Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

From the copy and paste press release department. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Print out this Dallas Christian Choir flyer and 20 percent of your purchase at Menchie’s in Highland Park Village will benefit the group which will be performing next to the fro-yo shop from 1:00 to to 3:00 p.m on Saturday. 214-252-0003. Red Mango. Red […]

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SideDish Supper Club is Sunday

Several single folks have asked me if the SideDish Supper Club at Samar by Stephan Pyles will be single-friendly. Our get-together this Sunday (December 6) will be communal seating and the five-course meal will be served family-style. It is going to be a festive (post-Cowboy game) evening with lots of belly dancing gals and exotic […]

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Zac Crain Smokes a Cigarette in Whole Foods—and Gets Away With It

Illustrator Ryan Snook’s interpretation of Zac Crain as a plump, Hasidic Jew. He is neither. Zac Crain is a vegetarian. He shops at Whole Foods. He also smokes. Recently he smoked a cigarette while shopping in Whole Foods and got away with it.

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Be a Good Friend and Buy a Gift Subscription to D Magazine

Pardon this commercial interruption from D web editor, Jennifer “Beyaches!” Chininis: You love D Magazine, don’t you? So why not share the love? As a thank you for being a Facebook friend and Twitter follower—and, I suppose, for reading this blog—we’re offering a special deal on a D Magazine subscription: $10, the lowest price ever! […]

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Christmas Shopping List: Chef Kent Rathbun

Chef Kent Rathbun slices off 70 pounds in the unofficial Battle of the Bulge. Nicely done. Oh, what should we get chef Kent Rathbun for Christmas? He’s got to be one of those hard-to-buy-for guys—from the outside it looks like he already has everything. Wait, I hear our roving (and I mean roving) reporter Sweet […]

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Tei-An to Host the Premier of Hibiki Japanese Blended Whisky

Listen up, buckaroos. Yosuke Fukuda, bar manager at Tei-An, has a cool event planned for you. On December 2, Yoshiro Morita and Lincoln Henderson of Suntory will be the guest speakers for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and whisky. (Great name for a short story: “Hors d’oeuvres and whisky. Oh, let’s cast the movie.) Anywhoo, […]

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Trouble at Taco Mundo in Preston Royal: Caroline Galvan-Rodriguez Sues Landlord Over Lockout

On June 19, I wrote : “Somebody tell Caroline Galvan-Rodriguez that we are in a down economy—she is opening four new restaurants before August 4th…in late July, the former wife of MCrowd founder Mico Rodiguez, will open her first location of Taco Mundo at Preston Royal and a second location on August 4th.” Well, it […]

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Another TV Show With a Local Connection: BBQ Pitmasters

According to Full Custom Gospel BBQ, dfw.com is reporting a new TV series showcasing “the high-stakes world of competitive barbecue.” BBQ Pitmasters begins on Decemeber 3 at 9:00 p.m. on TLC. Three folks in the series are from around here: Jamie Geer, owner of Jambo Pits a Fort Worth company that sells custom smokers, Paul […]

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Write a Caption: Win Some Cocoa from Nicaragua!

While I was in Nicaragua last week, I visited a remote field where workers were busy harvesting lovely yellow pods from cocao trees. I sat with them as they hacked the fruit open and extracted the seeds. Of course, I couldn’t resist sucking the delicious white pulp inside the pod and spitting the seeds at […]

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SideDish Supper Club On Sale Now: Samar by Stephan Pyles in Dallas

Yow. Zah. I must say we have pulled together one fabulous evening. Thanks to Stephan Pyles, execuchef Vijay Sadhu, and managing partner George Majdalani, the next SideDish Supper Club at Samar by Stephan Pyles is going to be over-the-top. Not only are they opening the restaurant just for us, but they also designed a one-of-a-kind […]

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Jimmy’s Wine Store in Dallas: Open This Sunday

Paul DiCarlo of Jimmy’s says he had received enough holiday items to warrant opening the foodie temple this Sunday. The shelves are stocked with torrone, tre Marie panetone, pan-forte, dais panetone, Sicilian cannoli shells, and stuff and such and beyond. And wine. Two great Italian (duh) wines on closeout: Placido Chianti Classico Riserva ’04 DOCG […]

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