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Former Stephan Pyles chef Jon Thompson, Chamberlain’s vet Johnny Carros to open Sugarbacon in McKinney in June

McKinney is about to get Sugarbaconed. Former Stephan Pyles chef Jon Thompson (Stampede 66, Samar) and veteran frontman Johnny Carros (Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House, Sullivan’s, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House) have partnered with a deep-pocketed investor to open a casual American bar and grill called Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, housed in a former circa Continue reading →


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Spring Menu Hot List: Forget fried chicken. CBD Provisions serves a fried ROOSTER

Now that Richard Blankenship runs the farm and the table at CBD Provisions, the F2T restaurant in the Joule Hotel downtown that opened with a big splash a couple of years ago, he’s set about refining an already good menu. Michael Sindoni’s excellent strozzapretti is exiting with Sindoni, who’s moved upstairs as grand corporate wizard Continue reading →


The Common Table spring 2015 menu-Reuben

Spring Menu Hot List: The Common Table intros duck fried rice, great value wines and a killer Reuben

The fresh look of a deep Spring cleaning has vacuumed the menus at many of our city’s best restaurants, including The Common Table, in Uptown. The thing I love about The Common Table, besides their expertly curated collection of draft craft beers and balanced cocktails, is that Rodman Shields, the chef and manager of TCT, has a lot Continue reading →


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Hot Date: Dallas Chop House serving free burgers, live music for NTFB fundraiser on May 21

Dallas Chop House, home of the 459-day dry-aged prime steak, is hosting a cookout on May 21 to raise funds for the North Texas Food Bank. The event includes a raffle and begins at 5:30 on the restaurant’s patio, 1717 Main Street in downtown Dallas.  On the menu:  Complimentary Dallas Chop House burgers, grilled on Continue reading →



Mansion on Turtle Creek TACA “Party on the Green” Fundraiser crowns chef Graham Dodds with Best in Show

A fancy crowd of benefactors poured out to the Mansion on Turtle Creek Friday night for the annual TACA “Party on the Green,” which this year became “Party under a tent and inside the Mansion” so that it wouldn’t become “Party on the Green in the Rain,” as it did a few years ago. Rain Continue reading →



Jonn Baudoin and Omar Flores part ways at Casa Rubia

“We’re no longer partners in Casa Rubia,” Omar Flores told me last week. “I bought Jonn (Baudoin) out and he’s doing his own  thing,” which is Sugar Skull Cafe, an all-day coffee shop/taco shop/margarita shop/dessert shop/restaurant in Trinity Groves. The pair were partners in Casa Rubia, but employer/employee at Driftwood. Which means Flores is in the Continue reading →