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
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Chef Tre Wilcox invites you to enjoy an intimate culinary experience straight from his personal kitchen. The former Executive Chef and two-time alum of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, located in the downtown Dallas area, will be combining his passion for teaching with local celebrity chefs. The demo-cooking classes are for those interested in mastering all of the great techniques taught by some of the best local chefs in Dallas. There is no other Saturday lunch that can compare to this fabulous 4-course meal, prepared & served to you one on one.
Each class is from 12-3 pm on select Saturday dates. Chef Tre Wilcox and one guest chef will each prepare 2 courses to make a spectacular meal prepared for you right at the kitchen counter. It’s a great way to ask all of the questions you’ve wanted to know regarding how chefs interpret, create and execute foods that they are known for. Continue reading
Trinity River Audubon Center will host a fall fundraising dinner: Songbird Supper, a Meal in the Meadow. Proceeds will support outdoor education for north Texas children and wildlife habitat restoration. Renowned Dallas Chef, Sharon Hage will design the meal to showcase produce and sustainably raised meats from nearby farms and ranches. We will celebrate the harvest with custom crafted beers and Texas wine.
The scene will be set for an unforgettable evening with the community table meandering through a spectacular meadow along the edge of the Great Trinity Forest. Skeins of geese in the autumn sky, coyotes yipping in the far distance, a confetti of leaves floating on a cool breeze; it is sure to be a magical fall evening benefiting Trinity River Audubon Center. Continue reading
Brunch this past weekend netted some pretty terrific finds. Check out the beautiful Knuckle Sandwich from Parigi. This is a cheesy mix of chunky lobster, bacon and scallions atop perfect golden brown and buttery toast. The first bite sends the juicy center down your cheek, and delivers a quick crunchy flavor bomb with the mix of bacon and lobster.
The sidecar of tomato-avocado salad is a perfect accompaniment to this meal, especially if you add a Bloody Mary to the brunch. This Mary comes with her own salad, and is crowned with a crab claw for good measure. Continue reading
Have you been thinking about those crazy midnight ramen nights that Lucia chef Justin Holt did at a whole variety of Oak Cliff locations? He is back at it again. You will once again be able to enjoy Holt’s soothing broth with all the accouterments, including that super delicious egg, for a mere five dollars a bowl.
Join chef Holt at the Windmill Lounge located at 5320 Maple Avenue next Saturday, August 9th for midnight ramen madness. Best to secure your place in the chow line early and enjoy one of Charlie Pap’s cocktails.
It was nearly two years ago that Brian Williams and Michael Martensen announced that they were opening a pair of businesses in the old Trece spot at 4513 Travis, just a jet off of Knox. The promise was for an unusual reservation bar serving extremely customized cocktails at Smyth, and a ramped up version of Cedars Social called The Establishment. The idea behind the Establishment would be to offer similar fare as Cedars, with an added bonus feature of an oyster bar offering a spread of at least a dozen varieties from both the east and west coasts.
The promise held true, and the Establishment opened nearly a year and a half later, and without Martensen. He moved on to assume part ownership of Driftwood, and will soon open Proof + Pantry in One Arts in the Art’s District. That leaves Williams, who brilliantly hired chef Brent Hammer from Hibiscus as exec (remember his lamb ribs?) and Jason Ferraro as chef de cuisine. Emphasis on the brilliant. Continue reading