Collar him happy

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 6:00am

7 questions for Don Neubauer, the ASD’s No Tie Dinner outreach chair Don Neubauer loves to throw a dinner party (who doesn’t?), but like a lot of area residents, every April he holds one that’s more special than all the others. As outreach chair for the No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party — the annual fundraiser [...]

Perini Ranch wins James Beard Award

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 at 12:19pm

It’s the Oscars of the culinary world, the James Beard Awards (named after the late gay gourmand). Winning one is a feather in a cap — and in this case, that cap is a Stetson. Perini Ranch Steakhouse, the home to the annual Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit, is one of five recipients this year of the the Beard Foundation’s American Classic Award

Wanna grab a brew? Depends on what you mean … or does it?

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 7:45am

When you say, “let’s grab a brew,” you might be talking about beer … but maybe you’re referring to a cup of hot tea, instead. Certainly Kyle Stewart usually is. Stewart and his partner Phil Krampetz own TheCulturedCup.com, a Dallas-based company that for nearly 20 years has sold and supplied coffees, teas and more to [...]

Taste test: Food vs. beer

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 7:35am

At a recent tasting at The Pour House to mark the redesign of the tap wall, three local breweries — Revolver, Martin House and Community — took on the task of pairing one of their signature beers with a menu item coming out of the kitchen. The results were impressive. Revolver High Brass + fish [...]

Beer me!

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 7:25am

Five years ago, Dallas-Fort Worth was home to just two craft breweries: Rahr & Sons (opened in 2004 in Fort Worth) and Franconia (opened in 2008 in McKinney), both working in the German tradition. Now the area is home to more than a dozen craft breweries, pouring beer in styles informed by Belgian, American and [...]

FebBREWary

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 6:30am

Craft beers have become the rage in North Texas. What’s driving the trend?   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Eric Tschetter decided to renovate his Fort Worth pub The Pour House, he knew there would be a lot of changes: New floor, a game room, new furniture. He also knew he would be [...]

The sushi Olympics

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 6:15am

As Olympians gather in Russia, we evaluate what’s fishy in the gayborhood ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor So, Russia doesn’t think much of gay people, huh? Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants in the gayborhood that feel differently. And several of them specialize in sushi. Hard as it is to believe, sushi was virtually [...]

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 7:45am

While most of Dallas’ culinary world is plotting its Valentine’s Day specials, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck at the top of Reunion Tower is just getting around to celebrating the new year. Not 2014, but 4712 — the Chinese lunar new year, starting Jan. 31. To commemorate this Year of the Horse, Five Sixty’s on-site [...]

Drive-by tasting

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

One visit. One meal. One chance to get it right — Burger bar face-off edition ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Dallas is beefeater country, and I don’t mean that guards from the Tower of London vacation here. We like our steaks, but just as much, our burgers. So how does a local newcomer on [...]

Year in review: dining • Top 10 Tables

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 6:15am

We continue our look back at ’13 with a list of the people in North Texas arts and culture who helped define the year The standout new restaurants of 2013   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Unlike most other best-of lists, my best new restaurants — Top 10 Tables I call it — doesn’t [...]