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Sharon Van Meter Part 2 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 05-03-18 May 3, 2018

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The best “man” for the job was a woman

Sharon Van Meter

Sharon Van Meter with prototype “clean taco” for Tacos y Vino

So, a chef and an apprentice walk into a Michelin 3 Star restaurant in Lyon.  No, it’s not the start of a cheesy joke, but the way Sharon Van Meter met Paul Bocuse after she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu.  Chef assumed he had selected a man from the graduating group for his coveted apprenticeship.  Hear what happens next on today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Fast forward a few years and Van Meter is one of the most respected chefs in the industry.  Her events center 3015 at Trinity Groves is booked solid.  She’s executive producing programs for the Food Network.  And, she’s opening a taco joint.  What?!?  Ah, but not just any taco joint.  “Tacos y Vino is half wine bar, half taqueria, and one quarter wine shop, that will open in a sweet bungalow at 213 W. 8th St.”, says Culture Map.  (Sometime the parts are greater than the sum).  It will open ASAP, according to Sharon.  Just a few city inspections to go.  Longtime wine professional Jimmy Contreras is putting the beverage program together with SVM’s “clean tacos”.  Get all the details in part 2 of our conversation with Sharon on the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Sharon Van Meter Part 1 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 04-26-18 April 26, 2018

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Gymnastics helped her become a great chef and businesswoman

Jim White and Sharon Van Meter

Jim White and Sharon Van Meter

Meet Sharon Van Meter on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Sharon is a master chef and proprietor of 3015 Trinity Groves-the wildly popular event space in Dallas.  She talks about the evolution of Trinity Groves and her soon to open Tacos y Vino in Oak Cliff.   You’ll love the story she tells about meeting Stanley Marcus for the first time when she was consulting for Neiman-Marcus.  Clue:  he’s the one who persuaded her to re-locate to Dallas. Thank you, Mr. Stanley!  Oh, and you’ll get a kick out of her gymnastics story, too.  It’s the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

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