Tristan Simon Sells His Stake in Consilient Hospitality to Tim Headington, Resigns From the Restaurant Business

Tristan Simon has sold his stake in Consilient Restaurants to his partner Dallas oil tycoon Tim Headington. Simon has also resigned as CEO of Consilient and has no plans to remain in the restaurant business.

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Dallas/Fort Worth Food News Briefs

Truck Yard Par-tay. Ready? Truck Yard has been selected by Thrillist as one of America’s Best Banquet Bars. Huh? “As one of twenty “Best Banquet Bar” locations nationwide, Truck Yard shows a unique devotion to remain unchanged and a honorable stubbornness;  just like Coors Banquet.” Huh? Who cares, they’re throwing a free happy hour tonight […]

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Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum Opens the Doors to Host the Mother of All Media Dinners

Last night, Diane and Justin Fourton welcomed members of the local media and a few friends to the new Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum. They won’t open to the public….., but we took notes and pictures and would like to share them with you.

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Smallcakes, a Cupcake Shop, is Opening at Mockingbird Station on March 3

Mockingbird Station is welcoming a cupcakery, located between Rockfish and Urban Taco, on March 3. Smallcakes is a chain with more than 60 shops in 13 states, and it’s already planted a location in Southlake and Frisco, each. Pretty soon, it’ll have storefronts in Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, McKinney, and Plano.

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Three Places to Eat Korean Fried Chicken in Dallas (Besides Bonchon)

Bonchon Chicken let us all down, sure. We were all hyped up until it opened. Then we tried it. Then we told each other it was meh. Now Bonchon, the Korean fried chicken chain, is reorganizing itself to up its quality levels.

Meanwhile, our cravings haven’t been satisfied. We’re still hangry as heck for Korean fried chicken. It’s been a trendy food in NYC for awhile, but Dallas is just starting to get a taste for it.

The solution? These three spots in Carrollton and Dallas, where the chicken is served crispy, crunchy, tender, bready, and good. It’s all you’ve ever wanted from Bonchon. And more. Check out these relatively unknown places to get Korean fried chicken while you’re waiting for Bonchon to get their brains together.

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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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The Village Kitchen Has Donut Croissants

Given how obsessed with cronuts as I am, it is my pleasure to report a discovery of immeasurable greatness. Friends, family, and enemies: There are DONUT CROISSANTS at the Village Kitchen. (In case you missed it, this restaurant opened a little over two months ago inside Highland Park Village, with Chef Andre Natera acting as […]

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This Brisket Chart is Pretty Cool. Thanks, Barbecue Snob

Carol is a sucker for pizza charts. I heart a brisket chart. This Brisket 101 illustration was printed in the February 2010 “Best Barbecue in Dallas” issue of D Magazine. The author is Daniel Vaughn. Interesting to see how the barbecue culture in Dallas has morphed. Here is Daniel Vaughn’s take on everything you need […]

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What’s the Big Fuss About Oishii?

Before you guys start raising your pitchforks, hear me out. Like all of you Oishii fans, I’ve been rooting for this restaurant’s comeback. The owner, Thanh Nguyen, is an Asian-American like me. His Pan-Asian sushi restaurant suffered through a fire on December 30, 2012, and it’s taken him almost 10 months to re-open. Nguyen deserves a […]

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SOUK Opens in Trinity Groves Today, Menu Features Chef Najat Kaanache’s Cronuts™

As you all know, SOUK opens its pretty Moroccan doors for dinner service today inside Trinity Groves. And, yes, there are cronuts (aka “creative donuts”) on the menu. But we’ll get to that later. Yaser Khalaf (Baboush, Farnatchi), chef Najat Kaanache (who made a splash at the now-defunct Private Social), and Charles Accivatti have teamed […]

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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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Eat This Now: Geoduck at Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas

Sorry, I don’t have a picture of the gorgeous plate of geoduck served at Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas. I only have this picture of me harvesting the wild beast near Puget Sound. Kidding aside, my first encounter with a geoduck clam was visual: Anthony Bourdain, when he was still hot, shot an episode of No Reservations, when it […]

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Over 600 Million Chickens Die so You Can Eat Them During The Super Bowl

I have never understood the popularity of chicken wings. The majority of the ones I have tried are just masses of fried dough swimming in a hot or sweet sauce. Sometimes there is even a wad of what looks like chicken meat on the inside. This Sunday, Super Bowl watchers will consume 1.25 BILLION chicken […]

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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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