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Newest Culinary Vision to Hit New York: Neurogastronomy

­­­­­­­­­­­ When Ferran Adrià closes El Bulli on July 31, culinary connoisseurs across the globe will mourn its death.  But they won’t  feel bad for long. Dr. Miguel Sánchez Romera, a Spanish neurologist and chef has a cure. In June, he will leave L’Esguard, outside Barcelona, to make his debut in the “kitchen” at Romera in […]

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Badovinus Tussles With Tesar at The Commissary: The Police Report

I have a copy of the police report that states one of The Commissary’s employees received minor injuries from a punch thrown by Nick Badonvinus’ companion and chef Jeff Bekavac (Neighborhood Services Tavern). Here is the summary of the police report: (RP=reporting party. Comp=complainant. R0=responding officer. Susp1=Badovinus. Susp2=Bekavac.) ON 5/25/11 AT 2255 HRS, RO’S RESPONDED […]

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CityArts Festival’s Culinary Showcase Starts Tonight at 6:30 at Fair Park

This year’s Culinary Showcase opens at 6:30 tonight at Fair Park with the following schedule of events. The festivities continue throughout the weekend, so map out some time to sample spirits, cheeses, and Ninny’s Salad with chef David F. Holben of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, chef/owner Janice Provost of Parigi, executive chef Jim […]

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Weekend Reading: How Dallas Restaurateur Michael Costa Keeps Screwing Restaurants

Remember the saga of Las Colinas Prime? It’s a sordid tale of TABC raids, bounced paychecks, and unpaid vendors. At the time, Michael Costa and his Rainmaker Consulting Group were working with LCP owner Bill McCrorey to get the business on track. If you need to catch up on the trail go here, here, here, […]

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The Widowmaker Happy Hour: Beer & Bacon at Mextopia.

If you haven’t heard yet, Richard Avila’s Mextopia on Lower Greenville is starting a new Beer & Bacon Happy Hour on Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 pm. That’s right, not dry old popcorn, not dusty peanuts—glistening strips of bacon. I’m picturing communal plates on the bar, but for all I know they could […]

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Buzzbrews Coming to Deep Ellum. So long, Cowboy Chow.

Word on the street is that the Deep Ellum/Commerce St. location of Cowboy Chow is being taken over by D’s Best Breakfast favorite, Buzzbrews. In fact, this weekend is the Chow’s last one in that location. Look for Buzzbrews to start slinging their hash to downtown brunchers, the 2 am Adair’s crowd, and hungover hipsters […]

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Brews News: Surefire Hit or Satan in a Sunday Hat? You Be the Judge.

It was bound to happen. Williams Sonoma, aka the folks who brought “keeping up with the Joneses” to the kitchen, has entered the world of mail-order homebrew (except they call it “artisanal beer,” natch). Check it out: With their apartment-friendly beer-making kits, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand of the Brooklyn Brew Shop make it easy […]

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Ate it for $8: Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen in Carrollton

Our cheap eats correspondent Kristy Alpert has been scouring Dallas for some great tasting deals. Today she finds a deal, but feels her $8 could have been spent better elsewhere. Here’s Kristy: For my $8 lunch this week I headed out to Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen in Carrollton. I’d heard rave reviews about the Reuben, but […]

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What to Drink Now: Memorial Day Cocktails

If you are grilling, chilling and looking forward to a long weekend of good food, great cocktails and good weather (please…good weather) but need some inspiration for your barbecue drinks try one of these.  Some options were sent for editorial consideration, all are good. Deep Eddy Tea A favorite Texas spirit and go to cocktail that […]

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