Taste of Dallas has created a unique festival experience for 2017. If you love burning hardwood, crackling embers, and you like to cook with either High Heat or Low & Slow, it will be hard to leave our new Live Fire area, curated by Tim Byres of Smoke and presented by Napoleon Gourmet Grills. You'll enjoy some of the very best barbecue and burger joints around plus over 20 craft breweries will be there to sample and pair their craft brews. Then grab a plate and head over to our new exhibition area and watch as some of the biggest names in the sizzling Dallas food scene spill their secrets with hourly demonstrations.


LIVE FIRE CHEFS & PIT MASTERS

  • Saturday & Sunday @ 6:00pm

    Tim Byres

    Smoke & The Theodore

  • Saturday @ 3:00pm

    Dustin Blackwell

    Hutchin's Barbecue

  • Saturday @ 1:00pm

    Todd David

    Cattack Barbecue

  • Sunday @ 1:00pm

    Tiffany Derry

    Roots Southern Table & The Cupboard

  • Saturday @ 4:00pm

    Jesse Griffiths

    Dai Due

  • Sunday @ 5:00pm

    Travis Heim

    Heim's Barbecue

  • Saturday @ 2:00pm

    Danyele McPherson

    HG Supply Co & Standard Fair

  • Sunday @ 2:00pm

    Nick Pencis

    Stanley's

  • Saturday @ 5:00pm

    Matt Pittman

    Meat Church

  • Sunday @ 3:00pm

    Oliver Sitrin

    The Blind Butcher

  • Sunday @ 4:00pm

    John Tesar

    Knife

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10th

TODD DAVID     1:00pm

You've finally mastered brisket. Ready to kick it up a notch? BBQ Pitmaster Todd David will demonstrate how to change up your brisket game by making the perfect Texas style pastrami

Danyele McPherson     2:00pm

You’ve heard the buzz around Paleo, Whole30 and gluten free eating. Chef Danyele McPherson will teach you how to take simple, clean, ingredients and prepare them with intent as she demonstrates grilled shrimp with cauliflower “grits,” roasted tomatoes, bacon & jalapenos

Dustin Blackwell     3:00pm

BBQ Pitmaster Dustin Blackwell will help prepare you for the ultimate barbecue challenge, brisket, the most difficult dish of Texas Barbecue cuisine. He’ll cover choosing the right brisket, trimming, seasoning, wood selection, smoke time, temperature control and more.

Jesse GriffithS     4:00pm

Chef Jesse Griffiths goes “all-in” when it comes to making use of the whole animal. His field to table approach to turning Texas wild game into good food will take center stage as he demonstrates how to butcher, prepare and cook a whole feral hog

Matt Pittman     5:00pm

BBQ Pit Master Matt Pittman is the owner of Meat Church. Meat Church is famous for their amazing rubs, seasonings, and tailgating parties. Join Matt as he teaches everyone how to pull of the perfect tailgate party for your next sporting event or concert. He’ll show you how to prepare items like Jalapeno Poppers, Shrimp Brochette, and others that will make you the envy of your friends and neighbors!

Tim Byres     6:00pm

The James Beard Award winning chef of Smoke, Chicken Scratch, and The Theodore is hosting an extremely fun and interactive grilling class at 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday! Each lucky group of two people will be paired with a tailgate grill provided by Napoleon Grills and will prepare, season, grill, and then enjoy a very special dish created by Tim Byres for this event. In this class you will not be sitting and watching but grilling along with one of the best chefs in the country!

SUNDAY, JUNE 11th

Tiffany Derry     1:00pm

Chef Tiffany Derry will use both her Southern and Cajun influences to create a beautiful dish you can recreate at home. The dish is smoked Redfish with shaved squash and crawfish salad

Nick Pencis     2:00pm

Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue in Tyler, TX is legendary. Owner and pit master Nick Pencis is making a special visit to instruct on how to smoke the perfect beef ribs at home. From how to prep, season, load, and smoke amazing prime beef ribs!

Oliver Sitrin     3:00pm

Chef Oliver Sitrin and his crew make almost everything in-house, from the sausage to the fermented veggies. Learn his tips and tricks to fermentation as he demonstrates his housemade sauerkraut & sour pickles.

John Tesar     4:00pm

Chef John Tesar demonstrates his modern alternative take on roasting a whole pig

Travis Heim     5:00pm

The hottest name in BBQ in Fort Worth is Heim’s Barbecue and everyone loves their famous Bacon Burnt Ends. Owner & Pit Master Travis Heim will teach you how to make this amazing menu item at home to share with your friends and family.

Tim Byres     6:00pm

The James Beard Award winning chef of Smoke, Chicken Scratch, and The Theodore is hosting an extremely fun and interactive grilling class at 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday! Each lucky group of two people will be paired with a tailgate grill provided by Napoleon Grills and will prepare, season, grill, and then enjoy a very special dish created by Tim Byres for this event. In this class you will not be sitting and watching but grilling along with one of the best chefs in the country!