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The Grape Is Still Amazing After All These Years

luscher.jpgby Steven Doyle

Courtney and Brian Luscher are this amazing husband and wife team that make The Grape the legendary restaurant it is today. Their restaurant is 46-years old this month but have been owners since 2007. At the time they purchased the restaurant for its original owners, Kathy McDaniel and Charlotte Parker, the market crashed nearly the same day they signed papers of ownership.  Continue reading

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Luscher’s is Closing in Deep Ellum

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Frankfurter fanatics and Uncle Herky devotees head on over to Luscher’s Red Hots (2653 Commerce) as Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher serves-up his final Post Oak Red Hots at the Deep Ellum eatery through Tuesday, December 13.  This is the last chance to eat at Luscher’s which will close December 14.
“Everyone is invited to come bid Luscher’s adieu with a final Uncle Herky and a beer,” says Chef Brian.  “I am so proud of all we accomplished with Luscher’s.  The food and our team are on point and we are truly honored for all of the accolades and attention garnered during our two-year run. We gave it everything we’ve got.”
Luscher will continue to focus and grow Post Oak Red Hots LLC., which provides the all-natural sausages to area restaurants and retail locations as well as oversee operations at The Grape.

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Meat Fight Rescue

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Meat Fight is upon us, and it would seem every decent barbecue  Generalísimo will be either working or judging the event. You know you didn’t get a ticket, we didn’t either. It is a fantastic event that started as a small backyard brouhaha to raise a few bucks for National MS Society by the Observer James Beard award winning writer and former Cheap Bastard, Alice Laussade. Last year the event came out of the closet and was opened to the public with rave reviews, including one from craveDFW.

My ticket last year fell onto my lap after a friend could not make the event. I was driving back into town from the Terlingua Chili Cookoff when the offer was made. I floored the gas pedal and made it back in time for the closing credits of the event but was still able to sample a few slices of brisket and a chunk of sausage made by Brian Luscher. I ate the flesh and it was good.

For those who were not fortunate enough to secure a ticket during the three minutes they were for sale, we have a few meat suggestions of our own. Laussade mentioned a few weeks back that if this event was as successful as she hopes (and it is already) that next year will be much larger and more inclusive.  Peruse our meat laden list below, and if you use any of the following ideas to pass the time your luckier friends are at Meat Fight, consider making a donation to the National MS Society. Karma will assist you next year.    Continue reading

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Texas Foodways Suds and Smoke Dinner At Deep Ellum Brewing Co

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Texas Foodways in conjunction with Deep Ellum Brewing Company just announced a very special dinner they will host February 25, 2013 from 6 to 9pm at the brewery in Deep Ellum. Suds and Smoke will focus on beer pairing with smoked foods and they have lined up five very special chefs for this event. 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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Luscher Spotted Cooking At Bolsa Mercado

by Steven Doyle

We have been enjoying the dinner for two at Bolsa Mercado, especially on guest chef night which happens to be today. The premise behind the guest chef night is that a different chef will offer a boxed dinner for two each Thursday evening, and the proceeds benefit Café Momentum.

Each chef has been asked to incorporate produce grown in the garden of the Dallas County Youth Village within their menus. This week  Bolsa Mercado is featuring the food stylings of The Grape’s own Brian Luscher.         Continue reading

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More Info On 2012 Chefs Of Summer Event

By Steven Doyle

Yesterday we implored you to grab your tickets for this Sunday’s event where you can bid on your favorite chef and a special package they have lined up for you.  Today we learn of a few more interesting packages that you might wish to bid on this Sunday, June 3, 2012.

A reminder for those that missed the write up, the event is hosted by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association to raise money for more than thirty high schools in the area that teach TXProStart, a two year culinary and hospitality arts program for DISD students. The program generated over $80,000 in scholarships and is a wonderful local program.          Continue reading

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