It's American Craft Beer Week. For many of you, this means it's business as usual. For some of you, it's an excuse to imbibe in some craft beers all week long. The Brewers Association, a national non-profit group, created this "Mother of all Beer Weeks" to advance the beer culture and give beer geek ... More >>
Reviewing the restaurant that replaced Campo.
Kartik Rathore opened The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station more than a year ago, and the foremost concept was it would be an upscale bar serving high-quality drinks. It was his first endeavor in the restaurant and bar business and he admittedly had a hard time in the beginning. While the d ... More >>
When Campo in Oak Cliff opened in back November of 2011, the creative modern cuisine at the hands of chef Matt McCallister was widely praised. Yet, three months later when Scott Reitz learned that the Stephan Pyles-trained chef already had his eye on his own project, Retiz asked the question "Campo ... More >>
If you were planning on dining at Campo this weekend you'll need to find other plans. News of the restaurant's closure is spreading like and Internet bushfire on Eater, Escape Hatch and other food blogs. Owner John Paul Valverde is quoted as saying the restaurant is not gone for good, but will reop ... More >>
The People's Last Stand announced yesterday a private event by chef Josh Black, who has been on hand since June 1, following a fleeting stint at Campo. We'll ignore for a moment that it is a "private" event only inasmuch as anyone who is able and/or willing to shell out $55 for dinner or $75 for din ... More >>
With Belgium's Independence Day falling on Saturday, retailers and pubs specializing in good beer are celebrating all week with specials on Belgian beers, starting last night and running through Saturday -- though the celebration runs through next week with the Libertine Bar's Belgian Beer Dinner Tu ... More >>
The first week of the unofficial summer season is slipping away, and I find myself craving BLT's. The tomatoes I've been getting in some of my salads have started to come to life, and I hope it's a sign that the summer fruit will fare better this year, compared with the last dismal season we had. Be ... 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 >>
When Nicole Van Camp was 15 years old, she decided to become a vegetarian based on the grounds of animal cruelty. But she lived in highly carnivorous Carrollton. Unless she wanted to starve, she had to learn to cook. She quickly fell in love with her new life-sustaining hobby. And although she learn ... More >>
When Campo Modern Country Bistro first opened, it did so to much fanfare. Owners Miguel Vicéns and John Paul Valverde built a charming space from a rundown bungalow in Oak Cliff, and they hired Matt McCallister to consult as a temporary executive chef. In the weeks preceding the opening, McCalliste ... More >>
Oak Cliff has one of the city's most daring restaurants. But will the chef stay put?
It's odd putting time into a restaurant review when you know the restaurant you're writing about will most likely not exist as it does for very long. Campo Modern Country Bistro, the subject of this week's review, opened last year with Matt McCallister as its "consulting executive chef." After desig ... More >>