Capital Grille Gets You In and Out of Lunch in 45 Minutes Flat

Capital Grille rolled out a new lunch option earlier this month – serve customers a high quality, multi-course, customizable meal in 45 minutes flat, allowing those of us who watch a lunch hour clock the ability to have a delicious meal and still meet time constraints.  A friend and I were invited guests of The […]

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Restaurant Review: Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan

When popular Dallas chef Joanne Bondy left her post at Ciudad to work at the ginormous Gaylord Texan, industry folks thought she was crazy. Now, almost six years later, we’re crazy for the improvements and the personal touches she has added to Old Hickory’s menu. It’s still mostly a steak restaurant. Filets, Cowboy rib-eyes, and […]

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Lab-Grown Meat? Less Sci-Fi and Far More Relevant to the Texas Economy Than You Might Imagine

I listen to a lot of public radio. A couple months ago, my home girl Terri Gross broadcast an interview on Fresh Air that focused on the logistical and ethical questions at play regarding growing meat from stem cells in a laboratory setting. Before you jump to conclusions about real vs. lab-created meat, science writer […]

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Bob Sambol Leaves Bob’s Steak & Chop House for MCrowd’s Mercury Grill in Dallas

Exclusive! Breaking! Must credit SideDish!! Minutes ago, Bob Sambol told his staff and investors that he is decamping the legendary Bob’s Steak & Chop House to take a job at MCrowd. Come Monday, diners at the Mercury Grill will find Sambol waiting to greet them at the front door. He’ll run that operation and will […]

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Bob Sambol of Bob’s Steak & Chop House Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft

DMN’s Jennifer Emily reports Bob Sambol, founder of Bob’s Steak & Chop House, pleaded guilty this afternoon to felony theft. Sambol was accused of taking $300,000 from an investor to make improvements on the restaurant. The improvements were never made.  Sambol will repay the debt. He received 10 years of deferred adjudication. I reached Bob […]

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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Is Al Biernat Selling Out?

This morning I received yet another email from a secret source with insider information about a big sale in progress. The restaurant? Al Biernat’s. The buyer? A group led by long-time restaurateur Phil Cobb. “I’m so glad you called,” says Al.  “Please kill this rumor for me. I’m only 55 and have a ten-year lease.” […]

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Chef Richard Chamberlain Braves Icy Streets to Feed Super Bowl Media

Every day this week visiting media staying at the Sheraton in downtown Dallas is being treated to free food from different areas of Dallas. Today it is Addison’s turn to wow the palates of hungry sportswriters (is that redundant?) Anywhoo, the ice didn’t stop Richard Chamberlain from transporting 800 pounds of grub from his Chamberlain’s […]

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Opening Night at La Fiorentina. Bistecca + Napoleon = Una Buona Serata

When La Fiorentina Tuscan Steakhouse opened its doors to the public on Dec. 1, we were first in line. Follow the link for some awesome pictures and to find out what Alberto Lombardi has up his sleeve with his new Tuscan steakhouse. Click here to go to the full review…

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Nick & Sam’s in Dallas Adds a Private Label Wine to Their List

No, they haven’t shut the steakhouse and morphed into a winery. Rather, they have created a private-label wine for sale solely to their restaurant patrons. This is not your average house wine which is usually the least expensive and least explained wine on the list. Nick & Sam’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is an […]

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Special Report: Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Tasting at Nick and Sam’s in Dallas

We were transported into a world of single malt scotch whiskey this week as Nicholas Pollacchi, Global Ambassador of The Balvenie introduced us to a range of Balvenie scotches accompanied by a five-course meal at Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse. The highlight of the tasting was the Balvenie 17-year old Peated Cask. This single malt whiskey […]

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As the Restaurants Turn: Rumor About Bob Sambol is Not True

Will Bob Sambol have a steak in Mike Modano’s Hully & Mo? Who knows. (Thanks SI for the photo) As the economy continues to kill restaurants, it also fuels the fires beneath the ever-burning rumor mill. One reason why so many stories are flying all over town is simple economics–as restaurants close, the supply of […]

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Chef Kenny Mills Gone From Dallas Chop House

Or so the initial rumor goes. Dang, I just wrote a 1,500-word review on The Dallas Chop House. I reached Fran Gallagher, DRG’s public relations person, and she is in her car. She send details when she gets to a desk. All she said was, “There is a difference in the change in the direction […]

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