by Steven Doyle
January 2020 has been a sad month with closures the Dallas restaurant community.
We were rocked by the news of LUCK in Trinity Groves bowing out, with a final blow out last Sunday. We were especially unsettled by this bit of news as over the years we had plenty invested mentally in LUCK and the owners, Chef Daniel Pittman, Jeff Dietzman, and Ned Steel who were all first time restaurant owners. The boys called on us months before opening their beer-centric restaurant in up-and-coming Trinity Groves having us attend pop-ups around the city as they prepared guests for something truly amazing. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
As we now know Graham Dodds left his post at the Statler. This will be his first event post Statler, and you will not want to miss this one. It is inexpensive, plus you will be able to meet and greet the chef. Not to mention dine well. This makes for the perfect date. The Farmers Market is full of surprises for the food enthusiast.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Graham Dodds attended East Texas State University before beginning his formal culinary education at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There was a major disturbance in the force today in the Dallas chef world. Graham Dodds, the wunderkind chef who opened the Statler redux is no longer with the hotel.
We reached out to all parties concerned, and rumors were flying from the community. Dodds is bound by a severance package that prevents him from commenting, as is the case with a manager and another unnamed chef Dodds brought on to the team. Continue reading
The Dallas Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society has announced that Chef Graham Dodds will be at the helm for their next event, “Paella Palooza – A Spanish Experience,” at Urbano Café on Sunday, October 14th.
“Chef Dodds has created a spectacular menu for the night, which will be paired with special and exciting Spanish Wines,” said branch President Joey Stewart. Continue reading
Scout, a new social space that celebrates the spirit of the great outdoors, has officially opened its doors. Developed by innovative hospitality group, Epic Food & Beverage, the concept was inspired by a sense of adventure with ties to American national parks and elements of camping woven throughout. Scout joins the three existing Epic F&B concepts located within The Statler hotel, Overeasy, Bourbon & Banter and Waterproof. Continue reading
Two of the Dallas area’s most popular chefs are teaming up on Saturday, December 9th at the Granada Theater on Lower Greenville for a really fun 3 hours of teaching some of their favorite dishes for the holidays. Both Graham Dodds and Chad Houser will be working together at this special cooking class.
Expect some surprise guests, holiday music, and superb holiday cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Everyone who attends the class will enjoy the dishes created by the chefs and will leave with the recipes that day all with a lovely holiday theme.
Grab your tickets below for this class which starts at 11am December 9th.
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Human Rights Day DFW will encourage us to carve out December 10th each year, to think and talk about what human rights means to each of us,” says Sanjeeb Samanta, Leader of Global Customer Support Operations at Texas Instruments and the HRI board member who conceived the event. “On this day, we’ll come together as a community to show we care for those who have suffered human rights abuse.” Continue reading