You think you make some mean chili? I’ll be the judge of that. It’ll go down October 23, and yours truly will serve as a “celebrity” judge. Get more details, including entry information, here.1 Comment »
As a bona fide hop-head (and the new voice on the scene at D Magazine), not much makes me happier than receiving good news about microbrews, which makes the folks at Central Market my new happiness consultants. Their Brewtopia celebration, which kicks off in a little more than 48 hours, provides a daily one-two punch of tastings and cooking events for 11 out of 12 days straight. (For some reason they’re taking Tuesday Oct. September 28 off; don’t ask me.) The line-up’s got all of beer lovers here on the 21st floor buzzing. I’ve already got my calendar marked for this Wednesday’s Cooking School “From Pint to Plate” with Chef Kent Rathbun and the Homebrewing Workshop on Oct. 3. Sign up now and look for me. I’ll be the one stirring my wort with one hand and holding a mug of Big Sky Moose Drool with the other. Stay tuned for my recaps.5 Comments »
This just in from the Spiceman:
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y’all need to come see what we’ve got here at the FM 1410. This is what I’ve been trying to finish and it’s almost done…a few finishing touches but now we’re up to our wazoogala in arugula…and if you have a fetish for lettuce we’re it ! check out our wailing wall of basil and last but not least…Our New Shed and Deck ( a Cajun porch on steroids) come on down y’all. Spiceman’s FM 1410. 1410 B North Fitzhugh Ave.
That is what NBC is reporting. The location is at the northwest corner of West 7th Street and Currie Street and is expected to open mid 2011. Sounds like it might open before the Garland In-N-Out Burger store.10 Comments »
Guess that job Dave Faries had lined up in Europe after he left the Dallas Observer didn’t pan out. Teresa Gubbins has snagged a media kit from Faries’ new venture Critic’s Guide, a website devoted to local restaurant reviews, chefs, cocktails, and dining trends. His partner in dine is none other than his former colleague Mark Stuertz. TGub has the full story here. The money quote from Faries: “We’re not doing news — just restaurant criticism and commentary.” Hmm. That sounds like an easy gig. Digging up news is hard work. Anywhoo, welcome them to the cyber neighborhood. They plan to launch the site, which they predict will fetch 300,000 to 500,000 pageviews per month, in early October. (Anybody know where I can find a bob-tail nag?)2 Comments »
The 2010 Great American Beer Festival took place over the weekend in Denver. This year’s competition attracted 3,523 beers and 151 judges from 10 countries. Brewers received gold, silver, and bronze medals in 79 beer categories covering 133 beer styles, establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S. Interesting note: The most competitive category was American-style India Pale Ale with 142 entries.
Here’s a link to the official press release and another to the complete list of winners. It’s a great read. Congratulations to the Covey Restaurant & Brewery in Fort Worth. They brought home a silver medal for their Cowboy Lager.
I know there was a sizable group of Dallas beer lovers who made it to the event in Denver. We’d love to hear about your experience. Also, if any local taverns are planning to feature some of the winning beer, we’d like to hear!
Jump for local and regional winners.2 Comments »
One of Pine Ridge Winery executive chef Eric Maczko’s earlier gigs was at Bouchon, Thomas Keller’s bistro in Yountville, California. In this video, chef Maczko offers some sage advice to young chefs seeking employment there.
Pine Ridge is one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries. Since 1978, it has turned out quality, small production wines that have garnered a worldwide following.
The Crimson Wine Group owns and operates a collection of small, boutique wineries that includes Napa (Pine Ridge Winery), Edna Valley (Chamisal Vineyards), and the Dundee Hills in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (Archery Summit), as well as vineyards in development in Washington State’s Columbia Valley. These wines are readily available in Dallas. Recently Eric Maczko, executive chef at Pine Ridge, came to town to talk about wine and food. I took the opportunity to meet the Culinary Institute of America graduate and Certified Sommelier at Rise No. 1 in Inwood Village to discuss pairing wine and food.2 Comments »
Happy Monday, Dishers. We’ve got a free gift for you. Now you can find all of our dining, events, and nightlife listings under one umbrella—our new D Recommends iPhone app. (It’s so easy I can do it!) Once you’ve downloaded the app here, the searches are simple. You can find a specific restaurants and those nearby. Search for steaks and you’ll find them all. Need a cheap meal? Search the coupon data base. So there you have it. Download. Search. Report. Love to have your feedback.6 Comments »