Check out 17 D-FW chefs named “Rising Stars” during StarChefs Restaurant Week 2021

The metroplex’s best up-and-coming culinary talent will be recognized as part of Rising Stars Restaurant Week by restaurant media company StarChefs.

The company announced the 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Rising Stars and launched the accompanying “Restaurant Week” Dec. 2. The two-week promotional event will last until Dec. 16.

The Rising Stars program and restaurant week spotlights up-and-coming chefs, pastry chefs, and bartenders and incentivizes the community to support the hospitality industry.

“[Rising Stars] have strong, compelling culinary philosophies and are committed to fostering a culinary community by sharing their knowledge with fellow professionals,” says the company’s website.

In North Texas, the 2021 class includes 17 rising stars recognized for their culinary strengths, charitable contributions to D-FW, and their ability to “navigate, lead, and inspire.” Among them are Jimmy Park (chef) of Shoyo, Matthew Ramirez (baker) of Lucia, and George Kaiho (bartender) of Jettison.

Dallas chef Jimmy Park is opening a sushi restaurant on Greenville Avenue in Dallas in 2021.

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Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Nov. 16, 2021

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

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81 Hong Kong Chinese

8652 East Brainerd Road

Reasons including upon arrival, both handwash sinks observed dry and with dust accumulation inside basin. When I asked the owner where she washed her hands she stated they had just opened (active food preparation observed). Then the owner stated that she may have washed her hands at the three compartment sink which contains no soap or paper towels for hand-washing. Several items in walk in cooler are not properly date marked (cooked chicken, raw chicken in stainless bowl).

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Black Restaurant Week in Jacksonville: Surviving the pandemic

Perseverance, faith, hard work and community support, Jacksonville Black restaurant owners say, has sustained them through the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Business has gotten better, but recovery won’t happen until food prices stabilize, supply chain disruptions end and they’re able to fully staff their restaurants, food trucks and catering enterprises.

Resiliency, however, has taken them toward recovery even if the industry never goes back to the way it was before the pandemic.

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“I wouldn’t say we’re in a recovery phase. I think the hospitality industry is going to have to reinvent itself. I think we’re in a stage of reinventing, re-imagining how this industry is going to be,” Laurie Jarvis, co-owner of Cool Moose Cafe, told The Times-Union.

As customers return to dining rooms others continue to

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Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Nov. 9, 2021

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

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86 Roy’s Restaurant and Grill

116 Chickamauga Avenue, Rossville, Ga.

Reasons including raw meats stored over ready-to-eat foods in the prep cooler. Wet rags stored out of sanitizer solution beside ice machine. Inspector observed same conditions as last inspection: grease is piling up on ceiling tiles, light fixtures, and on the vent itself; this needs to be resolved very quickly by a licensed professional.

 

89 El Agave Mexican Grill and Cuisine

531 Signal Mountain Road

 

90 Choo Choo BBQ

7910 East Brainerd Road

 

91 Sbarro

2100

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