by Steven Doyle
There are a few Dallas-based television opportunities that are well worth checking out. The first offers a local chef on Cut Throat Kitchen. The second is the locally produced program that bounces around the city scoping out the best restaurants. Lets check these out.
Cutthroat Kitchen features four chefs faced with three cooking challenges. Each challenge gives the chefs a type of dish to create, expecting them to refine the dish to high culinary standards within a limited amount of time. The typical time allotment is only 30 minutes for cooking, after 1 minute of acquiring ingredients from a pantry. After the dishes are prepared, a guest judge evaluates each dish and the chef with the worst dish is eliminated. In the first two challenges after the chefs have acquired their ingredients, the host presents a number of sabotage elements that are put up for auction to the chefs. The player winning the sabotage items can use it on the other chefs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last night The Rustic opened to a sold out crowd for for the Pat Green Kick Off concert. Green played soulfully to an extremely happy crowd as they sipped some terrific local beers and munched on select menu items such as shrimp tacos and chicharones. Tonight doors open 4pm, selected sneak peak menu service and live music starting at 7pm until midnight.
Saturday The Rustic opens at 8am serving breakfast tacos and Bloody Marys until 10am. You can catch the TX/OU game starting at 11am, and a Pat Green concert at 2:30pm, all for $30 per person. The doors open to the public at 4pm Saturday and closes at midnight. The opening party continues Sunday opening at 11am with live music starting at 2:30pm and a Cowboy watching party at 7pm. Continue reading
Free Range Concepts partners, Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan announce their newest project – The Rustic – will open Wednesday, October 16th for dinner service (lunch hours planned for later in the month). Located in Uptown at the prime corner lot of Lemmon Avenue and North Central Expressway in the West Village area, The Rustic promises to be a vibrant Texas-inspired addition to Dallas’ restaurant/bar scene with great food and drink.
Sepkowitz and Noonan, the team behind Bowl & Barrel, Mutts and the new television series Local Fare, have partnered with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Pat Green and local businessman Brian Manion to open a full service restaurant and bar that will showcase kitchen and bar menus with roots reaching deep into the Texas soil. Beef, poultry and game from local ranchers and produce from local farmers are an important foundation of the menu. Local purveyors include the likes of Barking Cat Farms (Heath, TX), Comeback Creek (Pittsburgh, TX), Vital Farms (Austin, TX), Wagyu Excelente (Dallas,TX), Broken Arrow Ranch (Ingram, TX), Caprino Royale (Waco, TX), Eagle Mountain Cheese (Granbury, TX), Veldhuizen Cheese (Dublin, TX), Spiceman’s FM 1410 (Dallas, TX) and more. The bar will feature all the best Texas has to offer including 40 beers on draft, cocktails and a notable wine list. Continue reading