The change has been a long time coming. The Front Room first opened in 2012 in Hotel Lumen, with Scott Townend serving as executive chef. Back then, the restaurant was branded as a Park Cities diner, with a dressed up but casual menu that seemed well suited to the Park Cities. But the soups, sala ... More >>
Reviewing the restaurant that replaced Campo.
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're looking for somewhere different to dine this Saturday night, consider the sky. This year's Food for Thought dinner will be held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum near Love Field. In addition to the dishes prepared by celebrity chefs like Tre Wilcox, Tiffany Derry, Michael Ehlert, Lisa Garz ... More >>
What a hot week. Monday started with news of a fire at the Panda Express in NorthPark Center. I just got off the phone with an employee there and they told me the location would be reopening this weekend. Greasy shopping mall egg rolls will be back to normal soon. With that out of the way, let's wra ... More >>
Michael Ehlert moved to Texas from New York City in 2011, where he worked at DBGB, one of Daniel Boulud's concepts. In Dallas his first kitchen home was at The Chesterfield in downtown. Last month, he moved over to Campo, where he is now the executive chef. We sat down last week to discuss his culin ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 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. I was worried I wouldn't be able to include this dish in our 100 Favorites list since ... 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 >>
Baseball is officially here. I ran over to the Katy Trail Ice House to test an iPhone app and snapped this shot while I was there. Rangers fans are out in full force. If any of you find your way to the stadium this weekend, here's some food you might want to check out. I'll talk about that iPhone a ... More >>
Reviewing downtown Dallas' much-needed cocktail den.