Raging Bull: The Office Grill Co-Owner Michael Costa Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Office Grill’s Michael Costa, Texas Bear and Bull, LLC,  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 26, 2011, six days before he was to appear at hearing to determine if he’d breached his lease agreement. The next day, the Texas Comptroller revoked The Office Grill’s sales tax permit for lack of payment. Legally, The […]

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A Glass of Wine at The Garden Cafe….Is That So Wrong?

When Dale Wootton bought a run down strip center on Junius street in the early 1990′s it was easy for an outsider to say, “what is Dale doing?” But he had a vision created from a deep love for the neighborhood.  Since then he transformed an old eyesore for Junius Heights into one of the […]

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7-Eleven Stores Celebrate Their only 7-11-11 Birthday this Century with Free Slurpee

Who likes free? Who likes Slurpees? Who likes free Slurpees? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, I’ve got a deal for you. Actually, 7-Eleven does. Take it away corporate office: 7-Eleven Inc.’s 84th birthday on July 11th, aka 7-Eleven Day, participating 7-Eleven® stores across the nation will celebrate by giving customers […]

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Hey Twitter Followers: It’s GO TEXAN Twitter Tuesday

Dang, I almost forgot. Tonight at 7PM, you can join in the fun. Winos all across Texas will “chat” about Texas wine on Twitter. Here’s the deal. Tonight’s guest is Katy Jane Bothum, executive director of the Texas Hill Country Wineries. She’ll be talking about plans for the Hill Country Wine Trail’s road shows around […]

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Urbano Cafe in Dallas to Host Chef Sharon Hage for Special Dinners

Sharon Hage will guest chef in Urbano Café’s new space on May 4. The event is almost sold out. I just spoke with owner Mitch Kaufman. He says they are adding two seatings on Tuesday, May 3. Hage tells me she is in the process of finalizing the menu which will highlight the bounties of […]

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Blue Ginger Malaysian Restaurant Opens in Plano

Here is something we have not seen for a long time: a new Malaysian restaurant! Blue Ginger Garden is situated in the southeast corner of Independence and Parker in central Plano.  Signs in the front proclaim: Malaysian Cuisine and Nyonya Delights. Those are clues that the people behind this establishment are aware of the multiple […]

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What’s Really in a Can of Whoopass at Horne & Dekker?

Blame it on the full moon. Blame it on the bossa nova. What. Ever. A few gals from the office went to dinner last Saturday at Horne & Dekker and one slipped part of a centerpiece into her purse. It wasn’t an elaborate candle or flower arrangement, the centerpieces at Horne & Dekker are a […]

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Wine Markup in Dallas Restaurants: Alfonso Cevola’s Point of View

Wine markup in restaurants. It’s a hot national topic. How much is too much; how little is not enough. Corkage fees. Bring your own. Oh, where will the madness stop. Today Alfonso Cevola, Italian Wine Director at Glazer’s, makes some interesting observations on his blog, On the Wine Trail in Italy. Wine lists. Working with […]

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