Tina Craig ‘The Bag Snob’ On Where To Dine, Stay And Play In Dallas

Heading to SXSW? You might just want to stop through Dallas, where petite and chic Tina Craig, a.k.a. The Bag Snob, is a force within the influencer world. What initially began as a blog to share her knowledge and passion about luxury handbags has evolved—along with her Instagram, @bagsnob—into a vehicle that covers everything from travel and skincare to fashion and dining.

The first restaurant from Michelinstarred chef Bruno Davaillon is a stunner, suspended in a golden vessel beneath a downtown office tower and decorated with brassy elegance. Davaillon’s menu of updated brasserie classics — pâté en croûte, steak tartare, canard à l’orange — can be revelatory, and it is equaled by Ricardo Sanchez’s exquisite desserts (don’t…

When it comes to a battle over which Texas city has the best new restaurants, Texas Monthly critic Patricia Sharpe says Dallas, Houston and Austin are pretty evenly matched. Aha! That’s nice to hear: James Beard nominations and national food stories have been hyperfocused on Houston.

From New York’s The Beekman and Miami’s The Surf Club to D.C.’s The Dupont Circle and Dallas’ Bullion, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (mbds.com) is making a statement stateside.

Bruno Davaillon and Ricardo “Ricchi” Sanchez of the Bullion restaurant in Dallas are 2019 James Beard Award semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest and Outstanding Pastry Chef, respectively.

The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 29th annual James Beard Awards. The prestigious group of semifinalists across all categories represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining destinations nationally and across ten…

Dallas has numerous restaurants listed as semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards. The regional semifinalists for the awards — sometimes referred to as the Oscars of the culinary world — were announced Wednesday.

The James Beard Foundation will be in Houston on March 27 to announce the finalists for its annual awards, which are considered the Oscars of the culinary world; they recognize achievements by chefs, bartenders, restaurant owners, media members, and more. When it does, several of Dallas’ top chefs will be eagerly awaiting the news.

Three Dallas chefs — Bullion’s Bruno Davaillon, Regino Rojas, and David Uygur of Lucia — will vie for Best Chef, Southwest against other contenders from Arizona, Utah, Texas, and Colorado. This long list of semi-finalists will be whittled down to a list of finalists on March 27 at a press conference held in Houston, and the James Beard Awards will be held on May 7 in Chicago. Stay tuned to find out if any Dallasites make the next cut.

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced its Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists for 2019. And this year, the list promises to be more diverse than years prior. Back in October, the James Beard Foundation changed its policies to ensure a more diverse group of decision makers and award winners. For the first time, the makeup of its awards committees would mirror the demographics of the U.S. census. To that end, there are new committee members on the expanded list of 19: food writers Khushbu Shah, Joseph Hernandez, and Adrian Miller. The foundation also asked these committee members to increase the diversity of the awards judges, a group that includes the committee members and industry experts, as well as hundreds of previous James Beard Award winners and regional panelists.