Wolfgang Puck

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Five Sixty Chef Patton Robertson Explains How Dallas' Dining Scene Keeps Turning

    The fancy spinning show 560 feet above Dallas just got a little fancier. Along with the new observation deck, GeO-Deck, the restaurant Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck also got a little facelift, including the opening of Cloud Nine, a casual daytime dining spot. The space, which is one level above the Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Scott Romano, One of Dallas' Best-Known Chefs, Is Taking Over the Frisco Gun Club

    The city of Frisco is currently building the nation's largest indoor luxury gun range, complete with an upscale private restaurant, bar and cigar lounge for VIP club members. The club will offer public and private access to its 40 indoor gun ranges including four 100-yard rifle lanes. There will a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Ask Willie D: Kids Today are Out of Line Because Adults are Spineless

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! LONG DISTANCE LOVE FADING Dear Willie D: I'm in a long-distance relationship with a good man, but the miles are starti ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    December 5, 2012

    A Chat with the Matt Leff of The Dallas Winter Warmer Beer Festival

    Tapping into the burgeoning local craft beer scene, The Dallas Winter Warmer is a one-day craft beer festival on December 15 featuring some local and national craft brewers. See also: - The Dallas Craft Beer Guide - Rise of the DFW Brew Today I spoke with the architect of this event, Matt Leff of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    A 'Stache, a Ginger and a Tesar: Top Chef: Seattle Features Three Badass Dallas Chefs

    Every week, I will watch Top Chef. I will not recap the episodes scene-by scene, because that is dumb: if you wanted to watch it, you watched it already and you don't need me to tell you that there were opening credits, chefs got sweaty, and someone yelled "fuck" at food. If you want that kind of re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    The Week in Dallas Food: Tiny Sandwiches, Too-Sweet Desserts, and Lots and Lots of Beer

    ​This week we brewed at the zoo, ate some disappointing things, and Leslie Brenner told us another thing wrong with Dallas. Read on. City of Ate/Observer Even if Taj Chaat has Amruth beat as far as charm, interest and adventure, the humble vegetarian former stumbles into second place when it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Chef Daniele Puleo on Surfing Trends
    While Staying True to Heart

    Daniele Puleo​Chef Daniele Puleo and his fiancée are having dinner when we arrive at Daniele Osteria. When I called to let him know we're stuck in traffic, he tells me to take my time. "We'll go ahead and order," he says. I don't know who he's talking about at the time. But I am nervous to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Fifty Sixty's Sara Johannes Lands High in LA

    Sara Johannes​While all the recent dining news has revolved around chef departures -- Pegasus News' Teresa Gubbins, who deserves some sort of spa treatment this weekend, scored a scoop trifecta with the revelations that Tiffany Derry, Sharon Hage and Dan Landsberg were all moving on -- our sis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Lettuce Wrap Up: Puck Wolfgang! and Frozen Ghost Vodka

    The Fair's left us...​As the State Fair roller coaster eases back into the station, the setting sun is casting a clichéd orange glow and Dallas bloggers are beginning to reminisce about what they wish they'd seen. Five Sixty initially wanted to see a gaggle of veterans in pressed khakis and past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Chef Tell: Morgan "Straight Man From Texas" Wilson Wins

    ​Let's just say that last night on Top Chef Just Desserts, Dallas' Morgan Wilson made quite an impression. Good, bad, sweet, saucy and everything else in between. He was even bold enough to overshadow the super enthusiastic and over-confident Team Go Diva (Flamboyant Zac, aka Zamboyant, Yigit and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Chef Richard Chamberlain: Boys Will Be
    Boys Who Cook

    Photos by Robert BostickRichard Chambelain​Luckily for steak-loving Dallas diners, chef Richard Chamberlain wasn't much interested in tilling the soil when he was a young man. Girls on the other hand -- well, them he liked. That's not exactly surprising for a 14-year-old boy -- Chamberlain's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Five Menu Words You Can't Resist

    Doesn't get much simpler, better than In-N-Out's menu​Restaurants can list their offerings as "chicken," "steak" and "pasta," or they can add a few descriptive adjectives to their menus and up their sales by 27 percent. Cornell University's Brian Wansink's findings were a hot topic when the New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Homebrewing A Saison, Wolfgang Puck And Texas Brewers Celebrate Harvest, And Flying Saucer Sets Luau

    ​A recent New York magazine article got me thinking about saison, the Belgian farmhouse ale style that was once considered an endangered species of beer but has in recent years become a rather hot craft-brew trend. I already knew that originally they were a relatively crisp and dry low-alcohol bee ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010
  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Harmony in Disharmony: Dish Serves Up High-End Cuisine for Low-End Budgets

    ​ Dallas has a reputation for being a little pretentious. Sorry to step on any toes here, but the city really appreciates fine dining, lavish shopping and upscale living. Most of the time, the ultra-chic lifestyle comes with a high price tag, but if you want to socialize like high society on a mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Best Restaurants

    Sara Kerens​Best many come to mind that we had to put the brakes on, set up criteria that would, for better or worse, help us whittle the list.Looking back on the past twelve months, it's not such a chore--not really. Stand-outs include Samar, Park, Lumi, Cadot, Bella and some oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Best Chefs

    ​Best is a matter of degrees, whether you're talking about the top chefs over the course of months or years.Certainly this city's kitchens are staffed with more than competent sorts: Brian Luscher, Jean-Marie Cadot, Marc Cassel, Joel Harloff, Graham Dodds...we could go on and on. So in defining ou ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009
  • Dining

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Wolfgang Puck Is One Saucy Fellow

    Thanks to Videogum and, ultimately, our copy editor for bringing ABC News' Nightline's foray into romance to my attention. She shared it because of my Paul Rudd fascination, of which I am obviously not ashamed. But anyway. You get Rudd, Seth Rogen, Martin Bashir, Cheryl Hines and some other notables ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    10 Questions: Christopher Short

    You may not know his name. Short shies away from cameras and microphones, after all. But only a few chefs have a longer resume, at least when it comes to cooking in Dallas.Bella, a brand new spot in the Quadrangle, is his first small kitchen. Through much of his 25 years in the city, Short handled d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    10 Questions: Our Favorite Answers Thus Far

    We began the 10 Questions series early in the new year, so it seems like a good time to pause and look back.Over the past few months, we've interviewed some interesting characters, including chefs, waiters, managers, bartenders, food critics and outright celebrities. While we never intended the 10 Q ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    The Revolving Doors of Dallas: February

    Our monthly wrap-up of  restaurant openings and closings around Dallas. See what's been canned, what's new and what's sizzling on the back-burner in local restaurant news. Entered Nick & Sam's Grill: a casual spin-off of Nick & Sam's Steakhouse recently opened in Uptown. It replace ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Wolfgang Puck

    Just about everyone with an abiding interest in food knows the name Wolfgang Puck.The Austrian born superstar helped to usher in the era of celebrity chefs after he opened the Beverly Hills destination Spago in 1982. What followed was a series of media raves, television appearances and the creation ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009
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    November 20, 2008

    Post-Makeover, Union Station's Reincarnated in Wolfgang Puck's Image

    Patrick Michels Mayor Tom Leppert and City Council Member Sheffie Kadane tenderly declare Union Station open for business. After a $23-million renovation, Union Station is back in business downtown, this time as a Wolfgang Puck-catered feed lot for hungry Hyatt guests. The 93-year-old building has ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2002

    Repeatedly Redundant

    Which dishes have been beaten to death?

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Celebrity du Jour

    Big-name chefs saturate an uncertain market

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Something about Stephan

    After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?

  • Dining

    June 1, 2000

    Hash Over

    Elementary Watson; Mixed hash

  • Film

    August 26, 1999

    God help him

    Albert Brooks used to be funny; now, not even The Muse can help him

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    Cooking Up a Storm

    Temperamental Dallas chef Avner Samuel is a genius in the kitchen, but he may have burned the one thing that matters most--his bridges

  • Dining

    April 10, 1997
  • Dining

    February 1, 1996

    Top pie

    Sal's offers excellent old-fashioned Amer-Italian pizza