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Unusual Wine of The Week and an Inside Tip on One of the Best Wine Tasting Places in Dallas

IMG_20150119_200232by Andrew Chalk

Check out this wine, available at Dallas’ best Italian wine store, Jimmy’s, for $18. The 2013 Tramin Lagrein from Italy’s northernmost wine making region, Alto Adige. It is made from 100% Lagrein, an indigenous Alto Adige grape variety related to Syrah and Pinot Noir. I found the nose to resemble the lactic and cherry aromas of another Italian grape, Dolcetto. The wine’s representative, Josh Naquin of Republic National Distributing Company, said that with its nose of banana, white pepper and spices it reminded him of France’s cru beaujolais, the finest expression of the Gamay grape.  Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone? Reader’s Edition

Food-photoby Steven Doyle

We had a huge response to our new feature, What’s Eating Your Phone? yesterday, and many of you sent in your food porn. So many that we will do this regularly. So to take us into the weekend, we are offering photos taken on your phone’s camera. It all looks so delicious, I am headed to lunch! If you wish to be included in next week’s What’s Eating Your Phone, drop me a line at steven@cravedfw.com. Please be sure you send your original photo from your phone with a brief description. We may be giving some prizes out with this.   Continue reading

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Rest In Peace James “Jimmy” DiCarlo *Update

jimmy1by Steven Doyle

We received word this week that James “Jimmy” DiCarlo passed away at the age of 92. You might know Mr. DiCarlo from best from Jimmy’s Food Store in East Dallas which he started in 1966. He was married to wife Marie who passed away in 2005. Together they raised a family of four, Vincent, Mary, Mike and Paul, with a total of ten grandchildren.

The family run grocery will be closed this Friday, August 9, 2013, out of respect and to allow employees to attend the services which will be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas.  Rosary begins at 10 am and Mass 10:30.

Update: The Dallas Morning News ran a beautiful story this morning, here is the link.

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Give Dad The Gift Of Beef This Father’s Day

fiorentinaby Steven Doyle

Jimmy’s Food Store owner Paul DiCarlo wants beef for Father’s day. Not just any beef, but instead he wants to be flown to Tuscany for a Bistecca Fiorentina made by Dario Cecchini, ‘the Butcher of Panzano’. The DiCarlo sons won’t be flying their father to Tuscany this Sunday, but we have it on good authority that the boys will be grilling that very slab of beef here in Dallas for their dad.

A real Bistecca Fiorentina comes from an ancient Tuscan breed, the Chianina cow. It is one of the world’s largest breeds; tall and alabaster in color. The cow is generally used as a beast of burden due to its strength and stature, but the meat is prized for its succulent flavor.   Continue reading

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