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Scenes From The 2014 Taste Of Dallas

DSC_1084by Susan Migdol

We sent Susan out with her trusty camera to check in at the Taste of Dallas in Fair Park this past weekend. She said it was amazing fun. Here are some of what she saw (and tasted).    Continue reading

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Texas Rangers Offering Giant Taco And More

tanacoby Steven Doyle

A recent visit to the Ranger’s stadium netted a few new hot items that have been added to the menu of absurd. The first is the Tanaco, a giant 24 inch taco made fresh at the ballpark, and filled with one foot of seasoned ground beef and another foot of seasoned chicken. The whole monstrosity is then topped with shredded lettuce, nacho cheese, pico de gallo, sliced jalapeños and sour cream.    Continue reading

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How To Enjoy The Kessler Theater

kessler1by Jon Daniel

Built in 1942, The Kessler Theater survived a tornado, fire, and being vacant for over 30 years to become one of the premier small music venues in the US. Originally built as a small movie theater, owner Edwin Cabaniss bought and renovated the property in 2009/2010. Artistic director Jeff Liles books an eclectic mix of bands, many of which rarely perform in a venue as intimate as The Kessler. The Kessler has a reputation among musicians and patrons for amazing sound, thanks to the work of sound engineer Paul Quigg.    Continue reading

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A Winos Guide To The U.S. 290 Wine Road – Caveat Emptor

10bottles_485x338by Andrew Chalk

You have toured Napa’s famed Highway 29, right? The wine trail where it takes 45 minutes to cross the road in the summer (such is the traffic)? Well, an attraction billing itself as the “#2 Wine Destination in America” is taking shape just south of Dallas. It is the “290 wine trail” or “Wine Road 290”.

The term “290 wine trail” is my own. The name refers to the stretch of U.S. 290 between Fredericksburg and Johnson City.

The term “Wine Road 290” is copyrighted and owned by a corporation with the following details:   Continue reading

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Report: Grace and Möet Hennessy Team Up To Vex Diners with a Blind Tasting

Grace_Outsideby Andrew Chalk

It was a packed room at Grace on Wednesday night as the restaurant teamed with Möet Hennessy to do a sumptuous wine and food dinner. After a pre-prandial glass of Möet Hennessy’s most famous wine, Möet & Chandon’s Brut Champagne we sat down to a wine dinner with a difference. The guests did not know what the wines were! At least, when it came to the reds they did not know which wine was which.  Continue reading

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Chef Genius Andre Natera Unfolds Food Quandry

Chef Andre Natera, photo by Danny Fulgencio - dannyfulgencio.comby Steven Doyle

We know that brilliant chefs can cook, and it truly is a form of art. But how are they with the sciences? For sure the art of pastry is a science, where as cooking on the savory side is more of a dalliance of braising or even a  tete-a-tete on the grill with their favorite cut of cow. But today we see that the chef’s mind works far more three dimensional than most.

To prove the genius of at least one of our favorite chefs, we examine the paperwork of Andre Natera who provides proof once and for all that “pie equals cake”. Read on for proof.   Continue reading

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Psst… Wanna Buy a Texas Winery?

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by Andrew Chalk

Did you wake up this morning and say “I should buy a winery”? Well, you are in luck because I have found one for sale! And this is not an anonymous micro-producer but a major name in the Hill Country, less than a mile from the start of the U.S.290 wine trail in Johnson City.

It is Texas Hills Vineyard and it can be yours for $5,370,000 including (per the real estate agent’s flyer which can’t spell the frustrating word “acre” correctly):   Continue reading

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