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Knob Creek Whole Hog Dinner At Boulevardier

tateby Steven Doyle

Recently I was an invited guest at a special dinner hosted by Knob Creek that was held at Boulevardier in Bishop Arts. Boulevardier is already one of my favorite Dallas restaurants, but this was a special menu that included two whole hogs, one which was actually broken down in front of the gathering by one chef Nathan Tate. Tate is a bounty of a man that easily and deftly handles the hog with precision accuracy. He used each part of the swine to create a splendid dinner that had diners chatting about it for days. Here is why.

The evening started with a flurry of passed appetizers and Knob Creek laced cocktails. Eddie Eakin had a full complement of bartenders staffed and ready to make the cocktails fly at a moments notice. Although we thoroughly enjoyed sipping the whiskey straight, it was particularly enjoyed in each of the four cocktails presented that evening. We started with a Brown Bomber which is made up of Cocchi Americano, Suze, and Five Spice Bitters. I am sure Eakin can recreate this cocktail for you should you ask. He is currently undertaking a 150 cocktail bible that will be enacted soon at the restaurant.    Continue reading

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Boulevardier’s GMO Tristan Wins CFF Sous Chef Competition, Offers Winning Dish Tonight

DSC08140by Steven Doyle

The sous chef at Boulevardier won the great Chefs for Farmers competition last weekend and now the restaurant wants to celebrate. Tonight, and through Saturday, GMO Tristan will be serving the winning dish as a small plate.

The dish is a Moroccan glazed lamb loin on a bed of roasted carrot hummus, with a North African salad of fried garbanzo beans, cumin almonds, preserved lemons, drunken raisins, and peas drizzled with lemon confit. Continue reading

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Margarita Meltdown 2013 Winners And Video

DSC08029by Steven Doyle

The Margarita Meltdown has become one of the most anticipated festivals in Dallas during the Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 3,000 thirsty people descended upon Dallas’ Bishop Arts District on Sunday for the 3rd annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown, presented by Milagro Tequila. Thousands of drinks were mixed, poured and served, but only one margarita could be voted as the best.       Continue reading

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Ten Bell’s Wings Gets National Shout Out

ten bellsby Steven Doyle

The Robb Report is a luxury lifestyle magazine that reports on ultra-exclusive timepieces, yachts, hidden destinations to the stars and on occasion haught gastronomy. The latter is something we could definitely wrap our minds around (and bellies). Well, we do enjoy the finer Swiss watches as well, but our dining habits take up the bulk of our expendable income. Last week we caught wind that a local restaurant is featured in the latest issue. It is a spot we recommended many times, so we are in good company.     Continue reading


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Lockhart Smokehouse Swims With The Fishes

by Steven Doyle

It’s no secret that Will Fleischman at Lockhart Smokehouse has an amazing beard, or that he is cranking out some kick-ass BBQ in Bishop Arts. He is legend for his brisket, ribs, and sausages. Mid-week Fleischman cranks out his Flintstone-sized behemoth beef ribs, and sometimes the man entertains us with his now legendary rib-jam. Not to mention the smoked and silky prime rib suitable for a fine Sunday dinner outing with the family.      Continue reading


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Brew Riot In Bishop Arts This Weekend

by Jerry Stewart

Brew Riot is an annual celebration of local home brew culture, and this year’s event (in Bishop Arts this Sunday from 4pm-7pm) features 51 home brewing teams with over 150 different types of beer. Each of the teams is required to bring 5 gallons of each entry, and they will be judged by local professional brewers including Frtiz Rahr from Rahr and Sons Brewing Company, Dennis Wehrmann from Franconia Brewing Company, Wim Bens from Lakewood Brewing Company, Tait Lifto from Deep Ellum Brewing Company, and Greg Leftwich from Four Corners Brewing Company. Of course there’s also a People’s Choice – for $20 you can sample all 150 beers (or as many as you decide is a good idea since we presume you have to work on Monday morning).            Continue reading

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