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Masterchef Luca Manfe Bringing Food Truck To Dallas This Spring

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After winning Gordon Ramsay’s Masterchef, Luca Manfe launched The Lucky Fig in Houston serving more than 7,000 meals and catering 26 events. The concept was to deliver farm-to-street modern Italian cuisine. The truck‘s menu offered shareable starters like meatballs and stuffed riceballs as well as sandwiches on homemade bread and a rotating pasta special. It’s hearty, satisfying stuff, particularly the properly al dente rigatoni with bolognese sauce and the bison short ribs on ciabatta bread.

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State Fair Fry King Abel Gonzales Opening Brick and Mortar Restaurant

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It’s an exciting day in the Dallas food world as we receive word from chef Abel Gonzales, the five time Texas State Fair Big Tex Award winner, about the good news of his restaurant opening. Look for Republic Ranch to open this Spring. The theme will be a continuation of his Texican theme. Think smoked BBQ meets Mexican.

Republic Ranch will be located at 3121 Ross Avenue next to the newly opened tiki bar, Pilinkas.  Continue reading

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Jasper’s Hosting Trinchero Family Estates Wine Dinner March 2nd

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On March 2nd, diners are in for a treat as Jasper’s hosts its first wine dinner in Richardson with Napa Valley’s Trinchero Family Estates.  Chef Evan Tanner has created a special menu that will feature passed appetizers and four delicious courses alongside an assortment of food-friendly wines from one of California’s best producers.

To walk diners through the Trinchero portfolio is winemaker Carlo Trinchero who most certainly knows a thing or two about the family business. Jump for the beautiful menu. Continue reading

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Kenny Makes More Than Burgers At Chop House Burgers In Arlington

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One of the cool chefs we know owns a burger concern in Arlington called Chop House Burgers. Great burger, and this restaurant has been featured on Food Network for added love. Burgers might be the front runner at Chop House run by Kenny Mills, but there is so much offered at his restaurant. Continue reading

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KNON’s 16th Annual Gumbo Throwdown Feb 26

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Release your inner Cajun this weekend at Poor David’s Pub located on Lamar in Dallas Sunday, February 26th where KNON will host an evening of  fun New Orleans style. Look for one hell of a gumbo competition with some pretty terrific chefs turning out their best. Continue reading

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The Best Gumbo in Dallas 2017 Edition

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February 28, 2017 we celebrate Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Day. It is a day when people eat all they want of everything and anything they want as the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period

Gumbo is that delicious pot of stew that starts off with a roux, that chocolate brown thickener that gives gumbo its distinctive hue and rich flavor. In New Orleans a meat-based gumbo may consist of chicken, turtle, duck, squirrel, rabbit or alligator. Seafood-based gumbo generally has shrimp, crab, and sometimes oysters. Most varieties of gumbo are seasoned with a special mirepoix consisting of onions, bell pepper, and celery, or what they call the Holy Trinity. Today, most people are familiar with seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Victor Tango’s Lamb Lollipops

vt lamb lollipopsby Steven Doyle

Victor Tango is located on Henderson Avenue, and has always been synonymous with amazing cocktails. Look no further than the gallon-sized punch bowl that feeds 5 to 10 of your closest friends. You will most likely want to chow on some very good bar bites, and what is better than a humongous plate of extremely meaty lamb lollipops. Set on a parsnip puree and drizzled with a yummy mustard balsamic, the plate is large enough to share, or to make a meal for one.    Continue reading

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