So much to rant about this week--the Dewhurst Bill, consideration of a code of ethics for food bloggers, that sort of thing. But an email this morning about "culinary constructivism," as practiced by chefs at Hong Kong's Mandarin Oriental, raised a few questions.Well, one question, really: why?Accor ... More >>
The French Room's executive chef is one of those 'results-oriented' types. Perhaps his habit of accomplishment stems from the four years he spent in the U.S. Marine Corps. Or maybe the 35 year-old Michigan native can just flat out cook.Although he came to Dallas from the Mandarin Oriental in New Yor ... More >>
Dan Aykroyd was in town long enough to talk to reporters, do a little manual labor, promote the House of Blues and git. This morning at the House of Blues in Victory Park -- well, the construction site that will be the House of Blues come May -- Dan Aykroyd stopped by to, well, shovel some mud into ... More >>
New life for the West End? You just gotta believe.
Central 214 blends the humble and the noble
Yesterday, in previewing the W Hotel's latest digs in Victory Park, I mentioned how the hotel's construction was taking a little longer than expected, forcing Starwood to push back the June 15 opening. Turns out the wait won't be that long: Last night, folks at the hotel confirmed that they're now s ... More >>
Gallic is far from galling at The French Room