Stephan Pyles’ Newest Restaurant, San Salvaje, to Open April 28

If Dallas’ food scene was a monarchy, Stephen Pyles would definitely find his way onto the royal court. Along with once being credited with “almost single-handedly changing the cooking scene in Texas,” he’s known for being the chef-owner of Stephan Pyles Restaurant and Stampede 66. Now, Pyles will use his extensive South American travels as inspiration for his newest concept, San Salvaje.

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Former DMN Dining Critic Bill Addison is Now Joining Eater

Eater, that scary food-news-driven website with a deluge of information, is going from a fun food blog to super food-established. Yesterday, it announced big stinking news. The website has hired three full-time restaurant critics. Former Dallas Morning News and Atlanta Magazine’s critic, Bill Addison, is one of them, along with Robert Sietsema (Village Voice) and Robert Sutton (Bloomberg).

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Kitchen LTO Switches Chef and Designer for Round Two

Four days. That’s all it takes for permanent pop-up restaurant, Kitchen LTO, to get rid of the old, and start over with the new. Most restaurants take, you know, at least a month to turn around a space, but lightning speed is what Kitchen LTO (Limited Time Offer) in Trinity Groves is all about. Round one with Norman Grimm and Coeval Studios is done, and now we’re onto round two of the Kitchen’s existence.

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Weather Food and Wine Pairing: McFarland Signature Cuisine in Dallas

Look outside your windows. See that Tiffany blue sky? It’s about to disappear and turn evil. Let’s plan a McFarland Signature Cuisine menu for the weekend.

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Savor and Relish in Klyde Warren Park are Soft Opening Next Week

Wasn’t Klyde Warren Park just built yesterday? Now its two restaurants, Savor and Relish, are gearing up to open next week. Craziness. Everything is opening next week! Starting Tuesday, September 24, the gastropub (Savor) and casual cafe (Relish) will be dining destinations for park-goers in downtown Dallas. Uh oh, LARK on the Park. Enjoy your […]

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Food News (3/20/13)

After months of delay, Sylvan | Thirty is finally breaking ground at 10:30 this morning. The Mayor and a variety of other local business people are supposed to make an appearance. Personally, I’m more looking forward to seeing Teiichi Sakurai, since he’s opening a fish market there. I’m still wondering what he’s going to name it. The […]

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Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern is Moving into old Bee Enchilada Space in Oak Cliff

The debate is officially over. Sorry, East Dallas; sorry, Lakewood, North Dallas, Far East Dallas, and everyone else who wants a slice of Jerrier in their neighborhood. Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern, a place for pizza lovers who hate Cane Rosso,  is moving to Oak Cliff, according to Teresa Gubbins. The “leader in the clubhouse” turned […]

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Eat, Drink, Bird: Bolsa Mercado Teams Up With Trinity River Audubon Center

Have you visited the Trinity River Audubon Center? If not, please make an attempt to visit this special facility. I’m biased because I’m an avid birder and I support the center in as many ways as possible. Today, Bolsa/Bolsa Mercado Owner, Chris “Pileated Woodpecker” Zielke announced their exclusive catering program with TRAC. The facility is […]

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Food News and Booze: Fish McBites, Howard Wang’s, and Joe the Baker

While I’ve been hiding in my Netflix cave these last couple days, the world has kept spinning. A crazy amount of things have happened. For example, did you know that McDonald’s is releasing its line of Fish McBites early this year for a limited time only? Yes, I know. Life changing. If you’re a Howard […]

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Food News and Booze

Chef Jeffery Hobbs will be the executive chef at American F+B, the new comfort restaurant in Fort Worth opening in 2013. Teresa Gubbins is all over it. She says that Hobbs will not be opening his own restaurant, like he promised us after he left Sissy’s back in September. My dreams of a potential restaurant called […]

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Hostess is Closed, and Bradford Pearson is Wrong. Twinkies Were the Best Hostess Product.

Usually Bradford nails his posts on Frontburner, but his ranking system for best Hostess products is completely out of order. I get it; he’s honoring Hostess products now that the company is shutting down after the union strike, but why in the world are fake orangey cupcakes his favorite Hostess snack? Twinkies are classic. Twinkies […]

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Interesting Read: The Truth Behind Food Labels

Every once in a while, usually in a doctor’s office, I come across a magazine article that compels me to tear it out and save for future reference. Thankfully, this piece titled “The Truth Behind Food Labels” is not only in print, you can read it online. In the May-June issue of Audubon magazine, Gretel […]

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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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National Chicken Council Projects Sales of 25 Billion Wings in 2012. Richardson-Based Wingstop Expects to Pluck 5.6 Million.

I once made my opinion of the (worthless) honeydew melon very clear. Today I bring up the yucky chicken wing. They have never appealed to me but apparently I am in the minority. This morning comes word from the National Chicken Council: “More than 1.25 billion wings will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend (100 […]

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Fall Classic! Rangers v Cardinals Tonight: Let’s Cook

Raya has told you where to go if you want to watch the game in public. However many of us prefer to view the game from the comfort of our own couch with a few friends and dogs. A commenter, who wants to party at home, asks what she can cook to represent each team. […]

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In Flight Advice: Save Your Socks and Air-Cushion Your Wine

‘Tis the season for bucolic forays into Napa, Sonoma, and Tuscany (who are we kidding, that kind of travel’s always in season). And while I don’t generally write about products, this one caught my eye. Even thought I employ Ziploc bags, bubble wrap, and a sophisticated layering of socks and brassieres, many’s the time I’ve […]

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