by Steven Doyle
Hunkered down in the mess of construction rests a simple village of restaurants that includes a Bob’s Steakhouse outpost, a Fireside Pies, and something fairly tasty called Winewood Grill, all tucked away just off the bow of that nightmarish road rework alongside Grapevine, Texas. Also joining in the square is a newish anchor that has been running strong since October 2011, Mia Dia From Scratch.
Mia Dia is cheffed by Gabriel DeLeon sho you may remember from La Margarita in Irving, and Masaryk Modern Mexican Kitchen in Addison which no longer exists. The chef might have been a foreshadowing of the scene to come and joins well executed Mex-Mex in the area like Abraham Salum’s Komali in Uptown and Mesa Veracruz in Oak Cliff as prime examples of how technique, use of fresh imaginative ingredients and the love for proper Mexican cookery should be plated. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Look for a new In-N-Out Burger in Grapevine at the northeast corner of William D. Tate Avenue and Highway 114 where the California-based burger chain purchased a 38,201-square-foot pad site. Neighboring retailers include P.F. Chang’s Bistro, Outback Steakhouse, Classic
Chevrolet, and Cost Plus World Market.
If you crave this fast food burger, your wait will soon end.
by Jerry Stewart
Octopus Garden, a new innovative attraction opening April 4 at Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium, introduces families to the amazing world of cephalopods. From octopus and cuttlefish to nautilus, these distinctive creatures have almost supernatural abilities including camouflage, ink clouds and jet propulsion. Octopus Garden includes hands-on activities demonstrating some of the unique skills belonging to cephalopods. Continue reading
by Jeanine Stevens
The rain didn’t keep chocolate aficionados from savoring the 8th Annual Grapevine ChocolateFest, held in the historic Grapevine Palace Arts Center. While event organizers admitted the crowds were somewhat less than expected because of the weather, the abundance of chocolate creations brightened the day for attendees of all ages. More than 14 vendors artfully presented their chocolate samples to guests who had paid $10 for 10 chocolate samples. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When a physician tells us to do something we generally take heed. Recently we spoke to Dr Sue Williams who also happens to own Dr Sue’s Chocolate. The good doc is all about eating healthy, fighting obesity and generally staying fit, and she recommends we eat her chocolate.
Dr Sue uses European-style dark chocolate chockfull of cacao flavanols (that’s the healthy part) then adds various super foods such as blueberries and ginger to create the perfect treat. Continue reading
by Judy Chamberlain
Dan Weinberger may well be the King of Sandwiches. The Earl of Sandwich may have invented putting some meat between slices of bread, but Dan’s perfected it. A third-generation sandwich maker celebrating the tenth anniversary of his homey Grapevine deli, Weinberger learned to make sandwiches from his Dad in Chicago. The family’s first eponymous Weinberger’s Deli was founded in the Windy City in 1952. Continue reading