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New steakhouse headed for Trinity Groves in Dallas

Yesterday, we told you that Saint Rocco’s, the new Italian restaurant under construction in Trinity Groves, is scheduled to open on September 8. Now, we’ve learned that a new, casual steakhouse concept will soon take shape on the back end of the same Trinity Groves development, EscapeHatch has learned. “It’s going to be a saloon/bar with Continue reading →

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Chef John Tesar headed to Brazil to cook Picanha for 2000 people this weekend

Where’s Waldo? Chef John Tesar is taking a break from cooking, opening restaurants, filming a reality TV and his celebrity chef thing this week. Well, maybe not celebrity chef thing. This weekend, Tesar is an invited guest chef at an annual grilling-and-chilling food festival in Brazil called Churrascada.  Tesar won’t be lounging, though; he’ll be cooking picanha, Continue reading →

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Here’s why you will like new Paul Martin’s American Grill

New to Dallas, Paul Martin’s American Grill hails from Newport Beach, California, and the braintrust behind P.F. Chang’s and Fleming’s Steakhouse. But don’t let that sway you, because Paul Martin’s is laser-focused at the same crowd that favors Houston’s and values quality over quantity. “Everything is made from scratch,” Paul Martin’s exec chef told me Continue reading →

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Exclusive: Saint Rocco’s, new casual Italian joint from former Eatzi’s chef Jay Valley, to open September 8 in Trinity Groves

Saint Rocco’s, the new casual Italian concept under construction in Dallas’ Trinity Groves development, will open September 8, confirms Trinity Groves partner Bob Sambol. Saint Rocco’s chef and owner is Jay Valley, formerly the exec chef of Eatzi’s in Dallas’ Uptown. While the menu is still raw, look for handmade pastas, soups, salads, roasted meats, charcuterie..but Continue reading →

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Chef Andre Natera’s new blog gives cooking, fighting tips: What it’s like to be on the losing end of a punch, plus how to cook salmon

Andre Natera used to be the top chef at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid restaurant (which made news again last weekend). At the time, the Pyramid was one of the city’s best meals. Sarah Snow (now chef of the Grape), Julio Peraza (now the chef of Proof + Pantry) and Maggie Huff (now the pastry chef of FT33) Continue reading →

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Mansion on Turtle Creek veteran hotelier Luke Mathot joins Fairmont Resorts & Hotels

Luke Mathot, a skilled F&B veteran of the Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Peninsula Hotel Chicago, has packed up his suitcase and considerable talent and moved down the street to the Fairmont Resort and Hotel group. Mathot has joined the Canada-based hotelier as its new Corporate Director of Food & Beverage for the Americas. Mathot told Continue reading →

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