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Aaron Franklin BBQ at Knife for RED june 2015  copyright Michael Hiller-8

Two more (RED) dinners at Knife to finish on high notes, featuring San Antonio chef Tim Rattray and LA chef Kris Morningstar

  “I’ve been passionate about fighting AIDS since the 80s,” John Tesar told a sell-out crowd of fifty assembled for dinner at in a room above his Knife restaurant earlier this week. “I’ve lost many close friends to this disease, so when Mario Batali asked me to get involved with (RED), I was all ready Continue reading →



The S. Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 is out – and includes a new No. 1

Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca regained its title as The S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant in their list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which was released last night. The Roca brothers’ restaurant owned that top spot in 2013 but slipped a notch last year. The USA also has placed well, with six restaurants Continue reading →


pulled pork and crispy shallot rice noodle crepe

Malai Kitchen rolls out a five-course June tasting menu that will knock your socks off

    Beginning today and wrapping up on June 30, Malai Kitchen is serving a five-course tasting menu that will knock your socks off. If you’ve ever thought Dallas lacked for good Thai or Vietnamese cuisine, then you haven’t visited Malai Kitchen, the West Village jewel from chef Braden Wages and his wife, Yasmin. The Wages Continue reading →


Justin Fourton carving a brisket

ACT FAST! Ebay selling SIX VIP PASSES to BBQ with Aaron Franklin for his (RED) dinner Monday, June 1

When John Tesar announced a week’s worth of top chefs would join him to raise money for (RED), a national charity that fights AIDS, he told me a couple of the 40-seat dinners would sell out fast. But what he didn’t tell me when I announced the dinners last week was that he was holding back some Continue reading →



Here’s a top-quality sous vide circulator for just $99!

Looking to get into sous vide cooking at an affordable price? Here’s a special VIP discount on Anova Culinary’s Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator for half-price– just $99. Follow this link to the circulator (in black, model no. A1-120-US-BLK,), then add coupon code “ANOVAONE” at checkout.  The device features a 360° directional pump, touchscreen display and user-adjustable temperature. Want a bluetooth Continue reading →


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Winemaker Maggie Harrison of Oregon’s Antica Terra makes wines that will make your head spin

Anybody who’s either made wine or watched the movie Sideways knows that making great pinot noir requires more than gardening skills and a nighttime blanket of fog. Great pinot is created by great winemakers, modern day alchemists who know how to tease out just the right magic dust from rocky soil and apocalyptic weather, because, let’s face it, no Continue reading →