All posts by: Mike Hiller

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Esquire names Knife one of 12 Best New Restaurants in America

It’s no coincidence that chef John Tesar is in Manhattan tonight, the same night that Esquire Magazine and its new food editor, Josh Ozersky,  will reveal the magazine’s picks for America’s Best New Restaurants. Ozersky has replaced John Mariani as Esquire’s lead restaurant writer. EscapeHatch spies in NY radio in that Texas will be well represented on Esquire’s list Continue reading → ...


Garden & Gun Magazine throwing Louisiana-themed cookout at the Foundry Thursday, October 23

The Louisiana Office of Tourism (remember this guy?) and Garden & Gun Magazine are teaming up with chefs Cory Bahr of Cottton restaurant in Monroe, La., and Tim Byres of Smoke/the Foundry for an epic Bayou party October 23. Barh cooks North Delta cuisine and was the 2012 Food Network Chopped! champion. Byres, of course, runs Smoke and won a James Beard Continue reading → ...


Recap: Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation’s “Tacos and Taps” a great party

The folks behind the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation thew down tacos and beer last night in an ideal, tree lined setting on the old Edwards Ranch. Plenty of excellent tacos made (we especially  loved the yuca-and-bacon-fat-tortilla variation from Grace chef Blaine Staniford, plus a brisket number from Tacos del Norte) and tap beers, plus Continue reading → ...

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Carnival Cruise Lines offering free Rascal Flatts tailgate concert before Cowboys/Giants game on October 19

Carnival Cruises is partnering with the Dallas Cowboys to bring Guy Fieri and the country music trio Rascal Flatts to town for a free meet-and-greet.  Anyone with tickets to the October 19 Cowboys/Giants game will have the chance to see the DDD star and Rascal Flatts live at Carnival’s Tailgate Takeover.  A Guy Fieri Burger Battle is planned for 1:45 p.m. (he’s the Continue reading → ...

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Tacos, Craft Beer headline today’s Fort Worth Food & Wine Foundation’s “Tacos & Taps” event

The folks who brought us the “Burgers, Brews + Blues” event at the inaugural Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival last March are hosting Tacos & Taps this afternoon, a taco-and-beer event that promises to be equally compelling.  The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation is hosting the event this afternoon at the Heart of the Ranch Continue reading → ...


“Big Night, Big Table” family style fundraiser for Cafe Momentum set for Monday, October 27

All the cool kids in the BAD are getting together for Big Night, Big Table, a fundraiser dinner to benefit Cafe Momentum and Reagan Elementary School. Chefs from Eno’s, Bishop Arts District faves Driftwood, Lucia, Boulevardier, Zen Sushi, Stock & Barrel, Hattie’s, Lockhart BBQ, and Bolsa will be serving the food, plus there will be Continue reading → ...

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