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    November 25, 2013

    What You Need to Know about Abacus Chef Kent Rathbun's Dirty Dozen Cooking Classes

    Abacus executive chef Kent Rathbun is now taking reservations for his Dirty Dozen cooking class, and if you want to get a slot for yourself or as a Christmas present you better act fast. Over at Sidedish Nancy Nichols predicts that they'll be sold out by the end of the day. Starting in January, stu ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    April 11, 2013

    This Friday in Deep Ellum: Battle of the Underground Chefs

    Dallas chefs Nicole Van Camp and David Anthony Temple (DAT) are two free spirits who regularly host private dinners in the Deep Ellum area, chef DAT under the name Underground Dinner and chef Nicole as the Secret Supper Club. In both cases, their dinners are a hodgepodge of couples and small groups ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: It's over. Really. We Promise This Time.

    The Top Chef: Seattle season finale was really good last night. Kristen and Brooke competed for the Top Chef title in front of a live audience and had to serve up dishes for the whole audience of 160 people, plus past winners of Top Chef, plus the judges. They were told to plan for five courses, but ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Want to Iron Fork With Us? Or, Here's a Forkin' Giveaway!

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 6, 2011

    Asador's Dean James Max: What a Lucky Man

    Asador's Dean James Max​Some people just end up doing the things they are meant to do, and the lucky ones end up being successful at it. Dean James Max, concept chef at the new Asador Restaurant in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, is one of the lucky ones. What he's dreamed up for Asador is what ... More >>

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    February 5, 2011

    Super Bowl Food Celebrity Super Sighting at the Bud Light Hotel

    Dallas ObserverWonder if his cuisine will reign supreme this weekend.​OMG! Lots of Super Bowl parties going on in Dallas--right now--and oh-so-many celebs. We're combing through the photos from The Bud Light Hotel and the F.I.G.: not exactly foodie celeb heaven. Except a couple from last night ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Soup's On! Get Your Rear in Gear and Volunteer for MLK Jr. Day

    WWMLKD? We bet he wouldn't sleep in on Monday.​Monday, January 17, is when we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in honor of a courageous man who believed in all of us and believed we all deserve an equal share of the American dream. It's no wonder then that MLK Day is an official Day of Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Kent Rathbun: So Many Restaurants, So Little Reality TV That Doesn't "Suck"

    Courtesy of Jasper's​Kent Rathbun's résumé is too extensive to quickly gloss over. Like most chefs, Rathbun started his career as an apprentice working at La Bonne Auberge, a five-star French restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri. Rathbun then moved on to work in the kitchens of Mr. B's in Ne ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Five Futuristic Movie Cooking Tools We Wish Were Real

    I'm thinking of a huge beer...​Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough without a food replicator. Since the birth of the science fiction genre, movie-technology has inspired creative invention in the real world. So, scientists and think tanks, let's put the Star Wars Strategic Defense-enhancem ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Tre Wilcox Gets the Iron Chef-Style SmackDown at Le Cordon Bleu: For a Good Cause!

    Stephen MaskerTre Wilcox of Loft 610​There was no back-flipping chairman or electric-green squeeze bottle of Bobby Flay's signature sauce, but Iron Chef (or Bravo's Top Chef) food nerds got their fix of food competition with Chef SmackDown at the Le Cordon Bleu College for Culinary Arts on Sun ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    November 1, 2010

    Hash Over: Movember, Mojito Monday,
    Melting Pot and More

    October is long gone folks, and we here at City of Ate couldn't be happier. Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we've almost recovered from yesterday's sugar high. So let's all put away the Halloween costumes and get ready for a week of food events, many of which are benefiting charitable causes. ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Chefs Under Fire D/FW: Viva La Raza,
    Iron Chef-style

    Northwood Club's Joey Guzman at work at Chefs Under Fire D/FW​"That's what it's about. That's what we do. We represent," said chef Joey Guzman of Northwood Club, when asked about the significance of three Latino finalists in the Chefs Under Fire D/FW semifinal at Milestone Culinary Center, an ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    August 6, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds: Sweet Foods and Sour Jokes at Horne & Dekker

    See the full Horne & Dekker experience in our slideshow.​This week Dallas food bloggers and critics searched for exotic pizzas, beat the heat with cold beer and colder snow cones, followed the scent to taco stands and learned a lesson in German-to-English translation. Check ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    A Culture of Food (and, Now, Pictures) at Taste of Dallas

    Rachel ParkerPork tenderloin by Eric Shelton of M Dining​Taste of Dallas, the ultimate sample-athon, took place July 9-11 in Fair Park's beautiful (rainy) Esplanade. Local chefs, joined by a slew of vendors, provided some of their favorite dishes. The Mavs ManiAACs (and later Saturday, The Old ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Friday Night at Fair Park, A Taste of Dallas Gas Stations

    Photos by Patrick MichelsMavs ManiAAC "One Love" puts the finishing touches on a "Popcorn Worm Fetish," an improvised exercise in contrasting flavors, including gummy worms and Vienna sausages.Each year Taste of Dallas gives everyday working Joes a chance to rub elbows with some of the best chefs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Tonight, We Put Dallas In Our Mouths!

    Mmm, gluey.​Hop on the Green Line train tonight and hop off when you see every restaurateur in Dallas -- it'll be the Fair Park stop, where the 24th annual Taste of Dallas kicks off this evening and continues throughout the weekend. Some of the Big Dizzle's best-known chefs will be in attendance c ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Chefs Under Fire Is Taking a Road Trip, Burning Rubber, Not Food (Hopefully)

    ​"Time's up! Put down your knives and walk away. Just walk away." That's what Chefs Under Fire's organizer Keeper Collection, LLC, wants chefs in Dallas (and three other locations) to hear on September 12, when the second annual competition rolls into town. Last year's event, held in Austin, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Kent Rathbun Chips in With a Recipe for a Cheesy Appetizer

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Maytag Blue Cheese Chips Demonstrated by Chef Kent Rathbun of Jasper's Does the name Kent Rathbun ring a bell? You may know him from the many Dallas restaurants he owns and operates like Jasper's, Abacus and Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen. Before gracing us with his presen ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Ken Rathbun is Lending his Rock Star Cred to Zea Woodfire Grill--and It's Working​Kent Rathbun.You know him best as one of the Rock Star Chefs of Dallas, the creator and driving force behind Abacus, Jaspers, and Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen, not to mention his stint on Iron Chef America, where he and brother Kevin bested Bobby Flay in Battle Elk. His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Review and Gallery: Loft 610

    Sara Kerens​ In this week's Observer, Dave checks out Loft 610, the new home of chef Tre Wilcox of Top Chef, Iron Chef and, you know, Abacus fame.For more shots of the Plano would-be destination, check out this week's Dish slideshow by Sara Kerens.

  • Dining

    November 5, 2009
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    October 2, 2009

    Tre Wilcox Has Lofty Ambitions

    ​Loft 610 Urban Restaurant and Lounge recently named Chef Tre Wilcox their new executive chef--and announced plans to open a second concept driven by the popular cook.Yes, popular: You might know him as the former Chef de Cuisine at the five-star Dallas eatery Abacus, and he was on season three o ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    June 22, 2009

    Keeping Score

    Zorilla, via FlickrSix months (plus a couple) into City of Ate and I'm still trying to figure out blogging. In the past couple of months, we've also added twitter--fortunately handed to someone else, since my response to the first mention of it was along the lines of 'I've read about it in the paper ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Kitchen Wasteland

    Just how many food shows do we need hanging out in and around Dallas, distracting our chefs and disrupting meals?Oxygen will be shooting the Naughty Kitchen at Central 214 for the next few months. The contest winner with the hair was back in the area--this time in Cowtown. A mom from Keller is vying ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    10 Questions: Ted Allen

    The first time many of us met him was in his role as one of the 'fab five'--the food and wine expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. But Allen had already spent years reviewing restaurants for Chicago magazine. In other words, the Purdue psychology grad knew his stuff--something he ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    10 Questions: Our Favorite Answers Thus Far

    We began the 10 Questions series early in the new year, so it seems like a good time to pause and look back.Over the past few months, we've interviewed some interesting characters, including chefs, waiters, managers, bartenders, food critics and outright celebrities. While we never intended the 10 Q ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009
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    December 9, 2008

    War Without End

    The first of this morning's PR shots came from the folks at Abacus--something about AAA's Five Diamond Award and, more importantly, revisiting the moment when chef Kent Rathbun lifted (as in picked it up off the ground with his bare hands) an elk on Iron Chef America. But you can read about that on ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    January 9, 2008
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    August 22, 2007
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    July 12, 2007
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    June 8, 2007

    An Iron Chef Moves to the Stoneleigh

    The Stoneleigh Hotel -- pardon, the The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa -- today announced that some fine new folks have come over to run the joint, which is currently in the midst of a $28-mil makeover, and if their names aren't familiar, their former places of employ certainly are. New Managing Director Jo ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007
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    October 26, 2006

    Pie Towns

    The Big Apple goes dough to dough the Windy City

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    May 5, 2005

    Hey, Mama

    Mum's the word this Sunday

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    March 24, 2005

    Pumped for Iron

    Bartenders get down

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    September 9, 2004

    Grape Escape

    Go ahead and stomp

  • Dining

    March 13, 2003

    Cam Bam

    Do chefs watch cooking shows?

  • Dining

    May 9, 2002

    Planet Hawaii

    Roy's holds the cheese and does Hawaiian with style

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