Drink up!

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:27pm

  With Independence Day upon us, we can all celebrate with a toast to America. And there are many different ways to do so. Acclaimed crystal glassware maker Riedel has designed a special tumbler that can actually enhance your beverage. This is nothing new — the shapes of wine goblets have long been tailored to specific [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:25pm

Taste of Dallas returns to Fair Park, Pakpao gets a menu makeover   Taste of Dallas is right around the corner, offering bites from dozens of North Texas restaurants next weekend, July 11–13, at Fair Park. It starts Friday with “date night,” designed specifically for couples with not only food but palm reading and fair [...]

Feelin’ Grove-y

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:20pm

What you need to know about Trinity Groves, Dallas’ hottest foodie destination     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was being erected, critics dismissed it as an expensive “bridge to nowhere.” But nobody’s saying that now. In addition to providing an alternate route to West Dallas and Oak [...]

Savage love

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:15pm

Stephan Pyles reimagines South American cuisine at his new San Salvaje     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When changes in ownership at the building that housed Stephan Pyles’ Samar — his multifarious, globally-inspired tapas restaurant catty-corner from his eponymous eatery along Ross Avenue — forced him to close for a remodel, he made [...]

Oh, snap (peas)!

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:00pm

How does a drag queen keep her figure? For Mistress Ginger, vegan does it   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Pink-haired cabaret performer Mistress Ginger proudly proclaims herself a rare and rather elusive quadruple threat — singer, dancer, actress … and vegan know-it-all. She combines showgirl glamour, bawdy humor and a broad knowledge of [...]

Beck’s Prime, Good Eats closing

Posted on 30 Jun 2014 at 2:35pm

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TASTING NOTES

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 8:05am

The James Beard Foundation, the top culinary organization in the U.S. (founded by the late gay gourmand), will bring to Dallas its second annual Local Flavor from Coast To Coast, a national epicurean tour celebrating America’s culinary diversity, the foundation announced this week at an event at the new San Salvaje by Stephan Pyles. The [...]

Trade-offs

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 6:00am

Attractive clientele or great service? Top-notch cocktails or fine dining? All is in play at Barter   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Barter opened late last fall, a friend managed to walk in during the soft opening; I asked him how the food was. He looked at me with a puzzled look. “I [...]

Drive-by tasting: The Slow Bone

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 6:40am

One meal. One visit. One chance to get it right The Slow Bone The moment the words escaped my lips, I knew I’d screwed up. “… And I’ll have a side of the cauliflower au gratin,” I said, employing the proper French pronunciation. Big mistake. Not that anyway rolled his eyes or looked at me [...]

Bring the boys to the Yard

Posted on 02 May 2014 at 6:15am

Truck Yard fuels the Lower Greenville renaissance with cheesesteaks, hipsters and food trucks ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The neighborhood called Lower Greenville Avenue has been a social center of Dallas for 40 years, ever since The Grape opened. In the mid-1990s, things were booming there, with countless restaurants, venues and bars, and more [...]