Dana Cowin, the editor of Food and Wine is sharing some big knowledge lately via Twitter. My thought would have been a hefty squeeze of lemon juice would help overcome getting slimed by eel, but apparently the eau d'eel is a bit more sturdy. Last I checked she was scrubbing away with toothpaste. Be ... More >>
First the big news: yesterday, this year's James Beard nominees were announced and Dallas has a respectable showing. Abacus and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek received nominations for Outstanding Service, which may not come as a huge surprise considering these two Dallas institutions are known for ... More >>
LTO has announced their first idea for the Trinity Groves pop up restaurant. Over the past few weeks we've told you about the concept that will feature a temporary restaurant that provides four short months of atmosphere and cuisine crafted by a chef and designer picked by local Dallas diners. LTO a ... More >>
Reviewing the restaurant that replaced Campo.
Chef Matt McCallister is known for his love of foraging. He's also known for having a bit of a temper. When a diner left some meandering and negative prose on Yelp after having dinner at his previous restaurant, Campo, the chef ate that Yelper for breakfast. On his Facebook page McCallister went off ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Sexy toppings can't hide an inferior hot dog.
Victor Tango chef Greg Bussey is a chef's chef. By that, I mean so many other cooks in Dallas mention Bussey's tables as one of their favorites to dine at. After meeting the soft-spoken, quick-to-smile chef, it's easy to understand why. After attending the California Culinary Academy, Bussey spent ... More >>
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Patrick Stark, chef at Sundown at Granada, enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America fresh out of high school at 17 years of age, partially because he just wanted the get the hell outta town. He's worked throughout the United States, a few spots in Europe and had a t ... More >>
Laura and Silka Sanchez In 1981, Laura and Oscar Sanchez opened La Calle Doce in small house in Oak Cliff. Now, more than 30 years later, with the recent addition of a new bar and patio, it stands as a staple for Mexican seafood in Dallas. Raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Laura's father instill ... More >>
Once a month or so, we invite a new lucky soul to attempt to conquer The Box. Their challenge: To create something awesome out of whatever ingredients are in the box. It's like Chopped plus Punk'd, only less terrible. This month, Campo's Matt McCallister attempts to make some Super Bowl app ... More >>
While I loved the whole thing, there are some stand-out lines in Lauren's recent cover story on the state of Dallas dining. Matt McCallister's quotes are priceless, but there's also a bite from Brian Luscher that has stayed with me. Fifteen years ago -- hell, even five years ago -- sweetbreads, hea ... More >>