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Fearing’s Celebrates 6th Anniversary with a True BBQ Bash

DSC09306by Melissa Robert                    photos by Steven Doyle

Sunday night brought cooler weather with a pleasant departure from the scorching heat that Dallas residents anticipate through the end of August. But, if you happened to be enjoying that lovely weather at Fearing’s inside the Ritz-Carlton, you were also in attendance at a truly wonderful barbecue event to commemorate the restaurant’s 6th anniversary. Like any good birthday party, some fantastic guests were in attendance. Deep Ellum Brewing Company was on-hand to present several local ale offerings. And well, doesn’t a Dallas Blonde pair well with BBQ?

The co-host of the evening was none other than Chris Lilly, barbecue legend in his own right. Hailing from Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama, Chris told me he’s inspired by all types of food and wants to bring diners, “not just your ordinary barbecue, and hopefully something Texas has never seen before.”

So I had to ask what enticed him to cook in Dallas. “Fearing’s and Dean are all about bold flavors… Dean has these, rich, bold, in-your-face flavors” Lilly exclaimed. With a rich family history in barbecue, multiple championships, and a secret white barbecue sauce, it’s clear that Chris Lilly was the right man to help ring in another year of celebrated food here at Fearing’s.   Continue reading

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Fearing Celebrates Five Years

by Steven Doyle

Guests swarmed the Dallas Ritz-Carlton Hotel to help celebrate Chef Dean Fearing’s fifth anniversary of the move from his legendary stint at the Mansion to open his own namesake restaurant Fearing’s.

One very important guest was barbecue chef Chris Lilly from Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama who was on hand to ply the hungry crowd with his special brand of smoke. The pair of chefs met at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival two years ago and hit it off immediately.       Continue reading

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Celebrate Fearing’s Fifth Anniversary

by Steven Doyle       photo by Joy Zhang

Fearing’s Restaurant is planning a star-studded celebration of its upcoming fifth anniversary, with the two-month commemoration to take place over four evenings between August and October 2012. The special celebration dinner series will feature guest appearances by several celebrity chefs who have provided major inspiration to Chef Dean Fearing, both then and now.     Continue reading

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