It was bound to happen: pizza lover and baseball writer, Evan Grant, finally met pizza maker and baseball lover, Jay Jerrier. The twosome came up with a publicity stunt. (SHOCKER) They invented “Name a Pizza for Mike Napoli” contest. (If you don’t know who Napoli is, you can go back to work.) If you love the catcher-first-baseman-DH lovingly referred to as “Dirtbag,” you will love this: Today, Grant and Jerrier announced four finalists plus Grant’s unofficial “look-how-funny-I-am”entry, “The (he wishes) Grand Salami.” Hear him brag:
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After much consideration, pizza-maker extraordinaire Jay Jerrier and pizza-eater extraordinaire Evan Grant (that’s me), have come up with four finalists for our Name a Napoli Pizza contest.Tuesday (Feb. 7 or tomorrow to most of you), we will roll out some samples of these fine entries for you to taste and, as always, the full Cane Rosso menu will be available. One of these fine recipes will end up as a special pie on the Cane Rosso menu for the next month and one of these neophyte pizza creators will walk away with a nice little prize package. Maybe we can come up with some other surprises, too. So, if you are free come on down. We’d love your input here and at the restaurant. Here are the finalists. Be there at 7PM.
I am a Chardonnay fan. I drink it when it is hot outside or cold outside, with food or on its own. Sometimes I prefer the heavy, fully malolactic fermented Chard, sometimes one that isn’t quite so robust and a little lighter and cleaner. Luckily, looking all over the world, you can find any type pretty easily. Here are a few favorites I have been enjoying lately, some selections were sent for editorial consideration.
Sbragia 2007 Home Ranch Chardonnay – From the Sbragia family ranch on the east side of Dry Creek in Sonoma County, that has been a part of the family for several decades, this Chardonnay benefits from the cool temperatures of the vineyard creating a wine filled with bright fruit flavors of crisp pear, Golden Delicious apple and tropical fruit with balanced citrus notes and a clean finish. A great wine to start a night with. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: Chardonnay"3 Comments »
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association will be hosting its annual TX ProStart Regional Competition for over 25 high school teams from our area that utilize our ProStart curriculum. What is ProStart? I’m glad you asked. ProStart is a two-year program that provides training and certification in both culinary and management. Over 30 teams of high school students will compete in culinary and management battles. The top 3 winners will go on to State competition, and the State winner will go to the Nationals in Baltimore. The National winner will get a free roundtrip to Saturn. (Just wanted to see if you were still with me.)
The GDRA needs judges! So, if you are a chef, a sous chef, a kitchen worker, a recipe developer, a kitchen manager, or an expert in your restaurant, contact Contact Tracey Evers, email@example.com or our assistant director Candice Sullinger , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.10 Comments »