Wine Destinations

Dallas: FEARING'S marks the solo debut of Southwestern cuisine pioneer Dean Fearing, who left the famed Mansion on Turtle Creek after 21 years. Here, sommelier Paul Botamer offers some nuanced surprises from his varied wine list. Take, for instance, a dry ...

Tribeza Pick: Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton

After his Act One halcyon days at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, gentlemanly chef Dean Fearing is recasting his stellar reputation – as one of the top sculptors of Southwestern cuisine – for Act Two. His new namesake restaurant – Fearing’s, at The Ritz-Carl ...

Why is This Man Smiling?

Because his restaurant was just named the best in America.  Which has more to do with Dean Fearing's rock-star persona than his $22 crab cakes.  By Nancy Nichols  Dean Fearing is currently the most famous chef in Dallas, lauded nationally and beloved loca ...

In Dean’s Image

Kitchen Spy In creating a namesake restaurant, exuberant Dallas chef Dean Fearing made “no rules” the one rule he follows.  Katherine Gregor reports. “I didn’t want to go down any old roads, I wanted to blaze new trails,” drawls Texas chef-celebre Dean ...

Recipe for reinvention

By BILL ADDISON / Restaurant Critic How does a celebrity chef unshackle himself from flattering but limiting perceptions to reinvent his future? And how, in the process, can he captivate a fresh culinary audience without alienating a generation of longti ...