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Celebrity Chefs

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Chef Uno Immanivong on Learning from Anthony Bourdain and Growing Chino Chinatown

    Since her appearance on ABC's popular cooking show The Taste, Chef Uno Immanivong has been on a pretty wild ride. Just a year and a half after filming the show alongside mentor Anthony Bourdain, Immanivong is three months into owning her first restaurant. That restaurant, Trinity Groves' Chino Chin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Guy Fieri's Courtroom Drawing Is Simple, Hilarious and Accurate

    Back in 2011 a teenager allegedly stole celebrity chef and human au jus-blasted pizza roll Guy Fieri's yellow Lamborghini from a California dealership. Then the teen allegedly tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Fast forward to this week and the teen in question, Mark Wade, is on trial. Fieri took t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Five Sixty Chef Patton Robertson is Hosting a Pretty Amazing Japanese Dinner Next Week

    Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is teaming up with a few local chefs next week to host a Japanese dinner. His guests include Teiichi Sakuria of Tei-An, Matt Raso of Nobu, along with Scott Drewno from The Source (another Wolfgang Puck restaurant) in Washington D.C. Each chef wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Paula Deen Is Coming to Dallas

    Paula Deen, the undisputed queen of Butter n' N-Bombs, is headed to Dallas next month, as the central figure in a MetroCooking event series at the Dallas Convention Center. Deen, of course, made news this summer when a deposition documented her use of racial slurs. The downward spiral was quick, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    I Made Candied Bacon. Now You Make It. Now.

    When I opened up this cookbook at Christmas, this was the recipe that had to be made. I waited for the right moment, then I tried it out. There are no photos of the results, because the results were eaten too quickly. I assure you, this bacon is amazing. It's sweet. It's spicy. And it's bacon. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Eight Best Moments from Anthony Bourdain's Reddit AMA Yesterday

    Yesterday Anthony Bourdain hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), which is an online Q&A with little editing or interference and just a few guidelines for etiquette, which are primarily enforced through a voting system. In general, anyone can lob a question and usually the answers are pretty candid. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Speaking Chino: A Q&A with The Taste's Uno Immanivong

    Long story short, there's this show on ABC called The Taste. It's just like the show The Voice only instead of blindly listening to contestants sing, judges on The Taste blindly taste contestants' cooking. Seriously, that's like the only difference. Oh, and instead of three famous dudes and a busty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: Tesar Packs Knives, Goes, Becomes Pickle Hoarder

    Dammit, Dallas! Tesar went home this week on Top Chef. They even gave him an extra chance to stay and he came home. Most big of bummers. The QuickFire was a knife-skills challenge hosted by Bob Kramer, who is a "master bladesmith" and wins points for best job title ever. Josie nicked her hand but d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Tyler Florence Signing Books at Williams-Sonoma Today at Noon

    Tyler Florence, host of several Food Network shows including "Iron Chef," "Food 911" and "Tyler's Ultimate," will be at Williams-Sonoma at NorthPark Center at noon today (Monday, Dec 10), signing copies of his new cookbook, TYLER FLORENCE FRESH. After a peek at the book online, in the introduction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    A 'Stache, a Ginger and a Tesar: Top Chef: Seattle Features Three Badass Dallas Chefs

    Every week, I will watch Top Chef. I will not recap the episodes scene-by scene, because that is dumb: if you wanted to watch it, you watched it already and you don't need me to tell you that there were opening credits, chefs got sweaty, and someone yelled "fuck" at food. If you want that kind of re ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Talking Food Critics, Ethnic Influence and Chef Instability in Dallas with Eric Ripert

    This Friday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will deliver an interactive performance discussing the industry that has granted them stardom. Most of the press coverage about the show has focused on Bourdain, but while Ripert takes a quieter approach to life his story is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    A Quickfire Interview with Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G.

    To be quite honest, I've never been a huge fan of Bitchin' Kitchen. It's just that it's an assault on the senses. Loud, busy, with lots of costumes, oiled up half naked dudes and whatnot. It's too much. If you haven't heard of Bitchin' Kitchen, it's a show on The Cooking Channel (AKA The Other Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Wolfgang Puck's Dallas Catering Employees Are Drunken, Tobacco-Chewing Thiefs, Lawsuit Claims

    Robert Garmon and Rodney Spinato were the only black bartenders working for Wolfgang Puck Catering's Dallas operation. They were, as they describe in a discrimination lawsuit filed today, "excellent, hard-working employees who were wrongfully terminated because of their race." What led them to this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Guy Fieri Is Impressed

    Guy Fieri likes lots of stuff. He likes tattoos. He likes yelling. And he really likes thumbs-upping. As opposed to McKayla Maroney, who is not easily impressed, we're pretty sure Guy walks around this life constantly impressed. And for this reason, we have created a Guy Is Impressed tumblr.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Win Free VIP Tickets To Iron Fork

    Update: We've selected two winners based on funny: BeSly, who offed Paula Deen by stuffing her with icing using a CO2 charged ISI Gourmet Whip, and Tyler Kitchens, who takes issue with Giada's pronunciation of LEE-MUN-CHELL-OH. If we can't get a hold of them we'll dial up some new winners. Thanks fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Death of the Star System

    "Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air gives the hotel a serious restaurant and the chef an ideal California spot." How many stars is that? The Los Angeles Times recently ditched its star rating system. Russ Parsons, the food editor at the Times, says the system is dated, especially considering the rapi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Who Will Build Dallas' Best Meatball Hoagie?

    Flickr​This week in The New York Times, Pete Wells reviews someplace called Parm. His intro points out the lack of coverage food snobs give Italian-American cooking -- red-sauce pasta on red-checkered table cloths -- despite that it's a prominent comfort food for millions of Americans. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain's Playlist: Sippin' on Gin and Juice, and That Better Be Fresh-Squeezed

    Anthony Bourdain recently created an iTunes Celebrity Playlist. And what does a playlist say about a person? Everything. It's their soul on paper. Bourdain isn't necessarily shy though, case evidence being his current media scuffle with Paula Deen. So it's no surprise that the unruly Ramones hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Mario Batali and Jon Stewart Demonstrated How to Chew Food for Other People Last Night

    On last night's Daily Show, John Stewart and Mario Batali schooled us on Super PACs in a way that will be forever seared in our minds. If my poli sci teacher used even an ounce of this type of imagery, who knows where I'd be now. (Working for a Super PAC, presumably.)

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Rachael Ray Visits Mariano's; No Word Whether She Stenciled Her Face on the Bathroom Wall

    Rachael Ray thinks you're quirky, Dallas. She thinks you're friendly, too. Below you'll find a clip from Rachael Ray's Food Network show, Tasty Travels. You know the drill -- lots of gesticulation, hand gestures, eye rolling and Rachael Ray's crazy intonation. She visits Mariano's and re-hashes the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Guy Fieri Sightings: Lunch at Chop House Burgers in Arlington, Then Dough Pizzeria for Dinner

    Dough Pizzeria Dallas​As Scott wrote about last week, Guy Fieri is in town to shoot episodes for his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at Maple and Motor and Pecan Lodge. We caught word that they also filmed at Chop House Burgers in Arlington yesterday. I called Chef Kenny Mills today. "I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    "I Am a Whore," and Other Things Anthony Bourdain Said in Dallas Last Night

    ​Not even Game 6 of the World Series could keep local food fetishists from getting their Anthony Bourdain fix last night. The author-speaker-cook-TV-host-and-more took the Majestic stage to a nearly packed house last night, for a talk and Q and A sponsored by City of Ate. (Read my interview wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Wolfgang Puck Continues Downtown Catering Siege: Another Reason We Need Food Trucks

    ​Wolfgang Puck strikes again in downtown Dallas, announcing a catering deal with the upcoming Museum of Nature and Science. A lengthy press release details plans for two dining concepts that in tandem "will accommodate almost every budget and need." The museum isn't scheduled to open until 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Ten Things I Learned at the American Culinary Federation Convention, Starring Alton Brown

    Alton Brown doesn't age. Maybe it's all that salt?​I came to the ACF National Convention hungry and clearly wearing the wrong outfit. Surrounded by "white coats," as chefs are called in the industry, I walked conspicuously through the crowd in my street clothes, making a beeline for Food Netwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's Coming to the Majestic

    ​This just in: Chef, novelist (and Bone in the Throat is highly recommended) and TV-show host Anthony Bourdain's booked a gig at the city-run Majestic Theater in October, with tickets going on sale this Friday. The full release follows, but long story short: "Bourdain will spend the evening sharin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    The Lodge's Jose Luis Nieto Talks Spices and Cooking for Bobby Flay

    Taryn WalkerSee more of the Lodge's food in the slideshow.​In the third part of our Q & A with Jose Luis Nieto, executive chef of The Lodge, he muses on everything from his favorite television chef, his kitchen tools of choice, to what herbs and spices he couldn't live without. Who are your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    A Very Tasty Documentary: A Matter of Taste -- Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

    HBO probes a food genius in A Matter of Taste -- Serving Up Paul Liebrandt.​Chef Paul Liebrandt is one of those maverick foodies who elicits equal parts admiration and dissent, love, fear and loathing in his equally distributed coterie of fans and detractors. To his adherents, he is that proto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    A Guy's Guy: Food Network's Fieri is Awesome, Dude

    Food NetworkYou go, Guy.​There may be no other Food Network personality worthy of not just one but, count 'em, two Screen Bites reviews than Guy Fieri. Already the raucous center of a previous appreciation of his kitchen-bound program, Guy's Big Bite, which single-handedly proved that Fieri p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Five Food Shows Ready to Have a Fork Stuck in Them

    Food Network Humor​After 12 years of growing grouchier and more haggard, Alton Brown announced a few weeks ago that he's putting Good Eats out to pasture. Presumably, he's ditching science class for something more lucrative, like Welch's grape juice and the warmed-over Iron Chef: America, leav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Emeril's Road(kill) Show

    Don't give a damn if he ain't got that "Bam!"​The food television world has officially tilted off its precise axis. Emeril Lagasse, the original food television über star, the Spencer Tracy of all cathode-ray cuisine -- in his new program, The Originals with Emeril -- has been officially stri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    An Apology to Wylie Dufresne

    Great food, Wylie Dufresne. Sorry about the whole "shitter" thing.​Dearest Wylie Dufresne, You, sir, are The Shit. And by that, I mean the amazing The Shit, not the actual shit The Shit. The food that I watched you create and serve up last week at wd~50 in Manhattan was otherworldly. If you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Six Letdowns at the James Beard Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

    Bite us, Jimmy.​Not sure if you guys heard, but this year City of Ate picked up a nomination from the James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards for Group Food Blog, and I was nominated in the Humor category for a feature story we did on fried hamsters. Awesome! We City of Aters were so excited, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Too Much Drawlin', Paula

    Food NetworkPaula Deen​It may risk a certain level of blasphemy, or more likely be a "duh" revelation, to say Paula Deen is one of food television's most grating on-screen presences. This is, perhaps, a politically incorrect conclusion to draw, given the travails she's faced throughout her s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    The Bestest of The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    ​One of my pet peeves about most cooking shows is how often a program's uber-foodies -- from the four-star guys in the starchy aprons to the home cooks who've lucked into a spot on television -- are reluctant to express any real emotion about how much they love the actual taste of good food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Canada's Answer to Julia Child? "Mais non" (Not)

    Laura Calder​Whether it's intended or not really doesn't matter: The minute a cooking program dubs itself French Food at Home and offers up a chef trying to be as understated, quirkily charming, yet educational as, yes, la grande dame d'American French cooking -- Julia Child -- it's setting it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Chopped All-Stars: A Cut Above the Rest

    Food NetworkRobert Irvine wields a blade.​I've watched enough of the regular episodes of Food Network's Chopped to see through its paint-by-numbers plotting. Within the first couple of minutes of an average episode, I can all but predict which aspiring chef, caterer or cooking instructor, wres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Jamie Oliver's Great Escape

    Jamie Oliver at Athens​From the moment my inner ear first caught a bit of Jamie Oliver's East End, London, accent, with its gargled consonants and street urchin patois (he's the Artful Dodger with a frying pan) I was hooked. I've always considered Oliver to be a cut above most of the air-bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Top 7 Most Irritating Food Commericals

    Ritz Hey Guy, how 'bout never driving your exhaust spewing Ritz truck near our food. Capeesh? ​It's been a long day. You're at home watching Top Chef. After three-to-four minutes of actual show, you get an ad blitz (Yes, this scenario implies you don't have TiVo).There's the ad where Burger King's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl Week: Charities Ride the Hype

    ​Dallas is going to see more than an infestation of football fans this week. In honor of the big game, groups are putting their best philanthropy out there. The Event: Leading Ladies Spectacular The Cause: Genesis Women's Shelter This year, the Leading Ladies' philanthropy spilled over into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Think Cupcakes Are Over? Tell it to Gigi.

    Photos by Kristy YangGina "Gigi" Butler: With God and frosting on her side, anything is possible.​Dallas' love affair with cupcakes continues. The force is strong in those miniature desserts, and a new aspirant has thrown its hat into the oven. And after having met the queen bee of the newest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Chef Tell: All Stars Is All Drama

    www.bravotv.com​After the bigotry in the rear-view mirror that made Dallas' involvement with Top Chef Just Desserts not so sweet, last night's debut of Top Chef All Stars was so very freakin' awesome. There was drama, there was silliness, there was attitude, there was skill, there was fright...and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Chef Daniele Puleo on Surfing Trends
    While Staying True to Heart

    Daniele Puleo​Chef Daniele Puleo and his fiancée are having dinner when we arrive at Daniele Osteria. When I called to let him know we're stuck in traffic, he tells me to take my time. "We'll go ahead and order," he says. I don't know who he's talking about at the time. But I am nervous to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    So You Think You Can Cook: MasterChef Dishes Up a Chance to Embarrass Yourself

    And here's what Gordon Ramsay thinks of your tuna casserole.​A recent City of Ate post announcing Food Network's upcoming Dallas casting call has been hanging around in the most-viewed story list this week, so y'all are probably keen to learn about another chance for TV stardom. MasterChef, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    The Scariest Thanksgiving Food Pile Ever

    foodnetwork.com via Random Good StuffHope your Thanksgiving didn't look like this. Or maybe it did, after you blended all the leftovers.​You may have already guessed what this is: Yes, this "pie" is a Paula Deen creation. The only thing more disturbing than the creamy pile in the photo of Paul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Quizzing Brownstone's Casey Thompson
    On her Idols, Dead Trends and her Last Meal

    Casey Thompson​Yesterday, we gave you an in-depth profile of Casey Thompson, Top Chef star, former executive chef at Shinsei and currently parking her toque at Fort Worth's Brownstone. Today, we lob a few questions her way, yielding such important personal tidbits as her fondness for The King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Craft Dresses Up Menu with a Charity Favorite; Tom Colicchio May Return

    Chef Jeff Harris' cavatelli, version 1.0, before it was dressed up with duck and foie gras.​Charitable contributions aren't the only good thing emerging from the bushel of culinary benefits being held this month. Chef Jeff Harris last weekend created a duck cavetelli with Swiss chard and foie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Making a List: Who's Been Naughty
    Or Nice on the Web?

    Gosh, and we wonder why meat-eaters so often make fun of vegans.​As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces ... More >>

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    November 21, 1996
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