by Steven Doyle photos by Melissa Aloof
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that 18th and Vine opened on Maple Avenue in an area that seems in constant state of construction across from the gowing old Parkland hospital (now a burgeoning office complex). This is just a few blocks from the Grapevine bar if that helps locate the restaurant on your mental map.
We visited 18th and Vine, operated by chef and restaurant power couple Scott and Gina Gottlich formerly of Bijoux and Second Floor fame. I adore this couple, not only for knowing how to run great restaurants, or the fury of talent (he a chef, she a sommelier), but for being a genuinely fantastic couple who also tend to their growing flock of a family. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Stephanie Tann
I hopped on a bus for a BBQ tour this week from the people at RVC Promotions, these are the same people who do multiple weekly pop up dinners and cooking classes with great chefs from around the DFW area. They are also doing a series of BBQ tours which have taken guests to the Hill Country and all points in Dallas and Fort Worth. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Mike Anderson’s BBQ is definitely one of our top BBQ haunts in the Dallas area. We know BBQ is so very subjective and everyone has their own idea of how the plate should play out, but when dining on smoked meats we have a few bits of criteria. The meat should be tender, smoky, juicy, and have some sort of interesting characteristic on the outside that compels another bite.
This sounds all so easy to create as most of us have created this in our backyards at some point. But this can be difficult for a restaurant that plays out this scenario each day with consistent regularity. Anderson’s is such a spot. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We at CraveDFW worked the Groundhog beat this morning, staying up all night to see if the rodent Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania.
The day derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if he does not, due to cloudiness, spring season will arrive early. The weather lore was brought from German-speaking areas where the badger is the forecasting animal. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We had mentioned earlier this month that Scott and Gina Gottlich had taken over 18th and Vine, the upscale barbecue themed restaurant located at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas, and we stopped in last week for a visit to see how this affected the menu. As expected there were some changes that we enjoyed and it had the Gottlich stamp on platings and some of the new recipes being served. Continue reading
You will not want to miss this beer dinner at RHBQ. Tickets are $50 and include five food tastings and six beers, including special Oak Highlands Brewery release Chump Change.
The menu looks pretty special as well, making this dinner a nice bargain. Plenty of food, lots of beer and live music to boot. Secure your seats here. The dinner is December 2nd starting at 7pm. Continue reading
Fruition Hospitality – a full-service hospitality firm founded by Chef Scott Gottlich and his wife Gina – has taken a leadership role in the daily operations of 18th & Vine BBQ located at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas. With award-winning pitmaster and co-owner of the well-regarded chef forward Kansas City barbecue restaurant, Matt Dallman has always been and is still in charge of anything smoked and meat.
Scott Gottlich explains, “Along with streamlining the experience, service and hospitality, we have changed the food menu and beverage program as well. Working in tandem, Gina and I are excited to see what the future holds for this special restaurant.” Continue reading