by Steven Doyle
I have these lovely country loving Amish friends who when you see them will regale you with pie. These are by far the best pie bakers in the pie loving universe, and they do their magic without the means of a modern kitchen. It is a loving relationship that began with a slice of raisin cream pie. This is how all relationships should begin.
Today is National Pie Day, and I believe this springs up several times each year. No matter, it is a wonderful time to grab a slice or two around town, and of course, we have a list.
by Andrew Chalk
Zinfandel is the Apple computer of wine grapes. No grape has a following like it. These oeno-moonies flock to San Francisco each superbowl weekend to attend ZinFest, AKA ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers), a tasting of virtually every Zinfandel maker’s wines. The winemakers themselves are there pouring, connecting one-on-one with their reverential disciples. It’s a hugfest. Or it was. I attended reliably for a decade – and then I stopped. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
This past was an interesting one for the craft brew scene in Dallas-Ft. Worth and surrounding areas. A few breweries opened and graced us with an ever widening expanse of offerings, every brewery celebrated a birthday and continued to grace us with the beers we love, a few breweries took home some hardware from competitions and beer festivals seem to have increased in popularity. This alone would be impressive for an area but add the ongoing beer dinners, North Texas Beer Week and the incoming craft beers and a beer lover can safely enjoy a plethora of styles that commercial breweries lack from their tasteless and soulless swill. Continue reading
by Brain Wall
Texas Big Beer is a relatively new brewery that most have not heard of in the DFW metroplex. It might be due to the limited amount of brews, seven on their website with one of those in planning and two awaiting label approval, or it may be due to the location being northwest of Houston in Buna, Texas. Their website reads like a home brewer that decided to start up a brewery, the wish of almost every home brewer out there. Nothing excites a home brewer more than the thought of starting a brewery and making beer that everyone loves to drink. I would imagine it would be similar to watching your child win the spelling bee or score the winning point. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant in New York City, putatively the world’s best oyster bar, refuses to serve Gulf Oysters. “Not high enough quality” as they would have it. Robb Walsh, author of Sex, Death and Oysters, says that Gulf coast oysters can be world class, providing you buy them at the right time and from the right source. The right time is the first quarter of the year, according to Walsh, so I headed down Galveston way to see what I could find. Continue reading
Sundown at Granada is celebrating their 2nd anniversary with “Kale and Ale”. Monday, January 13th – Thursday, January 16th, Sundown at Granada is offering ½ price off any salad and all bottled beers for $1.
ABOUT SUNDOWN AT GRANADA - Executive Chef Patrick Stark explains, “ The foundation of our beliefs here at Sundown is to be transparent about what we feed our guests. We strive for the freshest, healthiest, non-GMO and organic ingredients while also delivering a stellar tasting dish.” Chef Stark and his team buy as much as possible from small producing American farmers and artisans who also carry the same belief system including, but not limited to purveyors such as Cold Springs CSA, Pure Land Organics, Amelia’s Farms, Growers Organic, Full Quiver Farms, Chisholm Trail Beef, Brazos Valley Cheese.
Sundown at Granada, a lower Greenville Avenue neighborhood restaurant and beer garden, is the creation of Mike Schoder and Julia Garton, owners & operators of the historic Granada Theater, and is strategically located next door to the live music venue. The restaurant includes a double-decker patio and a selection of 60+ beers and specialty cocktails that complement the 70% organic/99% non-GMO chef-driven menu. Free live music is available every night from 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sundown at Granada
3520 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75206
Hours of operation:
Kitchen Hours: Mon-Fri: 5:00PM- 1:00AM, Sat-Sun: 11:00AM-1:00AM