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Dallas Farmers Market News Including Chef Series

chefby Steven Doyle

It is time once again for the Dallas Farmer’s Market Chef Series. These marvelous cooking classes are no doubt the best deal in Dallas. Meet the chefs and learn fun cooking skills. The line-up is really special and celebrates the end of Summer and coming Fall.

Each class is scheduled from 11am to 1pm and costs $25 which is due the Thursday before the session, or $30 at the door. Click here for the complete schedule or to purchase advance tickets.      Continue reading

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Lobster Bake With Tesar

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The busiest chef in Dallas, John Tesar, is back in pop-up mode. The man is unstoppable.

The northeast-native knows summer isn’t complete without a good lobster bake. On August 23rd, Tesar will host a New England-style lobster bake up with a Texas twist. The event will kick-off at 7p.m. at a secret location, to be revealed to ticket holders 48 hours prior. Guests will nosh on fresh New England lobster, steamers, sausage and of course steak, all served in a family-style buffet. Roasted potatoes, French fries, fresh tomato salad, and corn on the cobb will all be served to accompany the meal, as well as homemade peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert. Continue reading

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An Evening With Kent Rathbun

image1 (11)by Steven Doyle

Last week we were talking about some pop-up dinners, and one in particular was a bit secretive. A group of fifty took the bait and were joined with chef Kent Rathbun at his beautiful home in North Dallas for an evening under the stars. There guests were treated to a meal grilled, smoked and otherwise given the flavorful Rathbun treatment.

An open bar included cocktails made with lush blackberries, and beer was provided by Four Corners Brewery. Guests were kept spirited by a musician who played quite literally everything you could imagine, and so well at that. Continue reading

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Ryan Barnett Named Exec Chef at Lark on the Park

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LARK on the Park has named Ryan Barnett the Executive Chef of the downtown eatery perched on the edge of Klyde Warren Park in the Park District.

“We are very excited to have Chef Ryan in the kitchen at LARK on the Park,” says Shannon Wynne who co-owns and operates the restaurant with partners Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson.  “We look forward to showcasing his talents and seeing his influences on the menus at LARK in the coming months.  He has the pedigree and we think he can run!”  Continue reading

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Dallas Chop House Aging Well

Surf & Turfby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

Opening in 2010, the Dallas Chop House patio and restaurant have been a wonderful catalyst for growth and revitalization, bringing fresh and continued exciting energy to the street level at St. Paul and Main.

The wall of cedar in the restaurant features branding of local civic, business and community charitable leadership who have enjoyed special events at Dallas Chop House.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Soft Shell Crab at Stock and Barrel

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We are still in full swing soft shell crab season, and this is a good thing. Better restaurants and seafood hubs are flying in fresh, live soft shells ready for frying. Blue crabs are most common. The tender beasts shed their shells this time of year and make ready for a newer, larger shell leaving them vulnerable for my plate. Fortunately, the season can last as late as September.

If you find soft shells at one of your favorite fishmongers, and please avoid department stores which might offer a mealy previously frozen version, they should already be prepped for frying. Generally we enjoy a simple toss in seasoned flour and they are ready to be pan fried. Deep fried is acceptable but the pan version seems to carry more flavor.   Continue reading

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Chef Graham Dodds at Urbano Cafe for One Evening

28_2013_04_Crave_Radio_Dodds-3830by Steven Doyle

We had a chance to chat with chef Graham Dodds recently who is taking a breather after closing Wayward Sons on Greenville. Dodds is taking this time to consult and do some fun pop-up dinners which can always be an exciting way for any chef to express themselves on the plate.

We wanted you to know about another fun event coming up at Urbano Cafe on their lovely space located outside in the back of the restaurant. Graham Dodds will serve his signature farm-to-table fare as our guest chef on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m.   Continue reading

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