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Chef Uno Pop-Up Dinner Set For May 3

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As Uno Immanivong prepares to open her new restaurant Chino in the Trinity Groves area of Dallas, she is busy bouncing from a variety of events across the United States. The former contestant on the ABC cheffy program The Taste is in hot demand.  On May 3 Uno will be in Dallas to serve up the second pop-up dinner in Dallas giving us a glimpse of what her cooking style is all about. This is also an opportunity for the curious to experience a foreshadowing of Chino.     Continue reading


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A Foreshadowing Of Trinity Grove’s Chino

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Last week we chatted up the delightful Uno Immanivong who will be opening up Chino in the Trinity Groves area of Dallas along with her spirited partner Adrian Verdin. Uno is also appearing on the new Bourdain television reality cooking program, The Taste. This past weekend we were able to gain a bit of insight into Chino, and was pleasantly surprised by what she served Saturday evening.

The pop-up dinner was held in the comfortable digs at Four Corners Brewing Company, also in Trinity Groves. I had the pleasure to dine with Four Corners owner Greg Leftwich, who is also a huge fan of Uno’s work.     Continue reading


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Chef Ryan Barnett Does Trinity Groves

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More attention is being heaped on the Trinity Groves area of West Dallas, you know, the future culinary playground on the west side of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Today Chef Ryan Barnett announced he will be doing one of his signature pop-up dinners at 3015, the first venue to open at Trinity Groves. The pop-up is planned for December 17, 2012 starting at 7:30pm.

Barnett has a passion for French cuisine and has mentioned that he would like to open his own restaurant in Trinity Groves. We will continue to follow the progress there, but for now it is a pop-up bistro he calls Marche.    Continue reading

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Second DAT Dinner Announced

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Note: We just spoke with DAT and this sold out in minutes after we announced the dinner.

Fresh off the heels of leaving Mason Bar, Chef DAT is back in the underground action hot and heavy and ready to serve up some of his now legendary dinners. His first dinner was announced yesterday and sold out lickety-split. So fast the young chef has announced a second dinner for this weekend to be at a mystery location in Lakewood.

It is BYOB and will be a 6 course tasting menu for $70 per person not including gratuity. Check out DAT’s website to reserve your space. This is a very limited dinner and will sell fast.

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Harris and Balke Serve up with Momentum

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This past weekend we celebrated another chapter of the pop-up restaurant that should soon be a full on brick and mortar concern. Cafe Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training program working in conjunction with the Youth Village Resources of Dallas (YVRD) to train students in all aspects of working in a restaurant, and is the brain-child of Parigi chef-owners Janice Provost and Chad Houser.         

These students would be our waiters, platers, dish-washers and other such jobs that are crucial for a restaurant, giving them valuable experience that can help them get a job in the industry. In fact, several of the students present now have jobs due to their experience of working with such chefs so kudos to all who are supporting the program.     Continue reading

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Cafe Momentum with Brian Luscher

Brian Luscher and Janice Provost

by Steven Doyle         photos by Robert Bostick

Last Sunday we witnessed the latest edition of the pop-up restaurant with a heart, Café Momentum. For those that follow along each day, you already know that Momentum works with Youth Village.  The young men in the program at the Youth Village are offered  real-world training and hope for not only a career in hospitality, but at life.

The ultimate goal for Café Momentum is to become a full on not-for-profit restaurant that continues to work with Youth Village daily. In the past year many steps have been gained towards the goal, raising nearly $100,000 to date.   Continue reading

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