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Copper River Salmon Extravaganza At Rathbun’s Was Insanely Good

DSC08261by Steven Doyle

Last evening we attended the Copper River Salmon and Alaskan Brewing Company dinner held at Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen in Preston Center. Although the restaurant was filled to capacity, chef Kent Rathbun and crew found a way to squeeze in another 60 diners to sample some of this season’s best salmon. To top this night Rathbun invited a few friends in Scott Romano (corporate chef at Nick and Sam’s) and Matt McCallister (chef-owner of FT33).   Continue reading

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Taylor Kearney Plays Chef Shuffle And Moves To Nick And Sam’s Steakhouse

by Steven Doyle

We interviewed the latest chef at The Greek last week with anticipation of running the story today, but we have more recent news that  Taylor Kearney is leaving the restaurant and has been installed as executive chef at Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse located on Maple Avenue in Dallas.  Kearney will be working under the corporate chef, Samir Dhurandhar.

The musical toques that have taken place recently might be due to the many new restaurants that have opened this month; a flurry that will continue on into November of 2012. The pool of qualified talent is in shorter supply as the demand rises. The Greek will be seeking a new chef to fill Kearney’s shoes.          Continue reading

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Where To Find A Good Steak In Dallas On The Cheap

by Steven Doyle

Probably not a week goes by that a reader asks where to find a good haunch of beef. We invariably tell them one of the many steakhouses across the Dallas skyline depending on where they live. We love Nick and Sam’s. It could be that they pass out caviar like it was candy, and sincerely… isn’t it? We also love Pappas Brothers in all their wine goodness.

Tonight several craveDFW staffers will be at Del Frisco Double Eagle for a wine dinner. We love somm Jennifer Jaco and never bypass a moment where we can visit with her even for a few minutes. Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House also is a staff favorite, and we love his cigar room. Plus you get Richard Chamberlain, and that always makes for  fun evening.          Continue reading

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Rodman Shields Named Exec Chef At Cool River

by Steven Doyle     photo by Robert Bostick

Rodman Shields, executive chef at Nick and Sam’s has tendered his resignation and will be starting at Cool River very soon, replacing exiting chef Bob Stephenson. Stephenson, as you recall, will soon be opening FnG in Keller.

A new chef for the highly regarded steakhouse has not been named.

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Steak Battle This Weekend

by Steven Doyle

Want to watch as two chefs go nose to nose in a heated grilling battle to the finish? All this Iron Chef business just gets me hungry, and what better way to satisfy that hunger than with beef. This Saturday watch two of our local grill-masters show their chops in the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal.   Chefs Rodman Shields from Nick & Sam’s and Richard Chamberlain from Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House will compete Saturday, April 28 at the Walmart located at 1521 N. Cockrell Hill Rd.   Continue reading

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