by Steven Doyle
A pandemic is a fantastic time to show you friends you have great taste in food and in reading. Consider the following for you and your friends any time, and for any occasion. You will enjoy the North Texas chefs and their writing. Here’s a sample: Continue reading
Chefs Stephan Pyles and Tim Byres of Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café at HALL Arts have unveiled their new plans in the evolution of the iconic Dallas restaurant. Experiential dining offerings include new lunch and dinner programming, a fresh spin on the tasting menu with its own luxury venue, and a brunch menu that has recently launched. The evolvement comes after the December announcement of the collaboration between Chef Stephan Pyles and Chef Tim Byres, formerly of the award-winning restaurant SMOKE.
“I never thought after 35 years of owning restaurants I would be this excited about a new direction,” said Chef Stephan Pyles. We will be able to offer two separate and very different dining experiences. While making the experience in the main dining room less formal, and the menu more “approachable”, we will transition the current private dining room into a “restaurant within a restaurant” with a progressive, innovative 12 course tasting menu”. Continue reading
The first floor of the European-style food hall will soon be home to Tight Quarters – the first of its kind. This labor of love from award-winning Chef Tim Byres will offer a variety of natural, whole and unprocessed food that is full of attitude and style.
This might come as a surprise to fans of Chef Byres, who is most commonly known as the culinary mastermind behind the restaurants SMOKE and Chicken Scratch – some serious meat-centric concepts. Widely regarded as an expert in cooking with wood and fires, Byres has been invited to represent his craft by some of the country’s most respected food programs, including The Chew, Meatopia, Bizarre Foods America and Man Fire Food. In 2012, Byres was named the southwest Food & Wine Magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef” and in 2014, his book “Smoke: New Firewood Cooking” won for the prestigious James Beard Award. Continue reading
by JC Elliott
Four Corners Brewing Company celebrated its fifth year of throwing the very tasty festival Dia de los Puercos on October 22nd at its Cedar Dallas location. A fun nod to Dia de los Muerdos, Dia de Los Puercos is loosely translated to ‘day of the dirty pig’ or ‘scoundrel,’ though in this case, it more like ‘day of the very talented chefs and brewing scoundrels.’
Three super-star chefs roasted whole hogs on site for party goers to sample and the chef teams started way before dawn! Each chef had a different technique in roasting their very large puercos pals, and each was absolutely, mouthwatering delicious. The aromas throughout the courtyard were almost edible in and of themselves. Continue reading
On Wednesday, September 27, Chef John Tesar will host a dinner benefiting Feed The Children, featuring a reception and seated dinner, and other acclaimed guest chefs. This dinner is part of the Celebrity Chef Series campaign and will be held at Knife. The event starts with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by a multi-course dinner at 7:00 p.m.
The funds from the dinner will help to deliver semi-tractor trailer loads of disaster relief supplies such as bottled water, food, hygiene items, diapers, and other much-needed essentials to Houston and the surrounding areas.
by Steven Doyle
The pop-up dinner is the ultimate in self-expression for a chef. No longer are the constraints of concept in play, instead the chef may allow his culinary imagination to take flight and escape the daily grind of a set menu. This may have been true at a recent dinner held in the warehouse of 1888 Olive Press located in East Dallas and owned by a former Lamborghini salesman, Kenneth Hamburger, II who hosted the James Beard winning and exec chef from Smoke, Tim Byres.
Chef Byres is part of an on-going pop-up company called RVC Promotions owned by Ryan and Sunnye Childers, and their company comes up with these totally unique ideas, chefs and locations through out each month. An olive juicing company is merely one of the many locations used by the Childers. Think more traditional locales such as the Whole Foods demo kitchen and Neiman Marcus, to the sublime as breweries and distilleries. And these are not always necessarily dinners, they are often cooking classes which end in guests dining on their lesson plans. Continue reading