Having grown up in Dallas/Fort Worth, I’ve developed a taste for a good piece of meat. So when my friends told me I had to check out the city’s newest steakhouse from former Top Cheftestant and culinary god John Tesar, I was curious. Tesar helped Dallas’ venerable haute eatery The Mansion on Turtle Creek regain its Forbes Five Star rating years ago, so he is already a well-known Dallas commodity, but here at Knife he is now doing some of his most impressive work to date.Read More
The meat Mecca of Dallas is without a doubt, Knife located in the Highland Dallas located just off Central Expressway at Mockingbird. This is the love-child of chef John Tesar who has elevated the steak experience, and the results are precious.Read More
Chef John Tesar has reinvented the Dallas steakhouse by offering a wide variety of Texas meat. Go high-end and order the 240-day aged, $80-per-inch ribeye, or settle on a $12 burger. In between, you can choose a culotte cut, flat iron steak, or a luscious filet from nearby 44 Farms. No matter what price point you choose, the clubby atmosphere is free.Read More
Park & Palate will feature John Tesar, Tyson Cole, Jonathan Waxman, Tre Wilcox, Jason Dady, and many more.
Another food festival will hit Dallas this fall, but this one’s got a leg up in the venue department: Park & Palate will be held at beloved downtown oasis Klyde Warren Park. The two-day event begins Friday, September 25, and will include cooking demos, a so-called “grand tasting,” live music, and of course, a plethora of chefs — including dozens of notable Texans and a few out-of-towners.Read More
Dallas will always be a Tex-Mex nirvana, but when the novelty of bubbling queso wears off (does it ever?), locals find respite in the many salsa-free restaurants turning out creative cuisine.
Both urban and sophisticated, the culinary landscape in Dallas has been shaped by fine-dining heroes like Dean Fearing and Stephan Pyles. But in recent years, the rise of offbeat neighborhoods—such as the Design District and Bishop Arts—sparked a wave of more low-key, chef-owned alternatives to fancy hotel dining rooms.Read More
Eating our way around the city is a fun job, no doubt about it. Narrowing down the hundreds of dishes to a short list of 10, however, is utterly overwhelming. So, in no particular order here are 11 dishes from restaurants old and new that got our taste buds in an uproar.Read More
It’s not uncommon for influential business people to have a lucky restaurant, a regular spot where significant milestones take place over meals or a drink. At these “power tables,” they close important deals, maintain strong relationships, and celebrate their highest successes.Read More
Cave men ate it before they invented fire. Mad Men ate it in Manhattan’s poshest restaurants. And now — as we recover from the era of raw tofu — raw meat, or tartare, is making a comeback.
It’s a dish that requires the finest meat, and where better to find it than Texas ranch country? Here are 5 great restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, each with its own special take on tartare.Read More
Caramel makes even ambitious home cooks nervous, but it’s just sugar, David Collier, pastry chef at Knife at The Highland Dallas, says. It’s slightly more complicated than that, but there’s no reason to be intimidated. Heat breaks down sugar, chef and cookbook author Joanne Chang explains. Around 335 degrees, it turns amber and nutty. This sounds technical, but with a few guidelines, making caramel is actually quite simple—you don’t even need a thermometer. And considering caramel’s versatility, it’s a handy skill to master.
Kix Brooks is taking a turn from Brooks & Dunn to rare, medium and well-done.
On July 14, Cooking Channel will launch a new series, Steak Out With Kix Brooks, in which the country star travels across America in search of the best steakhouses.Read More