Speaking of long tables, those merry hipsters in Oak Cliff are doing one November 1. It’s called the Bishop Arts Long Table, and they’ll put it smack dab in the middle of the street. Tickets are $100.
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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 – New York wines – at the 2010 Grape & Gridiron Classic. During the blind-tasting event, hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture and held at the El Centro College Food & Hospitality Institute, 22 distinct state wines went glass-to-glass in celebration of the game. The final score: Texas: 8; New York: 3. Home field advantage? I think not!
Texas wine bloggers Jeff Siegel of the Wine Curmudgeon/ DrinkLocalWine.com, Russ Kane of VintageTexas, and Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine and Grape Association led the tastings.
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‘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 to cross our desks: The Longest Chef’s Table in Dallas, Nov. 11 at 6 pm at The Village on the Green. The event promises cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a six-course dinner, wine pairings, a silent auction, and serenade by Booker T. Washington vocal students. This dinner under the stars, concocted by 12 of North Texas’ premier chefs — including but not limited to Chef Amado Mora (Maximo Mexican Cocina), Chef Tim Byers (Smoke), Chef Tiffany Derry (Go Fish Ocean Club), Chef Tamesha Warren (Top Chef: DC and Washington, D.C.’s The Oval Room), and Chef Brad Albers (Eddie V’s) — will run you a mere $125 and will benefit a mighty good cause (you know…the kids). And while this may be “the longest” event of its kind, space remains limited, so visit The Village on the Green’s website to claim your seat.
As for the long-table trend, what’s next? Highest? Lowest? Widest? Lengthiest? We’ll let you know as soon as we get the word.
Dust off your LBD and pony up the $150 for a spot at the table at Stephan Pyles’ 11th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner & Live Auction, Nov. 7 at 6 pm — a six-course, fall-inspired, fundraising feast with wine pairings and menu contributions from Matt Raso of Nobu, Dallas; Blaine Staniford of Grace; Jeff Harris of Craft; Tim Byres of Smoke; Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate; and Stephan Pyles and Matt McAllister of Stephan Pyles. The post-dinner auction proceeds benefit The Stephan Pyles Culinary Scholarship. Space is extremely limited, so click here to secure your seat before they’re all gobbled up.
This Thursday from 5-7 pm, Sigel’s in Addison will host a free wine tasting to coincide with a visit from Napa Valley’s August ‘Joe’ Briggs proprietor of Briggs & Sons Winemaking. Briggs will lead a tasting of his new releases, including the Charbono and Petite Sirah. Note: Sigel’s is the only retailer outside of the winery’s own tasting room to carry these. Stop by to find out why. Click here to RSVP.
We’re not kidding. Win a $450 gift card to Ticket City by drinking beer and being creative. Shiner Bock wants your Shiner-inspired poetry, music, artwork, photos, and videos. Submit your masterpiece with DMAG as the code and you will automatically be entered to win the gift card to Ticket City. We’re jealous. Employees are ineligible. You have until November 15, 2010 to submit your entry.