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McCallister Heads Up New Dallas Virgin Hotel

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Virgin Hotels Dallas is pleased to announce that celebrated Chef Matt McCallister will open The Kitchen, the restaurant inside Commons Club , Virgin Hotels’ flagship restaurant, bar and modern social club concept. Known for his locally sourced cuisine, McCallister’s Commons Club menu will be seasonally driven with French influence.  

McCallister’s first restaurant, FT33 made waves on a national scale garnering him recognition as one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2014 and James Beard Award nominations for best chef, Southwest in 2014, 2015 and 2016. With his latest venture Homewood, he’s again received critical acclaim for his culinary talents.  Continue reading

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The Village Dallas is announcing today that Chef Nilton “Junior” Borges is becoming executive chef and vice president of culinary for a new development that will include 12 restaurant concepts located within The Village’s new entertainment district, a 34-acre mixed-use lifestyle project. The Village is a 300-acre collection of apartment communities that began a half-century ago in northeast Dallas located near the Park Cities and North Park Center. Chef Borges will be leading a team of chefs in his new role, overseeing multiple restaurant openings in the spring of 2020. Continue reading

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Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie Says Bonjour to Sarah Green

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Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie is pleased to announce the recent hire of Sarah Green as Pastry Chef. Her knowledge and experience in a variety of kitchens has the pastry team welcoming her with “Bisous Bisous” or “lots of love.” Continue reading

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Getting “Lost” in Maine – One of the hardest reservations to score in the world

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In early April a reminder on my phone popped up saying “Lost Kitchen.” It was time to send a postcard to the restaurant located in the tiny town of Freedom, Maine, in hopes of getting one of the hardest reservations to score in the world.

Erin French’s highly acclaimed restaurant receives over 20,000 postcards for only a few slots, and all must arrive within a two-week period. No Opentable, phone calls, emails, texts, Facebook or any other ways of requesting a reservation. Snail mail only. The rumor is they’ve singlehandedly kept the local post office afloat. Continue reading

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Brass Band Brunch Hits Clover Club

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Brunch is arguably the most important meal of the day – especially in Dallas – and with the launch of Brass Band Brunch, The Clover Club is now the go-to destination for Dallasites looking to enjoy a brunch like no other.

Inspired by renowned brunches in New Orleans and Charleston, The Clover Club’s brunch features a live brass band performance and a high-quality food menu created by Chef Anthony Van Camp, formerly of Al Biernat’s and SĒR, who has given a modern American twist to old classics. Some of the offerings include: Continue reading

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Lori Finkelman Named Opening Nosh Chef de Cuisine

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Nosh Bistro, Chef Avner Samuel’s evolved restaurant concept coming to Preston Hollow this summer, announces Lori Finkelman as Chef de Cuisine.

Finkelman brings over 40 years of experience to the Nosh Bistro team, previously serving as Executive Chef for ExxonMobil World Headquarters for 20 years.  Additionally, she served as the co-founding Executive Chef of The Riviera. Continue reading

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Celebrate Bourdain Day with a Dallas Pop-Up That Will Not Soon be Forgotten

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Tomorrow, June 25th, has been pronounced Anthony Bourdain Day.  This began with a tweet from Eric Repart and José Andrés, both devoted friends of Bourdain. They called upon the planet to give pause for remembrance and celebration of the man who wrote tomes such as Kitchen Confidential and televised his world foodie and humanitarian travels. Continue reading

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