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Henderson Tap House Has A Great Selection Of Beers And Bites

DSC00411by Steven Doyle

The month old Henderson Tap House is serving up a huge menu in a very tiny space of a kitchen.The kitchen is outfitted with a wood burning oven, so the pizzas they offer come out bubbly hot and crisp. There is a large variety of soups, sandwiches and salads, as well as a pretty spectacular prime rib and potato nacho dish that has shaved prime rib, housemade potato chips, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and bleu cheese crumbles.    Continue reading

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Check Out The Establishment’s Food Porn

Interiorby 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

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Newsom Grape Day is May 9th

chalkby 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

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Patina Green To Offer Special Cooking Classes

RobertPatinaGreenby Steven Doyle

You may know Robert Lyford, the talented chef-owner at Patina Green Home and Market on McKinney’s historic market square. Lyford is a classically trained chef from San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and is heavily influenced by what is available at local farms and ranches. His menu changes daily depending on what is fresh and available.   Continue reading

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Toad in the Hole Opening Soon on Ross Ave

toadby Steven Doyle

Look for a new English-style pub and grub opening up on Ross Avenue (our predicted newest hot spot in Dallas). Toad in the Hole will be the latest to join the likes of Three Sheets, Ku De Ta, and Sunset Lounge. The General Manager is Johnny Oliva (The Fan Sports Lounge, The Point), and will be staffed by prominent area bartenders with the many years of collective experience.

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Go Texan: An Important Update

GO-TEXAN--229x300by Andrew Chalk

Yesterday, I reported the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) decision regarding my proposed change to the rules covering the use of the ‘Go Texan’ logo on wine. I interpreted their response as first: no change in the status quo (i.e. 0% Texas grapes required in Texas wines); second: I concluded that a paragraph that contained the sentence “Specifically, we will implement those ideas to limit the use of the mark on wine bottles based on the origin of the fruit.” was empty of meaning as the letter did not announce any specific measures to do so.

The TDA reacted quickly with an email today in which they totally reject my interpretation of their original letter. That paragraph that I had treated as an imprecise dismissal of changes in Go Texan was apparently the operational paragraph of the letter. In full, they said:   Continue reading

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