January 18, 2019

This was an absolutely epic week in our wine lives!

August 29, 2018

Quality tacos, tasty drinks, inviting decor. How can you go wrong with Taco Heads?

August 23, 2018

Still trying (and failing) to catch up on these pics. But the week was at least a little more reasonable. We were headed into TexSom, so guess that's why! Also, a Peking Duck for good measure. Because, why not!

August 14, 2018

One recent Sunday, we were in the mood to try something new.  None of the usual spots seemed to fit the bill, and we were eager to branch out a little bit.  We also wanted to try a new BYOB spot, which isn’t so easy to find in Dallas (unless you want Thai).  We ran across a great option via the Facebook page of a chef/friend we really respect, who posted a wicked-looking cocktail from the night before that we just had to try....

August 1, 2018

So, we thought we'd start a new thing here called "this week in wine," because we've been lucky enough to try some pretty fun stuff lately. Not a lot of commentary. Just pure, unadulterated, wine goodness here.

BTW, we're a few weeks behind on this, so we'll start a few weeks back and work our way forward. Enjoy!!

July 9, 2018

Over the weekend, we decided to try somewhere we haven't been for quite a long time:  Komali, that regional Mexican cuisine outpost that's been on Cole since 2011.  Wanting something lighter on a hot weekend afternoon, we thought Komali could be just the ticket.  We were right, but were utterly shocked that no-one else seemed to have the same idea during the height of Sunday brunch.

If you haven't been in a while...

June 19, 2018

Lowest-Greenville has changed a lot in the years since we lived a block and a half away on Oram.  The bar scene first shifted, then largely disappeared.  Restaurants came and went.  And a few--like Nora, Blind Butcher, and Truckyard--showed they were there to stay.  But, over the past few years, old-guard holdouts--such as Daddy Jacks and Crown and Harp--finally gave up and moved out.  In their place, a new breed of exciting c...

June 8, 2018

Few are left untouched by some facet of Chef Anthony Bourdain’s life.  Tens of millions religiously watched his shows over the years—on Food Network, the Travel Channel, and now CNN.  Millions read his funny and often irreverent books.  The beautiful culinary world he visualized for us in our homes—rhapsodized in his CNN show’s theme song by Queens of the Stone Age—is, perhaps, more responsible than any other single influence...

May 1, 2018

When you pair three tremendous wines from boutique Napa producer Fantesca with the food and ambiance from Sixty Vines, good things will happen!

April 5, 2018

We recently went to Chef Stephan Pyles’ Flora Street Café in the Arts District for that most rare of all Dallas meals—the post-symphony/opera/play dinner.  (Don’t even get us started on restaurants that close their kitchen at 9:00 on weekends)  Shocked it was open late after two separate events (one weekend, one weekday), we decided to give it a try.

We’ve frequented Chef Pyles restaurants for years—ever since Cameron prac...

February 16, 2018

If you know us, you know that we're not automatically huge fans of Chef Bruno Davaillon's efforts.  We frequented The Mansion on Turtle Creek for years while he was in residence, and were rarely wowed.  Near the end of his tenure, things got a bit loose, with soggy-skinned fish in tepid broth, overcooked and under-seasoned duck, and service that was anything but friendly.  D Magazine commented that his tenure at The Mansion wa...

January 6, 2018

The City of Dallas strikes again.  Last week, Bishop Cider Co.'s Cidercade, Noble Rey, and Peticolas all received unexpected visits from the Dallas fire marshal and were forced to close their tap rooms (hopefully temporarily), update their fire safety measures, and re-apply for new certificates of occupancy (which can take months to obtain).  The City claims that it's just a coincidence all three were shut down in a one-week s...

September 21, 2017

Recently, we've received some strange e-mails from the folks at Cattleack BBQ.  On random Thursdays, we've received pictures of an empty entryway and sidewalk with the statement "no line--get in here."  The first time they sent it to us, we thought "how strange--why advertise you aren't busy?"  Especially when you're the highly-touted "3rd best BBQ in Texas.  After the second and third times, we thought "maybe people have stop...

September 7, 2017

After taking a couple weeks to recover from the craziness that was TexSom 2017, we wanted to share a few insights from what is one of the largest and best wine conferences in the country. 

First, tasting at this level is simply different than anything you're ever going to experience at a winery, food and wine festival, a local wine gathering, or even the big monthly tasting put on by your local wine bar. The volume is astoundin...

July 25, 2017

Feed Company Eatery & Bourbon Lounge on Lowest Greenville offered food that we unfortunately couldn't eat, and a nasty patron experience on top of that.

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