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Russell Kirkpatrick

It’s surreal when you start to see those months turn into weeks and then when it’s even easier to refer to the remaining time in days. This journey began so long ago that I really can’t say when it was any more. Read more

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‘Tis the season to be jolly…for many, that means holiday parties. The holidays are my favorite time of year. The season is filled with parties and events that bring the spirit of the season out in everyone. It’s a time to celebrate and if you’re ... Read more

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Last week, I had an opportunity to represent the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival at an event in Dallas called Chefs for Farmers. Chef Matt McCallister and his wife Iris started the event a few years ago, and it has grown from a simple dinner in a... Read more

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Last week, I spoke briefly about the opportunity to tell you about some of the people behind the scenes that have worked so hard to get the inaugural Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival off the ground.  There have been quite a few individuals that ha... Read more

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As the end of the year gets closer every day, we come upon the five-month countdown until the inaugural Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. It seems as if the pages fly off the calendar a lot quicker than I can keep up with at this point. When this ... Read more

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One of the things that I like the most about being in the restaurant business is the ability to give back.  At Reata, we are lucky enough to be able to participate in a lot of cha... Read more

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In October 2004, the Academy Award winning movie Sideways was released, and the wine business would never be the same. I started my job at Reata the following spring, and one of the first things on my “to-do” list was to work on the wine list. I ... Read more

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One of the most exciting things for me planning the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is how excited other people are to see it come to fruition.  One of those people is the extremely talented Kari Crowe.  Kari is a Fort Worth photographer that doe... Read more

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As summer winds down and the fall is upon us, one of the most sacred of weekend rituals is upon us. Tailgating. Whether it is college towns on Saturday afternoon, or NFL cities on Sundays, parking lots will fill up with countless fans enjoying th... Read more

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This summer, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Virginia Wills’ blog for Southern Foodway’s Alliance where she features iconic summer foods that Southerners have enjoyed for years. She screamed for ice cream, went crazy for corn, and spilled the b... Read more

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After spending a fantastic week stuffing myself with oysters, crab and shrimp on the Alabama coastline, I hurried back to Fort Worth and got ready to head down to Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose. I’m really looking forward to spending some time th... Read more

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As I finish my last oyster, I sip my LangeTwins Sauvignon Blanc and peer into the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico. My mind takes me back to the vacations of my childhood. I've always enjoyed the beach vacations the best. Looking back, it may be du... Read more

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Last week, Fort Worth’s first pop-up concept came to a close. Twenty at the Tower gave diners the opportunity to enjoy fare from some of the best chefs in Fort Worth, Dallas, and even San Antonio. I have often been asked what the “best” dinner wa... Read more

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As we continue to roll through the summer, backyard grill masters continue to put on their aprons and prepare their manly masterpieces for families every weekend. Unquestionably, the hamburger rules the grill during the summer. In June, The Natio... Read more

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Last week, American’s celebrated the 4th with smoked and grilled goodness coming off smokers and backyard grills. Others, however, visited their favorite BBQ joint. In last week’s blog, I referred to Daniel Vaughn, (the BBQ Snob), and his fantas... Read more

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“Barbeque sliced beef and bread, ribs and sausage and a cold Big Red…” ––Robert Earl Keen Jr  As July 4 is upon us once again, plenty of backyard grills and smokers are getting cleaned off and prepared for action. Growing up in what is known as ... Read more

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Gwin Grimes is an inspiring individual. She wears many different hats in our local food community. She is the owner of Artisan Baking Co. with her husband, Mark. She teaches vocational and avocational culinary classes and is the author of three c... Read more

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Dallas. Growing up in Lockhart, the BBQ capital of the world, the only things I thought of when I heard the word were the Cowboys and the intro to the TV show. I’ll admit that when I moved to Fort Worth I bought into the rivalry between the two c... Read more

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Well the last week has come and gone like an absolute whirlwind. Twenty at the Tower is off to an amazing start. Chef Blaine Staniford of GRACE dazzled diners for two consecutive nights that left everyone in attendance buzzing for days afterwards... Read more

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I’m not a blogger by trade. Sometimes I wonder whether I qualify as a writer. My guess is there aren’t too many people who deem blogging as their exclusive occupation. Most of the really good ones maintain a 9 to 5 job to pay the bills, allowing... Read more

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