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Taste Tepache: Where to Find the Tropical Elixir in Dallas

I first tasted tepache at the Austin Food & Wine Festival two springs ago. I was one of a few people clustered around tables at a makers’ panel where the brewers from Austin’s Argus Cidery introduced us to this, their latest obsession. It was a project they’d tinkered with, clearly one born of passion and […]

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Keeping Tabs: On Premise in Deep Ellum

It seems like every new bar these days is painstakingly planned by seasoned food-and-drink folks. This creates a certain expectation: that the décor and vibe will be just-so; that the cocktails and bar bites will be tasty and creative. On Premise, brought to you by restaurateurs Chris Beardon and Adam Salazar (of The Mitchell) and Chef Brian Zenner (formerly of Oak), does not disappoint. In fact, it’s almost too perfect.

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What to Drink Now: Washington Wines

Washington first became known for its dry Riesling wines, along with celebrating classic French varieties like Merlot and Syrah, two that have had difficulty in other parts of America. These wines continue to shine, especially from producers like Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pepper Bridge, and L’Ecole No 41. I recently visited the state and stayed in the charming area around Woodinville, home of Chateau Ste. Michelle. Here are a few selections that stood out while I was there.

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Postcard from Hawaii: The Kapalua Wine and Food Festival (Part 1)

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival celebrates its place as the oldest of its kind in the country (yep, even older than Aspen). The festival started as an opportunity to showcase high quality wines paired with local cuisine, and to help bring awareness to the local produce and products of Hawaii.

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