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Avner Samuel to Close Aurora in Dallas on July 31

In 2003 Avner Samuel and his wife Celeste opened Aurora, their opulent eatery on Oaklawn in 2003, and a lot of people thought they were nuts. Well, they may be nuts, but they are Dallas nuts in a good way and I, for one, am happy that Avner has always been a chef to push […]

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Dallas Chop House in Dallas: DRG Makes a Formal Announcement and Chef Kenny Mills Tells His Side of the Story

As noted below, Chef Kenny Mills is no longer with Dallas Chop House. He wasn’t fired. It’s a complicated story—and we all know there are always at least four sides to every story–but today, I’ll present two: DRG Concepts and chef Kenny Mills. From DRG Headquarters Kenny Mills is no longer Executive Chef at Dallas […]

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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

From the copy and paste press release department. Decanter Restaurant and Wine Lounge. New restaurant to open (Sept.?) in the old Café Madrid space in Oak Cliff. Cheffed by Tony Gardizi. The press release is below. Next. Dirty Dozen Cooking Class at Abacus. These go fast. You’ll find the class schedule below. Go. Sign up […]

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Dining Quote of the Week

Marina O’Loughlin is a dining blogger for The Guardian in the U.K. This morning she posts a hilarious look at eating at chef’s tables and meeting celebrity chefs. On chef’s tables she writes: “Sitting in the middle of frantic, sweaty activity while calmly stuffing your face? I seriously can’t imagine anything worse. You’re regarding the […]

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Tom Spicer’s FM 1410 Inventory Update

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a hungry Dallasite. All of our local food markets are filling with fresh, ripe produce and we have bountiful months ahead. It’s also wonderful to have a quirky forager like Tom Spicer in our city. His dedication to sourcing ingredients borders on insane and I […]

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Wimbledon Tennis Update: John Isner Wins Epic Match

John Isner has won! (70-68 in 5th set) The 25-year old American just completed an epic tennis match at Wimbledon. Longest tennis match in history. Sorry, Nicolas Mahut. Five match points. (11 hours and five minutes!) Crazy good stuff! Umpire admits he didn’t pee for 7 hours and 25 minutes. He is getting an award. […]

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Update: The Mysterious Disappearance of Jose ‘Pepe’ Ayala, Manager of Javier’s in Dallas

Jose “Pepe” Ayala, the popular manager of Javier’s in Dallas disappeared on April 20, 2010. I didn’t know about it until May 3rd when I read this post on The Advocate. I relayed the information to SideDish readers.  After a week or so, I started searching news outlets for  updates. I found nothing except a […]

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Mockingbird Station Market in Dallas is Today

This evening from 4:00 to 7:00pm show up at Mockingbird Station for their weekly market. Here are just a few of the products available today. The press release says: Granola, fresh blueberries, pastured meats, eggs and cheese. Try Grapevine Grains’ signature granolas on your ice cream — refreshingly natural on these 100-degree days.  Or top of your ice cream […]

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