Recently I attended a special event benefitting the Promise of Peace Gardens at Central 214, hosted by chef Graham Dodds and Café Momentum director and chef, Chad Houser. This collaborative event between Kimpton Hotels and Promise of Peace helped fund the summer kids’ camps and the building of a new garden at CC Young Retirement Center on Earth Day 2013. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
Central 214’s Graham Dodds is one of our very favorite chefs in the Dallas and he is repeatedly raising the bar for fresh and local, but besides that his cuisine is truly innovative. If you know Dodds even the slightest bit you know he appreciates his goat.
This is why Dodds is teaming up with Texas favorites, Windy Hill Organics and Real Ale Brewing Company, for a delectable six-course Goat & Beer Dinner at Central 214 on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Price is just $70 per person (plus tax & gratuity), including beer pairings. Continue reading
Thanksgiving is upon us once again and all the gobblers are running for cover. To get you in the mood for a little fun and relaxation we asked a few chefs around Dallas a few questions so we get our dinner cooked just right. We will run their answers both today and tomorrow, so check back often to see how your favorite chef weighs in on the holiday.
Chef Graham Dodds runs a tight kitchen at Central 214 which is located at the Palomar Hotel in Dallas. Dodds doesn’t subscribe to the farm-to-table movement, he lives it. The chef is an avid supporter of the local farm community and according to his mother he wanted to a beekeeper when he was growing up. Now with a family of his own Dodds most likely has a bit different take on Thanksgiving than he did as a child. Continue reading
I spoke with Central 214’s executive chef Graham Dodds some months ago about Eden Creek Farms. They experienced a particularly rough 2011 due to the drought, and 2012 hasn’t been any easier. At that time Dodds mentioned that Steve and Kristine Orth might actually give up on their farming efforts, and it would be sad to lose this organic, bio-dynamic, bio-intensive and sustainable source of produce. Continue reading
It’s no secret that I am a wandering tour guide for the city’s best restaurants. I feel it is my role at craveDFW and I am an actual food guide on weekends with Dallas by Chocolate. But I have done this for years. Weekends I would take my friends on tiny excursions around Dallas on warm Saturday afternoons, showing them my favorite spots to hang out for a cold beer or a savory bite.
Our impromptu tours might have included grabbing a bottle of wine and a sandwich at Jimmy’s Food Store, only to enjoy on Tom Spicer’s back patio next door which during a conversation might lead to the best mussel battle and we would be off to enjoy a shared batch at Vickery Tavern. This would lead to tacos at Cool and Hot in Oak Cliff, followed by cocktails at Bolsa and a late pizza and a beer at Nova on Davis. Continue reading