know, I’m […]

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