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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

Savor the Flavor with Jim White, “The Wining and Dining Guy” August 29, 2010

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Scattershooting while wondering what happened to my dining notes

(with a tip of the hat to the great Blackie Sherrod)

Save the Date September 16th.  Or, we could say “SAVOR” the date for our next “Dinner Club with Jim White” special event coming up Thursday September 16th.  As they say in radio, “stay tuned for more details” coming soon!

KRLD Restaurant Week is continuing through September 5th for many of the great participating restaurants.  See the participating restaurants at krld.com.  Help us hit the mark of 100,000 meals served this year to raise $700,000 to benefit the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home.

People have asked us the date of Savor Dallas 2011.  Glad to report it will be March 18th and 19th.  Once again, we’ll be celebrating wine, food, spirits and the arts.  We will be returning to the beautiful Dallas Arts District, and the spectacular “International Grand Tasting” will once again be staged in the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.  There are some big surprises planned for our 7th Annual event.  Tickets go on sale October 1st.  See highlights and video from Texas’ largest premium wine and food festival at www.SavorDallas.com.

Best meal deal in town right now is probably the resurrected “Green Room” in Deep Ellum.  How could you beat “Feed Me” from Executive Chef Joel Harloff and BYOB?  Their liquor license is not in place yet, so for the time being, you can bring in wines you like and enjoy the cool scene, the cuisine, and a real value on your wine pairing.  Is this a great country or what?

Taste of the NFL

North Texas Dinner Series

The Taste of the NFL has an appetizing game plan for North Texas and it kicks off long before the Super Bowl ever pulls into town. With the big game coming to Dallas, North Texas chefs have teamed up to create the Taste of the NFL Dinner Series. This series of dinners will coincide with the beginning of the 2010 NFL season and run through mid-November. Proceeds from these dinners benefit the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.  Read on for the complete schedule.

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Savor the Flavor with Jim White, “The Wining and Dining Guy” August 13, 2010

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KRLD Restaurant Week Here We Come!

Thirteen years in the making, but not an overnight success.  KRLD Restaurant Week had fairly modest beginnings.  Would you believe that in 1997 we actually had to cajole many of the chefs to get their restaurant involved?  And, some folks were reluctant to leave their living rooms and make reservations on a sticky August night, when a cold beer and some cold cuts sounded better than three courses of fine dining and wines to match.  But, the momentum built quickly.  In year two, maybe one or two irascible chefs failed to see the vision of the great cultural and civic dining event in the making, and people were already thinking about ways to get groups of friends together to “make their reservations for KRLD Restaurant Week” (as we say in the commercials touting the event).  The enthusiasm for KRLD Restaurant Week has grown steadily through the years.  Having worked so hard on courting the chefs to get involved (early days), and continuing to try and help spread the word on the event, I am thrilled and gratified to see Restaurant Week become bigger and better each year.  The goal for fundraising is $700,000 this year.   Money that will go to support the great work of the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home.  You can “dine out to help out” beginning this weekend.  The special “Preview” of KRLD Restaurant Week is underway tonight through Sunday at select participating restaurants.  It’s your chance to get a cool summer cocktail, in addition to the special three course meal (and the Central Market Fourth Course, too), and also help the great charities.  Get all the details at krld.com on the restaurants involved.  If you are going this weekend, please do me a favor and tell all your friends to be sure and make reservations over the next two, and in some cases three weeks, of “Restaurant Week”.  Remember:  if you make a reservation and can’t keep it, please notify the restaurant.  And, take care of those servers!  Tip to the max.  Have a great time, and thanks for supporting such a great cause.  Bon appétit!

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