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Q&A with Kenny Mills at the Original Chop House Burgers

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I have known this week’s chef for quite a while. He has an air of no-nonsense charisma that makes for a unique chef that has blazed a trail in the DFW area for many years now,  loading us up with beef created many different ways, from a bountiful haunch plated pretty to a fantastic bunned bit of savoriness.

No doubt that as an avid reader of these pages you have heard mention of chef Kenny Mills who re-opened his award winning Original Chop House Burgers in Arlington just recently to accolades. A man who makes a burger that we queue up for with bated breath. A man we just recently sat with and discussed his interesting history. Continue reading

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Kent Rathbun: A Chef’s Journey

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It’s been a long road, but Chef Kent Rathbun is officially back in action. After more than three years of red tape following his departure from Abacus, Jasper’s and Hickory, Rathbun is now free of any restrictions.

Diners can find Rathbun working in the kitchen at Imoto, the sushi and pan-Asian restaurant he opened in Victory Park in 2018. To keep things fresh, Rathbun and Imoto executive sushi chef Jimmy Duke recently traveled to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto to learn new flavors and techniques.  With the help of chef de cuisine Steve McHugh, they have updated the Imoto menu to include Japanese curry, new sushi items, a smoked udon noodle bowl and a sashimi salad inspired by items they ate at Tokyo’s fish market. Continue reading

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JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden to Open March 2nd at AT&T Discovery District

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JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden– the modern Texas inspired restaurant and beer garden will open to the public at AT&T Discovery District on March 2nd. Located at 311 S. Akard Street, will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

JAXON was created by Kevin Lillis, Adrian Verdin, chef David Gilbert, beverage director Alex Fletcher and their team at Hospitality Alliance, a nationally-acclaimed hospitality development and management firm headquartered in Dallas. The restaurant and bar will feature a large variety of Texas craft beers as well as a menu focusing on modern Texas dishes with influence from surrounding geographic neighbors including Mexico, Louisiana and New Mexico. The interior and expansive beer garden aim to offer a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy elevated food and drink in a casual setting right in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Continue reading

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Jasper’s Uptown Introduces New Executive Chef, Yia Medina

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Jasper’s Uptown, the casual dining concept nestled in the heart of the Knox District, announced today the addition of a culinary connoisseur to fill the role of Executive Chef, Chef Yia Medina. Not only does Chef Yia bring her ten-plus years of passion and success to the Jasper’s Uptown kitchen, she also brings with her a predominantly female staff.

“I am thrilled to join the Jasper’s Uptown team. Their tenure and success in various markets speaks for itself.” said Chef Yia Medina, Executive Chef. “The Jasper’s Brand aligns so perfectly with my experiences and passion for fresh ingredients and unique taste profiles. Coming from an island, I’m looking forward to continuing to incorporate fresh, bright, seasonal ingredients from local farmers into dishes. The ingredients and flavors we use is what sets Jasper’s Uptown apart from some of the other dining options in our area.” Continue reading

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JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden Projected Opening – March 2020 Downtown Dallas

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JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden– a new concept featuring modern Texas fare and 34 beers on tap – is projected to open at the developing Discovery District in downtown Dallas this March.

Hospitality Alliance – a nationally-acclaimed hospitality management, development and consulting firm headquartered in Dallas – is working with AT&T on this project (as well as the anticipated food hall). Continue reading

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Chef AQ at James Beard House March 13

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Chef Anastacia Quiñones, on behalf of José, will be cooking at the James Beard House on Friday, March 13 in New York. Under the talented hand of Chef AQ, she and her culinary team will be preparing a 6-course meal that will celebrate the many regions of Mexico, such as Jalisco, Oaxaca and Nuevo León. Her menu will be a play on her favorite ingredient, masa, and be notably titled “Masa Madness.” To highlight her regionally influenced flavors, each dish will be paired with a favorite tequila, a James Beard first. Continue reading

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