Graham Dodds to Leave Central 214 to Join Consilient Restaurants

I was fact checking some recipes for D: The Cookbook and chatting with Central 214 chef Graham Dodds. After finalizing the details of his cabrito recipe, Dodds said, ever so casually, “I just gave my two weeks notice.” Dodds, who is credited with being one of the first chefs to spotlight local products, is signing […]

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Dallas Restaurateurs Produce a Local CBS Show Called Local Fare

Restaurateurs Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz of FreeRange Concepts are at it again. But this time it’s not a bowling alley/restaurant, canine-friendly cantina, or lounge restoration. Instead, they want us to watch amateur critics (i.e. viewers like you) discuss favorite neighborhood eateries on the new series Local Fare. Alas, self-acclaimed foodies are no longer restricted […]

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Scott Romano Appointed Executive Chef at The Frisco Gun Club

Scott Romano, who has worked alongside Wolfgang Puck and Charlie Palmer, is now the executive chef at The Frisco Gun Club. Romano left his post at Charlie Palmer at the Joule last year and bounced around to Spread Eagle Saloon and Nick & Sam’s Grill in Park Cities. What is The Frisco Gun Club? The […]

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Eating at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas: Savor and Relish to Open Mid-September

Last week, I joined John Coleman and Joe Scigliano of F2M Hospitality for a hard hat tour of the construction site that will soon become two restaurants–Savor and Relish–under one 10,963-square-foot roof. Coleman and Scigliano joined the project about a year and a half ago. Coleman was the executive chef and director of food and beverage […]

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Ned Elliott (Foreign & Domestic) and Matt McCallister Make Food Love Together at FT33

Last night, Matt McCallister and his guest chef of the night, Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, spoiled their guests with a nine-course dinner at FT33. I was lucky to join as a media member. If you can recall from my interviews with McCallister and Elliott, the two hadn’t met up until this very dinner at […]

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Bastille on Bishop 2013: Our Night in France

Wine, cigars, sausage, and long lines. Emphasis on the wine and long lines. That’s what you would’ve found if you attended Bastille on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District last night. The largest French festival in Dallas started at 6 p.m., but by the time I got there around 7:30 p.m., a couple food tents […]

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People We Love: Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic

On Tuesday, we spoke with Matt McCallister of FT33 about his pet peeves and what’s on his playlist right now. Today we investigate what makes McCallister’s next guest chef, Ned Elliott from Foreign & Domestic, tick. The dinner they’re cooking is going down on July 15. (To buy tickets, call 214-741-2629.) From what we can tell, […]

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People We Love: Matt McCallister of FT33

From what I can tell, Matt McCallister and Ned Elliott are destined to be chef besties. McCallister (FT33) has invited Elliott (Foreign & Domestic) to be the next guest chef at his dinner on July 15. Previous guest chefs have been Randy Rucker of Houston and Jeremiah Langhorne (McCrady’s) who just so happen to be friends of […]

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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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Fourth of July Guide: 4 Dallas Chefs’ Favorite Cookout Recipes

This July 4, don’t settle for your usual hot-dog-and-hamburger routine. Four Dallas chefs are sharing their secrets and tips for the tastiest Independence Day cookout your neighborhood has ever seen. Step it up a notch with Lockhart’s spicy adobo sauce, Komali’s pineapple habanero ribs, TJ’s grilled salmon with cucumber dill sauce, and Chino’s teriyaki steak […]

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Sneak Peek: Pakpao Thai Opens, Brings Affordable Asian Cuisine to the Design District

At 3 p.m. yesterday, owners Richard and Tiffany Ellman (Oak, Belly & Trumpet) hustled to get their newest Design District restaurant ready for dinner service. I’m happy to report that Pakpao Thai – the Asian restaurant we’ve all been waiting for – is finally open. All of you can go crazy now. Merry Christmas, happy […]

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Max’s Wine Dive Rolls Out New Summer Menu

On Monday I took the M-Line from the D Magazine offices to Max’s Wine Dive and didn’t get lost. That may not mean much to most people, but for the directionally challenged, like myself, it means I got to the media dinner 25 minutes early where about six bigInk PR staffers (who represent Max’s) sat […]

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Rumor Has It: Cronuts May Already Exist in Dallas

Is it true???? Are there hybrid croissant-donuts floating in Dallas?! This tweet to Eater Dallas‘ Whitney Filloon from Private Social’s chef Najat Kaanache led me to believe that cronuts might be in our backyard, but I checked out the new menu. No cronuts anywhere. Maybe there’s a secret, hidden cronut menu stashed away at Private Social. I’ve […]

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Ocho Kitchen and Bar Celebrates Spring With New Dishes and Cocktails

If you are in the mood for a healthy (yes, healthy) take on Mexican/Tex-Mex inspired fare, Ocho Kitchen and Bar may be the spot for you. Chef Joel Harloff tweaks typical Mexican favorites to create a lively menu filled with fresh flavors that are both heart healthy and many, gluten free, like his Cilantro-Caper Salmon […]

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