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Big and Beefy at Smoke: Foot-long beef rib. Photo by Kevin Marple.
Smoke to Open in Plano at the End of December
Catherine Downes | 12/16/2014 11:00:16 AM

The 5,800-square-foot restaurant space, located in the Preston Towne Crossing development, offers an outdoor patio, insulated patio off of the main dining room, four private dining areas, and an expansive sit-down bar.

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C. Gus Katsigris didn’t found El Centro’s cooking program. But he made it what it is. (Photography by Elizabeth Lavin)
Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Is Formal Culinary Training Necessary for Chef Job?
Nancy Nichols | 12/16/2014 9:42:35 AM

I’ve had an email chat with a woman who is wrestling with the wishes of her daughter who wants to be a chef. The mother suggests said daughter should get a low-level position in a kitchen and work her way up. The daughter wants to attend a culinary college. Which course (hah!) would you choose?

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