by Steven Doyle
Rumors have been flying around town with news on where Dee Lincoln will plant her next restaurant, which seemingly could be everywhere. Today we get firm information which puts her latest in the Shops of Highland Park in the recently closed La Duni location. This is the same shopping center where TJ’s Seafood Market and Carbones are located, and directly across the street from Al Biernat. Read on for the juicy details. Notice that she has dropped the burger part of the name and is focusing in on what made her most famous – steaks.
Dee Lincoln, creator-founder of Dee Lincoln Steak Bar – a casual steakhouse with prime cuts and gourmet burgers – has secured a location at The Shops of Highland Park in Dallas for this growing concept. Located at 4264 Oak Lawn Avenue, the expected opening date is first quarter of 2015. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Obviously, the ALS Ice Challenge has taken the world by storm and it’s raised a ton of money to help fight the dreaded disease ALS. Recently Rabbit Hole Brewery was challenged by Melissa Peticolas, the better half of the Peticolas Brewing operation in Dallas. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
1999 Artéis Champagne Brut ($50)
It is not often that one sees a Champagne this old and not for this price. But this newly introduced brand is the real thing. It introduces a new name into the Champagne market, Artéis and Co. which began distributing in the U.S. last fall. They now have four wines, this being the oldest.
This wine has a moderate yeastiness, long-lived bubbles and a vibrant acidity making it suitable for a wide range of food. The hardest thing may be getting it due to its small production. Currently Crave readers on one of their regular trips to a list that includes Colette in Paris, The Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood and Le Baron in New York as well as gastronomic destinations including Daniel in New York, Fig, FarmShop and Nikita in Los Angeles as well as Saison and La Folie in San Francisco.
Whoever is taking over from the inimitable Michael Flynn at the Mansion should give the U.S. importer a call and get some of this. Continue reading
In it’s 5th year Okrapalooza continues to bring East Dallas a unique okra cook-off with live music, beer, and specialty okra dishes. Celebrity chefs and Home-Cooks come together in the Dallas Fort Worth area to present their best okra dishes to compete for the title of Okrapalooza champion of the world. Hosted at The LOT on September 14th, tickets include okra dish tastings + sides, free local beer, and live music. All proceeds benefit the Promise of Peace Community Garden. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Whither Oak? Consider the moves since its opening in December 2011 under execuchef Jason Maddy (culled from The Mansion) and sous chef Brian Zenner (also from The Mansion) . When the couple behind Oak, Richard and Tiffanee Ellman, decided to open the quirkily-named Belly and Trumpet in February 2013, Zenner was their man to be execuchef. However, for some reason he remained as sous at Oak until April. Then Thomas Gray took that position. At that point in time things sped up. Just a month later Maddy left Oak for unexplained health reasons. Gray improvised until July when Richard Gras was hired as the permanent replacement. Gras, whose background had mainly been at large luxury hotels, lasted a year at the relatively small Oak before moving back to Pier A in New York City. The Ellman’s immediately moved Zenner back as execuchef at Oak.
In addition, over the same period (August 2013), the Ellmans opened a modern Thai restaurant, Pakpao Thai, and suffered a split with the inaugural chef at that venture just six months later. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Eddy Thretipthuangsin will be opening a new Thai restaurant in Fort Worth;’s Art District, and is scheduled to begin service before the end of 2014. No word on a name just yet. This is the same chef-owner that has BITE City Grill in Fort Worth. Chef Eddy just returned from a month long cooking sabbatical in Thailand and is said to have a briefcase full of fresh ideas.
For now, check out BITE City Grill located at 2600 West 7th in Fort Worth. We will follow up when we have the name and exact location.
The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier will present its annual Raiser Grazer, this year themed “A Fresh Approach”, on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at The Shed in the Dallas Farmers Market, located at 1010 South Pearl Expressway at Pearl Street in downtown Dallas. “A Fresh Approach to the Raiser Grazer” features chefs from the organization’s chapter partnering with local farmers whose produce is available in the Dallas Market to create the menus for the event.
This will be one of the first events at The Shed, formerly known as Shed 1, in the historic market, which is undergoing major renovations featuring new amenities for farmers and artisanal producers and will include restaurants, residential and retail space. Presenting sponsors of “A Fresh Approach” are Lone Star AG Credit and Whole Foods Market. The Grande Dame of the organization’s Dallas Chapter is Caroline Rose Hunt. Continue reading