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Kin Kin Urban Thai Announces DFW Expansion

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Dallas-area fans of noted Thai Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin are about to get the news they’ve been waiting for these past 18 months. The James Beard-recognized chef who opened his successful American-themed Bite City Grill in Fort Worth’s Montgomery Plaza early last year, has taken Thai cuisine back off the back burner. “Chef Eddy” who recently announced the up-coming February opening of his new place, Kin Kin Urban Thai in Fort Worth’s West 7th district, plans to open two more Kin Kin locations in Dallas this spring.

Kin Kin Urban Thai at 3211 Oak Lawn is slated to open in March/April 2015. A second Dallas outpost, located at Preston Forest, will open in summer 2015.   Continue reading

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A Visit To San Antonio’s Citrus Restaurant In The Hotel Valencia

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A visit to San Antonio used to me plenty of enchiladas and mariachis, and while those are always wonderful the latest cuisine coming out of the Alamo city is hot, fresh and vibrant. The young chefs are doing in San Antonio much like they are doing in Dallas and across the country – creating innovative fare for a more than eager audience. One such chef we visited was Robbie Nowlin, from the Hotel Valencia’s Citrus restaurant (located on the Riverwalk), who is self taught, like many of the super talents who began cooking at a young age and has risen through the ranks of such notable restaurants as The French Laundry, The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills and Las Canarias at Omni La Mansión del Rio.   Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Chef DAT

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Chef David Anthony Temple, or as commonly known as Chef DAT, is the undisputed king of the underground restaurant movement. Soon he will be opening his own restaurant in Deep Ellum where you will find much of the same cuisine, with a sprinkling of his Louisiana roots. DAT is always entertaining, and always smiling, which has a terrific reflection in his work.

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All Change at The Second Floor

Executive Chef at The Second Floor, Andrea Maricich

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Make careful note of this name: Andrea Maricich. She is the person Scott Gottlich chose to be executive chef at The Second Floor by Scott Gottlich at the Westin Galleria Dallas. She started in June and has had a ‘soft introduction’ in 2014. However, I predict that 2015 could be ‘The Year of The Andrea’ if she continues on her current trajectory. She trained in New York and San Francisco before she and her husband ran a restaurant in Boise, Idaho, for 17 years. The economic downturn prompted the move to Dallas to take the position of chef de cuisine at Hotel ZaZa. From there she came to The Second Floor. Continue reading

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Nick & Sam’s Grill Park Cities A Beefy Blossomed Butterfly

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Mere weeks ago the gem of what is Nick & Sam’s Grill in Park Cities performed a transformation not too unlike a beautiful butterfly. Making its way out of the cocoon in its beautiful digs on Preston Rd, the restaurant now is a defining representation of all its sister restaurants, including the eponymous steak house, Coal Vines the pizza Mecca, and more closely related, Nick and Sam’s Grill – all located in Dallas’ Uptown. It is like the owners allowed corporate chef (and now two years later to the day, partner) Taylor Kearney to extract various  individual parts into one building for a massive taste of Dallas. The winners of this grand scheme is undoubtedly the neighborhood who now flocks into the restaurant knowing that individuals in the family can get whatever they desire, because this Nick and Sam’s knows no limits.

The menu is vast, with a large and capable staff in plain view knocking out sushi, wood burning oven pizzas, pastas, seafood selections, beautifully aged beef and so much more. The bar is also a main event with a huge following for happy hour, and late evening night caps. It also lingers through out the night as a sexy spot to see and be seen. This is the ultimate powerhouse restaurant for Park Cities be it for business or pleasure.   Continue reading

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Grapevine Craft Brewery Dinner At Knife Nov 3rd

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Chef John Tesar will host a beer pairing dinner with Grapevine Craft Brewery at Knife on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m in honor of North Texas Beer Week. The brewery’s founder and owner, Gary Humble, will be in attendance along with Chef Tesar to take guests on a journey through each of the five courses and pairings planned for the evening. Highlights include the 44 Farms pig in a blanket with Dijon mousse and the award-winning Sir Williams English Brown Ale.   Continue reading

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Remedy Opens In December And Announces Chef Line Up

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Remedy, created by Elias Pope (owner of HG Sply Co.) is a neighborhood restaurant/bar that will serve chef created American cuisine. Opening late November/early December of this year at 2010b Greenville Ave, chef Danyele McPherson will serve as executive chef with Guillermo “GMO” Tristan serving as executive pastry chef. They are teaming up to bring a menu that is all about ‘back to basics’ but with polished technique.

McPherson says, “ This is food everyone has eaten before – the idea is not completely foreign – you have a memory of eating it as a child. We are taking familiar and simple ideas and executing them at what we hope is the highest level possible. We want to take these familiar food items and turn them into refined dishes. Remedy is not about sourcing exotic ingredients, it’s about sourcing the best ingredients possible and making the best fish sandwich, BLT, grilled cheese, pork chop, pot pie etc that we possibly can. The menu is inspired by food my mom would make when I was growing up. We will also be serving a rotation of vegetarian dishes. It’s important to me that there be something for everyone at Remedy.”

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