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A New Direction by Up on Knox’s New Chef

Chef Wesby Joey Stewart       photos by Joey Stewart

A month ago we reported that Up On Knox has a new chef, Texas native Chef Wes Whitsell. Wes spent the last fifteen years in fine establishments in New York and LA, but restaurateur Stephan Courseau lured him back to his home state where he instituted a new menu and vision for the bustling hot spot.

Last night we had the opportunity to dine there, and the new dishes are exciting and full of fresh ideas. The menu still offers plenty of seafood, along with salads, pork, and beef, but Chef Wes now sources a large percentage of it from Texas suppliers. Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Gift: Chocolate Souffles

choco souffleby Steven Doyle

Dallas has so many wonderful hot-spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolat amd CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Weiser in Trinity Groves for starters. All perfectly sweet.

We do love our chocolate. We also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special.  Continue reading

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Anniversary Wine Dinner At LOCAL Feb 22

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If you’ve been following the hubbub that the Deep Ellum staple, LOCAL has been jamming then you will have seen that they are celebrating their 15-year anniversary throughout February.  From a complimentary champagne cocktail for all guests that dine at the restaurant, to a special anniversary-tasting menu, the festivities at one of Dallas’ favorite restaurants are continuing.

LOCAL will host the Lord Sandwich dinner featuring Smith Story Wine Cellars on Thursday, February 22 to round out its month of celebrations. The wine dinner will feature four delicious food and wine pairings with Chef Tracy Miller’s delectable dishes, and wines from Smith Story. Guests can attend the Lord Sandwich Wine Dinner for $95, with $15 from each seat sold going to Doodle Rock Rescue.   Continue reading

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Celebrate Tracy Miller’s LOCAL 15-Year Anniversary In February

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Located in Deep Ellum’s historic Boyd Hotel, LOCAL shines bright offering Dallas diners Chef/Owner Tracy Miller’s modern American cuisine for the past 15 years. Opening its doors in February 2003, the restaurant has become known for its culinary approach that embraces a menu welcoming the simplest, most honest ingredients available. In honor of LOCAL’s 15-year anniversary, Tracy is celebrating with a month full of special anniversary offerings, and a way to give back to those in need.

Guests dining at LOCAL in the month of February can toast to the restaurant’s decade and a half of success with a complimentary champagne cocktail, available to anyone who dines at LOCAL between February 1st and February 28thContinue reading

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Need A Great Gift? Try One Eyed Joe’s Sauces

1eyeby Steven Doyle

What goes great with everything Texas and makes for one very delicious gift for the holidays? Think salsa. One Eyed Joe is a local brand made using fresh, local ingredients such as their ripe tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos. There are no preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or other ingredients that your abuela wouldn’t put in her salsas.  Continue reading

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The Inspiration Behind Spaulding’s Specialty Spices

hothoneyby Steven Doyle

Growing up with a passion for food via television cooks such as Jacques Pepin and Martin Yan, James Spaulding has followed this dream to form Spaulding’s Specialty Spices. Cultivating his own organic raised bed heirloom garden, Spaulding founded his Dallas condiment business in 2013. This is where you will find his kicked up creations such as his blends of dry meat ande vegetable rubs, flavored salts, teas and spices.

Recently we noticed Spaulding’s Hot Italian Honey which absolutely fascinated us. y. Uses are great on meats, cheeses, BBQ, ribs, chicken, charcuterie, biscuits, ice cream, veggies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and more. It really takes Pizza to the next level.We asked the spice maker what his inspiration was for this product which is a mix of Italian chiles, vinegar, and local honey.  Continue reading

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Oak Highlands Brewery Grand Opening July 18th

ohb1by Jennifer Thomas

Summer in Dallas is about to get a lot more hoppy Oak Highlands Brewery (OHB) – Lake Highlands’ first craft brewery – set to celebrate its grand opening July 18 with a public event from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oak Highlands Brewery is a production brewery and taproom in the Lake Highlands area.

Lake Highlands’ neighborhood production brewery and taproom has been several years in the making by local dads Brad Mall and Derrin Williams.  Along with their families and their OHB team, they are proud to extend an invitation to the public to join them on July 18th at 10484 Brockwood in Dallas. Tickets to the OHB Grand Opening, $16.82 in advance and $20 at the door, are available for immediate purchase. A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event – tickets are not guaranteed to be available at the door.  Continue reading

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