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The Granary ‘Cue & Brew Announces its Summer Chef Collaboration Dinner Series

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The Granary ‘Cue & Brew is excited to announce its summer Chef Collaboration Dinner Series with acclaimed chefs from various culinary backgrounds. Hosted by The Granary Chef and Owner Tim Rattray, the three-part dinner series will focus on collaborative menus with nationally and internationally ranked chefs, including John Tesar of Knife Dallas, BJ Dennis of Charleston, and acclaimed Chef Bo Bech of Geist in Copenhagen.

The first dinner is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. is expected to be a steakhouse takeover by Chef Tesar. The seven-course menu will focus on Texas-sourced ingredients including a bacon tasting, venison tartare, oxtail ravioli, dry-aged rib eye, and more. The dinner will be $85 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) and reservations can be made via The Granary’s Open Table on its website. Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Pearl District Hotel Emma

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This now beloved independent boutique property opened its stellar doors at Pearl late 2015 at the former site of the Pearl Brewery, one of the city’s vibrant food neighborhoods. At the helm of this culinary splendor is Chef John Brand, with innovative farm-driven menus. Continue reading

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Eat Me: The Hot Dog at Bowl and Barrel

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The hot dog has fallen on hard times in Dallas. What was once the sweetheart of the rodeo with locations across town where you could get a good meaty custom dog, now it is a bit dodgy. With the loss of some wonderful dogs, such as Luscher’s, Samson’s, Jerry’s, and Old World Sausage Company, There is still a terrific stand-out in Bowl and Barrel.   Continue reading

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Chef Jason Dady Opens Range on the San Antonio Riverwalk Today

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Range, a new modern American chophouse from acclaimed San Antonio chef and restaurateur Jason Dady, opens its doors along Downtown San Antonio’s Riverwalk today, Monday, October 2, 2017. Range will be the first steak concept for the longtime Alamo City resident and James Beard Award “Outstanding Restaurateur” semi-finalist, who most recently starred on the Food Network’s new hit show Iron Chef Gauntlet and is leading the charge in making SATX the next big food city to watch. Continue reading

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San Antonio Hot Joy Making Its Way To Dallas

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Some restaurants have “it.” Hot Joy has it in spades, though defining exactly what “it” is can be a little mind-bending.

Hot Joy burst onto the San Antonio dining scene in 2014 and immediately threw convention out the window. Owner Chad Carey describes the menu as “a wild mash-up of China, Texas, Vietnam, Japan, Louisiana, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia and anything else that lights up our brain.”   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Crab Fat Caramel Wings at Hot Joy in San Antonio

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One of the greatest late night meals I have experienced in a long time was after a party in the King William District in San Antonio. It was nearing 1am and I had a hunger that only food would cure. Fortunately for me, there was a beacon that cried out in the night, not too unlike a blazing holy grail, and it leads me to the path of Hot Joy.

Hot Joy is all about the funkiness. The decor is cheesy Asian resell, the drinks are blow-me-down crazy good. The food, well the food is a blend of fusion that may have lost its way, but in a good sense of deliciousness. Here you will find a bowl of ramen such as the Double Miso with its shitake sofrito, burnt garlic oil, baby corn and soft egg that is ever so delicious. Get it further un-vegetarian-ized by adding pork belly for an extra 4 bucks. They also make a more traditional Tonkotsu ramen.  Continue reading

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Beans or No Beans Chili Brouhaha

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Temperatures are dropping this week and many of you will be seeking out  great bowl of chili. Chili is the perfect accompaniment with football.  We also have the tale of the original chili cook off in Terlingua if you are interested in chili facts and figures. It is certainly something we enjoy and take to heart as a true Texas original. However, it has been disturbing as each one of these conversations always ends with a debate on “beans or no beans”.

Our stance stays true to the no beans camp. We have a few original chili recipes to prove that this is the way God intended chili to be served. Beans may join the table as a condiment, just as you might add a fresh brunoise of onions, or even Fritos to make your own pie.     Continue reading

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