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RED FORK REVIEW BY JIM WHITE July 28, 2011

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Red Fork at the Fork in the Road

Hip, happening Red Fork has lost its opening chefs.  Jeff Harris, formerly of Craft, and Matt Balke, from York Street, bailed out last week over disagreements with ownership.  Is the hot and hailed “Gastro-Pub” now just “Pub Grub”?  Jim White took a look recently.  Let us know what you think if you go to Red Fork.

ANGRY DOG REVIEW BY JIM WHITE July 25, 2011

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New Video Series

Since I lead such an eclectic life, entrepreneur, foodie, media guy, mild mannered reporter, and loyal God fearing American.  It’s time to report on my wining and dining exploits by putting some pictures and sound with them.  I believe that’s called video in the technical vernacular.  Or, is it television?  Hmmm.  Could this be the beginning of Savor-TV?  Well, more to come on that, but for now, we’ll try and get a steady stream of new video clips out each month as we go about our business of meeting people all over the Metroplex for some of the above named enterprise.  And, in that spirit, I will make a concerted effort to cover the new and the old; the funky and the chic; the cool and the tragically hip; in short, pretty much what we did for almost 10 years on “The KRLD Restaurant Show with Jim White”–only this time with, “lights, camera, action!”  Gosh, Mr. DeMille, he gushed, I’m ready for my closeup! As I get rolling with this, I’ll even come up with a plan.  For now, as the enlightened say, the journey of a thousand miles begins with this first step.  This little impromptu ditty came about during a meeting with a Savor Dallas sponsor.  All of a sudden the spirit moved me (or my iPhone buzzed in my pocket, whatever) and I was videoing.  How long has it been since you’ve been to Angry Dog in Deep Ellum?  This mainstay offers good grub for a bar, and a nice escape from a hot afternoon.  Or, for a tall, cool one after you’re off duty.  Let me know what your experience has been with Angry Dog.  I want to get your feedback.  Ciao for now.

KRLD RESTAURANT WEEK July 21, 2011

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Here Comes KRLD Restaurant Week (Yay!)

The simply amazing KRLD Restaurant Week is in full swing August 15th through 21st.  And, some restaurants will continue through August 28th.  Even a few will continue through Labor Day weekend.  Oh, and if that’s not enough, many will have a special preview August 12th through 14th.  It is the very best way to spend a hot August night.  A great meal, at a great price for a great cause–The North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home.  Over 125 restaurants!  This event raised over $600,000 for the charities last year, and millions through the years since it started in 1997.  Bring your friends.  Bring you family.  Heck invite the in-laws to town!  They don’t have to know you got a great three-course dinner for them for only $35.  But be sure and let them know you’re all helping charity with your dinner, because $7 from each meal purchased goes to the charities.  You MUST have a reservation to get this special deal.  The phone lines are levitating as we speak at the hottest places in town, so hurry and call now!  There is so much diversity, both in food and in location, that I wouldn’t sweat it if you can’t get a reservation at exactly the place you want.  The big brand name places fill up fast.  So, consider branching out and trying new places, or going to an area you haven’t visited before.  There are great choices on the list.  Like Carnegie Hall, not a bad seat in the house.  See all the restaurants at GuideLive.com or KRLD.com.  Please remember, if you make a reservation and can’t keep it, CALL the restaurant and let them know so you don’t keep someone else from dining out for the cause.  And, by all means take good care of your server!  At these prices, you should tip 20% on what the meal SHOULD have cost, AND order a more expensive wine.  Most all of the restaurants are doing wine and food pairings for an additional charge.  That’s the best way to experience the meal and the great flavor profiles the way the chef envisioned it.  So have a great time, and let me know what you really love this year during KRLD Restaurant Week.  Bon appétit!

NOSH and Perrier-Jouet are teaming up to celebrate 200 years of iconic wine making!  Attend a tasting of Perrier-Jouet prestige cuvees featuring Belle Epoque Brut, 2002, Belle Epoque Rose, 2002, and Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2000 paired with heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Tuesday, August 2, 6pm – 7:30, $25pp at Nosh, 4216 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219-2312, P: 214-528-9400.

San Martino Winery and Restaurant AVA team up for a wine dinner. Wednesday August 10th.  Emilio and Maria Ramos are bringing their locally made wines to Restaurant AVA. $75 per person.  Limited seating.  Call 469-698-9920 for reservations.  108 South Goliad, Rockwall, TX, 75087

TEN CANE RUM AT MANSION ON TURTLE CREEK July 11, 2011

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Cool Fun in the Summertime

The folks at the Mansion on Turtle Creek and 10 Cane Rum have come up with a great way to beat the heat.  They’re offering some free fun on Thursday afternoon and giving you a chance to sample classic and modern cocktails made with 10 Cane along with passed appetizers.  To paraphrase Sly Stone’s great summertime classic, “Hot Fun in the Summertime”, they are making it very easy for you to escape the heat, and leave work early on July 14th.  Here are the details:

Beat the Heat at the Mansion with 10 Cane Rum

Summer Sizzlers. Stop by Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Thursday to mingle and sip a refreshing summer treat featuring 10 Cane Rum.

Try the Basil Bombshell, a sweet and savory mix of 10 Cane, muddled Thai basil and the Mansion’s own ginger beer. Or indulge in the drink of summer – the Miami Splice. A Mansion original, the cocktail features a 10 Cane daiquiri topped with piña colada foam. Or, keep it classic with a 10 Cane Ultimate Cuba Libre.

In addition to complimentary cocktails, also enjoy complimentary passed appetizers.

Where:

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard

When:

Thursday, July 14

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Call the Mansion at 214.520.5824 for more information.

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