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Hot Date: Monthly “Sunday Supper” at Nick & Sam’s is this Sunday, October 26, and it’s the best deal in town

Can’t say enough good things about Nick & Sam’s Sunday Supper, the family-style dinner served at a long table in a back room of the steakhouse on the last Sunday of each month. If you’ve attended, you know that top chef Samir Dhurandhar leaves each of his chefs in charge of the meal on a rotating basis, then let’s them Continue reading → ...

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Righteous Foods, new healthy eating restaurant from chef Lanny Lancarte Jr, debuts in Fort Worth

Congratulations to EscapeHatch fan Lanny Lancarte II, whose Righteous Foods makes its official debut today. We stopped in for a preview dinner: Loved the casual, open, airy feel; the healthful foods; Stumptown Roasters coffee; inspired cocktails, made with — like the dishes — organic ingredients; and the lively crowd (with great shoes). Go, eat, drink, enjoy. It’s Continue reading → ...

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Dallas winemakers Craig and Kathryn Hall now own a luxury hotel in Napa

Dallas winery owners Craig and Kathryn Hall of Hall Wineries in both St. Helena and Rutherford have fancied the La Residence Hotel in Napa, rebranding it as the Senza Hotel, a luxury property with views of Napa vineyards. According to the Halls’ publicist, the property renovations included updates to the eight room historic Parker Mansion built in 1870. Fifteen existing Continue reading → ...

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Esquire names Knife one of 12 Best New Restaurants in America

It’s no coincidence that chef John Tesar is in Manhattan tonight, the same night that Esquire Magazine and its new food editor, Josh Ozersky,  will reveal the magazine’s picks for America’s Best New Restaurants. Ozersky has replaced John Mariani as Esquire’s lead restaurant writer. EscapeHatch spies in NY radio in that Texas will be well represented on Esquire’s list Continue reading → ...

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Garden & Gun Magazine throwing Louisiana-themed cookout at the Foundry Thursday, October 23

The Louisiana Office of Tourism (remember this guy?) and Garden & Gun Magazine are teaming up with chefs Cory Bahr of Cottton restaurant in Monroe, La., and Tim Byres of Smoke/the Foundry for an epic Bayou party October 23. Barh cooks North Delta cuisine and was the 2012 Food Network Chopped! champion. Byres, of course, runs Smoke and won a James Beard Continue reading → ...

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Recap: Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation’s “Tacos and Taps” a great party

The folks behind the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation thew down tacos and beer last night in an ideal, tree lined setting on the old Edwards Ranch. Plenty of excellent tacos made (we especially  loved the yuca-and-bacon-fat-tortilla variation from Grace chef Blaine Staniford, plus a brisket number from Tacos del Norte) and tap beers, plus Continue reading → ...

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Carnival Cruise Lines offering free Rascal Flatts tailgate concert before Cowboys/Giants game on October 19

Carnival Cruises is partnering with the Dallas Cowboys to bring Guy Fieri and the country music trio Rascal Flatts to town for a free meet-and-greet.  Anyone with tickets to the October 19 Cowboys/Giants game will have the chance to see the DDD star and Rascal Flatts live at Carnival’s Tailgate Takeover.  A Guy Fieri Burger Battle is planned for 1:45 p.m. (he’s the Continue reading → ...

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