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Stephan Pyles “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 7-19-18 July 19, 2018

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Star chef still loves the game

Chef Stephan PylesStephan Pyles guest stars on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” this week on VOKALnow.com.  Wizened music critics used to say, “Elvis could have retired in 1957 and still been considered the ‘King'”.  But that’s just not how the great ones do it.  Take Chef Stephan Pyles, for instance.  He could have sailed off into the sunset after the success of Routh Street Cafe (or Star Canyon), and still been considered one of the greatest chefs ever.  But he has too much passion and energy to rest on his laurels.  He continues to find new horizons; ways to evolve and reinvent himself.  And, lucky for us.  That’s the reason we have Flora Street Cafe in the Dallas Arts District.  The latest “10 year plan” from Stephan, and the most sublime dining experience in Dallas.  He’s enjoying some projects as a corporate culinary consultant these days, and of course, leaves plenty of time for favorite things, travel and culinary R&D.  Join us as Stephan regales us with stories about his new adventures, and shares a few nostalgic tales from the heady, high flying, high falutin 80’s.  Gourmand Troy Dungan (beloved retired WFAA weather caster) continues as our “Guest Gourmet” and offers some really interesting neighborhood restaurant suggestions.  Tip:  if Troy and his wife Janet like it, chances are really good you will too!  Welcome to the show that introduces you to the men and women who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our digital TV episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, and Vimeo.  Or, listen to the podcast version on VOKAL and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Richard Chamberlain “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 06-28-18 June 28, 2018

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Coming home, staying home

Jim and RichardRichard Chamberlain is such a Dallas-Fort Worth mainstay, you may not know that as a young, rising star chef he could have gone just about anywhere he wanted.  The popular chef and restaurateur is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Richard earned his stripes with some big time chef positions in Bel Air and Aspen.  Who knows where that auspicious beginning might have taken him?  We’re lucky that he and his wife Lisa wanted to come home to Texas.  We’ll let Richard fill-in the highlights of his illustrious career, including his choice to skip FFA (Future Farmers of America) in high school to be in FHA (Future Homemakers of America), so he could meet girls.  Not sure how many dates he got, but the classes did get him interested in cooking.  Chef Chamberlain also gives us a demonstration of a one-pan gourmet meal with his indespensible cast iron skillet in our “KISS Cooking” segment (keep it simple and straightforward).  Dotty Griffith returns as our “Guest Gourmet” giving you more, great neighborhood restaurant finds.  Join us for the digital TV program, and podcast, that introduces you to the men and women who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks  you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em, reservations!

Morris Salerno “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 06-21-18 June 21, 2018

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Masterful Italian Cuisine

Jim and MorrisPopular chef/restaurateur Morris Salerno joins us on this week’s edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Morris’ Bistecca-an Italian Steakhouse presents old world recipes with new world hospitality in Flower Mound.  He talks about the days long preparation for his sumptuous Osso Buco and other great dishes at his restaurant, and brings us up to date on the international chef competitions in which he and his merry band of Epicurean World Master Chefs usually bring home much recognition and heavy medals.  He also recounts the recent skiing accident in the French Alps that put him out of the kitchen for an extended period, and nearly put him out of commission.  Good news:  he’s getting beter and better everyday!  Morris is a gregarious man, with a big smile, a hearty laugh, and a warm heart.  You’ll enjoy hearing about his chef exploits on our program devoted to bringing you the stories about the men and women who create the flavors you love, “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  Cookbook author and former restaurant critic of The Dallas Morning News, Dotty Griffith also continues her stint with us as our “Guest Gourmet” for the month.  Vicki Briley-White continues her “Savor the Flavor” wine segments with a profile on Baron Alessandro de Renzis Sonnino from Castello Sonnino in Tuscany.  Catch the new digital TV version of our show on VOKALnow.com, on YouTube or on Vimeo.  You can also listen to our podcast on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Kent Rathbun “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 06-14-18 June 14, 2018

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Back in business

Jim and KentKent Rathbun’s legal challenges with his former partner are settled.  He can use his name again.  He can run a restaurant, and talk about it.  I’m glad he’s doing both.  Join Kent this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Kent and his wife Tracy have opened Imoto in Victory Park, and we’re giving you a sneak peak on our digital TV show on VOKAL and on YouTube.  You can now watch or listen to our program, whichever suits your lifestyle.  I appreciate either way.   Kent and Tracy have designed a beautiful restaurant and bar setting that will become a must see destination for foodies and a late night partiers alike, I predict.  He’s in great spirits and in fine form and ready to TCB.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the program devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and iTunes.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em reservations!

Dotty Griffith “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 6-7-18 June 7, 2018

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Galloping “Guest Gourmet”

Dotty Griffith“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty bon appétit! Wining and Dining with Jim White rides again!”   And, Dotty Griffith is our special “Guest Gourmet” throughout June on the all new “digital TV” video on demand show from the VOKALnow.com studios.  Dotty’s quite the equestrian anyway, and an amazingly talented food expert, so my fractured spin on the classic “Lone Ranger” opening is an appropriate metaphor for our show’s sidekick.   Like Jay Silverheels’s “Tonto”, the trusted companion for Clayton Moore’s “Masked Man”, our “Guest Gourmet” adds insights about hot new restaurants, great wine finds, travel tips, and generally adds to the flavor of our “news you can use about wining and dining” theme.  And, serves up something interesting in case my mind wanders.  Each week we’ll introduce you to great chefs, winemakers, and culinary stars.  A new “Guest Gourmet” joins us each month.  On our first video/radio show, Dotty is both guest star and Guest Gourmet.  She gives us the aforementioned tips and shares super fun facts from her latest cookbook, The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook.  Vicki Briley-White, Savor Dallas co-founder, also brings you some fascinating “wine trends” on this episode, as part of her ongoing contributions, “Savor the Flavor” and “Vicki Uncorked”.  Join us for the program devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Watch the shows on YouTube. You can also catch our podcast on iTunes, and watch or listen to all of our shows on VOKAL Media.  And, Remember, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…Tell ’em reservations!

Al Biernat “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 04-05-18 April 5, 2018

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Just don’t call me late for dinner

Al Biernat and Jim White

Al Biernat and Jim White

Ever wonder how restaurant proprietor Al Biernat got so good at remembering names of people who come into his establishment?  The answer is here, on today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Al and his team are celebrating 20 years of great food and service in Oak Lawn, and the debut of their beautiful new Al Biernat’s North on Spring Valley.  Al gives us his recipe for success in the restaurant business, and takes us back to how he got started.  It’s basically a short master’s course on how to run a great restaurant.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the men and women who make the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our shows on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Nick Barclay “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 03-29-18 March 29, 2018

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Cornwall on Coit?

Nick Barclay

TAXI

Hail a 1972 London Taxi at “Fish and Fizz”

Storied chef Nick Barclay is back in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and getting ready to satisfy your cravings for fish and chips, bubble ‘n squeak, and lots of other proper British dishes at his new “Fish and Fizz” in Richardson.  He joins us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  One of our favorite chefs in the 80’s and 90’s, he and his wife Kelly closed Barclay’s and moved the family to Nick’s native Cornwall, in southwest England, at the turn of the Millennium.  They’re excited to be back in the area, and to open their new restaurant sometime in early June.  We caught up with Nick on site to the get the lowdown on what sounds like a great addition to the area dining scene.  He’s aiming to offer you the best fish and chips you ever had, along with a great selection of wines, beers, and ales (the “fizz”).  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our podcasts on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember…if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

Monica Greene Part 2 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 03-08-18 March 8, 2018

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Restaurant icon and urban visionary

Anastacia and Monica

Anastacia Quinones and Monica Greene

Join us for Part 2 of our lively discussion with Monica Greene on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Monica has spent the better part of three decades championing urban Dallas neighborhoods and helping to turn them into restaurant meccas:  Uptown, Oak Lawn, Deep Ellum.  Now, she and her cohorts, Chef Anastacia Quiñones and bartender Leann Berry, collectively known as the “Trifecta” are doing the same for the Cedars Neighborhood with the re-opening of The Cedars Social.  On today’s episode hear Monica’s reflections on some of the amazing chefs and restaurateurs she has worked with through the years, and get a great sense of how the Dallas-Fort Worth restaurant scene has evolved.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is 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.  Remember, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

Monica Greene Part 1 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 03-01-18 March 1, 2018

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Monica is back

Monica and Jim

Monica Greene and Jim White

Iconic restaurateur Monica Greene joins us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  She was loving her days of semi-retirement in Aspen, when a “funny thing happened on the way up the mountain”.  She had a drink with some old friends and bought the establishment in which they were drinking (don’t try this at home).  Turns out to be a very cool move, because that establishment is The Cedars Social, and Monica and her “trifecta” partners, Chef Anastacia Quiñones, and mixologist Leann Berry,  have just re-opened the fleetingly popular restaurant in Dallas’ Cedars Neighborhood.  They’re serving up “Modern Mexican Cuisine” (don’t bother asking for nachos), and pairing it with a great Tequila/Mezcal and fine wine program.  You’ll hear great stories from Monica about her many restaurant successes–Monica’s Aca y Alla and Ciudad to name but a few–a couple of disappointments along the way, and about her love for Dallas-Fort Worth’s urban neighborhoods (clue:  she’s usually had a restaurant in one of them).  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create 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!

Courtney Luscher and Lisa Moore, Les Dames d’Escoffier “Wining and Dining with Jim White- 02-15-18 February 15, 2018

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There is nothin’ like les Dames!

Lisa Moore and Courtney Luscher

Lisa Moore and Courtney Luscher

Thanks to Rogers and Hammerstein for the inspiration, and to the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier for bringing us their annual delicious food and wine party.  You’re invited, March 4th at Sixty Five Hundred in Dallas.  In fact, it’s a “Super Dame Good Party!”, and it’s a fundraiser for a great cause.  Event chairs Courtney Luscher and Lisa Moore join us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com to tell you all about it, who’s cooking, who’s pouring wine, and how to get tickets!  This is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  Remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

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