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The Free Man Soft Opens With Some Semantics Issues

John Jay Myers has swung the doors wide on The Free Man, his new Cajun cafe & lounge in Deep Ellum. His mission:  combining a bit of Bourbon Street with a nightly live-music venue. Menu items: etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo, boudin, alligator, and more. Sounds great to us, but the Cajun vs. Creole distinction seems to […]

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Two Weeks Until TEXSOM

In two weeks the best Sommeliers, wine professionals, aficionados and wine lovers in Texas will come together at The Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas, for the 7th annual Texas Sommelier Association Conference (TEXSOM) delivering top-notch wine education at very reasonable prices.  Over the course of three days, from August 13-15, TEXSOM offers attendees […]

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Mad Tavern to Open in Dallas

Hello Dishers! Welcome to August. This is a love/hate time for restaurants: many close while others participate in restaurant week/month. Sounds like Trece closed yesterday, and I’ve heard rumblings about some other significant closures to come. But today comes word of an opening. Mad Tavern, a gastropub “specializing in beer, whiskies and high-quality European dishes,” […]

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Brews News: Zio Carlo Brewpub Struggles to Open in Fort Worth

Ace contributor Julissa Trevino sends us this report from the field. Take it away, Julissa… At the corner of W. Magnolia Ave. and College Ave. in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth, Carlo Galotto looked tired but was still smiling as he sat on a dusty wooden bar stool in the spacious brick building […]

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Inventory at Tom Spicer’s FM1410

This unedited list just in from Spiceman: Developing and properly staffing any small business operation, especially a farm of any size, on less than a budget of shoe string potatoes isn’t easy… then throw a tanked economy on that camel. Fewph! But I’ve DONE IT! My garden is filled out and flush, The new deck we built […]

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