To phrases like jumbo shrimp and government intelligence, Dallas is adding a new oxymoron: permanent pop-up. Kitchen LTO (Limited Time Offer) is slated to open later this summer at Trinity Groves in West Dallas. The gimmick here is that Kitchen LTO won't offer a singular dining experience, but inst ... More >>
Chris Jeffers, the subject of this week's music feature story, is a quote machine. It's tough to translate his enthusiasm to written word. Raspy sentences pour out of him like grand statements.I asked if I could follow him around for a day a few weeks back, and he politely obliged. We went to his ot ... More >>
February was a busy month in the Dallas food scene. The highly anticipated Off-site Kitchen finally opened its doors, along with a handful of other eateries.
Read on for the full opening and closing slate and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below ... More >>
Chef Tim Byres, Chris Jeffers and Chris Zielke, co-owners of Smoke, have seen fit to transform the spacious old Jack's Backyard spot to a beer garden called The Foundry and a chicken stand called Chicken Scratch. The latter isn't open just quite yet, but the former -- the drinking part -- is.
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Bolsa partner Chris Zielke hopes an upcoming fundraiser benefiting Paul Quinn College's Food For Good Farm will help change how people think about Oak Cliff.
"From the Oak Cliff community standpoint, I want to show people it's more than just Davis Street," Zielke says. "There's a big area ou ... More >>
If you were happy enough to see last week's nasty weather keep the unruly Super Bowl crowds out of town -- or safely contained in their hotel rooms -- for a few extra days, well, you probably don't own a restaurant. Or maybe you own a restaurant inside a hotel.Either way, the Greater Dallas Restaur ... More >>
Walk into Smoke early on any Saturday afternoon and you'll get the sense that the year-old restaurant hums along effortlessly. Simple preparations, a small, amiable kitchen crew, a mastery of the menu. Truth is, the food takes hours to prepare and there is meticulous care in the execution of wh ... More >>
Robert Bostick.Right to left: Chefs Nathan tate, Randall Copeland and Jeff Harris relaxing.After eight months of charitable cooking, the chefs behind the ambitious 48 Nights project recently put the popular weekly event to bed.
Dallas restaurateurs Chris Jeffers, Chris Zielke and Tim Byres r ... More >>
Danny FulgencioThe crew at Smoke: Chris Zielke, Tim Byres, Christopher and Jessica JeffersCelebrated local chef Tim Byres is en route to New York City as we speak with a hell of a carry-on: dinner for 80, plus booze. Executive chef of the Belmont Hotel's posh barbecue outfit Smoke, Byres will coo ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAs a bouncer at Sambuca 360, Todd Wright's heard more than a few lines from people trying to sweet-talk their way inside.One evening about six years ago, as I stood at The Republic's bar ordering bourbon, I caught a glimpse of a woman's face scrunching in disgust. So I turned to he ... More >>
Sara KerensIn this week's Observer, Dave gets back to barbecue with a visit to Smoke, the Oak Cliff spot alongside the Belmont Hotel, opened in August by Bolsa's Chris Zielke and Chris Jeffers.Beyond the food, the place has style -- Chris Jeffers' snakeskin coat at the grand opening left no doubt ... More >>
Best line overheard (well, shouted to our face) at the Smoke grand opening Friday night: "Who cares about resurrecting Deep Ellum when we've got this?!"
The gushing party-goer was referring to the booming Oak Cliff renaissance, of course. Granted, a great big free shindig at a buzz-worthy new ... More >>
It's hard to believe Bolsa has only been open for a year, as it already feels like a Dallas institution for locavores and those who enjoy fascinating food creations at reasonable prices. It's gotta be true, though, as the restaurant will celebrate its first year of business with "Bands, Bru ... More >>
Word on the street has Hotel Belmont's Cliff Cafe shuttering its doors for a couple of months while Bolsa partners Chris Zielke and Christopher Jeffers renovate the space.Their plan? Turn Cliff Cafe (or whatever they end up calling it) into a semi-upscale barbecue joint, adhering loosely to Bolsa's ... More >>