Todd Lincicome

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Pairing Off: Ore-Ida Fries

    Patrick Michels​Thanks to a deadline timing fluke largely of my making, this was my birthday dinner: half a bag of supermarket French fries.You know--those freezer burnt sticks one pops in the oven, checks after the recommended 15 minutes to find a batch of glossy, flaccid, half-baked things. So y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Top 25 Drink-Related Quotes Of The Decade

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Pairing Off: Candy Corn

    Patrick Michels​ "God, I hate Candy Corn." Those were the first words from Timothy Mercer, wine buyer at Cork in Uptown, after I asked about this week's pairing. And, as it turns out, I hate the stuff as well. In fact, I can think of very few people who really like Candy Corn. Few treats, howeve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Pairing Off: Sonic Hot Dogs

    Perhaps I'm treading new and uncertain ground here. There's nothing as American as hot dogs...except perhaps for baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet, although a couple of those are in the midst of death throes. And, of course, if we call them Frankfurters, they somehow become a German sausage.Otherwis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Pairing Off: General Tsao's Chicken

    Forgive us if we've discussed this popular dish before--which we have. But the general does outrank Colonel Sanders and his non-spicy, unsticky, broccoli-less chicken. Although the spelling may vary, just about every Chinese restaurant with a delivery option cooks up some form of General Tsao' ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 16, 2006

    Red Sea Scroll

    How do restaurants build a wine list?

  • Dining

    October 7, 2004

    Vine Cuts

    Can cheap bastards find good wine?

  • Dining

    August 19, 2004

    Think Pink

    Do any wines go well with summer heat?

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003

    All’s Pair

    Is wine only for fine dining?

  • Dining

    October 9, 2003

    Wine Snubs

    Can people really tell a cheap wine from an expensive one?

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sommelier

    Todd Lincicome (Al Biernat's)

  • Dining

    February 27, 2003

    You Say Somalia

    What is a sommelier?

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Mystic Chords of Memory

    The Burning Question crew looks back at 2002

  • Dining

    November 14, 2002

    Vintage Finds

    Explain the mystery of buying wine.

  • Dining

    July 25, 2002

    Cook Out

    What's the difference between snobbery and appreciation?

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Costly Corks

    When the cork pops out, the value of wine plummets. So why do restaurants carry expensive bottles?

  • Dining

    July 19, 2001

    The Not-So-Finer Things

    Can you find cheap versions of fine foods?