Thomas Gray

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Some Guy Named Richard Gras Is the New Executive Chef at Oak

    Last May, Jason Maddy left Oak. His departure was quick and remained unreported until Crave DFW broke the news. Then the rest of the Dallas fooderati went ape shit. No specific reason has been given for the departure, but co-owner Tiffanee Ellman confirms today that Maddy was terminated. Since Madd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Jason Maddy, Executive Chef for Oak, Has Left the Restaurant

    I just got a cryptic email from Lindsey Miller and Associates, the firm that handles Oak in the Design District. The email confirms a previously unsubstantiated blog post on Crave that broke the news earlier that executive chef Jason Maddy has left the restaurant. From the email... Out of respect f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    New Chef De Cusine At Oak Frees Up Brian Zenner To Focus On Belly And Trumpet

    Belly and Trumpet opened this February in Uptown, creating a stir with its fresh take on small plates. Oak owners Richard and Tiffanee Ellman partnered with John Paul Valverde last year, when they opened The Bowery, an upscale hot dog restaurant that belly flopped. The team kept the Belly, added a h ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    The Waiting

    Rubber Gloves in Denton was supposed to be the ultimate indie-cool club. That was three years ago. Today, its owner is still trying to complete his dream.

  • Film

    January 28, 1999

    Asian invasion

    As the Hong Kong movie industry collapses, scads of Chinese filmmakers and actors are landing big jobs in Hollywood