A Week of Celebrations as The Grape Turns 43


Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the anniversary on October 27-31 with four evenings of special events.

The Grape’s popular monthly “Wine and Cheese Chat” on Tuesday, Oct 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Courtney Luscher and Certified Cheese Professional Ali Morgan, the monthly cheese chat showcases 4 cheeses paired with 4 wines. Cost is $28 Person. Space is limited and guests who stay for dinner receive 20$ off the food bill.  Continue reading

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Adam Avery at Bird Café Nov 11th


Bird Café is hosting Adam Avery, President and Brewmaster of the award-winning Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO for The Avery Experience. On Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30pm.  Avery will  lead a guided beer experience featuring nine unique brews expertly paired with five courses crafted by Chef David McMillan.Cost is $85 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. For more information go to their website.  Bird Café is located at 155 E. 4th and Commerce with complimentary valet parking available on Commerce between 3rd and 4th. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11am-midnight, Friday and Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 10am-10pm.

Check out the menu for the evening:  Continue reading

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NTX Beer Week Nov 6-15


Beginning with kick off keg taps Friday, Nov. 6, and concluding with a recovery brunch on Sunday, Nov. 15, North Texans will have hundreds of opportunities to toast North Texas (NTX) Beer Week at craft beer-loving venues across the region.  NTX Beer Week also coincides with Untapped Music and Beer Festival Nov. 7 and the second annual Brewer’s Ball, Nov. 13.

“Whether you’re contemplating venturing outside of your light beer comfort zone, or you’re the guy that already knows the nuances of every beer style, NTX Beer Week is a place for any beer fan to expand their knowledge and palette for craft beer,” said Matt Dixon, the newly appointed Executive Director of NTX Beer Week. “North Texas’ brew scene is growing exponentially, and NTX Beer Week is here to showcase our nationally-recognized talent.” Continue reading

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6th Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ Nov 13th-14th


Go Oak Cliff is hosting their 6th Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ benefiting KNON Community Radio and the 2nd annual ‘Stache Dash 5K benefiting the Movember Foundation. The two-day festival will be held Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff, Texas.

•Friday @ 5pm Free Concert with Food & Drink for Purchase
•Saturday @ 10am ‘Stache Dash 5K
•Saturday @ 1am Concert & Performances Begin
•Saturday @ 1pm BBQ Tasting & Judging Begins
•Saturday @ 4:30pm BBQ Awards are announced  Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Beer, and it’s not Just a Beer Fest

gabf2by Nellie Montgomery, Party Architect and Co-Founder of Big Texas Beer Fest

Every year, Chad and I attend the Great American Beer Festival. It is where our discussions of Big Texas Beer Fest originated from. We purchase tickets as ordinary festival-goers, we plan our Denver trip around the four sessions, we make notes on which breweries we want to hit while we are there.

The morning of the festival, we order a pancake flight from Snooze, we pound all the water we can, and we make our walk to the Denver Convention Center. It’s become a tradition, and we don’t plan on breaking tradition any time soon. GABF, much like our Big Texas Beer Fest, has become a part of our lives. Continue reading

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Resto Gastro Bistro to Host 44 Farms Dinner October 29th

44 farmsby Steven Doyle

It has been about a year since I last visited the people at 44 Farms. You most likely recognize the name from the many top quality menus that feature their beef. They feature the beef for good reasons. Such as the fact that 44 Farms refuses to use hormones for their grass fed beef, and have strict quality control over their herd. It is also important to know where your food is grown and how it is handled. The transparency makes a world of difference.  Continue reading

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Bread Zeppelin Rocks Our Lunch

DSC09721by Steven Doyle

Lunch today was fresh and different. Although it consisted of a salad and sandwich, these were not your ordinary lunch choices. We checked out Bread Zeppelin, the unique sandwich shop in Las Colinas.

We chatted with the owners, Troy Charhon and Andrew Schoellkopf, both who have unique culinary backgrounds, and found that the Zeppelin is their own invention. The name sounded as if it was a sandwich choice back East, like a hoagie, grinder or hero, but this was not the case. The Zeppelin is a unique product devised by these guys.   Continue reading

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