Celebrated Dallas Restaurant Couple Create Authentic Southern Italian Dining with Partenope Ristorante

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Partenope Ristorantethe much-anticipated authentic Southern Italian restaurant will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week beginning Monday, September 23 inside the historic Titche-Goettinger Building at 1900 Main Street, the northeast corner of St. Paul and Main Street in Downtown Dallas.

Created by talented husband and wife duo Dino Santonicola (chef and master pizzaioli born and raised in Spanish Quarter of Naples, Italy) and Megan Santonicola (a fixture in the Dallas restaurant scene since 1999 on the management side), Partenope Ristorante is a love letter to Dino’s hometown, culture and experiences of dining around a big table with family and friends fully embraced in a complete Neapolitan dining experience. Continue reading

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Q&A with Chef Jill Bates

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Back in 2011 we introduced the uninitiated to pastry guru chef Jill Bates with a fun Q&A that led us through her background, describing her as “cute but quirky”, something she has reminded us of many times since. The answers included a ration of deeds performed from a masterful gig at the Mansion on Turtle Creek aside renowned chef Dean Fearing, to her more recent departure of Fearing at the Ritz-Carlton here in Dallas to embark on her own as pastry consultant.

Since March of 2019  when Bates took her leap of faith, she  has garnered much success with her own pastry consulting business, so we felt it might be time to re-visit the Dame  of Dallas Pastry once again to feel out her success. Continue reading

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Chamberlain’s Brau Haus Is The Place To Be For Addison Oktoberfest

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For guests who visit Munich’s famed Oktoberfest, the ticket to have is in the VIP balconies of the 16 bier tents at the festival.  At Addison Oktoberfest, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in North America, the Paulaner Partyhalle tent has a similar opportunity.  Noted chef and restaurateur Richard Chamberlain will host Chamberlain’s Brau Haus, a full-service restaurant overlooking the Addison Oktoberfest dance floor.

Guests at Chamberlain’s Brau Haus will enjoy a three-course meal, with each course paired with a Paulaner bier.   Continue reading

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Dallas on the Cheap

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Been entertaining more than usual and caught behind the budget? Looking for something on the sly and need a hot deal? We have some solutions for you, and found great meals under ten dollars. Man cannot live on big steaks and twenty dollar cocktails every day. Continue reading

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Khao Noodle Shop Graces Bon Appetit

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Khao Noodle Shop is one of Bon Appetit magazine’s 50 nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants 2019.

Since officially opening 9 months ago on December 12, 2018, it’s been an exciting year for Chef Donny and his team. Chef Donny’s vision was to introduce and showcase Laotian food in a way that respects its roots and make it his own. Continue reading

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Local Yocal Brings the Taste of The State Fair Home

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Local Yocal BBQ & Grill is bringing the taste of the State Fair to McKinney with made-from-scratch gourmet corn dogs created by Chef Adam West. Everything is bigger in Texas, and these fair-inspired corn dogs are made with a half-pound of house-made sausage from Local Yocal Farm to Market, then dipped in a scratch beer batter to provide the perfect crunch. Local Yocal’s limited edition corn dogs will be served with a choice of a side for $12 and will be available for lunch and dinner through the run of the State Fair of Texas, September 27 through October 20.

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Jettison Omakase Experience Sept 22

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Cozy cocktail and spirits den Jettison is pleased to present their fall cocktail omakase experience, “Ins & Outs,” on Sunday, September 22. The multi-course event will showcase a series of cocktails with an emphasis on special infusion and flavor extraction techniques. Two intimate seatings of 10 will take place at the Jettison bar, offering an inside look into the preparation and careful crafting of drinks. Seats are $84 per person and now available for purchase on Tock.

Bar Manager George Kaiho and Andrew Kelly will present a collection of cocktails specially created for the event, highlighting techniques such as herbs and spices spirit infusion via sous vide, carbonated fruit garnishes, sorbet cocktail, smoke infusions, and more. Continue reading

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