Hash Over: 25-Cent Coffee, Wine Dinners, And Celebrity Chef Tours

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Even though it makes no difference to most City of Ate readers, Dunkin' Donuts coffee is the official coffee of the Dallas Cowboys and the new stadium.

To promote the partnership, participating DFW locations of the doughnut chain are offering 25-cent medium-size hot coffees to all customers until noon every Monday, beginning today, through the NFL season. Also, customers can redeem Cowboys game ticket stubs for a free medium coffee on weekdays after home games. Sounds like a great idea: after shelling out a couple hundred bucks for tickets and parking, most fans could probably use the freebie.

Of course, all this is a moot point to those who prefer a California cabernet with the glazed goodies.

 Also going on this week...

Bolsa will throw a wine dinner to pair Graham Dodds' creations with Coquerel Family Wine Estates vinos tonight. Owners Clay and Brenda Cockerell will be the hosts. (No, that's not a spelling mistake--the couple uses the archaic French spelling of the family surname.) Cocktail reception is at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The Grape's monthly wine dinner will feature Wines From Deutschland, with German rieslings, pinot noirs and eiswein's to complement the German-inspired three-course meal. Republic Beeverage expert Steve Mansir will serve as host at the dinner Wednesday, which diners can enjoy at their own pace throughout the dinner hours for $45 apiece. Reservations are recommended at 214-828-1981.

The Celebrity Chef Tour benefitting the James Beard Foundation comes to Dallas 7 p.m. Thursday. Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg will work together with III Forks chef Chris Vogeli on a meal featuring wild game and seafood. Tickets ($175 each) are at the Celebrity Chef Tour web site or 720-201-1853.

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