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The Grape Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

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Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the anniversary on October 21-25 with four evenings of special events.

The Grape’s popular monthly “Wine and Cheese Chat” kicks off the festivities on Tuesday, Oct 21, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Courtney Luscher and Certified Cheese Professional Ali Morgan, the monthly cheese chat showcases 4 cheeses paired with 4 wines. Cost is $28 Person. Space is limited and guests who stay for dinner receive 20% off the food bill.   Continue reading

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Sarah Snow Named New Chef De Cuisine At The Grape


Chef-Owner Brian C. Luscher of The Grape has named Sarah Snow as Chef de Cuisine of the popular Greenville Avenue establishment.

Snow most recently held the executive chef position at The Common Table and honed her skills under the leadership of Chef Andre Natera at Toko V., Village Kitchen, Marquee Grill and The Pyramid Restaurant at The Fairmont Hotel.

Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch. For reservations call 214-828-1981 or visit the website at http://www.thegraperestaurant.com. Complimentary valet parking always provided.


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Bunnies And Springtime Refresh The Plate

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As the Easter holiday approaches we are reminded about renewal of the planet, fresh Spring daisies and bluebonnets, little baby chicks and bouncy bunny rabbits.  It is also a refreshing time for new restaurant menus as they roll out seasonal dishes to reflect the new found bounty. We are now seeing ramps, morels and even fiddlehead ferns gracing our plates. This is a fantastic time of year.

We would love to make a list of our favorite deviled eggs, which are everywhere now and a definite taste we want at Easter.  You will see a new version daily at Parigi on Oak Lawn. We also enjoy the deviled eggs at Nick and Sams where there are three versions on the same platter, but particularly enjoy the caviar topped eggs.  We adore Sissy’s version as well.     Continue reading

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Eat This Soup

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We have made plenty of lists in the past, and certainly soup has been a big draw for the cold, wintery months such as we are experiencing. One of our favorite soups comes from King’s Noodles (read about that place here). There are plenty of mainstays in Dallas such as the mushroom soup at The Grape, a recipe that will not, and should not ever leave that menu. Other perennials include the marshmallow soup at Rise No. 1 which is actually a rich tomato soup with pillows of roasted goat cheese. Make a better soup and the world will beat down your door, especially when it is 25 degrees in Dallas.

Today we offer a list of some recent favorites. You will want to check these out in your travels about town this week.    Continue reading

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Happy Chefsgiving: Danyele McPherson

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Thanksgiving is upon us once again and all the gobblers are running for cover. To get you in the mood for a little fun and relaxation we asked a few chefs around Dallas several questions so we get our dinner cooked just right. We will run their answers both today and tomorrow, so check back often to see how your favorite chef weighs in on the holiday.

Danyele McPherson is the feisty Chef de Cuisine behind The Grape on Lower Greenville. She is slugging it out using her favorite knives on the tenth season of Top Chef, and attended the Culinary Institute of America. Today Danyele sends thanks and answers a few of our silly Thanksgiving  questions. Continue reading

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State of the Hot Dog Report

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Do hot dogs make you lose control? All year long we have been hearing about the hot dog moving in on the Dallas mainstays such as the almighty burger and cheap-to-eat taco. We have already witnessed new doggeries (I am selling this term to Webster, so feel free to use at will) such as Bowery and Jerry’s Wood-Fired Hot Dogs that is based in California.

My friend, Chef Johnny Carino called and left me a message this morning that he had heard that Jerry’s was now in Dallas and was planning a trip to the new store soon. Carino is somewhat a health fanatic, so those dogs must be pretty damned good to motivate him to actually eat one.   Continue reading


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Week Long Party At The Grape’s 40th Birthday Party

Dallas, TX — Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has persevered as one of the cities most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple.   Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the Ruby Anniversary October 22-28, 2012 with a week of 1970’s inspired evenings.

Monday (Oct. 22) kicks-off the festivities with the introduction of a new signature cocktail commemorating the 40th anniversary.  Guests enjoy Happy Hour prices all night and the Best Burger in Texas, of course.

Chef Brian goes old-school with a menu “throw-back” on Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct 23-24) selecting Grape menu classics from the original Grape menu created by Kathy McDaniel and Charlotte Parker.  Choose two out of three available courses such Items as Quiche Lorraine, Grape Sherbet Parfait, Sole Veronique, Oysters Rockefeller, Tournedos Bearnaise & Bordelaise and more.  Cost is $19.72 per person.  Continue reading

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