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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse now has world’s most expensive wine, a $56,000 stunner

Last weekend, I joined some out-of-town friends for dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, the place with crazy good dry-aged steaks and three full-time sommeliers. Headed by master sommelier Barb Werley, the wine team manages a 33,000 bottle wine cellar that holds a Wine Spectator Grand Award (the only other Texas restaurant to earn that award is Pappas Bros. Continue reading → ...

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This Vietnamese coconut grater is one reason Malai Kitchen should be on your Go list

Dallas’ Uptown West Village area is far from an ethnic polyglot. Yet at Malai Kitchen, the small but vibrant homage to Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, husband-and-wife chefs Braden and Yasmin Wages deliver culinary authenticity in a neighborhood where few seek it. There’s a beguiling sense that nothing’s too complicated or too simple about the cooking at Malai Kitchen, but you know that can’t be true. Continue reading → ...

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Here’s what happens when you strap a GoPro to an eagle

Drones are so 2014. Next year, we’ll be using action cameras harnessed to live eagles. In this cool POV video, Victor, a white-tailed eagle, takes off from the summit of the Eiffel Tower, then soars at 110 mph to the Trocadero and then to his handler. The film was made by Freedom, a non-profit conservation project helping to return the white-tailed eagle to Continue reading → ...

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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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Where are the best seats on Qantas A380 flight between DFW and Sydney

Last night, Qantas Airways launched new nonstop service between DFW and Sydney, Australia, on the A380 double decker jet. It’s the longest commercial flight on the largest commercial plane in the world, a 15+ hour journey with new plane smell. Once Qantas ambassador (and 747-rated pilot) John Travolta finished christening and saluting and glomming, a small Continue reading → ...

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In Dallas, Qantas launches the world’s longest flight on the world’s largest passenger plane

This afternoon, the world’s longest flight will take off from DFW International Airport and land in Sydney, Australia, nearly seventeen hours later and a distance of 8,590 miles. The Qantas Airlines flight marks another first, too: the DFW debut of the world’s largest commercial jet, the double decker A380. Qantas has configured the plane to Continue reading → ...

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First Look: Chef Jose Andres opens Bazaar Meat at new SLS Las Vegas Hotel

Chef Jose Andres (Jaleo, Minibar, The Bazaar) unveiled his Spanish-inflected steakhouse in the new SLS Las Vegas Hotel, and it’s a real looker. Tucked into a secluded area in the back of the hotel’s main floor, Bazaar Meat is Andres’ celebration of all things meat. “I didn’t want to open a traditional American steakhouse,” Andres told me Continue reading → ...

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