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chef graham dodds makes his own charcuterie, including goat ham mocetta and banger sausages

Chef Graham Dodds’ new restaurant to be called Wayward Sons, include “Texas flavors”

Graham Dodds, the patron chef saint of goats, has a name and concept for the Dallas restaurant he’ll be opening in the next few weeks. “Wayward Sons. No apostrophe,” Dodds told me in an update about his newest venture. Wayward Sons will be “a neighborhood restaurant focusing on Texas flavors, locally sourced with my sprinkling in of British Continue reading →



Texas Monthly BBQ Festival brought Texas’ best pitmasters to Austin for one big BBQ party

Want more pics? Here’s a photo essay: A sold-out crowd of several thousand gathered by the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin last Sunday for Texas Monthly’s annual TMBBQ Festival, a celebration of all things BBQ. Twenty-three of the states top 50 BBQ joints were on hand, serving plates of their ribs, brisket, sausages, Continue reading →


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Dallas & Fort Worth Omni Hotels featuring Flavors of Chile on special menu

Dallas-based Omni Hotels and Wines of Chile have teamed up to offer a special menu that celebrates the food and wines of Chile. Each year, Omni Hotels chooses a specific country or cuisine to feature in a special quarterly menu. This year, Chile is that destination. To design the menu and choose the wine pairings, Continue reading →


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Steak Town: Nick & Sam’s opening a marquee steakhouse at NYC’s Rockefeller Center

Watch out, Del Frisco’s, another beefy Texan wants to knock you off your NYC steakhouse perch. Coming off another year of record sales, Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse has a inked a big deal to open a Nick and Sam’s in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center late next year. “We have so many customers from New York who Continue reading →



Mansion pastry chef Nicolas Blouin wins big international pastry competition in NYC

   Nicolas Blouin, the pastry chef of the Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek, won top honors at the North American edition of the world’s most competitive chocolatier competition, C3 (Chocolate Chef Competition), at the International Chefs Congress in New York City last night. An Iron Chef meets Bocuse d’Or-style competition held by StarChefs and Valrhona Continue reading →