Aaron Staudenmaier started humbly in the restaurant business as a graveyard shift dishwasher at a truck stop in Fargo, North Dakota at age 14. He moved on to an apprenticeship at age 15 and began to learn about cooking and life on the line.
His path has led him through some of the finest restaurants in the country including sous chef positions at The Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Inn at Little Washington. Staudenmaier opened Abacus with Kent Rathbun in 1999, creating an iconic Dallas restaurant. Continuing the success of Abacus, Staudenmaier moved on to another Rathbun Concept, Jasper’s, opening multiple locations in Texas. Continue reading
by 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
by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley
Looking for a good, healthy choice for farm to table restaurant that is also fun and reminds you of family? Dallas has its own gem, Mudhen Meats and Greens in the Farmers Market.
When you walk up to the restaurant, the view through the picture windows of diners eating and smiling at tables that are set as if we are at home gives you a feeling of comfort and joy. All that was needed is front on the windows it would have been a Norman Rockwall painting. We could not wait to get inside. Continue reading
by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley
Since I mastered the making of the Big Mac, the next logical assignment for this CraveDFW reporter is to learn how to make the Mudhen Meat and Greens signature cocktail, “Squeeze My Lemon.” Why logical you ask? Well, I don’t eat Big Macs (that is my son’s expertise) and I am not a drinker (all my friends love to partake of the spirits) so not only am I getting out of my comfort zone (I admit, am a bit nervous), I am learning the fine art of the shaking not stirring concept. Note, I found out that bringing someone a bottle of beer does not count as making a cocktail. Continue reading
Mudhen Meat and Greens
, the popular and healthful eatery at the Dallas Farmer’s Market celebrates Valentine’s Day with a four-course Vegan Dinner with pairings from Blanco, Texas’ Real Ale Brewing (wine pairings also available). For reservations at 7:00pm, 7:30pm or 8:00pm email
or call 469.506.3992. Cost is $55 per person. Sounds like romance to us!