New Restaurant in Preston Royal: Nando’s in Dallas

Former Gloria’s employee Fernando Santo’s is teaming up with his mother Blanco Husca to open Nando’s. The restaurant, scheduled for June 1 opening, is in the space formerly known as Cava/Le Rendezvous in the southwest quadrant of Preston Royal Shopping Center. “The menu will be Veracruz-style,” Santos said. “My mother is going to be the […]

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Dallas Wine and Food Festival: Report on The Rising Star Chefs Awards Dinner

John Cox, Ray Skradzinski, Oliver Sitrin, and Heather Dorris may not be names that trip off your tongue. But if history is any guide they will be big-name chefs in Dallas in the next few years. They were the four winners in this year’s Rising Star Chefs Contest: Heather Darris (Bolla), Oliver Sitrin (Marquee), Ray […]

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What To Drink Now: Villa Maria and 50 Years of Fabulous New Zealand Wine

New Zealand is considered to be a young wine region, they really only got started making wine in the 1950′s, preferring at the time to drink beer, tea, sherry and port instead of still, dry wine.  They did, however, have a massive farming and ranching industry, particularly with cattle and sheep (there are 4 million […]

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