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Wine of the Week: A $20 Aussie Shiraz That Scored 90 Points for $13

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What a bargain. A wine that scored 90 points out of 100 in the prestigious Wine Advocate (placing it in the top 5% of wines tasted) for $19.98 is rare enough indeed, but the Lakewood wine store with the wacko name, The Wine Therapist, is discounting it to $12.99 for a limited time.

2010 Mr. Riggs ‘The Gaffer’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia

The special price is the one that they offered at a store tasting two Saturdays back. They sold out. The reason for the resumption of the tasting price is that they just managed to secure new supplies from the distributor.  Continue reading

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Dee Lincoln Opening In Fort Worth

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Dee Lincoln, creator/founder of Dee Lincoln Steak Bar – a casual steakhouse with prime cuts and gourmet burgers – has secured a location in Fort Worth. Located at 3280 West Seventh St. in the Museum Place project, the expected opening date is first quarter of 2015 and will mark the third location for the concept.

Lincoln says, “I am very excited to build a brand that truly has a soul. I like that this restaurant appeals to the younger generation as well as the older.” Lincoln appreciates the importance of keeping her fans happy through multiple decades, while at the same time appealing to a younger diner. She recognizes the value of evolving in this industry and accepts the challenge of delivering on the expectation of the ever-changing and educated diner in today’s world, while also staying true to the core of her brand.   Continue reading

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Cocktails and Conversation at Stephan Pyles Presented by Fluent

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by | July 17, 2014 · 11:07 am

Getting Your Indian Fix At Chaat Cafe

by Steven Doyle

Chaat Café  is billed as a fresh and casual Indian fast food restaurant, but there is absolutely no resemblance to what you might consider fast food. The food is served in the same relative time as any other restaurant, and is hand-made to order with precision and care. The concept is a national chain, but each location has a local flair. Since Irving has a tremendous Indian population, it is very popular with the locals.

The menu at Chaat is fairly extensive with a full line of chaat, or Indian nibbles such as Pani Puri (crisp shells stuffed with potatoes and garbanzo beans) or a variety of Pakora and Samosas.

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A Trip To Square Burger In McKinney

by Steven Doyle

What do you do with a chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy, worked at Spago, Abacus, Five Sixty and numerous other spots of similar caliber? Some might say have the chef move to McKinney and open a café that sells  great burgers and beer. That is the case with chef Craig Brundege who operates Square Burger in McKinney.

Square Burger has been running strong for over four years offering their power-house line up of great burgers and daily specials that will often include fresh fish and pastas. But what drives us 30 miles up I75 to downtown McKinney from the inner-workings of Dallas are those haunting burgers.   Continue reading

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North Texas Beer and Wine Festival

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Have you ever driven on Highway 114 to work or the airport and wonder, what is that giant modern building in the middle of a field near Northwest Highway that can probably be seen from space?  That my friend is the 275,000 square foot Irving Convention Center.  On Saturday May 10th, it was host to the North Texas Beer and Wine Festival.

The mission statement for The North Texas Beer and Wine Festival, “Educate people about craft beers in a responsible and ethical manner, promote craft beer culture and craft brewers, and recognize excellence in the industry.”  They accomplished their mission.    Continue reading

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Get Your Tongan At Foni’s Island Grille

by Steven Doyle

How many Tongon restaurants are there in DFW? Probably only one according to Foni who owns the eponymous restaurant located on Main Street in Euless, Texas. Foni seems to be a bit displaced in her small town American digs in Euless, just a block away from an all-you-can eat BBQ restaurant and a Wendy’s, but the South Pacific population is large enough to support the tiny restaurant that offers the interesting cuisine. The food is much like you would find in any café in Hawaii.

The owner of the restaurant is a happy woman that probably most reminded me of the actress Juanita Hall from the film South Pacific. A particular Rodgers and Hammerstein’s tune Happy Talk sifted through my skull as we chatted with her.       Continue reading

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