Tesar Says He’ll Reopen The Table Under A New Name: One Art

Last night, John Tesar appeared on Extreme Chef and emerged victorious (and with $10,ooo prize money to show for it). This morning, however, Steven Doyle reported this even more interesting (and par for the course) quote from the wild life of Mr. T: “We closed The Table but we are about to open it back […]

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First-Take: Tre Wilcox’s Marquee Bar & Grill in Highland Park

What to expect: Let me open by saying that the first time D Magazine’s administrative coordinator Loren Means went to Marquee for lunch, she didn’t leave until well after dinner. There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that the cocktails are as much to blame as the food, but all she knows is that she […]

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Vitality House Cafe Opens in Richardson With Flavorful Menu and Full-Time Nutritionist

My husband and I battle for the title of Biggest Loser in our house; our respective weights fluctuating by 10 percent on a monthly basis (this month, he’s ahead, or behind depending on how you look at it). To be honest, we’d be happy for some steadiness, but as we all know, end-of-school-year stress, travel, […]

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Bella Restaurant & Bar Owners Clear Out Under Cover of Night

A relative of a D staffer with first-hand knowledge of the goings-on at the newly closed Bella Restaurant & Bar in Uptown let us in on an interesting tidbit: turns out that Bella’s owners not only ceased operations last Thursday night, but also ransacked the place in a dark-of-the-night flee, making off with tables, chairs, […]

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Catching Up with Chef David Uygur at Lucia Restaurant in Dallas

The biggest buzz in the Dallas dining community is the opening of chef David Uygur’s Lucia in the Bishop Arts District. The exact date is unknown — beyond the fact that it will be this fall. However,  Uygur has a clear idea of the type of restaurant he wants Lucia to be. I caught up […]

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CuriousDish: Which Dallas Restaurant Would You Revive?

Let’s take a break from the restaurants still here and think about those that we miss. Imagine you had the power–a genie in a bottle of Chateau Latour Pomerol to grant you one wish. If you could rub her it and be granted the gift to bring one dead restaurant back to life, which one […]

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Exclusive! We Find Ideal Location For Avner Samuel’s Next Restaurant!

The imminent closure of Avner Samuel’s Aurora need not be in vain. We have found the ideal location for his next restaurant. It has a picturesque location, stunning views and is barely a Cadillac Escalade’s 60-0 braking distance from downtown Dallas. In fact, it’s a proven restaurant location– the hilltop  held Baby Doe’s Matchless Mine […]

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Monday Morning Rant: Server Drives Me Crazy

A few weeks ago I was having breakfast at Craft Dallas. There were only three customers in the restaurant which makes me nervous since I’d hate to see Dallas lose this place—the food is really special. However here is the transcript of a conversation I had with my waiter. I pretended to be from out […]

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Let’s Kick a Dead Horse: Il Mulino in Dallas

Some of the comments under yesterday’s comments post about Leslie Brenner’s picks for Best French Restaurants went a little east of France. Like to Italy. At one point I wrote: “It took you a year of eating red-sauce Italian food and steak au poivre to come to the conclusion that the majority of Dallas diners […]

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Larry Lavine: Out of Mandola’s Italian Market

In the current issue of D Magazine, Teresa “Twinkle Toes” Gubbins writes about Mandola’s Italian Market. The Italian grocery/deli originated in Austin and was brought north by Larry “Chili’s” Lavine. Larry had plans to roll Mandola’s out all over Dallas and potentially into other markets. Well, Mandola’s may roll, but it will grow without Larry […]

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Dave Faries Picks the Best Restaurateurs in Dallas

Best Restaurateurs. Oh no, now I’ve got to make one too. (Bob Sambol? I like Bob but he owns one restaurant.) UPDATE: Okay, I’ve thought about the above list a little bit more and I really have to question Dave Faries’ pick of Bob Sambol as a restaurateur of the decade. What about entrepreneurial spirits […]

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Nick Badovinus to Open One, No Make That Two Neighborhood Services’ Locations in Dallas

This year has been horrific for many local restaurants, but 2009 has been very, very good to Neighborhood Services. “I am so tired of saying no to my customers,” said Neighborhood Services owner/chef Nick Badovinus. “I will be so happy to now say yes.” For the last 16 months, Badovinus’ 90-seat restaurant on West Lovers […]

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Dallas Restaurateurs, Attention! Get Ready To Report: Restaurant Management Bootcamp

Great logo. Dallas Restaurateurs, Attention! Get Ready To Report: Restaurant Management Bootcamp The Texas Restaurant Association is offering real world training for restaurant managers. The Boot Camp program includes extensive training on customer relations, risk management, cost control, and employee relations. The two-day event will take place September 14-15 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) at US Foodservice […]

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