Matt McCallister Picks Bradford Hodgkins as His Chef de Cuisine at FT33

The headline says it all, but here’s more from the press release: DALLAS, TX (March 27, 2013) — Bradford Hodgkins has been named Chef de Cuisine at FT33. Hodgkins joins the culinary team at Matt McCallister’s Design District restaurant, where he will work in the kitchen with his former colleague from Stephan Pyles, now Owner […]

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Someone Breaks into Tom Spicer’s FM 1410, Leaves Five Gorgeous Holes in the Wall

It took me three times to read this and understand, but here it comes, straight from the spicy Spicerman himself (via Facebook page). Hoo-ah! BREAKING BREAK IN NEWS: THIS JUST IN… dit.dit. dah-dah-dash/back slash. Yep we were broken into (again and for the 7th time in 7 years) and this time he was out for […]

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Goodfriend Owners Gear Up to Open The Blind Butcher on Lower Greenville Sometime in 2013

Everyone is moving to Lower Greenville these days. It’s because they all want to be in close proximity to Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs when the grocery store finally opens. I don’t blame ‘em. Mudsmith just got there, Carnival Barker’s first storefront is heading there, yadda yadda yadda. It’s going to be one hell of a […]

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Norma Manis of Norma’s Cafe Passes Away at 80

Rick Lopez over on on Oak Cliff People is the bearer of bad news: Friends and family have confirmed today that restaurateur Norma Manis died Saturday afternoon. A memorial service is still in the works for the pie-making darling who opened Norma’s Cafe with her daughters — including the Davis Street location that celebrated its 55th […]

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Call for Video Auditions: Do You Want to Star on SideDish TV?

Wick Allison, D Magazine’s chairman and editor in chief, is in the process of developing a local television channel called D-TV. So far, he has refused to consider any type of local, food-related show. He’s out of town this week so I’m gonna run his show. If you have an idea for a food show, leave […]

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Urban Acres is Moving to Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff

Mr. Bradford Pearson alerted me to this happy news: Urban Acres is moo-oo-oo-ving. Whoever wrote this blog post is very excited (!) and so are we (!) Yup, IT’S OFFICIAL!  Our Urban Acres store is moving to the corner of Beckley & Greenbriar this spring, right by Methodist Hospital.  We’re taking over the old gas station building […]

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Klyde Warren Park Announces Two New Restaurants, Savor and Relish, and Executive Chef John Coleman

In July, when we announced restaurateur Shannon Wynne’s plans to open Lark on the Park, we also uncovered the name of the investor behind the “official” restaurant to operate at the park which will officially open October 27 with a Polyphonic Spree concert. John Muse, partner and chairman of HM Capital Partners and a member of […]

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Bloggers v Journalists: Strauss Marketing First Local PR Company to Request “Numbers” From Bloggers

Thanks to all of you who participated in the two SideDish discussions (Bloggers v Journalists and Restaurants Beware of Food Writers who Expect Freebies). I thought the two posts brought up some great points and readers conducted an intelligent discussion. Apparently the restaurant industry and PR agencies took note. And I think we’re about to see […]

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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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Get Those Grocery Lists Ready: Trader Joe’s Opens in Plano Today

There is rarely a time when it is common to see a group of people congregated outside of a grocery store at the brink of dawn…that is unless a Trader Joe’s is opening in your neighborhood. Actually, it doesn’t necessarily even have to be in your neighborhood, as residents from Duncanville, Denison, Ellis, and Allen […]

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Free, Yes Free, Pupcakes at Three Dog Bakery in Plano and Southlake

I’m going to file this one under “I Wish I’d Thought of That.” Am I the last person on the planet to learn about Three Dog Bakery in Plano and Southlake? Well I knew nada until this little puppy of a press release sat up and begged me to read it. It all happens Saturday, August […]

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Nasty Feud in Lakewood: Area Homeowners and Landlord are Holding Matt’s Rancho Martinez Hostage

Brian Marsters, Director of Operations for Matt’s Rancho Martinez, has saved 5,000 emails from customers asking when the new Lakewood location of this popular Tex-Mex restaurant will open. “I would like those 5,000 supporter to contact (Dallas City Councilmember) Angela Hunt and ask her the same question.” Marsters and co-owner Estella Martinez are befuddled by […]

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Teresa Gubbins to Join CultureMap Dallas

Last week I reported PegasusNews was bought by the Dallas Morning News. In the post I pondered the whereabouts of ace reporter Teresa Gubbins. The rest of the PegNews staff are now employees of the DMN, but Gubbins didn’t make the move. (More likely, she wasn’t asked to make the move. She’s been there and […]

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Campo and Oak Owners Team Up For New Restaurant in Old Lumi Space on McKinney. They Need Us to Name the Restaurant!

Dallas is a city full of buddy-buddy chefs and owners. For the most part, these talented folks leave their knives in the kitchen. (We, the media, have a different set of weapons but that is another story.) This morning comes word from Teresa Gubbshoe Gubbins:  “A new restaurant will open in the old Lumi Empanada […]

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RaceTrac Announces Chef-Driven Gas Station in Little Elm

See the picture of the nice man? His name is Bob Derian and he is a chef. His official title is Director of Food & Beverage Innovation at RaceTrac Petroleum. His job is to create a delightful food experience in a gas station convenience store. We love good food in gas stations, especially tacos. But […]

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ACME F&B Opens Tomorrow at McKinney and Monticello

After the Good 2 Go girls brainstormed with Barcadia owners Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson, a love restaurant was born. Their newest concept, ACME F&B, is a “come-as-you-are fine dining” joint where your old blue jeans might actually find a new home. Tomorrow, June 1, is the soft opening of this casual, but upscale restaurant-bar […]

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All Hell Breaks Loose: Chef Kyla Phomsavanh Kicked Out of Thairiffic, His Family’s Restaurant

Thairrific, a restaurant which was opened in 2001 by Kyla Phomsavanh’s parents, is now at the center of major drama. On its website, ex-Thairrific Chef Kyla Phomsavanh writes: For our loyal customers, Chef Kyla (myself) and Family (Original owners that started and built Thairrific 10 years ago) would like to thank you for coming to […]

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