Watel’s: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Just off the phone with restaurateur/chef Rene Peeters of Watel’s. The restaurant is closed and being remodeled. He asked me to hold off on the details until he can get them organized. We chatted about the old days—when Dallas was full of great French restaurants cheffed by great French chefs like Jean LaFont, Guy Caillaud, […]

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Mi Piaci’s Executive Lunch Special Starts Today

Even high-powered business execs need a little lovin’ when it comes to the old bank account. Enter Mi Piaci and its new executive lunch special: entree, side, and salad for only $15. Choices include salmon with pomegranate port reduction, pork tenderloin with Barolo demi-glace, penne arrabbiata, rigatoni with peppers, carmelized onion mashed potatoes, panzanella salad […]

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Central Market Removes Pistachios From Shelves

Ding, dang. I love pistachios and I am pistachio-ed off at the recent voluntary recall of the salty nuts. Just received word from Aimee Deputy, the shopping sheriff at Central Market: Due to the recent FDA recommendation that consumers should avoid eating pistachio products,  Central Market H-E-B is voluntarily removing any product containing pistachio nuts […]

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