Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 9

Writing this final post has made it sink in that this really is my last day as an intern at D Magazine. I am so sad that I won’t be contributing to SideDish on a regular basis anymore (look out for my comments), but I am especially sad that I have to leave Carol. Many […]

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Fork Fight Round Two: Uno Immanivong (Chino) vs. Norman Grimm (Kitchen LTO) at Trinity Groves

At last night’s Fork Fight at Trinity Groves, Uno Immanivong previewed some of her Asian-Latin cuisine in her upcoming restaurant Chino Chinatown, while Norman Grimm of Kitchen LTO (a rotating restaurant concept) brought his best game to the table. Fork Fight is really just a fancy smackdown between all the new concepts at Trinity Groves, and the […]

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John Tesar Disses Former Dallas Employers

In an interview posted yesterday on a New York-based blog called The Braiser, John “Spoon” Tesar  throws a few knives at several of his former business relationships in Dallas. Here are the money quotes from the post titled “Zen And The Art Of The Comeback: John Tesar’s Not Crying Anymore.” . “I met these guys […]

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Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun Hang With Sammy Hagar in Cabo San Lucas

Last week, Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun headed to Cabo San Lucas to join Tim Hollingsworth (French Laundry) and executive chef Yvan Mucharraz and Chef Lauren Sung Wong Tee (Capella Pedregal), for the 2nd Annual Food and Wine Festival at Capella Pedregal. After the food festivities, Fearing rocked out with Sammy Hagar at his Cabo […]

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Okra Takes Over The Lot at the Third Annual Okra Palooza

Yesterday, at the third annual Okra Palooza that took place inside The Lot, six home cooks and three chefs from the Dallas area okra-battled it out. All nine participants found varying uses of the vegetable as they tried to secure the title of Okra Palooza champion and a staycation prize at Hotel Palomar. The money […]

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Food News and No Booze (6/27/13)

FrontRow‘s Christopher Mosley finally writes about his dinner with Twin Shadow at The Grape. It only took him almost a full year. Yes, I’m still grumbling about the fact that Mosley didn’t do a SideDish post about it last September, but anyone who moves at a glacial pace (like a certain music contributor) deserves a […]

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Village Marquee Texas Bar & Grill to Close and Reopen as Two Restaurants: Village Kitchen and Toko V

Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar is getting a radical overhaul. The entire space will close at the end of July and reopen in mid-August as two restaurants and a bar. Andre Natera will remain as executive chef. The downstairs will become his baby, Village Kitchen. The room upstairs will be transformed into Toko V, an […]

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Dallas Does Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

We dispatched Brad Murano, otherwise known as The Brad as in The Brad’s Adventures in Food, to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen this weekend. He files a photo essay of the glamorous event. The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen isn’t just about the chef demonstrations, informative seminars, and massive Grand Tastings, it’s about parties. […]

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Private Social in Dallas Chef Najat Kaanache Claims: ‘I Invented The Cronut!’

Look out Dominique Ansel, Dallas chef Najat Kaanache claims she invented the cronut and she has proof the item was on the menu at Private Social on March 22, 2013. Yesterday Carol posted the screen shot of tweets from Kaanache to Eater Dallas editor Whitney Falloon who posted a item on the cronut crazies in New […]

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Uchi Chef/Owner Tyson Cole Reveals Plans To Open Uchi Restaurant In Dallas

Okay Uchi fans, the wait is over. Uchi is headed to Dallas.  This afternoon comes word: The owners of Uchi announced the long-awaited location of their fourth restaurant, and the third location of Uchi, to open late 2014 or early 2015. The restaurant will be located in the ArtsCenter on the corner of Maple Avenue and […]

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Chef Jason Maddy is Out at Oak

This just in from Lindsey Miller, the public relations representative for Oak writes: It has come to my attention that a local blogger just posted something not long ago regarding talk that Jason Maddy is no longer Executive Chef of Oak. This email I am sending is to confirm that this is indeed the case […]

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Join Us: 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas Party at 3015 at Trinity Groves

T-minus 57 hours and counting. At 6PM on Wednesday, May 22, the pre-release date editions of the June issue of D Magazine will be delivered to Sharon Van Meter’s 3015 at Trinity Groves. And we are throwing a party from 6-8PM to celebrate the cover story: 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas. At 7PM, we will […]

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Private Social Goes Under the Knife Again: Changing Menu From Modernist to “Awesome Texas Food”

The saga of Private Social continues. The trendy restaurant on McKinney that opened in September 2011 is already going for its third concept. According to the eagle-eyed Whitney Filloon on Eater, Private Social, recently renamed P|S, will showcase an Awesome Texas Food menu next week.  Opening chef Tiffany Derry stepped out in January and talented […]

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Giveaway: Two Tickets to Central Market’s Cooking Class with Matt and Ted Lee on Tuesday, May 14

Everyone keeps telling me how cute and adorable the Lee brothers really are, so part of me wants to keep these two free tickets to Central Market’s cooking class for myself. Matt and Ted Lee, the hosts of The Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats, are also the authors of their new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. Did […]

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