For fans and followers of chef Cody Sharp, as we announced about a month ago he is now hanging his toque at Standard Pour on McKinney in Uptown. Last night the chef performed his first of what hope will be many cocktail dinners at the two year old bar. The style of cookery defined mostly what Sharp is all about, and that is a refined view of Southern cuisine. Sharp rose through the ranks steadily, taking knowledge from some pretty fantastic chefs such as Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate, Scott Romano, Matt McCallister, Katherine Clapner, and most recently at Casa Rubia with Omar Flores. Last night we watched Sharp fly as executive chef along with his new sous Callie Doyle. Continue reading
Rejoice, lovers of pizza and pot (where it is legal). The two may soon be combined into one perfect munchie. A Pennsylvania-based company called Unique Pizza is developing a cannabis-infused sauce for use on freezer-aisle pies. At the urging of his largest shareholder, CEO Jim Vowler is working with infusion chefs in Colorado to create the sauce.
We’re truly turning the corner on the weed issue when investors think it will be good business to sell edibles. The unnamed shareholder is Canadian and is probably hoping to take advantage of last week’s Canadian Supreme Court ruling that declared the country’s ban on pot edibles unconstitutional. Continue reading
Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host their fourth MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE party on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, to debut its chef and artist finalists for the fourth round restaurant rotation.
The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore works by artist finalists and be the first to vote for their favorites. Voting will commence at the event and continue through Saturday, September 13th via Kitchen LTO’s website. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced the week of September 14th. The current executive chef, Brooke Egger, will end her tenure on Tuesday, September 30th. The restaurant will close for two days and re-open Thursday, October 2nd as the fourth round concept.
Chef-Owner Brian C. Luscher of The Grape has named Sarah Snow as Chef de Cuisine of the popular Greenville Avenue establishment.
Snow most recently held the executive chef position at The Common Table and honed her skills under the leadership of Chef Andre Natera at Toko V., Village Kitchen, Marquee Grill and The Pyramid Restaurant at The Fairmont Hotel.
Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch. For reservations call 214-828-1981 or visit the website at http://www.thegraperestaurant.com. Complimentary valet parking always provided.
Since we are on a trompo taco kick we set sights for one of our favorite spots across from Bachman Lake to Bachman Tacos and Grill set inside the gas station at 3311 Northwest Highway. There you walk to the gas station’s counter to prepay for however many tacos or burritos you might want, then present your ticket to the cooks at the taco grill.
What you will taste is on of the better trompo tacos sliced straight from the spinning grilled meat. These are piping hot and spicy with insanely juicy slivers of pork. Add the tasty salsa verde, and a squirt of fresh lime for the perfect bite of taco goodness that scream “eat me”. We happen to know this is chef Kent and Tracy Rathbun favorite taco n Dallas, and can be spotted noshing on a few from time to time. Continue reading
This weekend we had the pleasure to hook up with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and his family a we made our way about the city of Dallas after his concert Saturday evening. As a person who spends much of his life on the road (in a well appointed tour bus) Perry has sought out ways to spice up what otherwise could be bland or boring meals. He is obviously in terrific shape, and noted that after a concert he would typically eat turkey legs. He carries around his own spice kit and historically purchased bottles of sauces to make the turkey more flavorful. A few years back he decided to create his own line of sauce blends that would kick up his meals, and soon offered them to the public. The Rock Your World sauces come in several flavors, including a spicy Boneyard Brew, Original BBQ and a Peach Mango. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Cody Sharp and Callie Doyle took over the kitchen at Standard Pour two weeks ago, and have already made a huge impression with their guests who come in for a bite and some of the best cocktails in Dallas. Tonight they will do their first cocktail dinner starting at 7pm. Continue reading