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First Lady Michelle Obama and Matrice Kirk Dined at Stephan Pyles in Dallas Last Night

Last night, Stephan Pyles  personally cooked for  for First Lady Michelle Obama and the Former First Lady of Dallas, Matrice Kirk. First, the ladies split a Caesar salad with polenta crouton.  Mrs. Obama’s entree was a seared halibut with a crabmeat-tamale tart. She also downed four bites of  a cowboy rib-eye with red chile onion […]

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Fans of Cuba Libre Gets Special Treat From Nick Badovinus

Last month, I received an email from Paul, a SideDish reader. He wrote in an email with a subject line “Missing Cuba Libre”: My wife and I were talking recently about how much we miss Cuba Libre, particularly a mixed basket of the plantain and tortillas chips with three sauces plus black-bean dip, the spinach salad with […]

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That Sports Girl, Gina Miller, Wants SideDish on TV

Gina Miller is a mom, wife, sports anchor/ reporter (CBS News and TXA 21), television host (pre-and-post Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, and Ranger games),  blogger, tweeter, Facebooker, YouTubette,Dallas native, nice person, and loyal reader of SideDish. Those of us who are lucky enough to know Gina refer to her as That Sports Girl, which is also her […]

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My Five Cents: Social Media, Chef Matt McCallister, and FT-33

I read Facebook and pay attention to Twitter. Because of this, I know Rick Bayless, the famous chef behind Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, XOCO and other successful Chicago food businesses, is happy it’s fall and his “calamundins [sic] are turning orange and just about ready to pick.” Facebook has allowed me to follow Matt McCallister on […]

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Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert at Bass Hall in Fort Worth

Last October, Anthony “Tony” Bourdain graced Dallas with his presence when he appeared before a sellout crowd at The Majestic Theater. (Check out the pictures we snapped here. “T” also spent a few weeks hanging out at SXSW in Austin this spring where he filmed a episode on Texas barbecue with local BBQ Snob, Daniel […]

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Food TV Review: No Reservations With BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn, and Anthony Bourdain

Any of you watch our local barbecue expert Daniel Vaughn of Full Custom Gospel Barbecue fame on the season premier of No Reservations last night? I did and I have about five minutes to give you my five cents worth: I’ve watched a zillion episodes of No Reservations and I’ve learned a lot about food and […]

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Amazing Anniversary Story from The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

I just received an email from Ryan Harvey, the restaurant manager at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. I found the story charming. Last night in the Mansion Restaurant, we were surprised to learn that we were going to have two couples joining us in the dining room that were celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary. […]

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Sneak Peek: Daniel Vaughn and Anthony Bourdain Break Brisket at Franklin Barbecue in Austin

Only nine days until the final season of No Reservations kicks off with Dallas BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn, creator of the blog-gone-book Full Custom Gospel Barbecue. The episode, with host Anthony Bourdain, will air on September 3 on Travel Channel, was shot in Austin. Here’s a snippet. It will make you hungry.

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Restaurant 101: Waiters Provide Their Own Stemware Because Owner Won’t

A Disher with a lot of initials after his last name writes with a tale I’ve never been told. He wants to know if anyone else has had the same experience at other restaurants. He asked me to delete the name of the place but he doesn’t mind if you guess. Dined at [redacted] yesterday.  Ordered […]

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Restaurants and Chefs Come Together for a Cause at Duo

It was a packed house at Duo last night for a benefit to assist the family of Camilo Calderon, a General Manager at The Adolphus. He recently lost his sister to cancer and took over guardianship of her four children. Since he already had two children of his own he is now the (single) father […]

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Fearing’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration Features World BBQ Champion Chris Lilly

Lovers of BBQ, Dean Fearing, and TV personalities can hit the mother lode at Fearing’s Restaurant on August 19 for a lovely evening of all three. Barbecue extraordinaire Chris Lilly, the chef and partner at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, will be there to  help design the menu. This dinner is just the first in a series of […]

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Trader Joe’s Opens Friday in Fort Worth. Do You Care?

The landscape of grocery shopping in DFW may or not transform on Friday when Trader Joe’s, the Jimmy-Buffet-Meets-The-Beach-Boys-Before-Brian-Wilson’s-Melt-Down-esque food store born in Pasadena, California in 1967, opens its doors at 2701 S.Hulen St. in Fort Worth. (The Trader Joe’s Lowest Greenville Dallas is now scheduled to open in Spring 2013). Like their In-N-Out Burgers’ brethren, […]

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Lisa Garza Offers Take-Out Fried Chicken at Sissy’s Kitchen & Bar

Move over Colonel Sanders, Ms. Lisa Garza is about to stick her manicures fingers into the chicken-by-the-bucket business. Listen up! Starting Friday, June 22nd, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar will offer happy hour specials featuring select Southern cocktails. Each day between 5 and 7 p.m., $6 seasonal drink features will be listed on the specials […]

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Jay Jerrier of Cane Rosso Is a Great Host, and Great on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives

Jay Jerrier invited me (and about 400 other people) via Facebook to his restaurant, Cane Rosso, to watch his debut on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Yesterday morning, I got a text message from Cane Rosso’s automated database system that Jerrier was going to host a watch party at 9PM.  I also noticed several tweets about […]

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