In a very short time period, restaurants are having to evolve in a new world of vigilance against COVID-19. Red Stix Asian Street Food, newly opened near SMU by Chef Uno Immanivong, and Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ, a 45-year Dallas staple, are just two DFW restaurants pivoting their business models to cope with COVID-19. Whether the restaurant has been open a few months or a few decades, the next few months are daunting. Continue reading →
Chef Uno Immanivong’s Red Stix Asian Street Food will leave Legacy Hall on March 24 to expand into a freestanding, brick-and-mortar location near Southern Methodist University. In its place, Legacy Hall will add restaurant partner Beijing Brothers, a Texas-based Chinese restaurant created by Yang Sun and Willy Lu. The new restaurant will open in mid-April. Continue reading →
On a Saturday evening in Grapevine, TX, the realms of film and food collide at the premiere of A Fine Line at the Palace Arts Center. In attendance are several of Dallas’s top women chefs and restaurateurs, including Tiffany Derry (Roots Chicken Shak and TV fame), Uno Immanivong (Red Stix), Casey Doody (Dallas Country Club), Jennifer Basjel (Getting Saucy), Yasmin Wages (Malai Kitchen), and Sara Bintrim (Aramark). Making a special guest appearance is celebrity chef Cat Cora, who is featured in the A Fine Line documentary.
Cora believes documentaries like A Fine Line will start a dialogue about how women in the kitchen can get to a place of equality in our nation’s current climate.Continue reading →
By now most of you have heard of the Trinity Groves project located just over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (affectionately known as Large Marge). I know this because most evenings require a reservation to beat the growing population that are clamoring to dine on the boardwalk that contains seven lovely restaurants. But what most don’t know is that nearly every restaurant is open for lunch and they are spreading great deals on the same cuisine you find in the evening. That means if you work downtown you can make a 3 minute drive (including the free parking) across that beautiful bridge and dine like kings. Continue reading →
How would you like to spend a week with two beautiful and talented celebrity chefs, Tiffany Derry and Uno Imminavong in the South America, wining and dining through Peru? You now have that opportunity. Peruvian restaurateur and master distiller at Pisco Porton and television sensation, Johnny Schuler will join you through Peru which is known for their immense variety and quality of its foo. Lima has been declared the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. The gastronomic boom Peru is experiencing has led to an explosion of more successful and innovative restaurants than ever before. Lima is also where the cocktail, Pisco Sour, originated.
On this amazing tour, you will not only visit the top restaurants in the city, but also have classes in creating our own Pisco Sour cocktails with the topmost authority on this popular spirit, Johnny Schuler.
Some weeks I feel like the Dim Sum Zen Master. I get on a tear and nothing stops me from one of my local favorite dim sum spots. This weekend I have a new option, and I am excited to sample some of he new dishes that will be strolled around the dining room at Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves starting this Sunday, February 9th. I spoke to Chino Chef Uno today and she promised to have some very interesting items plated in her steamer carts. Continue reading →