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Top Chef recap: Local Asian food stars shine in truly Houston episode

It took three episodes, but Top Chef finally feels grounded in Houston. In Season 19’s strongest episode to date, the show on the city’s vibrant Asian community with a night market-inspired Elimination Challenge. Instead of participating in a Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants sampled food prepared by ten Houston chefs representing Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and …

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Choice Chinese: Whether tackling traditional or modern takes on Sichuan cuisine, Dashi excels | Restaurant Reviews | San Antonio

click to enlarge Ron Bechtol Dashi’s food is so good, you could almost close your eyes and point randomly at the menu. At the end of our recent dinner at Dashi Sichuan Kitchen + Bar, the table was a train wreck of ravaged dishes and scattered chopsticks. Make that two tables. The …

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These are the 9 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

The May event season continues with one of the tastiest events of the year in the CultureMap Dallas Tastemaker Awards, happening at the Fashion Industry Gallery this Thursday. Save room for a garden party afternoon tea with champagne, an exclusive dinner with hard-to-find wines, and two festivals by week’s end: a celebration of pizza and …

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Immersion at London House injects phantasmagorical whimsy into the molecular tasting menu genre | Restaurant Reviews | Orlando

Just when you thought the last flash-frozen nail had been hammered into the dehydrated coffin of molecular gastronomy, along comes Rikku Ó’Donnchü to siphon-whip a bit of deathly whimsy into the genre and give it some life. I mean, when was the last time you saw a chef wheel an intravenous drip stand into the …

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Star chef-backed Asian smokehouse sets opening date for The Heights

Houston’s wait for brisket sandwiches topped with papaya salad, crunchy sweet corn fritters, and boozy slushies will end in two weeks. Hai Hospitality announced that it will open its Asian smokehouse concept Loro on Wednesday, February 23. Located in The Heights on the site of the former 11 St. Church of God, James Beard Awards …

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Fort Worth gets its own location of massively popular Bottled Blonde

A massively successful bar-restaurant venue is about to open in Fort Worth: Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Gardenthe Arizona-based concept that combines bar, restaurant, and open-air outdoor space, is opening a location in Fort Worth’s West 7th entertainment district, at 2821 Morton St., in what used to be a commercial office space and parking lot. …

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Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 bars for a not-so-dry February

In January, some people who ordinarily like a drink or two take the month to abstain from alcohol. It’s a way to do a reset after the holidays, to start the year “clean” — and taking a day or two off is surely not such a terrible thing. (Or so we’ve heard.) No such tradition …

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These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week’s events set the stage for a busy spring season as some take the party outdoors (although watch for another chilly front to come in later this week). There’s a beer launch by a famous quarterback, reserve wine tasting, and a beer festival on the list. There are also a few tickets left for …

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Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 hot new restaurants for March

Fort Worth’s dining scene is on fire, with a burst of restaurants that are newly opened. There’s a little something for everyone, including high-profile chef-driven spots and bar-driven restaurants with generous outdoor space. Here are 5 need-to-know restaurants recently opened in Fort Worth: Bottled BlondeArizona-based concept opens March 24 in the West 7th entertainment district, …

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