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‘Delicious Mischief Cookbook’ Now Available

Coming up on a quarter-century ago, John DeMers was just loosening his belt as a “food writer” (he had not known such a job existed in journalism, until he had it) when he received a remarkable proposition over lunch – and set about attempting to turn it down. Would he, the radio station manager asked, […]

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Work of Art: My First Taste of the New Bistro Menil

Having enjoyed a preview at chef-owner Greg Martin’s home a few months back and then a hardhat tour of the construction site, I figured it was high time to sample the real deal. Winning out over 11 other bidders to create a restaurant on the grounds of Houston’s world-famous Menil Collection, Martin and Co. have gotten […]

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Fine French Wines, Going Once…

Have you ever wondered what $300,000 worth of French wine might look like? And no, it doesn’t resemble all the containers piled on the docks at Marseille, or even a single bottle of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. If you’re excited by this prospect, you’d better grab ye olde checkbook and head to Lewis & Maese […]

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Dec. 27 Show: Indie Chefs, South African Wines

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We’re in Austin this week, looking ahead to the Indie Chefs dinner series at Foreign & Domestic that’s become quite the draw, attracting progressive-minded food folk from all over America and even Canada. In our Grape & […]

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Halibut Bruschetta Stacks

I’m honestly not sure if I’ve posted this recipe before, but having made it recently (and had its picture taken) during a cooking class at Lake Austin Spa, it seemed high time for sharing. It IS one of the better food ideas I’ve ever concocted in this fevered brain of mine.  3 russet potatoes, peeled 1 […]

Tastings

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Work of Art: My First Taste of the New Bistro Menil

Having enjoyed a preview at chef-owner Greg Martin’s home a few months back and then a hardhat tour of the construction site, I figured it was high time to sample the real deal. Winning out over 11 other bidders to create a restaurant on the grounds of Houston’s world-famous Menil Collection, Martin and Co. have gotten […]

Radio Shows

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Dec. 27 Show: Indie Chefs, South African Wines

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We’re in Austin this week, looking ahead to the Indie Chefs dinner series at Foreign & Domestic that’s become quite the draw, attracting progressive-minded food folk from all over America and even Canada. In our Grape & […]

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Dec. 20 Show: Bon Appetit, Las Vegas

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  For the first time, as Delicious Mischief approaches its 25th year of food and drink broadcasting, we bring you a show from Las Vegas. Though we made our way all over town, we ended up finding two […]

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Dec. 13 Show: Tony Mandola’s, Frisson Wines

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/100086780/delicious-mischief-podcast-12-13-14.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Tony and Phyllis Mandola tie together the iconic Mandola and Ninfa’s restaurant traditions of Texas, but together the place they’ve created (called simply Tony Mandola’s) is something wonderful and something else again. We settle in for […]

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Dec. 6 Show: Born-Again Brennan’s, Loa Cocktails

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/99889122/delicious-mischief-podcast-12-06-14.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We’re broadcasting from New Orleans this week, welcoming back an old friend. After more than a year of confusion that led to its closing, the original Brennan’s in the French Quarter has reopened after a dazzling […]