I recently talked some trash with Jay Jerrier. Today, I will attempt to get inside the head of chef John Tesar. Love him or hate him, he can cook. “His” new restaurant, Knife Modern Steak, opened May 15. Let’s get to it.Read More
We have a reader who is looking for good “low-brow” steakhouse. He doesn’t want Prime and or class, just a good steak, a baked tater with all the fixins, and a salad with ranch on it.Read More
Chef John Tesar is back at it again. His much celebrated restaurant, Spoon, is no longer an only child. He is coming at this ravenous city with something almost unheard of in Dallas: steak. I jest, but this particular fine dining steakhouse, which opens May 15 in Central 214’s old spot, will set itself apart not only with the wild Chef’s personal flair for madcap exuberance, but by its selection of rare and alternative prime cuts. As Tesar told the crowd of media that attended a preview of Knife’s facility last night, “Where Spoon is more intimate, Knife is social.” Here are the essentials you need to know.Read More
Hamilton spent his early years on a farm in rural Oklahoma growing peanuts and cotton. Similar to most local food producers, he got his start selling grass fed and finished beef at McKinney’s downtown farmers market, however he quickly learned that selling products to the public a mere four hours a week, six months a year in ideal weather was not a sustainable business model. When the opportunity to purchase a nearby storefront arose, he and his wife jumped at the opportunity. Beyond the beef selection, you can find Village Baking Company brioche buns, pasture raised chicken and eggs, locally made chocolate, and Texas olive oil.Read More
Friends, it’s happening.
That corner of Park and Preston is turning into a bustling center for good steaks and burgers, starting this Friday, April 25. Executive chef Andrew Powers is guiding his team to make a “land and sea” burger, jumbo sea scallops, and an eggplant parmesan burger for vegetarians. Nice.Read More
Bachelor party season is just around the corner. How do I know that? I just got an email from a reader looking for a steak restaurant to host a pre-bachelor party dinner.Read More
Female powerhouse and restaurateur, Dee Lincoln, is opening a second Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar at 4701 West Park Boulevard. It’s in between Preston and Ohio. The menu will have a few more creative burgers added to it, and there’ll be a huge 80-seated dining room, an open kitchen, patio, and outdoor lounge.Read More
Here he comes again. Nick Badovinus will open Town Hearth, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant in the Dallas Design District dedicated to “open-hearth cooking with a heavy seafood influence and steaks with a generous spirit of cut and flavor and a commitment to community with a simple, straightforward approach to eating.” Got that? There’s more.
Town Heart is the largest project in Badovinus’ burgeoning portfolio. Currently his company, Flavor Hook, operates two locationsRead More
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.Read More
The media invite came across my inbox like a swift kick from Frank Dux himself. Jean-Claude Van Damme in Dallas? For a special Ser dinner?
For a man who’s had his up and downs yet still managed to maintain a body crafted to perfection with legs engineered to defy the laws of physics, I thought only briefly of how it seemed strange that he would host a dinner in Dallas with tickets being a measly $169 per person. How can the king of kicks be so modest about his impact on our culture, so much so that it’s almost safe to add it up to a double impact? Being such a hard target, I dropped my sewing kit and rushed out to Ser to embark on what I was certain would be the journey of a lifetime. Well, piss in my Wheaties, it turns out that it’s actually just a dinner featuring the other, and almost as famous, Le Grande Dame from Vueve Clicquot. Everyone knows the flagship yellow bottle from Vueve Clicquot and its power in granting men powers over women that often lead to broken hearts, so it was safe to say this could be a good night.Read More
Cholesterol scholesterol. All you people trying to lose your tire bellies better start ignoring me now. I’m about to talk about all your favorite red meats. Mmmm. Dee Lincoln, the woman behind Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and the Tasting Room & Bubble Bar, is giving Dallas people exactly what they want: a menu that […]Read More
Texas sure does love it some steak and burgers. The mere mention of those two words is probably making some of y’all salivate already. Moneymaker and restaurateur Dee Lincoln (previous co-founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and owner of Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar) has set her sights on combining two […]Read More
This July 4, don’t settle for your usual hot-dog-and-hamburger routine. Four Dallas chefs are sharing their secrets and tips for the tastiest Independence Day cookout your neighborhood has ever seen. Step it up a notch with Lockhart’s spicy adobo sauce, Komali’s pineapple habanero ribs, TJ’s grilled salmon with cucumber dill sauce, and Chino’s teriyaki steak […]Read More
Nosh Euro Bisto’s executive chef Jon Stevens’ last day at the popular Park Cities and Plano restaurant is Saturday, April 27. He’s leaving Avner Samuel’s kitchen with Samuel’s blessing. Stevens was hired by Samuel in September, 2010 and together they created two locations of Nosh. “We are parting as friends,” Stevens says. Avner and his wife,Celeste, […]Read More
Keep voting for your favorite food and drinks in Best of Big D until Sunday, March 31. Then the poll shuts down and you have to wait until next year. We’re on the last leg, voters. Keep chugging. AllGood Cafe is now open later on Sundays. Instead of closing doors at 2 p.m., it’s serving breakfast […]Read More
I don’t know who this governing body is that keeps sanctioning food holidays, but I understand that Friday marks the observance of National Chicken Fried Steak Day. Or something like that. I have to say that I find national well-liked food days to be a bit on the goofy, self-congratulatory* side, although I suspect that […]Read More
Anthony Van Camp, the bright executive chef of Sēr, is still fiddling with the menu he’ll be presenting to the public when the Hilton Anatole’s newest steakhouse opens on October 1. So far, construction is well underway and the insides of what was once Nana, Anthony Bombaci’s domain, is now gutted, stripped, torn, and shredded. […]Read More
I love wines with scores higher than my IQ, so when the peeps at Ruth’s Chris in Fort Worth invited me to a meal organized in conjunction with Wine Enthusiast Magazine and accompanied by wines that scored 90 or more points out of 100, I jumped at the chance. We started with a sparkling wine […]Read More
This week Ocean Prime in Dallas held a media dinner to promote its new summer menu. Prior to attending, I knew its a steakhouse. I knew that the decor was upscale. But there were lots of things that I did not know. For instance, Ocean Prime placed third on D Magazine’s 20 top steakhouses in 2011. […]Read More
Earlier this week, I attended a media event at Bailey’s Prime Plus flagship location at The Shops of Park Lane. (Ed’s Note: Last week we reported that the Fort Worth location is now closed.) The gathering was held to showcase the changes the restaurant has made since owner Ed Bailey hired Avner (Nosh, Snack) Samuel […]Read More