by Steven Doyle
If you have been out on the town in recent weeks you may have noticed an escalation of a particular spirit on the cocktail menus. Pisco is a colorless or amber toned grape brandy made in Peru since the 16th century by Spanish settlers. Since that time pisco has been distilled using traditional methods, and Pisco Porton is one of the finer examples of the product. The Pisco Porton master distiller, Johnny Schuler is in the DFW area all week. Schuler resides in Lima, Peru where he owns restaurants and has an entertaining television program that features Pisco Porton. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Media types headed to Abacus in droves on Tuesday night for a special preview of Eddie ‘Lucky’ Campbell’s new cocktail menu and chef de cuisine Daniel Burr’s new bar menu. We reported Kent Rathbun hiring Campbell to Abacus and expected the fedora-wearing one to have a big impact on the cocktail list. The old list is still on the web site (as of Wednesday night) and the differences make interesting reading. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
This weekend on craveRADIO we hosted Dallas restaurant legend Bob Sambol, who is currently working with the myriad of restaurateurs soon to open in Trinity Groves in West Dallas. Sambol has this amazing past, and discussed both his highs and lows in the industry. Since a young age he enjoyed the trappings of running a restaurant, and had the good fortune to work for many of the nation’s best as this amazing front of the house man, a talent that he is sharing with a new flock of first time restaurant owners.
Sambol discussed the birth of his restaurant, Bob’s Steak and Chop House in Dallas, and gave us a fun bird’s eye view how he took the restaurant from just a few covers a night to a multi-million dollar operation. He also talks about his struggle with gambling and how he is able to deal with his personal demons which made for some compelling radio. Continue reading