by Steven Doyle
Tomorrow, June 25th, has been pronounced Anthony Bourdain Day. This began with a tweet from Eric Repart and José Andrés, both devoted friends of Bourdain. They called upon the planet to give pause for remembrance and celebration of the man who wrote tomes such as Kitchen Confidential and televised his world foodie and humanitarian travels. Continue reading
Suerte Tequila Sponsors Epic Cinco Fiesta at Industry Alley on Friday, May 5th, featuring $5 Suerte cocktails, serving $5 taqueria style pork tacos by Justin Holt, mariachis, and piñatas.
One of the many legends surrounding tequila is that it was originally discovered by luck. Well, actually it was by a rabbit. Or rather by a farmer’s wife who noticed the rabbit getting tipsy on fermented agave. Suerte, which means ‘luck’ in Spanish, would like to share their luck with you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Industry Alley. Continue reading
by Joey Stewart
Chef David Uygur of Lucia and Yutaka Yamato of Yutaka combined their many talents on Sunday evening for the second Valentine’s dinner in as many years. The previous event took place at Lucia, so this time it was Yutaka’s turn. When asked about the inception of the event, Uygur said “We both love dining at each others’ restaurants, so it makes perfect sense”. Justin Holt of Lucia also took place in the creation and execution of the dishes.
The six-course menu was paired with wine and sake and featured a sorbet course served on an illuminated ice block while all the lights in the restaurant were turned off.
We hope this becomes a tradition for years to come. Continue reading
Chef Justin Holt will be hosting his first late night Pop-Up Ramen and Curry Shop of the new year January 7th at Whitehall Exchange serving Ramen and Japanese Style Curry starting at 6pm.
Holt will be featuring Tori Paitan Ramen and Japanese Battleship Curry utilizing the local offerings from Windy Meadows Farm. Continue reading
Justin Holt (exec sous at Lucia) is set to do another one of his amazing ramen pop-ups December 7th at The Dubliner serving both yakitori and ramen starting at 7pm and will be featuring Yakitori and Ramen made solely from Holleman Farms Poultry.
Featured will be tsukune (chicken meatballs), kawa (chicken skin), kimo (chicken liver), and momo (chicken thighs). Holt will utilize his Sumibiyaki (char-grilling) knowledge, a konro (a special Japanese grill), and binchotan (white charcoal) to turn out some tasty skewered meats. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Braindead Brewing is hosting a special collaboration dinner Monday, August 17th featuring Braindead’s chef David Pena and Lucia exec sous Justin Holt. The chefs plan on six courses, each uniquely paired with superior brews all from a 200 mile radius of Dallas.
Large format offerings from Jester King Brewery and Prairie Artisanal Ales coupled with the premiere of two Braindead Brewing’s own Brettanomyces Fermentation will make this a special evening to remember.
Braindead is a community bar and brewery, that focuses on housemade beer and completely from scratch cooking in a relaxed Deep Ellum vibe. In craft brewing culture, Collaborations between breweries is commonplace. Continue reading