For food competitors and rising star chefs, the kickoff of World Food Championships (WFC) on Wednesday is similar to largest talent audition on the planet. For foodies in Dallas, it might quickly become our official “Food Week.”
The 8th Annual WFC will attract over 1500 chefs and cooks to Dallas for a chance at TV fame and a slice of the $350,000 grand prize. Beyond that, organizers of the event have developed a smorgasbord of activities that will keep any true foodie delighted during the five-day tournament of culinary champions. Continue reading
Tickets for Meat Fight go on sale Wednesday, October 2nd. Meat Fight is a Texas barbecue competition featuring 16 badass chefs, with 100% of tickets sales benefiting people living with MS nationwide. Last year’s event raised over $200,000 for the cause.
This year, the chefs competing for barbecue glory include Misti Norris of Petra and The Beast, David Uygur of Lucia, Anastacia Quinones-Pittman of José, Danyele McPherson of Hero by HGSply (who was also featured on Bravo’s Top Chef) and more. Plus, we’ll have the best pit masters in Texas here to judge be meats, including Miss Tootsie from Snow’s BBQ, Todd David from Cattleack BBQ, Tim Hutchins from Hutchins BBQ, plus Texas Monthly’s BBQ Editor, Daniel Vaughn, and our Chief Meateorologist, WFAA’s Pete Delkus. Continue reading
DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) announces that their signature culinary event, Burgers & Burgundy, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, will take place at Klyde Warren Park on October 11, 2019. Twelve renowned chefs will convene at the event’s new venue to serve unique slider and wine pairings to patrons and guests. Continue reading
by Alex Gonzalez
On a Saturday evening in Grapevine, TX, the realms of film and food collide at the premiere of A Fine Line at the Palace Arts Center. In attendance are several of Dallas’s top women chefs and restaurateurs, including Tiffany Derry (Roots Chicken Shak and TV fame), Uno Immanivong (Red Stix), Casey Doody (Dallas Country Club), Jennifer Basjel (Getting Saucy), Yasmin Wages (Malai Kitchen), and Sara Bintrim (Aramark). Making a special guest appearance is celebrity chef Cat Cora, who is featured in the A Fine Line documentary.
Cora believes documentaries like A Fine Line will start a dialogue about how women in the kitchen can get to a place of equality in our nation’s current climate. Continue reading
FOODHALL at Crockett Row is proud to announce several new vendors as it prepares for its grand opening on Dec. 7 & 8. The first of its kind in Fort Worth, FOODHALL at Crockett Row will offer cuisines from many local chefs and purveyors including Knife Burger from chef John Tesar, Butler’s Cabinet from chef Joshua Harmon, Abe Froman’s of Fort Worth from chef Victor Villarreal, Not Just Q, Rollin’ n Bowlin’, Press Waffle Co., EB2, The Dock, Shawarma Bar, Aina Poke Co. and Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Joshua Harmon will open Butler’s Cabinet, a deli and marketplace inspired by a love of discovering treats in his mother’s pantry as a child. The menu will include sandwiches such as the Deviled Belly Melt with housemade American cheese and maple-miso smoked onions, as well as the County Ham with sour cherry, fresh cheese, housemade koji butter and greens. Harmon will source produce locally and make many ingredients in house, including smoked and cured meats, cheeses and pickles. Handcrafted beverages will include The Fig Lebowski, a cold brew with fig-espresso syrup and the Black Fog London made with Earl Grey tea, vanilla syrup and charcoal milk. Continue reading
The Joule Hotel will host the tenth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’ mission of serving those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas. This year’s Event Chair, Mohammad Jaber, is joined by Brian Loving and Southwest Funding LP, long-time supporters and co-hosts of the event. “I am looking forward to celebrating Burgers & Burgundy’s 10th annual event by creating a memorable top-notch culinary experience which our guests have grown accustomed to from DIFFA,” says Jaber of DIFFA/Dallas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It is that time again where we start thinking about Chefs for Farmers, one of the largest chef and wine events in Texas.
Chefs For Farmers is the event that shows off the talents of Dallas’s best chefs and food artisans while celebrating the farmers that make great food possible. In one mouth-watering, calorie-filled culinary festival, we pay tribute to Dallas as an emerging food city through incredible events that highlight the entire culinary ecosystem in North Texas and beyond. As good food citizens of the world, we balance our dedication to sustainability, eco-consciousness and charity with our greatest goal: putting on the best food festival Dallas has ever seen. Continue reading