White Wine

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Barnlight Eatery in Frisco Promised Not to be So Frisco-y, and It's Not!

    I am in Frisco. I am in a strip mall. I am in a strip mall anchored by a CiCi's pizza and Kroger. I am where culture goes to die. No, wait, I am where culture goes to live when its kid hits kindergarten. I go into this experience with an open mind because I need it to work: I venture north to Frisc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Skinnygirl Wine is Now Available at Sigel's. Let's All Get Wasted and Gossip.

    I don't know a ton about wine, nor do I know much about "real" housewives in New York City (shout out to Oak Cliff Housewives, who truly keep it real). But word on the street, according to Jasper Russo at Sigel's, is that Skinnygirl wine "HAS ARRIVED!" I pass along this information because I watche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Cheese, Wine and an Education: What More Could You Want from a Date?

    ​Molto Formaggio The Cheese Shop provides the perfect set up for a date with its class on paring cheese and wine flights. For $75 per couple (classes are limited to 10 couples) you get to try three wine flights, three cheese flights, other food accompaniments to mix and match with the various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Tim Byres Brings Cool Summertime Fun to the Supper Club

    ​Supper Club at The Kessler (presented by City of Ate) returns Wednesday with chef Tim Byres of Smoke. Byres' summer-inspired four-course-meal will be paired with four wines from California-based Wente Vineyards. Austin-based bluegrass/indie act MilkDrive will provide the tunes for party-goers to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    And The Winner is...Eaters at This Oscar-Themed Feast

    Bone Marrow might be an intense choice for 127 Hours. Another idea, after the jump.​As the Academy has expanded its list of Oscar nominees to a whopping 10 films, it's become harder for even interested movie fans to see every movie on the Best Picture roster. So City of Ate today presents an edibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Chef Jean-Marie Cadot Shares the Secrets of His Success--Well, One of Them.

    ​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Jean-Marie Cadot, owner and executive chef of Cadot. In part two, we asked Cadot to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares one of his tilapia recipes with us. CRUSTED TILAPIA ON A BED OF RISO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Tonight: Frog's Leap Wine Dinner
    At Woodfire Kirby's

    ​Don't have plans tonight? Well, now you do. Treat yourself to a five course dinner at Woodfire Kirby's that features wines from Frog's Leap Winery. The menu includes diver scallops with a Chardonnay smoked corn salsa, duck confit with a balsamic reduction and beef tenderloin with truffle mash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    San Martino Winery: A Fine Place to See Red -- But Only Red

    ​When you think of wine-making countries in Europe, most people naturally assume France and Italy have just about cornered the market. Indeed, Italian and French wines are known around the world as standard-bearers of the tipple craft for centuries. However, more and more people are being drawn to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    55 Degrees: Just Right For Malbec,
    Just Not Enough of It

    ​From the outside, 55 Degrees Wine Bar & Bistro doesn't appear to be anything special. Just the name on the rather dingy double-decker strip mall announces its presence, and there is no patio. Inside, however, is quite another matter. Sofas, comfy armchairs, and coffee tables greet you when yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    How 'Bout Them Wineboys? (At Least Some Texas Competitors Had a Good Monday Night.)

    ​There's no dispute that Texas trounced New York in last night's Grape Gridiron Classic, a Texas Department of Agriculture-sponsored competition featuring wines from both states. What's debatable is whether it was a fair fight. "You guys killed us, and we deserved it," Albany Times-Union wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Los Pinos Ranch Chardonnay: Less Oak,
    More Turpentine

    ​Wine from Pittsburgh? Surely you jest. After all, Pittsburgh is Steel City, known for its dominating football teams, brawling blue-collar identity and Primanti's, a famous hangout where the cooks are known to stuff French fries inside their burgers. Of course you would want to wash down such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    7-Eleven vs Barefoot: War Of The Wines

    Alex Flores​Yesterday it came to our attention that 7-Eleven planned to introduce their own wine brand, priced at a Thunderbird-like $3.99 a bottle--that's right, $3.99 for .75 of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon in glass with a real artificial cork. No screw-tops for wine this fancy.They call the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Pairing Off: Vanilla Ice Cream

    Sometimes, when it comes to wine, patience is a really big virtue.On the other hand, deadlines reign supreme in the world of journalism. Last evening these two aspects of time--the hurry up and the wait--combined to trip up this week's pairing.You see, when it comes to setting wine against ice cream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Wines For Everyday Purposes? So We Can Cross Scope Off The Grocery List?

    Beverage distribution behemoth Ben E. Keith is branching out with another vino offering. And unlike the distributor's inaugural label, Solemar, it's not one they make themselves. The family-owned Chateau Diana, located in the Dry Creek Valley region of California, offers three brands. First describe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Pairing Off: Little Debbie Spinwheels

    When you open a bottle of Julienas 2006 Grand Vin Du Beaujolais, a blast of fruit hits your nose, mixed with the sting of black pepper. In tasting, it finishes quickly, but leaves a trace of dark forest berry on the tongue, soured but still palatable.It would be a nice wine for any backyard barbecue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Wine Rocks

    Rock stars plus alcohol can add up to a lot of things. But when you add organic grocery stores to the rock and booze equation, the sum must certainly change, right? Guess we'll find out when Maynard James Keenan makes an appearance at the Whole Foods Market in Plano from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 23 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Pairing Off: Jimmy Dean's Sausage Biscuits

    Nothing like a bottle of wine for breakfast. And nothing so satisfying as when the wisdom of ages stands up to scrutiny.In our less rigid era, we've dispensed with the old 'red wine with beef, white wine with fish' rule. Screw top bottles are coming into vogue. Aficionados now mention Chile and Aust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Pairing Off: Frozen Fish Sticks

    More than any other "normal" food we've paired with wine thus far in this series, fish sticks scared the bejeezus out of the experts."God," mutters Jim Fleming of Sigel's Elite, shaking his head. "Oh, man," exclaims Majestic's Scott Loudder at the thought. "You come up with some odd ones."But when y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Pairing Off: Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

    When Charles de Gaulle famously moaned "how can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese," the Frenchman who best defined national vainglory hoped to excuse political chaos in his country.Geez, the Germans manage orderly governance (and the occasional foray into France) with mor ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Pairing Off: Microwave Popcorn

    With apologies to Orville from our usually unrepentant graphics guy. During the uncertain days of economic depression and the threat of global war, America needed a hero, someone to vanquish all wrong, to protect us from evil—someone fictional. So in 1938, the folks at Action Comics gave us Superm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007

    Chuck This

    If we may recommend a wine for your Fourth of July, well, the Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay is a fine way to start the day. We see that Charles Shaw Chardonnay, otherwise known as the Two Buck Chuck, captured a double-gold medal at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, marking it C ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 10, 2005

    Sour Grapes

    At Tony's Wine Warehouse, there's a sucker born every minute

  • Dining

    November 13, 2003

    Wharf Arf

    The Wharf @ Bayview Marina floats and sinks

  • Dining

    April 24, 2003

    Tiki Tacky

    Tiki Bob's is hanging on by a vine

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    May 31, 2001

    The Whole Boot

    Eccolo rises from the asphalt

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Thango Tied

    Tasty Thai now available in Flower Mound

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Hash Over

    Rope twister; Mixed hash; List watch

  • Dining

    January 27, 2000

    Grungy sipping

    Il Solé's menu rocks. Unfortunately, so does the sound system.

  • Dining

    October 28, 1999

    Hash Over

    Beeson goes; Irish jig; List watch

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    September 16, 1999

    Hash Over

    Grapes of glory; Coming and going

  • Dining

    May 6, 1999

    Going back to the well

    Did Newport's fish its menu from a deep hole?

  • Dining

    April 15, 1999

    Pub crawl

    Dishing up a Cock & Bull story, with a touch of Blarney

  • Dining

    February 11, 1999

    Say cheesy

    The Cheesecake Factory aims to please everybody. Blah.

  • Dining

    January 28, 1999

    Poor man's prime

    Dunston's smokes out affordable steak

  • Dining

    October 8, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Food play

    Nana Grill's new chef toys with compelling flavors

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    August 13, 1998
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    August 6, 1998
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    July 30, 1998

    Hope sinks

    Big Fish Little Fish's flavor doesn't match its wallet bite

  • Dining

    June 4, 1998

    Chinese slick

    P.F. Chang's polishes Chinese fare with an American bistro veneer

  • Dining

    April 30, 1998
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    April 23, 1998

    Heavy metal

    The Mercury rises above its strip-mall surroundings

  • Dining

    December 11, 1997

    Pleasure chained

    Mediterraneo at the Quadrangle is even better than itself

  • Dining

    November 17, 1994

    Taster's choice

    Need a restaurant to accompany your wine? Try Carrollton's Amici