Tag Archives: Shawn

Steak, Porcini, and Parmesan Risotto – and a Giveaway!

Mark and David were so lovely to send me this book: 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love by Jill Silverman Hough is a great go-to book for salads, apps, and even small plates.  I cracked it open, and right away found a recipe for steak risotto with cabernet I whipped up for […]

Dallas Restaurant Week – Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty

We played it low-key this year, only choosing 2 restaurants to visit during Dallas Restaurant Week, York Street, and then Five Sixty.  I had visited this establishement before, which sits atop Reunion Tower inside the ‘ball’, for a happy hour event.  So I hadn’t really tried any main dishes, just apps. We started off the night […]

Dallas Restaurant Week – York Street

Finally, FINALLY, I get to eat at York Street during restaurant week – been trying to get it for 2 years.  Yes, I could go just anytime, but it became a personal challenge to book it during the busiest time of year.  Owner, executive chef, and five-time James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef in the Southwest, […]


Who loves ‘the bar’ at the movies? Yeah, I’m totally not one of those, ‘directly in the center of the theater, 1/2 way up’ kinda’ people.  I’m pretty much addicted to the bar…it’s just so comfy! Oh, and this happened to be June 25th…why do I remember that?  Because my dear friend Sandy brought us all […]

Taste of Dallas

We hit up the Taste of Dallas last weekend, about 70 vendors of local restaurants, held along the esplanade at Fair Park.  If you’re looking for a ‘meet your fave local chef’ experience, this isn’t that, try Savor Dallas in the spring – which is a whole other ball of wax.  A lot more expensive […]

Akin Farm – May 2010

This past Memorial Day weekend we made our second trip out to the farm – but this time to do some pickin’ for the seasonal veggies!  We went a few months back to get seedlings from Wendy Akin for our garden, which is starting to yield some tiny squash, green beans, and tomatoes.  Hopefully things […]

TX State Fair.

Thank gawd it only comes around once a year – oh the gluttony! But it was so worth it! (l-r) Shawn, Ben, Me, and Kim gettin’ down on some corny dogs, then roasted corn, THEN caramel apples w/ peanuts! Avi was taking all the pics, but that’s his chili dog! lol

Austin trip w/ Shawn.

On the weekend of Oct. 9th, Shawn and I headed to Austin for a night to take in the night-life and attend the AIA Austin Home Tour the next day. We had a great time…did a little bar hopping the night before, and the home tour and some Rudy’s BBQ the next day! (l-r) The […]