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Chef Jill Bates Takes Leave of Fearing’s Pursuing Consulting Biz

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Not long ago we ran into chef Jill Bates, the recently  former pastry chef at Dean Fearings eponymous restaurant located in the beautiful Dallas Ritz-Carlton. We asked about her departure and she made it very clear the move was bitter-sweet, not too unlike the chocolate  she uses with some of her marvelous pastries.

“We are still family, great friends. In fact we will see each other next week”, Bates told us during a phone conversation. Continue reading

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How to Dine Like Julia in Dallas

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We all have some sort of memory with Julia Child, some from television and her program the French Chef, others from the many local book signings, and some from marvelous dining experiences right here in Dallas. Continue reading

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Events This Weekend Not To Miss

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Looking for a few exciting events to attend this weekend? We have you covered. We also added an event that will sell out quickly next week featuring Dean Fearing. Continue reading

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Serious Bowls Of Soup To Keep You Warm Tonight

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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.

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Smoked Dallas September 23rd

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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

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Smoked BBQ Festival Saturday, September 24th

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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

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A Special Christmas Eve With Dean Fearing

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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

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