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Kelly Hightower to lead kitchen at Michael Cox’s new eatery, OSO Food & Wine

  Michael Cox’s new restaurant, OSO Food & Wine, has named an executive chef. It’s Kelly Hightower, formerly of Aquaknox, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Tei Tei Robata Bar, Ziziki’s, Hattie’s, Kavala, and – now twice – Wild Salsa in downtown Dallas. Cox is a Dallas restaurant veteran, one of Stephan Pyles’ original founders of Star Continue reading →



Hot Date: Chefs Tre Wilcox, Omar Flores and Kent Rathbun to cook for Abacus 15th Anniversary Dinner, September 27

  Abacus will celebrate its 15th birthday this month by getting the old band back together for a dinner and a bash.  On Saturday, September 27 former Abacus top chefs Tre Wilcox and Omar Flores will join Kent Rathbun and Abacus’ current exec sous, Christopher Patrick, to cook a four-course wine dinner. It’s not community-table style, so snag a reservation and bring some friends (6-11 Continue reading →



Another Porchetta Pop-Up! Two porky dinners from Lucia chefs Justin Holt and Mike Gibson headline interesting meals in September

Vegetarians, time to find a loophole. Lucia chefs Justin Holt and Mike Gibson are hosting another super casual porchetta pop-up dinner on September 14. This time, the porky action takes place at The Windmill starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending when the crackly goodness runs out. 5320 Maple Ave, Dallas, (214) 443-7818) “Twenty dollars gets you a plate of Red Continue reading →


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Hot Date: Cook Hall hosting Grapevine Brewery beer dinner on Friday, September 26

Cook Hall will showcase craft brews from Grapevine Craft Brewery at a beer dinner on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.  Five courses, $55 ++.  Per Cook Hall, here’s what’s planned: Pork Rillette with Crisp Plantain Chips paired with Grapevine’s Monarch Classic American Wheat Ale Red and White Endive Salad, Candied Pecans with Blue Cheese Continue reading →



Kiepersol launches bartending contest with $10,000 in prizes

“We’re calling it a BlindTending Challenge because in the semifinal round, the audience will select the best bartenders without seeing them. The finalists out of that group will be in front of the judges who will select the champions,” says Pierre de Wet, founder of Kiepersol Enterprises, in an email to the Hatch. “Each bartender Continue reading →



Grain restaurant, a F2T eatery, intros new late summer menu with lots of local ingredients

Grain Restaurant, the F2T-focuesed eatery inside the Hilton Dallas Park Cities Hotel, has introduced a new late summer menu. A note to the Hatch says Grain’s chef, James Music, now serves a summer salad made with organic heirloom tomatoes from Proximity Farms, arugula from Generation Farms and peaches from Cooper Farms, plus ” a variety of Texas proteins 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 →