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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 →


Have you seen Deadliest Catch on TV? This king crab came from that boat

Samir Dhurandhar is cooking Indian food for Nick & Sam’s Sunday Supper this weekend. Here’s how to snag a seat.

The uber-talented chef and co-owner of Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse is cooking a special Sunday Supper for his monthly eat-till-your-full family affair this weekend: specialties of his native India. That means dishes like Dhaka-style crisp halibut with red chiles and sesame seeds, lobster kebabs with mint and basil, Madagascar prawns with garam masala, duck curry with Continue reading →


John Tesar hopes to turn scallops into pearls with his new ventures

Here’s a Dallas wine dinner you shouldn’t miss: Hall Wines plus a scallop s’more. Yep, that sounds crazy (and weirdly delicious)

I don’t have any idea if a “scallop s’more” is a thing or not. I don’t really care. I just know I want one. Fishmonger Jon Alexis sends word that his chef, Nick Harrison, will be serving one at a wine dinner he and Jon are hosting at their TJ’s Preston/Royal seafood restaurant on September 18. “Homemade herb Continue reading →



State Fair of Texas names eight finalists for Big Tex Choice Awards – and, yes, there’s a “Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick”

Early this morning, the State Fair of Texas and the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau announced the finalists for this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards. This year marks the 12th annual anointing of the Fair’s iconic midway dish, which changes yearly.  Thirty-four concessionaires and their original creations were selected from 55 total entries, says the Fair. Each was Continue reading →


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Jonathan Rivera, one of DFW’s most talented young chefs, exits LAW at Four Seasons Resort to join Dallas steakhouse

Telling EscapeHatch “I just want to cook (again),” one of the more talented young chefs in Dallas has swapped a cushy hotel job for a hot line of burgers and steaks. Jonathan Rivera,  the top chef at LAW, the marquee restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, has joined chef John Tesar’s team at Knife. Rivera takes Continue reading →


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Acclaimed Heim Barbecue set to open permanent Fort Worth home on August 6

Pit masters Travis and Emma Heim have set an opening date for the first permanent location of their acclaimed Heim Barbecue: Saturday, August 6th at 11 a.m. Formerly a mobile operation, demand for the Heim’s excellent smoked ‘cue outstripped the amount the two couple could produce from a trailer-based site, so the two began looking for a brick-and-mortar Continue reading →


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Jason Harper’s new summer menu at Trio hits some chill notes right now

Chef Jason Harper has launched a new summer menu at his Trio New American Cuisine in Colleyville that speaks to me right now.  Pork Belly Nuoc Cham (watermelon, peanuts, mint and cold chili lime noodles) sounds pretty good, but so does smoked quail stuffed with creamed corn, braised collards, apple slaw and maple bourbon BBQ jus. The menu rotates seasonally – Continue reading →


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