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Morris Salerno “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 06-21-18 June 21, 2018

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Masterful Italian Cuisine

Jim and MorrisPopular chef/restaurateur Morris Salerno joins us on this week’s edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Morris’ Bistecca-an Italian Steakhouse presents old world recipes with new world hospitality in Flower Mound.  He talks about the days long preparation for his sumptuous Osso Buco and other great dishes at his restaurant, and brings us up to date on the international chef competitions in which he and his merry band of Epicurean World Master Chefs usually bring home much recognition and heavy medals.  He also recounts the recent skiing accident in the French Alps that put him out of the kitchen for an extended period, and nearly put him out of commission.  Good news:  he’s getting beter and better everyday!  Morris is a gregarious man, with a big smile, a hearty laugh, and a warm heart.  You’ll enjoy hearing about his chef exploits on our program devoted to bringing you the stories about the men and women who create the flavors you love, “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  Cookbook author and former restaurant critic of The Dallas Morning News, Dotty Griffith also continues her stint with us as our “Guest Gourmet” for the month.  Vicki Briley-White continues her “Savor the Flavor” wine segments with a profile on Baron Alessandro de Renzis Sonnino from Castello Sonnino in Tuscany.  Catch the new digital TV version of our show on VOKALnow.com, on YouTube or on Vimeo.  You can also listen to our podcast on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Kent Rathbun “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 06-14-18 June 14, 2018

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Back in business

Jim and KentKent Rathbun’s legal challenges with his former partner are settled.  He can use his name again.  He can run a restaurant, and talk about it.  I’m glad he’s doing both.  Join Kent this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Kent and his wife Tracy have opened Imoto in Victory Park, and we’re giving you a sneak peak on our digital TV show on VOKAL and on YouTube.  You can now watch or listen to our program, whichever suits your lifestyle.  I appreciate either way.   Kent and Tracy have designed a beautiful restaurant and bar setting that will become a must see destination for foodies and a late night partiers alike, I predict.  He’s in great spirits and in fine form and ready to TCB.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the program devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and iTunes.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em reservations!

Dotty Griffith “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 6-7-18 June 7, 2018

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Galloping “Guest Gourmet”

Dotty Griffith“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty bon appétit! Wining and Dining with Jim White rides again!”   And, Dotty Griffith is our special “Guest Gourmet” throughout June on the all new “digital TV” video on demand show from the VOKALnow.com studios.  Dotty’s quite the equestrian anyway, and an amazingly talented food expert, so my fractured spin on the classic “Lone Ranger” opening is an appropriate metaphor for our show’s sidekick.   Like Jay Silverheels’s “Tonto”, the trusted companion for Clayton Moore’s “Masked Man”, our “Guest Gourmet” adds insights about hot new restaurants, great wine finds, travel tips, and generally adds to the flavor of our “news you can use about wining and dining” theme.  And, serves up something interesting in case my mind wanders.  Each week we’ll introduce you to great chefs, winemakers, and culinary stars.  A new “Guest Gourmet” joins us each month.  On our first video/radio show, Dotty is both guest star and Guest Gourmet.  She gives us the aforementioned tips and shares super fun facts from her latest cookbook, The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook.  Vicki Briley-White, Savor Dallas co-founder, also brings you some fascinating “wine trends” on this episode, as part of her ongoing contributions, “Savor the Flavor” and “Vicki Uncorked”.  Join us for the program devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Watch the shows on YouTube. You can also catch our podcast on iTunes, and watch or listen to all of our shows on VOKAL Media.  And, Remember, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…Tell ’em reservations!

Bob Sambol “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 5-17-18 May 17, 2018

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Thankful for much

Jim White and Bob Sambol

Jim White and Bob Sambol

Bob Sambol pays tribute to his namesake restaurant Bob’s Steak and Chop House on its 25th anniversary–even though he no longer owns it.  Get the full story on this week’s
“Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  He endured some hard knocks in separating from his eponymous restaurant, but Bob is thankful for the legacy and the contribution it has made to the DFW dining scene.  Enjoy tales of the great steaks of Dallas, and his excitement to be involved with the Trinity Groves project.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  We’re expanding next week to a video on demand format on VOKAL.  You might call it “video/radio”, because we’ll be combining the intimacy of talk radio with the impact of video.  You’ll be seeing stars!  Your favorite chefs, artisans, and wine personalities will be joining us in the VOKAL Dallas studios, and by Google “Hang Out”, from anywhere in the world to bring you “news you can use about wining and dining”.  The podcast version of the show will remain on iTunes and VOKAL, and you’ll have a choice on VOKALnow.com to watch or listen to our conversations.  I hope you enjoy.  I look forward to your feedback.  Thanks!  Remember, if anybody asks what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Chris Patrick “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 05-10-18 May 10, 2018

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Well deserved culinary merit badge

Jim White and Chris Patrick

Jim White and Chris Patrick

Meet Chef Chris Patrick Culinary Director for Abacus Jasper’s Restaurant Group on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  The title on his card is impressive, but you can call him chef.  Most nights you’ll find him running the back of the house team at posh Abacus in Dallas.  It’s a far cry from the Eagle Scout kid whose dad used to joke “He couldn’t cook a hot dog.  How’d he wind up being a chef?”  Find out about his early start in music that led to a career in restaurants, and how a busy executive chef/corporate chef manages to balance work life with a growing family.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our episodes on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.

And, tune in next week for a special announcement about a technical evolution of our weekly wining and dining show.  You’ll be seeing stars!

Remember, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em…reservations!

 

Sharon Van Meter Part 2 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 05-03-18 May 3, 2018

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The best “man” for the job was a woman

Sharon Van Meter

Sharon Van Meter with prototype “clean taco” for Tacos y Vino

So, a chef and an apprentice walk into a Michelin 3 Star restaurant in Lyon.  No, it’s not the start of a cheesy joke, but the way Sharon Van Meter met Paul Bocuse after she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu.  Chef assumed he had selected a man from the graduating group for his coveted apprenticeship.  Hear what happens next on today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Fast forward a few years and Van Meter is one of the most respected chefs in the industry.  Her events center 3015 at Trinity Groves is booked solid.  She’s executive producing programs for the Food Network.  And, she’s opening a taco joint.  What?!?  Ah, but not just any taco joint.  “Tacos y Vino is half wine bar, half taqueria, and one quarter wine shop, that will open in a sweet bungalow at 213 W. 8th St.”, says Culture Map.  (Sometime the parts are greater than the sum).  It will open ASAP, according to Sharon.  Just a few city inspections to go.  Longtime wine professional Jimmy Contreras is putting the beverage program together with SVM’s “clean tacos”.  Get all the details in part 2 of our conversation with Sharon on the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Sharon Van Meter Part 1 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 04-26-18 April 26, 2018

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Gymnastics helped her become a great chef and businesswoman

Jim White and Sharon Van Meter

Jim White and Sharon Van Meter

Meet Sharon Van Meter on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Sharon is a master chef and proprietor of 3015 Trinity Groves-the wildly popular event space in Dallas.  She talks about the evolution of Trinity Groves and her soon to open Tacos y Vino in Oak Cliff.   You’ll love the story she tells about meeting Stanley Marcus for the first time when she was consulting for Neiman-Marcus.  Clue:  he’s the one who persuaded her to re-locate to Dallas. Thank you, Mr. Stanley!  Oh, and you’ll get a kick out of her gymnastics story, too.  It’s the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Becky Foulk “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 04-19-18 April 19, 2018

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Inspired cooking

Becky Foulk 2This week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com, meet chef and cookbook author Becky Foulk.  She has a great new cookbook and an inspiring story springing from a tragedy in her childhood that you’re going to want to hear.  The former corporate chef for Whole Foods and Corner Bakery is now consulting companies in the food service industry.  We caught up with her on the other side of the world in Dubai to speak with her about her fun new cookbook “Cooking Soup to Nuts”  (Zoom is a wonderful thing).  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the women and men who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes of VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

Al Biernat “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 04-05-18 April 5, 2018

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Just don’t call me late for dinner

Al Biernat and Jim White

Al Biernat and Jim White

Ever wonder how restaurant proprietor Al Biernat got so good at remembering names of people who come into his establishment?  The answer is here, on today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Al and his team are celebrating 20 years of great food and service in Oak Lawn, and the debut of their beautiful new Al Biernat’s North on Spring Valley.  Al gives us his recipe for success in the restaurant business, and takes us back to how he got started.  It’s basically a short master’s course on how to run a great restaurant.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the men and women who make the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our shows on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Nick Barclay “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 03-29-18 March 29, 2018

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Cornwall on Coit?

Nick Barclay

TAXI

Hail a 1972 London Taxi at “Fish and Fizz”

Storied chef Nick Barclay is back in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and getting ready to satisfy your cravings for fish and chips, bubble ‘n squeak, and lots of other proper British dishes at his new “Fish and Fizz” in Richardson.  He joins us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  One of our favorite chefs in the 80’s and 90’s, he and his wife Kelly closed Barclay’s and moved the family to Nick’s native Cornwall, in southwest England, at the turn of the Millennium.  They’re excited to be back in the area, and to open their new restaurant sometime in early June.  We caught up with Nick on site to the get the lowdown on what sounds like a great addition to the area dining scene.  He’s aiming to offer you the best fish and chips you ever had, along with a great selection of wines, beers, and ales (the “fizz”).  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our podcasts on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember…if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

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