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About Robert

I’m a freelance photographer and photojournalist based in Dallas. I specialize in event, assignment, and disaster photography. If you are in need of head-shots, or if you have an interesting concept I’m always looking for people to photograph for my portfolio on a TFCD basis. Feel free to contact me at 214.621.2467 or at rbostickphoto@aol.com. You can also leave your contact information in the reply box below (all information will be private and not visible). You can also find me on Facebook. I am an associate member of the American Society of Media Photographers, and a frequent contributor to the American Red Cross, The Dallas Observer, KTVT Channel 11 and various city departments.

Eat This! Del Frisco’s Grille Fall Menu

by Andrew Chalk

A shower of leaves on my shoulder as I walked the dog this week confirmed — Fall is here. And although Fall in Dallas may be shorter than some commutes, the good news is that the area’s many seasonally aware restaurants turn over their menus. That gave me a sense of anticipation towards a media event at Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown to showcase their menu changes.

Recall that Del Frisco’s is more than just the more popularly-priced baby brother to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. It is broader in concept, encompassing a more equal distribution of proteins, flatbreads and burgers.

We could not have started better than the Roasted Corn Bisque ($9 bowl, $7 cup), a redoubtable bowl of full-bodied corn soup bestowed with velvety smoothness by ladles of heavy cream and textural variance by slithers of tortilla chips scattered on top. To naysayers who object that corn is not in season, it is through the end of November. So slurp this dish avariciously.

A big theme in the new menu is sharing. Appetizers of Deviled Eggs with truffle-chive vinaigrette ($7.50), Pimento Cheese Fritters with chipotle ranch sauce ($9.50) and Grilled Artichoke with Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News Wine Competition Continues as Normal Next Year

by Andrew Chalk

After a week of confusing and erroneous reports I spoke to Dallas Morning News CEO and publisher Jim Moroney who confirmed that the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition goes ahead as usual in 2015. Reports that the Dallas Morning News (DMN) was getting out of the wine competition business after 31 years were wrong. The competition proceeds with no diminution in its scope or importance. Continue reading

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Beaujolais and Beyond — Irving Convention Center Parking Is The Downside

by Andrew Chalk

Friday’s Beaujolais and Beyond Festival organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) was a fun event. I would recommend Crave readers try to attend the event next year.

However, one huge downside on Friday was the backlog of cars waiting to park. At 6:55pm the line stretched from the Convention Center parking garage out almost as far as state highway 114 (two lanes deep). Continue reading

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Beaujolais and Beyond Goes Beyond

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by Andrew Chalk

The fourth floor of the Irving Convention Center was packed on Friday night as hundreds of wine lovers celebrated Beaujolais and Beyond organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce to a theme of The French Riviera. From food supplied by over twenty area restaurants and imbibements supplied by Goody Goody Wine & Spirits guests talked and enjoyed live music. Continue reading

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Texas Department Of Agriculture Caves In To Juice Mixers On ‘Go Texan’ Rule — What Are The Lessons?

 

by Andrew Chalk

After two periods of public comment the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) released their final response to my Fall 2013 request for a rules change to abolish the current rule (that a wine carrying the Go Texan logo on its label may contain a minimum of 0% Texas grapes). The essence of the ruling is that this practice will continue as the status quo. Continue reading

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Wine Tasting Could Be Wine Tasting Of The Year

wine1by Andrew Chalk

On Friday evening, January 24, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will host its Château Angélus Wine Dinner. Widely known as Saint-Émilion’s leading wine, this label holds one of the longest histories of the appellation, reaching across eight generations of the De Boüard de Laforest family. With a silky, rich and robust style, Château Angélus captures the essence of the family’s passion for wine. In 2012, the estate earned the status of Premier Grand Cru Classe A. Only 24 guests will share in this exclusive dinner experience. Continue reading

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