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Where to Drink for St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas: A Neighborhood Guide

First, a few St. Patrick’s Day fun facts: St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. Almost 37 million Americans claim Irish ancestry. (The rest just pretend on March 17.) Nearly 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day. There are four towns in the United States named “Shamrock.” Texas has one of them. My sister […]

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No Reservations: Anthony Bourdain and BBQ Snob Daniel Vaughn Filming In Austin

Daniel Vaughn, known to most of you as BBQ Snob and the man behind the blog “Full Custom Gospel BBQ”, is sitting at a table at Franklin Barbecue in Austin with Anthony Bourdain. Vaughn is filming a No Reservations episode on barbecue. Doubtless Vaughn has introduced Bourdain to the delicate terms–snot, smoke rings, sugar cookies–he […]

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Chef Katie Natale Leaves Café on the Green at The Four Seasons Las Colinas

Chicken Natale to become Chicken Bombaci? Photography by Kevin Marple. Cathy Barber has the news:  Chef Katie Natale has left Cafe on the Green to teach at Le Cordon Bleu in Dallas. That’s a shame, she has done a great job at Café on the Green. Hmm. This makes for an interesting opportunity for one […]

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Asador at Dallas Renaissance Hotel: Better Than Ever. Why Don’t Locals Eat There?

It’s been  a year since I wrote about the opening of Asador, the restaurant in the Dallas Renaissance Hotel. The report announced the arrival of chef/proprietor Dean  Max and, a young, talented and energetic chef with a focus on farm-to-table (or “farm-to-fire” as Asador would rather term it) principles. Ditto for onsite chef David Trubenbach. […]

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