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Graham Dodds Named Culinary Director of The Statler

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The Statler, an iconic downtown Dallas development set to open this fall, announces it has partnered with Dallas-based Epic F&B, LLC to concept and operate all hotel food service, including managing the hotel’s five restaurant and bar outlets, catering, ballroom/event space and room service.

Epic F&B will manage and operate approximately 58,000 square feet of space at The Statler, The Statler will feature five unique food and beverage outlets, each conceptualized by Epic F&B, which will be compelling additions to downtown Dallas. Local chef Graham Dodds will head all kitchen operations as the Culinary Director for Epic F&B. Dodds’ involvement in this partnership comes full circle as he served as the original chef at Bolsa, a restaurant conceptualized and owned by partners of the Epic F&B team.  Continue reading

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Chef Graham Dodds at Urbano Cafe for One Evening

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We had a chance to chat with chef Graham Dodds recently who is taking a breather after closing Wayward Sons on Greenville. Dodds is taking this time to consult and do some fun pop-up dinners which can always be an exciting way for any chef to express themselves on the plate.

We wanted you to know about another fun event coming up at Urbano Cafe on their lovely space located outside in the back of the restaurant. Graham Dodds will serve his signature farm-to-table fare as our guest chef on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m.   Continue reading

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Chili CookOff November 20th at Truck Yard

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Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 20th (11:30am – 3pm) and consider skipping breakfast that morning, because Truck Yard is hosting its second annual Chili Cookoff. For three and a half glorious hours, interested parties can stroll about, sampling chili from five of Dallas’s best chefs, drinking beer (a ticket grants you chili samples and two Shiners) and enjoying the conviviality that comes with both.  Continue reading

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Chili Challenge Goes Rewarded at Granada

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Cooler temps always means warm chili and the good people at the Granada (both theater and Sundown) took advantage of the weekend by importing a gathering of chefs to stir excitement into their inaugural cookoff.

Sunday we found chefs from around the city including Graham Dodds (Wayward Sons), Oliver Sitrin (Blind Butcher),  Patton Robertson (Cafe Momentum), Jason West (Sundown at Granada), and Troy Gardner (V-Eats).   Continue reading

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Graham Dodds “Meal in the Meadow” Benefits Trinity River Audubon Center

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Trinity River Audubon Center is hosting a very special event on October 23rd with an evening under the Texas sky featuring craft beers, wine grown and bottled right here in Texas, and delectable dishes composed by Wayward Sons executive chef Graham Dodds. Plates will be created with fresh produce and sustainably-raised meats from nearby farms and ranches, served family-style in the meadow on the restored native prairie bordering the lush Great Trinity Forest.   Continue reading

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State Fair Inspired Dinner at Wayward Sons September 29th

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Chef Graham Dodds invites you to Wayward Sons September 29th for a Texas State Fair preview with a dinner he is hosting that will be Texas Fair style. This will get you all stoked for opening day of the Fair, which is on the 30th of this month.   Continue reading

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Wayward Sons Opens Dec 7th

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Brandon Hays & Phil Schanbaum (So & So’s High Fives, Standard Pour, soon-to-open Whippersnapper) with chef/partner Graham Dodds will open Wayward Sons on Monday, December 7th at 4:30pm. Located at 3525 Greenville Avenue (Lower Greenville Avenue), the restaurant will prove to be a progression of chef Dodd’s hyper focus on local, seasonal and Texas cuisine. His sincere approach and continued ethos of serving the highest level of ingredients will shine through in the authentic form that Dallas diners have come to expect from Dodds.

This collaboration between Hays, Schanbaum and chef Dodds will bring a warm, inviting environment brimming with plant life and a mix of raw materials creating the perfect setting to complement the cuisine. The restaurant will serve dinner only, with weekend brunch added in the spring. Seating for 200+ including patio and bar, Wayward Sons will also offer dining in an outdoor garden, a carefully created cocktail list and a 100 bottle wine list with 30 by the glass aiming to accomplish food-friendliness, sustainability and a focus on terroir.   Continue reading

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