By Amy McCarthy
By Scott Reitz
By Scott Reitz
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Alice Laussade
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Chamberlain's Prime Chop House in Addison is scouting Dallas for a second location. One space the acclaimed steak hovel is sniffing out is the former NorthSouth digs in the Quadrangle...Dallas' Empire Baking Co., Eatzi's, Ali Baba Cafe, and Daddy Jack's Lobster & Chowder House hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Top 10 in Zagat's latest "Best Meal Deals" survey. Evaluated on a 30-point scale, the survey ranked the best food values in 35 cities. The top five D/FW slots were dominated by non-Dallas restaurants: North Main BBQ in Euless; Michael's in Fort Worth (both tied with Empire, which garnered a rating of 26, the highest in Dallas); and Piccolo Mondo in Arlington (rating 25). Eatzi's, Ali Baba, and Daddy Jack's all scored 24.
Fall Creek Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country announced the release of a super premium red wine dubbed Meritus, a blend of Merlot (54 percent), Cabernet Sauvignon (40 percent), and Melbec (6 percent). With a limited production of 892 six-bottle cases, Meritus will be priced around $30 retail...Texas' newest winery opened over the July Fourth holiday: Poteet Country Winery, located in Poteet, the strawberry capital of the state. Poteet produces table wines made from the mustang grape--the dominant native wild grape of Texas that produces, often with the addition of sugar during the winemaking process, a tolerable red wine--as well as fruit wines from strawberries and blackberries. The winery will also produce jams and jellies. Poteet brings the number of wineries in Texas to 28.
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