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Grilling Talk with Kirstyn Brewer, Plus Her Blackberry BBQ Sauce Recipe

Grilling season is winding down for some folks across the nation, but living in a state where the heat index stays well above 90 for most the year gives us the great opportunity to keep our steaks charred and our “World’s Greatest Chef” aprons locked and loaded. But, with Dallas restaurants stepping up their marinating […]

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Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe’s Entrepreneurial Appetite

When Ashlee Hunt Kleinert told her father four years ago that she wanted to start a food-truck business, Ray L. Hunt couldn’t believe what he was hearing. At first he thought she was talking about those vehicles that visit construction sites and sell frozen and prepackaged foods. Hunt, heir of oil tycoon H. L. Hunt […]

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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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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of July 21-22

Root beer floats, cooking demonstrations, and classes on everything from pickling to catching rain water await you at local markets this weekend.  Celebration Farmers Market: Holleman Farms will return from vacation this week with Red Wattle pork, as well as their standard offerings of fresh eggs and whole chickens. Jerry from Joy Farm will have […]

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Look What I Made: Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa Recipe

After doing some produce shopping yesterday, I realized that not only had I not taken advantage of a, so far, plentiful crop of Hill Country peaches, but that the deadline for this post was looming. I didn’t want the SideDish editors to break my kneecaps, so I bought some peaches and got down to work. […]

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DRG Concepts and Downtown Dallas Inc. Announce Texas/OU Weekend Barbecue Blowout

Here’s another great reason to head downtown during Texas/OU weekend: the folks at DRG (Dallas Chop House, Wild Salsa, Dallas Fish Market) and Downtown Dallas Inc. have teamed up to create the Texas/OU Red River Barbecue Shootout. What is the Red River Barbecue Shootout, you ask? It’s a competition between four pitmasters from Oklahoma and […]

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May is National BBQ Month (As If We Needed a Reason to Fire Up the Grill)

May is National Barbecue Month. As you limber up your flipping wrist in anticipation of the next few weeks, multitask by reading through these BBQ cooking tips from John McLemore’s book, DADGUM, That’s Good! Kickbutt Recipes for Smoking, Grilling, Frying, Boiling and Steaming and let us know what he left out. (Sure, some are no-brainers, […]

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Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival Wraps Up With Tim Love’s Grilled Pickles, Fergus Henderson’s Bone Marrow, and a Nearly Perfect Fish Sandwich

For a debutante, last weekend’s Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival (featuring, among others, local boy Tim Love of Lonesome Dove and Love Shack) was both a figurative and literal hottie. From searing grills to humidity that felt like getting a big wet one from Mother Nature, heat was both constant companion and inspiration […]

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Dallas Chef Pal Steven Doyle Quits Dallas Observer

Steven “Dallas Dude” Doyle stunned the foodie world today by posting this shocking news on his FB page: I resigned from The Dallas Observer and now full time at the Critic’s Guide that will premiere Monday morning. The Critic’s Guide is the brainchild of Dave Faries, another dude who quit the Observer. Faries and Doyle […]

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Fire and Ice: Fuego Opens at Stephan Pyles in Dallas

After months of anticipation, months more of discovery, and a year of of experimentation, Fuego, the small restaurant within a restaurant, has opened inside  Stephan Pyles, the restaurant. For now, Fuego is the most exclusive eating event in town–the menu features a few preparation techniques used by molecular gastronomists combined with cooking and baking in […]

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Central Market Readies for Passport Argentina

Central Market kicks off their celebration, Passport Argentina, today with a ribbon cutting today with the Ambassador of Argentina to the U.S. at the Dallas store around 5:00 p.m.  For the next two weeks, all Central Market stores will hold an impressive array of events, tastings, cooking classes, wine specials, and talks and demonstrations with […]

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Shannon Wynne Will Open New Restaurant In Dallas: The Moth

Veteran Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne has signed a lease on the “old Ann Sachs tile space” in the Design District (High Line & Oak Lawn) and will open a restaurant/bar called The Moth. Veteran is a nice way to describe Mr. Wynne, in reality he is a crafty, no-bs geezer. Ask him a question and […]

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South American Super Chef Francis Mallman Cooks at Central Market

Last night our editorial intern, Kellyn Curtis, headed over to Central Market for a tough assignment–a cooking class led by, “The Thomas Keller of South America,” Francis Mallman. His recent cookbook, Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way is gorgeous. Here’s what went on at CM on Lovers last night: Dallas cooking enthusiasts got a little […]

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