The Grape Is Sadly Closing


It is with bittersweet and very mixed emotions that Brian and Courtney Luscher announce they are closing The Grape Restaurant on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The Luschers have operated the Lower Greenville institution since 2007 when they bought it from the original owners after working for them for a number of years. Originally opened in 1972 by Kathy McDaniel and Charlotte Parker, The Grape has garnered numerous awards and accolades while hosting marriage proposals too numerous to count. The restaurant has always been known as a chef’s place with an ever changing menu. Continue reading


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The Color Purple Premiers on Dallas Stage Jan 7th

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. The Dallas engagement of THE COLOR PURPLE will perform for one week from Tuesday, January 7 through Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Continue reading

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September 20th Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros Steakhouse


With a collection of 4,000 distinct wines in the Dallas cellar alone, Pappas Bros. Steakhouses are known nationwide for their extensive wine list. Master Sommelier Barbara Werley, one of the 262 Master Sommeliers worldwide and one of 26 Female Master Sommeliers in the Americas leads the wine program in Dallas. Pappas Bros. Steakhouses are the only restaurants in Texas where all locations (Dallas and both Houston restaurants) have received a Grand Award from Wine Spectator. They are also two-time semifinalists for the James Beard Award for an Outstanding Wine Program.

Pappas Bros Steakhouse has a super event that’s right around the corner — The California Zinfandel Wine Tasting on September 20th at 6PM.

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400 Gradi Opens Monday Downtown

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400 Gradi – an Italian restaurant concept hailing from Melbourne, Australia and founded by renowned chef Johnny Di Francesco will open its first location in the United States in downtown Dallas at 2000 Ross Avenue.

Opening for lunch and dinner on Monday, September 16, 400 Gradi offers a classic Italian menu with award-winning pizza. Continue reading

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Pappy Makes A Great Burger

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It might make for a better story if Pappy’s Old Fashioned Hamburger, Inc was run by Pappy O’Daniel. I envision the rotund man sweeping the crumbs off the floor while whistling a few Soggy Bottom Boy’s tunes. In actuality, the owner does look a bit like O’Daniel, only taller. But that is where the fictional character and the burgermeister part company. The Dallas restaurant located on Mockingbird, very near Love Field Airport, jets out some mighty fine burgers along with a selection of home cooked dinner plates such as catfish and meatloaf. This is a Blue Plate heaven.

Give yourself an excuse to pass through the industrial neighborhood and discover a slice of old fashioned goodness on a plate. Be sure to order the fries since these hand cut babies are simple and delicious. The fries are worth the trip alone, but you will want to stay for the burger.   Continue reading

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Tesar Cooks Up DIFFAs Burgers and Burgundy Oct 11th


DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) announces that their signature culinary event, Burgers & Burgundy, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, will take place at Klyde Warren Park on October 11, 2019. Twelve renowned chefs will convene at the event’s new venue to serve unique slider and wine pairings to patrons and guests. Continue reading

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Julien Eelsen at Whisk Crepes Cafe Brings the Taste of Paris to Dallas

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Certain aspects of crepe-making have remained constant since its advent in the 1100s, spreading the batter onto a very hot surface for 30 to 60 seconds, each side is cooked until it looks like the surface of the moon.

Sweet and savory versions have always existed; traditionally lemon and sugar, and ham, cheese, and egg. Continue reading

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