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More Dallas chefs to appear on Hell’s Kitchen, Top Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen: Katie McKowen, D.J. Quintanilla, plus John Tesar heads back to TV

The culinary tv talent pool continues to run deeper than a fracking well in these parts. Next up to make the earth shake: Katie McKowen on the upcoming season of Hell’s Kitchen. When she’s not celebrating, you’re likely to find McKowen tending bar at Stephan Pyles’ Stampede 66 or cooking at Wolfgang Puck’s 560. And we already Continue reading → ...

WORK Bar & Grill and its BBQ operation are closing Saturday, Doug Pickering’s BBQ operation to relocate

Saturday, April 12, marks the end of business for WORK Bar & Grill, which means fans of Doug Pickering’s excellent smoked brisket, ribs and burnt ends won’t be able to drop into the Deep Ellum joint for a fix of some of Dallas’ best barbecue. Pickering says WORK will reemerge with a tweaked concept, while Continue reading → ...

Wall Street Journal features FT33 pastry chef Maggie Huff’s coolest dessert: Passion Fruit Semifreddo

Click over to the Wall Street Journal’s April 4 edition. On line and in print, that’s where you’ll find a recipe for an ice creamy dessert whipped up by FT33’s pastry whiz,  Maggie Huff’. Her passion fruit semifreddo, writes the WSJ, “features passion fruit in a cool, creamy semifreddo, resting in a bath of rum Continue reading → ...

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That cookbook we told you chefs Dean Fearing and Eric Dreyer were secretly writing? It’s out!

In June last year, we revealed a secret:  chefs Dean Fearing and Eric Dreyer, the two top toques at Fearing’s restaurant in the Dallas Ritz-Carlton, were working on a new cookbook slated for release in April or May this year. Well, they’re right on track. “Dean Fearing’s Texas Food Bible: Recipes and lore from the Lone Continue reading → ...

exterior of CBD, adjacent to new Grasslands (photo: ConsilientHospitality.com)

Exclusive: Grasslands, a Modern American restaurant, will open in the former Charlie Palmer space in the Joule Hotel this fall

Lots of new newsy restaurant news percolating through EscapeHatch this week. Remember that space next to CBD Provisions in the Joule Hotel that formerly housed Charlie Palmer’s steakhouse? Well, we uncovered its name and mission. To be called Grasslands, sources say the small chef-driven restaurant will echo CBD Provisions’ Modern American theme of farm-fresh, seasonal Continue reading → ...