Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Is Al Biernat Selling Out?

This morning I received yet another email from a secret source with insider information about a big sale in progress. The restaurant? Al Biernat’s. The buyer? A group led by long-time restaurateur Phil Cobb. “I’m so glad you called,” says Al.  “Please kill this rumor for me. I’m only 55 and have a ten-year lease.” […]

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“Playing” With Matt McAllister Will Send You Into a Delightful Food Coma

Last night Chef Matt McCallister took over part of the kitchen at his buddy, Abraham Salum’s, restaurant Salum to create a decadent, inspired and incredibly playful dinner for 12 lucky diners.  Chef Abraham had originally intended to cook beside Chef Matt, but his ever buzzing Komali next door kept him busy most of the night, […]

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Malai Thai Vietnamese Kitchen is Open in West Village

The former Tom Tom Noodle house has never looked better. No doubt the food will taste better. Opening today is Malai Thai Vietnamese Kitchen, a restaurant inspired by co-owner Braden Wages’ culinary travels through Southeast Asia. Cocktails were designed by the peripatetic mixologist Jason Kosmas.  The menu of co-owners Braden and Yasmin Wages’ kitchen and […]

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Former Craft Dallas Chef Jeff Harris to Open RedFork Tavern in April

This just in from former Craft Dallas chef de cuisine, Jeff Harris. Alongside Harris is chef Matt Balke, former sous chef at York Street Chef Jeff Harris, the highly acclaimed former chef de cuisine of craft |Dallas, andteam, are excited to announce the opening of their new restaurant, RedFork Tavern. RedFork plans to open its […]

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Spokesman for Heart Attack Grill is Dead at 29

The other day we talked about the Heart Attack Grill. Currently their are plans for the Arizona-based burger joint to open near the West End.The menu promotes huge portions, greasy burgers, and fries cooked in lard. This morning comes news that Blair River, the 575-pound spokesman for the blossoming chain, died yesterday from pneumonia after […]

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