All posts by: Mike Hiller

Hot Date: Duckhorn wine dinner at Shinsei on Tuesday, January 21

Shinsei and chef TJ Lengnick are hosting a Duckhorn wine dinner on Tuesday, January 21. Nantucket Bay scallops, crispy sweetbreads, quail pho and elk loin are on the menu. TJ’s pretty talented, so this could be one not to miss. $125 ++. Starts at 6:30 p.m.. Reservations: 214-352-0005. Duckhorn’s traditional line-up (sauv blanc, migration chard, Continue reading →


Hot Date: Abacus to host Red Mare wine dinner on Friday, January 23

Kent Rathbun and his staff at Abacus are hosting a Red Mare wine dinner on Friday, January 23. The four-course pairing includes the debut of the California winery’s 2012 chardonnay. Jim Striegel of Red Mare will be there, leading a tasting of the winery’s cab, chard, sauv and rose. 6:30 p.m., $130 ++ Here’s the Continue reading →


Hot Date: Tap a keg at the Londoner in Dallas with Paulaner’s president Wednesday, January 25

It may be 248 days until Munich christens Oktoberfest, but the folks in Addison are already celebrating. A VIP team from Paulaner — including Jeff Coleman, Paulaner USA’s president, will be at the Londoner on Wednesday, January 25, to meet, greet and tap a keg. Go by and share a pint with them. 5-7 p.m.. The Londoner Pub Addison, 14930 Midway Continue reading →


Nick Sams sunday supper by MIchael Hiller-8

Seats to this month’s $65 “Sunday Supper” wine dinner at Nick & Sam’s on January 26 are almost gone

The best meal (and deal) in Dallas this month is the Sunday Supper at Nick & Sam’s steakhouse on January 26. Sushi chef Chef Tomohiro Inoue at Nick & Sam’s is doing the cooking. You’re doing the eating and drinking. $65. You will not leave hungry or disappointed. Here’s why >>