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Patrick Hildebrandt Named Texican Court Chef

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Valencia Group’s Texican Court, is thrilled to announce that Patrick Hildebrandt has been appointed as executive chef of the retro-inspired court hotel located in Irving, Texas, slated to open fall 2018. Chef Hildebrandt will take his post later this month and create a menu that will feature original, inspired dishes with native Texan flavors that highlight a smoky element such as grilled pork chops, smoked polenta, charred shrimp and blistered tomatoes.  Continue reading

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Tesar Opening “Outer Reef” in California, Homage to Spoon

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Chef John Tesar, a four-time James Beard nominated chef, and a two-time contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef”, has signed a lease at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA to bring his renowned seafood reputation to the West Coast. The restaurant will be called Outer Reef and will feature Tesar’s interpretation of coastal seafood, using fresh California produce and seafood sourced exclusively from the West Coast, from Baja to Alaska. Continue reading

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The Chile en Nogada at Casa Komali

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Raised in San Miguel De Allende Hugo Galvan made his way to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta to achieve experience as a chef before moving to the United States to open his own restaurant, Cafe San Miguel in Dallas. After a successful run this hot chef was in fast demand and opened his second restaurant after a tour through Spain and France where he honed his skills further.  Upon returning to the States he opened Hacienda San Miguel in Fort Worth. Continue reading

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Tracy & Kent Rathbun’s Pan Asian Imōto Opens June 7

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Fun. Sexy, New. On June 7, Kent and Tracy Rathbun unveil Imōto, the Pan-Asian fruit of their lifetime of culinary and cultural pursuits in Dallas’ Victory Park District.

Imōto is an upscale dining experience, serving favorites from various Asian cultures in a contemporary style, with sharable plates and a traditional sushi bar. Imōto also has a flare for the nightlife with a spacious lounge, weekend DJ and an extensive cocktail menu sure to jump-start the revived Victory Park District vibe. Continue reading

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First Look: Mille Lire

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Mille Lire is a new upscale Italian restaurant located in The Centrum at Oak Lawn. It was opened in December of last year by Naples-born Giuliano Matarese.

Mille Lire offers its guests a menu of authentic Italian dishes. The staff who serves these dishes are professional, friendly, composed, and well-kept. The restaurant itself in encased with all-glass walls, offering guests fantastic views of the city.

Guests wanting to save money can come in at lunch time and order the 2-Course Prix Fixe special, in which the customer gets an antipasto of their choice, along with a pasta of their choice, for only $21.00 Continue reading

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Get Your Southern Fixe in Fort Worth

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Chef James Robert and Co-Owner Keith House have brought their popular Austin based Fixe Southern House to The Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth.  Chef Robert has taken on the task of reimagining southern favorites and staples. The menu is based on his family recipes and his experiences growing up in Louisiana. There are touches of old southern charm mixed in with a modern look and feel throughout the restaurant.

In the middle of the main room is a wide beam, pergola type structure draped with strings of lights giving it a back yard type feel. You can watch the magic happen in the large open kitchen from just about any seat in the house.  On the night we visited the background music was a nice selection of classic southern rock that fit nicely with the mood.  The place has a modern but homey feel. It’s a very comfortable atmosphere. But then there is the food. Continue reading

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Organic Pork Paradise Porcino’s Opening This Spring in Addison

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Porcinos, a new restaurant in Addison, brought to us by the owners of Edith’s in Mockingbird Station, is set to open APRIL 12 with veteran Executive Chef Damian Edmos (most recently at Princi Italia) running the kitchen.

Porcinos will be a place to gather with friends and enjoy classic comfort cooking with Southern influences, in an upscale farmhouse atmosphere.  Continue reading

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