Portugal’s historic Tejo region has been producing some of the most unique wines in Europe since winemaking first began there in 1170. During the Middle Ages, land concessions required trustees to plant both olive trees and vineyards on the land parcels. Before long, villages began springing up along the lengthy and ancient Tejo River, and with this grape cultivation came the beginnings of a local wine culture.
Pulsing with a rich heritage, Tejo still claims a bounty of historical treasures from those medieval moments, with architectural relics and medieval hilltop villages dotting the picturesque landscape. Today, many of Tejo’s historic wineries — bridging tradition and modernity — bear witness to the region’s centuries of quality wine production since medieval times.
To the Portuguese, Tejo is known as the land of vineyards, olive groves, foot-treading, cork forests and the famous Lusitano horses. Visitors seeking an off-the-beaten-path wine tourism experience will also find ancient routes leading through medieval villages that offer up sites of historic importance with unique characteristics. The area provides a breathtaking landscape for lovers of nature, culture, and authentic wines. A sampling of Tejo’s villages and monuments of great significance that date back to the Middle Ages include: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A $5 lunch is difficult at best to come by unless you are thinking fast food, and even then you would be hard pressed to find much at all. The good people at Lovers Seafood have come to the rescue today. Let’s take a look.
In celebration of National Gumbo Day Lovers Seafood is serving up their delicious gumbo for a mere five bucks – all day. That is a bargain, but is there more? Continue reading
This month, Empire Baking Company is celebrating 25 years of business baking bread and baked goods for the Dallas community. During the weekend of October 26, they’ll “Throw It Bake” to their inaugural year, offering product favorites and pricing circa 1992.
Over the past 25 years, Empire Baking Company has become a household name for sweet treats, homemade breads and holiday confections. However, when Empire first opened, there were few alternatives for buying fresh-baked bread in Dallas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
In a city where meat is king and steakhouses are landing faster than the Bugatti Veyron, it is refreshing to find something a bit out of the ordinary. Meet Corrientes 348, the new Argentinian steakhouse located in the former Stephan Pyles vast location on Ross Avenue.
Argentinians have a fondness for meat, or rather an “asado” or “parrillada.” Meats are cooked on a parilla (grill) while attendees enjoy socializing and drinking wine, typically a Malbec. Parrilla culture is largely about patience and enjoying the company they keep. Staying true to their roots, the restaurant will have a dramatic open flame parilla (custom-made in South America) anchoring the main dining room with 20 seats surrounding it. Continue reading
Jen Kirkman is back on tour this year – with all new material. Stories and jokes you haven’t seen on her Netflix specials. Don’t worry. It’s not all about Drumpf – why talk about him when Jen can talk about herself and her year of seeing fraudulent spiritual healers, holidays without family, being accused of not being “woke” by young people, and tales of when she was a young obnoxious third party voter, and pretentious hater of pop culture.
Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic. Her most recent Netflix Original Comedy Special, “Just Keep Livin’?” is streaming worldwide as of January 3rd, 2017. Continue reading
Tacodeli, Austin-born and cult favorite taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson announce two leases have been signed in the Plano area: Parkwood Village at Parkwood Boulevard and Highway 121 near Stonebriar Centre and Legacy West (slated for opening 1st quarter 2018) and Preston Road and W. Park Boulevard in the heart of Plano near Whole Foods (slated for opening 2nd quarter 2018).
The fast-casual neighborhood restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of more than 40 made-from-scratch tacos with fresh ingredients – many of which are organic and locally sourced. Sourcing top-notch ingredients has been at the core of the brand since the beginning. Continue reading