Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Are you a mixologist or a bartender?

This cat is worried about his job description:

“Are you a mixologist or a bartender?”

I think I spent my last fifteen years behind the bar at JJ'S Hideaway answering to either Chad or Peter...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gallery Night

GALLERY NIGHT tonight (Sat March 26) in the Fort. RANCH OAK MARKET (3005 Bledsoe Street) will be hosting 2 local artists, Bo Powell & Robert Rozell, from 6 til 8pm. Sandwiches from the Market will be served. Terry will be giving away samples of his Outlaw Chef Brand Tamales. Then, head over to FRED's - Le STADT (all the way from Poland) LIVE on the Fred's Patio!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jacques Pepin Knife Skills

Jacques Pepin taught me how to cook during my brief tenure as a househusband in the 80's via our local PBS station. Check out his technique:

HuffPost Food Blog: Move Over, Turducken: Chicken Ballotine's Back in Town

Friday, March 18, 2011

DFW.com: Fred's Texas Cafe to open a second location

DFW.com: Fred's Texas Cafe to open a second location

The latest restaurant to send explorers northward is Fred’s Texas Cafe, the iconic and seemingly unclonable 50-year-old dive near the West 7th shops. Fred’s II will open by May near Interstate 35W.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Kitchen Designs

For years, kitchen designers have been treating high-end appliances like trophies, making a stainless-steel-and-glass refrigerator, or a range in a shiny color finish, into the room's focal point. Now, more homeowners are veering in the opposite direction, hiding kitchen bling behind wood panels or underneath countertops. The resulting look—streamlined, uncluttered, often with LED lighting and a mix of stone and wood finishes—marks the next phase in the kitchen's evolution from cooking-and-eating hub to flexible multitasking space.

Kitchens Play Hide and Sleek

Monday, March 14, 2011

RANCH OAK MARKET (3005 Bledsoe Street in Ft Worth) is open for breakfast today from 7am till 11am and lunch til 3pm today - Terry Chandler is cooking & even though Fred's is closed today (since it is Monday), you can still get a FredBurger for lunch via DELIVERY!!! On Line ordering or call (817) 921-6600!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Enjoy Fred's Patio without any Distractions

Diners rescued after floating restaurant breaks free on swollen Ohio River

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Food News - New Sunday Brunch Hours

Freds SUNDAY BRUNCH hours are changing. Due to a rash of hungry burger eaters with their lips stuck out, we will be running Sunday Brunch 10 till noon instead of the previous 1pm shut off time! After that back to Burgers, Tacos and such.


The Crescent City's Greatest Po'boys

Seventy-two hours of gravy-faced, napkin-thrashing, French bread-crunching taste-testing of New Orleans' most beloved sandwich


Have It Your Way? Purist Chefs Won’t Have It

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


A famous chef walks into an eatery and says, "Hey, prepare your signature dish and let's see if I can make a variation worth televising." That, in essence, is the concept behind Throwdown! the Food Network reality show that premiered in 2006, the fifth of seven Flay vehicles to appear on the network. This companion volume is one part recap and one part cookbook. For true fans of the show, Flay recounts each episode in his trademark cocky prose ("I heat things up with Jamaican jerk jockey Nigel Spence") and in doing so provides a tasty travelogue of eateries, from Asian dumplings at the Good Fork in Brooklyn, N.Y., to chile cheeseburgers at the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio, Tex. Whether by accident or by design, his cook-off lineup is a treasure trove of comfort food. Meatloaf, mac 'n' cheese, wings, lasagna, cupcakes, and matzo ball soup are all in the battle: 51 items in total, with Flay and a competing chef each providing their own recipe, for a total of 102 recipes. The author has never met a dish that he didn't want to sauce, and this proclivity is much in evidence, including a black pepper vinegar sauce over pulled pork and a balsamic glaze over a roasted vegetable meatloaf.

Bobby Flay's Throwdown! /
by Flay, Bobby, Banyas, Stephanie, Garron, Miriam., Food Network (Firm)
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New York : Clarkson Potter, c2010.
1st ed.
272 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
"More than 100 recipes from Food Network's ultimate cooking challenge."