And it's got the beer goggles to match.
The burger is wonderfully messy -- but not all the messiness is so welcome.
Andrew Zimmern. Marcus Samuelsson. Marc Murphy. Brian Malarkey. Tim Byres. Tre Wilcox. Tim Love. Aaron Franklin. Paul Qui. Where can you hang out with the likes of these national and local food greats all in one place? The answer is The Austin Food & Wine Festival, coming up at the end of the mont ... More >>
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:
If you haven't started your holiday shopping, then good for you! I think we all perform best under the pressure of deadlines, so just let it happen. Wait another few days, then get around to it. Most places will be open on Christmas Eve anyway. And a lot of gas stations are open 365. Lotto and scrat ... More >>
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 >>
Today Chef Tre Wilcox of Marquee Grill is participating in a Google Hangout, which is a program designed by Zagat that brings foodies behind the scenes with top chefs around the country. Like this video of Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco and New York. At 1 pm, you can log on ... More >>
We tracked down a few Dallas chefs to get a little insight on how a Memorial Day cookout in their backyard might look, taste and smell. From grills and smokers to favorite cuts of meat, plus some tips for the novice, let their words serve as inspiration as grilling season officially begins this week ... More >>
Back in 2010, students at Paul Quinn College, Dallas' only historically black college, tilled up their football field to create an urban garden in a food desert. Since that time, the "We Over Me Farm" has cultivated over two thousand pounds of corn, squash, greens, tomatoes and other produce for the ... More >>
The restaurant at 5760 State Highway continues its dance to please Plano natives. It first opened as Loft 610 with superstar Tre Wilcox at the helm, cooking Top Chef plates intended for fancy palates. Then Wilcox left for the Marquee Grill and Scott Siers bought the space. He renamed the restaurant ... More >>
Walking towards the back of Marquee to interview Tre Wilcox, I spot him having a rather intense conversation with a guy in a suit about the menu. I grab a seat in a plush booth and wait. No more than a minute later he starts to walk over, but gets interrupted twice by two other employees with just a ... More >>
Shrimp and grits, the low-country fisherman's breakfast staple, has been a mainstay on elevated southern menus for more than three decades. If you're interested, Robb Walsh wrote up a history on the dish over on the Houston Press, but regardless of the lineage of the dish, its permanence as a ... More >>
Marquee GrillFormer Top Chef contestant and Marquee Grill chef Tre Wilcox recently revealed his "Guide to the Best Restaurants in Dallas" on Gogobot, a social networking travel site. November is Food Travel Month on the site, where 16 different celebrity chefs share their favorite restaurants ... More >>
Former Top Chef contender aims to please both Bubbas and foodies.
Mai Pham /Houston Press Remember when a burger was just a damn burger? Man, you're old.If you like burgers or the word "unctuous," this week in Dallas blogs was a delightful bounty. If you prefer barbecue and invention conventions, just 'til tomorrow. Read on. City of Ate Andrew Marton stre ... More >>
A gift for the constipated mom who likes gnats.She boned someone, got super fat, made your whole body from scratch and then successfully shot you out of her lady parts. And to thank your mother for all that, you give her a Hallmark card and call it even? No. No, you do not. You're an adult n ... More >>
We can all agree today that April showers don't bring May flowers, and stormy April was particularly unkind to Metro Diner as the bacon and eggs institution shuttered their doors last month. But the month wasn't completely clouded by these unfortunate closures, and several new, mostly casual ... More >>
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 >>
In part three of our look at Loft 610's executive chef Tre Wilcox, the chef shares his recipe for the Triple C -- Crispy Confit Chicken. He says it's the duck fat and the time the chicken spends in it that makes it so special. Not to mention that duck is the usual suspect when it comes to con ... More >>
Yesterday, we gave you the goods on Tre Wilcox, executive chef at Loft 610. Today, we asked Wilcox to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his no-nonsense recipes. (Note: Wilcox's words are after the ellipses.) My friends say I'm... a gym rat. And a very disciplined che ... More >>
Courtesy of Tre Wilcox and Loft 610Tre WilcoxI was worried when I first arrived at Loft 610. Chef Tre Wilcox, 37, was running late for our interview, and when he arrived he was distracted, looking toward the open kitchen with each question, which he would think about carefully before answerin ... More >>
Stephen MaskerTre Wilcox of Loft 610There was no back-flipping chairman or electric-green squeeze bottle of Bobby Flay's signature sauce, but Iron Chef (or Bravo's Top Chef) food nerds got their fix of food competition with Chef SmackDown at the Le Cordon Bleu College for Culinary Arts on Sun ... More >>
The Marquee Club, a new Highland Park Village restaurant and lounge from Twomey Concepts, has bumped back its opening date. Sara KerensA press release issued this summer suggested the group behind The Common Table and Loft 610 would open The Marquee Club by late fall. But executive chef Tre ... More >>
Chris MeeseyFearing, Pyles, Gottlich, Hage, Luscher. These are some of the names that are automatically given as answers whenever the question is asked, "Who is the best chef in Dallas?" They have all prepared thousands of wow-inducing meals for their grateful patrons, they have worked in some ... More >>
The other day Jesse "Hophead" Hughey said something about the role of those special edition $150 beers--something along the lines of "they generate publicity and motivate interest in beer."True enough. Basketball needed Michael Jordan and golf Tiger Woods...well, until recently. Indeed, every mar ... More >>
Not a bad week, comment-wise--especially considering how everyone is pretty much huddled up in their cubicles this time of year trying to clear things before the holidays...right?It helped that newswriter (and alcohol lightweight) Kimberly Thorpe decided to seek tolerance-building advice so she ... More >>
Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>
Sara Kerens In this week's Observer, Dave checks out Loft 610, the new home of chef Tre Wilcox of Top Chef, Iron Chef and, you know, Abacus fame.For more shots of the Plano would-be destination, check out this week's Dish slideshow by Sara Kerens.
Wilcox teaches how to tackle holiday meals
On last night's Top Chef, Tré Wilcox just had the gone-awry look of a man who might be going home. This morning, Anthony Bourdain's Top Chef blog entry asks the same question on the minds of the show's most faithful followers: "So what happened with Tre?" That's Tré Wilcox, of course, the Chef de ... More >>
Tré Wilcox almost got kicked off Top Chef last night -- but at least he got in the plug for his restaurant. For a change, guest Top Chef blogger Anthony Bourdain's post concerning this week's episode is up in a timely fashion. So rather than belabor the obvious -- when no one gets kicked off a real ... More >>
So, Tré Wilcox wants to open an Italian restaurant; say, me too! (Sure, why not.) Or, like, maybe you're interested? Because, turns out, it just ain't that hard to own your own eatery -- all you need are 395,000 dollar bills. Everything else is provided for you -- if, that is, you purchase La Paesa ... More >>
For those keeping score, Abacus Chef de Cuisine Tré Wilcox has now won two out of six Elimination Challenges on Top Chef. No Top Chef wrap-up this morning; had an early-a.m. interview, alas, which surely bummed out Shinsei's Casey Thompson, winner of last night's Quickfire quiz and no fan of this b ... More >>
Bravo Abacus' Tré Wilcox was more than a little happy at winning the first Elimination Challenge on this season's Top Chef. Dang, dang, dang. I knew I should have acted quicker. But, turns out, tomorrow's cooking class at the Dallas Farmers Market is all sold out. Why, well, that's no surprise: Fr ... More >>
Last night's Top Chef was a bland bust: Abacus' Tre Wilcox disappointed again (bottom three in the Quickfire Challenge, blamed on his lousy selection of shellfish -- yeah, OK), and Shinsei's Casey Thompson disappeared again (she got but a few seconds of screen time). So we'll avoid any recapping; do ... More >>
Wow, that Casey Thompson is a good...um...swimmer. Yeah, we'll go with that. One thing became perfectly clear during the Season Three premiere of Bravo's Top Chef last night: Head judge and the W's Craft-man Tom Colicchio has a man-crush on Abacus' Chef de Cuisine Tre Wilcox. After Wilcox fumbled t ... More >>
Like I said back when we broke the news in early May, thank God I now have a reason rather than just an excuse for watching Bravo's Top Chef, which returns tonight at 9 for a third season: This time around, two Dallasites are competing for the title. And they are, of course, Casey Thompson, exec che ... More >>
Tre Wilcox doesn't need a stinkin' reality show to prove he's a top chef. At last, a reason to spend the summer blogging Bravo's Top Chef. Granted, it ain't no Project Runway, but it sure beats all hell out of Top Design or that haircuttin' show with one of Charlie's Angels. Turns out, the new seaso ... More >>
Does grass-fed beef really taste better?