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Tesar Hosts ‘Feed the Children’ Benefit at Knife on September 27th

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On Wednesday, September 27, Chef John Tesar will host a dinner benefiting Feed The Children, featuring a reception and seated dinner, and other acclaimed guest chefs. This dinner is part of the Celebrity Chef Series campaign and will be held at Knife. The event starts with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by a multi-course dinner at 7:00 p.m.

The funds from the dinner will help to deliver semi-tractor trailer loads of disaster relief supplies such as bottled water, food, hygiene items, diapers, and other much-needed essentials to Houston and the surrounding areas.

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Lobster Bake With Tesar

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The busiest chef in Dallas, John Tesar, is back in pop-up mode. The man is unstoppable.

The northeast-native knows summer isn’t complete without a good lobster bake. On August 23rd, Tesar will host a New England-style lobster bake up with a Texas twist. The event will kick-off at 7p.m. at a secret location, to be revealed to ticket holders 48 hours prior. Guests will nosh on fresh New England lobster, steamers, sausage and of course steak, all served in a family-style buffet. Roasted potatoes, French fries, fresh tomato salad, and corn on the cobb will all be served to accompany the meal, as well as homemade peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert. Continue reading

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Tesar to Guest Chef at Top Knot July 31st

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Top Knot, the new modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features shareable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan, and just hosted Chef Stephan Pyles of Flora Street Cafe in the last installment of the Top Knot Summer Ramen Series on Monday, June 26, Chef John Tesar will be on hand July 31, and Chef Mei Lin for final installment of the summer on Monday, August 28.

“The Summer Ramen Series gives us a chance to collaborate with other chefs, brewers, and farmers for one night to create something fun and special for our community,” comments Top Knot’s Chef de Cuisine Angela Hernandez. Continue reading

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Nibble and Mingle Benefit June 9th

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The Greene Family Foundation and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene have partnered with two-time Top Chef alumni, four-time James Beard nominee, and author, Chef John Tesar of Knife at The Highland Dallas, to host the first Nibble & Mingle fundraiser for the UNT Agnes Lucille Craft Greene Scholarship. The event will take place at The Highland Hotel on Friday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Continue reading

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Local Chefs in Finals for James Beard Award

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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?

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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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