Those end of the weekend blues. As the sun sets on a Sunday night, a Super Bowl Sunday in this case, you take inventory of your successes and failures at the 48 hours of free time you may have been granted this week. Maybe there was a birthday, or a nice dinner or some other landmark that must be no ... More >>
There's not much reason to go there otherwise.
It was the night before Christmas Eve, 2009, high atop the W Hotel on the balcony of Ghostbar. I was looking out at the beautiful Dallas skyline with Hector Pina, who had just started deejaying under the name Hot$hot for local rapper AnonymousCulture. It was cold out, and the temperature was droppin ... More >>
Cook Hall, pegged as a modern "American gastropub" has taken over the space that once housed Tom Colicchio's Craft. The restaurant has been transformed from a formal dining room to a laid back-ish (let's keep in mind this is the W Hotel) gastropub. The space is steeped in rich woods, Edison bulbs d ... More >>
To be quite honest, I've never been a huge fan of Bitchin' Kitchen. It's just that it's an assault on the senses. Loud, busy, with lots of costumes, oiled up half naked dudes and whatnot. It's too much. If you haven't heard of Bitchin' Kitchen, it's a show on The Cooking Channel (AKA The Other Food ... More >>
It is upon us: Fair season. Thirty days of fried food, weird crafts, blue-ribbon jams and petting zoos. The people watching, square dancing and pig racing are in full bloom in Fair Park, but as we hit October, Dallas will also prep for two of the biggest college football weekends our little village ... More >>
Another very busy month has come and gone, and with it several Dallas restaurants have opened while others have closed their doors for good. Read on for the full list and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at email@example.com. Opening ... More >>
See also: Wade Hampton partners with It'll Do We received word on Tuesday that Ghostbar, the ultra lounge perched on the 33rd floor of the W Hotel, is closing. We also learned the club's Director of Marketing and Music, Wade Randolph Hampton, is joining forces with party purveyor Brooke Humphries, ... More >>
As we prepare for Taste of Dallas' opportunities for extreme gluttony, lets first look back on the week in Dallas' Dining scene. Then it's time to grab some kebab at Fair Park. This week I reviewed Pera Turkish Kitchen, a small suburban restaurant devoted to Middle Eastern cuisine with a really goo ... More >>
I've been alluding for a while now to a restaurant whose play list rubbed me the wrong way. Turns out the mystery restaurant with the incongruous soundtrack is Craft Dallas, whose music selection is completely uncomplimentary to the scene it's trying to set. The restaurant's manager would do ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickCraft's Jeff Harris(Yesterday, we brought you a profile of Jeff Harris, executive chef at Craft in the W Hotel. Today, we throw a few questions at the chef and tomorrow bring you a how-to on one of the restaurant's dishes.) CofA: What is your ideal meal? Harris: Somet ... More >>
All the people who left these tables at Craft empty during lunch are missing out on a great meal.Slow biz and showbiz make for a good dining deal at Craft Dallas at the W Hotel in Victory Park right now. With dinner service falling off during summer doldrums, the restaurant is offering a spec ... More >>
In the Villa O dining roomâ€‹Pairing upscale design with fine dining is as natural as having a little sushi with your sake. But there are many ways to describe the handsome restaurants in the city, from ornate and ostentatious to clever and contemporary--and here we've included far more of the latte ... More >>
Harris is so new, the restaurant website still lists Zappola as chef. So here's the interior, instead.When chef Anthony Zappola left for Craft in Los Angeles, the restaurant promoted Harris to the top spot.Formerly sous chef in Tom Colicchio's Dallas outpost, Harris arrived from Craft New York ... More >>
Sara KerensJust had a lengthy talk with Wade Hampton, marketing director for N9NE, who does confirm the bad news: The steakhouse in Victory Park is no more. And, he says, there is no single reason for its shuttering last night. "I think that you could probably come up with a pretty lengthy list of r ... More >>
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