All posts by: Mike Hiller


Wayward Sons, new restaurant from chef Graham Dodds, set to open December 7

Graham Dodds sends word today that he and partners Brandon Hays & Phil Schanbaum (So & So’s High Fives, Standard Pour, soon-to-open Whippersnapper) will open Wayward Sons, their dinner-only restaurant, on Monday, December 7. The team describes the menu as “a progression of chef Dodd’s hyper focus on local, seasonal and Texas cuisine.” A spokesperson for the Continue reading →


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Sneak Peek inside The Theodore, the new restaurant from chefs Tim Byres and Scott Romano in Dallas’ NorthPark Center

The Theodore opens its wood-slatted windows and French doors this week, and I think you’ll find a lot to like in this  new restaurant (and bread bakery!) from Tim Byres, Christopher Jeffers and Christopher Zielke. Bolsa vet Kyle Hilla works his cocktail magic at the bar. Byres and Charlie Palmer vet Scott Romano run the kitchen, which means you’re in for Continue reading →


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Piada Italian Street Food opens first DFW unit in Frisco on November 20

 Piada Italian Street Food expands to DFW with the opening of its third Texas location on November 20. The fast casual restaurant specializes in “piada” — thin disks of fresh baked dough resembling mini pizzas that are then rolled around ingredients like greens, grilled meats, vegetables and cheeses.  Piada is located at The Centre at Preston Ridge development, 3301 Continue reading →


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BBQ and grilling guru Steven Raichlen visits new Dallas’ 18th & Vine BBQ, Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse

      A couple of weeks ago, cookbook author, TV personality and James Beard Award winner Steven Raichlen, in town for a private American Express event, joined me at a couple of notable Dallas restaurants for a quick beef fix. First up: Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse, for a taste of chef/partner Samir Dhurandhar’s ultra-premium Continue reading →


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Hot Date: Free “Farm to Fork Showcase” at The Ranch at Las Colinas on November 16 includes free food, free beer, free whiskey — and a petting zoo

Mark November 16 on your calendar. That’s the date that the Ranch at Las Colinas, which also makes the Best CFS in Texas, is throwing its sixth annual F2T meat-and-greet with its local farmers and purveyors. Complimentary samples of Ranch food, beers, whiskies, wines, petting zoo, live music, talent. It’s all free. 6-8 p.m. They’re also unwrapping their new Continue reading →


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