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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

From the copy and paste press release department: Cibus. Interactive Cocktail Class on Thursday, October 22, 2009 (6:30-7:30pm). Join Mixologist Marina Catania to “shake the martinis”at Cibus Café in Northpark Passed Appetizers. $20 per person. 214-692-0001. Aurora. “Truffles.” October Cooking Class on Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 am 4-course lunch with wine pairings for $125 […]

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Wine Dinner (And Stuff and Such and Beyond) Wednesday

I apologize for the blatant copy and paste of information below, but I had an emergency surgery on my eye yesterday for a torn retina and I only have a day or two to suck sympathy out of you and my co-workers. PLUS, I have to get ready for this afternoon’s SideDish CheeseHead’s CELEBRATION OF  TEXAS CHEESE […]

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Where There is Fire, There Will be Smoke Restaurant at The Belmont Hotel

This announcement comes from the copy and paste press release department: Belmont Hotel Debuts New Restaurant “Smoke” Serving Hardwood Cooking From Scratch DALLAS, TEXAS (August 31, 2009) – A slow burn thick with Southern style arrives in Dallas this September with Smoke. Fresh from a renovation and concept overhaul, the Belmont Hotel’s restaurant reemerges as […]

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Dallas Restaurant News and Notes

From the Copy, Paste, and Read Me Press Release files: Sacred Cellars. Next tasting is tomorrow night (8/27) at 7:00 p.m. “We will be featuring K Vitners as well as their other label Charles Smith Wines.  K Vitners is known for their Syrahs made in Washington State. They have a very obvious Black and White […]

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Greenville Avenue In Dallas: Restaurant Memory Lane

Yesterday, an old gal could not remember the name of a restaurant on Greenville Ave. But you guys freakin’ nailed it–DiPalma’s. Thanks to you, the reader is out of therapy and back at work today. However, there are a few other questions and memories floating around my inbox. Memory:  I still have DiPalma’s recipe for […]

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Chef Eric Shelton Announces Dallas Summer Musical’s Mamma Mia! Menu

A few days ago, Nancy told you about her trip to the Music Hall to see Legally Blonde: The Musical and her fabulous Blonde-inspired pre-theatre meal (personal fave: bend-and-snap peas). Next Tuesday (August 18), Mamma Mia! begins its run at the Music Hall at Fair Park, and chef Eric Shelton’s menu for this production is […]

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An Open Letter To Bonathon: Battle Of The Interns

Would you mess with this dude? Well, our shy little intern Bonathon has caused quite a ripple in the intern world. First, he single-handedly shut down one of Dallas’ favorite soul food restaurants, Vern’s. Now he’s got a inbox full of groupies. (Yes, he does.) Today comes a challenge from Josh Storie, an intern at […]

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Can Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Restaurant Week Vegetarian Edition

Restaurant folks, get to typin’: My husband and I have been vegetarian now for about 9 months and enjoy every minute of it. But, we’ve always enjoyed restaurant week too and are thinking it will probably be out of the question for us this year. Do we know if any of the participating restaurants will […]

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Hey Jennifer, Why Did You Let Tom Colicchio Throw Me Under a Bus?

I was out of the office all day yesterday and returned to find an inbox with several notes from upset friends. The messages basically said “I can’t believe what Jennifer did to you in the Tom Colicchio interview” and “DallasFood.org said Tom Colicchio threw you under a bus!” So, I just sat down and read […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Driving to Aspen

Anybody headed to Colorado next weekend for the Aspen Food and Wine Classic ? Is so, make sure you hit Explore Booksellers where Dallas gal Monica Greene has just reopened her remolded restaurant, Escape. The menu is organic vegetarian. Two Dishers “lucky enough to snag tickets” are driving from Denver (I-70 route) and ask for […]

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Central Market Removes Pistachios From Shelves

Ding, dang. I love pistachios and I am pistachio-ed off at the recent voluntary recall of the salty nuts. Just received word from Aimee Deputy, the shopping sheriff at Central Market: Due to the recent FDA recommendation that consumers should avoid eating pistachio products,  Central Market H-E-B is voluntarily removing any product containing pistachio nuts […]

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Some Juicy Tidbits from John Tesar’s Goodbye Party

According to a very inside source at Dali Wine Bar, a small Chassagne Montrachet swirling group met at the cozy spot at One Arts Plaza last week to bid adieu to former Mansion chef John Tesar. The Brad was there with Laptoppetite they have the pictures to prove it.  So was Terri Provencal, the former […]

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