All posts by: Mike Hiller


We got a First Look & Sneak Peek at Knife, John Tesar’s new steak house. Here’s what the food and decor look like

I got a sneak peek at chef John Tesar’s Knife Modern Steak last night. While Tesar wasn’t cooking the entire menu for this first run with his kitchen and server staff, there wasn’t a misstep in the dozen or so dishes I tried. Two standouts: the biggest, most tender and flavorful Colorado lamb chops this Continue reading →


Coal Vines to anchor new Omni Dallas Hotel restaurant project in downtown Dallas

Coal Vines will be one of the four marquee restaurants at the new $27 million Dallas Omni Hotel project under construction facing Young Street at Lamar, beside the downtown hotel. “The blue prints have been approved and we’re ready to go,” Coal Vines corporate chef Samir Dhurandhar confirmed to EscapeHatch. Coal Vines coal-fired pizza restaurants, from the team Continue reading →