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Pyramid Restaurant and Bar Introduces Their Summer Menu

I know summer has arrived when the temperature goes higher than my IQ and restaurants announce their summer menus.  This week, one of my favorites, The Pyramid Restaurant and Bar at The Fairmont Dallas, held a media event to showcase their summer menu and I was fortunate to be among the guests. Many local restaurants are […]

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Summer Schedule For AIWF Dallas Farmers Market Cooking Classes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Texas produce. That double incentive to take a class at the Dallas Farmers Market and load up on supplies before you leave. Here is the summer line-up for classes. July 14, Chef Jeff Moschetti, Jasper’s–Plano, Theme:  “Backyard Grilling” July 21, Chef Mark McDaniel, ReMARKable Affairs Cafe, […]

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New Menu at Café Pacific. Executive Chef Bill Trevino Leaves For Austin.

Café Pacific owner Jack Knox hired Gang of Five chef  and consultant Anne Greer McCann to rework the menu at the tony seafood restaurant in Highland Park Village. Ms. McCann worked with executive chef Bill Trevino to update the seafood-centric menu. (I’ve acquired a copy of the work in progress below. Sorry Jack, I have […]

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The Scoop on Chef Brian Olenjack

Sponsored post. Please support our advertisers. Although born in Chicago, Chef Brian Olenjack is a fun-loving, friendly Texan at heart. He puts tender loving care into every menu item while putting BIG smiles on his customers’ faces. With Brian’s culinary leadership, Olenjack’s Grille has become a valued, admired restaurant in Arlington and North Texas. Brian […]

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Mixed Beverage Tax Update: I Went to the TRA Tax Seminar So You Wouldn’t Have To

Sevy’s co-owner Amy Severson refers to herself as a numbers-chewing-pit bull-with lipstick. She is a brilliant accountant and she stays on top of all the legislation that affects the Texas restaurant business. On Monday, Amy attended a tax seminar hosted by the Texas Restaurant Association during the recent 2012 Southwest Foodservice Expo. Below you will […]

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New Sign Shipped to Dallas: Guess the Restaurant

Check out this vintage sign that was shipped to Dallas. It’s currently getting hooked up inside a local restaurant. Guess the name of the place and you will win a Godiva Chocolate black-almond-truffle-scented candle.

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 30-July 1

St. Michael’s Farmers Market: New this week! Look out, Park Cities and Preston Hollow residents. You already have the fabulous Celebration Market, and beginning Saturday, a new stop for local produce and artisan foods (decisions, decisions).  St. Michael’s will look to specialize in sustainable, natural and organically grown produce from smaller farms like Rae Lili […]

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Mozzarella Company Turns 30 on June 30

I know it’s really hip and cool to be an independent artisanal food producer these days. I’m not discounting the current movement, I’m just saying that for some of us it’s been going on all along. Paula Lambert started her little cheese factory in Deep Ellum in 1982 and before you could say farm-to-table-eat-drink-local-at-a-long-table-with-ecO-friendly-utensils-and-Matt-McCallister-is-my-best-friend four […]

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Sneak Peek: Urban Rio Cantina & Grill in Plano

Urban Rio, the newest restaurant in downtown Plano, is Nathan and Bonnie Shea‘s baby. For two years, the owners of Urban Crust dreamed and conceived and schemed about opening a Mexican restaurant until, finally, last Monday, it all came together when they opened their doors to the public. The restaurant features a menu of “Next […]

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Tales of the Cocktail Will Feature 10 Dallas Bartenders

New Orleans isn’t just king of po’ boys, it’s also the home of a 10-year-old cocktail festival that hosts some of the most respected mixologists around the country. Tales of the Cocktail is happening from July 25-29 in New Orleans, and Rocco Milano, Private|Social’s Beverage Director, worked with the festival committee to create a special tasting […]

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First Look: Chef Vijay Sadhu Opens Pepper Smash In Plano

Chef Vijay Sadhu doesn’t let anything like a failed restaurant concept keep him down. When his innovative, yet unpopular, Sutra, the modern Indian cuisine restaurant at the The Shops at Legacy closed, he gathered new ideas and investors and opened Pepper Smash, A Cocktail Kitchen. Sadhu reworked the Sutra interior, 86ed the Indian food, added […]

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