Food and beer fans, rejoice. On June 7 from 7-9pm, Grapevine Craft Brewery and Taverna Rossa have teamed up for a special one-night dinner. Featuring four delicious along with the perfect beer pairing for each. Served in the brewery it will be a fun night—perfect for groups of friends, casual dates and anyone looking to enjoy an evening out. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It’s that crazy time of year with all the shopping and the packages and the shopping. It is also a fantastic time to gather the family for a super slice of Americana and take in the sites and sounds and flavor of the season. One of our very favorites places to find all this is in Grapevine. The city takes Christmas very seriously, and has a beautiful downtown display of holiday lights, a gorgeous tree in the gazebo and plenty of interesting shops to take in for gifts of all sorts. Grapevine is also a nice destination for restaurants with very few chains to be found, especially on Main Street. This is where we found Napoli’s Cafe, a fun Italian eatery that is serving up some primo cuisine. Continue reading
by Judy Chamberlain
When….the…moon…hits…your…eye…like…a big-a’…pizza pie….
Just a few weeks ago, this was a cute little Mom & Pop dining destination on the main thoroughfare (yes, Main Street) in downtown Grapevine, Napoli’s. The pizzas were good, and you could get a nice meatball or eggplant sandwich at lunchtime. For dinner, pizza was a popular choice.
I’ve always been fond of their eggplant parmesan sandwiches, and the gelato selections in the little room they opened some time back next to the dining room are lovely. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Hunkered down in the mess of construction rests a simple village of restaurants that includes a Bob’s Steakhouse outpost, a Fireside Pies, and something fairly tasty called Winewood Grill, all tucked away just off the bow of that nightmarish road rework alongside Grapevine, Texas. Also joining in the square is a newish anchor that has been running strong since October 2011, Mia Dia From Scratch.
Mia Dia is cheffed by Gabriel DeLeon sho you may remember from La Margarita in Irving, and Masaryk Modern Mexican Kitchen in Addison which no longer exists. The chef might have been a foreshadowing of the scene to come and joins well executed Mex-Mex in the area like Abraham Salum’s Komali in Uptown and Mesa Veracruz in Oak Cliff as prime examples of how technique, use of fresh imaginative ingredients and the love for proper Mexican cookery should be plated. Continue reading
This week Messina Hof Winery is celebrating the grand opening of Grapevine location, which is one of the first full wineries on tap in Texas. Messina Hof opens to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 12. In addition, there will be special Winery Tours and Tastings Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14.
The special events will include tastings of Messina Hof’s most awarded wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and premium desserts, discussions with the Bonarrigo family and tours of the historic building. Tickets are $50 per person per event. To reserve tickets, call 800-736-9463, ext 234 or click this link for the website. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last week we began a short series that explored chili in the DFW area. We began with Jack’s Southern Comfort Food located on lowest Greenville Avenue where we found some pretty tremendous chili. We are hoping to uncover more bowls as we continue our search. We have had many really interesting suggestions, and we plan to hit them all up to see if Dallas is really a chili town.
That being said, we loaded up the crave wagon and aimed it towards Grapevine where the legacy of chili resides. Tolbert’s Restaurant is now owned by Frank X. Tolbert’s daughter, Kathleen Tolbert Ryan who also runs the big chili festival in Terlingua, which I am mighty happy to make that pilgrimage each year in November. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Patsy Grimaldi is a purest when it comes to pizza. Grimaldi learned the trade from his Uncle Lancieri, who trained with the man credited with opening the first pizzeria in America in 1905. Lancieri opened his own pizzeria in East Harlem in 1931, where Grimaldi started learning the art of coal brick oven pizza at the tender age of 10.
In time, Grimaldi was ready to open the first of his two pizzerias in New York. Soon the smoky taste of his coal fired brick oven pizza became a “must have” for numerous pizza lovers and celebrities alike including Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor Giuliani. Continue reading