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Experience 1,000 Days of Camelot at Hotel St. Germain in Dallas

This boutique hotel in uptown hosts unique themed dinners. Take a look at this one: 1,000 Days of Camelot, a “sentimental journey in homage to a handsome young couple and a celebration of the fabled grace and beauty of Jacqueline Kennedy. Her sense of style and trend setting couture will be highlighted.” The events, from […]

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Restaurateur Yaser Khalaf and Chef Najat Kaanache Open SOUK in Trinity Groves FRIDAY

Chef Najat Kaanache would like you all to know this: “It is very important to me that you know it was my amazing literary agent (also Phil Romano’s, Arnold Schwartzennegar, Dr Phil and Joel Osteen’s agent) Jan Miller and NOT Stephan Pyles that brought me to Dallas. I just met Stephan while I was having dinner […]

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Nick Badovinus Hired to Enhance Omni Hotel & Resorts’ Restaurants

Yow. Zah. This press release just in: Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today a culinary partnership with renowned Dallas-based chef, Nick Badovinus. Through this collaboration, Badovinus will lend his expertise in freestanding dining concepts to further infuse regional and national trends with local flavors for Omni’s hotel and resort restaurants and initiatives. I asked the PR […]

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Bon Appétit 50 Best New Restaurant Nominees: Spoon and FT33 in Dallas Make the Cut

Bon Appétit’s Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Andrew Knowlton, spent 120-days and traveled over, 26,333-miles through, 22 states to compile his list of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America.  He picked two restaurants from Dallas: FT33 and Spoon. On Spoon he writes: A magazine once labeled Spoon’s John Tesar “the most hated chef in Dallas.” […]

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Chefs Buddy Up: Matt McCallister and Randy Rucker Present Two Chefs Lost in the Woods

FT33 and Chef Matt McCallister will welcome Chef Randy Rucker of Houston, for a guest chef dinner and a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Rucker, winner of the 2011 Houston Rising Star award will bring his classical Southern perspective infused with modern techniques to McCallister’s season-inspired modern cuisine for a one-night-only culinary event. The evening will highlight […]

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Tim Bevins is New ExecuChef at Rick’s Chophouse, Sauce, and Grotto in McKinney

Two former Craft Dallas chefs have moved to McKinney. Tim Bevins puts on a new pair of bigboy pants: He has taken over as executive chef for Rick’s Chophouse, Sauce on the Square, and Grotto, all of which are located on the historic square in McKinney. “Tim’s rich culinary experiences will allow us to maintain […]

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“Meet and Eat” Friday Night Dinner Parties at Bolsa Mercado

Starting this Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm, Executive Chef Jeff Harris of Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado will serve multi-coursed dinners (including wine and/or beer tastings) every Friday night during the summer months. Seats are limited to only 20 people each week and will take place at the community table at Bolsa Mercado. Menus will be […]

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White Rock Lake’s Natural Beauty Inspires Mexican Artist Luis Sottil to Paint Two-Story Mural in Mi Cocina in Lakewood

I’m a sucker for birds. So is Mexican artist Luis Sottil. You may have seen his work in other Mi Cocina restaurants: he currently has paintings in six other restaurants. The mural at the new Mi Cocina in Lakewood, in the old Matt’s space, is scheduled to open in July. Sottill uses only natural pigments […]

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Central Market Announces “Passport France” Festival May 9 – 22

Get ready for Central Market’s yearly culinary salute to foreign food. In 2010, we celebrated Argentina (Hi, Francis!). Last year we pigged out on Spain (Hola, Paco!). This year they are throwing a two-week soiree for France, specifically the southern region of Provence, which will begin on May 9 and run through May 22. Here’s […]

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Chalk Talk: Upcoming Wine Events in Dallas

Here, in chronological order, are a few significant wine events coming to Dallas. Wednesday, February 22,  7pm: Honig Vineyards at Bailey’s Prime Plus with winemaker Michael Honig. Thursday March 1st, 6:30pm:  Paraduxx and Duckhorn at Ruth’s Chris in Dallas and Arlington. Tuesday March 28th, 7pm: Krupp Brothers at Nana with winemaker Tres Goetting. Full details below.

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Chef Sharon Hage to Host Two Underground Dinners at Deep Ellum’s My Private Chef Showroom

Sharon Hage seems to popping up all over the place. Good news. This just in: Sharon Hage, best known for her culinary innovation at York Street, brings her rare talents to My Private Chef for two special evenings. Chef Hage will showcase her ingredient driven mentality in two underground dinners at this popular Deep Ellum kitchen and showroom in late […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas

Sigel’s Addison. Saturday, December 10 from 11AM to 3PM. Sigel’s Cheesemonger Teresa McGee and Brazos Valley Cheesmaker Marc Kuehl will be at Sigel’s-Addison to taste Marc’s award winning raw-milk cheeses. More below. Slow Food Dallas and North Haven Gardens. This very cool partnership will present a   series of classes for novices and experienced gardeners. Mark […]

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Do-Gooding Norma’s Does Good Again

This just in… Continuing its 23-year holiday tradition, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas comfort-food icon that has served Texas home cooking for 55 years, will again host its annual free Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at its Oak Cliff location on 1123 W. Davis Street in Dallas. During the […]

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Casting Call: Producers Seeking Charismatic Foodie For Dating Show

I almost sent this email straight to Steven Doyle because I think he should audition. Then I thought maybe somebody else might like a chance. This call comes from Nick Corporon, Casting Associate with Pilgrim Studios. We’re currently casting a TV show to appear on a major cable network.  Any way you can help us […]

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Stop the Presses: Fuel City Gets a Patio

And it took them this long because? Fuel City, once the most undiscovered street taco in Dallas, is now the most overrated street taco in Dallas. And they have a patio and a PR agency to prove it. Did you know the recipes for the tacos originated in Durango, Mexico? Read all about it. (Bonus […]

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Favorite Moose-Related Press Release of the Day

Dallas, consider this press release my Monday morning gift to you. You’re welcome. “Dallas, don’t be surprised if you see a Moose driving down the highway or floating in the sky. Dallas will have its share of “Moose sightings” this month due to the Grand Opening of Dallas’ first Smiling Moose Deli location in West […]

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The Search for the Manliest Restaurant in America Begins in Dallas

Men’s Health, the magazine I refer to as Abs! Abs!Abs! just launched a “Manliest Restaurant in America” contest. There are 45 restaurants on the list and two of them are from Dallas. Read all about it: Maple & Motors and Bob’s Steakhouse are included among our 45 nominated restaurants in nine regions across the country. […]

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