TSD, a Disher with an eagle eye, reports signs for Twisted Root posted on “SMU Blvd across from Barley House.” According to the Advocate, it’s true.8 Comments »
Inside scoop: You can get some of the best food and travel bargains in town at the silent auction tables during the annual Les Dames d’Escoffier Raiser Grazer. (One year I “won” four nights at a darling boutique hotel in Jamaica for $250, half of what they charge for one night.)
Anywhoo, the next LDE Raiser Grazer will take place on Sunday, February 28th at the Fashion Industry Gallery from 6-9:00 p.m. This year’s theme “Women Stars of Wine & Food” will showcase just that—Dallas area chefs and wine gals doing their thing. Tickets to the Les Dames Raiser Grazer are $50 after February 26 and at the door. However they are available NOW onlinefor $45.
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Because I firmly believe that procrastination is part of the creative process, I will take a break from working and share this video with you. I filmed it last summer in Frankston, Texas. It stars Bill, an Eastern Bluebird, who has been living with his “wife” Hillary at my family’s lake house for four seasons, and one of his sons, Sonny Jim. “Together,” Bill and Hillary and I have “raised” around 48 fledglings. In the process I have spent hundreds thousands of dollars on mealworms. Why? Because the second I walk out of my house and whistle, they show up. And it makes me happy.6 Comments »
Do you hate the hype of Valentine’s Day? Or do you like paying triple the regular price for a dozen roses and mediocre chocolate? Yes, I know it’s great for the restaurant business and I encourage all lovers–young and old– to dine out. Get engaged. Spend hours making love. Make Hallmark happy.
But what about those of us without a date? Why don’t we get a night? Restaurateurs and barkeeps, I see a niche with an burning itch. Call me a hopeless unromantic but I do the same thing every year for VD: Two nights of pure bliss. And you, what do you do?19 Comments »
A couple of weeks ago a commenter, who goes by El Smokeador and operates a meaty blog called El Smokeador y Smokehopper, left a comment with a link to his recipe for brisket cooked with Butterfinger candy bars. I printed it out and plan to try it soon. This morning, El Smokeadore and his co-blogger, Smokehopper, send another creation: chicken friend smoked brisket. (I love the idea of using a leaf blower to stoke a fire, but I would suggest you proceed with caution.) I think this guy is wacky enough to be included in our blogroll. Et tu, oh brutal ones?20 Comments »