Tom Colicchio

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    These Five Chefs Are Vying to Take Over Kitchen LTO, and the Decision's in Your Hands

    Kitchen LTO, the innovative "permanent pop-up restaurant" that set up shop in Trinity Groves last year, has helped some of the city's most promising up-and-coming chefs hone their skills. As current Kitchen LTO chef Eric Shelton's control of the restaurant comes to an end on May 31, the restaurant i ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 26, 2012

    At Jeff Harris' Bolsa, One Dish Reveals the Chef's Chops

    Want to measure a chef? Look to his chicken.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Cost Taxpayers $200K More Than First Reported, Thanks to San Antonio

    ​We've been telling you since the summer about the estimated $400,000 the Texas governor's office agreed to pay the producers in exchange for them promoting the state's brand in the ongoing, Texas-centric season of Top Chef. Last we checked in, the producers, a California company called Magica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Chef Tell: There's Sum-thing Wrong With Dim Judges

    ​A little housekeeping first, yes? We were relieved from Top Chef All Stars blogging duties during the holidays, but not relieved by the elimination that occurred: Spike, cute and surly Spike, was sent packing after Jamie bailed on competing once again and left him to flounder in the last episode, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Chef Tell: All Stars Is All Drama​After the bigotry in the rear-view mirror that made Dallas' involvement with Top Chef Just Desserts not so sweet, last night's debut of Top Chef All Stars was so very freakin' awesome. There was drama, there was silliness, there was attitude, there was skill, there was fright...and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Craft Dresses Up Menu with a Charity Favorite; Tom Colicchio May Return

    Chef Jeff Harris' cavatelli, version 1.0, before it was dressed up with duck and foie gras.​Charitable contributions aren't the only good thing emerging from the bushel of culinary benefits being held this month. Chef Jeff Harris last weekend created a duck cavetelli with Swiss chard and foie ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Top Ten Moments on Last Night's Top Chef D.C. Reunion

    ​Last night, the cast of Top Chef D.C. came back together to rehash the season with judges Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Eric Ripert and producer/consummate reunion host Andy Cohen. A lot was discussed -- some interesting and some not so much -- so I'm breaking down the best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Craft's Jeff Harris: A Chef you Can Bank On

    Photos by Robert BostickCraft's Jeff Harris​(This is the first part of a three-part look at Jeff Harris, executive chef at Craft. Tune in tomorrow for a Q&A with Harris and Friday as he demonstrates how to prepare one of the restaurant's dishes.) Jeff Harris was raised in a small town in East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Chef Tell: A Presidential School Lunch

    ​Sam Kass is the assistant White House chef, so OF COURSE he'd preside over a "bi-parti-sandwich" Quickfire Challenge. And of course, super cocky Angelo was really dramatic about the sandwich showdown because he owns a sandwich shop. But see, in TV-land, a talking head showing you're concerne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Vegan 'Month Of Food'

    ​In the vegan world, we're in what's known as "VeganMoFo." No, not what you think--it's a global event that stands for "Vegan Month of Food." We celebrate VeganMoFo to encourage our omnivorous friends to try animal-free eats for an entire month. Not an easy feat here in Dallas--you know, consider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    First (Belated) Look: Legacy Books

    Okay, so it opened in November. Our bad. As of last week, we still hadn't explored Legacy Books in Plano, an independent bookstore with a unique culinary program. But when the 300th person told us we had to go (and that person just happened to be a chef), we finally relented. Yesterday we made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    "Sales Were Close to Zero": More Unjust Deserts for Victory Park, as Paciugo Goes Away

    Tom Colicchio is staying in Victory Park; Paciugo, alas, is not. Days after next-door neighbor Quiksilver caught a wave out of there and N9NE Steakhouse put a fork in it, the Dallas-based gelato emporium, among the very first tenants to open in Ross Perot Jr.'s increasingly ghosttown-like developmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Arlington, Dallas Already 2011 Super Bowl Losers Thanks to NFL Hotel Picks

    The 2011 Super Bowl will be played at Jerryworld, of course, but the AFC and NFC champs won't be staying in Arlington or Dallas. Nope -- come February 2011, the AFC champs will stay at the Omni Fort Worth, which is pictured at right and scheduled to open this month, while the NFC title-holders in '1 ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008
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    October 4, 2007
  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Casey's Recipe: Season with Teardrops

    Lia, at left, gets a farewell drowning from Casey Thompson on Top Chef. Last week, Shinsei's Casey Thompson very easily could have gotten the pointy boot from Bravo's Top Chef for her lousy tuna tartar -- should have too, for putting her two at-risk partners on the judge's grill. This week should ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Casey at the Plate

    Casey Thompson: It's my pantry, and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to. Casey Thompson, executive chef at Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun's Shinsei on Inwood Road, may be an evil genius. Dunno much about her, other than what the editors have chosen to show of Thompson during the early going of ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2005

    Is Screwing Hip?

    We twist open 2005 for a nip. Is this a sign of things to come?