When I talked to Jeffery Hobbs about his departure from Sissy's, he was on and off the record like a sauce pan is on and off the heat. All I could get him to say was that he was leaving to pursue his own interests. And that excited me.
Tickets to Meat Fight, the barbecue competition and fundraiser being hosted by Alice "Cheap Bastard" Laussade at Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum, are sold out. Never fear, though, because City of Ate has a pair of tickets that will let some lucky duo gorge themselves on delicious dead animal pa ... More >>
Everyone's talking about the coming cold front, and the weekend is closing in. Sounds like a good time to get outside and explore. We've started offering a list of notable food events here, but before you make plans, we've got a week to wrap up. This week I reviewed Island Spot in Carrollton, notin ... More >>
Last November when I was a newly branded food critic, running around Dallas trying to figure out who had the best chips and salsa, Alice Laussade sent me an invite to a backyard barbecue. She called it meat fight, and while no punches were thrown, a fierce battle ensued as amateur barbecue enthusias ... More >>
Strauss Marketing, the Public Relations firm that represents Sissy's Southern Kitchen and Bar released an announcement today detailing a new lunch service that will begin September 18. The release describes pickled gulf shrimp, herb poached snapper and a New Orleans-style muffaletta but it neglects ... More >>
When I interviewed Jeffery Hobbs about his fried chicken at Sissy's I lamented the terrible decision he forced on his customers with his menu. Two pieces of fried chicken with a side cost $11, while a 10-piece bucket was only $20. It's a no-brainer to go for the bucket. The trick made me think of an ... More >>
Gloomy out there Dallas. Not just the clouds in the sky, either. Michael Martensen's tweet about Dallas' vapid drinks looms over Dallas' cocktail scene. Maybe the guy just needs another drink? I could use one. But let's take a look at the Dallas food news scene from this week before we kick off the ... More >>
Get your bow ties ready: Garza's debut dresses (and tastes) the part.
While interviewing Jeffery Hobbs about the fried chicken at Sissy's, the subject of this week's review, I asked a number of questions about his process. I've only fried chicken at home a few times (the smell!) so I'm not well versed it its mechanics. I did, however, page though all my cookbooks to l ... More >>
As we've mentioned before, the White Rock Local Market is a great place to buy local produce from local farmers, which might sound locally redundant but unfortunately it isn't always. This community-inspired market is held the second and fourth Saturdays at the Green Spot, at 702 North Buckner Blvd. ... More >>
Robert BostickJeffery Hobbs, chef and partner at Suze.For more from our Q&A with Suze chef/partner Jeffery Hobbs, check out parts one and two. What are your top five rules of the kitchen? Always taste your food. Work clean. Work fast. Be nice. Be quiet. What are your top five favorite cookb ... More >>
Robert BostickSuze's Jeffrey Hobbs.Yesterday, Suze chef/partner Jeffery Hobbs told City of Ate about himself. Today, he shares a few thoughts on dining in Dallas. What are the five Dallas restaurants you go to most often? Maple & Motor, for a bacon cheeseburger with charred jalapeños. Rafa ... 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 >>
Parigi co-owners Janice Provost and Chad Houser are opening a nonprofit restaurant concept called Café Momentum that will double as a culinary training facility for disadvantaged youth, allowing teens to work with real chefs. To get the word out and the funds raised, Provost and Houser are ... 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 >>
As mentioned below, The Second Annual Chefs Roundtable, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dallas Farmers Market Resource Center (1010 S. Pearl Expressway), will focus on the concept of buying local food. In case you hadn't been paying attention to restaurant trends, the importance of using fresh, locally produce ... More >>
In a generic strip mall setting, the chefs shine
How would you like to slice into these everyday? Lobsters are easy. We mean that in a culinary sense. Bind up the pincers, drop them in water and commence to melting some butter. Likewise steak: a dash of salt, another of pepper and a crackling grill—that’s all there is to it, pretty much. I ... More >>
Suze owner is in expansion mode
Are any kitchen gadgets worthwhile?
Authentic cuisine requires trust, vigilance...and a trip overseas
Come boom or bust Dallasites gotta eat--out, that is
Chefs are taking detours