I just returned from the Thanksgiving holiday Napa Valley style. I had traveled out to the picturesque Napa Valley on November 17th (on my own plane ticket) to start the holiday week at the inaugural Flavor! Napa Valley. I was an invited guest of the festival, attending a few of the events throughout the weekend, which quickly established itself as being a celebration of big names and big wines, coming together to celebrate Napa Valley. Continue reading "What to Drink Now: Flavor! Napa Valley"1 Comment »
The Lombardi family’s La Fiorentina Tuscan Grill was packed earlier this week when the restaurant and Park Place Dealerships hosted a white truffle dinner and auction. The proceeds were donated to the Make-a-Wish-Foundation, the entity that makes it possible for children with life-threatening illnesses to pursue their dreams. The first recipient, Chris Greicius, who was age 7 in 1980, dreamed of being a police officer. The foundation made it possible for him. Another wished to be a zookeeper. Another wished to be a Blue Angel. The foundation found ways to make all of these possible.
PANCAKES! Who doesn’t love pancakes? Sunday the Dallas Young Lawyers and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most pancakes served in 8 hours. To beat the current world record holder, they need to serve 80,000. The Dallas Young Lawyers are taking donations of $5 per plate with 100% of the proceeds going to the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s hospital. The event will take place at the finish line of the 40th Annual MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon on Sunday at Fair Park in Dallas. Here’s all you need to know.2 Comments »
When popular Dallas chef Joanne Bondy left her post at Ciudad to work at the ginormous Gaylord Texan, industry folks thought she was crazy. Now, almost six years later, we’re crazy for the improvements and the personal touches she has added to Old Hickory’s menu. It’s still mostly a steak restaurant. Filets, Cowboy rib-eyes, and the Prime rib-eye, topped with blue cheese, smoked bacon, and tobacco onions, are big sellers. But Bondy also offers a separate farm-to-market menu with local and regional ingredients.2 Comments »
This link will take you to the DFW International Community Alliance website. There you will find a list of international holiday celebrations taking place in the area. Choose a unique event or two and expand your horizons this season. Experience Venezuelan Christmas Carols or sample food at the Indonesian Christmas Celebration. Not Jewish? Take your family to see A Chanukah Musical Story. You can drive around and look at Christmas lights any time.
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.15 Comments »