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Chili Queens and Delicious Mischief!

Delicious Mischief, the popular food and wine radio program now approaching a quarter-century on the air, is expanding into the San Antonio market next Friday Jan. 10.  The second-largest city in Texas, San Antonio joins Houston, Dallas, Austin and Far West Texas in airing the show, hosted by veteran journalist and author John DeMers. In […]

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Contemporary Mexican in Big D

Trying to serve “contemporary” and “elevated” Mexican food in Texas is always a challenge, since nine out of ten diners (I counted) are not at all sure they want to leave their nachos and burritos behind. Still, South Texas native Genaro Silva Jr. has been figuring out how to make Dallasites happy since opening his first […]

wine

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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April 19 Preview: Phoenix Food and Wine

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We are in Phoenix this week, tucked into a lovely valley in a Southwest setting, tasting the handiwork of a chef committed to turning at least his little piece of this desert into a garden that keeps […]

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Halibut Bruschetta Stacks

I’ve cooked this recipe for family and friends over the years using many of the most popular fish, including Gulf snapper and New England cod. But honestly, there’s something about the flaky deliciousness of halibut under a lush blanket of bruschetta topping that takes the dish where I’m pretty sure I wanted it to go […]

Tastings

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Contemporary Mexican in Big D

Trying to serve “contemporary” and “elevated” Mexican food in Texas is always a challenge, since nine out of ten diners (I counted) are not at all sure they want to leave their nachos and burritos behind. Still, South Texas native Genaro Silva Jr. has been figuring out how to make Dallasites happy since opening his first […]

Radio Shows

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April 19 Preview: Phoenix Food and Wine

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We are in Phoenix this week, tucked into a lovely valley in a Southwest setting, tasting the handiwork of a chef committed to turning at least his little piece of this desert into a garden that keeps […]

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April 12 Podcast: Valentino, Wyatt Magnum

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/90147651/delicious-mischief-podcast-4-12-14.htm SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We are in Los Angeles this week for a special edition of Delicious Mischief. It’s a great excuse for a reunion with the first LA restaurateur we ever really got to know, Piero Selvaggio of Valentino. […]

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April 5 Podcast: Sugar Land Wine & Food

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/89831204/delicious-mischief-podcast-4-5-2014.htm SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We are in Sugar Land this week, looking forward to that community’s 11th annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair. In the course of the hour, we’ll chat with festival director Krystal Peay about some of […]

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March 29 Podcast: Etoile, New York Wines

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/89553669/delicious-mischief-podcast-03-29-14.htm SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Perhaps in preparation for April in Paris, we check out dinner at Etoile in Houston. This French restaurant (by way of San Diego, oddly enough) helps make all those places seem delightfully and deliciously close. In […]