Josh Valentine is Building a Restaurant in Oklahoma. Literally.

A few months ago, Josh Valentine left his pastry cheffing duties at FT33 to return to Oklahoma, his home state. Turns out he wasn’t much of a Dallas guy. Sad. We lost the biggest bacon-enthusiast in our city. The Top Chef: Seattle contestant has since become executive chef at The George: A Prime Steakhouse, named […]

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Joel Salatin Rocked Urban Acres’ Steward’s Dinner

On Tuesday night, Urban Acres partnered with Joel Salatin (the monumentally celebrated sustainable farmer and author from Virginia) and some pretty awesome local chefs to present a Steward’s Dinner at Four Cornery Brewery. We entered through the makeshift barn doors and an immediate wave of camaraderie passed over us. Everyone there was passionate about food. […]

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Look What I Made: Homemade Peppered Bacon

I almost didn’t do this post. Making my own bacon was a learning experience. And not the cool kind. I’m into learning experiences where I either learn that I’m immediately good at something or I learn because documentaries are educational.* This wasn’t like that. I figured bacon makin’ would be a challenge, of course, but […]

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Mesa’s New Fall Menu is Spectacular

Mesa needs more love. At the media dinner I was invited to last night, there wasn’t a single breathing soul in the restaurant besides the bloggers and writers tasting the new menu by Raul Reyes, owner and chef extraordinaire of Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine. Sure, it was a Wednesday evening, but it was still surprisingly […]

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Cedars Food Park is a Food Truck Lover’s Heaven

I write to you today as a former food truck skeptic. I’d eat every doubtful word that ever crossed my lips if there were any room left in my stomach after my Saturday night chow-down at the grand opening of the Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village. Eighteen of the city’s most popular food […]

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Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas

Last week Nicki Pruss of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was in Dallas. She presented a powerful, but eclectic assortment, of her wines at the restaurant with the best wine list in Dallas, Pappas Bros Steakhouse. Luckily, I was an invited guest at the dinner which showcased her wines. Pruss has a big responsibility. As winemaker […]

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Eat This Now: Pork Guisado from La Nueva Fresh and Hot in Dallas

I’ve done a decent amount of travel around Dallas as part of my own personal taco crusade.  But unfortunately, my taco radar is pretty much dark across the taco dense region just east of Harry Hines and north of Northwest Highway.  A few establishments have crossed my path in this area, but one experience in […]

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The Most Underrated Restaurant in Dallas: Canary By Gorji

I’ll be quick and to the point: Canary By Gorji is the most underrated restaurant in Dallas. Every time I eat there I am seduced by the creative cooking and I fall in love with Chef Mansour Gorji. I took my family to Canary By Gorji  for dinner last night and we had a comfortable, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Off-Site Kitchen in Dallas is Open for Business

Nick Badovinus and chef Dan Riley have been hunkered down for over a year developing the menu and creating all kinds of delicious roasted meats for Off-Site Kitchen. Today he is finally opening the doors! Now, hold your horses. The dining room is tiny. Off-Site Kitchen is basically a take-out restaurant with a few stools […]

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Hey Dallas, What Would You Ask Anthony Bourdain?

Anthony Bourdain will be at The Majestic tonight. Tickets are still available. I understand there will be a Q&A segment in the show. Can’t go? Send me your questions. I’ll try to get them answered. Oh, and Tony. Tonight is the sixth game of the World Series. Our Texas Rangers could be champions before your […]

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