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Restaurant News: Tristan Simon and Tim Headington Splitsville?

I can hear the ground rumbling under the Hotel Joule. Word from the underground says Tristan Simon and Tim Headington are breaking up and dividing the assets. Simon will take Hibiscus and Fireside Pies. Headington will take the rest. Press release could come any minute or I could have egg on my face and apologies to make by nightfall.

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Dallas Farmers Market Management Announces New Farm-To-Market Liaison

GROW North Texas, a nonprofit organization made up of “Dallas area local food folks” dedicated to creating the ideal food system, will serve as the farm-to-market liaison between area farmers and Dallas Farmers Market Management. Their mission? To lure Pecan Lodge back? Click for details.

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SideDish By The Numbers: The Greatest Hits of 2013

Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.

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John Tesar Talks Untethered Veal to Wall Street Journal, Plans to Open a Steak Restaurant in Dallas

John Tesar is talking about opening a steak restaurant in Dallas. He’s got it all planned. It will be different. It will be chef-driven. I will be located centrally in the 214.

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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Ocho to be Another Location of Mi Piaci

Meet Marvin. He is my undercover snitch. Marvin knows a lot about the Dallas restaurant business. He’s socially awkward and therefore people feel comfortable feeding him information. They trust him with their secrets. Marvin has two qualities I love: he has a big mouth and my phone number. Marvin, who resembles a Black-footed Albatross, called […]

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My Five Cents: Why Josh Valentine is Out at FT33 in Dallas

Carol beat me to the confirmation but I’d already written this post so here goes. Mike “Thrillah-In-The” Hiller reported that Josh Valentine is no longer the pastry chef at FT33. I’ve had my suspicions about Valentine’s actual role in the kitchen at FT33 since it opened. I’ve been to the restaurant five times and have never […]

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Trinity Groves Restaurant Opening Rumor #432

Apparently the phones are ringing off the hook over at Trinity Groves, the 13-acre restaurant-retail-artist-and-entertainment development at the base of the west end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge developed by Phil Romano, Stuart Fitts, and Larry “Butch” McGregor. If half of the rumors I’m hearing are true, they won’t have any trouble with occupancy. […]

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As Ed Bailey Turns: Garish Steakhouses to Disappear. Patrizio to go Coast-to-Coast and Beyond and Stuff and Such

Forgive my glib, sarcastic headline but covering the ups and down of Dallas restaurateur Ed Bailey has been a time consuming wild ride. I hear a different rumor about Ed Bailey’s businesses almost every day. This week I received several notes from “inside sources.” I took the bait and ran down a story. Do you care? […]

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Sorry, Eater Dallas, Bailey’s in Fairview Isn’t Closed. It’s Still Open.

An article on Eater Dallas says that Bailey’s in Fairview is closed, but I just called the restaurant two seconds ago and I can assure everyone that it is very, very open today, just like it normally is. Eater editor Whitney Filloon reported today: Word on the street is that Bailey’s Prime Plus in Fairview closed […]

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Grocery Store Rumors: Trader Joe’s Might Be Opening a Fifth Location at Inwood Village

A little birdy is saying that Trader Joe’s might be the reason why Turtletique, a posh fashion boutique on West Lovers Lane, is closing this month. Owner Barbara Kille says, “We are closing September 15 to the public as the result of the landlord wanting our space.” When I asked if she knew if Trader […]

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Let’s Put a Washburne, I Mean a Mi Cocina, in the White House!

The M Crowd has announced an agreement with The Chevy Chase Land Company to open a Mi Cocina restaurant at The Collection at Chevy Chase, a luxury shopping destination located just ten minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. I’m sure former President George W. Bush wonders why his good buddy Ray Washburne, founder and part owner […]

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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: The Commissary is Closed, Rhost Sold to Londoner

So says a customer who was there last night. According to said customer: “The show is over. Sunday was the last service. The space is leased to a local restaurateur.” Calling chef David McMillan. Also heard Rhost on Greenville has been sold to The Londoner Pub. UPPITY DATE: Incoming intel. Ziziki’s is going into Commissary […]

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Two Restaurants to Open at Klyde Warren Park. Lark is One

The developers of Klyde Warren Park (The Park) have been busy building the 5-acre green space that covers Woodall Rogers Freeway. The area will connect the Arts District and downtown with Uptown. The $110 million dollar attraction will feature fountains, a botanical garden, a performance stage, a children’s garden, real trees and grasses, and a […]

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Campo and Oak Owners Team Up For New Restaurant in Old Lumi Space on McKinney. They Need Us to Name the Restaurant!

Dallas is a city full of buddy-buddy chefs and owners. For the most part, these talented folks leave their knives in the kitchen. (We, the media, have a different set of weapons but that is another story.) This morning comes word from Teresa Gubbshoe Gubbins:  “A new restaurant will open in the old Lumi Empanada […]

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Avner Samuel and Jon Stevens Ride Again: Snack Opens in Dallas May 22

Whirling dervish chef Avner Samuel and his sidekick chef Jon Stevens are ready to open Snack, their “street-food-inspired-low price-points-small-plates-daily-chalkboard-special restaurant on Henderson in the space formerly known as Horne & Dekker. (Whew!) There will be three bar areas: one with cocktails, wine and beer; the second is a raw bar, but also includes a charcuterie […]

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Rumors Behind The Restaurant News: No Chef Changes at The Cedars Social

Last night, Andrew Chalk dined at The Cedars Social with Mark McWilliams of Arista Winery. Chalk asked the waitress if he could speak with executive chef Kyle McClelland. She told Chalk McClelland was not there. [He was doing a special event dinner at Campo.] She also said McClelland was leaving at the end of the […]

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