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    October 16, 2014
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    October 15, 2013

    Five Sixty Chef Patton Robertson is Hosting a Pretty Amazing Japanese Dinner Next Week

    Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is teaming up with a few local chefs next week to host a Japanese dinner. His guests include Teiichi Sakuria of Tei-An, Matt Raso of Nobu, along with Scott Drewno from The Source (another Wolfgang Puck restaurant) in Washington D.C. Each chef wi ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
  • Dining

    July 4, 2013

    Five Sixty's Dinner With a View

    The scenery isn't worth the price of admission.

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    June 28, 2013

    Chad Houser Built a Career Feeding Customers, But He Gave it Up to Sate a Different Sort of Hunger

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Dutiful young men whipped through Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, the rotating restaura ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Career Advice from Chefs to Recent Culinary School Grads

    With graduation ceremonies in full bloom, we contacted a few local chefs for some bits of wise advice for culinary school graduates. First, we asked them about their worst jobs after school, then for a few pieces of advice to help thrust new grads into a world of mildly socially awkward, sometimes h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Six Years Later, Reunion Tower Observation Deck to Reopen With a New Look

    Reunion Tower will finally be reopening "soon," with a slew of renovations planned to make it bigger and glossier. Judy Pesek, a partner at the design firm responsible for the project, laid out the planned renovations to a crowd gathered on the tower's observation deck. The renovations will include ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Chef Burning Questions: Lisa Garza of Sissy's Shares Her Favorite Cookbooks and Meals

    Each week (or thereabout) we ask a local chef three burning questions about their favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. Today we chat with the proprietress of Sissy's Southern Kitchen and Bar, Lisa Garza, who has small library of cookbooks, but swears off some foods. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: Valentine Wins Fried Chicken Challenge by Frying Chicken

    When the chefs heard that this week's Elimination Challenge would be a fried chicken challenge, Valentine just about screamed, "AAAAhhahahahahahahahahahahaha eff all you effers, this one's miiiiiiiine!! All mine!!" I thought that the other contestants would at least make it a little difficult for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: Tesar Packs Knives, Goes, Becomes Pickle Hoarder

    Dammit, Dallas! Tesar went home this week on Top Chef. They even gave him an extra chance to stay and he came home. Most big of bummers. The QuickFire was a knife-skills challenge hosted by Bob Kramer, who is a "master bladesmith" and wins points for best job title ever. Josie nicked her hand but d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Frito Lay Chef Jody Denton on Brainstorming Sessions for New Flavors and When A Big Idea Hits

    Chef Jody Denton had a 35-year restaurant career that spanned the globe and included work with some of the best chefs in the country, among them like master chef Ernst Gruch, Dean Fearing and Wolfgang Puck. Then about a year ago, he left all that for an office job. But he still gets to wear a chef's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Open Table Lists Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants, and Thanks to Spinning Rooftops, Dallas Makes List

    The online reservation and restaurant review site released a list of the Top 100 Scenic View Dining restaurants, which is based on some 5 million opinions over the past year. As a complete surprise, nothing along the scenic northern part of the LBJ Freeway made it. Unbelievable, righ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
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    March 12, 2012

    The Death of the Star System

    "Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air gives the hotel a serious restaurant and the chef an ideal California spot." How many stars is that? The Los Angeles Times recently ditched its star rating system. Russ Parsons, the food editor at the Times, says the system is dated, especially considering the rapi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Wolfgang Puck Continues Downtown Catering Siege: Another Reason We Need Food Trucks

    ​Wolfgang Puck strikes again in downtown Dallas, announcing a catering deal with the upcoming Museum of Nature and Science. A lengthy press release details plans for two dining concepts that in tandem "will accommodate almost every budget and need." The museum isn't scheduled to open until 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Mmmm. Delicious, Delicious Bunnies at Five-Sixty.

    There's only one thing we think when we see a video like this: "Yummy bunny." All right, so maybe that particular video wasn't intended to be food porn, but this one definitely was, right? C'mon. It's a bunny. Humping a balloon. That bunny is so hilarious it deserves to be eaten. Oh, PETA, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Samar Makes Esquire's Cut,
    But Is Dallas Not As Trendy as it Thinks?

    Samar​The accompanying text for Esquire's much-hyped list of best new restaurants is finally online, which means eaters can now follow author John Mariani's logic for anointing Samar a top 10 stand-out (He was apparently smitten with the patio, hookah selection and "women in painted-on blue jeans ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    October 6, 2010

    Scott Romano: Going Whole Hog
    At a Downtown Jewel

    Photo by Robert BostickScott Romano​Since the Observer recently named Charlie Palmer at The Joule the city's Best Fancy Restaurant in this year's Best of Dallas issue, we thought now would be a good time to get a look at the man behind the kitchen, executive chef Scott Romano. Like many of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Five Sixty Appoints New Executive Chef

    A Texas-born chef has been tapped to take over at Five Sixty when executive chef Sara Johannes leaves this week. ​Pat Roberston, who's served as executive sous chef at the Wolfgang Puck-owned restaurant since its opening in February 2009, has spent more than a decade with the Wolfgang Puck Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lacquered Chinese Duckling at Five Sixty

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Sixth Floor Museum Opening a Cafe. Let Fly With the Tasteless Jokes, Everyone.

    Sixth Floor Museum will now feature a cafe.​In a bid to reshape Dallas residents' image of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the museum's promoting itself as a hip new spot to shop and nosh. The Museum Store Café, opening July 1, will stock gift items made by local artists and serve coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Hash Over: Easter is Coming, a Time of Spritutality, Renewal and Brunch​ Another holiday is upon us, City of Aters. It's that time of year when you put on your Sunday best, dye perfectly good eggs, receive a basket full of goodies from an over-sized bunny, and of course, stuff yourself with food until you feel like you're about to explode, among othe ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Fat Tuesday Festivities, Wolfgang Puck Celebrates the Chinese New Year, and a Monster Eating Contest

    Flickr user Ctd 2005Except on Mardi Gras, the jackalope is rarely seen in the wild with its shirt off.​Some think the best thing about February is Valentine's Day and spending some romantic time with your significant with a box of chocolates and bottle of wine. Not us. We'd rather drink strong coc ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2010
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    January 18, 2010

    Hash Over: Five-Sixty Celebrates 365, Capital Grille Offers Small Plates, New Restaurant To Open In Victory Park And More

    ​Beginning today, Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is celebrating its first year in Dallas's One Big Ball with a special anniversary tasting menu created by executive chef Sara Johannes. Through February 11, diners at the Reunion Tower restaurant can order a chef's amuse and various options for first c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    ​I may have mentioned a month or so back that we had finally come up with a scheme to give out prizes.Good ones, too: I have Jon Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, The Field Guide to Candy, Chili Madness, Cooking Dirty (has nothing to do with Blythe Beck) and other food-related books cluttering up my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Top 10 Most Interesting Restaurant Week Dishes

    Patrick MichelsEstavan Galindo of Hattie's prepares for the Restaurant Week onslaught.​Several days into the annual charity event and we've finally had a chance to poke through some menus.Now, we weren't looking for the best item or the most original. What we want from KRLD Restaurant Week--aside ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Five Sixty Offers Five- And Seven-Course Tastings

    Sara KerensThe view from under Dallas' one big ball. No "fromunda cheese" jokes, please.Wolfgang Puck's numerically named fine dining phallus, Five Sixty , is now offering five- and seven-course tasting menus to showcase the Asian-influenced fare that just might rescue Reunion Tower. The five-course ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Short Orders: The Grape

    The Grape2808 Greenville Ave.214-828-1981If not for The Grape, Dallas would have a small empty space in its culinary soul.Yeah, we'd have some cool wine bars with great kitchens--Dali comes to mind. We would even have a compliment of venues with old world charm, however contrived. But nothing else c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Double, Double Your Refreshment

    Well, refreshment, maybe not. Double your fun, though, sure. Toil and trouble all you want. It's been a big week of twos here on City of Ate. A double dose of Veggie Girl, for instance. Two posts recapping the year's first quarter. We even had a couple items for the big race weekend at Texas Motor S ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 20, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Another Week Bites the Dust

    Ah, the first day of spring. How better to celebrate than a look back a those long, dreary days of last week--you know, when some holiday kept you away from the computer. Well, here's some of what you missed. And if these are the highlights, the rest must be total...The Week in Review(s):Your own Da ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Reviewing the Week in Food, and Our First Reader Contest

    Sean Dockery, via FlickrWolfgang's waxy blue eyes see all... except a good name for his new restaurant. We're taking suggestions.Just in time for your weekend, we're dragging you all the way back to last Monday to revisit the best stuff you missed while you were doing whatever it is you do in your s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    No Reservations Required

    Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty, perched at the top of Reunion Tower, doesn't officially make its bow till February 10's grand opening. (It began its soft opening last week.) But Brian James has posted to Flickr a photographic tour of the rehabbed eatery, which is well worth a peek for those without rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Puck Softly, But Carry A Big Stick

    The Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Reunion Tower began buzzing in late 2008. The hype escalated to a dull roar since then, as it announced its name (Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, named for the phallus' height), the menu (Asian-influenced) and the team, lead by Executive Chef Sara Johannes, formerly of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Name, Game

    A chef who speaks with the highest authority just emailed to voice his chagrin at the choice of Five-Sixty for Wolfgang Puck's soon to open venue atop Reunion Tower. At least a decade or so ago, Puck's staff weren't so trend-conscious (or wooden) when it came to naming rights. The emailing chef clai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Dueling Critics

    Last week a reader commented on the impression, shared by many, that Dallas Observer (that's us) reviews tend to follow Dallas Morning News (them) pieces by a week or two. For instance, their Bill Addison tore into Pyramid on November 21. We did the same in the December 4 issue. He scoped out Bolsa ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Burning Question: How Much Time Do Chefs Spend In The Kitchen?

    Earlier this fall, chef Nobu Matsuhisa passed through for a well publicized book signing...and rare visit to his restaurant. Sometime in the next few weeks, Wolfgang Puck's people--not the great man himself--holds a meet and greet session for the real chef at his soon to open Dallas venue.  At ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Pops Art

    Try spending Father's Day at the Nasher

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    June 5, 2008

    Union Station and Reunion Tower About to Get All Pucked Up

    We told you it'd be a restaurant! Over at the Union Station shindig, which is currently under way with our crack interns in attendance, it was just announced that Wolfgang Puck will handle all the catering for Union Station's special events once the joint reopens in the fall, following the $55-milli ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008

    "Puck at Reunion Tower"? Now, We Like the Sound of That.

    Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt, whispering sweet nothings into the ear of his new favorite chef, Wolfgang Puck, at today's press conference at Union Station. For more photos from today's event, check out our slideshow. The announcement today of the partnership between Hyatt Regency Dallas, Woodbine Devel ... More >>

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