Oh, the Glory of a Food Truck on a Saturday Afternoon. Hot Box Truck Hits Greenville Ave.

I think I speak for all of us here at D when I say that only good things will come from the addition of a food truck culture to Dallas’ streets. Case in point: today’s arrival of The Hot Box food truck in front of The Grape on Greenville Ave. Jump for The Hot Box […]

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Technicolor Snow Cones and Achiote Pork Tomorrow When the Hot Box Food Truck Parks at The Grape

If you find yourself a) hungry b) feeling expansive and c) in the Greenville area tomorrow around lunchtime, stop by The Grape where Chef Brian Luscher and his friends Lauren Jones & Stewart Jameson of The Hot Box will be slinging Uncle Jimmy’s achiote pork nachos, burgers, and made-to-order snow cones from the one-and-only Hot […]

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Cheese, Cheese, Cheese! We Never Ever Tire of Eating Cheese.

Scardello, the folks responsible for our addiction to such cheesy greats as Epoisses and Bleu d’ Auvergne, are hosting Cheese and Wine of the Northwest, Thursday, November 4. Join Rich in exploring the cheeses of Washington and Oregon, paired with wine, of course. If you prefer your cheese as fluid and your boundaries, you’ll heart […]

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What I’m Drinking Now: Chilean Reds

I participated in an online group tasting the other evening of Chilean red wine led by Cesar Morales, the enological manager for Viñedos Emiliana S.A., a winery that is creating organic and bio-dynamic wine from vineyards in the Casablanca, Maipo and Rapel valleys of Chile.  A graduate with distinction from the University of Chile that also worked in South Africa, Bordeaux and […]

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Food Cart Review: BBQ Snob Hits Squeals on Wheels

Our buddy Daniel Vaughn, writer of Full Custom Gospel BBQ, sends a review of Screen Door’s new food cart, Squeals on Wheels. Just in time to prime your palate for Sunday! Brisket and blue cheese? That’s not a combo I’m used to, but when I asked the guy manning the newest food trailer (cart, really) […]

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Craft’s Whole Pig & Beer Dinner Was No Foolin’ Around

“I think some people were expecting a pig with an apple in its mouth,” Craft’s General Manager Max Rudberg commented as last night’s 23 guests for the Craft Whole Pig & Beer Pairing dinner began to take their seats. “I think everyone’s going to be very pleasantly surprised.” Indeed, the five-course feast that Chef Jeff […]

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What I’m Drinking Now: Trick or Treat

This weekend is all about the treats, no tricks, and there are some great cocktail combos out that should be tried.  Below are some unusual selections that I have been introduced to recently, that are also pretty tasty.  Also great for watching a Texas Rangers win!  The Green Beast Developed by Pernod Absinthe’s  in-house mixologist […]

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5,200 Free Einstein Bagel Sandwiches? Definitely Worth Getting Out of Bed For.

Einstein Bros. Bagels in McKinney opening in a big way next Tuesday (Nov. 2) by giving the first 100 people in line coupons for one free breakfast sandwich a week for one year. That’s 52 sandwiches, people. Fine print says that you have to be at least 18 years old, have a valid photo ID, […]

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Vijay Sadhu Previews Recipes for New Restaurant Sutra. Bonus Video of Sadhu Cooking!

Vijay Sadhu’s new restaurant Sutra opens next month in The Shops at Legacy in Plano. He needed a few folks to use as guinea pigs to test  some of his recipes. We were happy to oblige. Sadhu whipped out five dishes, assisted by longtime friend and Sutra consultant Arturo Romanillos (his specialty is pâtisserie and baking […]

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Texas Trounces New York in Monday Night’s Grape & Gridiron Face Off

We sent intern Meredith Stein to the 2010 Grape and Gridiron Classic for a play-by-play account of last night’s face-off between Texas and New York most able-bodied wines. Here’s her report from the sidelines: Though the Cowboys suffered a devastating blow Monday night from the New York Giants (poor Romo), Texas wines plowed their competition […]

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Scottish Rite Hospital Benefits from the Longest of the Long Table Dinners

‘Tis the season for long-table dinners. (Remember the Outstanding in the Field and Chefs for Farmers events from a couple weeks ago?) It would appear that not only is the the long table dinner trend not showing signs of burning out but it’s actually picking up steam and variations as evidenced by this latest event […]

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