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Dean Fearing Tapped To Create Menu At DFW Airport

fearingby Steven Doyle

Word from Dean Fearing is that he has been consulting with American Express as they open luxury lounges throughout the country. The first lounge opened in Las Vegas, and this month they will be opening just such a lounge in Terminal D at DFW.

The new Amex Centurion Lounge are much swankier and nearly a destination to themselves. Available free to holders of the by-invitation-only Amex Centurion Card or for $50 a visit for other Amex card members, the club offers restaurant-quality meals and snacks, a high-end cocktail bar and sleek relaxation areas.

There are also quiet, private workspaces and all of the power and Internet connectivity needed to work productively before, after or between flights.    Continue reading

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Smyth: The Reservation

IMG_2213by Andrew Chalk

Last week the big story in town was the audacity of Smyth in doing what every restaurateur in Dallas wants to do, call out the no shows. On Facebook they wrote:

Smyth September 21 via mobile

Smyth strives to make a personal cocktail for each person that walks through our doors. The reservation-only model is not in place to keep people out, but to preserve the experience of those with the consideration and appreciation to make reservations for that experience.

That being said, The Smyth Family would like to personally thank the people that care enough to make a reservation, (especially large groups) & then decide not show up (or even call) while other, more-appreciative patrons would have wanted the aforementioned experience we planned.

No Shows Listed By Reservation:     Continue reading

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Diamond Cocktail Tour October 17

Spirits column photoby Steven Doyle

Did you miss the last Cocktail Tour that the good folks at the People’s Last Stand sponsored? It was a memorable ride to six high end cocktail destinations. But if you feel sad that you were left out on the last ride, you are in luck. The Diamond Cocktail Tour of Dallas is October 17, 2013.

The destinations are as premium as the last tour, with plenty of excitement in store for you and your friends.  Continue reading

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Kenny Visits Ruth’s Chris For A Cocktail Dinner

KK_23_2013_08_Ruth_Cris-9by Kenny Kuczwaj

Recently I was an invited guest at a Ruth’s Chris cocktail dinner. I get to go to a lot of these type dinners, mostly wine pairings with some decent food pairings. Going to a craft cocktail pairings with different foods seemed like fun since even I  “the number one rated wine czar” gets tired of the grape juice . I also have been asking all the great bartenders who come on the Crave Radio show what food would you match these often fabulous cocktails they create. The answers are often all over the map but they seem to make sense.   Continue reading

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An Old Fashioned Bar Throwdown At People’s Last Stand

photoby Steven Doyle

Bartenders and thirst enthusiasts, gather round.  You often hear about competitions in the bar industry, many are closed to the public but are these fantastic events where you taste the best from area competitors.  The People’s Last Stand has an event that is open competition, and the public is invited to taste the very best.   Continue reading

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Hand-Crafted Cocktail Dinner At Ruth’s Chris Aug 22 In Fort Worth

ruths chrisby Jennifer Thomas

On August 22, 80 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will celebrate their New Orleans heritage with a five-course “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” dinner featuring the exquisite brands by William Grant and Sons and Remy Cointreau. JP de Loera, one of Crave’s favorite Brand Ambassadors will be at the dinner.

In Fort Worth, the special event will be hosted by William Grant & Sons Brand Ambassador JP De Loera. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $80 (excluding tax and gratuity). Ruth’s Chris Steak House is located at 813 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76102. For more information, visit the website or call 817.348.0080.

Check out the menu and pairings after the big leap.    Continue reading

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