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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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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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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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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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