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Couple of Good Food Gigs: Les Dames d’Escoffier Raiser Grazer and Savor Dallas’ Wine Panel Tasting Seminar

One. As I have said before, the silent auction at the annual Les Dames d’Escoffier Raiser Grazer event is the best around. If you love food and travel you can get some great bargains. The next RG is Sunday (March 6) from 5-8 at City Place (2711 North Haskell). Les Dames is a group of […]

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Guerrilla-Style Photography: Capturing Images of the Secret Menu at In-N-Out for D Magazine

D Magazine food photographer Kevin Marple traveled to LA to capture images we needed to compile “The Newbie’s Guide to In-N-Out.”  He returned with the pictures but he went through hamburger hell to get them. Here’s his story. I’ve had art directors send me into some wild scenarios. And when D Magazine’s Creative Director Todd […]

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Empty Bowls Full To the Brim With Supporters of North Texas Food Bank

Last Friday, D editorial intern Courtney Foreman attended the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank at the Meyerson. Behold her observations: Guests at Friday’s Empty Bowls Luncheon (benefiting the North Texas Food Bank) mingled in the Meyerson Symphony Center lobby amid tables blanketed with hundreds of handcrafted bowls. Hand crafted by […]

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The Green Room in Dallas is Officially Closed

NBC’s Greg Janda sent me a link to Annie Potzasznik’s story on the official announcement: The Green Room is closed. The only question remaining is: Am I still a rumor monger? From Green Room’s Facebook page on Jan 12: Contrary to Nancy Nichols’ uninformed rumor mongering, the Green Room is not closed. We will reopen […]

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D Magazine’s In-N-Out Burger Cover Story: Behind the Scenes With Photographer Kevin Marple

I mentioned in the previous post that pulling together the story on In-N-Out Burger’s journey to North Texas was an arduous task. The words came a lot easier than the photo graphs. Although the corporate offices sent us stock art, they would not allow us access to shoot pictures inside a “store.” So we sent […]

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Tim Love, Samir Dhurandhar, and Dean Fearing Make a Texas-Size Splash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Alas, we’re not in South Beach right now tweeting our Giada sightings, analyzing food labels with Jamie Oliver, and locking step with Anthony Bourdain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep track of what’s going on with our favorite hometown chefs at the country’s most notorious, sand-in-your-sandals food fest. jump for festival deets…

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D Magazine Cover Story: In-N-Out Burger Invades North Texas:

The March issue of D Magazine is out. On the the cover? In-N-Out Burger. Why? Because the farm fresh fast food chain from SoCal is about to open all over North Texas. We asked Nancy (Fast Food Maven) Luna of the Orange County Register to write the story. She was the only journalist allowed a […]

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What I’m Drinking Now: Raise a Glass to Oscar

This years Academy Awards shines on Sunday night, and some of the nominated  films this year are certainly award worthy….2010 was a good year in movies…from Inception to The Kings Speech to The Fighter to The Social Network to True Grit…audiences were entertained by the performances, the dialogue, the premise.  A good year in films. If […]

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Want to Play Golf….and Drink and Eat….With a Hall of Fame Golfer?

April 3 and 4th, Brenda and Clay Cockerell of Coquerel Family Wine Estates, will host a two day event with hall of fame golfer (and wine maker) Annika Sorenstam, benefitting the ANNIKAfoundation.  The two day event starts with dinner and vino with the Cockerells and Sorenstam prepared by Chef John Tesarand Las Vegas Chef Kerry […]

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That Old Familiar Longing Strikes Again—Thank Goodness for Gio’s Half-Sours

Word on the street is that Gio’s Deli is importing half-sour pickles from Carnegie Deli in NYC. As someone whose relationship to half-sours is borderline fanatical, and whose cell phone screen saver is a picture of her husband eating a half-sour (follow the jump if you don’t believe me), I am scarcely able to contain […]

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KRLD Restaurant Week 2010 Celebrates Record Charity Donation

After last August’s KRLD Restaurant Week/Month, I asked one of our interns to contact all of the restaurants that participated and conduct a brief survey. The results are here. I did this because most of the pre-event chatter among the trade was  negative. Many of the chefs and restaurateurs I’d spoken with were disappointed with […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Ladies Who Lunch Quietly

A concerned husband writes for advice. His wife needs your help. So, go. My wife (40-something) is looking for a cool, “hip” restaurant for lunch.  She is taking her best friend out for the friend’s birthday.  Some place that they can have great food, great service, and talk without raising their voices.  Any suggestions? Without […]

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