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

Making brunch a drag

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm

      It’s the golden age for brunch! It’s the golden age for drag! So of course, it’s the golden age for drag brunch. When Dish at the ilume started its monthly drag brunch three years ago (it falls on the last Sunday of each month; the next one will be July 27), it [...]

Market forces

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:30pm

Back for a second year, the Oak Lawn Farmers Market gives Dallas’ gayborhood a fresh take on food   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor       Our peaches are small,” says the farmer from Southeast Collin County, having picked the fruit from her own mother’s trees, “but that’s because we don’t use any [...]

Drink up!

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:27pm

  With Independence Day upon us, we can all celebrate with a toast to America. And there are many different ways to do so. Acclaimed crystal glassware maker Riedel has designed a special tumbler that can actually enhance your beverage. This is nothing new — the shapes of wine goblets have long been tailored to specific [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:25pm

Taste of Dallas returns to Fair Park, Pakpao gets a menu makeover   Taste of Dallas is right around the corner, offering bites from dozens of North Texas restaurants next weekend, July 11–13, at Fair Park. It starts Friday with “date night,” designed specifically for couples with not only food but palm reading and fair [...]