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Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles January 22, 2013

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Ride in for some larapin’ grub

Stephan Pyles has the touch.  And, once again, Dallas-Fort Worth diners are the lucky recipients of a new restaurant concept from him.  Well, actually it’s an old concept.  This one dates back to his memories of growing up in Big Spring, Texas, and his family’s Phillips 66 truck stop.  Stephan says his new Stampede 66 is his version of a truck stop he would have opened as a kid, if he had taste, control and money.  The downtown Dallas destination is open for lunch and dinner.  Get in soon, podner, and fill ‘er up!  Check out the traveling iPhone video from chow wrangler Jim White, ya’ll!

MAX’S WINE DIVE September 22, 2012

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Bubbles and breasts.  Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Max’s Wine Dive roared to town just a little over a week ago.  Already it’s become a foodie and wine lover destination.  No wonder.  You’d expect a place whose mantra is “Fried chicken and Champagne…Why the Hell Not!” to be off to a good start in Dallas.  Comfort food from former Craft Dallas Chef Patrick Russell and a few more refined items headline a fairly simple “let’s get it right before we expand” menu.  It’s paired up with an eclectic wine list and priced retail, which usually means it’s just double the wholesale price instead of triple like most restaurants.  We’ll take any savings in this economy.  More good news:  Dallas-Fort Worth beloved restaurateur and wine expert Paul Pinnell is the GM.  That means good service to go along with the cool, casual atmosphere.  Paul has been in New Orleans for the past year and is delighted to be back in Dallas.  He was sorely missed on the dining scene.   The “Dive”, by way of Austin, Houston and San Antonio occupies the former Border’s Books space across from West Village at Lemmon Avenue and McKinney.  Dinner is served nightly.  Cool Idea:  They do a reverse happy hour the last two hours they’re open each night featuring the same prices available in the early evening happy hours.  Brunch is also served, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Valet parking is available for $5, and you’ll find free self parking in the adjacent garage.  Check out their website for  menus and more www.maxswinedive.com/dallas

ARCODORO AND POMODORO REVIEW BY JIM WHITE October 7, 2011

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Wanna See a Spicy Tomato?

Arcodoro & Pomodoro is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Dallas.  Lori and Efesio Farris have brought their family’s great Sardinian tradition to Uptown with their upscale restaurant in the Crescent Court.  See our latest webisode here on a recent lunch visit.  And, thanks to Liza Minnelli for the headline inspiration from her Academy Award winning performance in “The Sterile Cuckoo”.

OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM REVIEW BY JIM WHITE September 29, 2011

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Love seafood and fine décor?  Oceanaire is for you.

An air of sophistication and always flown-in-fresh seafood are hallmarks of The Oceanaire Seafood room, located in the Westin Hotel Galleria Dallas.  Long one of our favorite places for lunch or dinner, Oceanaire continues to please.  Haven’t been?  Jim White takes  you there in his latest “Have iPhone will travel” dining webisode.  Cheers!  And, let us know what you think of The Oceanaire, or make other good seafood recommendations.

“Rioja Rocks” video by Jim White October 12, 2010

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Taste the Sumptuous Wines from Rioja at Centennial

Take a taste of world-class wines from Rioja as Jim White takes you on a tour of Northern Spain with Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits Wine Consultant Ron Lowenthal. Taste the wines virtually here, and everyday at Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits.

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