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McCallister Heads Up New Dallas Virgin Hotel

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Virgin Hotels Dallas is pleased to announce that celebrated Chef Matt McCallister will open The Kitchen, the restaurant inside Commons Club , Virgin Hotels’ flagship restaurant, bar and modern social club concept. Known for his locally sourced cuisine, McCallister’s Commons Club menu will be seasonally driven with French influence.  

McCallister’s first restaurant, FT33 made waves on a national scale garnering him recognition as one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2014 and James Beard Award nominations for best chef, Southwest in 2014, 2015 and 2016. With his latest venture Homewood, he’s again received critical acclaim for his culinary talents.  Continue reading

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First Look: Homewood

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Embering at what could be mistaken for  your own kitchen and digs Homewood, Matt McCallister’s latest restaurant is tucked into a space created from the ground up by Design Hound along with McCallister and his partner Michael Burnett. The menu is mastered with fresh and local ingredients, as you should expect from this brilliant chef, gardener, forager. Continue reading

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FT33’s McCallister Wine Dinner March 8th

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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

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Dallas Cochon555 2018 Recap

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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

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McCallister Featured Pop-Up Chef at Community Beer Company Nov 16th

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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

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Malibu Poke Opening Nov 28

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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

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McCallister Joins Malibu Poke Team As Culinary Director

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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

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