Barbecue on the Big Screen

Oct 4, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

There’s a scene toward the end of Smokey and the Bandit where a truck driver has just purposely torn the door off of Buford T. Justice’s already roof-less car with the bumper of his big rig. Sheriff Justice goes off on a tirade directed at the disappearing rig that ends…

Texas Food Conquers the World!

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

How to cook up a culinary craze: Mix talented chefs, native ingredients, classical techniques, and good publicity. Name result “Southwestern.” Let spread across globe.

State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

One brother greets, the other cooks. Between them, Peter and Patrick Tarantino have created one of Dallas’ artier dining venues. At Tarantino’s (3611 Parry), chef Pat presides over a menu that does not shrink from extremes. “I introduce deliberate contradictions into my food,” he proclaims, “but my goal is to…

Sea You Really Soon

Jul 31, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

Superchef Stephan Pyles, the culinary hand behind Dallas’ Star Canyon, is opening a new restaurant this fall: AquaKnox. The name refers to the street on which the restaurant is located, Knox, and the menu’s featured ingredient, which comes from the water. “It’s a fish restaurant,” he says simply. Pyles plans…