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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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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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