by Steven Doyle
We just caught word of what will most definitely be an amazing pop-up with Matt McCallister and at a fun location – the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus downtown Dallas March 8, 2018 at 7pm.
McCallister is the chef-owner of FT33 in the Design District and has been nominated for a a James Beard for Best Chef of the Southwest, Food and Wine named him Best New Chef and his restaurant was featured on the Top 50 New Restaurant list from Bon Appétit. His accolades run deep, and the chef has been on the leading edge of the farm-to-table movement in North Texas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle slideshow by Joey Stewart
Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers are ready to create the Dallas food ultimate experience for the first time since the competition’s inception.
Cochon555, a nose to tail competition, was created in 2008 in response to lack of education around heritage breed pigs. The event is also dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock. Continue reading
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