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Graham Dodds

If you have a wine dinner planned this month, give up now. Hibiscus chef Graham Dodds already served a better one than you will.

  If you’re a chef or restaurateur and happen to be hosting a wine dinner this month, my condolences. You’d be hard pressed to create a better meal than the one chef Graham Dodds’ served at a recent Grassini Wines dinner at  Hibiscus. Winery rep Katie Grassini led an intimate tasting of her family’s estate wines, pointing out that Continue reading →

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Holiday Inn Expresss mobile food truck printing free “Pancake Selfies” in downtown Dallas today

Today is quite the pancake day. First, Original Pancake House says they’re expanding and bringing back pumpkin pancakes. Then Holiday Inn Express rolls into town with a mobile version of their “Stack Station,” a five push-button pancake machine that produces a one-minute “selfie” pancake from images you capture on your mobile phone camera. A laser etches the image  directly Continue reading →

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Original Pancake House expanding to Las Colinas and Fort Worth just as pumpkin pancakes return for fall

Original Pancake House is on a growth spurt, branching out to Las Colinas next month (510 LBJ Freeway, in the former Carrino’s space) followed by Hulen Mall in Fort Worth and a OPH in San Antonio or El Paso next year, DFW franchisor Mark Bailey told the Hatch at a hosted brunch at the 27-year-old Original Pancake Continue reading →

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Steak Town: A new chef is resurrecting The Palm steakhouse in Dallas and making it relevant again

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ve been to the Dallas Palm steakhouse before. Yes, the name’s the same, the restaurant’s dated decor and cheesy caricature graffiti is frozen in a 1980s time warp, and the West End location isn’t ideal. But scrape away the Dallas Palm’s sepia veneer and you’ll find good things surfacing at this classic downtown Continue reading →

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Steak Town: Pappas Bros. hosting $65 September 11 wine tasting from their 33,000 bottle cellar

The wine team at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will be highlighting a few of prizes in their 33,000 bottle cellar on Friday, September 11 at a special $65 seated wine tasting. Their calling it a “Sommelier Selections” wine tasting. I’m calling it a great deal. Meaty snacks and stiff pours. The tasting begins promptly at 6 p.m., and Continue reading →

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Horseshoe Hill, new Fort Worth restaurant from chef Grady Spears, is an instant classic

Last weekend, a good friend and I found ourselves two knuckles deep into a jar of cheesy, beefy Bob Armstrong dip at Horseshoe Hill, the new Fort Worth Stockyards restaurant from chef Grady Spears. Grady’s an old friend, so I knew to expect cowboy cooking — chicken fried steak, buttermilk biscuits, locally sourced steaks seared over an open fire. Continue reading →

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