McCallister, center, with fellow Food & Wine Best New Chefs Paul Qui and Justin Yu. [Photo: Eater]
Major news from Dallas darling Matt McCallister: He's got a new concept in the works and even has a space for it already. In an interview from last week's annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, McCallister told Eater National, "We're always doing new things. No real plans on anything with FT but I am in progress and working on a new concept. That's about as far as I am. I do have a space, I just haven't done anything else with it. I'm hoping maybe about a year out. It should be fun." (McCallister has hinted at other projects in the past, but stopped short of offering any details.)
For more from McCallister and fellow Texans/F&W Best New Chefs Paul Qui and Justin Yu, do check out the full interview in which they discuss the defining characteristics of Texas cuisine, turning down Top Chef, what they'll be putting on their menus this summer and more.