Rapper-Turned-Chef DAT Brings Underground Fine Dining Funk to Dallas

Rapper-Turned-Chef DAT Brings Underground Fine Dining Funk to Dallas

By Rebecca Combs, Foodable Contributor

There's a certain type of mystery that goes with the concept of an underground dinner. It's unexpected, unconventional and unique. The entire experience is different for each dinner, which is part of its charm and appeal.

In Dallas, Chef David Anthony Temple (Chef DAT) could be considered the “King of the Underground” – after four and a half years, he knows what he's doing. But he did not start on the culinary path. Originally from New Orleans, David was a rap artist growing up and never went to culinary school. He started cooking full meals at the age of twelve and now puts his creativity into his food and dinners.

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