It’s a strange year to try and make any sort of “best of” list. We made it out several times before lockdown, then supported the scene by ordering take-out, and finally were able to venture out to a few patios when the weather would hold up. While there are dozens of options that we sadly missed, here are some favorites from our limited ventures out. (Or in).
The Dallas Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society has announced that Chef Graham Dodds will be at the helm for their next event, “Paella Palooza – A Spanish Experience,” at Urbano Café on Sunday, October 14th.
“Chef Dodds has created a spectacular menu for the night, which will be paired with special and exciting Spanish Wines,” said branch President Joey Stewart.Continue reading →
There are so many pop-ups these days that it can be dizzying keeping track, but these are the special dinners that often wine special, chef high and happy occasions that makes them so very unique and inviting. This is where a chef can step out of his culinary boundaries that they are often tied to at their regular gig. Menus have a way of beating a chef into submission. This is why when a fantastic chef agrees to perform a pop-up you need to jump all over the situation.
We sincerely attempt to bring you those opportunities here at craveDFW, and a handful of readers took advantage of one last night when James Beard nominated Omar Flores made an appearance at Urbano Cafe’s event space next door to their regular restaurant. Continue reading →
Missing Omar Flores at Casa Rubia in Trinity Groves? He is frying chicken and rolling biscuits at his restaurant Whistlebritches, soon to open a second version of this southern-style restaurant. But you may try some of his headier cuisine, the stuff James Beard has shown him love once again for, at an upcoming dinner in the old digs commonly referred to as Tom Spicer’s Garden behind Urbano Cafe. Continue reading →
We had a chance to chat with chef Graham Dodds recently who is taking a breather after closing Wayward Sons on Greenville. Dodds is taking this time to consult and do some fun pop-up dinners which can always be an exciting way for any chef to express themselves on the plate.
We wanted you to know about another fun event coming up at Urbano Cafe on their lovely space located outside in the back of the restaurant. Graham Dodds will serve his signature farm-to-table fare as our guest chef on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Continue reading →
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 →