What To Drink Now: Beaujolais Nouveau

Just after midnight this morning through the French villages and into the countryside the new release of Beaujolais Nouveau made its way from the the southern part of Burgundy in to Paris to celebrate, raising a glass to the honored annual tradition happening the third Thursday of November each year, when winemakers of Beaujolais race […]

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What To Drink Now: Tempranillo

Happy Tempranillo Day!  Yep, today we celebrate the 4th most largely planted grape in the world.  Most people know Tempranillo as the youthful, jammy and often overly extracted red from the Rioja region of Spain, but Tempranillo goes far beyond the Rioja borders, creating dense, earthy and intense reds from the Ribera Del Duero region, to […]

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What To Drink Now: Columbus Day

Where would we be without Christopher Columbus, so in honor of him and his day, here are some suggestions fitting to toast the adventurous Italian who, thanks to the Spanish monarchy, was finally able in 1492 to sail the wide ocean blue. Several suggestions were sent for editorial consideration. In honor of Columbus, Drink Italian […]

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The Grape Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2012 marks the 40th anniversary for one of Dallas’ best and consistently voted “most romantic” neighborhood bistros, The Grape. Throughout the past 40 years and through an ownership change, this little gem has stayed true to their opening idea of being a restaurant that celebrates classic bistro style cuisine with impeccable quality, while staying affordable, […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Onion Soup in Dallas

She’s lean and mean and fights against the machine. She digs hot, cheesy (not salty) soup during the dogs days of summer. She barks: My husband was transferred to Dallas and we have just moved here. He is originally from France and we love the simple food of France. Our favorite restaurant in LA is […]

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Hot Dogs! Getcha Hot Dogs! Brian Luscher Launches Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots

We called it here: Hot dogs are the new hamburger. It’s raining wieners all over Dallas. Phil Romano and  Zaccanelli Food Group are readying to roll out Hofmann hot dogs. Today we learn Chef Brian Luscher of The Grape is throwing his dogs in the fight. On August 11, “Da Lusch” will debut Luscher’s Post Oak […]

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What To Drink Now: National Tequila Day

If there has ever been a silly reason to drink, celebrating National Tequila Day may be it.  To toast the day dedicated to the Blue Weber Agave spirit I reached out to a few of our favorite local mixologists to see what their favorite tequila based libation was.  Here are a few of their suggestions, […]

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Hot Dog News! Get Your Hot Dog News! Takeru Kobayashi Joins the Hofmann Hot Dogs!

Who is Takeru Kobayashi? What are Hofmann Hot Dogs? Have you been living as a homosexual in a cave? Kobayashi, excuse me, Kobi (小林尊), is the “Japanese eating sensation” who has claimed “dozens of competitive eating titles, including downing a world record 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes in July 2011.” That is not a typo. […]

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Former NHS Tavern Will Not Be Second Location of Off-Site Kitchen

At this very moment,  I am shooting the breezes with Nick Badovinus. He is on my speaker phone. He is laughing so hard and spouting Nick-isms so fast I can’t take them all down. It all started when I noticed a Bud Kennedy tweet:  “@eatsbeat Dallas’ retro Off Site Kitchen burger grill opening 2nd loc[ation] […]

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Taco Bueno to Open in Allen Tomorrow. People Are Camping Overnight

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this news: The new Taco Bueno in Allen doesn’t open until 9:30 tomorrow morning, but fans have already started camping out. And these fans plan to stay where they are  overnight!  The the first 30 people in line get a $100 gift card. If you’d like […]

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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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Copper River KING Salmon Arrive in Dallas Today

Many feel Copper River salmon is best wild salmon in the world. Others think it’s a fine fish with a fabulous marketing department.  Seafood snobs refer to it as Stupid River Salmon because they feel it is over-hyped and over-priced. Three years ago, SideDish conducted a blind tasting of salmon. Jammin With Wild Salmon took […]

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The State Fair Welcomes Deep Fried Samoas to its Collection of Deep Fried Foods

DMN reporter Eric Aasen says that the one woman, Christi Erpillo, has successfully found a way to dip a Samoa into a vat of boiling oil. The fried food expert is using her favorite cookie to celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary this year at the State Fair, which starts September 28. Erpillo plans to […]

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Monica Greene is Making Some Changes: She’s Leaving Monica’s Aca Y Alla to Open Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

Monica Greene has never been afraid of change. Moments ago she told me she is leaving the business of Monica’s Aca Y Alla in Deep Ellum to her partners who will close the restaurant at 2914 Main Street, remodel the space, and reopen as a yet-to-be-named Mexican restaurant. Monica is moving all of her energy […]

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Dallas-Based Zaccanelli Food Group Acquires Hofmann Sausage Company. Phil Romano Will Make the World Hot Dog Happy!

Yesterday, Merritt Martin of Eater Dallas, linked (ha!) to a story reporting Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group’s acquisition of the 133 year-old Hofmann Sausage Company in Syracuse, New York. She writes: “Wait, what? Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group acquired Syracuse’s Hofmann Sausage Company in a multimillion dollar deal that means sausage expansion (well beyond Hot Haus rests, […]

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What To Drink Now: Drink Green for Earth Day

Earth Day is this Sunday and what better way to think green than through a glass, and the options run the gamete from high end to every day table wine, and come from all over the world.  Yes, I suppose if you are really focused on reducing that carbon footprint than look within 100 miles […]

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Central Market Announces “Passport France” Festival May 9 – 22

Get ready for Central Market’s yearly culinary salute to foreign food. In 2010, we celebrated Argentina (Hi, Francis!). Last year we pigged out on Spain (Hola, Paco!). This year they are throwing a two-week soiree for France, specifically the southern region of Provence, which will begin on May 9 and run through May 22. Here’s […]

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It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Robin Skinner from Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe alerted me to the fact that today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.  According to a website called Punchbowl.com, it’s also National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. So technically, you have 18 days left to eat a grilled cheese sandwich in a celebratory fashion. Ruthie’s isn’t your only option.  In […]

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Sigel’s Celebrates Texas With Spirits, Beer and Wine

In celebration of our recent Texas Independence Day, Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day (all of which occurred last Friday, March 2) Sigel’s is holding a TexasFest with a Lone Star sized celebration of all things Texas including some of the state’s best beer, wine and spirits.  This Saturday from 1pm-4pm at the Sigel’s-Elite […]

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