Pat’s Pick

Patricia Sharpe’s restaurant column on the places and people who shape Texas’s dining scene
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July 24, 2017

From Far and Wide

From his childhood in Winnipeg to stops in New Orleans and Hong Kong, Ryan Lachaine goes his own way with an eclectic menu that spans the globe.

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April 19, 2017

High Five

Everyone thinks he’s nuts, but if any Texas chef can pull off rehauling an entire restaurant every year, it’s Chris Shepherd.

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July 20, 2016

Texas Nexus

At Dallas chef Stephen Pyles’s Flora Street Cafe, Mexican, Southern, and cowboy foodways meet an internationalist sensibility.

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June 15, 2016

Nipped in the Bud

When Austin’s vegetable-forward restaurant Gardner failed, the proprietors transformed it into Chicon, a place aimed at the (adobo-rubbed) meat and (fingerling) potatoes crowd.

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April 20, 2016

A Cut Above

Dallas Asian-fusion restaurant Top Knot may be the newest member from the Uchi family, but it’s nobody’s kid brother.

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October 21, 2015

No Bull

A new Spanish-style restaurant, Bullfight, puts Austin’s once sketchy Airport Boulevard right in the middle of the dining arena.

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May 13, 2015

Take Ten

At the Dallas ramen shop Ten, you have to stand to eat the food—all the better to give it the ovation it deserves.

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January 14, 2015

What the Hay?

Yes, a key ingredient at Austin’s Gardner usually comes in the form of a bale. But you wouldn’t want to squander these astonishing dishes on a horse.

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November 7, 2014

To Dai For

Nose-to-tail, locally sourced, and heavy on the protein: Austin chef Jesse Griffiths’s Dai Due moves from the supper club circuit to a permanent home.

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October 13, 2014

Peace Out

Despite its name, Pax Americana is not exactly a tranquil space. But after one taste of chef Adam Dorris’s menu, who could stay calm?

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