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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse hosting Keenan Winery dinner with owner Michael Keenan Friday, January 30

Napa Valley stalwart Robert Keenan Winery will take center stage at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Friday night, January 30, when winery owner Michael Keenan shares wines and stories from his family’s California winery. Located near the top of Spring Mountain District, high above Napa Valley,  the Keenan estate comprises 48 acres of vineyard, where the Keenans have been producing wine since 1977. Continue reading →


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Pappas Bros. adds bottles of “buried treasure” to their wine list – a sparkling wine aged underwater in the Italian Riviera

Lacking storage space to age his sparkling wines in 2008, Italian winemaker Piero Lugano, then 63, struck upon a novel idea: he’d submerge his stash in an underwater cellar, 200 feet deep in the Italian Riviera. There, he’d age his Ligurian wines, a blend of indigenous bianchetta and vermentino grapes, in a twist on the classic pas dosè method Continue reading →


the Hatch's Jason Hisaw is taking his master sommelier exams this week. He is a sommelier at Pappas Bros. steakhouse in Dallas.

Dallas sommelier alums Drew Hendricks, Jason Hisaw make big moves in world of wine

Congratulations are in order for two former icons in the Dallas wine community. Drew Hendricks, a master sommelier who once directed the beverage program at Pappas Bros.  Steakhouse, has been elected vice chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers. (James Tidwell, the beverage director at the Four Seasons-Las Colinas, and Austin’s Devon Broglie, of Whole Foods, are Continue reading →


John Tesar is the chef and owner of Spoon

John Tesar to cook at record 10th appearance at James Beard House on January 23

If you are a John Tesar fan – and really, who isn’t (well I can think of one person) – you might want to join the outspoken chef in New York City on January 23, when he cooks at the James Beard House. Tesar says the event will mark his 10th headliner appearance at the nonprofit’s headquarters, Continue reading →


(L>R) Grace chef Blaine Staniford with Eyrie Vineyards' asst wine maker Mike Eldred and Grace owner Adam Jones

Hot Date: Grace Restaurant to host “Exotic Mushroom dinner” on January 16

Grace restaurant in Fort Worth is going all mushroomy this month, with an “exotic mushroom dinner” from chef Blaine Staniford and owner Adam Jones on Friday, January 16. Hon Shimeji, Trumpet Royale, Hen of the Woods and a handful of other mushrooms will grace plates at a six-course dinner, which includes wine pairings.  Vegetarian and vegan menues are Continue reading →


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FT33 Announces Stellar Guest Chef Line-Up for Monthly Dinners

Matt McCallister invites some major talent into his FT33 kitchen each month, hosting guest chef collaborative dinners on the third Monday of the month. The eight-course menus cost $105 (+$55 for wine pairings) and require reservations. First up this year: Chef Ed Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood restaurants, who will cook with Matt at the January 19 dinner. Here’s the rest of the schedule: Monday, Continue reading →