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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The Taste, Episode 3 Recap: Comfort Food

After two audition episodes, the four mentors (Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Brian Malarkey) are finally ready to compete after choosing four lucky chefs to be a part of their teams. The mentors are ready to lead them, guns a’ blazin’. The show’s first competition, a group competition, pits each cheftestant against each […]

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The Grape Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2012 marks the 40th anniversary for one of Dallas’ best and consistently voted “most romantic” neighborhood bistros, The Grape. Throughout the past 40 years and through an ownership change, this little gem has stayed true to their opening idea of being a restaurant that celebrates classic bistro style cuisine with impeccable quality, while staying affordable, […]

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Landmark Vineyards Blends Its Way Through Dallas

Last night Landmark Vineyards winemaker Greg Stach led a group of Dallas media through a unique blending experience creating a true hands on approach to the process that he and his winemaking team go through each year to make their award winning Overlook Chardonnay.  I was an invited guest of the winery.  Though the process […]

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TACA Lexus Party on the Green Gets a Taste of Mother Nature

Friday night’s soirée, TACA Lexus Party on the Green, took place on the lawn at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.  There were cars up for winning, a cork pull, fabulous trips and dinners in the silent auction, and food. Oh, so much food. More than 30 chefs gathered in the courtyard to offer up […]

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Asador at Dallas Renaissance Hotel: Better Than Ever. Why Don’t Locals Eat There?

It’s been  a year since I wrote about the opening of Asador, the restaurant in the Dallas Renaissance Hotel. The report announced the arrival of chef/proprietor Dean  Max and, a young, talented and energetic chef with a focus on farm-to-table (or “farm-to-fire” as Asador would rather term it) principles. Ditto for onsite chef David Trubenbach. […]

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This Way and DAT: The Mason Bar “Pre-Tasting Dinner” in Deep Ellum

Rat-a-tat-tat, here comes Chef DAT. The urchin of underground dining. However, it looks like Dah DAT will have a regular gig at The Mason Bar, the new restaurant in the groovy Masonic Lodge in Uptown Dallas, which is due to open soon. Developed by long-time Dallas entrepreneur Brandt (Trees, Green Room) Wood and the McFadden […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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Report: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction in Dallas

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is a major fundraiser for the organization each year. The event on Saturday night was a sell out and over 800 people filled the Fairmont Hotel’s Regency Ballroom to participate in a live and silent auction and enjoy food prepared by 17 talented and generous chefs led by […]

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Artizone Dinner at Spiceman’s Fm 1410 Benefits The Family Place

This dinner event may be too groovy for words, but I’ll give it a shot. Our favorite forager Tom “Spiceman” Spicer is teaming up with Chef David Anthony Temple (aka underground chefDAT) and Artizone.com to present “Dinner in the Garden.” The event, benefitting the Family Place, takes place on Sunday, October 30 at 5PM. The […]

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Chef Nick Stellino Charms Dallas Foodies at Abacus

Contributor Brooklynne Peters attended chef Nick Stellino’s cooking class at Abacus yesterday and files this report: According to chef Nick Stellino, star of Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends, Cucina Amore I, II and III, Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen I, II, III, IV and V, and the PBS specials Nick Stellino’s Dinner Party, Nick Stellino: Food, […]

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Sassicaia Wine Dinner at NOSH

Contributor Brooklynne Peters fills us in on what it was like to be a guest at NOSH’s Sassicaia wine dinner last night: It was an evening of origins at NOSH Euro Bistro last night. The popular Oak Lawn restaurant hosted an exclusive five-course wine dinner, featuring Italian Sassicaia wines. Third-generation Italian family members were on […]

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The Mercury, Execu-Chef Chris Ward, and GALT Host The Dog Days of Summer

This Saturday, The Mercury’s executive chef Chris Ward will fundraise for our furry friends with a Dog Days of Summer event. From 2 to 5 pm, The Mercury will transform into a venue for cooking demos, tastings, and a silent auction at benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). The ticket price of $65 […]

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Upcoming Opportunities to Taste

The next few weeks include a handful of fantastic wine and dine events that should be marked  on your calendars. Monday, August 29th Marquee Grill will kick off their monthly supper club dinners with a tribute to the ubiquitous Hatch chile.  This time of year everything seems to be about this well loved pepper and […]

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Chef Blythe Beck Announces New Fall Cooking Classes at Central 214

Even thought it’ll probably be hot until Halloween, that doesn’t mean you can’t fantasize about the fall. What better way to spend an autumn afternoon than whipping up culinary treats with sassy-pants chef Blythe Beck of Central 214? Throughout the coming year, Chef Beck will be hosting groups of 25 for instruction and collaboration on […]

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