Rob Lowe was the keynote speaker at today’s Baylor Health Care System’s Celebrating Women 2012 luncheon. According to Jack Knox, owner of Cafe Pacific, Lowe was in for dinner last night and liked it so much he returned for lunch today. Guess he didn’t love the food served today at the Hilton Anatole. Or Jack is full of beans.
UPPITY DATE: A female grackle just told me she saw “the hunky Rob Lowe” at MiCocina on Wednesday.
UPPITY DATE: From Jeanne Prejean at My Sweet Charity: “He was at the Hilton Anatole with 1,300 fawning females for the record-breaking Celebrating Women luncheon for raising funds to fight breast cancer. I noticed that he didn’t eat, but chatted with Pat Smith (Emmitt’s more beautiful half) and Jeff Rich (Jan Miller’s husband). He wowed the crowd despite problem having a starved stomach. He was a very nice guy to all he met. He lost his mother, grandmother and great grandmother to breast cancer.”
Tip of the hat to Disher JM:
Walked by [The Stand] tonight, they appear to have abruptly closed. A note on the door says they are “going back to their roots” and opening a food truck soon.It’s kind of surprising, their food was good and they always seemed busy.
Voicemail at brick and mortar says the restaurant has “gone mobile” and the truck will be roaming the streets by October 17. OH NO, that song! Keep me moving.
If Jason Kosmas, Dallas bartender extraordinaire, wins this weekend’s Cointreau Ambassador of Libations contest in New York, he’ll be on a flight to France in May 2013 where he will serve cocktails at Cannes 2013.
Kosmas already passed Phase II of the competition back in late September, when D Magazine hosted a competition for seven mixologists at the NYLO Hotel South Side. Emily Perkins (The Porch), Omar Yeefoon (The Cedars Social), Jason Kosmas (Village Marquee Grill), Abraham Bedell (Oak), Trevor Landry (Dish), Brian McCullogh (The Standard Pour), and LeAnn Berry (Komali) were all mixing, pouring and shaking to become the Dallas regional winner. Unfortunately for six of them, Kosmas had the winning recipe for a drink he calls the “Syko-treau.” (Recipe is listed down below.)
I can never get enough of Willamette Valley. Each time I travel there, I return home refreshed and excited about the wonderful wines that are created in Willamette. The valley continues to be the gem of Oregon, creating stellar wines from vineyards resting in volcanic dirt planted some 40+ years ago when vineyard owners like David Adelsheim, Dick Erath, Dick Ponzi, and David Lett of Eyrie decided that Oregon was ideally suited for grapes to grow in the Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains and Newberg slopes.
Though much has changed since the first Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines were planted in the area in the 1960′s – with new, innovative and decidedly green wineries popping up throughout the valley – the casual yet elegant and welcoming atmosphere continues to define Willamette the most.1 Comment »
An international attorney with a head for resolving disputes and a palate for expense wine begs the question:
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Ok, Nancy. I am looking for your suggestions here. What are the best restaurants in Dallas that allow BYOB?
Seriously, enough with these bipolar temperatures. One minute I am shivering on the walk to work, and the next I am peeling off my sweater and ordering iced lattes. If you are a summer enthusiast you’ll be excited to hear that temperatures look to be on the rise for the coming weekend. But don’t worry, I have the perfect remedy for us cold weather mourners! The Tamale Company is giving away coupons for their famed pumpkin tamales (aka “gluten-free handheld pumpkin pie”) at select markets. Click here for a coupon that you can use online or at any farmers market.
Market news is a little slow this week, but that doesn’t mean there will be any shortage of vendors. Head out to your farmers market of choice because (fingers crossed) these warm temperatures won’t be around for long.
Coppell Farmers Market: Come out this weekend to get your knifes tuned up before you are bombarded with holiday cooking. Jack Gresham from Mobile Knife Sharpening will be on site for all your sharpening needs.
793 S. Coppell Rd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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It’s Texas-OU weekend. I hope you didn’t need to use I-35E anytime soon. The Red River Shootout is the biggest game of the year and college football’s greatest rivalry, and it’s all happening right here in our own backyard. (And probably your front yard if you live off Lower Greenville.)
For me, personally, attending college football games is a bit much. I can stand and yell for three hours or I can start drinking at ten in the morning, but I’m too old to do both at the same time. I tip my cap to those willing to brave the elements at the game – the hordes of frat kids and fair-goers, the 11am kickoff, the Cotton Bowl itself – but come Saturday I’ll be comfortably indoors at a watching party, stuffing myself (spoiler alert: with pie), having a beverage or two, and hopefully cheering Texas to a one-sided victory.
Jump for some sexy pie-making action.3 Comments »