I am still getting complaints from dissatisfied customers of The Twisted Vine so this morning I stopped by to see if I could catch someone on the premises. The place was locked up and there were no cars in the parking lot.
There was a broken window to the left of the front door.
The side door glass had been smashed in right above the door lever—it looked like someone had attempted to break in. Inside, there were a couple of tables in various states of disarray—one was completely set; another looked like someone had left and the table was never bussed. I didn’t see one bottle of wine anywhere.
It has been eons since I visited Cowboy Chicken on the corner of Greenville and Lovers. In short: the chicken roasting on the wood-fired rotisserie smells better than it tastes. Unless you love salt. The dark meat is so tender tiny bones slid along with it into my mouth and caused me to semi-choke a couple of times. (This probably would not have occurred if I hadn’t been typing and eating at the same time.) The chicken is a little greasy for my lunchtime tastes but would probably be the perfect antidote (salt and grease) to a hangover. The green beans were firm and snappy and briefly spiked with black pepper. The big kick of vinegar in the cole slaw caused my eyes to water. I could have eaten 10 of the yeast rolls. Next time I will try their chicken enchiladas—several veteran customers reccommended them.9 Comments »
Andrew Chalk, bless his wine-lovin’ heart, sends this video on Napa Valley’s Stewart Cellars. We tasted this exquisite wine at the Texas Sommelier Conference grand tasting. The winemaker is Paul Hobbs.1 Comment »
Here are the rules: if you have an existing reservation at a participating RW restaurant, leave the date, time, restaurant, and number of people along with a contact e-mail below in comments. I will monitor the post and Twitter (DSideDish) any requests. Be nice to each other.5 Comments »