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Best Restaurants Open on Christmas

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If all you’re asking for this Christmas is a 240-day dry-aged rib eye or an epic brunch that you don’t have to actually cook (or clean up), consider your wish fulfilled. Some of America’s best restaurants—from New York City to Los Angeles to Chicago—are ready to make your dream come true with Christmas Day brunch buffets, luxe prix-fixe menus, and more relaxed meals served a la carte.

See full article at TRAVEL + LEISURE

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A Top Chef Comes to Town

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The Highland is making its name known in Dallas by presenting a boutique style hotel with an intimate feel while incorporating one of the best known chefs in the metroplex, John Tesar and his restaurant Knife. You might recognize Chef Tesar as a former Top Chef contestant and two-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist. He is passionate about high quality food and is on a mission to ensure Dallas rises to fame as a culinary destination.

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Tea infused cocktails

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For a little more than a year, cocktails made with tea have been a growing trend in major cities. And we’re not talking drinks simply made with one of the many sweet tea vodkas on the market. No, these are infusions of everything from earthy matcha to soothing chamomile that add depth to cocktails of many varieties. The trend is reaching the height of popularity in Dallas, so here are 16 must-try tea-infused cocktails to give you a little caffeine buzz to go along with your booze buzz.

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What Chefs Are Cooking With Right Now

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Organizer Iris Midler, Gilley’s Dallas and the Chefs for Farmers teams and sponsors pulled off quite a trick Sunday: relocating the Culinary Village walk-around tasting in 24 hours, from open-air Lee Park to the indoor boot-scootin’ venue. By the 2 p.m. opening bell, everything was in place for the 2,000 attendees as if it’d been planned that way. Kudos to all, and thanks to Chefs for Farmers for naming me an honoree.

See full article at Dallas Morning News

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PHOTOS: Chefs for Farmers defies weather, puts on massive event

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Chefs for Farmers, the foodie-based fundraiser that supports local purveyors from their advocates in the best kitchens around, has grown substantially in just a few years. This time, it was a three-night event: A smallish dinner at FT33 on Friday, then bigger public events Saturday (The Butcher Block Party, focused on cured meats and the like) and Sunday (The Culinary Village). Both the latter events were scheduled to take place outside (Downtown and Lee Park, respectively), but the remnants of Hurricane Patricia made that impossible, and organizers scrambled to find indoor alternatives … and with rousing success. Saturday’s party found a home in the Design District, and Sunday’s moved to the spacious Gilley’s in the Cedars, and thousands of attendees made it a massive success, filled with food, wine, spirits, beer and more.

See full article at Dallas Voice

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Dallas Chef John Tesar: Cooking with Fire at Knife Dallas

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He may not be from here, but in nine short years Chef John Tesar has become synonymous with the Dallas dining scene. Here’s the quick version. Chef Tesar came to town in 2006 with about the most intimidating mandate possible: take over the restaurant at The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek from celebrated Dallas chef Dean Fearing, make it your own, and don’t screw it up.

When back-to-back five-star reviews later rolled off the presses at the Dallas Morning News, we knew we had found a vital new force in the Dallas culinary scene.

See full article at TryDallas!

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