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Anthony Bourdain in Dallas on Thursday: No Reservations Offers No Media Access

Several months ago, I received a press release announcing the date and details for Anthony Bourdain’s show at the Majestic Theater. I posted the information on SideDish and we included the event the October D Magazine events listings. In the middle of September, I received an email from one of the PR peeps handling Bourdain’s […]

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Hennessy in Dallas

Maurice Hennessy, 8th generation member of the family who’s Cognac bears their name, was in Dallas this week to showcase the family’s products and give away a couple of cocktail recipes. I was fortunate to be invited to join the tasting. We started with cocktails fitting for a hot Dallas afternoon. The Hennessy Berry is […]

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Beaujolais and Beyond Champagne Reception and Wine Tasting in Dallas

Back in the 1980s in Dallas the French-American Chamber of Commerce organized the ultimate celebration of the Nouveau Beaujolais every November. Thousands of people filled the lower level of the World Trade Center to drink seemingly endless amounts of the Beaujolais Nouveau  and snack on bread and cheese. Many of us realized after a few […]

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Texas Restaurant Foundation and El Centro Presents Intro to Restaurant Management Classes

This just in from Tracey Evers the Executive Director of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. TRA Education Foundation has partnered with El Centro to provide an Introduction to Restaurant Management class – open to TRA members and non members.  Great for assistant managers or new managers.  Two-day intensive training that you can’t get anywhere else […]

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Wine From La Mancha

If you ask wine drinkers to name wine making regions in Spain, you will likely get Rioja as the most frequent response. Some will know Ribera del Duero as well. After that, the answer pot will likely run dry. There are many more significant winemaking regions in Spain, which is the third largest producer by […]

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DISH in Dallas Cooks Up a Few New Dishes

At a recent media event, DISH (in the Illume on Cedar Springs) previewed their new seasonal American menu. I attended with cautious optimism. Dish’s Executive Chef Doug Brown (ex. Nana execuchef at the age of 23, James Beard House presenter, Culinary Institute of America graduate, numerous awards, etc.) is one of this city’s culinary stars. […]

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