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Hatch Exclusive: Cody Sharp will be top chef of Matt McCallister’s Filament restaurant

FT33 chef/owner Matt McCallister has confirmed that super talented chef Cody Sharp will leave his top chef post at The Standard Pour to lead the kitchen at Filament, McCallister’s new Southern-inflected restaurant under construction in Deep Ellum.  McCallister and Sharp have been traipsing across the South and wide swaths of the U.S., researching menus and Continue reading →


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Bottle Rockets: Oregon winemaker Maggie Harrison’s Antica Terra pinots sing with elegance, spice — and they’re available in retail shops, Kent & Co., Stephan Pyles, FT33

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 →


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FT33 Announces Stellar Guest Chef Line-Up for Monthly Dinners

Matt McCallister invites some major talent into his FT33 kitchen each month, hosting guest chef collaborative dinners on the third Monday of the month. The eight-course menus cost $105 (+$55 for wine pairings) and require reservations. First up this year: Chef Ed Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood restaurants, who will cook with Matt at the January 19 dinner. Here’s the rest of the schedule: Monday, Continue reading →


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Jason Ferraro, formerly of Hibiscus, is new chef de cuisine at FT33. New bartenders, too.

Matt McCallister announced today that Jason Ferraro is FT33‘s new chef de cuisine. In a press release, McCallister writes, “I look to partner with people that are going to push me and the restaurant to be better every single day. I’m confident that this team will do that.” Ferraro’s resume includes “working with” Charlie Trotter, Anne Quatrano, Bruno Menard, and Continue reading →


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Master somm Bobby Stuckey and Frasca (Boulder, CO) chef guest cheffing at FT33 next Monday

Chef Matt McCallister and his crew at FT33 are wrapping up their guest chef series next Monday, with chef Lachlan Patterson and master sommelier Bobby Stuckey (Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, CO.) taking the range. McCallister promises a menu right out of Friuli , with Italian wines chosen by Stuckey to complement the eight-course meal.   Details: Continue reading →


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This Just In: Lauren Festa, star bartender at FT33, picks up shaker, moves to Mansion on Turtle Creek

An alert reader who knows a good intoxicologist when he meets one, says Lauren Festa has picked up her shaker and relocated from behind the bar at FT33 to the Mansion on Turtle Creek. Festa couldn’t be reached for comment, but a post on FT33’s Facebook page confirms the who and the what (without the where): “We are so sad Continue reading →


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Hot Date: Chipotle throwing big chef-studded, beer-centric “Cultivate” party in Las Colinas on Saturday, October 18

Chipotle Mexican Grill is rolling into Las Colinas’ Lake Caroline on Saturday, October 18, marking the southern debut of its Cultivate festival. The one-day lakeside party includes cooking demonstrations by buzzy chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, a Kids’ Zone with games and other activities that emphasize fresh and affordable Continue reading →


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