Albarino from the Spanish area of Rias Baixas in the region of Galicia is one of the most distinctive white wines in the world. The climate is rainy and cool, making for verdant landscapes and rolling hills that more closely resemble northern Europe than Andalusia. The most famous wine of this area is a piquant white made from 100% Albariño where high acid is the corollary of a cool growing season and ageing in stainless steel rather than oak preserves the fruit flavors of the Albariño grape. Continue reading
Meet Joy, a cute 5-year old, 21 pound Terrier mix. She has a tan and dark brown coat with white around her face and paws. Her name is perfect for her because she is a joy to be with. Her best feature is her smile – she’s a happy dog, and you can see it in her wagging tail and great big smile. Joy is also good at walking on the leash, which is another thing that makes her so happy — you can see it in the way she prances while you are walking her. She loves to be outside, running and playing. Her previous owners surrendered her to SPCA of Texas on October 23 because their health declined and they weren’t able to take care of her any longer.
Joy would prefer a home with no children under the age of 7 because they make her a little nervous. Her previous owners trained her to live inside so she is house and crate trained, but after being in the shelter it may take her a couple of weeks to remember all of her housetraining in her new adoptive home. Joy has been spayed, tested for heartworms (she is negative), micro-chipped, dewormed and received her age-appropriate vaccinations. She is sure to fill your life with lots of happiness, laughter, and joy! What are you waiting for? Come and meet her today. #29376. Continue reading
Gusto, the organization that recently held a “Texas vs. The World – Roussanne” tasting in Dallas is back on December 9th with a “Texas vs. The World – Syrah” tasting at Times Ten Cellars. As I said in my report of the Roussanne tasting, these events are a fun way to learn about wine and come Crave Recommended. Details from the press release:
Lost Oak Winery will be the featured winery at the Texas vs. The World Syrah wine tasting on Monday, December 9 at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas. Continue reading
What do you do when you have a super cool kicked up bowling alley which turns one today? You celebrate with some delicious cocktails. Stop by Bowl and Barrel today for some tasty fun including $1 Franconia Drafts,
$1 Barrel-Aged Manhattans, $1 Hot Dogs, and at 9:30pm they break out the Birthday Cake. What better way to ease back into work mode after a four day holiday turkey romp.
Local Fare, the TV show created by Free Range Concepts (Kyle Noonan/Josh Sepkowitz) airs every Saturday at 5pm on CBS’s KTVT (Ch. 21). This Saturday is a special re-airing of episode one in honor of Louis Canelakes, our dear friend who recently passed. Louie’s is profiled on this first episode.
Creator, Kyle Noonan says, “One thing I have learned is people who will be truly happy in life are those who have found how to serve others and Louie lived his life by that mantra. He was both an inspiration and a friend and he will be dearly missed.”
The latest addition to Trinity Groves, the sparkling new area to the west of Dallas and across the Hunt-Hill Bridge, opens tonight. The list of dining options are growing at a steady pace, and the latest is fairly spectacular. Just ours from now Resto Gastro Bistro swings open and I think you are going to like this one. Think Modern American cuisine that implements French, Japanese techniques. Think delicious.
The menu that chef DJ Quintanilla has concocted is clean and bright, featuring dishes such as crab cakes with roasted artichokes, a red chili honey cured filet with sour cream potato croquettes and veal cheeks with chive pommes puree, roasted white asparagus and royal trumpet mushrooms. The dessert options are also particularly wonderful. Cocktails are not an afterthought at Resto. The menu was designed by Dallas libations wunderkind Eddie “Lucky” Campbell. You will most definitely want to sip on the brilliant shishito pepper infused drink that has an ever so slight tongue tingle to it. Continue reading
I have always been enamored by the incredible dishes at Malai Kitchen in West Village in Uptown Dallas, but wanted to share what was probably the best part of any of the meals I have had there – the coconut pie.
I loved the pie so very much that we called Malai and asked for the recipe. Now we are not normally a recipe loving web site, but this pie is special. It deserves all the love and attention it can garner. If you can bake pies, use the recipe. If you cannot, call them and reserve a pie for your Thanksgiving table.
Did I say it was good? Continue reading