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 >>
Want to measure a chef? Look to his chicken.
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 >>
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 >>
www.bravotv.comAfter 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.
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 >>
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 >>
We twist open 2005 for a nip. Is this a sign of things to come?