I’ve had many emails this afternoon asking me what is going on over at Critic’s Guide. You get “page not available” when you try to open the page. I texted Dave Faries who texted back “server issues. not that big a deal.”5 Comments »
Lisa Garza will debut her new line of fancy aprons in the HOME department at Neiman Marcus Northpark. She will also cater a kick-off soiree on April 13 from 6-8:00pm. “I’m serving green tea tipsy Arnold Palmers, smoked salmon profiteroles, curry deviled eggs with Tobiko caviar, mushroom duxelles, truffle tarts, and French macaroons,” Garza said. “Neiman’s is going to have my apron collection on display for 10 days.” Aprons will be available for purchase. Garza plans to launch a line of table linens in the fall.
Dee Lincoln is set to open her first freestanding location of Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar at Rosewood Court in May. You may have sampled some of Dee’s wine bubbly at her tasting room at Cowboy’s Stadium. She’s consulting with chef Blaine Staniford of Grace in Fort Worth. Full release, and it’s full, below. Continue reading "Chicks in the Food News: Liza Garza and Dee Lincoln"6 Comments »
Just found this plea in the comments section. Since it’s going to be such a gorgeous weekend, I thought I’d pull it out and let you guys make suggestions.
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I need a good patio for a few drinks and appetizers.. Something laid back!! Ideas please!
It was packed at Milestone Culinary Arts Center last night for the Second Annual Savor Mexico. The celebration raises money for the Greenville Avenue Business Association Scholarship Fund which provides funds for area high school students to use for college. Attendees dined on food authentic to the region of Guanajuato cooked by students from that area who had won a competition to present their food at the event.
Jump for the juicy details, pictures, and video. Continue reading "Dallas Report: Savor Mexico 2011"2 Comments »
New M Crowd CEO Michael Cox is already classing up the M Crowd. Today comes word the company behind MiCocina, Taco Diner, and The Mercury has hired Mathew Dunn to be the team’s Director of Culinary Operations. Dunn, a veteran Dallas chef, has done time at Stephen Pyles, Central Market, Consilient Restaurants, and Brinker International. Perhaps Dunn’s hiring will allow The Mercury’s top chef Chris Ward to take a day off every once in a while. Or maybe there is a new concept in the works. I left my crystal ball at home. Full press release below. Continue reading "M Crowd Restaurant Group Hires Mathew Dunn"4 Comments »
Oak Cliff resident and D Magazine creative director Todd Johnson files his take on Oddfellow’s in Bishop Arts.
Bright and airy with its farmhouse-chic good looks, this new Bishop Arts cafe is a snapshot of North Oak Cliff’s shifting sociological landscape. It’s a place where pageboy-cap-wearing hipsters in skinny jeans sit alongside OC veterans in irony-free cardigans and sensible shoes. As the restaurant’s menu proudly boasts, Oddfellows does serve “food for all.” And tasty food at that. Founded by Matt Spillers (Eno’s Pizza Tavern), Scott Griggs (Fort Worth Avenue Development), Jason Roberts (Go Oak Cliff), and a host of OC community leaders, Oddfellows serves a comfy mix of breakfast and lunch staples. (As of press time, dinner service was scheduled to begin in April.) Though it stumbled out of the gate, the restaurant has found its footing in recent weeks. Breakfast is the cafe’s best meal, serving some of Dallas’ finest pancakes: thick cake-like centers with delightfully crisp edges. Other winners included the tortilla de papas (a Spanish-style omelet, skillet baked with potatoes), an open-faced fried egg sandwich with shaved ham and mozzarella, and a side of fried green tomatoes. Yes, fried green tomatoes for breakfast. What a great idea. Those wonderfully crisp, tart tomatoes can also be found on Oddfellows’ lunch menu in the form of a sandwich layered with avocado, bacon, and sprouts. It makes for a memorable meal, as do the frisée, bacon, and root vegetable salad and the pressed portobella sandwich with tzatziki and olives. Click for the finish.
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched the last night’s show you better go elsewhere. This report by Loren Means.
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And the winner is…. Richard Blais! Phew. Now I don’t have to go into a tail spin about why I don’t think Mike Isabella should have won. I spent the entire, not-so-exciting episode, stressing about who would take the title. I didn’t realize until the very end that my entire body had been tense for about an hour. I’m not sure how I got so personally involved. I’m not up for $200,000, a spread in Food & Wine Magazine, and a showcase at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. I am not an All-Star Cheftestant that has strenuously competed for several weeks in a brutal competition. In fact, I am not a Chef at all. Although, I do make a mean baked ziti. But I did care. A lot. Especially after Richard’s heartbreaking explanation on why he deserved the title. Someone give that guy a hug already! Mike’s explanation of how he quit his job and missed his honeymoon did nothing to move or inspire me. How does one “miss” a honeymoon exactly? Isn’t it just postponed? I highly doubt his wife took off to Tahiti alone with a note to Mike -“sorry you missed it.” Maybe I’m just being mean now. Continue reading "Final Episode: Top Chef All-Stars"
Hey, Dishers. Where did you eat this week? Did you find something fabulous? Did you find something foul? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your latest restaurant experiences. Here’s what you reported last week.21 Comments »