Take a Blind Date to Opaque – Dining in the Dark

So many things can go wrong when you can’t see the difference between a fork and a knife. But, um, hopefully nothing like that CSI episode, “A La Cart,” will happen while you’re at dining in the dark at Opaque. Star chefs from Aloft Hotel will prepare a four-course prix fixe mystery menu that supposedly […]

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A Community Cooks on April 19th

On Paul Quinn College’s organic farm, some of Dallas’ top execuchefs will be preparing a beautiful dinner set outside where live music, evening stars, and the buds of organic fruit provide an excellent backdrop to their culinary creations. Celebrate the farm’s accomplishments at “A Community Cooks,” and help raise money to support the farm’s fight against the […]

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Set Your DVRs: Cane Rosso Announces Air Date for Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives Episode

What a road-tripping coincidence. Nancy and Carol are traveling, so I’m posting. Word comes from Jay Jerrier that the episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives featuring Cane Rosso will air on the Food Network on April 30. Take it away, Jay: Hey All – just got our air date from the Food Network…we’ll be […]

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The State of Viognier Wine In Texas

I have maintained several times that we are at an inflexion point in the reputation and prestige of Texas wines. This is not out of boosterism: I have driven out to about 50 Texas wineries in the past year and reported on only five (Duchman, Inwood Estates, Perissos, Sandstone Cellars and The Vineyard at Florence). […]

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Cafe Momentum Dinner at Dee Lincoln’s In Dallas

I attended the Café Momentum dinner at Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room and Bubble Bar on Sunday night. From one perspective it was just like many other charity fund raisers that I have attended. Great chef – Juliard Ishizuka. Great wine – Oak Cliff Cellars. Great Hostess – Dee Lincoln. Great service, and great guests. Dig […]

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Spring Menu Released at Seasons 52 in Plano

Seasons 52 in Plano announced their spring 2012 menu yesterday. At a media event simulcast through all 21 locations in the US Senior Culinary Director Cliff Pleau and Master Sommelier George Milotes, MS, speaking from Florida, introduced the new dishes and accompanying wines. Full details here, but I will let some of the dishes speak […]

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Next Cafe Momentum Pop-Up Dinner Stars Private | Social’s Tiffany Derry on April 29th

Tiffany Derry, former Top Chef finalist, is hosting Cafe Momentum’s 10th pop-up dinner at Private | Social on April 29th at 6 PM. Cafe Momentum is a restaurant and culinary facility for at-risk youth who strive to reach their full potential. Tickets are $100 and include wine pairings. Reserve your spot here starting at noon […]

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Owns Part of Mr. Mesero. Rules: “Best Steak in Town!”

Gromer Jeffers Jr, a reporter for the Trail Blazers Blog at the Dallas Morning News, states the facts: 1. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is in the restaurant business. He owns a small stake in Mr. Mesero, an Uptown Mexican spot that opened late last year. 2. Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Jenkins’ Democratic ally […]

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Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast

Jimmy John’s advertises that their delivery is Freaky Fast.  See their blog at www.freakyfast.com.  But does their desire to be freaky fast give their 20-something young man without a handicapped placard some freaky authorization to park in a handicapped parking place?  The driver did dutifully leave his flashers on. We’ve had our say about valet […]

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