This news comes from Troy Aikman’s Twitter feed, where he says: “Just tried the new @Wingstop flavor — Louisiana Rub! It may join Lemon Pepper & Garlic Parmesan as one of my favorites!” We now return you to regularly scheduled programming.
D Magazine intern Jessica Melton was surfing the internet and came up with this doozie of a newsy story.
I was reading through Pegasus News when I ran across this incredible story: Morgan Wilson, who made it to the finals last year on Top Chef Just Desserts, has been indicted for possession of child pornography.
He is charged with not one, not two, but THREE second-degree felony charges of possession with intent to promote child pornography. His arrest was last December. Terms of his release included the monitoring of his internet activity and a $10,000 bond.
Wilson is still listed as the executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, but is scheduled to appear in front of a Collin County judge on October 27. Nancy texted Dean Fearing, execuchef of Fearing’s at the Ritz, and he texted back “No comment!!!!”
On Top Chef, Wilson seemed like such a suave, collected, although short-tempered, guy. As a regular follower of all-things-food related on TV, I watched Wilson and was proud that he was representing Plano on national TV. Now it feels weird to think that when I was watching the show, he’d already been arrested for having images of child pornography on his computer.
I may never be able to eat another cannoli again.
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Before I tell you how hard I’ve fallen in love with Goodfriend, the East Dallas pub that opened Monday, I must tell you that I am not to be trusted. I live within walking distance of Matt Tobin’s new place (he of Vickery Park fame). They sell beer. I can walk there. Or I can drive there and then walk home. I am therefore totally biased.
Last night I had time for exactly one beer on the way home (promise). I popped in around 6. The undersized parking lot (all the better to promote walking and biking) was already full. A couple of kids in private-school uniforms gamboled about on the spacious wood patio in front. I saw a dog. Inside, the 20 or so seats around the horseshoe-shaped bar were nearly all occupied. Music so cool that only Zac could ID the artist played at a level that did not discourage conversation. I grabbed a barstool and leaned into the well-built handrail. (All bar handrails should be convex. Why this is not a federal mandate, I don’t know.)28 Comments »
I almost sent this email straight to Steven Doyle because I think he should audition. Then I thought maybe somebody else might like a chance. This call comes from Nick Corporon, Casting Associate with Pilgrim Studios.
We’re currently casting a TV show to appear on a major cable network. Any way you can help us get the word out, would be greatly appreciated. And if you personally know anyone who would be great, please pass this along!
Go long. I’m throwing.
Are you a chef, restaurateur, foodie or gourmet who is ready to find the love of his life? Pilgrim Studios is looking for a single, attractive and charming culinary enthusiast to be our featured bachelor on a new, unscripted show for a major cable network.
Jump for it.(Doyle, I get 20 percent)7 Comments »
In the mood for some tasty BBQ? Then head out to Lake Cliff Park this Saturday (12-6pm) for the second annual Blues, Bandits, and BBQ event in North Oak Cliff. Fifteen teams will compete for best BBQ bragging rights and the Kessler Theater has lined up the musical talent including 12-year-old guitar phenom Tallon Latz, Andrew Tinker, Bobby Patterson, and Stevie Ray Vaughn protege Lance Lopez. For more info and advance ticket purchases, click over to Go Oak Cliff.
Two local gals have been busy penning books. Ellen Sweets, former DMN reporter, has written Stirring it Up With Molly Ivins, a memoir about her long-time friend and fellow cook. Sweets will sign books at Blue Mesa Grill on Tuesday, November 8from 5 PM to 7PM and talk about famed political writer Molly Ivins. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and complimentary wine and light appetizers will be served.
Christy Morgan, a DFW resident and former meat-and-potatoes gal, has written Blissful Bites, a vegan cookbook. Morgan will be signing copies be signing copies of Blissful Bites at the Southlake Town Square Barnes & Noble in Southlake on Saturday, November 5 at 2 PM.
Sevy’s co-owner Amy Severson makes this claim: “A full-service, lunch-and-dinner- liquor-serving business generates more taxes per-square-foot than most industries.” Below she wonders why the Texas State Legislature continues to penalize small to mid-sized restaurant owners. Hear her roar.
Imagine if you were sitting down for coffee with Uncle Sam, and the conversation started like this:
Uncle Sam: “Hey, we’re having a little budget problem and we’re going to collect your next month’s taxes out of your next paycheck.”
You: “But I might not have a job next month, and this month I have a mortgage that needs to be paid, utilities, car payment, kids in college [the list goes on]. How can I pay you ahead of time if I haven’t earned the money yet?”
Uncle Sam: “Whatever.”
Certainly this scene would not be appetizing to any taxpayer – individual or business – especially in a state that touts its tax friendliness. So it was a surprise to read in the 2011 Legislative Update issued by Susan Combs Comptroller of Public Accounts, that the State of Texas has cooked their books with a recipe for disaster for small restaurants. They’ve added Senate Bill 1, an “advance tax payment” plan to balance their biannual budget. This follows a revised state franchise tax that burdens restaurants with a very high effective-net-income rate. They are literally trying to kill us.
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The location is 1106 East Interstate 30 and South Goliad opens today.