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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 >>
Brunch! That beautiful tradition of carbs and meats and caffeine and booze. And yes, we talk about it quite often. Had enough yet? Of course not! Because guess what? There's another weekend coming up at the end of this very week! And if weekends are just good for one thing, it's sleeping in. But if ... More >>
There are good reasons to check up on the police and fire fund. The Nasher isn't one of them.
Put down that boring sandwich, step away from the jimmyjohns.com, cease and desist your endless and idealess G-chats to coworkers. It's time to eat a better lunch. Starting next week the mid-day meal options in Dallas grow by two when Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves and Goodfriend Beer Garden an ... More >>
Incredibly, it has been 35 years since on Joey "Shithead" Keithley got together with a few other Canadian punk rockers and formed D.O.A. Playing a mixture of the Sex Pistols and The Ramones, Shithead and his revolving array of sidemen became a fixture on the West Coast American punk scene that broug ... More >>
Kitchen LTO is blowing up. The announcement that AmberJax will open this Saturday is the third piece of news to come out the the restaurant incubator this week. Chino Chinatown recently announced a December 30 opening and Kitchen LTO released details about the contest for the participants in their n ... More >>
Have you been to Trinity Groves lately? It's pretty amazing how many restaurants have opened in just a short period of time. Most of the newest restaurants are all lined up in the building north of Singleton Avenue, and each has a neon sign glowing above the front door. It's colorful, to say the lea ... More >>
Sarah Jane Semrad's first local show was Course of Empire. And so it began. Nowadays, SJ is easily one of the most important and hard-working people in our local music community. She's marketing director at 91.7 KKXT, a station riveted in local music support...where it's pretty damn satisfying to ... More >>
It's been exactly a year since Babb Bros. BBQ opened in Trinity Groves, kicking off the restaurant development project that hopes to anchor future growth in the West Dallas neighborhood. Hoffmann Hotts, a casual hot dog restaurant soon followed, and then openings slowed down until recently, when Kit ... More >>
Dallas restaurateur Yaser Khalaf has partnered with Najat Kaanache for a new Moroccan restaurant, Souk (which means marketplace or bazaar), located in the entertainment district Trinity Groves, just west of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Stefania Morandi, a graduate of Politecnico di Milano and de ... More >>
If you're a competitive-cooking-reality-TV enthusiast, you're certainly familiar with Dallas' own Tiffany Derry and Uno Immanivong, who have appeared on Top Chef and The Taste, respectively. The duo is tossing some dishes together for a dinner at Wine Poste next Thursday, October 17. See Also: - ... More >>
In the final installment of Fork Fight at Trinity Groves, CHINO received four prongs up from the hungry voters. Thursday night marked the eighth delicious cook-off, in which returning champ chef Uno Immanivong took on Chef Sharon von Meter's Beignet Bridge Club. See also: Fork Fight VII: Amberjax ... More >>
If you've been following along, then you know that we are nearing the climax of the Fork Fight series of showdowns. Last night, chef Larry and Karen Williams from Amberjax Fish Market Grille and chef Uno Immanivong from CHINO Chinatown each took 10 steps away from each other, turned and fired four c ... More >>
"The bridge to nowhere now goes to somewhere." - MC Mark Brezinski Things are heating up in Trinity Groves, y'all. As the eight-week-long Fork Fight series heads toward its climax on Thursday, August 29, the events have gotten better and better. The contenders have now all got a win under their ... More >>
The winners of Fork Fight rounds 1 and 2 grabbed their forks and fought last night at 3015 at Trinity Groves. If you've been following closely, that means chef Yaser Khalaf of Souk battled Uno Immanivong of Chino Chinatown for the chance to advance. Both of these teams have fans who came out in drov ... More >>
Last night was Fork Fight at Trinity Groves, the third in a series of eight events that features a cook-off between the upcoming restaurants in the new development just west of downtown. While their prospective spaces are still under construction, this friendly competition gives foodies a taste of ... More >>
Last night was the first Fork Fight battle over at Trinity Groves. The contenders in the first round of friendly competition were from incoming restaurants Casa Rubia and Souk.
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 >>
"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork." Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works only a couple ... More >>
Once an outspoken judge advocate, Dallas' Colby Vokey was chased from the Marines, but he's still defending troops -- and still speaking his mind.
When you think of Chinese food, you think of General Tso's Chicken, Kung Pao Beef, Pork Fried Rice and a Cinnabun for dessert, because you are most likely in a food court. You don't, however, think about pastries. Unless you're Chinese. Growing up, my Chinese mother would always tuck into a bakery ... More >>
Back in December, we pointed out a podcast posted on NPR, which declared meatballs the next big trend. At that time meatballs were taking New York City by storm, and a standalone ball shop had taken root in D.C.'s Chinatown. Then in January, The New York Times reviewed a place called Parm. Pete Well ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
FlickrIf you consider yourself a lover of good food, you ought to check out NPR's Food Podcast. Every Thursday they drop 30 minutes highly digestible food news , and while some of it's a little campy, it's mostly quite good. Last week's podcast featured the next great food trend: meatballs. ... More >>
Kristy YangR&G Lounge's humongous Dungeness crab. We'd hate to see the one that got away.(Here's part two of travelin' woman Kristy Yang's Walk the Really Long Wok from the Bay Area. Coming up shortly, something about Asian food closer to home. Check out last week's California Wok here.) San ... More >>
Photos by Kristy YangFilipino-style pigs feet. Yes, you will love them.(Walk the Wok correspondent Kristy Yang has been taking some very long walks lately, so we thought we'd have her tell us about Asian food elsewhere. Presumably, City of Aters do step out of the In-N-Out line now and then a ... More >>
The bounty of Noodle House.After my first visit to Noodle House last fall, I knew I'd have to return with my parents, seeing as how they are big fans of the restaurant's sister eatery in Houston -- San Dong. A couple of weeks ago, I finally got that opportunity, but was joined only by my m ... More >>
Kristy YangPho Tay Do's bun bo hueThe second most popular Vietnamese noodle soup, behind only pho, is arguably the fiery and fragrant bun bo hue. The vermicelli dish originated in the central Vietnamese city of Hue and gets its signature taste and aroma via chilies and lemongrass. Word is, t ... More >>
Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>
Eataly's pastry shopWhile everyone was enduring the Super Bowl pains here in Dallas, I was away in NYC and LA for work. Despite braving a blizzard and juggling time zones, I ate well. Both food scenes were predictably different. I ate rich, fatty foods in the NYC winter blast, while in LA, ... More >>
A little housekeeping first, yes? We were relieved from Top Chef All Stars blogging duties during the holidays, but not relieved by the elimination that occurred: Spike, cute and surly Spike, was sent packing after Jamie bailed on competing once again and left him to flounder in the last episode, ... More >>
Is "authentic" Chinese cuisine within Dallas city limits a good thing? That was the question my friends and I were left with when we paid a post-Christmas lunch visit to Royal China last Sunday. The immediate answer would be "yes, of course," right? Driving out to the suburbs for an Asia ... More >>
A question I'm often asked is, "Where is the best dim sum in Dallas?" When it comes to this city, however, the question seems rather rhetorical, does it not? The common answer is always either Kirin Court or Maxim's, and not necessarily because of the quality of the restaurants. Both Kirin ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, on an otherwise familiar route home from the gym, an unfamiliar sign caught my eye. There, next to the Potbelly and Starbucks on the corner of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road, was a Grand Opening sign for Ming's Place China Bistro. Hmm... While I will admit that a high ... More >>
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