by Steven Doyle
Courtney and Brian Luscher are this amazing husband and wife team that make The Grape the legendary restaurant it is today. Their restaurant is 46-years old this month but have been owners since 2007. At the time they purchased the restaurant for its original owners, Kathy McDaniel and Charlotte Parker, the market crashed nearly the same day they signed papers of ownership. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle Gemma Bar
Valentine’s Day is one where we thinking about hooking up for a grand date, and Dallas has plenty of choices for prix fixe meals and specials for the night for that special someone in your life. But what if we are playing solo for the big night? Don’t play into the hype and feel you need to hunt a date, we have you covered for a perfectly acceptable night on the town with no regrets. Don’t stay at home, get out there and enjoy. It is always fun to people watch, especially the couple who just met for the first time from Match.com.
Reservations of tables for one are up 62 percent nationally over the past two years, according to OpenTable’s analysis of its online reservations. That makes it the fastest-growing party size, if one person could indeed be considered a party, the company said. Continue reading
Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s favorite classic bistros as well as an East Dallas dining destination. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney mark the 45th anniversary of The Grape with special events throughout October.
Former Grape chefs Sarah Chastain and Danyele McPherson join Chef Brian in the kitchen on October 5th to kick off the celebratory month with a “Blast from the Past” wine dinner. Each chef will showcase a course paired with wines hand-selected by Brandon Kelley of Southern Glazers. Cost is $75 per person and festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
As the Easter holiday approaches we are reminded about renewal of the planet, fresh Spring daisies and bluebonnets, little baby chicks and bouncy bunny rabbits. It is also a refreshing time for new restaurant menus as they roll out seasonal dishes to reflect the new found bounty. We are now seeing ramps, morels and even fiddlehead ferns gracing our plates. This is a fantastic time of year.
We would love to make a list of our favorite deviled eggs, which are everywhere now and a definite taste we want at Easter. You will see a new version daily at Parigi on Oak Lawn. We also enjoy the deviled eggs at Nick and Sams where there are three versions on the same platter, but particularly enjoy the caviar topped eggs. We adore Sissy’s version as well. Continue reading
The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the anniversary October 24-29 with a week of special events.
Monday kicks-off the celebratory week with Burger Night. Enjoy the much lauded Grape cheeseburger along with “Happy Mondays” happy hour until 8pm. Continue reading
Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the anniversary on October 27-31 with four evenings of special events.
The Grape’s popular monthly “Wine and Cheese Chat” on Tuesday, Oct 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Courtney Luscher and Certified Cheese Professional Ali Morgan, the monthly cheese chat showcases 4 cheeses paired with 4 wines. Cost is $28 Person. Space is limited and guests who stay for dinner receive 20$ off the food bill. Continue reading
The Grape hosts a special Chef’s Come-As-You-Are featuring Russian River Valley’s Copain Wines on Thursday, March 26. Chef de cuisine Sarah Snow will feature an intimate 3-course bistro menu to complement selected wines. Special guest hosts are Andy Bartee of Copain Wines and Jenny Davis of Victory Wine Group. Continue reading