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Book Report: Great Local Reads For Your Foodie Friends

fearingby Steven Doyle

Christmastime is a fantastic  way to show  you friends you have  great taste in food and in reading.  Consider the following  for your gifting pleasure. All local chefs, writing about local cuisine. Here’s a sample: Continue reading

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Tesar Does Brunch at Knife

knife Short Rib Benedictby Jennifer Thomas

Knife, the steakhouse by Chef John Tesar located inside The Highland Dallas at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, is not just a prime Dallas steakhouse but also serves a unique with a side of specialty brunch cocktails every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nominated  three times as a James Beard Best Chef Southwest semifinalist and on Top Chef twice, Tesar designed the menu to include one-of-a-kind dishes highlighting his signature aged meats, along with more traditional brunch favorites.   Continue reading

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Tesar Cooks Up DIFFAs Burgers and Burgundy Oct 11th


DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) announces that their signature culinary event, Burgers & Burgundy, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, will take place at Klyde Warren Park on October 11, 2019. Twelve renowned chefs will convene at the event’s new venue to serve unique slider and wine pairings to patrons and guests. Continue reading

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Knife Has a Bacon Sampling You Won’t Want to Miss

baconby Steven Doyle

The meat Mecca of Dallas is without a doubt, Knife located in the Highland Dallas located just off Central Expressway at Mockingbird and in Willowbend. This is the love-child of chef John Tesar who has elevated the steak experience, and the results are precious.

The menu is dotted with a whole host of steaks ranging in price from the very affordable, to the more exotic and a bit pricey. However, the latter comes in giant slabs and sliced for easy sharing, so the cost per person is actually as easy to swallow as the dry aged beef.   Continue reading

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Soft Shell Season Is On And Here’s Where To Find Them In Dallas

200707-r-xl-soft-shell-crab-sandwiches-with-pancetta-and-remoulade.jpgby Steven Doyle

If you like eating crabs, then you will absolutely adore the soft shell crab.

Maryland is famous for its many fresh seafood varieties such as blue crab, oysters and fish. Arguably the most delicious variety of them all, however, is the soft shell crab.

So what’s the difference between a regular crab and a soft shell crab, you ask? A soft shell crab is essentially a crab that has outgrown the size of its hard shell and thus shed its exterior layer by a process called molting. Molting consists of a soft shell being formed underneath a crab’s hard shell. Continue reading

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Chef John Tesar’s Knife Butcher is Now Open at The Shops at Willow Bend

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Since 2014 Chef John Tesar’s nationally-renowned steakhouse, Knife, has become a dining staple in North Texas with its original location opening at The Highland Dallas and its second outpost opening its doors at in Plano last October. Now, Tesar is introducing his newest concept, Knife Butcher, sandwiched between Knife Burger and Knife steakhouse at The Shops at Willow Bend. Knife Butcher ships anywhere in the United States so Knife fans everywhere can enjoy John’s signature dishes at home.

Tesar’s butcher shop offers all the same cuts of meat available at Knife, but packaged to order for the at-home chef. From 44 Farms filets, to 240-day dry aged rib eye’s, Knife Butcher will up the ante of at home cooking, allowing consumers to leverage the relationships that Tesar has nurtured over the years to gain access to top quality Texas-bred meat.  Continue reading

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