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Grace Presents “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Wine Dinner

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Join Chef Blaine Staniford on Tuesday, December 15th as Grace celebrates the holidays with a traditional Italian celebration of Christmas Eve with a seven-course meal in honor of the “Feast of Seven Fishes.” Originating in Southern Italy, the feast typically consists of seven different seafood dishes.

Guests will taste seven different seafood dishes such as Crudo of Spanish Mackerel with Castelvetrano Olives, Celery Leaves, Egg Yolk Bottarga & Pumpkin Seeds; Chatham Bay Cod Croquettes with Celery Root Remoulade & Meyer Lemon and Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Macerated Huckleberries, Limoncello Sorbet & Almond Crumble.

Hand-selected wine pairings by Grace sommelier, Jenny Kornblum, will be available with each course. Reception will begin at 6:30PM followed promptly by dinner at 7PM. Reception at 6:30pm. Call 817-877-3388 for reservations. Cost is  $150 per person plus tax and gratuity.   Continue reading

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The Texas History of Chili, Both Powdered and Canned

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When it comes to modern home chili remedies we have a few people to thank. First there were the “powder men”, a term I believe chili maven Frank X Tolbert to have coined, and then there are the butchers who first canned and made brick chili to sell to the chili loving consumer. The former dating as far back as the mid 1800’s, and the latter at the dawn of the 20th century.

Tolbert devotes a chapter of his book “Bowl of Red” to the powder men, and waffles on who he thinks brought powdered and packaged chili to mankind. He first attributes William Gebhardt of New Braunfels, but paragraphs later he names DeWitt Pendery of Fort Worth. A little digging shows that both started grinding a powder chili mix in 1890, so it is easy to understand Tolbert’s quandry.    Continue reading

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How To Celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

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God love Jeffrey Yarbrough. Yarborough is one of the strongest supporters of restaurants in Dallas, and when the man decided that there needed to be a holiday that celebrated what should be our state dish, chicken fried steak, he went to Austin to do something about it. This is why every October 26 we celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day as proclaimed by the Texas Legislature.

For most of us we didn’t need a proclamation, but how fun is it that it is all nice and official like. It sort of mandates the fact that we cannot go the day without sampling at least one platter of gravy soaked fried meat.        Continue reading


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Meso Maya and Tortaco to Open in Fort Worth


Firebird Restaurant Group which currently operates the four award-winning concepts El Fenix, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana and Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar, announced that it will open two restaurants in Fort Worth during the first half of 2016.

The Kress Building will be the first location of Meso Maya in Fort Worth. The two story restaurant will offer dinner and lunch menu created by Chef Nico Sanchez. He will introduce his menu, which features the essence of Mexico, to Fort Worth. Guests will enjoy the “fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico” with a menu inspired by natural ingredients from Mexico with scratch moles, adobos, salsas, and hand-ground tortillas. Continue reading

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Adam Avery at Bird Café Nov 11th


Bird Café is hosting Adam Avery, President and Brewmaster of the award-winning Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO for The Avery Experience. On Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30pm.  Avery will  lead a guided beer experience featuring nine unique brews expertly paired with five courses crafted by Chef David McMillan.Cost is $85 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. For more information go to their website.  Bird Café is located at 155 E. 4th and Commerce with complimentary valet parking available on Commerce between 3rd and 4th. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11am-midnight, Friday and Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 10am-10pm.

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NTX Beer Week Nov 6-15


Beginning with kick off keg taps Friday, Nov. 6, and concluding with a recovery brunch on Sunday, Nov. 15, North Texans will have hundreds of opportunities to toast North Texas (NTX) Beer Week at craft beer-loving venues across the region.  NTX Beer Week also coincides with Untapped Music and Beer Festival Nov. 7 and the second annual Brewer’s Ball, Nov. 13.

“Whether you’re contemplating venturing outside of your light beer comfort zone, or you’re the guy that already knows the nuances of every beer style, NTX Beer Week is a place for any beer fan to expand their knowledge and palette for craft beer,” said Matt Dixon, the newly appointed Executive Director of NTX Beer Week. “North Texas’ brew scene is growing exponentially, and NTX Beer Week is here to showcase our nationally-recognized talent.” Continue reading

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Heim Barbecue in FW Opening Brick and Mortar

Heim Barbecue will open its first brick-and-mortar location at 1109 W. Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth’s bustling Near Southside district.

After shadowing some of the top names in barbecue, including the owners of Franklin Barbecue and La Barbecue and hosting MEATClub pop-up dinners in their home, Travis and Emma Heim took a leap of faith by quitting their jobs, leasing a trailer, and opening Heim Craft Barbecue in February. The couple quickly developed a devoted following, receiving high acclaim for their signature Texas-style barbecue.

Heim’s new location will be open for lunch and dinner and will allow for expanded offerings to an already enthusiastic audience of barbecue lovers. Continue reading

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