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First Look: Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen

DSC08376by Steven Doyle

Restaurant veteran Johnny Carros (most recently general manager of Kent Rathbun’s Jasper’s restaurant) and chef Jon Thompson (most recently executive chef for Samar and Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles) have partnered to create Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen. Located at 216 W. Virginia Street in McKinney’s historic downtown, this casual yet sophisticated restaurant serves lunch and dinner with weekend brunch service following later this summer.

Carros and Thompson explain the concept as upscale casual with fresh, flavorful, uncomplicated food. “The philosophy behind our menu is that simple ingredients, when sourced well, can be elevated by an experienced chef to an unbelievable level of flavor. We are staying away from complex sauces and layers and instead allowing the food itself to shine. The smoked Berkshire pork chop with green chile hominy casserole is a soon-to-be-favorite that signifies this New American menu with Texas undertones,” says Thompson who has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Stephan Pyles and Bradley Ogden.   Continue reading

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Chefs On The Move

starkby Steven Doyle

There has been a disturbance in the force, or at least several chefs have moved about. Let’s start with this list.

Chef Jon Thompson at Stampede 66 resigned and will be teaching culinary arts at an unnamed inner city south Dallas High School. Thompson will also be consulting and spending a little more time with his family. This is the same path that chef Anastacia Quinnones took last year when she left Komali. Thompson has been with chef-owner Stephan Pyles for quite a few years working up to the executive position at Samar, then he opened Stampede 66 as exec.   Continue reading

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Start Your Summer With A Bengali BBQ At Samar

by Steven Doyle

Jon Thompson, the executive chef at Stephan Pyle’s  Samar, will be hosting a special Bengali BBQ on Wednesday June 20, 2012. Thompson will feature five meats including a spiced rubbed buffalo brisket and glazed lamb ribs. Included in the dinner will be an array of side dishes, breads and sauces.             Continue reading

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