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Samplings From Spain Tonight at The Grape

Everyone I know seems to be talking about Spain…the food…the wine…the culture…maybe it is dreams of Barcelona our their head.  If you are having these dreams visit The Grape tonight for quick get away to this  destination of traditional and avant-garde gastronomy.  Chef/Owner Brian Luscher will prepare a three course dinner with special guest Nancy Axtman, […]

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1st Annual Dallas Wine Trail a Success

The first annual Dallas Wine Trail occurred last Saturday at Times Ten Cellars in Lakewood, with Calais Winery, Inwood Estates Vineyards and Fuqua Winery participating in the event to celebrate wine making in Dallas…yes Dallas.   Over 200 people stopped by the event tasting three selections from each of the wineries, along with complimentary pizza from Il […]

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Steve Connolly Seafood Company Answers Your Questions About Salmon

This morning I called Willy Warner, the national sales manager and corporate executive chef at Steve Connolly Seafood Company in Boston. Willy spends a lot of time in Dallas working with our local chefs  and educating them on seafood. Armed with a lengthy list of questions about salmon, I started firing away. When we got […]

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Free Zapp’s Potato Chips at Potbelly on Wednesday, June 3

First of all, can anyone believe it’s June? But whatever. I like free–and Potbelly Sandwiches is giving away Zapp’s potato chips at most locations between 11 am-2 pm on Wednesday, June 3. Why? Because it’s a promotion, silly. Apparently Potbelly searched far and wide for the perfect potato match to its sandwich goodness. So there […]

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Does John Tesar Really Have a Potty Mouth?

On May 22, Eater NY reported on John Tesar’s departure from Fishtail. Later in the day, they ran one of the comments below the post as a “Comment of the Day.”  The quote, a smear job on Fishtail’s David Burke, was written by a blogger who signed in as John Tesar. No biggie until The […]

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What Kind of Salmon Are You Eating? The Questions Continue

Our spirited and spontaneous Jammin’ With Wild Salmon Blind Taste Testing has sparked some brilliant conversation. I wish I could say here, but it’s on DallasFood.org. While the tasting wasn’t the most scientific—we set out to just see if we could pick Copper River salmon out of the pack—we have touched off a great debate […]

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Pappadeaux Spices Up June with Clos du Bois

Pappadeaux teams with Clos du Bois for a Cajun inspired wine dinner June 11 at their Oak Lawn location.  Pappas Restaurants Executive Chef, Michael Gaspard will prepare the dinner, with Pappas Wine expert, Drew Hendricks, MS, along with Larry O’Brien, MS, on hand to discuss, sip and savor the pairings.  Clos du Bois prides itself on making approachable, […]

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Jammin’ With Wild Salmon Blind Tasting: A Report

Last night twelve diligent Dishers showed up at TJ’s Seafood Market to learn about and taste different types of salmon. The event was sparked by a debate last week on whether Copper River salmon is more flavorful than other wild salmon or if it is just  marketed more effectively. One seafood industry insider said, “We […]

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Spotted: Yankees at State and Allen Lounge

Hey InsideCorner dudes, lookee here. Got some sports news from a well-connected Disher: After beating the Rangers in a Monday afternoon game, Derek Jeter and other Yankee players, including Kevin Cash, came into State & Allen in Uptown to watch the Lakers/Nuggets game on Monday night. Passing remark overheard was “Well, there’s about 300 million dollars […]

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Texas Rain Report: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

For those of you interested in agribusiness, here is the latest Texas A&M Texas AgriLife Extension Service report from Robert Burns. It’s a crazy, big state we live in. When it comes to rain, Texas remains a state split into the haves and have-nots, according to reports by Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. While North […]

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Victory Park: La Condesa is Closed

Ace PegNews reporter, pizza lover, and pastry person Teresa Gubbins reports La Condesa is closed. The Mexican restaurant with a large tequila bar in Victory Park is cerrado. No mas. It has ceased to exist. Owners Donald Chick and Jesse Herman opened a second La Condesa about six months ago. Chick is the dude in […]

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Joel Peterson Knows Old Vines

Joel Peterson has been making wine in California’s Sonoma Valley since before tourists saw it as a vacation destination.  The Ravenswood Wineryfounder’s parents introduced him to the crushed grape early on, after bottle of 1945 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was tasted at their 1951 Thanksgiving dinner, along with an early 1950’s Château d’Yquemthat cost $3.45 a bottle.  Joel’s father […]

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