If you want to run a food truck in Dallas, you've got to rent space at a commissary, place for food storage, ice, water, waste water and waste disposal and a place to park your rig when you're not tossing Cubanos out the window. Rent can run around $1,000 or more a month. And having access to all th ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Let's start with the worst part about dining at 20 Feet. Marc Cassel's ode to the New Engl ... More >>
Because there can simply never be enough sandwich shops -- and because DFW, in fact, has a dearth of them -- Fork in the Road has opened in Central Arlington (1821 S. Fielder Road). Chef-owner Josh Hopkins has worked in many kitchens around the area. He started as a busboy at 14, and after dabblin ... More >>
At 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights, Sundown at Granada's executive chef Patrick Stark unties his apron and steps out of the kitchen into the bar. Half-price whiskey, live music and a late night menu, it's little wonder Stark can't drag himself away. "I'm trying to break myself of this, but I'm a creatur ... More >>
Throughout last year, we took time to talk to a good number of chefs in Dallas who willingly imparted advice on cooking, management and burning. Following is a highlight reel from some of the city's finest. Last spring we asked a few chefs for advice for recent culinary school grads... Danyele Mc ... More >>
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For the past few weeks, it's felt like a new restaurant has opened, or has announced its intention to open, every day. Trinity Groves is set to glob new restaurants onto the scene like Chipotle line-workers, and Deep Ellum has experienced an overnight renaissance with two noodle restaurants, Monkey ... More >>
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>
He's one of the quiet observers-from-a-distance of our local music scene. He knows local people both big and small, but judges no one. He's sick and tired of all the name jokes, and wisecracks about being eaten on a Lee Harvey's burger. He's the ultimate barfly, and wise observer of all things that ... More >>
As we're well into the Lenten season, I'm sure many of you are looking for a Friday fish hook up. I'm not positive why Catholics adhere to a pescatarian diet on Fridays, and after a quick search, there's certainly a lot of bickering about it. But, it really doesn't matter anyway because eating seafo ... More >>
Another busy month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in January, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Openings: Suns ... More >>
Sue and Marc Cassel opened their quaint new spot, 20 Feet Seafood Joint, just last week. Neighbors of Good 2 Go Tacos and Goodfriend, it's a well-played parlay in East Dallas dining. Sue and Marc have spent time at many notable area restaurants, like Star Canyon, Hotel Zaza and Park and they were pa ... More >>
If we considered all the Dallas restaurants that Jeana Johnson, Colleen O'Hare and Norm Grimm have worked in and made a connect-the-dot style map, it would be an overly complicated, yet highly impressive sketch of "six degrees of Kevin Bacon." I bet Bacon really is in there at some point. There's so ... More >>
Dallas has plenty of seafood restaurants, but I have a hard time settling in at any of them. They're either too fancy and weird, like the Dallas Fish Market and Oceanaire, or they're too scrappy and dump all of their dishes in a deep frier. What we need is something right in the middle. I'm hoping t ... More >>
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Patrick Stark, chef at Sundown at Granada, enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America fresh out of high school at 17 years of age, partially because he just wanted the get the hell outta town. He's worked throughout the United States, a few spots in Europe and had a t ... More >>
Last month, we announced that City of Ate is teaming up with The Kessler Theater for a dinner series featuring live music and food from some of the city's best chefs. The first installment of City of Ate's Supper Club at The Kessler is happening this Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and you can still get ... More >>
Forgive us a little bit of self-promotion here: The Kessler Theater and City of Ate have teamed up to offer the monthly "Supper Club at The Kessler," a series of food and music events featuring a mix of some of the area's most talented chefs and musical performers. The Kessler's main room will be ... More >>
Best is a matter of degrees, whether you're talking about the top chefs over the course of months or years.Certainly this city's kitchens are staffed with more than competent sorts: Brian Luscher, Jean-Marie Cadot, Marc Cassel, Joel Harloff, Graham Dodds...we could go on and on. So in defining ou ... More >>
Mark GrahamTristan Simon, circa 2003, when everything was in black and white.Diners generally care more about the chef than the restaurant owner. After all, you visit Nana for Anthony Bombaci's brilliant touch rather than for decisions made in some distant Hilton boardroom.Yet the best restaurate ... More >>
Danny FulgencioVietnamese rice noodle saladIn this week's paper, Dave drops in on Park, where chef Marc Cassel has returned to form with a loose, fun approach to running his kitchen.For a closer, more colorful look at the bright, wooded space and the dishes and drinks turned out of Park's kitchen ... More >>
The chef and co-owner of Ava, the new and much talked about Rockwall destination, got his start waiting tables right after high school. But it was his decision to enter El Centro's culinary program that really set things in motion.From there, the Dallas native worked in hotel and country club kitche ... More >>
On Friday, the Mansion's PR rep made the rounds by phone to confirm that rumors rebuffed earlier in the week were true--chef John Tesar was out the door to "pursue other opportunities."Stephanie Hutson, the suddenly harried spokesperson, reported all this in very deliberate, almost somber tones. It ... More >>
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