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Duo of Cafes Charm Lemmon Avenue


by Alex Gonzalez

For years, 4218 Lemmon Ave has been deemed cursed, due how quickly restaurants seem to come and go in that outpost. Over the course of the past five years, the storefront saw the closings of Catalina to Lolitas, Tallywackers and most recently, Roux Bistro. For the cursed building’s newest restaurant, guests can enjoy a breakfast and brunch concept during the day and a lovely Italian dinner during the night. In the mornings and early afternoons, the storefront serves as Eggsellent Cafe, and in the evenings, it serves as Cafe Venice. Continue reading

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El Famoso Opens Feb 16, The Cal-Mex Of Our Youth

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El Famoso – a Southern California-Mexican inspired diner and bar – will open to the public on Friday, February 16 for lunch and dinner at Gables Water Street, a mixed-use development in Las Colinas.

After traveling around Southern California exploring the origins and evolution of Mexican street food in that part of the country, owner and creator Charlie Green (better known for bringing Olivella’s to the Dallas Fort-Worth market) identified a forgotten niche in the fusion of Mexican comfort food with its American counterpart. Continue reading

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John Kleifgen Named Executive Chef at Cafe Pacific

IMG_5667by Steven Doyle

The sous chef at Cafe Pacific was just promoted to the executive position after two years at the Highland Park Village restaurant. Kleifgen has a fantastic background and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York before moving to Boston, and worked with James Beard Award winning Frank McClelland at L’Espalier. But Kleifgen eventually made it back to Texas where he was raised.   Continue reading

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Food For Thought 2012

The fourth annual Food for Thought event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Showcasing Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning. At the event, former DISD School Board Trustee Edwin Flores will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award.

“Edwin devoted six years to our children through service on the Dallas ISD School Board where he consistently pushed for policies aimed at improving student outcomes,” said Mark Melton, tax attorney at Hunton & Williams LLP and chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Food for Thought Committee. “He maintained a singular focus on what was best for the children. They will have greater opportunities in life because of his efforts.”         Continue reading

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Pyles And McCallister “Water Into Wine”

by Steven Doyle  photos by Robert Bostick

This past Monday the alpha team of Stephan Pyles and Matt McCallister were back in the kitchen, knife-to-knife, cooking for a special dinner to benefit 5,000 families in the community of Chizavane, Mozambique. All the proceeds raised will bring water to the village and save lives by building a well that will bring life-giving water to these families.

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