Tasting Notes: Knife dinners, mozzarella on Cheese Day, Hickory & Uchi to open

Posted on 28 May 2015 at 11:49am

Knife hosts AIDS fundraising dinners, mozzarella on Cheese Day, Hickory & Uchi to open while Snookie’s closes

Blythe Beck to open new concept, Pink Magnolia, in Oak Cliff

Posted on 20 May 2015 at 2:48pm

BREAKING: Blythe Beck to open new concept, Pink Magnolia, in Oak Cliff

Quinones named new chef at Kitchen LTO

Posted on 13 May 2015 at 9:34am

Quinones named new chef at Kitchen LTO

Oooh! Snapper!

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 6:15am

Kenichi ups its game with sushi menu from former Uchi chef Sho Mochido ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Last week, Kenichi — the workhorse of the Victory Park dining scene, the only original eatery to withstand the vagaries of that difficult-to-program development — revealed its full new sushi menu. In most contexts, the addition [...]

TASTING NOTES Brunch edition

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:20am

Knife debuts brunch menu in time for Easter; plus your best bets for Sunday ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Everyone knows that even if gays didn’t invent brunch, they perfected it as a social event. But when Easter comes along, all bets are off: It’s a free-for-all. Still, we’re happy to say that, just [...]

Pretty in pink

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

But she’s creating a mindset as much as a menu: Forget food-shaming and calling good meals “guilty pleasures.” Enjoy life! Tip a glass! Don’t skip dessert! There’s a reason the first three letters of diet are “D-I-E.”

Killa ’dillas?

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

Quesa re-imagines the quesadilla … but is that a good thing? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the deep-fried quesadilla! Yeah, I don’t get it, either. This is the thing: Most foods are defined by their preparation. Pastas are all water, egg and flour. Roll it into tubes, [...]

Winery primer

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:25am

At last count, there were more than 450 wineries in Napa Valley. Some favorites, both for the quality of wine and the experience of visiting the tasting room and grounds, include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford: founded in 1900 and set in a stately building offering full tours and tastings. Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga: the owner of [...]

DMN food critic Leslie Brennan ranks at the bottom of a national list

Posted on 19 Feb 2015 at 5:31pm

DMN food critic Leslie Brennan ranks at the bottom of a national list

Tasting notes: Valentine’s Day

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

Still planning a V-D dinner with your sweetheart? Here are our suggestions Valentine’s Day is one of the signal days of the year for dining out — especially for couples who are celebrating an anniversary or a milestone together. Restaurants know it, so they lure lovers with specials designed to encourage l’amour. Here’s our rundown [...]