Tasting notes

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:35am

New flavors at Malai; Knife begins brunch Malai Kitchen has been a fixture in the Uptown dining scene for four years, but the West Village restaurant known for its fusion of Thai and Vietnamese flavor profiles hasn’t stopped evolving. With craft brewing all the rage, Malai has added its own beers to the menu. The [...]

Sous-lebrity chef

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:30am

Jeweler Joe Pacetti puts bling in the kitchen as sous to a culinary star for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Dinner ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor _______________________ TASTE AMERICA DINNER Hilton Anatole Tower, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. Sept. 26. 7 p.m. JBFTasteAmerica.org. _______________________ Most people pay for meals at restaurants to have someone [...]

Blythe Beck runs away with the spoon at Kitchen LTO

Posted on 15 Sep 2014 at 1:00pm

Blythe Beck runs away with the spoon at Kitchen LTO

Drive-by tasting

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 7:50am

One visit. One meal. One chance to get it right ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Executive Editor Pecan Lodge I don’t feel compelled to review Pecan Lodge. I have eaten there, and eating there’s enough. In fact, I had the first morsel from the first brisket ever sliced from the board of the Main Street location [...]

Amazing graze

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Why can’t a steakhouse be a fine-dining experience? Knife proves it can ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When John Tesar first came to Dallas, to take over the kitchen of The Mansion on Turtle Creek where Dean Fearing had ruled for two decades, he was jumping into a shark tank. How do you replace [...]

Knife imitates art

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

The recent kerfuffle between volatile chef John Tesar and a food critic played out like a movie plot, drawing national attention to Dallas’ foodie scene. We go inside the controversy and examine how a local steakhouse is redefining a lot more than just social media, it’s also reinventing a sacrosanct Texas institution ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  [...]

Xamach is open at the ilume

Posted on 07 Aug 2014 at 10:00am

Xamach is open at the ilume

What’s new?

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Gayborhood faves up their games with innovations   We frequent restaurants in part because there’s something reassuring about what they deliver. Even when they change the menu out seasonally, we have a sense for the quality and style. If they don’t evolve, we get bored. But at several gayborhood haunts, recent changes have given us [...]


Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:20am

It’s The Pet Issue, so of course we’re happy to hear that chef Chris Ward will hold a charity cooking class on Aug. 16, with proceeds benefiting a wonderful nonprofit: GALT, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. The class, at The Mercury, takes place from 2–5 p.m. and costs $60 ($100 for VIP seating) … [...]

Snuffer’s vs. Snuffers: From burgers to Tex-Mex

Posted on 09 Jul 2014 at 10:56am

Snuffer’s vs. Snuffers: From burgers to Tex-Mex