The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 29th annual James Beard Awards. The prestigious group of semifinalists across all categories represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from
exceptional chefs and dining destinations nationally and across ten different regions to the best new restaurants, outstanding bar, outstanding baker, and a rising star chefs 30 years of age or under. 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
Keeping up with chef Misti Norris can be a full time career with all her pop-ups , appearances and consulting work she seems to be getting, and this is all a good thing. Last evening we caught up with the young and talented chef behind what used to be Tom Spicer’s garden and now is a playground for the owners of Urbano Cafe, Kristen and Mitch Kauffman.
The Kauffman’s run an extremely fun and interesting restaurant that is Urbano. It is there you dine in close quarters in what has become the best BYOB restaurant in Dallas. The food is ever changing and seasonal, which is always delicious. And the atmosphere makes for interesting conversation and often meeting new friends. With this comes the sharing of wine, laughter and one beautiful evening of wining and dining that is often overlooked in our city. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you have followed the history of the seriously talented chef Misti Norris you will understand that this chef understand flavor. And when we get to the crux of what chefs do is create and layer flavors to delight our ever yearning palates. This was the experience Monday where Norris was featured at Top Knot at one of their monthly UnCommon Ramen sessions which began in 2015 as a limited-run guest chef pop-up where a portion of the ramen price benefits No Kid Hungry. Continue reading
Top Knot’s Uncommon Ramen Series started in 2015 as a limited-run guest chef pop-up. Guest reaction to the series was so positive that the restaurant launched a monthly series, and christened the last Monday of the month “Uncommon Ramen”. The 2017 series has seen a varied roster of guest chefs, from Hai’s own Founder and Owner, Chef Tyson Cole, to BBQ legend Aaron Franklin. Continue reading
Chef Robert Lyford of Patina Green Home and Market is teaming up with Chef Misti Norris of Small Brewpub for a special, six-course farm dinner. The menu will feature dishes created by the two notable chefs from goats and produce raised by Ty Wolosin of Windy Hills Farm in Comanche, TX.
Guests will have the option to enjoy a cocktail and beer pairing with each course. The dinner will take place this weekend, Sunday, November 8 from 7 to 11:00pm. Continue reading