Category Archives: Ali Morgan

Hypnotic Donuts Invites Cheese-Beer Maven To Create A Special Chicken Biscuit

DSC04799by Steven Doyle

Ali Kay Hammer is back on our radar again, this time the Scardello cheese monger is getting her biscuit on at Hypnotic Donuts on Garland Road in East Dallas. If you recall, just a week ago Ali was rocking the Peticolas house during their first anniversary with her wedding to the beer Velvet Hammer.

Beginning tomorrow and at least through the end of the month of January, you can experience what it is like in Ali’s mouth by ordering her version of the chicken biscuit. This is an ongoing program at Hypnotic and there have been more than a few fun versions of the chef driven biscuit since owner James St. Peter decided to invite chefs to play in his wacky kitchen once a month. Last month we all enjoyed The Grape owner Brian Luscher’s homemade sausages in a bun, this month we see what Ali has to offer.     Continue reading

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Two Special Dinners This Week You Should Not Miss

by Steven Doyle

There are two very special dinners this week that will be sure to cool you off from the blazing heat we are suffering through this summer and we wish to share these with you.

Just weeks ago we were first on the scene to announce the latest chef to hit the underground scene. Chef Ryan Barnett has a few seats left tomorrow (Thursday, July 26) where he will treat guests to a 4-course dinner at My Private Chef in Deep Ellum.      Continue reading

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The Bottle Shop Above Ground Dinner Tonight

by Steven Doyle

There are three culinary amigos afoot tonight and it’s not too late to join in on the action. Josh Black from People’s Last Stand fame along with Scardello cheesemonger Ali Morgan, and Stephanie Roethlisberger of The Bottle Shop are all three hosting an Above Ground Dinner tonight at The Bottle Shop located on Greenville Avenue.

The dinner is $65 and includes five courses along with five well chosen beers and five fantastic cheeses. The dinner is tonight, so you best call Stephanie at The World Beer Company’s Bottle Shop now for a reservation. We have the menu after the jump.

The Bottle Shop is located at 2116 Greenville Ave, Dallas. Call  (214) 828-2873 for reservations.

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Common Table Has Real Honest-To-Goodness Poutine

by Steven Doyle

The search for poutine in Dallas has been arduous at best. But this week we learn that it takes a village to make the ethereal and  savory dish known by all in Canada as their national dish.

The staff at craveDFW aren’t the only ones stymied by the fact that it is so difficult to find something seemingly simple in a city as large as Dallas. Scardello Cheese monger Ali Morgan has been equally pining away for the dish for quite sometime after she made a cheese trek to Canada.            Continue reading

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On Pure Ground Producing Ali’s Bacon Bliss

by Steven Doyle

We have missed Ali Morgan sending in her weekly picks of her favorite cheeses, but in her defense the girl has been insanely busy. While she is out spreading the curd about cheeses people are listening. She is now responsible for many cheese boards you will find across the city.

In fact, we just spoke with chef David Anthony Temple (that’s DAT to you and me), he said he plans to feature Ali’s top picks each week at the yet-to-open Mason Bar. One of the picks that will be featured weekly is Ali’s very own bacon-goat cheese that she created called Ali’s Bacon Bliss and is now being produced by On Pure Ground Dairy in a cool collaboration.          Continue reading

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Ali’s Cheese Pick of the Week

by Ali Morgan

We have enjoyed working with Ali Morgan from Scardello so much in the past as she helps us with cheese, and even beer selections, that we have asked her to to write a weekly column on both beer and cheese.  I think you will enjoy her picks.  We hope she is able to write a weekly column, but the spunky girl stays hopping busy so forgive her if she misses a few deadlines.

The first cheese I want to showcase is one of my favorites, Tea Hive by Pat Ford from the Beehive Cheese Company out of Utah. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hang out with Pat several times since I first dove into the cheese world in 2009, and let me tell you, he is just as brilliant as his cheese is! Pat has several award winning cheeses, including Barely Buzzed, Full Moon, Promontory, Sea Hive, and our featured cheese, Tea Hive.    Continue reading

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