I just finished a plate of ribs, brisket, and sausage at Harold’s Pit Bar-B-Q in Abilene. I’m a little short on time so I’ll make this a quick look. This joint opened in 1957 and is just about as funky a place as you’ll find. When I walked in, Harold was leading a group of about 20 school children in a gospel version of “Amen.” When he finished he said, “All right yáll, now go eat your ribs.” Then he made his way behind the counter and served us.3 Comments »
I’m sure there were some other Dishers out at Paul Quinn College’s A Community Cooks event last night, what with food from Bolsa, Nonna, Nova, Restaurant Ava, and more. They can probably tell you more about the “cooks” part of the title. Me? I can’t do the food justice, because I don’t eat meat and thus can only file a partial report. (Favorite thing I ate: the cheese grits from Orazio Lamanna of Cowboys Stadium, topped with sliced almonds and pickle slaw.)
But I can, and will, say the entire night was pretty special. It took place on and around PQC’s erstwhile football field, which has now been turned into a farm, producing food for the local community. (The nearest grocery store, PQC president Michael Sorrell said, is six miles away.) It’s striking walking up, seeing the goal posts standing amid plowed rows, and the bleachers have sort of a “Feral House” thing happening, as nature starts to reclaim them. And Paul Quinn as a whole seems like a place on the way back up. It certainly has the right people, especially Elizabeth Wattley, who runs the farm. More to come. After the jump, some photos from Elliott Munoz.7 Comments »
Greeting from Buffalo Gap, Texas. I’m here for the 7th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit, an intimate yet serious food and wine event organized by the late Fess Parker of Fess Parker Winery & Vineyards, Dr. Richard Becker of Becker Vineyards and Lisa and Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. (Yes, the same Tom Perini who graces the cover of the current Texas Monthly.) Last night they set up an outdoor theater and played Bottle Shock while we sipped Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, the wine that won the infamous battle of California vs French wine in 1976.
Then I sat down with Lisa Perini in the famous steakhouse and talked about how the event began while stuffing our faces with the best dang prime rib I have ever tasted.
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Back by popular demand, on Saturday, April 16 from 2:45 to 4:45 pm, Steel will offer their popular sushi demo/class. Learn how to make real sushi rice, how to prepare spicy tuna for rolls, how to prepare crab for a California roll, and how the sushi chef prepares a whole salmon for use in sushi making. In addition, you’ll get the skinny on slicing raw fish, making Nigori sushi, and rolling your own California, spicy tuna, and shrimp tempura rolls. The Sushi Demonstration is $55 per person, which includes a welcoming glass of sake, all sushi preparations, and a service charge for the Sushi Chef.
Call 214-219-9908 for reservations.
There are fewer than 24 spots left for the April 26 private, underground dinner with Chef David Temple. Temple will prepare a five-course tasting menu focusing on fresh, seasonal, local vegetables, and paired with fish. Chef Temple, who started his career in Louisiana before settling in Dallas where he hooked up with Tom Spicer, is committed to using the best local and regional ingredients. This particular dinner is $75 per person and is BYOB. Call now for your spot at the table.
For more information on Chef David Temple go to his website www.chefdat.com2 Comments »
This event will fill up today:
Italian Wine Guy (Alfonso Cevola – one of the most knowledgeable and passionate Italian wine trade guys in the business) is reporting back on his recent trip to Vin Italy ( the best place to catch up on Berlusconi gossip). Roll the press release:
“The Italian Wine Guy” Wed - April 20th
Our next tasting will be with Alfonso Cevola “The Italian Wine Guy.” Alfonso on his way back from Vin Italy in Verona. After a week in Italy tasting wine, he will share what’s going on in Italy and some new wines he enjoyed.
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Hey, Dishers. Where did you eat this week? Did you find something fabulous? Did you find something foul? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your latest restaurant experiences. Here’s what you reported last week.17 Comments »