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J2 Offers A Marvelous Take On The Classic Steakhouse

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Tucked away in a fantastic resurgence of a time forgotten you may witness the beautiful of a repurposing of a building that is a historic landmark. J2 Steakhouse has taken the 124 year old Lewisville Feed Mill and painstakingly resurrected the space  into a restaurant that is serving surprisingly beautifully aged steaks at the hands of chef Jonathan Pauley.  Continue reading

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Exclusive: Junior Borges Out at Up on Knox

Junior Borges, Executive Chef. Photography by Mei-Chun Jau.

Chef Junior Borges

by Steven Doyle

Chef Nilton Junior Borges left the restaurant group that owns both Bilboquet ad Up on Knox, and a soon-to-open concept adjacent the French Bilboquet.

The chef, who is classically French trained was born in Rio and came to Dallas via restaurants in New York City, lured by opening Uchi. He soon made his way to the Joule Hotel where he ran all the culinary programs, but more recently signed on to the Up On Knox group where he was to open his own mystery restaurant. Continue reading

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Exclusive: Graham Dodds Out at Statler

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There was a major disturbance in the force today in the Dallas chef world. Graham Dodds, the wunderkind chef who opened the Statler redux is no longer with the hotel.

We reached out to all parties concerned, and rumors were flying from the community. Dodds is bound by a severance package that prevents him from commenting, as is the case with a manager and another unnamed chef Dodds brought on to the team. Continue reading

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Stephan Pyles and his Tamale Tarts Throughout Time

pylesby Steven Doyle

Years ago, I will not admit how many, I read a book that contained recipes from several local chefs including Richard Chamberlain of his eponymous steakhouse in Addison, and Steven Pyles of the then wildly popular Routh Street Cafe. Both were young sprites with many years of success ahead of them. The book was called Great Chefs, Great Cities of the Southwest. I was enamoured.

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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

DSC03736by Steven Doyle

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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