Culinary and Musical Superstars Prepare for Addison’s Fork & Cork Festival

If you live in the heart of Dallas, you may not tend to travel to Addison for much more than boots of beer at Oktoberfest. Little did you know, Addison is home to more than 170 restaurants in just 4.3 square miles, making it one of the most unique culinary destinations in the United States. Taking advantage of that is this years brand new festival, Fork & Cork.

Fork & Cork

Fork & Cork spotlights the culinary diversity found among Addison’s chef-driven establishments as well as celebrates guest chefs from some of DFW’s hottest restaurants. The event kicks off with the Fork & Cork Pork Challenge Cook-off (Rhyme time, people): a delicious debate hosted by celebrity guest chef Marcus Samuelsson. More of a grill guy (or gal)? Check out the Live Fire Cooking & Tasting with the king of “Smoke” himself, Chef Tim Byres (Smoke, Chicken Scratch and American Outpost Tavern) while he burns up the grill with tastings straight from the fire. And feel free to get handsy with him. At the Dos XX Main Stage, that is. The best names in the culinary world will perform hands-on demonstrations and tastings. On a liquid diet? There’s plenty of craft beer, wine and liquor to go around at various seminars, and, yes, plenty of tasting.

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In addition to the amazing culinary escapades the festival has to offer, a great line up of musical guests is set to perform both day and night. Performances by Dallas String Quartet, Prophets & Outlaws, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Kelsey Lewis, Greg Schroeder, Red Light Special, The O’s, Telegraph Canyon, Sons of Fathers, and Texas Country Music Legend Pat Green will rock the audience through all of the delicious eating.

Tuna Tower from Mercy Wine Bar

Tuna Tower from Mercy Wine Bar

Featured Participating Restaurants Include:

Abacus, Jaspers, Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen, Kent
Rathbun Catering and KB's, Kent Rathbun
Addison Ice House, Brian Isaacs
Belly & Trumpet, Brian Zenner
Bijoux & Second Floor, Scott Gotlich
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Blue Goose Cantina, Matt Mortimor
Blue Mesa, Ignacio Amezquita
Canary by Gorji, Gorji
Cantina Laredo, Rambo Saucedo
Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House &
Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill, Richard Chamberlain
Casa Rubia, Omar FloresFork & Cork Ferrari’s Italian Villa, Stefano Secchi
Fogo de Chao
Kampai Sushi and Grill, Luke Ma
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen & Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill,
Kenny Bowers
Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila,
Antonio Marquez
Mercy Wine Bar, Vincent Havard
Oak, Richard Gras
Pakpao THAI, Ann Marie Romero
Polk-A-Dot Bakery, Narcy Gonzalez
Smoke, Chicken Scratch and Outpost American Tavern,
Tim Byres
Taste of Cuba, Isaac Rousso
Texas de Brazil
The Melting Pot
Vernon’s Gastropub
Z Taverna, Richard Silva

From savoring a bite from a 2014 James Beard nominated restaurant, striking up a conversation with your favorite chef around the fire, or experiencing grilling through a culinary icon – it all can all happen at Fork & Cork.

May 16th & 17th, 2014
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Dr. Addison, TX

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