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Snarky Dallas and Fort Worth Food News Briefs

Today’s edition of Snarky Dallas and Fort Worth Food News Briefs includes sad bar news, how to spell doughnut, and insight into the next hipster Asian food trend.

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Eden Restaurant in Dallas is Now Serving Breakfast

Chef Karen Kahn’s Eden Restaurant, the intimate spot located in a house on West Lovers near Celebration, is now open for breakfast. She’ll open at 6am everyday except Tuesday and serve house made Greek yogurt, muesli, biscuits, country-fried potatoes, and smoothies. She will also offer lunches to go and, as always, dinner will remain BYOB.

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Cute Puppy Video Alert! Help Parigi Name its New Mascot and Win a Free Dinner

  Oh man. I’m still melting from the cuteness of those furry balls of fluff. I have nothing else to say, except… Can I please puppysit? Please?! Parigi, where chick chef Janice Provost rules the kitchenland, is extending its little family. A year ago, Chad Houser said goodbye to co-cheffing at Parigi to manage Cafe […]

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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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Paula Lambert Creates Viaggi Deliziosi: Cooking Classes in Italy

Mozzarella Company’s Paula Lambert loves to cook and travel. For the past year, she has been organizing trips to Tuscany and leading cooking tours and classes. Now she has formalized her adventure. She created Viaggi Deliziosi, her “own little travel company.” Her Tuscan trips for 2013 are sold out but she’s just released her 2014 […]

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Private Social in Dallas Chef Najat Kaanache Claims: ‘I Invented The Cronut!’

Look out Dominique Ansel, Dallas chef Najat Kaanache claims she invented the cronut and she has proof the item was on the menu at Private Social on March 22, 2013. Yesterday Carol posted the screen shot of tweets from Kaanache to Eater Dallas editor Whitney Falloon who posted a item on the cronut crazies in New […]

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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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Chef Najat Kaanache Participates in Taste of Science Presented by World Science Festival

If you are a food geek you already know this. But for those of you who don’t keep up with the fascinating world of gastronomic experimentation through biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and physics, the Taste of Science  presented by The World Science Festival is a big deal. The event took place last weekend in New York. The […]

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Photo Recap of Chefs for Farmers Sous Chef Competition

Behold, Sunday afternoon’s Chefs for Famers Get Some #@&% Credit Sous Chef Competition, to which my photographer friend and I were media guests. Eight sous chefs competed for $1,500 and bragging rights by making a dish with ingredients from one of the farms supported by Chefs for Farmers, the organization run by Matt and Iris […]

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Chef Najat Kaanache is Staying at Private Social

Feisty executive chef Najat Kaanache is digging in her heels and staying in the kitchen of Private Social. Kaanache is in the process of putting together a new Awesome Texas Food menu which she will debut next week. I reached Kaanache this morning and we chatted about some of her ideas. This gal, who writes […]

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Dallas’ Raiser Grazer Showed Support for Women in Culinary Arts

More than 400 people saw Union Station transform into a food paradise on Sunday for the Raiser Grazer and Silent Auction hosted by Les Dames d’Escoffier, Dallas. Being a vegetarian who loves food, I felt right at home. From being greeted with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, walking into a room full of decadent […]

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Katherine Clapner Creates Limited Edition Chocolate Hearts. Real Hearts.

This chic is twisted, flip city. That is why we love her. This Valentine’s Day Clapner, of Dude, Sweet  Chocolate, is designing 300 limited-edition chocolate hearts. Real hearts. Life size. Solid dark chocolate filled with waffle cone, Cocoa Puffs, and her chocolate crack. They are $45. I’d say hurry.

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The Refrigerator Challenge: Top Chef Season 10 Contestant Danyele McPherson

The premiere of Top Chef’s tenth season airs  Wednesday night on Bravo at 9PM. Dallas has three (out of 21) contestants on the show: Danyele McPherson (The Grape), John Tesar (Spoon), and Joshua Valentine (FT 33). I’ve asked all three chefs to send me photos of their refrigerators and answer a questionnaire about their food-storing […]

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