Have you ever known a Stephan Pyles restaurant that you didn’t love? In a recent post– Which Dallas Restaurant Would you Revive?–Dishers showed lots of love for Chef Pyles’ concepts.
First we loved Routh Street. The Baby Routh, the restaurant that signaled the uber-upscale Routh Street wasn’t going to play well in the early 90s recession. Star Canyon, with its brilliant in its food, energy, and design came along in the mid-90s. I admit I didn’t quite get AquaKnox in the late ’90s but recently Chef Pyles is delighting Dallas with Stephan Pyles, Samar by Stephan Pyles, and Fuego at Stephan Pyles.
Which one is your favorite? Have you “had” them all? Tell us.8 Comments »
We love Loren Means’ Top Chef All-Stars recaps about as much as we love grilled cheese (even if it is made with an iron). Confused yet? Read on and all shall be made clear…
Episode 10, REALLY?!? By the end I had to scoop my jaw up off the floor. I am fully aware that the judging is based on each chef’s performance during each specific challenge but c’mon! When choosing whom to send home out of the bottom three, I truly believe that cumulative performance should be taken into consideration. The title is for Top Chef. The winner should be the best all-around chef. It’s like watching a game of Nine Ball. A highly skilled player can dominate, have a great run, get balls 1 through 8 in the pockets, and slip up on the 9. Then the lucky SOB up next happens to get the nine ball in and they win. It’s bollocks.
jump to keep reading the recap… Continue reading "Top Chef All-Stars Episode 10—Loren Calls Foul When the Wrong Chef Sinks the 9 Ball in the Corner Pocket"9 Comments »
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I’ve been traveling for work quite a bit lately, and I want to take my wife to dinner on Saturday night. I’d like for it to be nice, but more importantly it needs to be intimate. We need to be able to have a quiet conversation and enjoy each other’s company. Any suggestions?
Every year the Côtes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner is a major fund raising event for the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease – the single largest killer of people, male and female, in America. Last year, the Association raised over $2M from the event. This year, the event’s 20th anniversary, is scheduled for April 9th at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. In preparation for the big night, the Association held its chef announcement party last weekend. It is an indication of the advance excitement of the event. Originally planned to be held at Chamberlain’s’ Fish Market Grill, the event wash moved to The Addison Conference Centre in order to accommodate all of the attendees.
Jump for the details and the lineup of chefs for this year’s soiree. Continue reading "Côtes du Coeur Announces Chefs for This Year’s Event"1 Comment »
Yes, the cocktail that mixes tequila and orange liqueur with lime, has actually become a National Holiday. So whether you truly stop when you taste a great Margarita, or you just need a reason to celebrate, try whipping up one of these cocktails that put a spin on the classic, but promise to taste just as good…or better.
I was at Jorge’s a few weeks ago and bar manager Ignacio Cubillos created a fiery Margarita for me. Casa Noble tequila, Cointreau, fresh basil, lime, a bit of simple syrup and about 3 large jalapenos (seeds and veins removed). The whole shebang was muddled together then served over ice. The real delight in this was that there was definitely some heat, but it wasn’t over whelming, nor was it too sweet…my biggest issue with some margaritas is that they are so tart and then so sweet. This one had great flavor from the first sip to the last. Continue reading "Today is National Margarita Day!!!"