Over the weekend, the sad news came in that Travis Henderson, the former chef and co-owner of the Place at Perry's, was shot to death by Dallas SWAT officer Samuel McDonnold.
According to reports, the Carrollton Police Department was told on February 24 that Henderson planned to harm himself ... More >>
I'm a writer, not a photographer. And while I've certainly nailed some decent shots while out and about eating, there have been a lot of really bad photos to sift through. In my defense I've always tried to maintain a low profile while I eat, and it's hard to do that with a flash cracking off every ... More >>
The Texas Department of Agriculture is compelled to promote all the permitted wineries in Texas, a mandate that doesn't resolve the thorny issue of how to address varying degrees of quality within the industry.
But a recent event proposed by industry members has allowed the department to di ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAs a bouncer at Sambuca 360, Todd Wright's heard more than a few lines from people trying to sweet-talk their way inside.One evening about six years ago, as I stood at The Republic's bar ordering bourbon, I caught a glimpse of a woman's face scrunching in disgust. So I turned to he ... More >>
The Cheesecake Factory's newest dessert option. You know what Thursday is, right? Father-In-Law Day! That's right, every July 30, sons- and daughters-in-law are obligated to celebrate that most awkward of relatives.Other than that one embarrassing uncle. Fortunately for those stuck on gift ideas, ... More >>
Recipe Demonstrated by Executive Chef James Johnson of Pappas Bros. SteakhousePappas Bros. Steakhouse is known for meat. Dry aged in house for 40 days and seared to sizzling perfection, you'll find their Rib Eyes, New York Strips and Filets Mignon on just about any Dallas-area carnivore's Top 10 lis ... More >>
Last Wednesday, the folks at the Texas Department of Agriculture (an organization that definitely deserves a cooler name) took over Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for a big ol' photo shoot to promote the Go Texan Restaurant Program. Showcasing restaurants serving Texas wine, produce, shrimp and other ... More >>
He was the 100th American wine professional to earn the title of Master Sommelier, but that's not the only thing Tidwell can be proud of.After graduating from LSU with a degree in international trade and finance, this son of a small town preacher set off for culinary school at the prestigious Culina ... More >>
He's worked some of the best cellars in the city, either as wine buyer, director or sommelier.These include stints at the Crescent and Pappas Bros., before he teamed up with chef Anthony Bombaci at Nana.Last month he took over sommelier reigns at West End's Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse. Charged with buildi ... More >>
The old Rick Stein's, soon to be the new Tre Amici.
Every so often the planets slip completely out of alignment and all kinds of improbable things occur. Just yesterday, for example, Judd Fruia said of his soon-to-open Tre Amici restaurant in North Dallas, “the wine list is too big—I have to ... More >>