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Archive for May 2015

Chef Tesar Continues Displaying His Genius

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Jimmy was a brilliant cook. He’d come up with Brendan Walsh at Arizona 206, and the food he turned out in his brief time working there was so good. I’d stay after my shift was over, sit at the bar and order dinner and pay for it. Seeing what Jimmy could do in the kitchen really inspired me; I’d been slinging hash for way too long, and tasting a real demi-glace again, eating new, exciting food, seeing new presentations, made me remember what I’d enjoyed about food in the first place. – Anthony Bourdain, in his expose on his cheffy exploits, Kitchen Confidential.

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The 10 best chefs in Dallas always leave diners hungry for more

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The clock is ticking on our Tastemaker Awards, where we pay tribute to the best of the best in Dallas food and beverage, leading up to our grand tasting event on May 14 at the Empire Room.

We’ve recognized the best neighborhood restaurants, along with breweries, bartenders, bars, burgers and rising star chefs. For this chapter, we look at the nominees for Chef of the Year. These chefs are well-established in the field, not only presiding over a kitchen or a restaurant, but also standing out in recent months for their accomplishments and culinary chops.

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Read John Tesar’s tribute to Josh Ozerksy

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Knife Dallas has carried the tag “a modern steakhouse,” and it certainly offers an impressive array of steaks, listed on the menu as “new school,” “old school” and “exotic.”

But one of the most rave-generating items on the menu is a burger, listed simply as THE OZERSKY. It’s a tribute to Josh Ozersky, the meat-loving — some would say meat-obsessed — food critic that Knife chef John Tesar befriended a few years ago.

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