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Josh Black Is Back And On A Seafood Binge

DSC08737by Steven Doyle

I spotted chef Josh Black a few nights ago while he was sipping a tall cocktail at his old stomping grounds, The People’s Last Stand. There has been a few pop-up dinners recently that Josh produced, but he hasn’t been in a steady kitchen since he left FT33. You know Josh from such restaurants as Stephan Pyles, CampO, and he even helped open Cedars Social with John Tesar. Yea, you probably forgot that Tesar opened Cedars just before he did the whole Commissary gig.

Here are a few things we discussed:         Continue reading

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This Week on craveRADIO: May 5

05_2013_05_Crave_Radio_Tesar-8928by Steven Doyle     photos by Robert Bostick

This week on craveRADIO we hosted Top Chef and owner of Spoon Bar and Kitchen  in Dallas, John Tesar. Tesar always makes for a good guest as he is never short on conversation. This proved for a lively first hour before he had to run off to his cheffing gig at the restaurant.

Tesar talked about his early days in New York, which of course included plenty of Bourdain spills, along with how he made the journey to Texas.   Continue reading

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Meet Uno Immanivong From The Taste And Soon To Open Chino

DSC05484by Steven Doyle

Hanging out in Trinity Groves for an afternoon you meet all sorts of interesting foodie people. Yesterday, while hunting and gathering information from Phil Romano we ran across the very delightful Uno Immanivong who is currently involved in the latest television cheffy game show called The Taste. The program which airs on ABC involves four celebrity chefs who mentor four team members selected from blind tastings. Our local girl Uno was selected to be on Anthony Bourdain’s team, and continues to compete each Tuesday evening.   Continue reading

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Q&A With Kevin Rathbun: His New Restaurants And What The Chef’s Been Smoking

by Steven Doyle

Living in Dallas we run into bigger-than-life Kent Rathbun quite a bit. The chef owns plenty of restaurants in Texas and does so much for our community, especially the big March of Dimes gala, Signature Chefs which took place last week. The 2012 Signature Chefs Auction Dallas raised $610,000 for March of Dimes. Rathbun personally put together a package that excited the jaunty crowd and included a private jet which will whisk away a group for a VIP weekend at the Kentucky Derby. Rathbun  raised over $60,000 with this addition.

This was Rathbun’s 15th year to host Signature Chefs, and it was an amazing evening. Event organizers thought it would be fun to fly in Kent’s brother, Kevin Rathbun for a little surprise visit and to help out in the kitchen. Kevin runs his own culinary empire in Atlanta, and also worked with his brother to defeat Bobby Flay on Top Chef America.

I was able to corral Kevin for a spirited conversation. It went something like this: Continue reading

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Angelo Sosa On His New Book, Top Chef, And How To Make The Best Burger In The Country

by Steven Doyle

I ran into Angelo Sosa this week having dinner with Private Social’s Tiffany Derry and her husband at Village Marquee. Sosa is a fellow Top Chef alumnus and was featured in season 7, the same as Tiffany. He also made it to the Top Chef Masters.

Sosa owns several restaurants in New York including Social Eatz and Añejo Tequileria in Hell’s Kitchen. I had a chance the next day to sit down with the chef to chat about his career and his new photo heavy cookbook.             Continue reading

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