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Saturday’s BurgerFest in Deep Ellum was Well-Done

At Dallas’ first-ever BurgerFest on Saturday, the air was pungent with the smell of meat. To the left of Deep Ellum’s 2800 block down Main Street was a row of busy cooks, busting out burgers for the throngs of patty patrons. To the right, colored tents housed a variety of art and homemade items. Rich […]

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Fork Fight Round Two: Uno Immanivong (Chino) vs. Norman Grimm (Kitchen LTO) at Trinity Groves

At last night’s Fork Fight at Trinity Groves, Uno Immanivong previewed some of her Asian-Latin cuisine in her upcoming restaurant Chino Chinatown, while Norman Grimm of Kitchen LTO (a rotating restaurant concept) brought his best game to the table. Fork Fight is really just a fancy smackdown between all the new concepts at Trinity Groves, and the […]

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Ned Elliott (Foreign & Domestic) and Matt McCallister Make Food Love Together at FT33

Last night, Matt McCallister and his guest chef of the night, Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, spoiled their guests with a nine-course dinner at FT33. I was lucky to join as a media member. If you can recall from my interviews with McCallister and Elliott, the two hadn’t met up until this very dinner at […]

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Bastille on Bishop 2013: Our Night in France

Wine, cigars, sausage, and long lines. Emphasis on the wine and long lines. That’s what you would’ve found if you attended Bastille on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District last night. The largest French festival in Dallas started at 6 p.m., but by the time I got there around 7:30 p.m., a couple food tents […]

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Taste of Dallas 2013: A Recap of All the Crazy Food We Ate

This weekend was my first time attending Taste of Dallas – actually my first time to attend a “Taste of Anywhere” – but it won’t be my last. Last Friday evening, I met up with Kellie Spano, the administrative assistant at D, and a couple of our friends at Fair Park to see what this festival […]

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The Taste, Episode 5 Recap: The Art of the Sandwich

The 12 remaining chefs are told that this week’s theme is “back to basics with the humble, yet much-loved sandwich.” Teams are allowed to serve their sandwiches on small plates instead of spoons (thank God) and must prepare one of the following classics: a club, PB&J, or a salad – tuna, chicken, or egg. Nigella’s […]

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