by Steven Doyle
Table 13 is located at Belt Line and Inwood Road in the restaurant mecca of Addison. Consider Table 13 a throwback to the stylized Vegas days when the Rat Pack ruled, and the order of the day was a strong drink and a steak.
“This unique concept is the result of many late night brainstorming sessions and a lot of careful planning,” said restaurateur Mike McRae, whose vision for Table 13 grabbed the attention of Gabe Nicolella, longtime business partner. Together, McRae and Nicolella have more than 70 years combined experienced in the industry, successfully operating upscale establishments like Daddy’s Money, e’lan, Nostomo, Rio Room and Studebakers. Continue reading
by Mark Shaeffer
Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar’s Plano location will open to the public for dinner service this Friday, April 25th. Located at 4701 West Park Boulevard, Lincoln has appointed Andrew Powers (Mansion on Turtle Creek, Trece, Waldorf Astoria in Utah, Magnolia Hotel Dallas) as executive chef of this location. The menu is an approachable one with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Powers has been with Lincoln since she opened the first location in Uptown Dallas, September 2013. Lincoln says, “chef Powers has that rustic sensibility while at the same time refined cooking that is a good fit for this concept. He also understands the importance of providing only the best product possible and goes out of his way working with the farmers and purveyors on sourcing.” Powers and executive chef Juliard Ishizuka, from the Uptown location, will work in tandem and support one another for both locations. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Kiepersol Estates, the remarkable winery that grows some 14 vinifera grapes in the east Texas region where it is axiomatic that vinifera grapes are killed in the crib by Pierce’s disease, has done it again. They have just released Dirk’s Vodka, sourced from grape juice from their own vines. Kiepersol founder, Pierre de Wet, named the vodka in honor of his his father who, he says, “lived life well”. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Joey Stewart
For more than two years there was a promise for the space at 4513 Travis, formerly Trece. The Establishment opened just over one month ago, and since there has been mention of a dozen types of oysters, our friend and photographer Joey Stewart happily volunteered to buzz in a few times to check out the new menu. Loosen your belt and live vicariously through Joey’s mouth. Please note that all these beautiful plates are only $10, and the oysters chime in at a low $2 each. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
A landmark annual event in the Texas wine industry is Newsom Grape Day. Held each year in the farm buildings of Newsom Vineyards in Plains, Texas, the event acts as a magnet for winemakers from across the state for a day of discussion of current viticultural issues. The attendance is an indication of the event’s importance to the industry in that Plains is just 102 miles from Roswell New Mexico, a popular retirement home for extraterrestrial life.
This year’s agenda is below and members of the public with an interest in grape growing are welcome to attend. The following day if The High Plains Winegrowers Wine & Music event so plan on spending the whole weekend. Continue reading