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Lori Finkelman Named Opening Nosh Chef de Cuisine


Nosh Bistro, Chef Avner Samuel’s evolved restaurant concept coming to Preston Hollow this summer, announces Lori Finkelman as Chef de Cuisine.

Finkelman brings over 40 years of experience to the Nosh Bistro team, previously serving as Executive Chef for ExxonMobil World Headquarters for 20 years.  Additionally, she served as the co-founding Executive Chef of The Riviera. Continue reading

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Nosh Returning to Dallas


Chef Avner Samuel announces his evolved restaurant concept, Nosh Bistro,  is set to open in late summer 2019.

After spending the past two and half years in Israel, Chef Samuel steps back into the Dallas dining scene with new culinary inspirations, which will be reflected in the restaurant’s menu.  Open for lunch and dinner daily, Nosh will feature a widespread menu and rotating specials that are a perfect fusion of globally inspired cuisine with strong Mediterranean, American and Asian cultural influences. Continue reading

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Musical Chairs Chef Avner Samuel Now At Sfuzzi

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Naan Sushi on Cedar Springs Road in Uptown has closed and the huge, sprawling, multi-roomed space is now Sfuzzi relived. There are two main dining rooms, several small private dining rooms off the main space, and a dark and booming bar in the back. This branch replaces the McKinney Avenue location closed just over a year ago. The executive chef is a little known newcomer to the Dallas dining scene, a Mr. Avner Samuel. I also spotted the talented Vincenzo Pappano in the kitchen.   Continue reading

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Andrew Bell Joining Avner Samuel At Lombardi Family Concepts

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After closing his last restaurant Nosh, Avner Samuel has been working with Lombardi Family Concepts. Most recently Samuel revamped the menu at Bistro 31 which is located in Highland Park Village. Samuel is making a move to Houston to open more of the Lombardi restaurants, including Toulouse. Also joining the Lombardi family is chef Andrew Bell who is currently at Bolsa in Oak Cliff.    Continue reading

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Interview With Bailey’s Team On What Will Become Of The Steakhouse And Chesterfield

by Steven Doyle

Obviously there is plenty blooming over at Bailey’s Prime Plus. The owner Ed Bailey owns the handful of restaurants scattered across  both Dallas and Fort Worth. We know about the recent brouhaha over at Chesterfield which Bailey has an interest along with celeb-barman Lucky Campbell, plus a slew of Patrizio’s (and a new one on the way in Southlake). Then we grab news that Bailey is the new owner of Uptown Bar and Grill.

So Bailey has plenty of restaurants in the area, but the flagship steakhouse really hasn’t taken off the way he would have liked.  The concept is different than your usual steakhouses. Bailey’s was actually created to be an upscale steakhouse that would attract women. So why hasn’t the concept worked?    Continue reading

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