I stopped in at The Chesterfield last night. I'd heard loose talk the place might be on its way to closing, so I went in and asked them. The bartender last night smirked for a second and then said he didn't know anything about it. Then he offered me a drink. I left.
This afternoon I stopped in aga ... More >>
Michael Ehlert moved to Texas from New York City in 2011, where he worked at DBGB, one of Daniel Boulud's concepts. In Dallas his first kitchen home was at The Chesterfield in downtown. Last month, he moved over to Campo, where he is now the executive chef. We sat down last week to discuss his culin ... More >>
Two years ago Meri Dahlke and Michael Hickie jumped on the crazy train of bar ownership. They found an old building on a nice plot in the Bishops Arts District and decided to give it a go. Now, it's just a matter of weeks now before they actually open Ten Bells Tavern at 232 W. 7th Street. They've l ... More >>
A press release landed this afternoon attempting to clarify the disagreement between Ed Bailey and Lucky Campbell, co-owners of the Chesterfield. If you've been following the drama, Campbell was escorted out of his bar last week by police, and several employees were either fired or walked out under ... More >>
There's drama fit for daytime TV at two notable Dallas restaurants. A few chefs and a notable bartender have been spinning in and out of the front doors at a dizzying rate.
The afternoon my Chesterfield review ran I heard that Michael Ehlert, the chef responsible for the lackluster cooking I'd tas ... More >>
Baseball is officially here. I ran over to the Katy Trail Ice House to test an iPhone app and snapped this shot while I was there. Rangers fans are out in full force. If any of you find your way to the stadium this weekend, here's some food you might want to check out.
I'll talk about that iPhone a ... More >>
If you've consumed drinks at Marquee Grill, Black Swan, the Chesterfield, or any of the other high-end cocktail den around Dallas, you're going to get a kick out of this video. The short depicts a mustachioed bartender-douchebag pontificating on the finer elements of mixology, through short, punch ... More >>
A video posted on the Chesterfield's Facebook page is causing a mini stir for owner Eddie Campbell. The video, hosted on something called BoomMedia.TV, depicts the bartender/owner in a reality-TV-short-teaser kind of thing about the opening of the The Chesterfield.
Facebook fans started calling the ... More >>
'Tis the season for cliche. I could do with fewer references to chilly weather and the warming bowls of soup I'm reading on food blogs lately. How about booze? How about hot booze? That's the stuff to warm up with.
Observer bar-and-clubs guru Daniel Hopkins came to my office this morning to ... More >>