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Savor Dallas Events: Lunch With A Dame

by Steven Doyle

As we prepare for one of the largest wine events in the Southwest, Savor Dallas which starts this Friday, we noticed that there are a few ancillary events that are new this year and help out a variety of food and wine related charities. Specifically there is a Les Dames d’Escoffier luncheon Saturday, March 31st.

I realize that the very name Les Dames d’Escoffier might be alien to some readers, but the international organization is remarkable. It is made up of food and wine industry women that are noted in their field who make a difference for young women by means of scholarships.     Continue reading

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Dallas Chefs To Dish At Paul Quinn College

by Jerry Stewart

Kick off the weekend of Earth Day between the end zones of the “WE over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College,” for “A Community Cooks,” an annual fundraising event that offers a fun, eco-friendly evening of live music and fine dining on the newly re-named Farm on April 19 at 6 p.m.

“A Community Cooks” celebrates the Farm’s accomplishments and raises resources to help expand the Farm’s ability to combat the food desert surrounding Paul Quinn College. The Farm brings healthy food to the neighborhood by donating a minimum of 10 percent of all items grown to those in need.  Continue reading

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Living the Good Life: Chef Dean James Max – Asador at Dallas’ Renaissance Hotel

by Judy Chamberlain

I caught up with peripatetic restaurant concept guru and Nicholas Cage look-a-like, chef Dean James Max, in town this week for a few days for meetings at his splendid Asador at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, for a late lunch and some food talk.

Decidedly un-trendy in its slightly out-of-the-way location close to the West End entertainment district and Love Field, the recently re-decorated Renaissance (try saying that three times) is a stunner – and wasn’t lost on me that my dusty vehicle was not going to require valet parking as I pulled into a convenient space mere steps from the hotel’s front entrance.    Continue reading

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McCallister Pies It Up

by Steven Doyle

Last night as part of the visiting celebrity chef series at Cane Rosso, Matt McCallister stormed the Deep Ellum Neapolitan pizzeria with a few surprises.  If you have been following the Cane Rosso files for the past year you would understand that owner Jay Jerrier is unforgiving with two specific pizza ingredients. Specifically, ranch dressing and pineapple.

Knowing this, McCallister with his bright sense of humor decided to make two varieties of pies. One would contain pineapple.       Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: A Place at Perry’s

by Steven Doyle

We were invited guests last evening at a preview party and fund raiser at the new Place at Perry’s on Cedar Springs. Through out the evening patrons were able to make donations and purchase raffle tickets from wandering servers with Ipads, with proceeds benefiting KIPP DFW.

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  Over 85 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.         Continue reading

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Food Trucks at North Haven Gardens

by Steven Doyle

We just heard from Nikki Rosen at North Haven Gardens, and she is bringing in lunch to the garden center this Friday from 11am to 2pm. Rosen is the marketing whiz at North Haven and thought it would be interesting to have food trucks stop by each week in an area that is underserved with restaurants.    

This Friday look for the Tin Star Taco Taxi to stop by. Rosen is working with other trucks to attract them as well.

You can find North Haven Gardens at 7700 Northaven Road Dallas, Texas 75230 or call Nikki Rosen at (214) 363-5316 for more details.

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Going Local at Bolsa Mercado

by Steven Doyle

This weekend we took a stroll into the fairly new Bolsa Mercado top check out some of the local products they are moving at break-neck speeds. We ran into on of the owners, Chris Zielke and he showed us around a bit. You will recognize the name from his other Bolsa, the restaurant, just a few doors down the street.

“This is so much different than running the restaurant. I come in on a Monday morning and the shelves are bare, and I have to start all over again,” said Zielke.                Continue reading

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