Tiffany Derry

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    July 21, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 57: Rib "Sandwich" at Baby Back Shak

    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. I'm a little late to the game. Tiffany Derry and her Hungry Investor friends got their mea ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Dallas Chefs on Twitter: the Good, the Bad and the Exceptionally Weird

    Social media is a beautiful thing. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow us to read all about our high school classmates' stupid kids, yell at politicians about gun control and tweet creepy, 140-character love notes at celebrities we like. Thanks to cooking shows like Top Chef and Chopped, chefs are ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Dallas' 10 Biggest Restaurant Closings of 2013

    The end of 2013 inches closer, bringing with it the beginning of the new year, thoughts of life and death, openings and closings. Earlier we celebrated the most noteworthy restaurant openings of 2013. Now let us take a moment of silence to reflect on those we lost. The biggest closings of the year w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Chefs Tiffany Derry and Uno Immanivong Are Throwing a Pop-Up Dinner at Wine Poste

    If you're a competitive-cooking-reality-TV enthusiast, you're certainly familiar with Dallas' own Tiffany Derry and Uno Immanivong, who have appeared on Top Chef and The Taste, respectively. The duo is tossing some dishes together for a dinner at Wine Poste next Thursday, October 17. See Also: - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2013

    Dallas Chef Tiffany Derry Is on Bar Rescue Tonight, and Has Some Wisdom in the Meantime

    Bar RescueThis Tonight, Spike TV's Bar Rescue will feature Dallas chef Tiffany Derry, who's no stranger to the camera. She was a contestant on Top Chef, after which time she opened Private Social in Uptown before leaving to pursue other, more glamorous projects. Derry will make a few appearances ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Private|Social's Awesome Texas Food Menu Was Not Enough

    Rumors of Private Social's closing have been fluttering around the Internet all weekend. They started with a short and unsubstantiated post on Crave DFW. "An inside source claims that Private Social will be closing permanently after the last shift this evening," it said. On Sunday chef Najat Kaana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Checking Out Private|Social's Awesome Texas Food Menu

    Two weeks ago Private|Social announced a new direction on their Facebook page. Edible art was out, and "awesome Texas food" was in. A subsequent news release said the restaurant was looking to embrace a menu with a lower price point and more approachable food. See also: - Rocco Milano on the Chang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    The Restaurant Formerly Known as Private | Social is Now Serving Edible Art Created by Chef Najat Kaanache

    In January we all learned that former Top Chef contestant, Tiffany Derry, excused herself from the cooking duties at Private | Social. It appears the restaurant owners used Derry's departure as an opportunity for a bit of reinvention. This trendy spot on McKinney Avenue has tweaked its name, hired a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    BREAKING: Restaurant People Love Crossing Their Arms in Photos

    Dallas chefs and restaurant owners looooove crossing their arms in photos. We should make it stop. It's the most important change that needs to happen in our restaurant scene. Seriously. Evidence:

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Tiffany Derry Leaves Private Social

    Tiffany Derry is bolting. In an exclusive interview with Leslie Brenner at the Dallas Morning News, which gave the Top Chef contestant's restaurant four stars in a review published last year, Derry announced her departure to pursue national television projects. Her last day at Private Social will be ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    November 5, 2012

    Presenting: The Winners of Meat Fight 2012 (And Incredible Meat Photos)

    Sunday, at Sons of Hermann Hall, it was every carnivores' dream Meat Prom. Purple, sparkling pigs, each wearing tiny party hats, sat on top of tables and glittered gold letters on standing signs indicated where myriad animal parts would be served. This was the scene at Meat Fight. In case you miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    The Best Foodie Events of the Week, including Meat Fight

    Love Your Farmer is the theme at the "everything" White Rock Local Market (702 N. Buckner Blvd.) this Saturday. In addition to the normal bounty of local produce, crafts and various treats, there's a backyard chicken and urban bee-keeping clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and a class on how to process your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Private Social Turns One, And Now You Can Leave The Ear Plugs at Home

    Just over a year ago last September, Private Social opened to a red carpet affair and the adulation of Dallas diners. A review printed weeks later in The Dallas Morning News agreed with the public and chef Tiffany Derry earned four stars despite a mention of the deafening dining room. Subsequent re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Saturday's Food for Thought to Feature Chefs, Celebrities, Charity and Now, a Coupon Code!

    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 >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Eat for a Cause: Dine Around Uptown

    Eating feels good. Giving to charity feels good. But what to do when you get a hankerin' for both? One idea: Grab one of only 75 tickets available for Dine Around Uptown, an event put on by the North Texas Food Bank's young professionals group and hosted by celebrity chef and all-around sweetheart T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    What's With All These Duplicate Reviews, Anyway?

    In the comments of my recent review of SNACK, Torchness asks: Can you please explain why the Observer reviews every week are almost always the same restaurant as the Dallas Morning News Reviews (or, vice versa)? I find this obnoxious. Why can't there be different reviews week to week? Personally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    12 Questions for Chef Angelo Sosa

    See also *My Ten Minutes in Heaven with Australian Heartthrob Chef Curtis Stone *Craft And Ghostbar Are Gone, But Are The Next Concepts Dead On Arrival? *Private Social May Multiply, but Will People Come if Tiffany Derry's Not in the Kitchen? I know what you're thinking. First chef Curtis Stone and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Private Social May Multiply, but Will People Come if Tiffany Derry's Not in the Kitchen?

    Eater dug up a scoop on Uptown's Top Chef destination, Private Social. A post on the restaurant's Facebook page hints at expansion plans, asking applicants to send in their resumes. Chef Tiffany Derry has yet to release any details on what she's planning on doing with her expanded staff, but rumors ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    Private Social Hears No Evil, and That's the Problem

    The loudest restaurant in Dallas can't hear (or see or taste) its mistakes.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Private | Social | Ramen! | Oh.

    My first run-in with Private Social came just after the restaurant, helmed by Top Chef alum Tiffany Derry released its lunch menu. I noticed the noodles right away. Leslie Brenner and I had been begging Dallas for a proper Japanese noodle house, but it has never materialized. Perhaps a decent hot bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Why Those Black Truffles You're Eating Don't Taste Like Truffles at All

    FlickrBlack truffles don't really work like this, as I recently learned.​I remember my first encounter with truffles vividly, probably because it was a simultaneously euphoric and traumatic experience. I was on a date at Al Tiramisu, a basement Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., which I p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    October's Openings and Closings from the Dallas Restaurant Scene

    As summer comes to an end, a number of restaurants have opened and closed their doors. In-N-Out Burger continued its Texas growth with an Arlington location late last month. Lover's Lane Olive Oil Company expanded from its flagship store, Grapevine Olive Oil Company, and set up shop on West Lovers L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Things Got a Little Too Cheesy and Too Private This Week in Dallas Food

    ​This week in food blogs, some special people ate special meals, Dallas placed ahead of Anchorage but behind everywhere else, and someone finally thought to stick corndogs in cocktails. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz decides Wild Salsa is decent for its hit-or-miss selection of tacos, passa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Rolling Out The Red, It's Party Time At Private Social

    ​There will be people watching at Private Social tonight. A private VIP party planned as a precursor to tomorrow's grand opening, promises a red carpet and a number of local and National stars. Tony Romo and his wife are listed as attendees, confirming collapsed lung-age is no big thing--if he ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Rocco's Last Stand: After One Last Night, the Mansion Bar Mixologist Leaves for Private Social

    Rosemont website​You could hear the soft sounds of Mr. Pink the second you broke the seal on the restaurant's front door. No need to ask for directions, just follow the music and you'll find the party. The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek is a polished place, but this weekend several variables ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Food For Thought, Young Dallas Lawyers' Food-Centric Benefit, Brings Out Big-Name Chefs This Weekend

    Tiffany Derry​The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers hosts its third annual Food for Thought on Saturday at The Tower Club, where guests can buy goodies in the silent and live auctions and sample fare from a number of top-notch local chefs and restaurants. The event is a benefit for Big Thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Chef Tell: Oh, the Lame Bahama Drama

    ​For the first round in a Top Chef final, this week left much to be desired. Due to that -- and a crippling stomach bug that had me wishing the show was not about food, but rather a blanket fort competition -- this is a truncated and belated recap. Apologies for that.The cheftestants arrived in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Tiffany Derry Defends For-Profit Culinary Schools

    ​Dallas chef Tiffany Derry this week dove into the maelstrom surrounding financial assistance at for-profit colleges, arguing in an essay for The Hill that the government is threatening the culinary arts by withholding loans from students enrolled in career schools. The Department of Educatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Good Eating: A Top Chef Rematch

    It's Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry vs. Ed Cotton​Whether it's eating food, drinking wine, watching reality television or sitting on furniture you enjoy best, Dallas has some charitable opportunities for you. The Event: Bonne Santé The Cause: National Kidney Foundation and North Texas com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    (30K) Millionaires: Where to Spend Your Cash This Week

    If you have the cash, you could watch the Super Bowl with this old boat captain.​Let's pretend you're a big spender who can't score tickets to the Super Bowl. What do you do with all that cash next week? You could blow it all on one awesome party, perhaps the Leather & Laces event at Hotel Zaz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Super Bowl Stimulus

    ​Everyone's trying to cash in on the Super Bowl, from those renting their homes for the week, to restaurants and bars offering cheap drinks and food specials to lure in crowds for watching parties. For restaurants that opened their doors in January, the timing couldn't be better, but for the f ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2010
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    December 21, 2010

    Tiffany Derry Finds a Home at Uptown's Upcoming Private Social

    ​Tiffany Derry, the former Top Chef contestant who was left unemployed when Go Fish Ocean Club closed last month, has accepted the executive chef position at a new uptown restaurant. Derry is now developing the menu for Private Social, the first restaurant from longtime Dallas wedding industr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Tocque Roulette: Kitchen-Swapping Spreads Among Chefs

    Tiffany Derry​Tiffany Derry will be in the kitchen at Loft 610 tonight, joining fellow Top Chef All-Stars competitor Tre Wilcox to produce a $100 nine-course meal. And while tonight's supper may be served with extra on- and off-screen drama, restaurant trend watchers say chefs showing up in ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Revolving Doors: November Is a Cruel Month

    ​T.S. Eliot proclaimed that April was the cruelest month, but we would argue that November has been particularly unkind to some restaurants. Top Chef fan favorite Tiffany Derry found herself without a gig after Go Fish Ocean Club shuttered its doors this month, and Sharon Hage closed York Street, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Fifty Sixty's Sara Johannes Lands High in LA

    Sara Johannes​While all the recent dining news has revolved around chef departures -- Pegasus News' Teresa Gubbins, who deserves some sort of spa treatment this weekend, scored a scoop trifecta with the revelations that Tiffany Derry, Sharon Hage and Dan Landsberg were all moving on -- our sis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Top Chef Fan Favorite Tiffany Derry
    Out of a Job

    Tiffany Derry​What's a Fan Favorite title from Top Chef worth? In Dallas, an unemployment check. Teresa Gubbins yesterday reported that Go Fish Ocean Club, the North Dallas restaurant helmed by cheftestant Tiffany Derry, shut down after service Saturday night. Owners blamed the location for i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Bad Burgers, Hookahs, Vegans
    and Other Things You Love on the Web

    This week: Alice Laussade explains why candy corn sucks.​As the city descends into crisper temperatures and adopts an orangey hue, seasonal ingredients are rolling into grocery stores while local chefs and food fans are reacting accordingly. So what else is new? Dallas Morning News Leslie Bre ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 14, 2010
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    August 27, 2010

    Honest food at Potager and a roll of the dice at The Mercury

    Sara Kerens​This week's Dallas food bloggers learned to trust empty parking lots, took Mary into their own Bloody hands, and found peace on Earth at Potager Café and the Dallas Islamic Center. More Dallas restaurants have Gone Texan, and don't expect to find wines from any other place e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Chef Tell: Tiffany, Official Food Ambassador

    ​Right away, we knew this would be a big week for our Tiffany Derry. They started off the show with her smoothing toner all over her face and neck (so that's how she gets that awesome skin!) and talking about how she was planning her wedding before hopping on the Top Chef train. But it was also wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Top Chef Tell: Baby Food and BS

    ​This week, Top Chef finally got interesting. That's not to say it wasn't totally bassackwards, but it was almost intense, and I officially started my yelling at the screen. I still haven't gotten the names of all the cheftestants straight, but that time is nearing.At QuickFire, the chefs found To ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Chef Tell: Tiffany Derry, Where Were You?

    www.bravotv.comTiffany Derry​Oh, what's that? You wanted to know how Go Fish's Tiffany Derry fared on last night's Season premiere of Top Chef D.C.? Wish I could tell you.Derry was just off-screen for most of the show following her introduction. But, at least she did get the first intro.  ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Top Five Things We're Expecting to Happen on Top Chef Tonight

    ​OK, so we're all really stoked about the start of Top Chef, D.C. tonight. Even Bravo producer and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is venturing into fanboy-level excitement, as proven by his repeated tweets on the subject today. (So cute. Love that guy.)Glad to have some Dallas representat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Pressure Cooker: Everyone in the City Invited to Watch Dallas Top Chef Contestant's Big Night

    Tiffany Derry​Go Fish Ocean Club is making sure Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry has one of the best nights of her life -- or the most humiliating evening ever -- by inviting every eater in the metroplex to join her for the show's premiere this Wednesday. Derry, who serves as Go Fish's execu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Top Chef To Go Fish

    ​Two years ago, then-Observer restaurant critic Dave Faries wasn't exactly singing the praises of  Go Fish Ocean Club (he was fairly distracted by the waiters' chatter). You know who was impressed? Bravo TV. Beaumont native Tiffany Derry, named Exec Chef of Go Fish Ocean Club in 2008, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Top 10 Sexiest Female Chefs In Dallas

    Yeah, yeah--pretty damn juvenile of us...not to mention downright sexist.But, damn it, if Danica Patrick can embrace beauty as well as hard nose racing skill, then we're allowed the occasional foray into 'babe-licious' territory.​Now, it wasn't an easy process. After much hemming and hawing, we ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    10 Questions: Our Favorite Answers Thus Far

    We began the 10 Questions series early in the new year, so it seems like a good time to pause and look back.Over the past few months, we've interviewed some interesting characters, including chefs, waiters, managers, bartenders, food critics and outright celebrities. While we never intended the 10 Q ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2008

    Go Fish Ocean Club

    The waiters chatter. Too bad the food doesn't exactly sing.

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