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The Ranch at Las Colinas pouring $250 glass of wine

When’s the last time you popped the cork on a bottle of Chateau Margaux, the rarified first growth Bordeaux wine?  How about an even rarer (and more expensive) magnum? Yeah, I can’t recall that either. This weekend, Judd Fruia, the top dog at the Ranch at Las Colinas (and a strong supporter of EscapeHatch) will Continue reading →

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Chefs Scott Gottlich, William Koval headlining Bonne Sante big wine-and-dine fundraiser for National Kidney Foundation this Saturday at Westin Galleria

The sixth annual Bonne Santé, a wine and food fundraiser benefiting the National Kidney Foundation, takes place this Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Dallas chefs Scott Gottlich (The Second Floor Restaurant/18th & Vine) and William Koval (Lakewood Country Club) founded the event to raise dollars and awareness about kidney disease (both chefs have Continue reading →

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Capital Grille Dallas throwing $500 wine dinner tonight!

It’s not every day that a $495 wine dinner notice pops up, and with plenty of obvious reasons. Today, though, is one of those days, and tonight is one of those dinners. Capital Grille chef Matthew Ingersoll and sommelier (and EscapeHatch friend) Nathan Crumpton have put together a killer meal featuring foie gras (!), duck (!), veal (!), Continue reading →

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That center cut is true Kobe beef from Kobe, Japan

Chefs Sharon Hage, James Johnson, Barb Werley to team up for special pinot noir wine dinner

She’s back! Well, sort of. Sharon Hage, once the darling of the early farm-to-table trend in Dallas, has been coaxed back to the stove beside James Johnson, a cooking colleague of Hage’s and the longtime chef of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas. Hage and Johnson will collaborate on a “Pinot around the world” wine dinner Continue reading →

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Kate Weiser Chocolates has the perfect last-minute holiday gift

Kate Weiser Chocolates has created a winter chocolate that will warm anyone’s day. The tiny chocolatier in Trinity Groves has created handmade chocolate snowmen filled with from-scratch hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Add Carl the Snowman to a pot of hot milk, give him a stir, and he melts into January’s best hot chocolate drink. Like a Continue reading →

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Napa author, sommelier Kelli White to join Gemma owners at December 14 wine dinner

Gemma owners Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers send word that they will be welcoming an old friend from Napa Valley’s Press restaurant (where Yoder and Rogers formerly served as GM/somm and chef, respectively) when author and sommelier Kelli White rolls into Gemma on Monday, December 14, for dinner and the launch of her book, Napa Valley Then & Now. Continue reading →

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Hot Date: Free “Farm to Fork Showcase” at The Ranch at Las Colinas on November 16 includes free food, free beer, free whiskey — and a petting zoo

Mark November 16 on your calendar. That’s the date that the Ranch at Las Colinas, which also makes the Best CFS in Texas, is throwing its sixth annual F2T meat-and-greet with its local farmers and purveyors. Complimentary samples of Ranch food, beers, whiskies, wines, petting zoo, live music, talent. It’s all free. 6-8 p.m. They’re also unwrapping their new Continue reading →

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