Media types headed to Abacus in droves on Tuesday night for a special preview of Eddie ‘Lucky’ Campbell’s new cocktail menu and chef de cuisine Daniel Burr’s new bar menu. We reported Kent Rathbun hiring Campbell to Abacus and expected the fedora-wearing one to have a big impact on the cocktail list. The old list is still on the web site (as of Wednesday night) and the differences make interesting reading. Continue reading
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This past week everyone was celebrating Halloween. The parties have actually been blasting for the past three weeks in anticipation. Possibly the best event we attended was Dia de los Puercos, celebrating Four Corners Brewing Company’s first anniversary at their Trinity Groves location in West Dallas. Four Corners are the people who brew such illustrious beers such as the El Chingon, a hefty IPA, and the ever popular Local Buzz, a wheat beer made with local honey.
The event took place on a cool and sunny afternoon with chef Kent Rathbun as host. Any party with Kent will include plenty of smoke pig. He brought his crew out to assemble two homemade smokers made up of cinder blocks and home-made cages consisting of bed frames and wheelbarrow handles. Genius. There a duo of pigs smoked for a dozen hours while the staf started in on ribs and other tasty meats. Plates were sold to the crowd for just a few dollars, and beer was dispensed at the bar housed inside the brewery. Continue reading
Last week on craveRADIO we crashed Chef Kent Rathbun’s big BBQ Workshop at his KB Woodfire facility in Plano. This awesome venue is where you can host your next party in a restaurant-like setting all your own. On the program Kent explains how the venue works, and we also chat up his catering chef Jeff Qualls who can literally cook fresh for 1000′s of guests at this location, or yours.
Also on the program we hit up the guys from the Green Egg, the BBQ masters who work wonders with this very unique grill. If that wasn’t enough, we also spoke with Four Corner’s Brewing Company owner George Esquivel who was supplying beer for the workshop. Continue reading
This week on craveRADIO you will hear the show we produced at Kent Rathbun’s BBQ Workshop at his catering facility, KB Woodfire Grill in Plano. The show was fast paced with more guests than we normally host including Kent Rathbun and KB catering chef Jeff Qualls who is a CIA graduate and has worked at some very notable kitchen.
In addition to the chefs we also chatted up representatives from The Green Egg, that marvelous grill that can cook virtually anything outdoors. We also visited with Four Corner’s Brewing Company owner George Esquivel who was supplying beer for the evening. Esquivel talks about the beer they are currently brewing and the new brew pub that premiers this weekend in Trinity Groves. Continue reading
On September 29th diners, home cooks and backyard barbecue enthusiasts are invited to KB’s Woodfire Grill for a special presentation. Chef Kent Rathbun will be doing demonstrations with the Big Green Egg and showcasing a variety of barbecue techniques as he cooks up some of his favorite meats. So whether you’re cooking for yourself or an entire tailgate party, you’ll be able to absorb all the technical know how required to pull it off.
And all the while, Chef Kent will interact with guests, field questions and wax poetic on important subjects like the difference between St. Louis style ribs and baby back ribs. In addition, craveRADIO will be recording a show live at the event, and you will get to meet Kenny the Wine Czar, Chef Uno, the lovely Melissa and myself. There will also be some fun surprise guests in the house.
You can WIN two tickets by making a comment about your favorite style of BBQ below, or asking Chef Rathbun a question to be answered on air. We will award those tickets tomorrow afternoon (September 25), but you best buy your seat now before they sell out. Continue reading