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Local Chefs in Finals for James Beard Award

beardby Steven Doyle

We wish to send congratulations to local chefs and restaurateurs who made the finalist list for the James Beard Awards for 2017

The list is longer than most years, and include  Maggie Huff, for pastry at FT33, Stephan Pyles  at his restaurant Flora for best new restaurant, Teiichi Sakurai Tei An)and John Tesar at Knife for Best Chef of the Southwest. The latter two are old friends and it is fantastic to see them both on the list.  Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:     Continue reading

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Tacos Mariachi Honors Tesar With His Own Taco

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Wait, it’s not Tuesday. We can’t possibly do a taco story today, or can we? Yes we can, especially with a little number like this presented by Tacos Mariachi who pays an homage to Top Chef contender John Tesar.

The John Tesar Taco is a flour tortilla, charred tomato salsa, avocado, toy box pico and jalapeño tomatillo cream. Sounds legit and we happen to be on a relleno binge at the moment.   Continue reading

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A Look at the Tesar Spoon Pop-Ups

tartareby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

For those of you following the many activities of John Tesar you would have noticed that he is one busy chef and in great demand. When the chef is not busy rocking Knife, his kick ass steakhouse in Dallas, or doing one of the many charity events he is so popular for, or his second coming on the current season of Top Chef, Tesar is is still not satisfied.

We noted some time ago that Tesar is also adding another restaurant to his menu in the form of a burger stand in Plano next year. But for a real slice of the chef you should check out one of his pop-up ventures where he has been recreating his beautiful but shuttered seafood restaurant, Spoon.    Continue reading

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Tesar Announces First Spoon Pop-Up *Updated

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On the heels of his veteran “Top Chef” cast announcement today, Chef John Tesar announces a new project that will see the celebrated chef revive some of his most popular Spoon seafood dishes for a limited number of diners at secret locations throughout Dallas. Seating will be limited to 16 guests per night, with location details revealed only one day before the event.  Continue reading

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Tesar to Announce Spoon Pop-Ups in Dallas

aslaskan halibut w foie spoonby Steven Doyle

We do love our seafood equally as much as a good steak. This is why we were more than excited to learn what John Tesar (who we hear will be on the next Top Chef, again) has up his sleeves for Dallas.

It might be best just to let you hear his own words:   Continue reading

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Gravy 51° to Open in Spring 2016

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Apheleia  Restaurant  Group  announced today  its  expansion  plans  with  Chef  Partner,  John  Tesar  to  team  up  with  Alex   Urrunaga  and  Royce  Ring  of  Plan  B  to  open  Gravy  51°  in  Turtle  Creek.    The   authentic  Italian  concept  is  scheduled  to  open  Spring  2016.      Continue reading

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