Chef Tim Byres of Smoke and Chicken Scratch speaks at the Foodways Texas symposium April 4-6. “Our Barbecue, Ourselves” focuses on the history of smoked meat in Texas.

Restauranteur Nick Badovinus of Oak Cliff is a semi-finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award. Badovinus, who owns Off-Site Kitchen and Neighborhood Services, was nominated for Outstanding Restauranteur. The James Beard awards are among the highest honors in the culinary world. Winners will be announced in May.


the arts

The Belmont Hotel and the Dallas Contemporary commissioned Brooklyn native J.M. Rizzi, who lives in Dallas and signs his work JMR, to paint a mural on Sylvan at Fort Worth Avenue. The mural is adjacent to panels Shepard Fairey painted last year.



Senior athletes from Adamson High School accepted athletic scholarships on national signing day in February. Draven Taylor signed to New Mexico University for football. Christian Perez signed to Ranger College for cross country. Bryceson James signed to Texas College for football. Keith Bryant signed to Cisco College for football. Rolando Flores signed to Texas College for football. Luis Acosta signed to Ranger College for cross country. And Enrique Estrada signed to Ranger College for cross country.



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