First Look: Henry’s Majestic Opens Tomorrow, Oct 21st

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Henry’s Majestic has a funny, quirky name, but starting tomorrow guests will enjoy some serious eats and drinks from this new restaurant that will be cheffed and managed by Roe DiLeo. This New Jersey native created a name for herself locally as the chef at The Libertine Bar and was most recently at Boulevardier in Bishop Arts, and also is currently appearing as a contestant on TV’s Hell’s Kitchen.

The rustic interior gives off a relaxing feel, much like it has in its past incarnations at 4900 McKinney Avenue. But this is a fresh start for the building with some pretty amazing talent that has been assembled to operate the restaurant including Alex Fletcher who is managing the bar program. Fletcher is a recognizable name on the Dallas craft cocktail scene and his work at Victor Tango’s earned him the reputation as one of the best bartenders in Dallas. Fletcher also crafted his skills at The People’s Last Stand.

Just sample his Headless Manhattan made up of pumpkin infused whiskey, amaro, bitters and pumpkin seed. You will be convinced. Fletcher also offers a very well rounded brew selection.

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Chefs and Seeds Oct 22nd Benefits Seeds of Africa

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Chefs and Seeds — a charity event benefiting Seeds of Africa’s Dream School Capital Campaign — is scheduled for October 22nd and will be held at 3015 at Trinity Groves from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. This is the first gala event in a series going from Dallas to New York, Chicago, Paris, London, and Adama. The Dallas event will bring together some of the most talented and well-known chefs in the Dallas area for a premier tasting event.

Seeds of Africa CEO and founder Atti Worku, says, “We are excited to welcome the Dallas community for an evening of memorable food, drinks and music by musicians from the area. Dallas is our launch city, so we are incredibly proud and grateful to the chef and restaurant community that have agreed to volunteer their time and services for such an important cause. I personally have strong ties to Dallas; it’s the city I first came to when I moved to the United States, and where Seeds of Africa was founded, which makes this launch event extra special.”  Continue reading

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Zodiac Vodka Launches This Month

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by Andrew Chalk

It’s from Snake River Idaho and made from potatoes. Zodiac vodka goes on sale this month in select Texas markets, being sold through Goody Goody’s and Spec’s. According to our press release machine (which, incidentally, will also run on potatoes).  Continue reading

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Deep Ellum Wine Walk Tonight

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Tonight from 5-8pm, the Deep Ellum Community Association and the merchants of Deep Ellum are combining two of our favorite things, wine and shopping, with the Deep Ellum Wine Walk.

Purchase a collectible, signature Wine Walk glass for $5, raise it, and repeat as you enjoy wine samplings while exploring Dallas’ hippest neighborhood. Glasses and maps to all the participating venues are available at the glass and information station outside 2646 Main, across from Lula Bs.

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Wine of The Week: Classic California Chardonnay for $18

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by Andrew Chalk

2013 Franciscan Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley is what I would serve someone who asked me “What are the hallmarks of California Chardonnay?” Most of them are here and upfront at that.

There is the vanilla in the nose, reflecting the ample use of French oak in the ageing process. Plus the bouquet of tropical fruit, in this case mango. The soft, creamy mouthfeel from a full malolactic fermentation (in which yeast converts the tart malic acid, typical of green apples, to softer lactic acid). The flavors of tropical fruit, confirming the nose, plus ripe yellow apples, ripe red grapefruit, a medium acidity level and a medium finish. It is not overly complex but $18 is a pretty aggressive price for a Chardonnay made from expensive Napa Valley fruit.  Continue reading

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Louisiana Takes Over The Foundry Oct 23rd

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On Thursday, October 23 from 7 – 10 p.m., Chef Tim Byres and The Foundry will team up with Louisiana Chef Cory Bahr for “Cotton & Smoke: A Celebration of Louisiana in Texas.” Presented in partnership with Garden & Gun Magazine and the Louisiana Office of Tourism, this outdoor event will be an epic Louisiana culinary and musical throw-down of Texas proportions.

Guests will indulge in unlimited Cajun cuisine and Louisiana libations from Louisiana chef Cory Bahr of Cotton and Dallas chef Tim Byres of Smoke , as well as enjoy live music on The Foundry’s rustic stage by The Deslondes and Feufollet. The full menu includes:   Continue reading

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Ketel One Crafts A Fun Evening At House of MacGregor

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Earlier this week we were invited guests of a special event with Ketel One Vodka, and we had a chance to chat with their brand ambassador, Brookelynn Rossman who set up the program which took place at Bolsa and their neighbor just above the restaurant, the House of MacGregor. The event, which was mostly attended by local bartenders, was to drive home the fact that Ketel One is a specially crafted vodka.

This particular Ketel One event had the bartenders creating their own hats at the House of MacGregor, the absolute best millinery in North Texas. In fact, most of the chapeaus you find adorned on your favorite barmen typically come from Cassie MacGregor’s shop in Oak Cliff.   Continue reading

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