If you can’t get up to The Shops at Legacy in Plano to enjoy a glass or bottle off their award winning wine list, visit their Dallas location as they continue their Generous Pour event through September 4.
I had an opportunity to experience this Generous Pour over dinner the other evening and found it to be one of the best wine deals in town for both discovering high rated, highly allocated and interesting wine at an exceptional price. For just $25 (per person with dinner) guests will taste a generous pours of 9 different wines hand selected by Capital Grille Master Sommelier George Miliotes. You can try as many or as few as you like, creating your favorite pairing throughout your meal.1 Comment »
Three guys took 44 days, visited 11 countries, flew 38,000 miles via 18 flights, witnessed an exploding volcano, and used two cameras to capture almost a terabyte of footage. From that, they gleaned three short films—each with its own linear concept based on movement, learning and food. The three mini-documentaries, starring the edible Andrew Lees, are as compelling as they come and prove that sometimes porn comes fully clothed:
jump for the Move and Learn short films… Continue reading "I Could Watch Andrew Lees Eat, Move, and Learn All Day Long"4 Comments »
Anybody spotted Pecos cantaloupes in Dallas? I’ve been looking and I can’t find them. Need them. Today.7 Comments »
Our fab food photographer Kevin Marple is out and about today. He just made a brilliant observation. He says Hooters, Twin Peaks, Tilted Kilt, and Redneck Heaven are all within 1 mile of each other on I-35 in Lewisville. Breastaurant Row!6 Comments »
Let me open by saying that I love Pho Colonial‘s pho. I love it so much that I was willing to walk six blocks downtown in 104-degree heat yesterday to get some on opening day. But, at the risk of sounding … oh screw it, I don’t care…the opening day their Downtown location yesterday felt like being inexorably stuck in a Hanoi traffic jam. Here’s how it went down:
Noon-ish—Krista, Laura, and I walked in a little after noon. The dining room was full (with two or three vacant tables) and there were seven people in line in front of us. A handful of people waited against the front window. Not bad. We made it to the counter in 5-10 minutes, placed our orders for take-out pho, rice, spring rolls, and bubble tea, received out numbers and proceeded to the dining room to wait. I overheard a young woman saying to the expediter that she’d been waiting for 45 minutes and she needed to get back to work. I chose to ignore it. I’d been in the day before for the media opening and the food was so good that, just 24 hours later, was Jonesing for more pho.
jump to read more about the Pho cluster-cuss… Continue reading "Wondering What Happened at Pho Colonial Downtown Yesterday? A Chronlogical Account (and UPDATE from the Owner)."
The Tesar is on The TV tonight. He will appear on The Food Network’s EXtreme Chef at 9PM. I believe The Tesar is hosting The Watching Party with specials on wine. Tonight’s episode “Survive The Farm” sounds exciting. Listen:
Three chefs travel to a farm to dig for their own ingredients, but a powerful dust storm stops them in their tracks. And one chef almost quits after a cow he’s milking goes mad.
Tune in to see which chef goes mad with the cow. Spoiler alert: It couldn’t be The Tesar. He’s already mad.
Overview: Owner John Gilbert opened his new saloon concept in January 2011 inside Gilley’s 91,000 square-foot entertainment venue, and, like the venue itself, the restaurant definitely draws a diverse crowd. Exposed brick walls and autographed guitars (Sheryl Crow, Pat Greene, and more) add to the venue-vibe while a massive circular bar sits dead center at the core of the restaurant. Even during the lunch hour, the place felt alive with disco balls gleaming overhead and giant bottles of Jack Daniels sitting in glass cases (they’re empty … I asked). Not only did the décor fit the saloon theme, but the staff plays along as well, yelling from the bar “hey sweetie, where do you want to sit and what are you drinking?” as soon as I walked through the door.3 Comments »
I don’t usually start stories this way but…
When some friends and I rented a villa in Tuscany last spring, the rental package included a traditional, wood-fired pizza dinner—cooked from scratch by the caretaker’s wife and sister—and capped off by a dessert pizza at the end. Imagine hand-thrown dough with Nutella, nuts, and granulated sugars—gooey and roasty. (Moment of silence.)
So, imagine my interest piquing when I heard that , in honor of national s’mores day on August 10, Cavalli Pizzeria Napoletana will be selling their large s’mores pizza for half price—a mere $5. Nutella layered with graham crackers and marshmallows—sounds like the next best thing to being back in the villa.