As spring continues its brief appearance in Dallas, you've no doubt been making your way to your favorite area farmers markets to get your hands on the first spoils of the season. There's a bumper crop of strawberries this year, as bright as ever. Asparagus is another popular early spring crop, but ... More >>
Robert BostickSuze's Jeffery Hobbs.Like many chefs, Jeffery Hobbs fell in love with the kitchen because both his grandmother and his mother were in it. Born in Indianapolis, the 40-year-old Hobbs spent much of his time as a kid in the kitchen peeling carrots and potatoes or in the family gard ... More >>
Check out our calendar for more event details.All right, all right, all right...So, we got this event tonight. An Iron Fork event, if you will. A kick ass night featuring bites from local restaurants like Kenichi, Lockhart Smokehouse, Torchy's Tacos and much, much more. This kick ass Iron Fork ... More >>
Seven years ago today Dallas' grand old fine dining destination was in its death throes. The Riviera would close for good in February of 2003, leaving as its legacy some of the finest chefs, restaurateurs and managers in the city.David Holben (now at Del Frisco's) and Lori Finkelman served as the ... More >>
Best is a matter of degrees, whether you're talking about the top chefs over the course of months or years.Certainly this city's kitchens are staffed with more than competent sorts: Brian Luscher, Jean-Marie Cadot, Marc Cassel, Joel Harloff, Graham Dodds...we could go on and on. So in defining ou ... More >>
To me, Dallas was a very different place ten years ago.Yes, there are names and places that seem to outlast the march of time. Gilbert Garza runs things at Suze, just as he did when the decade was young. Fearing and Pyles still top the city's list of true celebrity chefs. In 2000 people flocked t ... More >>
Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>
Landsberg (left) and the folks behind Tillman's Roadhouse.After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Landsberg cooked at restaurants in Sacramento and San Francisco. However, he became a star after moving to Dallas in 1996. Working alongside David Holben and Gilbert Garza, he help ... More >>
He's come a long way since he first learned to cook, helping his mom both in the garden and kitchen.Hobbs (left) with Liza Garza and Gilbert GarzaHobbs' resume includes stints at Celebration, Hotel St. Germaine, Toscana, and the Riviera, where he worked alongside chef David Holben. In his first exec ... More >>
On Friday, the Mansion's PR rep made the rounds by phone to confirm that rumors rebuffed earlier in the week were true--chef John Tesar was out the door to "pursue other opportunities."Stephanie Hutson, the suddenly harried spokesperson, reported all this in very deliberate, almost somber tones. It ... More >>
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