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John Tesar

EXCLUSIVE: Tesar’s Knife will feature a bacon tasting, 240-day-dry-aged rib-eyes and more

John Tesar, shown at Spoon Bar and Kitchen in 2012, will have plenty of treats to offer carnivores at Knife (Staff file) In two or three weeks (if all goes according to plan), chef John Tesar will begin “friends and family” tastings at Knife, the modern steakhouse he’ll soon open ...

It’s official: John Tesar is set to open Knife, a new-breed steakhouse, at Hotel Palomar

John Tesar, in the kitchen at Spoon Bar and Kitchen, in 2013 (Staff file) Over the holidays, several blogs reported that Hotel Palomar would be closing its restaurant, Central 214, after the first of the year and that John Tesar plans to open a modern steakhouse there called ...

John Tesar is selling Spoon; will partner with new owner to develop fast-casual spin-off

John Tesar, the quixotic and talented chef-owner of Spoon Bar and Kitchen, is selling ownership of his year-old four-star restaurant to Chanticleer Holdings. Chanticleer is a publicly traded company focused on expanding the Hooters brand internationally. Tesar will continue to run ...

Sommelier Snodderly to leave Gemma, headed to John Tesar’s Knife

Snodderly will be headed to Knife, John Tesar‘s upcoming restaurant at Hotel Palomar. Scott Barber, who was wine director at Tesar’s erstwhile burger spot the Commissary, has already created a wine list for Knife, says Tesar, who hopes to “be ready for friends and family” ...

Chef Tesar’s sale of Spoon expected to close today; more deals are in the works

The sale of Chef John Tesar’s Spoon Bar & Kitchen seafood concept to a part owner of the Hooter’s chain is expected to close today. Chef John Tesar is selling his ownership stake in the year-old Spoon Bar & Kitchen to a part owner of the Hooter's chain. (Allison Slomowitz / ...

Spoon to sell to Hooters operator, chef Tesar to create new fast casual

Spoon to sell to Hooters operator, chef Tesar to create new fast casual Spoon Bar & Kitchen chef John Tesar has decided to take on a new role: restaurateur. Irving-based CapRock Services, which provides capital for Spoon, has entered into an agreement to sell the Dallas restaurant ...

Hooters operator signs “letter of intent” to buy John Tesar’s Spoon restaurant

About a year after opening his Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Chef John Tesar is selling the concept to a publicly traded company that’s opening Hooters restaurants overseas. Charlotte-based Chanticleer Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it has “signed a binding Letter of Intent to purchase all of ...

No big wins for Dallas in James Beard Awards

James Beard Award Semifinalists include Casa Rubia, Matt McCallister, John Tesar and David Uygur We had a “splendid showing” for semifinalists in the Best Chef: Southwest category, critic Leslie Brenner notes, with Matt McCallister (FT33), John Tesar (Spoon Bar and Kitchen) and ...

Spoon tops Texas Monthly’s list of 10 Best New Restaurants in Texas

The March issue of Texas Monthly is about to hit the stands, featuring executive editor Pat Sharpe‘s story crowning “ Texas’ Best New Restaurants of 2014 .” Topping the list is Spoon Bar and Kitchen, John Tesar‘s seafood palace. Casa Rubia, Omar Flores and Jonn Baudoin‘s Spanish place in ...

Three Dallas chefs join Top Chef season 10

John Tesar, Joshua Valentine and Danyele McPherson will be three of 21 contestants on Top Chef: Seattle. Tesar is supposed to open Spoon Bar & Kitchen this fall. McPherson is sous chef at The Grape, and Valentine is pastry chef at the soon-to-open FT33. Dallas-Fort Worth has a ...

Pasta Carbonara & Fresh Pasta Recipe

A complete schedule is below: 10–10:45 AM Chef Lou Lambert, author of “Big City Ranch” cookbook preparing Mint Roast Lamb 11–11:45 AM Chef John Tesar from Spoon Bar & Kitchen preparing Seared Braised Beef Tongue, Salsa Verde, Arugula & Caramelized Onions ...

Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

We are also fine-tuning prototypes for our American Roadside Burgers, JustFresh Restaurants and a concept with Chef John Tesar of Spoon Bar & Kitchen. We hope that with continued success that we would be in a position to become a franchisor and open up new opportunities with these ...

Was that seafood sustainably caught? NPR series says don’t believe it hook, line and sinker

Even chef John Tesar, who emphasizes sustainably caught seafood at Spoon Bar & Kitchen, who buys direct from fishermen, notes on his website: “We are dedicated to purchasing responsibly sourced seafood without compromising the future of our oceans.” But, he adds, he can’t know down to ...

John Tesar Plans Expansion in Memphis & North Carolina

Dallas chef John Tesar revealed major expansion plans today: The acclaimed chef of Spoon Bar & Kitchen tells Eater Dallas that he is planning to open restaurants in Memphis, TN and North Carolina. These restaurants will be created under the umbrella of the newly formed John Tesar ...

Chanticleer Holdings Inc (HOTR): Chanticleer Holdings: Growth Coming With Fast Casual, International...

Executive chef John Tesar of Spoon Bar & Kitchen will remain with the restaurant and is working with Chanticleer on the fast-casual version of the concept. Chanticleer chief executive officer Mike Pruitt had this to say, "This is an exciting opportunity for Chanticleer and chef ...

Chanticleer Holdings Executes Agreement and Plan of Merger to Acquire Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Spoon Bar & Kitchen is a fine dining seafood restaurant by Chef John Tesar. The restaurant has received numerous awards from national publications including Conde Nast, Bon Appetite, and Esquire Magazine. Chanticleer intends to expand the Spoon brand into a new, fast-casual dining ...

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Chanticleer completes buyout of 2 Hooters

Chanticleer said Monday that it also completed its acquisition of Chef John Tesar's fine dining seafood restaurant, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, in Dallas. Chanticleer acquired all shares of Dallas Spoon LLC and Dallas Spoon Beverage LLC. The Charlotte, N.C., company plans to expand the Spoon ...

‘Top Chef’ to hold Dallas casting call

Top Chef has had a few DFW chefs through the years: Tiffany Derry, Casey Thompson and Tre Wilcox, all of whom did turns on a season of Top Chef and a season of Top Chef All-Stars (note to nitpickers: We didn’t say the same seasons), as well as John Tesar, Danyele McPherson and erstwhile ...

Eater Interviews

Here's part three of Eater Dallas' must-read interview with chef John Tesar (Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Dallas). He talks about all kinds of things, including Beard Awards ("you can't chase them"), publicists ("just because you hire a publicist doesn't mean you're going to be successful"), and ...

Chanticleer Holdings Reports Asset and Revenue Growth and Improvement in Gross Profit Margins for Q4...

On January 31, 2014, the Company acquired Spoon Bar & Kitchen, a fine dining seafood restaurant operated by Chef John Tesar, located in Dallas, TX. Mike Pruitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We surpassed our goal in 2013 of having 10 restaurants to end the year with ...

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