by Alex Gonzales
Having served Dallas with some of the best Italian food for nearly 40 years, Antonio Avona is an expert in his craft. Upon arriving to Dallas from Calabria, Italy in 1981, Avona worked the late great renowned restaurateur Phil Vaccaro as the Executive Chef at Mario’s. He worked at Mario’s until 1998, when he decided to open his own restaurant, Antonio’s Ristorante, in Addison. For over 20 years, Antonio’s Ristorante has served some of the best Italian food in Far North Dallas. Continue reading
Boy, like most children, has an unyielding imagination. But when the rigidness of growing up begins to stifle it, Boy sets out in search of a home to call his own, and on his way discovers a life that he never expected. Back by popular demand, The Great Distance Home moves to the Main Stage this holiday season, bringing the heartwarming and nearly-wordless story of a young man’s journey of discovery to life once more. Continue reading
photos by Kathy Tran
Hunter Pond and Kyle Brooks, founders of the popular, East Hampton Sandwich Co, have partnered with M Crowd Restaurant Group (Mi Cocina, The Mercury) to open a second North Texas location of their East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant Hudson House on Tuesday, September 25.
Located in Addison at 4933 Beltline Road in the former Taco Diner space Pond says, “the homey yet sophisticated restaurant is our take on the ‘swanky’ neighborhood joints of the West Village in New York City.” Continue reading
While Addison, Texas may be a 10-hour flight from Germany, you can find a true taste of Bavaria at the town’s Addison Oktoberfest (September 20-23) most authentic Oktoberfest experience in North America. Insiders for the event, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, know that you don’t have to don a dirndl to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. In fact, they share four key tips that every Addison Oktoberfest visitor should know.
by Steven Doyle
I was recently invited to the home of Richard Chamberlain for a preview of what he will be serving this year at the Addison Oktoberfest coming up September 20-23, 2018. Chef Chamberlain, of course, is the chef and proprietor of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop (recently celebrated his 25th anniversary) and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill both located in Addison, Texas.
One of my first interviews with Chamberlain was while doing work for the Observer, you may read about that here for some background intelligence. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
For those new to North Texas we have a tradition for our celebration of July 4th that has actually made worldwide news. The Kaboom Town fireworks is considered in the top ten of Independence Day displays in the nation with over 1,500 pounds of fireworks, a celebrated airshow with warplanes and air acrobatics, food, carnival fun and so much more. People around town have their favorite spots, including a variety of restaurants such as Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill where chef Richard plots out space on his parking lot for an optimum view replete with a special 3-course dinner with a view that always sells out. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A celebration of food, music, and fun, Taste Addison (May 18 – 20) dishes out the best food and flavor with a healthy side of jam. This year, guests will enjoy an array of activities, many of which are included with their admission ticket, such as the Wine Garden, Craft Beer Hall, cooking demos from Addison chefs and the Family Fun Lawn, featuring games, inflatables and face painting, in addition to all the live entertainment you can pack into three days. Continue reading