This past Friday amidst the mansions of Preston Hollow, Steven Stodghill (you might have heard of the burger named after the prominent lawyer at The Porch) hosted one heck of a party to mark the release of Daniel Vaughn's new book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat. Justin and Diane Fortune brought smoked ... More >>
If you ever lay awake at night and ponder barbecue joints, or if you plot weekends based on slices of smoky brisket and spicy sausage, then you should definitely meet Foodways Texas. You could be a match made in meat heaven.
Foodways Texas is a group of chefs, journalists, scholars or anyone who h ... More >>
Stephan Pyles latest concept, Stampede 66 (1717 McKinney), opened in early November as an ode to southwestern cuisine from the creator himself. Pyles also helped create much of the Dallas dining scene with an honor-roll of students that studied in his kitchens; like Tim Byers of Smoke, Jeana Johnson ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
If you follow our blog closely, you'll know we're a little more than halfway done our 100 Favorite Dishes List. I'm getting a lot of emails from you guys about where I should head next, and having a lot of fun exploring. This weekend I'm checking out some jerk chicken and a Cuban sandwich that comes ... More >>
The Grape's sous chef, Danyele McPherson, sat down with us last week to chat about the life as a sous. Let's just jump right in.
How did you initially get into cooking?
Well, I went to normal college - got a degree at North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in offices full time, in a cube.
Cube ... More >>
Last week seemed slow: I could hardly find any stories to string together into a Lettuce wrap up. This week, however, I'm having trouble deciding how to fit all of these interesting stories in. Happy hour's in only getting closer, so I better cut to the chase.
This was the week of pink slime for Ci ... More >>
Last week, Food & Wine magazine listed what it considers the 25 best burgers in the nation. The nation, okay? So, I'm thinking cattle-speckled Texas has got to be on their fancy list, based on the odds of landmass alone.
Plus, there are some pretty solid chefs in the southwest who know their way a ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraIf every night ended with buckle, the world would be a better place.So, we're new around here. And in an effort to assimilate us into both Observer culture and make us less alien to the Dallas food scene, we were sent to the City of Ate-sponsored Supper Club at the Kessler T ... More >>