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Jasper’s Announced As First Restaurant In Richardson’s KDC Cityline

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KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, today announced that Chef Kent Rathbun’s Jasper’s “Gourmet Backyard Cuisine” concept will join CityLine, the company’s 186-acre mixed-use project in Richardson, Texas. The restaurant is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

“Jasper’s and Chef Rathbun are synonymous with truly unique food in a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment,” said KDC Vice President Colin Fitzgibbons. “The concept is a perfect fit for the ‘front door’ to CityLine and the high energy district of dining and entertainment.”   Continue reading

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Rathbun’s Blue Plate Transformed Into Private Venue

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Today Kent Rathbun announced that the former Blue Plate Kitchen space has been reconcepted and transitioned into a private event venue. Called The Kitchen at 6130, the comfortably elegant setting is well-equipped to host both social and business outings, including holiday parties, corporate events and receptions. From fresh and flavorful food to stylish décor, The Kitchen at 6130 will handle all the details so guests can enjoy their events stress-free.

With a restaurant setting and full service bar, the versatile space can be customized to accommodate seated dinners, cocktail parties and intimate celebrations. Capacity in the 6,000 square foot venue ranges from 120 people seated to 165 standing, and the on-site catering team can provide a variety of food options, including passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations and sit-down service.    Continue reading

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Party With Kent Rathbun At His 15 Year Anniversary Party

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For the past 15 years Kent Rathbun has seen every type of restaurant imaginable open and close in the Dallas area. Through times of great joy and adversity, Abacus has stood strong as one of our city’s finest. Rathbun continually upgrades his programs keeping pace with with trends and tastes, but has remained solid as a leader in his field.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Trompo Tacos From Bachman Tacos And Grill

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Since we are on a trompo taco kick we set sights for one of our favorite spots across from Bachman Lake to Bachman Tacos and Grill set inside the gas station at 3311 Northwest Highway. There you walk to the gas station’s counter to prepay for however many tacos or burritos you might want, then present your ticket to the cooks at the taco grill.

What you will taste is on of the better trompo tacos sliced straight from the spinning grilled meat. These are piping hot and spicy with insanely juicy slivers of pork. Add the tasty salsa verde, and a squirt of fresh lime for the perfect bite of taco goodness that scream “eat me”.  We happen to know this is chef Kent and Tracy Rathbun favorite taco n Dallas, and can be spotted noshing on a few from time to time.    Continue reading

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Taste of the NFL Ultimate Tailgate Party a Delicious Success

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by Steven Doyle

The Taste  of  the  NFL:  The  Ultimate  Dallas  Cowboys  Tailgate  Party has  provided more  than  two  million  meals  to  hungry  North  Texas  children  since  its  inception  in  2005,  by  raising  vital  funds  for the  North  Texas  Food  Bank’s  more  than  1,000  feeding  and  education  programs.  Every  $1  donated  provides  3 meals  for  hungry  North  Texas  children  and  100  percent  of  the  event  proceeds  help  distribute  food  through  the  Food  Bank’s  300  member  agencies  in 13 counties and through the Food 4 Kids backpacks,  Kids  Café,  and  School Pantry  programs.

Dallas Cowboys, past and present, Abacus chef and proprietor Kent  Rathbun, and more than a dozen of the area’s hottest celebrity chefs assembled Sunday evening to take part in  the 10th anniversary celebration benefiting NTFB  children’s feeding programs.    Continue reading

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10th Annual Taste of The NFL: The Ultimate Cowboy’s Tailgate Party

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Help the North Texas Food Bank tackle hunger as Dallas Cowboys, past and present, Abacus restaurant chef-owner Kent Rathbun, and more than a dozen of the area’s favorite chefs take part in this 10th anniversary celebration benefiting NTFB children’s feeding programs.  Wear your boots and bling and enjoy gourmet tailgate fare, signature cocktails, dancing, and a chance to bid on a fantasy trip of a lifetime and other exclusive prizes at the live and silent auctions.   Continue reading

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Reset at Jasper’s – Kent Rathbun Unveils New Menu

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With five restaurants, a catering operation, a line of retail food products and nearly 400 employees you might think Kent Rathbun would be long retired to the corner office or the sinecure of a TV program. Not so, he is behind the stoves and facing the culinary questions that a rising Texas economy and a slew of new competitors poses.

Item one last week: unveil the reset the menu at the venerable Jasper’s. The decade-old restaurant that began as an early adopter of The Shops of Legacy (a venue that turned out to become the premier Plano restaurant location) and has expanded to take in north Houston (The Woodlands) and Austin. Further locations are planned so it has to go forward with a menu as attractive as the one it opened with ten years ago.   Continue reading

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