by Steven Doyle
One of the city’s best chefs will be visiting a brewery just steps away from his Design District restaurant, FT33. Chef Matt McCallister will be throwing down at a pop-up in the hallowed halls of Community Beer Company and the menu will be equal to the greatness of the beer poured, and the talents of McCallister. Continue reading
Jon Alexis (owner, TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill) along with partners Ben and Eric Kusin will open the first location of much anticipated Malibu Poke on Tuesday, November 28 in Turtle Creek Village.
With award-winning seafood quality and freshness as well as a tech-savy take on the nation’s fastest growing quick service category, the team tapped Chef Matt McCallister to create a menu that combines classic, accessible poke offerings with unique and bold flavors. Continue reading
Malibu Poke, opening this fall in Turtle Creek Village, welcomes James Beard nominated Chef Matt McCallister as Culinary Director.
Founded by Jon Alexis (owner, TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill) and partners Ben & Eric Kusin, Malibu will bring award-winning seafood quality and freshness to the fast growing quick service category.
Alexis says, “Even though Malibu is a quick serve concept, we will offer expertly sourced and handled fresh seafood. Quite simply, it’s a better bowl of poke – the ‘fishmonger’s poke’. Our emphasis is on freshness, nutrition and sustainability.” Continue reading
Matt McCallister, Chef/Owner of FT33, proudly announces his second restaurant, Filament. Filament will honor simply prepared ingredients of the South and is slated to open in Spring 2015 in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood. Known for his naturalistic style and modern approach to seasonal fare at FT33, Chef McCallister’s Filament will hold true to the same philosophy, with a more casual approach to dining. “The menu at Filament will be full of items that I eat on my own time. A couple of months ago I took a road trip with a couple members of my team and really thought about the food that is representative of our region,” says Chef McCallister. “Filament’s menu will be approachable, but not without the unexpected. The menu I’m working on looks straightforward on paper, like Spicy Pork Sausage with fire roasted peppers, pickled onions, and yogurt. There will be surprises, though.” Continue reading
FT33 and Executive Chef and Owner Matt McCallister invite some of the nation’s most progressive chefs into the FT33 kitchen for a night dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and fantastic food. Kicking off in January 2015 and curated by Matt, one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs 2014 and a James Beard Award Semifinalist: Best Chef Southwest, the FT33 guest chef series knows no bounds. While all dinners will feature an eight-course menus with optional wine pairings, the menus will each capture the distinct essence of Matt and the visiting chef, who collaborate to produce the final product. One of the most notable evenings from the 2014 series featured no electricity, another showcased the food and sounds of a renowned DnB artist. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today that for the second year in a row it will present the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America, a national epicurean tour celebrating America’s culinary diversity. From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in ten cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a line-up of local chefs, followed by a one-night-only, collaborative four-course dinner crafted by a Taste America All-Star and a local celebrity chef. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
One of the most exciting aspects of my job at Crave is witnessing the talents of our city’s many talented chefs. Matt McCallister is certainly high on that list. The boyish grin McCallister shot me after completing his collaborative FT33 dinner this past Monday with his San Antonio counterpart, Jason Dady, told me that he had a marvelous time in the kitchen. And the many who attended the special dinner had an equally delightful evening as they applauded the two young chefs as they exited the kitchen and thanked the group for being part of a great food city such as Dallas.
Throughout the evening the pair of chefs would on occasion pop out and explain that they had both foraged and shopped in their respective city’s. There would be things on our plates that we as civilians might mow over or disregard as superfluous weeds. But to our hosts they were found booty in the form of ramps, stinging nettle, lovage and even remnants of McCallister’s Christmas tree. Continue reading