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Monica Greene, Anastacia Quinones, Leann Berry-Cedars Social “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 8-09-18 August 9, 2018

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Meet “The Trifecta”

Cedars Social Gang

Leann Berry, Paula Lambert, Jim White, Anastacia Quinones and Monica Greene

The talented threesome retaurateur Monica Greene, chef Anastacia Quinones, and barkeep Leann Berry, who affectionately refer to themselves as “The Trifecta” join us on Wining and Dining with Jim White on VOKALnow.com. Hear great stories about how their popular restaurant Cedars Social came about, and lots of good foodie tips about Modern Mexican cuisine.  Anastacia shows us how to make tortillas in our “KISS Cooking” segment (keep it simple and straightforward).  Delightful Paula Lambert from the Mozzarella Company joins us as our “Guest Gourmet” and brings fun cheese and travel ideas to the show.  Join us for the digital TV show and podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavor you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL Media, YouTube, Vimeo or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Troy Dungan “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 8-02-18 August 2, 2018

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The forecast is great food and wine

troy_dunganLegendary weathercaster Troy Dungan guest stars on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  I have always admired Troy’s amazing ability to find great little restaurants and special hotels on his European travels and other trips,  which always turn out to be gourmet adventures.  If you’re planning a trip to Italy or France this fall be sure to check out our show.  Troy shares some great culinary and hospitality tips, and hear about his new book Jesus Makes Salsa by the Seashore, Troy’s take on how Jesus invented fish tacos, and other fun, but insightful Bible story commentaries.  Our special thanks to the former WFAA weatherman (“Trust Troy”) for joining us all month as our “Guest Gourmet”, now we’ll focus on what he’s up to.

Does the thought of canned wine appeal to you?  Before you jump to any conclusions be sure to watch Vicki Briley-White’s special report on canned wine in her latest “Vicki Uncorked” feature coming up in this episode.  I predict you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Thanks for joining us on the digital TV show and podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em reservations!

Danyele McPherson “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 07-26-18 July 26, 2018

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Food the way you want it

Troy and Danyele

Troy Dungan and Danyele McPherson

Danyele McPherson joins us this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  You’ll be energized just watching and listening to her.  The talented chef of HG Sply Co. is helming restaurants in Dallas and Fort Worth and involved in planning new restaurant concepts for her group.  The former “Top Chef” contestant had masterful guidance starting out from Stephan Pyles and Brian Luscher at The Grape before opening the much acclaimed Remedy with her current partners at HG Sply.  Troy Dungan is back as our “Guest Gourmet” so check out his great neighborhood restaurant recommendations. Welcome to the digital TV show and podcast devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  You can catch all of our episodes on VOKAL, YouTube and Vimeo.  The podcast is on VOKAL and iTunes.  Please remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em reservations!

Stephan Pyles “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 7-19-18 July 19, 2018

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Star chef still loves the game

Chef Stephan PylesStephan Pyles guest stars on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” this week on VOKALnow.com.  Wizened music critics used to say, “Elvis could have retired in 1957 and still been considered the ‘King'”.  But that’s just not how the great ones do it.  Take Chef Stephan Pyles, for instance.  He could have sailed off into the sunset after the success of Routh Street Cafe (or Star Canyon), and still been considered one of the greatest chefs ever.  But he has too much passion and energy to rest on his laurels.  He continues to find new horizons; ways to evolve and reinvent himself.  And, lucky for us.  That’s the reason we have Flora Street Cafe in the Dallas Arts District.  The latest “10 year plan” from Stephan, and the most sublime dining experience in Dallas.  He’s enjoying some projects as a corporate culinary consultant these days, and of course, leaves plenty of time for favorite things, travel and culinary R&D.  Join us as Stephan regales us with stories about his new adventures, and shares a few nostalgic tales from the heady, high flying, high falutin 80’s.  Gourmand Troy Dungan (beloved retired WFAA weather caster) continues as our “Guest Gourmet” and offers some really interesting neighborhood restaurant suggestions.  Tip:  if Troy and his wife Janet like it, chances are really good you will too!  Welcome to the show that introduces you to the men and women who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our digital TV episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, and Vimeo.  Or, listen to the podcast version on VOKAL and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Tom Fleming “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 07-12-18 July 12, 2018

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Trading creme brûlée for Sticky Buns

Tom 2Chef Tom Fleming, owner of Crossroads Diner joins the fun this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  The wildly popular breakfast and lunch spot is a family affair for the classically trained chef.  His wife and daughters all help with the operation of the restaurant that made it possible for Tom to move from the late night grind of fine dining to the more family friendly hours he has now.  He has great stories about his days in France, Chicago and the Dallas dining scene in the 90’s.  Did you know that Troy Dungan, retired Channel 8 weather guru, is also a big fan of food, wine and travel?  He joins us on our next four shows with all kinds of great local, and European, dining tips as our “Guest Gourmet”.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the digital TV show and podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, Vimeo and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Richard Chamberlain “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 06-28-18 June 28, 2018

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Coming home, staying home

Jim and RichardRichard Chamberlain is such a Dallas-Fort Worth mainstay, you may not know that as a young, rising star chef he could have gone just about anywhere he wanted.  The popular chef and restaurateur is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Richard earned his stripes with some big time chef positions in Bel Air and Aspen.  Who knows where that auspicious beginning might have taken him?  We’re lucky that he and his wife Lisa wanted to come home to Texas.  We’ll let Richard fill-in the highlights of his illustrious career, including his choice to skip FFA (Future Farmers of America) in high school to be in FHA (Future Homemakers of America), so he could meet girls.  Not sure how many dates he got, but the classes did get him interested in cooking.  Chef Chamberlain also gives us a demonstration of a one-pan gourmet meal with his indespensible cast iron skillet in our “KISS Cooking” segment (keep it simple and straightforward).  Dotty Griffith returns as our “Guest Gourmet” giving you more, great neighborhood restaurant finds.  Join us for the digital TV program, and podcast, that introduces you to the men and women who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks  you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em, reservations!

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!

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