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Matt McCallister of FT33 Wins Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award in the Southwest

A biiiiig congratulations to the hard-working Matt McCallister and his team of cheerleaders, led by captain/wife Iris McCallister! Today Food & Wine announced that Matt won the most votes in the Southwest category, even beating out fellow Dallas chef, Omar Flores of Driftwood, who was also nominated. Anyways, this is huge for McCallister, who opened […]

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James Beard Foundation Announces Finalists for 2013, Congrats to the Dallas Observer’s Cheap Bastard

Wow, this is really, really, really, really sad. I just watched the entire live streaming of the James Beard finalist announcement with butterflies in my stomach, hoping to hear them nominate some of our seven semifinalists from Dallas. Sadly, the only good news I can report is the JBFA’s nod to Alice Laussade’s “The Cheap Bastard’s […]

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James Beard Announces 2013 Semifinalists for Best Restaurant and Chef, Dallas Has Seven Nominations

Hot dang. It’s that time of the year again. The James Beard Foundation has posted a list of its semifinalists for 2013 on its website already. Dallas, get excited. We’ve been nominated seven times (if you count Irving, too). OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM – Cedars Social, Dallas OUTSTANDING CHEF – Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Dallas OUTSTANDING […]

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Twisted Root Gives a 65 Cent Discount to the ‘Nicest, Best Looking Person with the Best Butt’

Who walked into Twisted Root (Richardson) the other day? Ryan Gosling? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Would George Clooney order a turkey with extra cheddar???? Whoever it was, Server 200 had the hots for him/her. The anonymous receiver posted the receipt on Reddit today for the Dallas world to see. The takeaway: wear tight pants to Twisted Root. […]

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Adam Richman From Man Vs. Food Discovers the Tastiest Mess at the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of it. Even though he’s said that he’s “quite done with food challenges,” Adam Richman can’t seem to separate himself from food. The host of the cult classic, Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel, was at the State […]

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The State Fair of Texas Holds Record For World’s Largest Frito Chili Pie

Frito-Lay celebrated its 80th anniversary in a big way on Monday, October 1 at 9:45 a.m. How big, you ask? Big enough to try and set the record for the world’s largest Frito chili pie at the State Fair of Texas. The current Guinness World Record weighs in at a whopping 1,100 pounds, making this […]

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The South’s Best Butt: List of 20 of the Best Barbecue Joints in the South Includes Dallas’ Pecan Lodge’s Butt

Southern Living has just released their hard-to-not-read list: The South’s Best Butt: 20 of the Best Barbecue Joints in the South. They’ve scoured the South and picked their 20 favorite joints. Congrats to Dallas’ Pecan Lodge. Here is Southern Living’s take: Pecan Lodge Dallas, Texas In a state known for barbecue, Dallas is rarely a […]

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TACA Lexus Party on the Green Gets a Taste of Mother Nature

Friday night’s soirée, TACA Lexus Party on the Green, took place on the lawn at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.  There were cars up for winning, a cork pull, fabulous trips and dinners in the silent auction, and food. Oh, so much food. More than 30 chefs gathered in the courtyard to offer up […]

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James Beard Award Ceremony is Tonight. Bruno Davaillon is in New York

Yesterday chef Bruno Davaillon and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s marketing manager, Stephanie Hudson, headed to New York. Tonight they will attend the JBF Award Ceremony and Dinner at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Davaillon is up for Best Chef: Southwest. The gala kicks off at 6:00PM (5:00PM CST). If he has time, chef […]

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Report From 2012 Savor Dallas: Top Ten Dishes Served at International Grand Tasting

The popular International Grand Tasting at Savor Dallas 2012 took place on Saturday night at Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Organizers noted the move from Dallas to Irving was to make it easier for the residents of Fort Worth to attend.  Any worry that the change in venue would deter event patrons was quickly […]

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Dean Fearing Does New York: Hanging With Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Dallas chef Dean Fearing is in New York where he will be honored as a “Pioneer of American Cuisine” by The Culinary Institute of America. Fearing is standing in tall grass: tomorrow’s gala dinner will also honor Larry Forgione, Wolfgang Puck, Paul Prudhomme, and Alice Waters. Each honoree was asked to invite a protégée to […]

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Men Will Be Boys: Jason Joseph Wins the “Name a Pizza for Mike Napoli” Contest at Cane Rosso

Tuesday night, pizza lover and baseball writer, Evan Grant, and pizza maker and baseball lover, Jay Jerrier held the finals of the “Name a Pizza for Mike Napoli” contest at Cane Rosso. Four of the five finalists showed up to sample their until-then-never-tasted pizza recipes. Jerrier went to great lengths to make the pies. “We […]

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