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Cuts like a Knife 

Knife Restaurant in Dallas

“In my opinion,” offers Mike Jackson, “there’s really not a bad steakhouse in Dallas.” 

As the butcher at John Tesar’s Knife restaurant, he...

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Bringing Europe to Central Texas

Austin’s vibrant Tarrytown neighborhood teems with activity as residents jog, bike and walk their dogs along the tree-lined streets.  This trendy urban enclave adjacent to the Colorado River blends its vibrant past with modern architecture.  One of its newer treasures is FABI+ROSI, offering traditional European cuisine prepared with locally sourced Texas produce. This project of restaurateurs...
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Monarch Restaurant Offers a Bistro Image

Dan Landsberg begins to salivate at the mention of Monarch Restaurant’s 48-hour short ribs. “Every time I visit Houston, I always have my guys put some on. That’s my go-to item.” As Hotel Zaza’s Campus Chef, Dan splits his time between Dallas and Houston, building the buzz around the Zaza brand. Houston’s Monarch Restaurant maintains the...
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French Star Shines over Houston

by John Lightle One can’t help but notice the vacant wall inside the dining area of Houston’s upscale Étoile French bistro. Between the restaurant’s opening, the steady clientele and torrential spring rains, husband and wife team Phillipe Verpiand and Monica Bui have, for the time being, let it stand. “I intended to paint Provençal women, but...
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