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Graham Dodds and Chad Houser Join Forces for Special Holiday Cooking Class


Two of the Dallas area’s most popular chefs are teaming up on Saturday, December 9th at the Granada Theater on Lower Greenville for a really fun 3 hours of teaching some of their favorite dishes for the holidays. Both Graham Dodds and Chad Houser will be working together at this special cooking class.

Expect some surprise guests, holiday music, and superb holiday cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Everyone who attends the class will enjoy the dishes created by the chefs and will leave with the recipes that day all with a lovely holiday theme.

Grab your tickets below for this class which starts at 11am December 9th.

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Pecan Lodge Not An Odd Couple With Local High School

houserby Steven Doyle

I can still sing the WT White High School alma mater, and most likely can point out my old locker. Now I have a chance to possibly do both while enjoying Pecan Lodge BBQ at the North Dallas high school located at 4505 Ridgeside. The school has secured some of the best BBQ the city has to offer to be served during a production of The Odd Couple. I have it on good authority that the owners of Pecan Lodge did not attend the high school, but the daughter of Dallas’ beloved chef and Executive Director of Cafe Momentum does.   Continue reading

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Promise Of Peace Raises Funds For Camp And New Garden

DSC05570by Steven Doyle

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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A Cafe Momentum Success Story

by Jayne Chobot             photos by Robert Bostick

Café Momentum hosted their latest pop-up dinner fundraiser prepared by the amazing Dallas chef Michael Ehlert. This is an exciting time for the non-profit program, with its new (and first) Executive Director, Chad Houser, having turned in his chef coat for a suit this month. With the incredible meal provided courtesy of Campo and the young, spirited, and talented gentlemen in the Café Momentum program, the flowing wine courtesy of Oak Cliff Cellars, and the intriguing conversations throughout the restaurant, guests still could not stop remarking on how much fun (and how impressive!) it was to see Chef Houser all dressed up. Guests were assured that it was not something they should get used to, however.       Continue reading

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