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Quinones and Berry Takeover Cafe Herrera For One Night

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Anastacia Quinones and Leann Berry will together take over Cafe Herrera for one evening for a very special Pop-Up Dinner. This special evening will begin with a cocktail hour which will include special cocktails made with Clase Azul Tequila.

The evening (July 12th) will also bring five paired courses for $75 per person, or choose the limited seated chef’s table for $100. Purchase one of the limited seats at the Eventbrite web pageContinue reading

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Dallas Chefs Step Up To Aid Detainees And Attorneys At DFW Airport This Weekend

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What started as a call of concern between Alice Laussade and Andrea Grimes, both of whom worked for the Dallas Observer, took a spin for the gallant as the message of concern of this weekend’s detainees and the nearly 30 attorneys at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. These people needed to be fed.

An eventual call to Amy Cowan, owner of Oddfellows in Oak Cliff and to her chef Anastacia Quinones started the wheels in motion for an operation that lasted a good part of a Sunday afternoon during an extremely busy brunch service at their restaurant.  Continue reading

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Chefs Line Up To Benefit Genesis Women’s Shelter December 19th

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In May, I was asked to participate in a dinner benefiting Genesis.  I do charity events all the time but this time I really wanted to know what I was donating to.  I asked to have a private tour of the shelter and Chefs Carolanne Treadwell, Janice Provost and Dina Butterfield came with.   We were so pleasantly surprised to see that this place felt nothing like a shelter but more of a home.   A safe environment with apartments, schools, full cafeteria with 3 healthy meals being served daily.   They had therapy rooms and even a garden.  But we weren’t all smiles for long.

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Chef AQ On Her Favorite Sandwich

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Today is National Sandwich Day, and we will be exploring the breaded wonder all day. We begin with a chat with one of our favorite chefs, Anastacia Quinones (Chef AQ) who is currently running the kitchen at Oddfellows in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District.

Chef AQ was quick to answer our call as to which sandwich was her favorite to celebrate this auspicious day:  Continue reading

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos November 1st at Oddfellows

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Chef Anastacia Quinones is one of our favorite chefs in Dallas for a reason. Versatility. She is definitely the master of Mexican cuisine and turns out a pretty amazing mole. As you might be aware Chef AQ is newly planted (in July of this year) at Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, and has already caught the attention of many satisfied diners.   Continue reading

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Chef Anastacia Quinones Revamps Mexican Sugar Menu

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If you are missing the fantastic Latin cooking of Chef Anastacia Quinones, we are about to make you smile  and hungry. It has been some time since AQ left her executive chef post at Komali when she took a position with Dallas school district as a culinary instructor. You may recall her other stints at Alma and Victor Tango. We truly enjoy what AQ does to a plate and now we have spotted her handiwork once again, this time off Legacy in Plano at Mexican Sugar.

AQ is responsible for the new menu revamp at Mexican Sugar as a consultant. We spoke with the chef today and she said, “I’ve known John Franke [corporate chef for concepts such as Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake and Velvet Taco] for about 6 years. I met him when I moved back from San Francisco six years ago. We’ve always tried to work together but other things always came up. When this opportunity came up, I couldn’t say no.”   Continue reading

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Chef Anastacia Quinones And Peak And Elm Team Up For A Sweet Dinner

Anastacia Quiñonesby Jennifer Thomas

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, renowned Executive Chef Anastacia Quinones will partner with Peak & Elm, Friday February 14th, to offer a deliciously romantic Valentine’s Day dinner featuring all locally sourced ingredients from the Dallas Farmers Market. Anastacia, also known as AQ, served as Executive Chef at Dallas restaurants Alma and Komali, but now works as a culinary instructor at Molina High School. This event marks her debut back into kitchen.

Live music and service provided by Molina High School students under the direction of Chef AQ will make the evening truly one of a kind. Patrons can definitely expect a warm dining experience full of culture and tradition.   Continue reading

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