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 [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 7:35am

Stephan Pyles debuts new concept, San Salvaje; Lakewood goes mole Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Lakewood Brewing Co. is releasing its latest iteration of its signature Temptress imperial milk stout. The luscious dark beer will take on a chocolatey personality with the Mole Temptress, arriving April 28. Its infusion of chiles, spices and [...]

Drive-by tasting

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 7:30am

One meal. One visit. One shot to get it right ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Food trends are the lifeblood, and the bane, of the dining scene. On the plus side, they offer diners (and food critics) the opportunity to compare honey-poached apples to honey-poached apples — a horizontal taste tests to see who’s [...]

Salsa moves

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 6:15am

The secret may be in El Come Taco’s sauces, but the appeal goes deeper   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor I feel sorry for people who still believe that a “taco” is ground beef at the bottom of a crisp shell, smothered in iceberg lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese and supplemented by chunky tomato [...]

A toast to the Big Texas Beer Fest

Posted on 07 Apr 2014 at 12:27pm

A toast to the Big Texas Beer Fest

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, a Dallas-based company that for nearly 20 years has sold and supplied coffees, teas and more to [...]