Enjoy a bit of Smoked at the downtown Main Street Garden park Saturday, September 24th. This bodacious BBQ event brings in talent from across Texas, and fantastic bands, including chef Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote Band, the Vandoliers, Charley Crockett and more. There are also cold adult beverages and fun and games.
The festival opens at 2:00 p.m. to the public and your paid admission gets you complimentary tastings from every restaurant listed below included until 6pm. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
On what is to be one of the busiest food festival weekends in Dallas, enjoy a bit of Smoked at the downtown Main Street Garden park Saturday, September 24th. This BBQ event brings in talent from across Texas, including fantastic bands, including chef Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote Band. The festival opens at 2:30 p.m. to the public and your paid admission gets you complimentary tastings from every restaurant listed below included until 5 p.m. Continue reading
Fearing’s will celebrate the 2015 holiday season with a special Christmas Eve Dinner to feature three courses of seasonal favorites along with the restaurant’s cherished take-home cookies for Santa.
Christmas Eve festivities will also include à la carte lunch service between 1130am. and 3:30pm on December 24. The restaurant is closed to the public on December 25. The Three-Course Holiday Dinner: 5:00pm to 8:30pm and costs $100 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under. Excludes beverage, tax and gratuity. We typically suggest those looking for Christmas Day dining to check out the hotels, but note that the Ritz-Carlton is limiting dining to only guests of the hotel that day. Continue reading
Smoked meats, smoking tunes, great chefs, and a relaxed, down-to-earth good time are just around the corner. On Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:00-10:00pm, Smoked Dallas will welcome Texas food lovers with barbecue from 15 famed Texas pitmasters and celebrated chefs from across the country, plus live performances by Asleep At The Wheel, The Suffers and more. The event promises to be fun, casual, approachable and tasty.
Food from Black’s Barbecue, BBQ on the Brazos, Bet The House, Cousins BBQ, Heim Barbecue, Hutchins BBQ, Lockhart Smokehouse, Louie Mueller Barbecue, Opie’s Barbecue and Schmidt Family Barbecue, desserts from Haute Sweets Patisserie. Plus guest chefs Norman Van Aken, Jonathan Waxman, Aarón Sánchez, Robert Del Grande, Nick Badovinus, Chris Southwick and Dean Fearing. Sides from Café Momentum. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Ever wish to cook at home like one of your favorite chefs in Dallas or Fort Worth? There are certainly many opportunities to take classes from a whole host of chefs including Stephan Pyles, Kent Rathbun and so many more. Each week special classes are taught at the Milestone, Sur la Table, Central Market giving the avid home cook a chance to brush up their culinary skills while enjoying a the meal prepared by the chefs.
There are also many local chefs who have written cookbooks such as The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook and Guide by Paula Lambert, Big Ranch, Big City Cookbook by Louis Lambert with June Naylor, A Cowboy in the Kitchen by Grady Spears and Matt Martinez Culinary Frontier. There are plenty of cookbooks by our favorite chefs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The weather forecast calls for the possibility of freezing rain in North Texas. Time to hunker down to a fine bowl of soup, either at home, or out and about for the brave. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Tortilla Soup simply screams Dallas, and the king of the Tortilla Soup is none other than Dean Fearing who picked up the task while serving as Mess Sergeant at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. We have witnessed the making of this soup, and let’s just say it is far easier to mosey into the Ritz-Carlton than actually produce the soup yourself. However, if you wish to attempt the recipe, we list it at the bottom of this article.
by Andrew Challk
Time was, you went to the airport to catch a flight. Now, people may make the treck to DFW just to spend time at the American Express Centurion Club. AMEX has made a move that is at once brilliant and simple. Seeing the dumbed-down, emasculated concept of a club being run by the major U.S. airlines, it has set out to replicate what seasoned international travelers are used to at first class lounges in Asia or the middle east. There is the expected upscale decor, the bar, work areas, comfortable lounges and friendly staff. But there is also a spa where you can get a massage or a manicure. The first-class food menu is created in conjunction with Dean Fairing.
At the bar is Balvenie 12 year Doublewood, Herman-Marshall Texas Whiskey, Belvedere, Fernet-Branca, Tito’s, Hendrick’s and Jonny Walker Black Label. The cherries are maraschino. And best of all, there is no charge for anything. Shrewdly, AMEX hands out free memberships to Platinum and Centurion members. Gold and Green Card members can get in for $50/visit. Continue reading