Kelly Hightower

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    February 25, 2014

    Wild Salsa, or Komali and Salum Have All Cut Ties with Their Chefs

    I hope you're working in pencil and not ink. Chefs are bouncing around or getting the axe quicker than you can say "hollandaise" lately. Najat Kaanache is no longer at Souk, the modern Moroccan restaurant in Trinity Groves. Kaanache had only been there a few months after leaving P|S in Uptown, w ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Wild Salsa Opens For Lunch With a Polished Look and Some High-Priced Tamales

    ​Wild Salsa, Dallas Restaurant Group's latest addition to Dallas' upscale Mexican scene, opened for lunch yesterday, doling out chips, salsa and pricey tamales to hungry downtowners. I stopped in just as a light lunch crowd began to ebb. There were three of us at the cement bar, and a handful ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Summer Cooks Up Some New Eateries

    ​Another month flies by, and with it, a batch of restaurants opened and closed. In-N-Out Burger set up shop in Dallas-proper this month, and surprisingly enough, wasn't bombarded by hoards of burger-lovers. We guess everyone got their fill of the Californian mega-chain last month. The Coffee Lab ( ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: The City of Ate-Sponsored Supper Club at the Kessler

    ​The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff threw its second Supper Club last night, inviting local hungry people to sample the culinary stylings of Kelly Hightower, recently announced as the new chef for something called Wild Salsa. The monthly event, which is sponsored by this very blog, opened with ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Kelly Hightower Will Bring Authentic Mexican Flavors to the Kessler

    ​Yesterday, we had the chance to chat with Nova's chef Kelly Hightower about a thing or two -- community gardens (which he says are trending in the food community), his very own top-secret guerrilla supper club (about which he assures we'll be getting an email blast sooner than later), and mos ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Salivate Over The Menu For Thursday's City Of Ate Presents: Super Club At The Kessler Theater

    Nick RalloLast month's Supper Club had some killer Stroganoff.​At City of Ate, every day is an excuse to party, especially when we've enlisted a talented chef who wants to cook a fancy four-course dinner and some spicy musical stylings from a local jazz performer for that party. Oh, and did we me ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Chefs Rally Around Paul Quinn College Urban Farm

    Bolsa partner Chris Zielke hopes an upcoming fundraiser benefiting Paul Quinn College's Food For Good Farm will help change how people think about Oak Cliff. ​"From the Oak Cliff community standpoint, I want to show people it's more than just Davis Street," Zielke says. "There's a big area ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    A Final Look at 48 Nights

    Robert Bostick.Right to left: Chefs Nathan tate, Randall Copeland and Jeff Harris relaxing.​After eight months of charitable cooking, the chefs behind the ambitious 48 Nights project recently put the popular weekly event to bed. Dallas restaurateurs Chris Jeffers, Chris Zielke and Tim Byres r ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    David Uygur Flexes His Mussels To Win Bastille On Bishop Cook-Off

    Photo by Kristy YangA beret and an accordion -- can't get more French than that, right?​As you can see in our slideshow, Go Oak Cliff and Alliance Francaise De Dallas celebrated Bastille Day yesterday with a Francophile street festival featuring crepes, wine, a mussel cook-off, French maid obstacl ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Oak Cliff Gastropub Nova Opens, Softly

    Jesse HugheySalmon and hummus small plates at Nova.​Last night, as Rob Shearer at Go Oak Cliff reported, North Oak Cliff added yet another restaurant to its roster as Nova, at the former location of Kavala (1417 W. Davis St.), had its soft opening. Our hopes were high for the self-proclaimed gastr ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2007

    Grecian Yearn

    The truth is, Kavala is mostly a beauty

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    August 26, 2004

    Tight Quarters

    Saffron Room offers an intimate setting and a satisfying menu

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    December 19, 2002

    Driving Pyles

    Star Canyon creator helping develop new restaurant

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    November 7, 2002


    Rosewood names executive chef