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The Hospitality Sweet Opens in Downtown Dallas on Monday

Man, if I could marry Meghan Adams’ strata, I would. The first time I ate that breakfast egg strata with brie, bell peppers, and potatoes, I had three whole helpings . We were at a D Academy class day, and I barely listened to the speakers that morning because I was so focused on all the […]

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Thomas Gray Replaces Brian Zenner as Chef de Cuisine at Oak

Great news, SideDishers! The French Room’s old sous chef, Thomas Gray, is climbing the kitchen ladder. He’ll be taking over Brian Zenner’s old day job as Oak’s chef de cuisine. Does this mean Zenner’s out of a job? Heck no. Zenner’s been splitting his precious time working at Belly & Trumpet and Oak, but this […]

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Chef Jon Stevens to Leave Nosh Euro Bistro to Open Stock and Barrel. He Will Contribute to Mico Rodriguez’s New Concept, Mesero Miguel

Nosh Euro Bisto’s executive chef Jon Stevens’ last day at the popular Park Cities and Plano restaurant is Saturday, April 27. He’s leaving Avner Samuel’s kitchen with Samuel’s blessing. Stevens was hired by Samuel in September, 2010 and together they created two locations of Nosh. “We are parting as friends,” Stevens says. Avner and his wife,Celeste, […]

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Sylvan | Thirty Announces its Newest Restaurant Tenant: The Trough

Remarkable news just hit my inbox. Sylvan | Thirty, the West Dallas mixed-use development that finally broke ground on March 21, is getting a new restaurant tenant. It’s going to be called The Trough. I know what you all are thinking, because it’s exactly what I’m thinking. “Trough? What the heck is a trough?! Why […]

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It’s Confirmed: Josh Valentine is No Longer Working at FT33

Late last night, Mike Hiller posted on EscapeHatchDallas that Josh Valentine, pastry chef at FT33 and John Tesar’s archenemy on Top Chef: Seattle, has left Dallas to go back to Oklahoma. (This news comes soon after FT33 announced its chef de cuisine’s departure for NYC.) Hiller wasn’t able to get McCallister or Valentine to confirm this […]

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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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