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A Fête to Remember

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Tomorrow evening the DMA will kick off an Annual Fête celebrating 18th-century French masterpieces from the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection and the release of a new publication, French Art of the Eighteenth Century: The Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art. Join us for performances, talks, art making, and a tres magnifique menu.

Before we step back in time and party like it’s 1799, I asked each of the past and present curators of the Rosenberg Collection to share a favorite work of art or a fond memory of working with this group of objects. Catch up with them at the Annual Fête, where they will be available to answer questions about your favorite Rosenberg artworks.

Nicky Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, DMA

“It is truly a privilege to be able to display and study such an important…

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Culinary Legends Stephan Pyles and Paula Lambert Invite You on a Culinary Tour of Italy

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pyles-lambertThe 9-night, 8-day luxury Silver Spirit Cruise from Venice to Rome is specially priced at $4,635 per person from now until October 31, 2016

Next summer, venture out on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Legendary Chef and Founding Father of Southwestern Cuisine Stephan Pyles and American cheese making Pioneer and Founder of Dallas’ Mozzarella Company Paula Lambert through Italy onboard the Silversea’s intimate luxury ship the Silver Spirit from July 17 – July 26, 2017. The nine night, eight day cruise includes a Mediterranean tour from Venice to Rome filled with culinary and cooking demonstrations, dinners and a special shore event developed by Pyles and Lambert. The Silversea offers personalized service-nearly one crew member for every guest-and butler service in every suite. Special pricing is available for those who book now until October 31, 2016, by calling 800-374-3740.

Pyles is a fifth-generation Texas chef whose life was changed after a trip to France during college…

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Brew Exchange Brings Unique Concept to Austin

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brew-exchangeby Kelsey Nash

When reconcepting a watering hole a few years ago, the team behind Brew Exchange wanted to create a space that pushed customers out of their beer comfort zones.

And so their stock exchange-themed bar was born, spurring guests to “buy low, drink up,” trying new varieties as they go. As customers order more of a particular beer within a category—IPAs, for example—its price goes up to reflect the demand.

Prices fluctuations are displayed on a Wall Street-style ticker that runs the perimeter of the bar area, as well as on flatscreen TVs throughout the concept, says Nick Adams, managing partner at KPG Hospitality—the group that runs Brew Exchange, which is located on Austin’s infamous 6th Street.


“The [beer] that’s selling is going up in price and our algorithm within our POS and our ticker system is driving the prices of the other IPAs down,” explains Chris Horne…

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Tim Love’s Ultimate Guide to Ribs


ribsby Kate Krader

It’s easier than ever to fake your way through a summertime cookout. You’ve heard about the test tube burger; you had to, it cost $33,000. Meanwhile, sales of alternative meat products, like faux hot dogs, continue to rise (to more than $550 million last year). The one cookout staple that doesn’t easily lend itself to veganism is ribs. So, before someone comes up with a test tube version, let’s shout out epic pork and beef ribs around the country.

Texas star chef Tim Love, whose restaurants include the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Love Shack, happens to be a ribs expert. He kindly provided a list of his favorite ribs spots—both pork and beef. Believe it or not, he’s got his eyes wide open enough to find a go-to place in Toronto.   

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The Best Tacos in Texas

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tortillaby Steven Doyle

When it comes to Texans we love our tacos, and in recent years that facination has spread throughout the country like bacon on a band wagon.

We seacrhed all of Texas for the very best in various styles including breakfast tacos, those prerenial crunchy tacos, street tacos and even the ellusive puffy taco. We encourage you to try these tacos, and offer your favorites as well in this delicious nod to National Taco Day, the greatest reason to celebrate Taco Tuesday.

Stay with us to the end where we have a few Texas taco specials to be found around the state.


With locatios across southern Texas includinmg Laredo, San Antonio, Houston and Brownsville, Taco Pelenque makes a fanstastic breakfast taco with an assortment of fillings inclding chorizo and egg, potato and egg and chicharron.

taco3Taco Joint in Dallas cranks out wonderful breakfast tacos including our facorite, the…

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POV: The Chef’s Counter at Flora Street Café

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stephen-2by Joey Stewart

Today’s POV takes us into Stephan Pyles’ newest restaurant, Flora Street Café, for a seat at the Chef’s Counter. While many understandably prefer a more intimate setting of a table, those who crave the spectacle and excitement of seeing a dish being brought to life by talented people will delight at this special and unique way to dine.

Here guests sit three feet from the action, peering into the large, open kitchen as the cooks work together to time out and execute each dish. This idea isn’t new, but what makes Flora Street’s experience different than many is that this is modern “Texas” cuisine in the realm of molecular gastronomy.


salmon-2Smoke king salmon belly, spiced purple camote, pickled sweet corn, garlic chips

scallop-pourSea scallops, coconut gelee, pineapple textures, chipotle buckwheat groats, jasmine sea essence

pheasant-1Roast pheasant, blackberry mojo, squash blossom quesadilla, young turnip

lobster-tamal-2Lobster tamale pie, wild paddlefish caviar, ancho…

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2016 Chefs for Farmers in Dallas a Wild Success

by Joey Stewart  photos by Joey Stewart The Main Event in Dallas on Sunday was the star of the weekend at the 5th annual Chefs for Farmers culinary three-day throw-down. Thousands stood in line and…

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