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Hash Over: Twitter Taste-Off, Sevy's Brunches Saturday, And Taste The Watters Creek

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DrinkLocalWine.com wants you to know that wine-making isn't just for Californians, and what better way to spread the word than Twitter?

The advocacy group will hold the first Twitter Taste-Off at its conference Saturday at Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts Dallas. Along with lunch and tastings of some 40 wines, the conference will also feature seminars about trends in Texas wines, the distinctive grapes Texas wineries use and how wine lovers can get more regional wines in stores and restaurants. Some 20 wine writers from Texas and across the country will attend. Should be interesting to see which ones try to properly describe the nose, mouth feel, flavor notes and finish in 140 characters or less, and which ones are reduced to tweeting descriptions like "Tastes pretty good!"

Registration is $35 in advance here or $45 the day of the event.

Also going on this week...

Tickets go on sale today for Taste of Watters Creek, set for 6:30 p.m. September 10 at Watters on the Green in Allen. The event, which benefits Meals On Wheels, features food from Grimaldi's Pizza, P.F. Chang's, Blue Fish and several other restaurants along with wine and cocktails. Cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple at the Watters Creek Web site, with discounts if purchased at the Market Street Customer Service Counter. Don't miss this chance to have a bottle signed by Dripping Springs' master distiller and see how long you can keep it as a collector's item before cracking it open.

Brunch is no longer just for Sundays at Sevy's (8201 Preston Rd.). Beginning this Saturday, the restaurant will offer eggs benedict, almond-crusted trout, migas, Texas French toast and more from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you don't sit down to eat until  2:30 in the afternoon, though, shouldn't it be called "dunch"?


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