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Registration to TexSom, the world’s best wine conference (with tastings!), is open – and seats to the tastings are going fast for the August 9-10 conference

Texsom, the wine education and tasting conference designed for both sommeliers and the general public, is also the world’s best weekend wine conference, and it’s headed back to the Four Seasons Las Colinas August 9-10. Anybody who is interested in learning about wines can attend, but you have to register for the seminars now… and several of the top tasting programs are Continue reading →



A teenager’s locally raised hog (and bacon bread pudding) will be the main attraction at Cook Hall’s June 25 Swine and Dine dinner

Next Thursday, June 25, chef Vijay Sadhu will be preparing a Swine and Dine dinner from a very special Wilbur. The hog in question, locally raised by a FFA student and future rancher, will be served in a four-course dinner at Cook Hall featuring bacon bread pudding. A portion of the profits will be returned to Haden Smith, Continue reading →


pizza hut hot dog pizza

I thought Pizza Hut’s newest Hot Dog pizza couldn’t possibly be real, but – oh, yes – it is very real

No wonder we are dying. Pizza Hut calls its new Hot Dog Bites Pizza, “the perfect combination for American taste buds.” How can this be real?? I dunno, but it is. Even the name makes me queasy.  Pizza Hut says it’s a large one-topping pizza “featuring 28 premium hot dog bites baked into the crust … served with a Continue reading →



Highlight Reel: Graham Dodds hosted Oregon winemaker John Grochau at Hibiscus wine dinner

Graham Dodds, the patron chef of goats, hosted an old friend for a sold-out wine dinner at Hibiscus last night. On the menu: lots of really good food, lots of really good Willamette wine and lots of Dodds’ magic way with goat (including a Scooby snack of his smoked goat brisket, lusciously tender and mildly Continue reading →



Chef Tim Byres, Chris Zielke, Chris Jeffers and team behind Smoke, Bolsa to open The Theodore in NorthPark Center this fall

  Turn the Tables Hospitality Group, the team behind Chicken Scratch, Bolsa, Bar Belmont and two locations of Smoke restaurant, will open a New American restaurant in NorthPark Center this fall. To be called The Theodore, Todd Johnson, formerly a writer at D Magazine and now the communications guy for Turn the Tables Hospitality Group, sends Continue reading →


pie pig roast

Pie 314 in Castle Hills is throwing a big pig roast tonight, launching new restaurant called “TBD” this fall

Sean Connor, Billy Stovall and the good folks at Pie 3.14 Everyday Eatery are smart dudes. Before the sweltering heat sets in later this month, they’re throwing a big pig shindig at their Castle Hills restaurant tonight at 6:30. $28 buys you all-you-can-eat roasted pig and pig parts, pulled right off their backyard bbq. Live music, Continue reading →


Aaron Franklin BBQ at Knife for RED june 2015  copyright Michael Hiller-8

Two more (RED) dinners at Knife to finish on high notes, featuring San Antonio chef Tim Rattray and LA chef Kris Morningstar

  “I’ve been passionate about fighting AIDS since the 80s,” John Tesar told a sell-out crowd of fifty assembled for dinner at in a room above his Knife restaurant earlier this week. “I’ve lost many close friends to this disease, so when Mario Batali asked me to get involved with (RED), I was all ready Continue reading →