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Hot Date: Ten former Stephan Pyles chefs reunite for No Kid Hungry fundraiser, November 2

Forget immersion circulators, fluid gels, live fire cooking. What’s hot these days is chef reunions. Up next: Stephan Pyles alums, with a get-together is to raise money for a good cause. November 2, Pyles and ten of his former chefs will regroup at his flagship downtown restaurant for a No Kid Hungry fundraiser. Tim Byres, Katherine Clapner, Mark Kiffin, Matt Continue reading →


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Recap: Nick & Sam’s last-of-summer monthly Sunday Supper

I’ve told you a few times about Nick & Sam’s monthly Sunday Supper, a family-style affair that’s held in a private back room of the steakhouse restaurant on the last Sunday of each month. Last weekend was that Sunday. At each Sunday Supper, top chef Samir Dhurandhar lets each of his staff chefs choose a theme, then serve an outrageous Continue reading →


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Recap: Grapevine Craft Brewery dinner at Cook Hall

Crisp. Clean. Approachable. It’s Grapevine Craft Brewery’s motto when it comes to its beer. I’d like to add refreshing. And flavorful. But I suppose we can get to that. The Hatch was at Cook Hall, a sleek, charming gastropub at the W Hotel Friday evening, enjoying a five-course beer dinner hosted by Grapevine Craft Brewery. It Continue reading →


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Hot Date: Jasper’s hosting Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel wine dinner this Thursday, October 2

Jasper’s in Plano is hosting a Nickel and Nickel / Far Niente wine dinner (the two wineries are sister properties) on Thursday, October 2. Super talented chef Kent Rathbun and his team will be serving a four-course menu to complement the wines. But wait! There’s more! Bruce Mooers, president of the two wineries, will be on hand Continue reading →


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Primo Brothers offering daily lessons in October on how to hand-toss pizzas; best toss wins a pie

Yes, there’s a day, week, month and year designated to celebrate damn near everything. Since it’s pretty much downhill after International Talk Like a Pirate Day last Friday, all that we have to look forward to is Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and National Pizza Month (October), which is just a week away. Celebrating that Continue reading →


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Capital Grille is serving an awesome Wagyu burger with a glass of Jordan cabernet for just $25

Area Capital Grille restaurants  (Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth) are pairing their Wagyu burger with a  with a glass of  2010 Jordan Cabernet or 2013 J Vineyards Pinot Noir for just $25 in their bar (which they call a” lounge .” While lots of people crow about other burgers in the city, I think Capital Grille’s burger is consistently one of Continue reading →


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Hot Date: Sigel’s annual California Cabernet tasting of 50 wines is Monday, October 6

Leave it to Jasper Russo at Sigel’s to make it really easy to wrap your arms around cabernet sauvignon, the king of grapes and the one varietal that every sommelier in town will tell you sells itself. Sigel’s is co-sponsoring what’s billed as a Benchmark Cabernet Tasting, and it’s the single best wine tasting event of Continue reading →


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