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This Friday: Burgers & Burgundy

FOMO meets food this Friday at the DIFFA Dallas signature culinary event Burgers & Burgundy. Celebrity chefs create their ultimate burger creations and favorite wine pairings for a feast like no other. Bring your fashion-forward, or casual self along with your appetite. The food and wine flows nonstop. 

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Knife Steakhouse’s Dallas Location Introduces New Dishes and Cocktails

Chef John Tesar has added new menu items to its food and beverage offerings atKnife Steakhouse’s Dallas location. The Michelin-starred chef has drawn inspiration from both land and sea for these new additions, rounded out with some seasonal cocktails. 

“The Knife menu is made to be shareable, so I wanted to add some additional dishes that could serve as great additions to accompany one of our steaks, or stand alone on its own,” says Chef John Tesar. “We’ve been testing these dishes at the Knife Dallas location and have received great feedback from guests, so I felt like it was the right time to add them onto the permanent menu.”

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DIFFA’s Burgers and Burgundy Chef Line Up

Chef Tesar’s influential culinary career spans over four decades with a gastronomic footprint in the Southwest and both coasts. This year, the man who created Burgers & Burgundy for DIFFA Dallas was awarded a MICHELIN star for his exemplary work at Knife & Spoon in Orlando.

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Burgers and Burgundy Returns with Host Michelin Star Chef John Tesar

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is one of the largest and most successful fundraising organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS with chapters in Dallas, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The Dallas chapter, formed in 1984, is the largest in the DIFFA family and the premiere HIV/AIDS organization in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations within our community. 

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Knife Plano to Host a French Celebration Dinner on August 31st

Knife Steakhouse in Plano will host a five-course pairing dinner showcasing Knife’s classical approach to steakhouse cuisine. Having trained at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, Chef John Tesar’s French influence will be highlighted as guests indulge in some of Knife’s most iconic dishes, as well as a few exclusive to the evening.

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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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