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Chef Joel Harrington has left Oak restaurant

Talented chef Joel Harrington has exited Oak, the once high-flying restaurant where he served as top chef since last December. Harrington confirmed his departure to EscapeHatch. An owner of Oak couldn’t be reached for comment. Harrington, a Dean Fearing protege, also worked the ranges at Bolsa and as executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain near Tucson. photo: Facebook


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Chefs Andre Natera, Omar Flores among six chefs cooking crazy good fundraiser dinner September 6

Andre Natera and Omar Flores are teaming with four other Texas chefs to host a six-course dinner to raise money for culinary scholarships and the Bocuse d’Or global culinary competition. The menu for the September 6 dinner at Barton Creek Resort in Austin includes dishes like Emmer and Rye chef Kevin Fink’s creamer white Sonoran pea Continue reading →



Sixty Vines is the most exciting restaurant concept to open in DFW this year

The folks behind Whiskey Cake Kitchen, Velvet Taco and The Ranch in Las Colinas have launched another new concept that’s going to spin heads. It’s called Sixty Vines, and it’s a wine-focused restaurant built by people who understand hospitality, brilliant design, good food and share a real passion for wine. With design cues reminiscent of Napa Valley (Archetype), Los Angeles (Gjelina) and NYC Continue reading →



Stumptown Coffee finds a home in Uptown at new Green House Market

Stumptown Coffee will be flowing like expensive imported water when Green House Market opens its second bricks-and-mortar location, taking over the Paradise Bakery space on Cedar Springs in Rosewood Court this fall. Paradise Bakery will exit Rosewood Court at the end of August. Green House Market launched in 2009 as a food truck, later expanding to a stand-alone restaurant Continue reading →


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