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Simply Complex

The name is almost painfully simple; a couple of letters, a repeated number. FT33. It’s like something extracted from a license plate or a smartphone pass code or some mutation spawned from the tax code. In the food service orbit, it stands for “fire table 33,”...

Two upstarts add to the luscious redefinition of Dallas dining

Fresh moonfish in Highland Park? White fungus in the Design District? Where you’re booking your next tables Jon Alexis has long championed the fresh catches at his family’s North Dallas neighborhood fish shop, founded in 1989. Now, the 30-something has opened a second outpost —...

Grand Openings

The Dallas restaurant landscape is fomenting controlled chaos. It’s shedding its steak knives and grill bars for sous-vide bags, local dirt and ocean swells. You can trace the effects of this yearlong evolutionary trek through the kitchens of Oak, Driftwood, Boulevardier and Acme F&B. And the...

Hot-as-blazes FT33 asserts its role as Dallas foodie central

Open less than two weeks, FT33 — Matt McCallister's new restaurant in the Design District — became the epicenter of the Dallas food scene Tuesday night. Its dining room was packed with media and industry people who like to visit a restaurant as soon as...

First Look: Daring plates and industrial chic at Matt McCallister’s FT33

Stony walls, dangling filament bulbs, open kitchen (natch), graffiti-splattered rest rooms: This is Matt McCallister’s long-awaited, highly anticipated, much-discussed new Design District restaurant, FT33. It’s easy to miss it tooling by on Hi Line Drive; from streetside, it looks like it could be one of...

FT33 is Now Open in the Design District

Buzz-restaurant FT33 opened its enormous glass doors to Dallas' 1 percent (and $30,000 millionaires) this past Saturday. The 80-seat restaurant, tucked between retailers in what can only be described as a glorified strip mall, has been eagerly awaited by Dallas' foodie community since chef Matt...

FT33 – Matt McCallister does the Design District

Matt McCallister's latest takes its name from its chef's table's ID number, and kitchen lingo for the order to prep the next course: "fire table", or how Trump works up his courage before firing Meat Loaf. Designed by Hatsumi Kuzuu (Urban Taco), the 80-seater achieves...

Ash roasted beets with sorrel, yogurt and puffed rice

Chef-owner Matt McCallister celebrates beets in many forms in this $11 appetizer. McCallister buries whole beets in post oak ash and roasts them in the oven. “You get a smoky aesthetic, but almost a tannic flavor,” he said of the technique. Separately, he pressure cooks some beets...