Special Report: Randy Potts and Chef Chad Houser Take a Taste of Texas to Lebanon

Last March, Chad Houser (co-chef and co-owner of Parigi) and his friend, Randy Potts, traveled to Lebanon. Their goal was to meet Kamal Mouzawak, a Lebanese chef and restaurant owner. Mouzawak operates Tawlet, a unique restaurant in Beirut that rotates talented cooks who prepare food the only way they know how: buying local. This culinary […]

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It Is Wild Game Week at Mignon in Plano

When a restaurant has something worth shouting about it hosts a dinner for the media. Mignon realized that they had something worth screaming to the ceiling about when they announced Chef James Sleeth’s new Game Week Menu. The press dinner took place last week. I was fortunate enough to be invited and I came away […]

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20th Annual AIWF Caesar Salad Competition in Dallas Is A Blockbuster

Ev ery year the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) holds their Caesar Salad competition to raises funds for their “Days of Taste”program. Days of Taste teaches schoolchildren about healthy eating, nutrition, and raise the awareness of obesity in children. This year was the 20th competition and it was rather special. AIWF volunteers assembled […]

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XX Caesar Salad Competition at Westin Galleria Gets Rowdy

According to several attendees of Sunday’s XX Caesar Salad Competition, the charity event ended with a quite a bang. SideDish reporter Andrew Chalk was leaving the Westin Galleria tonight when he heard emcee Scott Murray yelling from the Senate floor stage. “At first I thought it was the live auction and somebody had just made […]

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Good Ranger Game Wines, and an Opportunity to Taste Through Them at Flavor! Napa Valley

I have a tradition of enjoying really good bottles of wine when watching really high stress Dallas sporting events.  Throughout the Maverick’s run to wine the NBA Championship bottles of 2003 Miner Oracle, 2006 Rancho Del Oso Cabernet from Ed Sbragia, 2008 Ancien Chardonnay, 2007 Rocca Grigsby Vineyard Syrah….and, the Mav’s won.  Did sipping good […]

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Event Report: Texas Cheesemakers Appreciation Party at Celebration Restaurant

Last evening, the Texas winners of the recent American Cheese Society Competition 2011 displayed their award-winning cheeses at Celebration Restaurant. What a great turnout! The room was SRO with cheese lovers. It was so crowded I could barely get around the space to sample all of the cheeses and during my attempt to do so, […]

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Anthony Bourdain Kicks Some Serious Sass in Dallas

Last night, Anthony Bourdain fans packed the Majestic Theater. Baseball be damned, the worshipers of All-Things-Anthony showed up to lay themselves at the cowboy-booted feet of their hero. Tony walked onto the stage at 8:10 and greeted the audience: “I am a whore. I am in every way compromised, jaded, bought and paid for, including […]

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Good Asian Grub: Sushi Yokohama in Dallas

D Magazine intern Carol Shih prowls Dallas in search of the best Asian cuisine. She’s a weird Chinese American who doesn’t like most seafood, but can’t help feeling passionate about sushi. In my food religion, sushi is the Bread of Life and I am its most intrepid disciple. If it weren’t for this inherent desire […]

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Hey Dallas, What Would You Ask Anthony Bourdain?

Anthony Bourdain will be at The Majestic tonight. Tickets are still available. I understand there will be a Q&A segment in the show. Can’t go? Send me your questions. I’ll try to get them answered. Oh, and Tony. Tonight is the sixth game of the World Series. Our Texas Rangers could be champions before your […]

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Restaurant Review: Mesa in Oak Cliff

Raul Reyes opened his first restaurant in 2008, a tiny place in Oak Cliff serving the colorful cuisine of his birthplace, the Veracruz region of Mexico. La Palapa Veracruzana was run by his family, wife Olga working as his co-chef, daughter Jaretzy taking managerial duties, and son Raul Jr. waiting tables. The seafood-centric menu snagged […]

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Celebrate Texas Cheese at Celebration Restaurant With the Winners of the American Cheese Society Competition

Don’t forget to drop by our local cheesemakers appreciation reception at Celebration Restaurant. We’ll all be at Celebration Restaurant from 5 to 6:30PM tasting Texas cheeses that recently won American Cheese Society awards.  Come meet Paula Lambert (Mozzarella Co.), Rebeccah Durkin(Brazos Valley), Amelia Sweethardt (Pure Luck), Edgar Diaz (Three Happy Cows), Dave Eagle (Eagle Mountain), […]

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Special Report: Media Gets a Preview of Taste of Greenville Avenue

D Magazine intern Jessica Melton attended a press preview of the food that will be featured at Taste of Greenville Avenue (TOGA) this weekend. We’ve all been there before. The age-old looping conversation of “I don’t know, what do you want to eat?” Every now and then we get a break from having to make […]

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What to Drink (and Eat) Now: More Opportunities to Taste Spain

If reading Andrew Chalk’s post earlier this week on the tasting of La Mancha wines held last week got you in the mood to taste Cava, Manchego, Paella and Tempranillo, you’re in luck.  Tomorrow night (Thursday, Oct 27) The Meadow’s Museum on the SMU campus will host an in-depth look into the history of Spanish […]

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