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Still Celebrities After All These Years

By Judy Chamberlain

Southlake’s ladies-who-lunch, take note: Bill and Barbara Harris have opened Silver Spoon Cafe and Bakery in Southlake. It’s located just off Southlake Boulevard near Timarron Country Club; look for the hot pink awnings and hot pink umbrellas. Bill and Barbara, who were the founders and original owners of the Celebrity Cafe mini-chain (there’s one in Highland Park Village), have created an inviting space.

The cafe does not offer table service, so you have to get in line to order, then help yourself utensils, napkins and the beverages you’ve purchased. The food, which can take a while to arrive, will be brought to your table. Breakfast service begins at 8 a.m., and the rest of the menu is lunch-oriented. Continue reading

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Penfolds Wine Dinner At Ruth’s Chris Steak House

by Judy Chamberlian

I was invited to experience the US and World release of the new vintage Grange wine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Dallas as the famed eatery put on a spectacular five course food and wine pairing show featuring the wines of Penfolds and the culinary artistry of Executive Chef Charles Miller.

As we all know, everything is big in Texas, and the steaks at Ruth’s Chris might well have been invented to suit that phrase. Actually, the restaurant chain – now one of the largest and most successful inAmerica– got its start in New Orleans in 1965 when founder Ruth Fertel mortgaged her house to buy an existing local eatery, Chris Steak House. The deal specified that the word “Chris” could never be dropped, so Ruth added her name and – though she is said to have hated the cumbersome moniker – went on to earn a place in history as a steakhouse pioneer. Today, the restaurant empire she founded numbers more than 100 locations worldwide.       Continue reading

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Southern Breeze Market Café: First Look

by Judy Chamberlain

Melody and Daniel Fitzgerald, who also own the nearby Sugar & Frosting cupcake emporium, have opened Southern Breeze Market Café in Old Town Keller.

Inspired by restaurants along the Carolina coasts, this Breeze offers seasonal “Carolina Chic,” comfort food enlivened by a modern-day culinary flair. The Fitzgeralds bring an understanding of incorporating farm-fresh ingredients into their offerings, and bring an impressive combined culinary pedigree to their newest endeavor.

“We wanted Southern Breeze to be all of our favorite restaurants, rolled into one,” says Melody Fitzgerald, who served as pastry chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, working directly for of James Wagner and Dean Fearing. Her husband Daniel, who honed his high-end fine dining skills working at luxury hotels in Maine, Colorado, North Carolina and Texas, agrees.   Continue reading

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