Winemaker coming to town

Winemaker coming to town

By Amity Thomas The Grape hosts a special Winemaker’s Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 1 featuring extraordinary wines selected from Burt Street Cellars. Chef Brian C. Luscher will feature an intimate three-course paired dinner to complement hand-selected wines, and special guest host is Burt Street Cellars winemaker Timothy Skok. The Grape’s monthly wine dinner […]

Give them their own house

Give them their own house

By Stephan Sardone In the summertime, you want the kids out of the house as much as possible. They should be taking advantage of the great outdoors.  But the reality of the weather in Texas means they need protection and motivation. Aside from hats and sunscreen, a playhouse provides cover and gets the kids out […]

‘The Lion King’ disappoints true Disney fans

‘The Lion King’ disappoints true Disney fans

By Chic DiCiccio In December, Disney launches their streaming service, Disney+. It will have the entire catalog of Disney films available and presumably, the 1994 animated hit, “The Lion King,” will be part of it. You are better off waiting and watching that version of the film instead of the computer animated remake.  This Jon […]

Alamo Club menu growing

Alamo Club menu growing

By Sara Newberry I’ve mentioned the restaurant Blind Butcher a number of times in this space. It was an innovative and exciting restaurant that, due to menu issues, construction struggles and lack of traffic, closed its doors in June 2018. It didn’t take long for the space to be snapped up, and the new tenant, […]

Getting children off couch doctor’s goal

Getting children off couch doctor’s goal

By David Mullen National Youth Sports Week began on July 15, and the experts at the Children’s Health Andrews Institute are dedicated to getting children outdoors to play and stay healthy while doing so. National Youth Sports Week aims to promote safe environments and healthy lifestyles for children and their families through sports and has […]

Tour de Fleurs 2019 promises best party

Tour de Fleurs 2019 promises best party

Tour des Fleurs has announced the quarter and half marathons benefiting the internationally acclaimed Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will be held on September 21. Hosted by the Dallas Arboretum, the USATF certified race starts and finishes on the lakeside trail of White Rock Lake. Touted as “Dallas’ best post-race party,” this year’s event is […]

Peach-Blackberry Crisp

Peach-Blackberry Crisp

Filling: 2 pounds peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into wedges 12 ounces blackberries 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 teaspoon kosher salt Topping: 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) […]

Expert says: Prepare for summer fun

Expert says: Prepare for summer fun

By Stephan Sardone Just after weathering the extreme weather full of blinding rain storms, golf ball-sized hail and heavy winds, as the late Glenn Frey sang, “The Heat is On!” Now is the perfect time to get a jump on your neighbors.  Hire a licensed air conditioning and heating specialist to do an early summer […]

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ a great road trip comedy

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ a great road trip comedy

By Chic DiCiccio At the time of this writing, “Avengers: Endgame” has made almost $850 million in the United States alone. If you haven’t seen it by now, it’s highly likely that you aren’t into the whole “comic book movie” thing. That being said, this review of “Spider-Man: Far from Home” is going to have […]

It’s hard work to make fleas flee

It’s hard work to make fleas flee

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Fleas can be the bane of a pet parent’s existence. In addition to irritating your pets, fleas can cause skin allergies and infections. They are the most common external parasites found on North American cats. Fleas can transmit bacterial infections, including cat scratch fever and the plague, to your cat and […]

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