Dallas Chefs on Twitter: the Good, the Bad and the Exceptionally Weird

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Allison V. Perkins
Follow John Tesar for all the latest news on where the hell his glasses are.
Social media is a beautiful thing. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow us to read all about our high school classmates' stupid kids, yell at politicians about gun control and tweet creepy, 140-character love notes at celebrities we like. Thanks to cooking shows like Top Chef and Chopped, chefs are rapidly becoming part of the social media glitterati.

Dallas certainly has its share of nationally and locally famous chefs. Many of them eschew social media, probably because they're too busy foraging for weird ingredients or learning chemistry so that they can spherify foods. There are a few that really love their social media, and they're actually pretty good at it.

I'm not saying that you should actually follow all of these chefs on Twitter for a wealth of good food content. But you shouldn't miss out on the unintentional (and intentional) hilarity, quality food information, and other goodness on these nine timelines.

1. Tiffany Derry
Chef and owner of TD Creations, Tiffany Derry, formerly of Private | Social, is no fan of Maggiano's Little Italy. That bread may be delicious, but obviously it's not that easy on the digestive tract. We all know what the bubbly guts are, and that they should be avoided at all costs. Besides, she's probably way too busy filming episodes of Bar Rescue and volunteering in Haiti to even have time to eat out.

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2. Chad Houser
Chad Houser is, like, the ultimate do-gooder. His Cafe Momentum project helps improve the lives of at-risk youth by training them for jobs in the culinary world, all through providing delicious dinners cheffed by some of the area's best and brightest. Your Twitter feed could probably use a little more brightness, like this sweet tweet from Houser to "hero" Kent Rathbun.

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3. John Tesar
Chef John Tesar's highly anticipated "modern steakhouse" Knife is set to debut at the Hotel Palomar soon, and you can track the whole process from construction to the grand opening on Tesar's Twitter feed. There have also been a few sneak peeks of dishes, like the mysterious bone-in burger pictured above. Grammar nerds beware: Tesar has come up with some of the best dishes in town, but his spelling needs work.

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