Category Archives: John Tesar

Tesar to Announce Spoon Pop-Ups in Dallas

aslaskan halibut w foie spoonby Steven Doyle

We do love our seafood equally as much as a good steak. This is why we were more than excited to learn what John Tesar (who we hear will be on the next Top Chef, again) has up his sleeves for Dallas.

It might be best just to let you hear his own words:   Continue reading

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John Tesar Hosts 2016 Burgers & Burgundy October 7th

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Burgers & Burgundy Host Chef John Tesar, has announced the chef line up for the eighth annual event, benefitting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) featuring renowned local chefs. The event will take place at Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The distinguished Texas chefs have been presented with the challenge to serve up the best burger sliders and complement them with the burgundy of their choice. Wine, beer, and specialty cocktails will also be available. The chefs participating in this year’s event include:   Continue reading

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Tesar Gives You A Knuckle Sandwich For Lunch

IMG_2915by Steven Doyle

I know we recently chatted up the lunch service at Spoon Bar and Kitchen, but after a visit this afternoon just before the rains drifted in and out of the area I relished with a few friends at the beautiful little restaurant in Preston Center.

There were a few items I needed to taste, and one I wolf a full portion. The last time I was in was for a media tasting and one of my table mates ordered the ramen, so I went in a different direction. As we discussed at our table today, there can be no wrong orders since everything is perfectly delicious. But I wanted a whole bowl of that ramen. Continue reading


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Tesar Signs Lease For Spoon

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After a few months of searching, Chef John Tesar is finally proud to announce that he will be opening his new signature restaurant “Spoon Bar & Kitchen,” located in the former La Tramontana space on Westchester Drive in Preston Center, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2012. The 68 seat restaurant will be complete with a 15 seat bar that features a built-in raw bar serving shellfish from waters all around the globe. In addition to a small plate bar menu, Chef Tesar will offer a full ala carte menu, as well as tasting menus and a private chef’s table, that seats 10, that can be booked nightly, with a menu of your choosing, or one especially designed for your party by Chef Tesar and his kitchen staff.

There will also be an eight seat counter around the open viewing kitchen for the ultimate interactive dining experience with special items nightly, tasting menus and experimental dishes for guests to try.   Continue reading

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Tesar Goes Underground

by Steven Doyle

 Chef John Tesar is getting back in the saddle as he makes preparations to open his latest restaurant concept, Spoons. You can now get your Tesar fix by attending one of his underground dinners that will be held at an unspecified location in Dallas, April 7, 2012. The dinner can be reserved on Eventbright and 40 seats have been made available.

The underground dinner will feature selections from “land and sea” but no specific menu has been revealed. The cost of the BYOB dinner is $99 per person.

Speaking with Tesar recently the chef made mention that he has another location in mind for his Spoons concept, but is holding back on official announcements until a formal lease has been signed.


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Holiday Vignettes: Chef John Tesar

by Steven Doyle

For the next few days we will be running short holiday vignettes that include some of our favorite food people, not all necessarily chefs. Yesterday we sent out a list of questions with a holiday bent, some silly, some more serious, and asked the group to pick just a few to answer. The answers so far have been fun, and we are happy to share these with you.    Continue reading

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