Avner Samuel

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Underground Dallas Chef David Anthony Temple: "Our Food is Better Than Yours"

    For someone who's never helmed a fine dining restaurant in Dallas, David Anthony Temple has a lot of opinions about the city's food and restaurants. Cooking under the nom de guerre Chef DAT, Temple has been hosting underground pop-up dinners across the city for the last four and a half years, and di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    The Dearly Departed Restaurants of Dallas

    Two years. Two years, one month and 23 days, to be specific. That's how long it's been since my favorite neighborhood restaurant closed. Oh, sure; others have stepped in to capably fill the void. But nothing will ever quite measure up to the restaurant that's dearly departed.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    SNACK May Be On Is Way To SUP

    The owners of SNACK, the subject of this week's review, have some work on their hands. Jon Stevens and Avner Samuel have had the doors open at their latest restaurant for eight weeks now and there are still signs the owners are trying to figure out the best way to make use of the space. While resea ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012

    SNACK's Roll of the Dice

    A new restaurant takes a shot in a turbulent Henderson Avenue location.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Chef DAT on What Dallas Needs, New Orleans and Underground Dinners

    Louisiana native David Anthony Temple (aka Chef DAT), a pioneer of sorts of for the local pop up dinner scene, has been hosting his Underground Dinners since January of 2009. He grew up cooking with his family, but honed his skills (both in terms of cooking and ingredients) while working at places l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Chef Ryan Carbery of Nosh Bailey's Prime Plus on Growing up as a Fourth Generation Chef

    Chef Ryan Carbery was raised in a family of chefs four generations deep. As a teenager, Carbery worked for his uncle David Slay of ParkAve in Orange County and his aunt Lisa, who owns restaurants in his hometown of St. Louis. After culinary school in Chicago, Carbery eventually made his way to Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Our Top 5 Picks for New Year's Eve Dinner

    The perfect outfit for dinner at Cadot.​If you don't have dinner plans for New Year's Eve yet, you better make reservations soon or risk cuddling a pizza box on the couch come Friday. Some restaurants are completely booked, but we've compiled a list of places with interesting menu options that ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    The Samuels Are Back;
    Nosh Scheduled to Replace Their Famed Aurora

    The new Nosh, in the same space as Aurora, will retain Aurora's wide-open kitchen.​When Aurora announced its closing early last month, owners Celeste and Avner Samuel hinted that they were in the process of searching for a location for a brand new concept. Looks like their search is over, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds: Unexceptional food at the Common Table

    Sara KerensThough this may look great, we were not impressed.‚ÄčThis week's Dallas food blog coverage is a sampling of Vietnamese feasts and uncommonly bad food, a stolen can of Whoopass and stale popcorn, an elaborate post-Gospel Last Supper and vegan barbecue, and more highlights. Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Hello, Torchy's. Goodbye Tre Amici.

    ​Well, we wish we could say the month of June was a great one with some long-awaited restaurants finally making their debut, but as they were coming, others were going. As we said hello to the Torchy's, we were forced to say goodbye to Cafe Madrid in the Bishop Arts. As the new Brownstone R ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2007

    Victory: That Gasoline Smell...

    2007 started with the scent of napalm in the morning

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2006

    Tutto Tootles

    After unloading his tapas bar Rouge on Lovers Lane, it appears Joseph Gutierriz--brought here by exotic motor head Scott Ginsburg to revive the ill-fated Voltaire (and later the big boo-boo Bamboo Bamboo)--has moved back to Phoenix, but not before unloading Tutto on McKinney Avenue for $250K. Gutier ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Grecian Formula

    After a decade, Ziziki's still going strong

  • Dining

    November 25, 2004

    Mongol Chuck

    Tristan Simon unloads Genghis Grill

  • Dining

    March 18, 2004


    Which establishments have the best waitstaff?

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Vice Grip

    In Dallas restaurants, 2003 was all about smoke. The future may be all about hooch.

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Urban Turban

    Colleyville eatery strikes a pose

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Big Death

    Fading flashiness marked the year in Dallas dining

  • Dining

    December 26, 2002

    Mercy Mercy

    New wine bar to open in late January

  • Dining

    February 14, 2002

    Hard Rock

    New global tapas bar opening on McKinney Avenue

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    Hash Over

    No Fork over; Gorman gallops

  • Dining

    March 23, 2000

    Hash Over

    French meat munch

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Eat these words

    The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    Ballsy dining

    Eating at Mel's on Main takes uncommon valor

  • Dining

    June 24, 1999

    Hash Over

    Abacus counts its blessings;
    Bruno and Judy do Ellum

  • Dining

    April 1, 1999

    Jazzy dining

    Soho Food hits the right notes; Ocean Grill & Jazz blows cold

  • Dining

    December 31, 1998

    Let 'em eat loin

    1998 was a year of lusty carnivores, raw fish, and orgiastic indulgence

  • Dining

    December 10, 1998
  • Dining

    September 5, 1996

    Being there

    Pool tables and glitzy food make a joint the Joint

  • Dining

    October 26, 1995

    Princess for a day

    Don your rhinestone tiara: The Pyramid's prix-fixe dinner is the best deal in town