Top Knot, the modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features sharable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan, along with Chef Tyson Cole (Hai Hospitality), Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue) and Jesse Houston (Saltine restaurant, Jackson, MS).
” Uncommon Ramen builds from the amazing experience we had creating ramen with the chefs in our series last summer” comments Chef Hernandez. “We’ve invited some incredible chefs to collaborate with this series and I can’t wait to see what we come up with in the kitchen.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Ranch at Las Colinas is just that. It is like being invited to dinner at a giant hacienda, and all your friends are there. On a most recent visit I flipped out over the fried chicken, which is the most unusual and flavorful I have tasted ever. The fried chicken at Stampede is pretty remarkable, with its oozing honey pot center, but this is much different. The chicken is first smoked, then fried. If I was some sort of spiritual speaker I would take this opportunity to lean down in front of you and repeat, “smoked… then fried!” Can I get an amen? Continue reading
Chef Justin Holt will be hosting his first late night Pop-Up Ramen and Curry Shop of the new year January 7th at Whitehall Exchange serving Ramen and Japanese Style Curry starting at 6pm.
Holt will be featuring Tori Paitan Ramen and Japanese Battleship Curry utilizing the local offerings from Windy Meadows Farm. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A true bowl of Texas red is near and dear to me, and I am always willing to order a bowl if found on any menu I stumble across. I am pleased to report that there are more chili offerings this year than last, and many have upped the ante in developing a perfect bowl. With temperatures dipping into freezing ranges in the coming month, what a perfect opportunity to go out and taste a bowl for yourself. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Joey Stewart
For those of you following the many activities of John Tesar you would have noticed that he is one busy chef and in great demand. When the chef is not busy rocking Knife, his kick ass steakhouse in Dallas, or doing one of the many charity events he is so popular for, or his second coming on the current season of Top Chef, Tesar is is still not satisfied.
We noted some time ago that Tesar is also adding another restaurant to his menu in the form of a burger stand in Plano next year. But for a real slice of the chef you should check out one of his pop-up ventures where he has been recreating his beautiful but shuttered seafood restaurant, Spoon. Continue reading
Blind Butcher, located in the eclectic Lowest Greenville Avenue neighborhood of East Dallas – is a playful pub-like restaurant with a full bar and lively back patio. The new brunch menu is being served Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from 11am to 3pm. Continue reading