Cotes du Coeur 2014 Chefs Announced Last Night

Last night Chef Richard Chamberlain, of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill, along with the staff and volunteers of the American Heart Association welcomed many of his fellow local chef friends to the Sub-Zero Wolf showroom.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Flavor! Napa Valley Next Year

Let’s be real, now. There’s no better place for a serious getaway trip than Wine Country. Napa may be a small, touristy town, but it’s one of those rare parts of the world where time stops and people start aging backwards. I’m quite serious. The trees and leaves turn orange-yellow-red when it’s fall, there’s a […]

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Chefs for Farmers Knocks it Out of Lee Park, Year After Year

A muscular cadre of superhero chefs assembled on Sunday to bring the most awesome food event the palates of Dallas’ hungriest have ever seen. Wine, cheese, charcuterie, puréed pumpkin with pancetta and foie gras? I mean, c’mon. The Chefs For Farmers event launched with sophisticated charm all over Lee Park. A band kept spirits up […]

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Bits & Bites: Things To Do and Chew in Dallas Nov. 1-3

Halloween season has officially ended. That means a couple of things: all of the candy at the grocery store is on sale, and Christmas season has unofficially begun. Yes, Thanksgiving may be the weathered bastion of proper holiday observance, but it doesn’t sell Kias or iPads. While we wait for the inevitable breakdancing Santa to […]

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Thomas Keller Dines at FT 33 in Dallas

Around 8:15pm on Friday night, chef Matt McCallister spotted Thomas Keller, the chef/god of The French Laundry (Napa) and Per Se (NYC), walking through the dining room of FT 33. “I was like hey guys, by the way, Thomas Keller just walked in,” McCallister told me last night while he whipped up a little pork liver […]

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An Ode to Okra: Those Ladyfingers Were the Highlight of Chad Houser’s Childhood Sunday Suppers

In the current issue of D Magazine, Café Momentum director, Chad Houser, wrote this essay on okra. The inspiration of his tale comes from his family’s tradition of Sunday suppers. We all know Chef Houser can cook, but who knew he was also a gifted writer. Pass the okra and enjoy. The first time I fell […]

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Chefs For Farmers Tickets On Sale

Get ready for this year’s blockbuster event: Chefs for Farmers Down and Dirty on the Boulevard.  The popular celebration organized by FT33 Chef/Owner Matt McCallister and his wife, Iris, is dedicated to raising awareness for the locavore movement in the South. Last year was a smashing success, so I’d advise you to get your tickets muy […]

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Pre-Order Your Copy for D: The Cookbook. Café Momentum Will Thank You.

Earlier this year, we hooked up with Café Momentum’s director Chad Houser. We wanted to do a project with them that would not only benefit the magnificent program operated by Café Momentum, but also involve some local chefs. We decided to compile a cookbook full of recipes from area chefs. What seemed like a daunting […]

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Wine Poste Features Dallas Top Chef Competitor Tiffany Derry and Fine Wines

When they aren’t pairing cheese with your wine, Wine Poste features special guest chefs who prepare enough food to give you the excuse to keep drinking. At the second monthly dinner, Top Chef “fan favorite” and Dallas resident Tiffany Derry prepared a five-course meal, paired with wines carefully selected by James Jordan, Wine Poste general […]

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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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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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