Wendy Krispin Opens Royal 60 at the International on Turtle Creek

Wendy Krispin has just opened the doors to Royal 60 at the International on Turtle Creek (150 Turtle Creek Boulevard Suite 202). Krispin was originally working with Kay (Margaux’s) Agnew on the restaurant but the two split. “We decided to go at it alone without partnering up with Kay Agnew,” Krispin said. “Things just worked […]

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Mico Rodriguez to Open El Mesero in Mid-November

It’s taken a while for Mico Rodriguez to get the financing for his new project completed. However, today it looks like all of the initial checks are in and El Mesero (“the waiter” in Spanish) is under construction. Mico says he has been surrounded by “a lot of love” from former friends and foes alike. […]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Pumpkin Food in Dallas

Oh, how I love anything made with pumpkin. Yesterday, I bought a dozen pumpkin bagels at Einstein’s. Starting today, I’m searching for anything made with pumpkin–desserts, soup, pancakes, bread, pasta—anything. If you see it or make it, let us know below.

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Brewer-Clifton and Melville Vineyards Dinner at Abacus in Dallas

Two California central coast wineries, Brewer-Clifton and Melville Vineyards and Winery, were tasted last night over hors d’oeuvres and a four-course meal at Abacus in Dallas. Sales Director, Partner, and General Manager for Melville, Stephen Janes, took 50 guests through some of the best wines from the two companies’ portfolios and described the connection between […]

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What to Drink Now: Spain

An intimate reception was held last night for Gloria Collell, Winemakers’ Ambassador for Ferrer Family Wine Estates, which included a tasting of the  Heredad Collection of wines.  One of the oldest family run wine organizations, best known for their Freixenet Cava, the Ferrer Family began expanding their portfolio to include select still wines that really […]

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Restaurant Review: The Commissary at One Arts Plaza in Dallas

In the October issue of D Magazine, Teresa Gubbins tells us what she thinks about The Commissary. In a profession loaded with bad boys, chef John Tesar stands out. Mercurial, dismissive, he’s a hyperactive hothead with a self-destructive streak so legendary that his old pal Anthony Bourdain has written about it. Tesar is so good […]

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Abraham Salum Previews James Beard House Dinner He Will Serve in New York

Abraham Salum will head to The James Beard House in New York where he will prepared dinner on October 21. His audience will be some of the most discriminating palates in the city and will include chefs, food industry veterans, members of the media, and discerning palates of the general public. Leaving nothing to chance, […]

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Fire at Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse On Inwood Road in Dallas

From Sonny Bryan’s: Last night at approximately 11:00PM, a small fire broke out in two unattached storage sheds behind the main building at the original location of Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse on Inwood Road.The Dallas Fire Department was able to put out the fire before it spread, but the two side doors to the restaurant were […]

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Coquerel Family Wine and Annika Vineyards Dinner October 16, Golf with The Champion October 17

Several months ago we were getting excited to welcome Annika Sorenstam, a legend in the world of golf, to Dallas, for not only a day of teeing it up for a great cause, but also the opportunity to taste the award winning wine created by the Hall of Fame golfer at a lavish dinner the […]

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Aquadora to Open in Former GoFish Spot at Village on the Green

Tiffany Derry’s old stomping grounds at GoFish are now occupied by Aquadora. (Boy I so want to slap a Pompadoura on the end of that name to make it a combination hair salon and seafood restaurant.) Seriously, a lease has been signed for the 6,052-square-foot restaurant located at the intersection of Alpha and Noel Roads. […]

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Get Ready for New Groovy Swag at the State Fair of Texas

Here is a preview of some of the hip new t-shirts carnival workers will be wearing when the Texas State Fair opens on Friday. They were designed by the Belmont Icehouse in Deep Ellum. They will be available for purchase.

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Restaurant Review: New Herrera’s Café on Maple Avenue

In 1971, I spent most of my Sunday mornings in a line around the original Herrera’s on Maple Avenue. My friends and I would sit under a dripping window AC unit for hours, waiting for our turn at one of the nine tables inside the tiny, lard-based Tex-Mex restaurant. Once seated, you popped open the […]

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Rathbuns’ 8th Annual Art Party Is This Sunday

Kent and Tracy Rathbun, between them the owners of Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen, Zea Woodfire Grill, Shinsei and Duo, throw open their house this Sunday to bring collectors together with local artists for their eighth annual art party. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds go to the march of Dimes.   “We’re honored to […]

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