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Sarah Snow is now the executive chef of The Common Table in Dallas

Sarah Snow is now the executive chef of The Common Table in Dallas

Now that Andre Natera’s Village Kitchen is on its way out, his staff has been hitting the streets. A well-placed insider says there’s a good chance VK won’t make it through the end of the month. One former Natera protege to keep your eye on: Sarah Snow, who first worked with Natera in the kitchen Continue reading →

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Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival kicks off Thursday then winds down Sunday. Here’s what you need to know.

Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival kicks off Thursday then winds down Sunday. Here’s what you need to know.

Fort Worth jumps into the food and wine festival mix with its own Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival late this week, March 27-30. The four-day fun begins Thursday night with a kick-off party at  then winds down late Sunday with a food truck fair. In between, there’s plenty to sip and savor, including a Continue reading →

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Hot Date: Duckhorn Vineyards wine dinner at Cool River Cafe this Saturday, April 5

Hot Date: Duckhorn Vineyards wine dinner at Cool River Cafe this Saturday, April 5

Rodman Shields, the super-talented exec chef of Cool River Cafe in Las Colinas, says he’s planned a terrific dinner to pair with bottles of Dan Duckhorn’s equally terrific Napa wines. Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.  The meal will set you back $89 +++ (the third + is for a billion calories). Sauv blanc, chardonnay, pinot, merlot and Continue reading →

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Chef John Tesar is getting the old band back together for Knife, his new Dallas steakhouse

Chef John Tesar is getting the old band back together for Knife, his new Dallas steakhouse

Jeff Kent already signed on as chef. Now, Sabrina Snodderley has agreed to return as sommelier, while Scott Barber will construct Knife’s wine list.

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Pollo Tropical opens first store in Texas on March 28 in Addison

Pollo Tropical opens first store in Texas on March 28 in Addison

Pollo Tropical, a popular griller of citrus-marinated chicken and Caribbean-inspired soups, salads, wraps, juices, coconut water, rum punches, Cuba Libras, palm trees, fried yuca, sweet plantains and slow-cooked black beans, unwraps its first Texas store, in Addison, on March 28. Another notable: Pollo Tropical hold the Guinness World Record for largest bowl of black beans Continue reading →

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Nick & Sam’s Grill intros Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar at weekend brunch

Nick & Sam’s Grill intros Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar at weekend brunch

I hate brunch. There, I said it. The meal never seemed to me to be worth the trouble of skipping breakfast then nibbling dinner. But Taylor Kearney, the chef running the show at Nick & Sam’s Grill, may have made Saturday and Sunday brunch tolerable. Kearney’s introduced a build-your-own intoxicology station at the Uptown Nick Continue reading →

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