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Montlake Cut, new Dallas seafood restaurant from chef Nick Badovinus, excels

Nick Badovinus follows up his wildly popular Neighborhood Services and Off-Site Kitchen restaurants with Montlake Cut, his nod to the Seattle restaurants of his boyhood. East and west coast oysters, sashimi (sliced red snapper with yuzu, aji amarillo and garlic; yellow tail with charred scallions, watercress and trout roe; tuna tartare with chopped avocado) and simply prepared Continue reading →


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Spoon Bar & Kitchen to host Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve

Chef John Tesar’s Spoon Bar & Kitchen (8220 Westchester Dr. in Dallas) will celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes with a 10-course tasting menu on Christmas Eve during dinner service 5-10 p.m. Fish, shellfish, and fishy things (I hear seven of them make a feast) including arctic char and swordfish. Chef Mark Gordy will be Continue reading →


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He’s Back! John Tesar to make a splash on national TV Wednesday night – and wait till you hear what he’s admitting

He’s back! And yet, he’s never even left. John Tesar, the Tweeting dervish whose acclaimed cooking skills at Dallas restaurants Knife and Spoon are equalled only by his forkish bravado, is one of the cheffy stars on a one-hour cheffy special airing Wednesday night. Called “Restaurant Revolution,” the show on the Esquire Network (apparently that’s a thing), takes us behind Continue reading →



Giant Knife at Knife joins giant spoon at Spoon and huge fork at Ranch Las Colinas as supersize tablewear art

Supersized takes on new meaning when you consider that the term now applies to dining utensils.  A few days ago, chef John Tesar completed an oversized regional place setting when he stuck a knife in Knife, his new meatery near SMU.  A year earlier, Tesar hung a spoon on the wall at Spoon, his seafood restaurant salute to all things Continue reading →


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