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Chad Houser “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 1-31-19 January 31, 2019

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Meaningful momentum

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Jim White and Chad Houser

Chad Houser found his passion project when he was the chef at Parigi in Dallas.  With support from his then partner, Janice Provost, and tons of hard work and a heaping helping of community support, Chad developed a restaurant that has become a model for assisting juvenile offenders.  Cafe Momentum trains and mentors these young people upon their release from the system.   Cafe Momentum is a fine dining 501C3,  that puts “his kids”, as Chad says,  into every conceivable working role in an upscale restaurant and gets them on track for a better life ahead.  Oh, by the way, the food and service are great too.  Get the Cafe Momentum story from Chef Houser and find out what’s ahead for the celebrated program on this week’s edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  Chad also shows you how to make a fabulous side dish for your Super Bowl party:  pickled jalapeños.  You’ll love ’em!  Thanks for joining us on the program devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  You can watch or listen to all of our shows on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

John Tesar “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 01-24-19 January 24, 2019

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Burger nailed.  Steak slammed.

jim white and john tesar 2John Tesar is tops with beef (and a lot of other foods, too).  It’s just that he has absolutely hit a homerun in the steak and hamburger departments with his Knife and Knife Burger concepts.  You like them, too, because they are expanding into different locations–with more planned.  And, the Top Chef favorite has other concept plans up his sleeve.  Find out what’s going on with John as he joins us on this week’s edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  He also shows you the secret to his much balyhooed Ozersky Burger on today’s show.  Watch us at VOKALnow.com, YouTube or Vimeo, or subscribe to the podcast at iTunes.  Thanks for listening and/or watching.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations! 

Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers “Wining and Dining with Jim White” January 17, 2019

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Mom and pop shop

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Stephen Rogers, Allison Yoder and Jim White

In the very best sense of the phrase, Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers run a mom and pop operation for the ages.  The owners of Gemma and Sachet have carved out a very loyal and enthusiastic following for their two restaurants in a crowded and competitive DFW restaurant scene while maintaining a work-home balance and healthy upbringing for their two boys.  The culinary power couple returned to Dallas for those reasons after enjoying some high-flying recognition with Press Restaurant in Napa Valley.  They offer stories about how they’ve managed to create and maintain success while keeping their sanity on this week’s edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  It’s the program devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  To listen, click on our podcast here or subscribe on iTunes.  To watch, just go to VOKALnow.com, YouTube or Vimeo.  And, remember.  If anybody asks what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

Sofia Partida-Partida Tequila “Wining and Dining with Jim White” January 10, 2019

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True Tequila Taste Test

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Sofia Partida and Jim White

The old college ritual of throwing back as many Tequila shots as possible, with copious amounts of salt and lime, are gone, thankfully.  Premium producers like Partida Tequila prefer that you savor their delicious creations one sip at a time.  Sofia Partida joins us to take us through the process with all of her family’s Tequila styles on “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  It’s the program devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Listen to the “theatre of the mind” podcast version of our tasting here or at iTunes.  Watch Sofia guide me (and you) through a tasting on VOKALnow.com, YouTube and Vimeo.  Salud!  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!  (You might start, or finish, the evening with a Riedel snifter of premium Partida Tequila!)

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