My Five Cents: Food Criticism, F-Bombs, and Firing the Messenger

When John Tesar attacked Leslie Brenner in a public forum, he started a fire that still burns. For many of us who work in the restaurant business — I include food journalists, critics, and bloggers in this lot — the last week has been tumultuous. I’m going to try and make some sense out of it.

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Reservation Day: 2014 DFW Restaurant Week Restaurants Revealed

Oh patient people! It’s here: the list of restaurants participating in 2014 DFW Restaurant Week. Today is double Central Market Fourth Course Certificate Day, yes it sounds as awkward as that little man in the logo, but if you spend $25 at CM, you can request a certificate(s) for an extra dinner course. Details after the click.

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Tristan Simon Sells His Stake in Consilient Hospitality to Tim Headington, Resigns From the Restaurant Business

Tristan Simon has sold his stake in Consilient Restaurants to his partner Dallas oil tycoon Tim Headington. Simon has also resigned as CEO of Consilient and has no plans to remain in the restaurant business.

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Why Can’t Apheleia Restaurant Group Keep an Executive Chef?

Apheleia Restaurant Group (Oak, Belly & Trumpet, Pakpao) seems to be having trouble hanging on to front-of-the house staff and chefs. Let’s take a look at the turnover they’ve had in such a short time.

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Restaurant Review: Souk Moroccan Bistro & Bazaar in Dallas

Rarely does a new restaurant get a second chance to impress. Souk is one that managed to turn there rocky start into a laid-back Middle Eastern spot with some fine food.

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