On the heels of his veteran “Top Chef” cast announcement today, Chef John Tesar announces a new project that will see the celebrated chef revive some of his most popular Spoon seafood dishes for a limited number of diners at secret locations throughout Dallas. Seating will be limited to 16 guests per night, with location details revealed only one day before the event. Continue reading
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Industry Alley has been surprising people around the city of Dallas with monthly Pop-Up Events each 1st Sunday of the month. This month they are happy to invite you to the 2nd Sunday of October Pop-Up this Sunday October 9th. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
As we continue to follow the various restaurants that will be opening in Trinity Groves we notice a trend for at least a few of the new restaurateurs to host a pop-up dinner. These special dinners give the owners some real life ideas as to which menu items their prospective clientele will enjoy. LUCK has been hosting such a dinner each month since their restaurant announcement, and most likely will continue through their August opening. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Justin Holt’s last night at Lucia is this Saturday. After that you can find the up-and-coming chef cooking alongside his new boss and execu-chef, Omar Flores at Driftwood. You may recall the Holt name from his delightful pop-up ramen nights at a few Oak Cliff bars. The young chef would spend a week conjuring up killer ramen, which happens to be one of the hot new trends in dining, serving it up in cute Styrofoam cups for a mere five bucks.
Soon after Holt announced he was making his move to the seafood-centric restaurant Driftwood, he made comments about giving up on his ramenriffic dreams. Well, this is simply not true. When we caught wind of the new ramen night, which will be held at Ten Bells Tavern in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, we checked in on Holt. “I’ve got a game plan that should keep me on the road to ramageddon I’m going to stick with it,” said the chef. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by James Gates
Last weekend we were invited to stop in and enjoy the festivities at 3015 in Trinity Groves where chef Uno Immanivong and her cocktailing biz partner Adrian Verdin hosted an evening that previewed and highlighted the menu from Chino Chinatown, their Asian-Latin fusion restaurant that should be rolling out in August 2013.
Guests were delighted by the marvelous service, and colorful and flavor-packed dishes prepared by Uno and her pop-up staff. The beautiful “pho”zole was single handedly an enormous hit, and how could she miss with her bone marrow broth, braised oxtail and hominy for a true fusion win. The flavors meld together so wonderfully. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2013, the chef and proprietor of Oishii will be hosting a special eight course dinner on the premises of Zen Bistro and Dessert Bar in Deep Ellum. Thanh Nguyen will be offering some extreme and Zen dishes. The seventh course will be provided by the Zen girls who will offer up a special dessert.
The dinner is only $50 and reservations are very limited. If you need an Oishii fix email Chonnie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.