by Steven Doyle
We wish to send congratulations to local chefs and restaurateurs who made the finalist list for the James Beard Awards for 2017
The list is longer than most years, and include Maggie Huff, for pastry at FT33, Stephan Pyles at his restaurant Flora for best new restaurant, Teiichi Sakurai Tei An)and John Tesar at Knife for Best Chef of the Southwest. The latter two are old friends and it is fantastic to see them both on the list. Continue reading
Owners Brandon Hays, Phil Schanbaum and executive chef/co-owner Graham Dodds announce Wayward Sons is officially closed.
Hays says, “It is truly fitting that we closed Wayward Sons on a day that revolves around love. The amount of love that went into this project is unparalleled to anything I have ever done before, and I know my partners Phil and Graham feel the same way.”
Dodds says, “I am deeply saddened by the closing of Wayward Sons. I had hoped we would be a neighborhood staple for the long-term – a fun and vibrant place that melded Texas cuisine and family favorites while supporting local farmers and artisans. I will miss my staff the most – a very dedicated and diverse group of passionate and hardworking folks. However, I am looking forward to the future. And, I hope people will continue to seek out restaurants and businesses that align with these principles I hold so dear.”
Hays continues, “To our partners who put their faith in us, thank you. To our landlords who did everything they could to work with us, thank you. To our staff, who worked tirelessly and eloquently to tell the story of Graham’s food, thank you. And finally, to our guests who supported us, thank you.”
The massive European-style food hall now rising in Plano’s booming Legacy West development just announced another landmark addition: Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.
Unlawful Assembly will feature a wide array of distinctive beers designed to pair with the diverse flavors showcased in Legacy Hall. By combining the highest-quality ingredients sourced from every corner of the globe with a desire to push the boundaries of craft brewing, Unlawful Assembly will become an agent of change for food, beverage and entertainment in the Plano/Frisco area.
“Like the name suggests, Unlawful Assembly won’t be afraid to break a few brewing rules, so we think it’s going to turn heads in North Texas as well as within the craft beer industry,” said Tim Timbs, Senior Vice President of B.S. (Brewery Stuff). “This cutting-edge brewery will brew, distribute and promote the highest quality, tastiest and most creative craft beers found anywhere. We are also very excited about the location. Having the brewery built on the top floor of Legacy Hall, in the most exciting development in North Texas, is a dream come true!” Continue reading
Savor Dallas announces the full 2017 event lineup and host chefs for its festival on April 6-9, featuring five events over four days. The 13th annual food, wine, and spirits celebration’s gourmet adventures include a smoking hot opening night kickoff in the Harwood District, a mixology-fueled cocktail party, a supreme grand tasting experience, and a farmer’s market brunch. Each event promises innovative culinary creations from local talent paired with drink tastings from across the world. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
You know that delicious corn in the cup that is sold outside every Hispanic market in Dallas from a tiny vending cart? Elotes. It’s the corn shaved and combine with crema, cheese and a smoky sauce, ZaLat the Baron of late night pizza across Dallas and parts unknown u[p north (like Plano), has their own version of elotes. Continue reading
Today Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, the dynamic duo behind Shinsei, shared details of their new concept: Lovers Seafood and Market. The restaurant is currently underway and is slated to open this March in the old Rex’s location at Lovers and Inwood, replacing the neighborhood’s lost seafood spot with a new concept that’s sure to satisfy Rex’s regulars and new customers alike. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Don’t get too excited, the most romantic meal in Dallas will not be served on Valentine’s Day, but who says there is only one day of the year for romance. For this dish you will need to make a reservation Monday through Wednesday, not especially the most romantic days of the week. But when you are in love, or simply love a beautiful dish prepared table-side, a day never matters. Continue reading