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On Premise Opened This Week In Deep Ellum

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Chef Brian Zenner has opened another bar/restaurant in what will be a string of casual concepts in and around the downtown Dallas area. On Premise opened in  Deep Ellum this week in the former Lemongrass location at 2711 Elm. Zenner hired his former Oak sous chef, Ann Marie Romero, as the On Premise executive chef. Romero also worked with Zenner at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.

“The menu is Ann Marie’s and my take on global soul and street food. We wanted a hip take on bar food. Call it tapas or snacks or whatever, but we want to be a neighborhood fixture,” said Zenner.   Continue reading

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On Premise in Deep Ellum Opening Soon

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Chef Brian Zenner has been developing the menu at the next bar to open for the Buffalo and Hare group, which will be On Premise opening soon in Deep Ellum at the former Lemongrass location at 2711 Elm. Zenner will take advantage of the woks and offer Asian street food, which is certainly a popular offering this year. Zenner hired his former Oak sous chef, Ann Marie Romero, who also worked with him at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.   Continue reading

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Oak Is Still A Mighty Player In Dallas Fine Dining Scene

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This past January the Apheleia Restaurant Group who owns Oak located in the Dallas Design District  announced its partnership with Chef John Tesar. Tesar, of course, owns Knife, the undisputed king of beef in Dallas.  A three-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist and “Top Chef” contestant, Tesar is a restaurateur and chef known for his stylish, modern American cuisine prepared with classic European techniques. His innovative culinary perspective and no-nonsense personality have garnered much acclaim throughout his 20+ years in the restaurant industry.

Oak is renowned for delivering clean and elegant American cuisine. Opened by the Apheleia Restaurant Group in December 2011, Oak has earned rave reviews and was named one of Bon Appétit’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants in 2012. The restaurant is definitely one of the shining gems of the ever growing Dallas culinary scene.  Continue reading

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First Look: Patrizio’s in Uptown

DSC07441by Steven Doyle

Just a few moths ago Patrizio’s vacated their historic location in Highland Park Village. They quickly secured their new location at 3232 McKinney Avenue in Uptown where they have set up shop and opened for business yesterday. Although they are still in soft opening mode we were able to nab a sweet spot at the bar for a look at the new, and updated menu.

You will find many familiar favorites on the new menu, items that if removed would cause yet another earthquake in the Dallas area, such as the grilled chicken salad that is souped up with hearts of palm, artichokes, bacon red bell peppers and so much more. However, one thing you will notice, and not necessarily with the menu, is that the food has taken on a revamp. The food is actually quite good.   Continue reading

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Spears Takes Over The Bull Ring in The Stockyards

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Chef Grady Spears is about to become quite a busy man.  Along with his new Horseshoe Hill Café he is also taking over operation of a little known spot in the Stockyards called “The Bull Ring”.  Currently set up as an Ice Cream Parlor, Spears vision for it will be a private dining and special events destination serving his signature “Cowboy Cuisine”.  He also mentioned hosting tasting events and pairing dinners for local breweries and wineries.  The current mix of vintage Texas art will be replaced with antique and vintage cowboy art and the counters and freezers removed to maximize seating.  There is no kitchen in this space but the chef already has ideas to deal with that issue.  Continue reading

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The Ivy Tavern Names New Chef And Announces Updated Menu

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Lemmon Avenue cravable hot spot, The Ivy Tavern has named Andrew Kelley Executive Chef of the eatery and launches a new menu available for lunch and dinner showcasing crisp salads, bar food, burgers, sandwiches and build-your-own pizzas.

New fare includes The Blue Indian, an all-natural Bison patty topped with red onion, blue cheese, bacon and buffalo sauce and The Good Smoke burger with smoked Gouda, chipotle, BBQ sauce and red onion.   Continue reading

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When Wine Meets Divine at Komali

DSC07305by Steven Doyle

The best, the most unique meals you will ever enjoy are the special events created by chefs at their hosted wine o beer or cocktail dinners. This was precisely the case at the dinner we enjoyed recently at Komali as owner Abraham Salum and his executive chef Julio Peraza bestowed an insanely good menu  paired with Mi Sueno wines.

Mi Sueno has a pretty terrific story that is well worth being retold. It involves the epic climb to the top and eventual ownership of a stellar winery by Rolando Herrera. Herrera is the definition of a self-made man, and winemaker who early on used his home-made bottles of  chardonnay as a calling card, or resume that eventually landed his status in Napa.    Continue reading

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