Smoked meats, smoking tunes, great chefs, and a relaxed, down-to-earth good time are just around the corner. On Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:00-10:00pm, Smoked Dallas will welcome Texas food lovers with barbecue from 15 famed Texas pitmasters and celebrated chefs from across the country, plus live performances by Asleep At The Wheel, The Suffers and more. The event promises to be fun, casual, approachable and tasty.
Food from Black’s Barbecue, BBQ on the Brazos, Bet The House, Cousins BBQ, Heim Barbecue, Hutchins BBQ, Lockhart Smokehouse, Louie Mueller Barbecue, Opie’s Barbecue and Schmidt Family Barbecue, desserts from Haute Sweets Patisserie. Plus guest chefs Norman Van Aken, Jonathan Waxman, Aarón Sánchez, Robert Del Grande, Nick Badovinus, Chris Southwick and Dean Fearing. Sides from Café Momentum. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Ever wish to cook at home like one of your favorite chefs in Dallas or Fort Worth? There are certainly many opportunities to take classes from a whole host of chefs including Stephan Pyles, Kent Rathbun and so many more. Each week special classes are taught at the Milestone, Sur la Table, Central Market giving the avid home cook a chance to brush up their culinary skills while enjoying a the meal prepared by the chefs.
There are also many local chefs who have written cookbooks such as The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook and Guide by Paula Lambert, Big Ranch, Big City Cookbook by Louis Lambert with June Naylor, A Cowboy in the Kitchen by Grady Spears and Matt Martinez Culinary Frontier. There are plenty of cookbooks by our favorite chefs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The weather forecast calls for the possibility of freezing rain in North Texas. Time to hunker down to a fine bowl of soup, either at home, or out and about for the brave. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Tortilla Soup simply screams Dallas, and the king of the Tortilla Soup is none other than Dean Fearing who picked up the task while serving as Mess Sergeant at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. We have witnessed the making of this soup, and let’s just say it is far easier to mosey into the Ritz-Carlton than actually produce the soup yourself. However, if you wish to attempt the recipe, we list it at the bottom of this article.
by Andrew Challk
Time was, you went to the airport to catch a flight. Now, people may make the treck to DFW just to spend time at the American Express Centurion Club. AMEX has made a move that is at once brilliant and simple. Seeing the dumbed-down, emasculated concept of a club being run by the major U.S. airlines, it has set out to replicate what seasoned international travelers are used to at first class lounges in Asia or the middle east. There is the expected upscale decor, the bar, work areas, comfortable lounges and friendly staff. But there is also a spa where you can get a massage or a manicure. The first-class food menu is created in conjunction with Dean Fairing.
At the bar is Balvenie 12 year Doublewood, Herman-Marshall Texas Whiskey, Belvedere, Fernet-Branca, Tito’s, Hendrick’s and Jonny Walker Black Label. The cherries are maraschino. And best of all, there is no charge for anything. Shrewdly, AMEX hands out free memberships to Platinum and Centurion members. Gold and Green Card members can get in for $50/visit. Continue reading
by Jarrod Fresquez
Most people dread going to the airport. Travelers view the long lines, TSA pat downs, delayed flights resulting in longer than desired lay overs, and rude transients as necessary evils in order to get to their destination. Enter American Express’ Centurion Lounge located right here in Terminal D of DFW Airport. I travel a significant amount for my business as a financial advisor, and even after having experienced every admiral’s club and first-class lounge from coast to coast, they all pale in comparison to the luxurious amenities provided by American Express. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Word from Dean Fearing is that he has been consulting with American Express as they open luxury lounges throughout the country. The first lounge opened in Las Vegas, and this month they will be opening just such a lounge in Terminal D at DFW.
The new Amex Centurion Lounge are much swankier and nearly a destination to themselves. Available free to holders of the by-invitation-only Amex Centurion Card or for $50 a visit for other Amex card members, the club offers restaurant-quality meals and snacks, a high-end cocktail bar and sleek relaxation areas.
There are also quiet, private workspaces and all of the power and Internet connectivity needed to work productively before, after or between flights. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
Another beautiful day in the neighborhood as the craveRADIO staff hosted another slate of fantastic guests. This week we had on the charming and talented Chef Dean Fearing from Fearing’s in the beautiful Ritz Carlton Dallas in Uptown. We had a spirited conversation about wine, women and song, as well as BBQ and that one time when Fearing almost murdered the most beloved woman on earth, Julia Child. Fearing also chats with us about his new Fall menu which is about to debut any day now. We also chatted about certain menu items which can never, ever go away. Think lobster tacos, his legendary tortilla soup and that amazing banana pudding that just makes you feel at home. Continue reading