The February issue of D Magazine is scheduled to hit newsstands on Monday, January 18 Thursday, January 21 (thanks, Tim). The cover story, The Best Barbecue in Dallas, will reveal the top 16 ‘cue joints around town. The top picks were determined by Daniel Vaughn, the self-described “BBQ Snob,” who details his obsession with barbecue on his blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ. The accompanying photographs, shot by our go-to food photographer Kevin Hunter Marple, are gorgeous. I’ll post a link to the story as soon as it’s available online and I look forward to some spirited discussions on barbecue over the next few weeks. I’ve got a gift certificate to The Grape for anyone who can guess Vaughn’s top pick.
UPDATE: Hint: I should have said in and around Dallas.60 Comments »
Christine Cochran and Katy Purwin have started a food blog geared “towards recipes for the twenty something foodie.” It’s called Young & Hungry. Shall we add them to the blogroll?9 Comments »
DFW International Community Alliance is holding a meeting tonight with local ethnic community leaders to coordinate various local activities to raise funds for Haiti.
Friday, Jan 15, 2010
DFW Int’l offices
12830 Hillcrest, Suite D 218 (SE corner with LBJ)
6 to 7pm
More below. Continue reading "News Update: Haiti Relief Meeting Tonight in Dallas"
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From the copy and paste press release department:
DALLAS (Jan. 14, 2010) – Student chefs in regional high school culinary arts programs are preparing in their culinary arts program kitchens right now for the Dallas Regional First Annual FS Prep/ ProStart Student Competition hosted by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. The event will take place on Saturday, January 23 at Le Cordon Bleu Dallas. This exciting culinary showdown is a preliminary to the Texas FS Prep/ProStart State Student Competition being held March 6, 2010, where winners will go on to the 2010 National ProStart Invitational finals. Continue reading "High School Culinary Arts Competition Set for January 23 at Le Cordon Bleu in Dallas"
Calais Winery. This tiny winery in Deep Ellum is starting a wine club. Each month members receive two bottles of Calais Wines for $29.99 regardless of the actual bottle price. You can pick them up or have them sent by FedEx for a small charge. The featured wines for January are Cuvee de Juillet, a Pinot Gris, and the winery’s CabSav, Cuvee du Chene. Buy both and your club discount is 23%. As a member, you also receive a 10% discount on ANY purchase at Calais Winery and 20% on cases. Check out the website for more details on the club, or pick up the phone and chat with Benjamin Calais at 214 453 2548. He’s a peach.
Sacred Cellars. On January 21, from 7 to 9:00 pm, you can Meet the Krupps over at Sacred Cellars. Well, you won’t really meet any of the real brothers behind the Krupp Brothers label, but will be able to chat with their esteemed winemaker Nigel Kinsman and taste some elegant wines from Napa Valley. Reserve a spot now: email@example.com.
FUQUA Wines. Lee Fuqua has four new wines bottled and ready to go: 2007 Extreme Chardonnay, 2006 Syrah, 2006 Merlot, and 2006 Zinfandel. Hey Lee, tell us a little about your wine! “The Chardonnay is an extreme wine that was aged in French oak, sur lie, for 14 months. The Syrah and Merlot are made from grapes from the Central Coast of California near Paso Robles. The Zinfandel grapes came from Napa Valley.” Tasting is free at winery behind Home Depot on Lemmon Avenue near Mockingbird. Call Lee at 214-769-1147 if you want more details. (January hours for FUQUA are below the jump.) Continue reading "Dallas Wine News"