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What to Drink Now: Truffle Hunt with Gonzalez Byass in Spain (part 1)

Of all the delicacies in the world, none excites my palate more than an earthy truffle. They can be white or black, from the Piedmont region of Alba at the foothills of the Alps, the Périgord region in France, or the Spanish hills of Somontano in the shadows of the Pyrenees. The divine, intense aroma […]

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Dallas’ BonChon Korean Fried Chicken Has a Thicker Batter

BonChon Chicken, the famous franchise based in South Korea, has been (officially) open a total of two days on 5500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 1300, and I’m fairly certain 75% of everyone I know has already been there. It’s a slight exaggeration, but still.

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Twin Peaks CEO Randy DeWitt Goes Undercover for CBS’s “Undercover Boss”

That dude on the left is Twin Peaks CEO Randy DeWitt. He is busy doing some intense undercover work in one of his restaurants. Oh, with a camera crew. Tomorrow night at 7pm (CBS 11), you can watch DeWitt on Undercover Boss. The climax: he confronts Marissa “a sassy, opinionated server who has found a few problems […]

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Fine Wine Dining is Alive and Well at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Chef Bruno Davaillon is a brilliant chef. His rendition of fresh Maine lobster, poached rhubarb slices, crunchy blood sausage made with lardo and leeks, served in reduction of lobster broth and Syrah was maybe my favorite meal of 2012. Occasionally the Mansion hosts wine dinners. I’m not sure, but I think they only market them […]

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The Stand on McKinney Will Deliver Beer and Cigarettes With Your Order

Vices! Getcha vices! Vices all with one call! The Stand, the upscale concession style restaurant on McKinney Avenue is now offering cigarettes and beer with your delivery order. They claim: “Date night just got more convenient and safer.” I’m asking: “How long do I have to wait for a Mac Daddy Dog, carton of Camels, […]

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Trending: Rosé Wine is the New Pinot Noir. Rise No.1 Offers Proof With New Rosé Wine List

Thanks to Central Market’s Passport France and Rise No. 1’s new “Summer of Rosé” program, the pretty pink wine is the talk of the town. According to several employees at Central Market,  a record number of customers bought cases of Rosé during Passport France. (I think the Preston Royal store is putting them on sale […]

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Dinner for Two by Sharon Hage Available at Bolsa Mercado Today

Sharon Hage is preparing bagged-up-and-ready-to-go dinners for two. “Shepherd’s Pie” with turkey, Tom’s turnip mash, Bibb salad with chopped winter vegetables and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. $19.99 Her recommended wine pairings are: Red: Casamatta Toscana 2009  (11.99) White: Tranquillo Texas White Table Wine 2010 (13.99)  Drew Hendricks Wine. Wines available Bolsa Mercado. No phone orders. They’ll […]

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Sigel’s Fête du Bordeaux Dinner at The Mansion on Turtle Creek

“2009 may turn out to be the finest vintage I have tasted in 32 years of covering Bordeaux…a magical vintage.” – Robert Parker If I were a rich man, I’d buy the last two seats to this spectacular dinner on October 26. Since I am neither rich nor a man, a subject that is oft […]

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Brews News: Lips of Faith Pairing Dinner With Beer Expert Lauren Salazar at Meddlesome Moth

On Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 pm, Lauren Salazar, sensory specialist and educator for New Belgium Brewery, will be at Meddlesome Moth for a night of rare beers, delicious food pairings, and entertaining discourse on New Belgium’s rare Lips of Faith series of ales. Lauren has been with New Belgium for close to 15 years […]

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Photo Essay: First Service at John Tesar’s The Table in Dallas

Monday night our photographer Desiree Espada dropped by John Tesar’s inaugural dinner at The Table, the 12 8-seat tasting room next to The Commissary. The table was lined with friends including Jennifer and David Uygur (Lucia), Chef Bruno Davaillon (Mansion execuchef), Michael Flynn (Mansion sommelier), Tim Byres (Smoke), Teiichi “Teach” Sakurai (Tei-An), and The “Ubiquitous” […]

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Special Report: Buffalo Gap Food & Wine Summit 2011

Last night was the fancy kick-off Champagne reception followed by a 5-course seated dinner in a luxurious tent behind Perini Ranch Steakhouse. The 50-mph winds died down just as the first bottle of Veuve Clicqout popped and the crowd of close to 200 walked the grounds of Lisa and Tom Perini’s ranch. This is the […]

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What To Drink Now: Capital Grille Artist Series 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

A few weeks ago I noted that The Capital Grille  hasa special wine on their menu for a limited time created as a collaboration between Capital Grille Master Sommelier George Miliotes and Napa Valley winemaker for Atalon Vineyards, Thomas Peffer.  I had the chance to try one of the limited production bottles, only 1000 cases […]

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Upcoming Opportunities to Sip Great Wine with Tasty Pairings

With the 7th annual Savor Dallas celebration this weekend there are lot of opportunities to taste great wine around town, with the largest being the International Grand Tasting for Savor Dallas Saturday night at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel where hundreds of wine makers, spirit producers and brew masters will join some of the best chefs in the […]

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The Grape Goes Italian This Month With Whit Myers

February 23rd Brian and Courtney Luscher of  The Grape  welcome guests to venture to a wine lovers paradise, Italy, for their monthly “Come as you are” wine dinner.  Whit Meyers of Virtuoso Selections has a special selection of Italian wines for the evening, paired with a 3 course bistro style dinner created by Chef Luscher. I am crazy […]

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