by Steven Doyle
It is that time of year again. As Fall descends upon us we enjoy many cool-aired events such as the Greek Food Festival now in its 100th year. This marvelous event runs September 25, 26 and 27th. Our Greek friends have this festival down and they know how to throw a great party with music, dancing, food and libations.
New this year is the special wine taverna where festival-goers will enjoy specially selected wines from the owners of The Ivy Tavern, Tom and Lisa Georgalis. The hosts will be on hand to discuss the wines, Greek Mythology and their most recent travels to their home country. Enjoy flights of wine, or take hold of a bottle of your own. Continue reading
Fork & Cork, May 15 & 16 is a unique and innovative destination that introduces the culinary minded to local celebrated chefs, assorted breweries, wineries and spirit makers. An authentic, one-of-a-kind experience that satisfies the epicurious, Fork & Cork is an interactive festival that serves up tasteful artist demonstrations and live Music, as well as tasty dishes. It’s casual, yet sophisticated. Busy, yet intimate. Personal, yet communal.
Special Crave discount tickets may be purchased online. through May 15, 2015 at noon. Limited quantities available. Please print your e-tickets ahead of time and have them ready for display to expedite the entry process. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate pending availability. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Baseball is a game that is identified with food. We even sing about it at every ballpark during the seventh inning stretch: “….buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack…” The famous song was written by Jack Norworth in 1908.
From the early part of the twentieth century until the 1980s, classic baseball fare consisted mostly of hot dogs, ice cream, peanuts, and Cracker Jack. Then ballparks slowly began to sell new items. A proliferation of new food offerings during the 1990s was fueled by the opening of twelve new major league ballparks. Continue reading
For some, delicatessen food is close to a religious experience. A tender, crumbling cut of corned beef steeped in its juices. A full-bodied garlic dill pickle. Spicy brown mustard with grain. A blintz that melts in your mouth like a creamsicle on a summer’s day. Recipes and culinary garnishes from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania that flowed into late 19th and early 20th century America and soon became part of an American culinary and cultural vernacular – Deli.
DELI MAN is a documentary film produced and directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou; the third work in his trilogy about Jewish culture. The celebrated preceding films are “A Cantor’s Tale” and “The Klezmatics – On Holy Ground,” which have to date screened at more than two hundred international film festivals and have been broadcast in the U.S., Israel, Canada and Poland. The principal guide of DELI MAN is the effusive and charming Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation delicatessen man, owner and maven (as well as a Yiddish-speaking French trained chef) who currently operates one of the country’s top delis, Kenny and Ziggy’s in Houston, Texas. Kenny and Ziggy’s has been touted in press reviews ranging from “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” to the L.A. Daily News. Continue reading
Back by popular demand is North Texas’s largest event dedicated to all things food — and this time, it’s even cooler. Taste of Dallas is back this summer, now June 12-14th, to satisfy the thousands of hungry tasters who love to stroll Dallas’s Fair Park and taste from restaurants all over North Texas.
“The foodies demanded it, and we delivered,” said Billy McEntee, owner of Taste of Dallas. “This year, the tastings will be hotter than the weather, and sure to spice up an already fun-filled weekend at Taste of Dallas.”
Taste of Dallas is home to some of the best brisket, ribs, and chicken BBQ in the region. In true Taste of Dallas style, the event’s participating BBQ pitmasters will battle it out over three days in the $25,000 BBQ Battle Royale to see who is the king of the BBQ ring. You won’t want to miss this. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chicken wings will always be all the rage in bars because they are so easy to make as they are to eat. Flavor delivered on its own natural stick, if you will. Somewhere there are a ton of quail scurrying about without the use of their legs, and we are all the better for it. These are very meaty and spicy specimens found at Bowl and Barrel. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
What might possibly be the Chinese version of tapas, dim sum is more than just a meal. It is a gathering and a ritual. Dim sum is as casual as it is formal.
For the uninitiated, dim sum is an assortment of steamed vegetables and dumplings, roasted meats, soups, noodle rolls, baked goods and tarts. Actually so much more hopefully. All the food items are presented in groups of threes in tiny steamer baskets made of bamboo or steel and hand selected based on the groups desires and shared communally with plenty of hot tea and lively conversation. Continue reading