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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Blythe Beck Resigns From Central 214

Awaiting official confirmation, but my inside source says The Naughty Chef, Blythe Beck, is leaving Central 214 to do some sort of naughty themed bus tour. UPITTY DATE: Beck is still in the kitchen until the end of September. UPITTY UPDATE: ” Wow! You work fast lady!! Yes I have resigned from Central 214,” Beck […]

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Cooking Channel’s Frozen Treat Truck Handing Out Free Kaurina’s Kulfi at Dallas Farmers’ Market on Sept. 11

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tasted kulfi, the ice cream of the Indian subcontinent made with only pure cooked milk, cane sugar, and natural flavors. It’s decadent; it’s intense; it’s lower in calories, sugar, and fat than similar ice creams.  Sold yet? If you’re still unsure, swing by the Dallas Farmers Market between 10:30 […]

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Lab-Grown Meat? Less Sci-Fi and Far More Relevant to the Texas Economy Than You Might Imagine

I listen to a lot of public radio. A couple months ago, my home girl Terri Gross broadcast an interview on Fresh Air that focused on the logistical and ethical questions at play regarding growing meat from stem cells in a laboratory setting. Before you jump to conclusions about real vs. lab-created meat, science writer […]

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John Tesar’s Hater’s Party Turns Into a Love-In

I snuck in to John Tesar’s Hater’s Party last night. My friend Laura and I arrived early and watched them set up. Tesar was running around organizing the seating and the free booze and tacos in the Camanera Tequila truck parked outside the restaurant. By the time we left (7:30PM), there were about 40 people […]

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Cool Off With Adult Popsicles

Last Thursday, The Park and Stanley Korshak held a fashion show in Korshak’s courtyard. Within seconds of getting out of my car, I was a sweaty mess. Yet, none of the beautiful people around me seemed to be having issues with the heat. Why is this? I wondered. Then a server walked by with a […]

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Fasten Your Seatbelts; Brownstone Exec Chef Casey Thompson Has Teamed Up with Sam’s Club

In the most out-of-left-field news of the morning, it seems that Top Chef contender, former Shinsei execu-chef, and current execu-chef at Brownstone,  Casey Thomspon (Brownstone), has actually joined forces with Sam’s Club to (as the press release says) “provide restaurant-quality, simply delicious mealtime solutions.” I could rewrite the release for you here, but it reads […]

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Stormont Williams Fish Processing in Pictures

OK, it’s no secret that we’re really impressed with Joe Martin and Johnny Koons,  the two Highland Park buddies who moved from Dallas to Alaska to found Stormont Williams Fish Co. We were so impressed with their story, in fact, that we devoted several magazine pages to them this month. Today on Facebook, the duo […]

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Week Two: 2011 KRLD Restaurant Week Server of the Week is Connie Frances Forbin of The French Room

Thanks to all who took the time to recognize their server this week during KRLD Restaurant Week. This week I’m happy to see Connie Frances Forbin rise to the top. No surprise, Connie has been at The French Room for at least 20 years. She is charming, warm, and professional. Connie received several votes but […]

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Lightcatcher Winery in Fort Worth Hosts I Love Lucy Grape Stomping Party

Our gal on the street, Julissa Treviño, attended Lightcatcher Winery’s Lucy Dance grape crushing party over the weekends. Behold her report: Crowds of people—most of them in peasant skirts, peasant tops, and bandanas—lined up outside LightCatcher Winery in Fort Worth on Saturday at noon, waiting for their turn to participate in what the winery calls […]

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Update on Trader Joe’s in Dallas

Leave it to Teresa “Gumshoe” Gubbins to find a snitch in Trader Joe’s camp. Since the grocery chain announced they were planning locations in Dallas last May, they have been quite secretive about their locations. According to TG, you can rule out the former location on Greenville Ave. Her Deep Throat coughs up three possible […]

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