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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Brews News: Lips of Faith Pairing Dinner With Beer Expert Lauren Salazar at Meddlesome Moth

On Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 pm, Lauren Salazar, sensory specialist and educator for New Belgium Brewery, will be at Meddlesome Moth for a night of rare beers, delicious food pairings, and entertaining discourse on New Belgium’s rare Lips of Faith series of ales. Lauren has been with New Belgium for close to 15 years […]

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Café Momentum Version 3: Sharon Hage at Garden Cafe

On Sunday night, ace contributor Julissa Treviño attended the third Café Momentum dinner and sends this report… On Sunday night, Chad Houser and Janice Provost held their third pop-up dinner under the Café Momentum umbrella at Garden Café in Dallas. If any restaurant has been getting hype in the city, it’s this duo’s project. Café […]

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What To Drink Now: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

A few weeks ago, at Auction Napa Valley, I attended a dinner at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellarsin the cave of their beautiful property at the end of the Silverado Trail, pairing their historic wine with delicious bites from Chef Cindy Pawlcyn, owner of Mustard’s Grille, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen and Go Fish….whom I would say is […]

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John Tesar Closes The Table at One Arts Plaza in Dallas

John Tesar has decided to close The Table, the 12-seat tasting room inside The Commissary.The Table will close on August 1 but is scheduled to reopen around September 15 with a new concept. The press release says Tesar will retool The Table menu and  “spend the necessary time focusing on The Commissary and getting the […]

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Screen Door—A Summer Menu Tasting in Pictures

Last evening, Chef David McMillan invited us down to One Arts Plaza to taste some of Screen Door‘s new summer dishes and cocktails. What follows is a visual journey through that tasting. jump for a visual journey through Screen Door’s new menu items…

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White Rock Lake Celebrates 100 Years With Chefs’ Picnic

On Sunday, new SideDish contributor Brooklynne Peters attended the Chef’s’ Picnic on White Rock Lake. Read on for her report in words and pictures… On Sunday afternoon, food lovers and chef groupies flocked to the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake for the Chefs’ Picnic on the Lake in honor of the park’s […]

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CityArts Festival’s Culinary Showcase Starts Tonight at 6:30 at Fair Park

This year’s Culinary Showcase opens at 6:30 tonight at Fair Park with the following schedule of events. The festivities continue throughout the weekend, so map out some time to sample spirits, cheeses, and Ninny’s Salad with chef David F. Holben of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, chef/owner Janice Provost of Parigi, executive chef Jim […]

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Chefs’ Picnic on the Lake Recalls the White Rock Lake of Yore

Mark your calendars for June 26 when White Rock Lake”s Art Deco Bath House will bustle with the Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake celebrating 100 years of White Rock Lake and Dallas’ chapter of the American Red Cross. From noon to 3 pm, during the grand finale Comerica White Rock Centennial Celebration weekend, Dallas’ top […]

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Starting Tonight, You Can Taste The Classics at Bijoux

Tonight (May 17 to 20) and again on June 17 & 18, Bijoux will be presenting their “Classics” menu featuring Bijoux and Chef Scott Gottlich’s time-honored favorites. In a five-course meal that pays homage to fond memories of sumptuous celebrations, Chef Gottlich plan to serve traditional dishes like oysters Rockefeller, beef Wellington or stuffed lobster […]

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Olé! Pasaporte España Kicks Off At Central Market Despite Torrents

Central Market’s Pasaporte España—a total store takeover with Spanish seafood, wine, pastries, oils, canned seafood (a Spanish specialty), and so much more—kicked off last night in the Greenville Ave. location. For the ribbon cutting (which was supposed to be held in the tent in the parking lot but was moved to the entry vestibule due […]

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John Tesar and Moet & Chandon Pair For a Palatable Treat

There has been a lot of talk about John Tesar these days, it could be because he is truly talented.  At a small media pairing dinner at The Comissary, with Moet & Chandon Oenologist Marc Brevot for the release of the 2002 Grand Vintage Moet & Chandon Champagne last week, guests had an opportunity to taste […]

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Photo Essay: First Service at John Tesar’s The Table in Dallas

Monday night our photographer Desiree Espada dropped by John Tesar’s inaugural dinner at The Table, the 12 8-seat tasting room next to The Commissary. The table was lined with friends including Jennifer and David Uygur (Lucia), Chef Bruno Davaillon (Mansion execuchef), Michael Flynn (Mansion sommelier), Tim Byres (Smoke), Teiichi “Teach” Sakurai (Tei-An), and The “Ubiquitous” […]

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John Tesar Previews The Table in Dallas

Chef John Tesar is on fire. The guy has been working non-stop since last winter. First, he kick-started the menu at The Cedars Social, where he still oversees the kitchen. Then he signed a lease on the Dali Wine Bar space and divided it into two restaurants: The Commissary and The Table. Early returns from […]

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Chefs Duke It Out As Dining Out in Dallas Returns

Dallas finest are sharpening their knives, firing up their burners, and readying their forks for Dining Out In Dallas’ Battle of the Chefs Challenge, led by James Johnson of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and presented by the Texas Neurofibromatosis (NF) Foundation. On April 6, during the organization’s 18th annual event (which, incidentally, has raised more than […]

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Father and Son Celebrate Sardinia at Ferrari’s Italian Villa

Last night Francesco Secchi and his oldest son, Stefano, teamed for a joyous dinner celebrating the flavors of Francesco’s homeland, Sardinia.  The timing of this dinner was perfect, as Stefano is still working on his fundraising for his soon to be made film about his father and uncle Dino, their life in Sardinia and beyond.  This was […]

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