The winners of the 2009 Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition were announced today. Lee Fuqua from FUQUA Winery just sent this note:
They had 3,146 entries from 20 countries and 31 states.
There were only 156 Gold Medals awarded. Only two Texas wineries won a Gold Medal. FUQUA Winery of Dallas, Texas, was one of them. Gold Medal winner – FUQUA 2006 Tempranillo. Available only at the winery.
Come by the winery and taste it for free.
Way to go, FUQUA. They make their award-winning wine in a tiny spot behind HOme Depot on Lemmon. (Tell them you want the SideDish discount. 214-769-1147.)44 Comments »
I’m sure every other food blog in town has reported Hector’s-on-Henderson-turned-Central-214 execuchef Blythe Beck upcoming TV show, The Naughty Kitchen. Good for her—I like girls who wear pink and swear like drunken truck drivers. It is a trait I can identify with. One of my coworkers sent me this link. It made me giggle. The show will appear on Oxygen later this year.2 Comments »
Okay ice cream junkies, I’ve got a new fix for you. See that bowl of chocolate chip ice cream to the left? It is now somewhere in my body readying to solidify in my thighs. Graeter’s is a small-batch—2 gallons at a time—premium ice cream from Cincinnati. Since 1870, they have been making different flavors using the slow-spinning French Pot method, the same method my parents accused me of applying to my college education.
Lots of food people send food products to the office (Hi, Sprinkles! Hi, Eatzi’s!) and I rarely write about them. Full disclosure: The folks at Graeter sent me 3 pints. I think it’s a product worth the calories. Click here if you want to learn more. Graeter’s is now available at area Kroger Food Stores.1 Comment »
Have you been curious about what’s going on at the Pyramid restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel? Or, are you wondering what “truffle infused cognac” tastes like? The Pyramid is throwing a tasting event next Thursday (April 23) so all your questions can be answered. White sangria, wasabi martinis (yeow), watermelon gin and tonics, and the aforementioned cognac are just a few of the cocktails that will be served. They will be paired with dishes like salmon cakes with napa cabbage slaw and oregano-scallion aioli, and mélange of foraged mushroom with terrace sage-(grown in chef Foster’s terrace garden, I’m assuming) rubbed crostini and ghee fried onions. Jump for the entire menu. $75 per person.1 Comment »
Bet you didn’t know that Grapevine had a Jazz Wine Train. Now you do. It will run Friday and Saturday nights at 6:40p.m. and again at 9:30p.m. The train ride features several wines from Grapevine, food, and live jazz. It’s just one part of the two-day annual celebration that kicks off tomorrow morning at 11:0a.m. Sounds like tons of fun. Jump for details.Click here for tickets.
Our favorite spice girl Nikki from Northaven Gardens is asking for your opinions. The nursery-turned-community-garden store is considering carrying backyard chicken supplies so you can put up coops. They want to know how you feel about it. I’m not sure how I feel about this. However I can see one benefit—you will most likely get to know your neighbors very well. Whaddayathink?6 Comments »
Todd just posted on the closing of Sigel’s on Lemmon @ Inwood. This makes me sad–that store has been there for fifty years. I just got a list of some of the product available in the sale. You might want to take a look. (Thanks, Jasper!) Continue reading "Re: Sigel’s Closing Store #7"
On April 21st, from noon to 8 p.m., the socially-minded ice cream maker, with the fun and funky flavors, will be scooping it out for free again. They hope to share the love around the globe in the same spirit as the company namesakes did in 1979. Scoop Shops will proudly introduce the company’s newest values-led flavor: Chocolate Macadamia. The flavor features Fair Trade vanilla, Fair Trade chocolate and sustainably-harvested macadamia nuts. The company figures they are going to give out two million cones!
Ben & Jerry’s always gives back to the community and besides handing you a free scoop of Cherry Garcia, they’re partnering with two local charities, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County in Plano and SpiritHorse in Highland Village, to help end child abuse. Jump for the details such as the celebrities who will be scooping at the Plano location.
The Lemmon/Inwood location of Sigel’s has to shut its doors at the end of April (lost the lease) and everything in the store is 30 percent off. If you find yourself drinking heavily due to our crumbling economy, now’s the time to sink your money into something that really pays off: cheap quality liquor.1 Comment »
I’m going to sneak this post in before my editor wakes up. Yesterday a nice lady asked for dining recommendations in Grand Prairie. To the left, I ran a picture of some prairie dogs. Last night I got an e-mail from Dallasite Jason Traub, a devoted Disher who coincidentally just produced a video for the annual Prairie Dog Coalition fundraiser in Boulder. If you’re a critter lover, you can watch Jason’s short clip.