All posts by: Mike Hiller


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 →



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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Tacos, Craft Beer headline today’s Fort Worth Food & Wine Foundation’s “Tacos & Taps” event

The folks who brought us the “Burgers, Brews + Blues” event at the inaugural Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival last March are hosting Tacos & Taps this afternoon, a taco-and-beer event that promises to be equally compelling.  The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation is hosting the event this afternoon at the Heart of the Ranch Continue reading →



“Big Night, Big Table” family style fundraiser for Cafe Momentum set for Monday, October 27

All the cool kids in the BAD are getting together for Big Night, Big Table, a fundraiser dinner to benefit Cafe Momentum and Reagan Elementary School. Chefs from Eno’s, Bishop Arts District faves Driftwood, Lucia, Boulevardier, Zen Sushi, Stock & Barrel, Hattie’s, Lockhart BBQ, and Bolsa will be serving the food, plus there will be Continue reading →


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Zodiac Vodka enter Dallas market; Kacey Musgraves signing bottles at free VIP event on Monday, October 13

Dallas is ground zero next week for the Texas launch of Zodiac, a premium craft American potato vodka. Zodiac is distilled from Idaho potatoes and made using  Rocky Mountain water, so naturally Zodiac signed on with hot potato Kacey Musgraves, the Grammy-winning country artist, as their brand ambassador. Want to taste the vodka or meet Musgraves? Continue reading →