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Anyone Want to Give a Shout-Out to Their Favorite Patio?

In light of Mother Nature’s recent brutality, it’s no wonder that everyone we know is using these recent cooler days as an excuse to run to their favorite outdoor patio. I, myself, spent a good 30 minutes this morning in the backyard throwing the tennis ball with the new dog, soaking up the breezy 72 […]

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BBQ Snob Daniel Vaughn Takes a Break From Full Custom Gospel BBQ

Oh, no. I hate it when this happens. The best food blog in Dallas just announced a break in the action. Daniel Vaughn, the leader of Full Custom BBQ is taking some time off to perhaps pen a book.  It’s called “Carrots Have Soul.” Not really. I remember meeting Daniel when he first got the […]

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Early Texas Wine Grape Harvest Report: Small Quantity But High Quality

We may have just entered September but a picture of the how the 2011 wine grape harvest will shape up is emerging. A the moment it looks like small quantity but high quality. The intense heat of the summer was the key factor and also forced some farmers to harvest earlier than usual.  I corresponded […]

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TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Texas Winemaker Don Pullum Discusses Pairing Acidity of Wine and Food

Do you tweet? Do you like to talk wine? Then you will enjoy the monthly TXwine Twitter Tuesday, community discussions led by Russ Kane with Vintage Texas. Tonight the tweet-a-thon will tackle food and wine. Sandstone Cellars’ Don Pullum, Texas grape grower and consultant winemaker, will present three recipes and six wines from Texas and […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Unidentified Parisian Treat

Two things about boys: they don’t ask for directions when they are lost and they don’t bother to find out the name of what they are eating until they want it again. Listen to this one: I first encountered this tasty treat while walking past a street vendor in Paris. It is a custard tart […]

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