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76092 THE MAGAZINE FOR SOUTHLAKE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018

THE OUTDOORSY TYPE • THE GIRLY GIRL • THE GUY’S GUY • THE KIDDOS THE FOODIE • THE JET-SETTER • THE LITTLEST ONES • THE FITNESS BUFF

COMMUNITY World War I remembered

FOOD & DRINK

Delucca slings gaucho pizza in Big D

THE EXPERTS

Two local pros boost our wine IQ

ESSAY

On watching food TV at the holidays


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Publisher

Jerry Scott jscott@360westmagazine.com 817-632-8100, ext. 1101

EDITORIAL Editorial Director

Marilyn Bailey Editor in Chief

Meda Kessler

NEW & NOTABLE 8 Restaurants and retail roundup

Art Director

Cynthia Wahl

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 19 Locally sourced gifts for everyone on your list, from the girly girl to the outdoorsy type THE EXPERTS 34 Two Southlake gurus help you take more pleasure in wine, whatever your knowledge level

Style Editor

Cidonie Richards Contributing Writers

Jan Batts, Anna Caplan, Joy Donovan, Kathryn Hopper, June Naylor Contributing Photographers

Aaron Dougherty, Ron Jenkins, Ralph Lauer, Jeffrey Wooten Copy Editor

Carol Nuckols

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Janna Franzwa Canard, Kathy Harris

ADVERTISING Associate Publisher

Sunday Leek Senior Account Managers

Marti Andring, Amy Howell, Holly Redmon, Toni Stevens Account Managers

Kelly Fortune Cook, Brittany Goff, Nicole Taylor Natinoal Account Manager

Andrea Brunner Digital Sales Manager

FOOD & DRINK 39 The couple behind Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine are spinning into Dallas COMMUNITY 57 Southlake goes all out to remember local veterans of World War I ESSAY 58 When the holiday cooking spirit can’t get off the couch HAPPENINGS 60 Out and about

Lindsey Logan Business Manager

Kim Martinez Advertising Art Director

Melissa Elmore Advertising Designer

Chantal Reed Production Director

Ann Torres Sales and Marketing Assistant

Nancy Reyna For advertising information 817-632-8100, ext. 1101 or jscott@360westmagazine.com 76092 magazine is mailed to a target list of residences in or near the 76092 ZIP code. Copies also are available at advertiser locations and through other methods. 76092 is a trademark of Scott Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved without prior written permission of publisher. Copyright © 2018

DINING GUIDE 62 PHOTO FINISH 65 Our parting shot

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editor’s note

Robert Morales Studio

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t’s giving season. And although the world

of online retailers is useful and vast, we’re big proponents

of shopping locally. This year, our new style editor, Cidonie

Richards, made it her mission to find great gifts for everyone on

your list, from babies to husbands to that girliest of girlfriends — all in Southlake shops. Find her gift guide beginning on Page 19. Elsewhere, we explain

those ringing sounds you’re likely to hear

throughout town at 11

a.m. on 11/11. Southlake Historical Society, a local

Boy Scout and others are working to honor World War I soldiers who had

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connections to our area. My grandfather’s older brother Earl Bailey

was one of them, a

West Texas boy who

trained at Camp Bowie in Fort Worth and was

killed in the war’s final

ON THE COVER Wrap everything up with our Southlake gift guide. The ideas start on Page 19. Photo by Aaron Dougherty

engagement in 1918; the Southlake Historical Society told us

his story in its summer exhibit. The organization’s World War I

centenary project culminates Nov. 11 with, among other things,

the solemn tolling of bells at Southlake churches and a fire station. Read more on Page 57.

In this month’s food pages, we report on some of the people

who make eating and drinking in Southlake so pleasurable.

Writer Anna Caplan meets the couple behind Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine (Page 39). And June Naylor introduces us to the

resident wine experts at Central Market and Classic Wine Storage (Page 34), people you might want to consult as you plan your

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seasonal celebrations.

Happy holidays from all of us at 76092 magazine!


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RESTAURANTS RE:defined Coffee House

RE:defined’s service counter is spacious with built-in glass cases for pastries and beverages, above. Little touches include coffee “art” with faux succulents and brass-mounted menus with leather handles, center. A clever wall-mounted menu board features drink names spelled out on wood blocks, lower right. Photos by Ralph Lauer

NOW OPEN | GRAPEVINE While the location just off Main Street in Grapevine is new, all the good things about RE:defined are back. You’ll find well-crafted cortados, pour-overs and lattes using beans from Avoca roasters in Fort Worth; tempting edibles savory and sweet; and a savvy team of baristas in the spacious work area. What’s different is the look, an amazing makeover of a former convenience store that’s less bohemian than the previous coffee shop. Credit goes to Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs for the smart space, which includes custom furniture such as a beautiful wood conference table with live-edge benches by J. Block Designs in Keller. From plush couches to bench-style seating to more private spaces — such as the “garden” room, a glassed-in room with hanging succulents and a roll-up garage door for nice days — there are lots of options. And, yes, “the nook” is back, complete with a sparkling chandelier and cushy banquette seating for a crowd. 200 Northwest Highway, 817-488-2828, redefinedcoffeehouse.com. — Meda Kessler

Sidecar Tavern

Ferrari’s casual sibling serves Roman-style rectangular pizzas. Photo by Mike Hiller

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NOW OPEN | GRAPEVINE Ferrari’s Italian Villa & Chop House is now serving by-the-slice, Roman-style pizzas and affordable wines on tap via Sidecar Tavern, a casual, indoor-outdoor space at the Ferrari’s location. Unlike the more traditional Neapolitan-style round pizzas Ferrari’s serves in the main restaurant, Sidecar offers a crunchier, more substantial rectangular crust. Chef and owner Francesco Secchi’s light, yeasty dough is fermented for two days before he and his staff stretch it into long rectangles. Once sauced and topped, the pizzas are baked in an 800-degree wood-fired oven and topped with substantial portions of toppings: Italian prosciutto, roasted peppers, imported burrata and herbs plucked from Ferrari’s backyard garden. The best part: Slices and wines by the glass cost just $5 each. Or go for the smoked mozzarella burger and Italian sammie or salad. Live music is on the schedule; check the website for details. 1200 William D. Tate Ave., 817-251-8649, sidecartavern.com. — Mike Hiller


HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Nancy Dennis Team

“Nancy, you saved my retirement and pension plan. We had our home listed for over a year, at $1,000,000, and it was hardly shown. You came in with your creativity and got us $1,385,000. We are deeply grateful and indebted to you for all you have done for us. Thank you so much.” —Terry and Shanda C. When not selling real estate — seven days a week — Nancy plays golf at the Timarron Country Club in Southlake and sings in her church choir at First Baptist Dallas. Nancy also takes great pride in helping others through her numerous philanthropic endeavors. She was honored to be elected Citizen of the Year in 2016 by the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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RESTAURANTS Burger boom, continued Everest Burgers NOW OPEN | SOUTHLAKE While we wait for Shake Shack’s big debut in Southlake Town Square, a burger chain from California has opened its first Texas outlet, on Southlake Boulevard just west of Davis Boulevard. Everest is a fast-food place with a couple of things that give it a particular personality: heaping, mountainous portions (Everest, get it?) and a long menu that includes some old-fashioned comfort-food classics. So in addition to cheeseburgers and fries you’ll find a patty melt, sloppy Joes and a pastrami dip. There’s a breakfast menu, too, and Tex-Mex standards and gyros and fish and chips and on and on. 2325 W. Southlake Blvd., 682-223-2333, everestburgers.com.

Stacks Biscuit House

An old-fashioned patty melt at Everest Burgers Photo courtesy of Everest Burgers via Facebook

COMING SOON | ROANOKE A new fast-casual biscuit restaurant is expected to open Nov. 12 along Roanoke’s downtown restaurant strip. The team behind Craft & Vine has created an over-the-top menu of cheekily named stacked-biscuit sandwiches. The Boss is classic sausage, eggs, and cheese; the Boardwalk Benedict has a Gulf crabcake, creole aioli and Tabasco hollandaise; the Jimmy Mac is meatloaf with seared mac ’n’ cheese and fried onion rings; and the Super Fly has pan-seared rainbow trout, caramelized onions and wild mushroom gravy. The menu also includes desserts, salads, sides like fried green tomatoes, and build-your-own biscuit stacks — create something with the ancho pimiento cheese and one of the five flavors of biscuits. 310 S. Oak St. 817-464-8228, stacksbiscuits.com. Photo courtesy of Stacks

Salad days

An autumn creation at Coolgreens Photo courtesy of Coolgreens

COMING SOON | SOUTHLAKE Chains like Salata and Snappy Salads — which have taken the point-and-build-yourown salad places to a new level by adding more gourmet ingredients — seem to be inspiring a few more companies to start tossing. Those two chains will soon have some new direct competition in Southlake. Coolgreens, a small salad chain from Oklahoma, is beginning to colonize Texas and has announced a new location in the Kimball Oaks center on Southlake Boulevard. Coolgreens has 50 kinds of lettuce, vegetables and other toppings in its build-your-own line but also adds quinoa bowls, flatbreads and wraps. It promises that all ingredients are chemical- and preservative-free. Watch for the opening at 2211 E. Southlake Blvd. coolgreens.com. At Saladworks, which had a grand opening — and lettuce cutting — on Nov. 6, you can build your own bowl or choose from a menu of creations like Thai chicken or Fire-Roasted Cabo salads, plus soups and sandwiches. The East Coast chain is launching its DFW invasion with this Gateway Plaza restaurant, which offers USB ports and electrical outlets in its dining room. Try the lightened up blue-cheese dressing kicked up with Greek yogurt and roasted onion. Find Saladworks at 3000 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 7, saladworks.com.

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OPENING SOON | PARK VILLAGE Park Village’s restaurant row is getting several new eateries, including one that might compete with the mighty popular Steel City Pops. Creamistry, a specialty ice cream shop, will open soon at 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 202, near Malai Kitchen. Creamistry makes dramatic ice cream concoctions using liquid nitrogen and lets you choose from a variety of toppings — it’s fun to watch. creamistry.com. The Crab Station, a family-owned oyster bar with a handful of locations in the area, has been announced for a spot near Steel City Pops. The menu will offer an oyster bar; fresh and boiled seafood (often with Cajun flair); and “sacks” whose contents will remind you of a crawfish boil, with seafood, corn, Cajun potatoes and sausage. crab-station.com. Photo courtesy of Creamistry via Facebook


GIVE THE GIFT OF FASHION THIS SEASON With the best names in fashion for both men and women, you are certain to find that perfect gift for the season at Malouf ’s. Come in today and let our staff help you find that special gift from designers like David Yurman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali, Eton, Tory Burch, Lafayette 148, Ming Wang and many more. Experience Malouf ’s. Experience fashion.

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Del Frisco’s Grille MENU UPDATE | SOUTHLAKE Del Frisco’s Grille is worth returning to again and again, not just for its quality but because it keeps its menu interesting with frequent seasonal changes. This fall, it has added several new dishes, including wings roasted with a Buffalo dry rub and served with avocado ranch and blue-cheese dressing; a baked goat cheese with apricot jam, pistachio and pomegranate; a chicken wrap with quinoa, goat cheese/beet spread, and roasted broccoli and cauliflower on a spinach tortilla; and peanut butter chocolate pie.The restaurant also has launched a new three-course tasting menu. For $35, you get a progression of three fall-inspired dishes like butternut-squash bisque, wild mushroom gnocchi and cider-braised Berkshire pork chop. Add a wine pairing for $18. 1200 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-410-3777, delfriscosgrille.com.

SOUTHLAKE East Hampton Sandwich Co., the fast-casual chain with preppy fare that reminded us of summer on Long Island, has closed its location in Kimball Oaks. Protein Fit Kitchen has closed its doors in Park Village, and will be replaced in its spot by The Crab Station. And Mellow Mushroom, the familyfriendly pizza restaurant, has ended its groovy run at Gateway Plaza.

Part of the three-course tasting menu: filet and mushroom gnocchi Photo courtesy of Del Frisco’s Grille

GRAPEVINE San Daniele, the modern-Italian restaurant with a fabulous rooftop patio overlooking South Main Street, has closed after less than a year. Perhaps the downstairs dining room failed to catch on, but we’ll miss that balcony bar at happy hour.

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RETAIL

OPENING SOON | SOUTHLAKE Southlake Town Square has announced three retailers that will open soon. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics — with vegetarian, preservative-free skincare, bath products and hair care — has long been a brand many of us seek out when we travel. Southlake is getting Tarrant’s first outlet near the Starbucks; lushusa.com. Johnny Was, with upscale bohemian styles for women, is a source for beautiful dresses, tops, tunics and kimonos. It will open in the former Lucy Activewear space near J.Crew; johnnywas.com. And menswear source TravisMathew, with work and play clothes with a Southern California spirit, will open its first Texas outlet near lululemon; travismathew.com.

Lush’s colorful bath bombs will soon be piled high in Southlake Town Square. Photo courtesy of Lush via Facebook

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We’ve gathered dozens of ideas from around Southlake for everyone in your family — happy giving!

Gift Guide By Cidonie Richards Instagram: @threadsandtravel Photos by Aaron Dougherty


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1 Dragons Love Tacos kids book, $16.99, Papyrus 2 I Never Forget a Face match and memory game, $16.95, Papyrus 3 Toy Train in a Tin, $12.95, Paper Source 4 Lomography Lomo’Instant camera, $100, Francesca’s 5 Happy pompom pillow, $27.99, The Toy Maven 6 Dinosaur Rex hand puppet, $31.99, The Toy Maven 7 Pompom pouches, $17.50 each, Lambert Home 8 Twister game blanket, $36.95, Paper Source 9 Iscream sloth shorts, $19.99, The Toy Maven 10 Fingerboard Games Selection, $22.95, Paper Source 11 GloLens wide-angle illuminating cellphone lens, $22, Apricot Lane

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12 Whirly Squigz rubber fidget spinners, $21.99, The Toy Maven 13 Pink lap desk support for laptop or iPad, $24.99, The Toy Maven 14 Llama mug, $17.95, Paper Source

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RESOURCES Apricot Lane Boutique Southlake Town Square, 218 State St., 817-912-1777, apricotlaneboutique.com Francesca’s Southlake Town Square, 214 State St., 817-424-5353, francescas.com Lambert Home 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 105, 817-251-0303, lamberthome.com Paper Source Park Village, 1111 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 430, 817-416-6203, papersource.com Papyrus Southlake Town Square, 1435 Main St., 817-442-3257, papyrusonline.com The Toy Maven Shops of Southlake, 1275 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 437, 817-421-4200, thetoymaven.com

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77 8 1 Tan leather Jose Real shoes, $595, ZAR Clothier 2 Italo Ferrelli silver tie, $215, Malouf’s 3 Leather shaving kit, $98, Orvis 4 Catch cologne in cigar tube, $98, Orvis 5 Executive Golf Set, $39.95, Paper Source 6 Stuff Every Man Should Know little black book, $9.95, Orvis 7T  an leather Ted Baker wallet, $95, and purple butterfly print socks,

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8 Sharman men’s leather belt, $82, Brighton Collectibles 9 Avenue 21 maroon and lilac dress shirt, $175, ZAR Clothier 10 Brothers Artisan Oil natural oil wash, $20, and lotion, $24, with

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RESOURCES Brighton Collectibles Southlake Town Square, 335 Grand Ave. East, 817-488-7861, brighton.com Malouf’s Southlake Town Square, 190 State St., 817-416-7100, maloufs.com Orvis Park Village, 1101 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 400, Southlake, 817-251-0262, orvis.com Paper Source Park Village, 1111 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 430, 817-416-6203, papersource.com ZAR Clothier Southlake Town Square, 1264 Main St., 817-416-0126, zarclothier.com

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2 Tory Burch silver maple leather handbag, $498, Malouf’s

3 Gold Apple watch bracelet band, $52, Apricot Lane Boutique

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7 Tan leather gloves, $98, Orvis 8 Sugarfina cocktail kits, $24.95 each, Paper Source 9 Ferrara cream leather shoulder bag, $180, and matching tan key ring, $40, Brighton Collectibles

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RESOURCES Altar’d State Southlake Town Square, 1450 Main St., 817-778-4411, altardstate.com Apricot Lane Boutique Southlake Town Square, 218 State St., 817-912-1777, apricotlaneboutique.com Brighton Collectibles Southlake Town Square, 335 Grand Ave. East, 817-488-7861, brighton.com Malouf’s Southlake Town Square, 190 State St., 817-416-7100, maloufs.com Paper Source Park Village, 1111 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 430, 817-416-6203, papersource.com Papyrus Southlake Town Square, 1435 Main St., 817-442-3257, papyrusonline.com

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1 Mud Pie unicorn onesie, $38, Francesca’s 2 Being a New Parent book, $17.45, Lambert Home 3 Mud Pie unicorn beanie, $22, Francesca’s 4 Little Travelers On-The-Go Magnetic Play Set, $14.95, Paper Source 5 Unicorn mobile decorations, $14 each, Altar’d State 6 Furry white onesie, $79, Janie and Jack 7 Cream-colored stuffed sheep toy, $20, Janie and Jack 8 Sheep socks, $7 each pair, Janie and Jack 9 Set of children’s books, $112.50, Lambert Home

8 9 RESOURCES Altar’d State Southlake Town Square, 1450 Main St., 817-778-4411, altardstate.com Francesca’s Southlake Town Square, 214 State St., 817-424-5353, francescas.com Janie and Jack Southlake Town Square, 409 Grand Ave. East, 817-416-0879, janieandjack.com Lambert Home 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 105, 817-251-0303, lamberthome.com Paper Source Park Village, 1111 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 430, 817-416-6203, papersource.com

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Coming soon to your Southlake Central Market Sides It’s okay to take sides. From gratins to gravy and salad to stuffing, there’s something for everyone. Desserts Sweeten up the season with tried and true traditional favorites like pumpkin and pecan pie or celebrate with something new like a homemade Brooklyn Blackout Cake.

Gobble ’Til You Wobble

Want to out-do your in-laws this holiday season? Hop on the Holiday Hotline and let Central Market chefs fill your table with made-from-scratch favorites. Simply visit centralmarket.com/holiday and order up everything from complete meals to extra sides and show-stopping desserts. Choose a store and time for pickup, then all that’s left to do is heat and eat! Appetizers and Platters Eat, drink and be merry with selections like rustic cheese plates, artisan charcuterie, grilled shrimp, tasty tamales, and more. Meals They’ve got chef-made meals like turkey and ham, plus all the festive fixings to round out your meal.

COOKING SCHOOL CLASS GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: WINE DINNER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 6:30–9 PM (FOR AGES 21 & UP) INSTRUCTOR: Central Market Cooking School Staff

INGREDIENTS 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 1 stick salted butter 1¼ cups sugar

¼ cup all-purpose flour 3 eggs beaten ¼ tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. vanilla

PREPARATION 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Beat in sugar until combined, and then fold in flour and salt. Add eggs and vanilla; stir until fully incorporated. 3. Pour into a greased 9” pie plate. Bake for 25 minutes, until center is just set. 4. Do not overcook—center should be almost gooey. 5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy an evening with friends as you savor delightful dishes served family-style with wine and learn more about pairing wine and food. Frito Misto (Shrimp, Calamari & Lemons Fried in a Light Batter), served with Broadbent Vinho Verde; Asparagus & Avocado Salad in Frico Cups, served with Dominios Verdejo; Roasted Chicken with Dijon Sauce, served with Filon Garnacha; Green Beans Sauteed with Cashews; and Mango Upside Down Cake, served with Hans Pfeiffer Riesling.

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Crushing it By June Naylor Photos by Ron Jenkins

A pair of Southlake wine pros help us find bliss in a bottle. When you get right down to it, there are two kinds of serious wine drinkers: those who have

Central Market’s Glenn Vert spends much of the workday consulting with wine customers, above. Clare Gillette’s job at Classic includes managing clients’ wine inventories, below.

been quaffing the good stuff for years, and those who like wine and yearn to learn more. The latter should bear in mind that the former had to start somewhere, too. Whichever category you fall into, the great news is that there are supremely helpful sources in Southlake to help you get to whatever level is next. Maybe you’re vexed as to what goes with that fish dish you’re trying to perfect, or perhaps you want to take just the right bottle to that hostess who always has the best of everything. No problem — you can’t stump this duo.

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o spend time at Southlake’s Central Market is to notice that Glenn Vert works hard at keeping things from being too serious in the beer and wine department. When he arrived to manage that area 10 years ago, after several years at the Lovers Lane location in Dallas, he brought the philosophy he has always

had: “Wine is interesting and fun and an experience that involves others.” Vert came by this view naturally. Working for nearly 30 years in a musical comedy act, he found himself at DFW Airport a lot, flying to and from gigs. Waiting for planes, he frequented a wine bar in the airport, revving up his

Vert’s philosophy about enjoying wine is simple: “It’s entertainment.”

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Central Market wine displays — such as the Real Housewines of Southlake, above — often reflect Vert’s quest for fun.

wine knowledge. He took a part-time job there and learned even more. “Finally, I had enough children at home that I needed to get off the road. So I turned my wine hobby into a real job,” he says. Today, Vert and his staff have most success with wine novices who don’t mind asking questions. “It’s our goal to meet everyone where they are on their journey without making them feel alienated.” He likes to help people down the path over time, like the customer whose husband’s income increased overnight. Suddenly she was spending time with wine aficionados and wanted to move beyond the sweet moscatos she was accustomed to drinking. Vert introduced her to one wine after another. “Over the course of a year, she became quite a wine expert. One day she was giving suggestions to other customers,” he recalls. Vert and his team also work with seasoned clientele ready to advance. Those familiar with Napa cabernet sauvignons can be

turned to discoveries from other California regions or those from Bordeaux. “You don’t want to take people too far out of their comfort zones, but some may be ready to go to a high-end Greek wine.” The job never gets dull, either. “We all have short attention spans; we’re always wanting something new and cool and different. In wine, we’re always discovering new things, new trends. It ties me back to my previous life — it’s entertainment.” Witness the playful spirit of a recent wine display in the store: “The Real Housewines of Southlake,” announces the banner hanging over an arrangement of wines. “We simply put together some of our most popular table wines — there was a cab blend, a chardonnay, a rosé and a sparkling wine — all bearing names that sound like women’s names.” The description hanging on a case of Florinda, a Spanish cava: “There’s never enough glitz, glam and sparkle for this true Southlake Housewine.”

THE DETAILS Glenn Vert enjoys advising customers on wines for holiday entertaining. What goes with wild game? “The likely choice is often pinot noir, either from Oregon or a Cotes du Rhone.” What about a great dessert wine to pair with pumpkin pie? “As mouth-coating as pumpkin pie is, you’d want to cleanse the palate with a sparkling wine, and probably one that’s off-dry to just slightly sweet. A dry sparkling riesling or vouvray will work.” Take your wine challenges to Vert and his staff at Central Market in the Shops of Southlake, 1425 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-310-5600, centralmarket.com.

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Clare Gillette, who studied viticulture while earning her food science degree, logged time working for wine importers and distributors before hiring on at Classic Wine Storage last year.

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Classic provides clients with services that range from acquiring wine and accepting wine shipments for private collections to hosting BYOB nights, where wine enthusiasts often enjoy each other’s discoveries.

Clare Gillette Classic Wine Storage

THE DETAILS Classic Wine Storage Business has grown so much that after 12 years, Classic is moving in January to a larger facility a half-mile away, more than doubling its size to 16,000 square feet of storage and social spaces. Entry-level members invest in lockers accommodating 10 to 12 cases for $330 per year; larger lockers accommodate 36 to hundreds of cases of wine. See the facility at 525 S. Nolen Drive., Suite 200, Southlake; in January, the new location will be 2875 Market Loop, Southlake, 817-987-6480, classicwinestorage.com.

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ess than two miles away at Classic Wine Storage, sales director Clare Gillette works with clients with varying levels of wine expertise. Some may have only gotten into wine in the past couple of years, while others are longtime collectors; all are committed enough to establish a membership at Classic. Gillette and colleagues help members explore and locate new finds in wine, manage on-site wine lockers and inventories, design and stock home wine cellars and sell wines to other collectors. “I love working with new members, sometimes in their early 30s to late 40s or 50s, people in all stages of life catching the wine bug. There’s so much energy and excitement in seeing them discover their ‘ah-ha!’ moment,” Gillette says. “It’s really cool when people come back from tastings at California wineries and want to learn more and more.” Like Vert at Central Market, Gillette helps clients choose wines for serving at dinner parties, weddings and other special events. She pulls together wine lists for holiday parties and selects wines for holiday gifts, with prices from $10 to hundreds per bottle. “We can find wines for weddings that aren’t found anywhere else, and we can manage a dinner party wine list, down to supplying and pouring the wines,” Gillette says. Gillette, who studied viticulture

while earning a food science degree at the University of Missouri, worked for importers and distributors before landing a year ago at Classic, where the diversity of services and client needs keep her hopping. In a given day, she may be working with a new collector intent on finding great values for under $50 or $100, signing for wine shipments and managing inventories, helping a client analyze his or her inventory and invest in long-term collectibles, and arranging tastings in Classic’s comfy wine settings. She particularly enjoys connecting wine people to each other. She does that by hosting BYOB nights at Classic: Clients wanting to make room in their cellars for new wines open some bottles and order in food for the evening. Gillette invites other members who might be interested in buying the wines being moved. But often the gatherings are happenstance, since people passionate about wine tend to be drawn to one another. “Later in the week, in the afternoon, members will come in and open some of their wines, inviting friends to drop by and drink a glass. Then other members come in and they’ll all start passing bottles to each other,” she says. “There’s a great sense of community. People love opening great wines and sharing them.”

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Brazil by the slice Southlake restaurateurs expand their fun-loving, gaucho-style pizza concept to Dallas and beyond. By Anna Caplan

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Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine offers 20 types of pies, including the popular Turkish lamb and a garlic steak. At left, charcuterie delicacies are featured on the antipasto plate that begins every meal.

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here to celebrate, whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or a girls night out. Evandro Caregnato and Vanderleia Mallmann, Delucca’s husband-and-wife owners, know a thing or two about hospitality. More than 20 years ago, Caregnato was wooed from his native Brazil to work as a consultant for the Brazilian-style, all-youcan-eat steakhouse Texas de Brazil, based in Dallas. They both ended up working for the company. But recently, Caregnato and Mallmann decided to strike out on their own. Instead of launching their own churrascaria, they wanted to offer a different culinary glimpse into their homeland. Their gaucho-style pizzeria — where roaming servers offer endless slices — is modeled after a popular way of eating pies in Brazil: rodizio de pizza. “We had no idea if it would work [here] or not,” Caregnato says on a quiet morning at the restaurant. “But people love it.”

Brazil by the slice

Vanderleia Mallmann and Evandro Caregnato are Delucca’s husband-and-wife owners.

A place setting awaits. Delucca’s service style — a variety of pizza slices brought to your table by roaming waiters — adds to the convivial spirit.

THE DETAILS Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine 2001 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 103, 682-477-4040, delucca.com. Open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $18.95/person (children under 3 free; ages 3-5 $6 and 6-12 $12.95).

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Brazil by the slice It’s evident in the repeat patrons — sometimes diners will come one night and then show up the next with new guests. Brazil natives, from as far away as Houston and Austin, have found the restaurant, too. “They know the concept, and they have good memories of it,” he says. That’s not to say that the couple hasn’t put their own spin on the idea. On any given night, more than 20 pizzas are on the menu, but quality is emphasized over quantity. Take the pepperoni. Caregnato says he tried 25 varieties before he found the right one. Or the mortadella, which is featured on the antipasto plate: “This is better than the best one from Central

Above, the bar at Delucca’s soon-to-open Dallas location. The restaurant has a lively bar program featuring wine and cocktails such as a signature caipirinha. Photo courtesy of Vanderleia Mallmann

Market,” he says. Other items on that plate include triangles of manchego, mounds of lightly dressed arugula, handfuls of olives and a half-roasted head of garlic, all of which nearly meet you at the door at the beginning of the meal. For something completely unexpected, there’s the extremely luscious lobster bisque. This is not typically on the menu at a rodizio, but Caregnato created a rendition at Texas de Brazil, and he says people loved it so much, he had to make it here, too. When the pizza part of the dinner ensues, the roaming gauchos descend. One of my favorite pizzas — and Caregnato’s, too — is the Turkish lamb,

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which has halal-grade lamb, ground inhouse, commingling with thinly sliced purple onion and mint. Sumac, an earthy Middle Eastern spice, gives this pizza big flavor. Great respect is shown for all the ingredients, even down to the cheese and flour. The house mozzarella, pulled from curds every day and made into fior di latte, is featured on nearly every pizza, and Caregnato uses Italian 00, or doppio zero flour, which makes for a thin yet sturdy foundation for toppings. Caregnato and his wife laugh about how some people find the slices of pizza too small, but he feels that the experience is all about sampling: “You have to be openminded,” he says, likening his restaurant to a Spanish-style tapas experience. Thankfully, people have embraced both the effervescent couple and their concept. In just over six months, Southlake-area

patrons have fallen in love with Delucca, so much so that the owners have big plans for expansion. A second location is scheduled to open in November in the Dallas Design District. Slightly bigger than the Southlake shop, the new restaurant seeks to push the envelope — even for Big D diners. “It’s a little more luxurious,” Caregnato says of the decor. A Fort Worth spot, location to be determined, is on tap for 2019. Other tweaks will include lunch service and desserts a la carte. All of which reminds me of a certain blackberry mascarpone pizza I sampled last summer at the Southlake original. Sweet, slightly savory and salty, it hit all the right notes. Just like Delucca. The blackberry mascarpone pizza pairs well with a glass of prosecco.

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MARCONTELL & GILCHREST GROUP Top Producer

Ebby Halliday After closing many home sales together as individual agents, two of the most respected names in North Texas residential real estate joined forces – Kelly Marcontell and Susan Gilchrest. By bringing together their diverse and complementary backgrounds and awardwinning talents, Kelly and Susan offer unique and extensive experience to their valued clients. Combining forces allows them to better assist sellers in positioning and marketing homes in today’s competitive environment, writing winning offers and successfully closing hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions. During their combined 30-plus years in real estate, both have consistently been Top Producers. Whether clients are buying or selling homes, they can trust Kelly and Susan’s knowledge of the market, area communities and the transaction process.

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DAN HOLMES Top Producer

Engel & Völkers Dallas-Southlake Dan Holmes offers clients 17 years’ experience as a premier real estate professional, extensive knowledge about the North Texas area, and an inside-out understanding of the real estate industry. Dan is available to clients 24/7, even at 11 p.m. He does everything by the book and maintains a reputation for honesty and integrity. Dan provides clients with the best-of-the-best business partners who possess the experience to ensure real estate transactions are smooth and efficient. Clients give him a five-star rating and highly recommend his ability to get things done. His energy and superior customer service earn him enthusiastic accolades from satisfied clients. Engel & Völkers’ marketing is second to none. Their high-resolution virtual reality photography enables clients to “tour” properties with 360-degree visuals, a huge advantage for buyers and a magnetic draw for properties that are for sale. Clients also have access to premier advertising placement for pinpoint local, national and global marketing. If you want the best of the best when selling a home or buying a home, you need professional real estate agent Dan Holmes. He delivers.

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Keller Williams Dallas Metro North “Residential real estate is all about relationship building, love and care” says Renuka Bhandari. Renuka believes a home is an investment of a lifetime and her clients should have the best home buying experience possible. She uses her expertise to provide a smooth, stress-free process for them. “Finding that special home which meets the needs of my clients is most rewarding, and I absolutely love what I’m blessed to do” she says. Renuka also currently works with a Southlake based builder and helps them buy land and sell homes. Call Renuka and find out how she can make buying or selling a property a rewarding experience for you.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Buyers, sellers, new build/construction, rentals/leases, luxury homes.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS 2018 Top 10 percent year-to-date. Top closed volume, solo agent 2018. 2017 Silver Award Recipient.

2611 Cross Timbers Road • Flower Mound, Texas 75028 603-289-9024 • facebook.com/RenukaBhandariChauhan


BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS/TOP PRODUCERS

Special Advertising Section

RENA CONNORS

ELISE SESSIONS

Keller Williams Realty

The Harrison Wade Group, JP & Associates

Rena Connors is a 12-year real estate veteran with expertise in the market and a strong understanding of the buying, selling and investing process. She bought and remodeled houses for three years and has been in home sales for nine years. Rena, a native of Crete, Greece, has exemplary selling and negotiating skills. A strong communicator, she has proven problem-solving abilities to help her clients reach their real estate goals.

Elise Sessions’ $10 million plus in sales and 10 years of experience shows excellence and dedication. Nothing is more gratifying to her than the feeling of helping her clients meet their real estate needs. She prides herself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. Whether you are an experienced investor or a first-time buyer, Elise guides you every step of the way.

Top Producer

Top Producer

SPECIALIZATIONS Buyers, sellers, investors.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS Chairman’s Club. Top 20 in Texas, 2017.

2106 E. State Highway 114, Suite 101 Southlake, Texas 76092 817-903-8224 realestatewithrena.com

SPECIALIZATIONS

Listing Agent, Buyer’s Agent, Relocation, Renovation, New Home Construction and Consulting.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

Broker associate, Pinnacle Customer Service Award. Certified Residential Listing Specialist. 1200 Summit Ave., Suite 500 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 214-394-5837 elisesessions@gmail.com harrisonwade.com

ROSLYN GAUNTT AND MATT GAUNTT Best Real Estate Agent and Top Producer

The Gauntt Team, CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Roslyn and son Matt believe working together as part of The Gauntt Team is one of their great strengths. Another is their commitment to superb customer service, always making their clients’ goals their number one goal. They are hyper-focused on building relationships with clients, not just making a sale. For six consecutive years The Gauntt Team has received the prestigious CENTURY 21 President’s Award, honoring the highest-level sales volume in the country, while providing the highest quality of customer service. This demonstrates their keen ability to not only meet, but exceed, their clients’ needs and expectations. They provide the resources buyers and sellers require in the real estate market today and have extensive knowledge of the North Texas area, being longtime residents. Call Roslyn or Matt for superior customer service and professional expertise.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Tarrant, Denton, Parker, Dallas, Wise counties. Residential and luxury real estate.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

Top C21 Team Texas, Centurion Honor Society, Pinnacle Quality Service Team, Relocation Specialist, Fine Homes and Estates Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, D Magazine BEST, Five Star Professional

5850 Colleyville Road • Colleyville, Texas 76034 • Roslyn 817-793-7858 roslyngauntt@judgefite.com • Matt 817-723-5669 • mattgauntt@judgefite.com


BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS/TOP PRODUCERS

Special Advertising Section

CJ SUTHERLAND

SANDRA HUNT

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

eXp Realty, LLC

Cj Sutherland works seven days a week and doesn’t stop until he’s done the job. “I put my heart and soul into every single person,” he says. “The client comes first.” He believes buying or selling a home is a life-changing experience. “It changes everything,” says the Glasgow, Scotland, native. “They are starting a new chapter in their lives, and I want to know my clients are always feeling happy.” Cj relishes the opportunity to work with his clients during this lifechanging season of life.

Sandra Hunt is a Texas native who offers clients the confidence and trust of 13 years’ experience in real estate. She continues the high standards she set forth in her business. She consistently is one of the top producing agents and is well respected in the Grapevine/Southlake area. Her knowledge of the intricacies of the Dallas-Fort Worth housing market allows her to effectively accommodate the needs of both buyers and sellers. Sandra has built a reputation for providing exceptional service.

Best Real Estate Agent and Top Producer

Best Real Estate Agent

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

Founder of DFW United S.C. Active community youth soccer coach and outreach mentor.

850 E. State Highway 114, Suite 100 Southlake, Texas 76092 817-714-0237

SPECIALIZATIONS

Luxury Market, Buyers and Sellers. First Time Home Buyers. Military Relocation.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Military Relocation Professional. National Association of REALTORS®. 682-597-7130 sandrahunt.exprealty.com

SANDY COTTON

Best Real Estate Agent and Top Producer

Ebby Halliday Realtors Sandy Cotton knows North Texas well, having lived here 30 years. She’s known for getting it done, which clients appreciate when it comes to buying or selling a property. Sandy uses her impressive listening skills to determine exactly what clients are looking for in a new home. She helps sellers by reminding them of their goals, such as to downsize so they can have a better retirement or to move into a certain school district for their children. Selling a property can be emotionally trying, and Sandy points clients to the new memories they will make in their new home. Sandy’s clients say they appreciate how calm she is and how she has everything under control when the process feels stressful. Her strong negotiating skills, work ethic and responsiveness rate high with buyers and sellers. “I don’t put things off,” she says. “I get it done.” When you’re ready to buy or sell a property, call the agent who makes things happen. Call Sandy to make the process smooth and timely. You’ll be glad you did.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake, Keller, Grapevine, Trophy Club. Properties at all price points.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

Seller Representation Specialist. Certified Relocation Specialist. Ebby Halliday Honor Roll. Best Realtor, D Magazine. Top Realtor, Fort Worth magazine. MetroTex Association of REALTORS®. Texas Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®. Sponsor, Carroll Education Foundation. Grapevine High School Cheer sponsor. BBA, UT Tyler. 1575 E. Southlake Blvd. • Southlake, Texas 76092 • 214-335-1295 • sandycotton.com


BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS/TOP PRODUCERS

AMY WRIGHT

Best Real Estate Agent

Wright Group Real Estate I am so grateful to my clients for voting me as a Best Real Estate Agent in 360 West magazine! Real Estate is my passion — not my job. I understand the process isn’t about me, rather it’s all about you. You deserve a diligent advocate and marketer, as well as concierge level service when it comes time to buy or sell your home. Call me today!

SPECIALIZATIONS

Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation.

DESIGNATIONS, AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS Broker, Owner, CLHMS. Certifi ed Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. NAR, TAR, MetroTex.

8528 Davis Blvd., Suite 134-265 North Richland Hills, Texas 76182 817-703-6701 amy@buywright.com buywright.com

5003 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville TX 76034 682-325-4046 | www.nextbistrotx.com Lunch M-F 11-2:30 | Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-S 5-10

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

5003 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX 76034 682-325-4046 | nextbistrotx.com


Jan. 18

Rodeo tickets are going fast, with some performances already sold out! • Celebrate Fort Worth’s Western Heritage • Action-packed rodeo • Livestock shows, Bank of Texas Petting Zoo • Carnival/Midway excitement • Live music at the Coors Light stage

• Shopping galore - from turquoise to tractors • Moo-seum Experience presented by Central Market

Feb. 9

Order online at FWSSR.COM Beginning Nov. 26, purchase at Ticketmaster.com, visit the Stock Show Ticket Office or call 817-877-2420.

Convenience charges are added at Ticketmaster locations and are nonrefundable.

WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL CENTER

FORT WORTH, TEXAS • FWSSR.COM


community

We remember

On Veterans Day, Southlake honors the local heroes of World War I. By Joy Donovan The 11th hour of the 11th day of

the 11 month is when we commemorate the “war to end all wars,” World War I, which ended Nov. 11, 1918. This year, on the 100th anniversary of that date, the Southlake area will host several observations of what was founded as Armistice Day and is now known as Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, flags will be planted, wreaths will be laid and bells will be rung, all to honor the service and heroism of World War I veterans, some of them Southlake’s own. Among those organizing observances is Thomas Elieson, age 14, an Eagle Scout hopeful. For a required Eagle Scout project, Thomas researched World War I veterans buried in Southlake and decided to lead a remembrance for the community. “World War I is looked over a lot,” said Thomas, a freshman at Carroll High School. “A lot of people get caught up in World War II, but World War I was very devastating.” Using the public library and other resources, Thomas discovered eight WWI veterans buried in Southlake’s White’s Chapel and Lonesome Dove cemeteries. For the centennial, he will clean the gravesites before placing American flags. Then, at 5 p.m. Nov. 11, just before sunset, Thomas and his Scout troop will hold a public flag ceremony at White’s Chapel Cemetery. Thomas, who will read biographies that he researched and wrote of the eight veterans, will be joined by fellow Scout th

Kevin Ward, who will play taps, and Southlake residents Emily Blund and Ashley Pace, who will give a musical performance of “In Flanders Field.” Because its lyrics reference poppies, which were adopted as a symbol of remembrance, artificial poppies will be given out at the flag ceremony. Earlier in the day, bells will be the centerpiece, just as they were on that happy day 100 years earlier, from Paris to London to New York. “Bells burst forth in joyful chimes,” according to one London newspaper. The goal is to repeat the spirited bell ringing in 2018, says Anita Robeson, board member of the Southlake Historical Society, which is organizing many of the celebrations.

Siblings Walter, Clint (in uniform) and Leona Torian, in front of their rural Grapevine log cabin that now sits on Main Street in Grapevine. Clint went to World War I and survived. His brother stayed home, died in the influenza epidemic and is buried in White’s Chapel Cemetery. Courtesy of Southlake Historical Society

The bells of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church will toll at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 as part of the Bells of Peace, a national effort. And a bell at the fire station at 667 N. Carroll Ave. will be rung 22 times by firefighters who are military veterans. The public is invited to watch.

who founded the church in 1846. Torian served in World War I, was shot in 1918 in France and is buried at Lonesome Dove Baptist Church and Cemetery, according to church staff member Cherie Johnson. Thomas Elieson The Captain Courtesy of Shelly Elieson Molly Corbin Chapter of the Daughters of the At Lonesome Dove Baptist Church American Revolution will expand that morning, the lobby will display photos of James Eli Torian, the tributes. As always, the chapter will place flags on veterans’ graves at the Grapevine Cemetery, said chapter regent Jean de Schweinitz. This year members also will hold wreath-laying ceremonies at six area cemeteries that have been identified by the WWI Centennial Commission as having WWI veterans buried there. Included will be the two in Southlake, plus the Grapevine Cemetery, Parker Memorial Cemetery and Minters Chapel Cemetery in Grapevine, and Bluebonnet Hills in Colleyville. For suburbs highlighted by contemporary homes and slick shopping venues, the WWI centennial is a chance to remember that history surrounds us. Thomas has learned this on his journey toward Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts were among the first people to observe Armistice Day in Washington, D.C. “This is real history about real Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division people.”

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essay

The Joy of Looking Why I love to Food-Network-and-chill for the holidays

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By Kathryn Hopper

ach holiday season, I can’t resist tuning in to classic shows like A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

But what I really look forward to is gorging on all the cooking

shows. Nothing puts me in the Thanksgiving and Christmas spirit

quite like watching other people create things like Turkey Tail Cupcakes and Christmas Reindeer Brownies. Halloween is a great warmup to the endof-the-year cooking show marathons I allow myself to indulge in. Who can resist all the “disturbingly delicious” creations on the Food Network’s bingeworthy Halloween Baking Championship, things like the Apocalyptic Apartment Cake and Zombie Hand Cheesecake? Thanksgiving offers the perfect second course. I love to gain insight from the experts as they tackle basting and seasoning the holiday bird. Like the America’s Test Kitchen episode “Outsmarting Thanksgiving,” when chef Dan Souza showed how to “massage the sugar-salt mixture on the breasts,” then “go deep in the cavity.” The Christmas shows are like spending a holiday weekend with my favorite perfect, would-be friends. The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, takes me away to her Oklahoma ranch for a “festive Christmas potluck and ranch-style soiree.” Watching her and her daughters create gingerbread cookies shaped like boots, horses and cows — all under perfect lighting — sends me to a

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Zen place of perfect contentment. Then the Barefoot Contessa whisks me away to the snowy Berkshires, where I can enjoy a “cozy fireside kitchen picnic” with Ina Garten and Jeffrey. I may not be able to taste the Pea and Fennel Soup or sip the Peppermint Hot Chocolate, but I can toast them from my sofa with some microwaved mulled wine. This year I’m adding Kalen Allen to my merry little marathon. The Temple University graduate became an internet sensation for his frank commentaries offered during cooking videos and went viral to score millions of fans and a gig on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Watching others mix up a mayonnaise martini and ketchup cake, he goes from “Oh, no, y’all didn’t” to “Jesus, take the wheel!” Of course, the highlight of the season for me is an evening streaming The Great British Baking Show’s Christmas Masterclass episodes. I’m still in awe of Paul Hollywood’s epic Kransekake, a Scandinavian concoction that required stacking 16 iced cake rings to form an edible-glitter-bedazzled cone. “Mom, you should make that,” my youngest son said. “Or we could just go to Krispy Kreme,

stack up a dozen iced glazed with sprinkles and call it a day,” I offered. In my more ambitious youth, I tried to re-create the elaborate holiday recipes as seen on TV. My American Flag Cake from a Martha Stewart July Fourth show did bear some resemblance to Old Glory. But these days I’m too tired and stressed out to tackle culinary challenges best left to the experts. After just one dish, I’m exhausted from all the mincing and mashing, not to mention cleaning up all the measuring cups and spoons, pots and pans. I get that most cooking shows are totally staged. They’re likely filmed back in the spring, months before any frost hits the pumpkin. They have entire staffs to perfectly predice all those ingredients. But that doesn’t matter. These days I simply need to watch people at least appearing to enjoy each other’s company while eating amazing food in a glamorous locale. Or, failing that, I’ll take chuckling as I watch someone else create a hot mess. As long as I don’t have to clean it up. Kathryn Hopper is a Southlake mother of four who makes a mean mess of sugar cookies.


THESE DAYS I SIMPLY NEED TO WATCH PEOPLE AT LEAST APPEARING TO ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY WHILE EATING AMAZING FOOD IN A GLAMOROUS LOCALE.

Illustration by Jennifer Hart

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Santa poses for photos on the big stage at Breakfast with Santa. Photo courtesy of the city of Southlake

EVENTS

ICE! Experience favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brought to life in this walk-through winter wonderland carved from more than 2 million pounds of colorful ice. Five two-story-tall ice slides make for thrills. The ice sculptures, hand carved by 40 artisans from China, include a Nativity scene. Nov. 9-Jan.1. $13.99 and up. Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, 817-778-1000, christmasatgaylordtexan.com. Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Bring a can of food for the Christmas Is for Children food drive, enjoy carolers and holiday crafts, write letters to Santa, hit the slopes for snow hill tubing, build a snowman and take a carriage ride. Festivities begin 4:30 p.m., tree lighting 6 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. Southlake Town Square, 1400 Main St., 817-748-8019, cityofsouthlake.com. Grapevine Christmas The city has a heaping sleighful of celebrations. grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas • Carol of Lights This downtown Grapevine celebration includes pictures with reindeer, crafts, Rockefeller Centerthemed entertainment and the lighting of historic downtown Main Street. A limited number of reserved seats are available, but there’s plenty of standing room. Family activities start 3 p.m., street lighting is 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Reserved seats $5; otherwise, events are free. • Christmas Farmers Market Find local produce and cheeses, baked goods, nuts, gift baskets and more. 1-9 p.m. Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-23. Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St., Grapevine. • Victorian Christmas Tour Experience a traditional Christmas on the farm in the late 1800s. Tour a historic barn and farmhouse (wear shoes suitable for grass and gravel), and enjoy the campfire with cider and cookies. 3-6 p.m. Dec. 1. $3. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine, 817-410-3558 or 817-410-3185. • Twinkle Light Boat Parade Decorated watercrafts celebrate the season in this floating festival, which begins at Twin Coves Marina on Lake Grapevine and adds to the parade at each marina, including Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake. The

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The Grapevine Parade of Lights features floats, cars, bands and Santa.

parade is visible from the shores. Photo courtesy of the Grapevine CVB 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1. Free. • Grapevine Parade of Lights Lavish lighted Christmas parade, with more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands, and Santa on the last float. Stake out your spot early on historic Main Street. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Free. Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge Enjoy snow showers, twinkling lights, gingerbread houses galore, visits from Keller Public Arts Santa and holiday carol singalongs. Make reservations to Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek dine in a life-size gingerbread house with a $10 donation Parkway, Keller, 817-743-4000, to Ronald McDonald House. Nov. 24-Jan. 4. 100 Great cityofkeller.com/publicarts Wolf Drive, Grapevine, greatwolf.com/grapevine/deals/ Jewelry designed by artist Naomi Fron, snowland. including gold and gemstone creations, Star Warp with Le Theatre de Marionette All ages will is among the works on exhibit at Keller’s appreciate this parody marionette variety show featuring Got Talent Art Show. Through Nov. 30. iconic characters based on Han, Leia and Vader as well as Elm Street Studio fun, wild space creatures. Look for boogie storm troopers 139 S. Elm St., Keller, 817-562-2323, and an alien shooting Silly String, too. 10-10:45 a.m. elmstreetstudiokeller.com Nov. 19. Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., 3rd Floor, • “Bokeh” Fort Worth artist Juan 817-748-8243, cityofsouthlake.com. Velazquez merges traditional oil methods Bob Jones Nature Center Walk off your Thanksgiving and modern photographic influences feast, and learn all about wild turkeys. Hikers ages 12 and while playing with the contrast between older will take a 2-mile guided tour to Lake Grapevine and black-and-white backgrounds and a back, with opportunities to spot wild turkeys, white-tailed brightly colored subject. His work is on deer and other wildlife that call the Cross Timbers home. exhibit through Dec. 21. Artist’s reception Families with younger children will take a shorter guided 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16. hike on the Bluebird Trail and can create turkey crafts

EXHIBITS

afterward. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 23. $5; $2 ages 3 and younger. 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake, 817-491-6333, bjnc.org. Breakfast with Santa Join Mrs. Claus and her helpers for a full family breakfast, holiday crafts and photos with Santa Claus on the big stage. Parents must register with children. Seatings 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 1. $15; free for children under 2. The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, visitsouthlaketexas.com. Snacks with Santa Mrs. Claus and her bakery elves serve sweet snacks, holiday crafts and photo ops with Santa. Parents must register with children. 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1. $15, free for children under 2. The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, visitsouthlaketexas.com.

Blue Butterfly 3, 30 inches by 20 inches, oil on linen, by Juan Velazquez Image courtesy of Elm Street Studio


Compiled by Jan Batts

PERFORMANCES

Five homes fill the Colleyville Home Tour with Christmas spirit. Photos by Carol Wollin

HOLIDAY HOME TOURS

Christmas Tour of Homes, Trophy Club Tour homes are glitzed in seasonal finery for this Trophy Club Women’s Club fundraiser. Afterward, enjoy a silent auction and raffle, wine pull, hors d’oeuvres and desserts at Trophy Club Country Club. Proceeds benefit local charities. Tours 2-5 p.m.; after-tour celebration 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets $25 until Dec. 1 at Trophy Club Tom Thumb and Sassy Flamingo, Roanoke Pharmacy & Gifts or at mytcwc.org; $30 day-of at each home. Trophy Club Country Club, 500 Trophy Club Drive.

Holiday Home Tour, Colleyville Five homes decorated for the holidays will be featured in the annual Colleyville Woman’s Club event, and there’s a variety of styles to enjoy: a sparkly Western Christmas, an English manor in the Texas manner, a Georgian Christmas, a “home for the holidays” theme in a modern family home and a “Christmas tree house.” The event benefits the club’s philanthropic efforts. For locations, see c-w-c.org. Santa’s Sweet Stop, 6116 Legacy Estate Drive in Colleyville, offers holiday shopping from local vendors selling unique gifts. Red, white, pink and Marblestar

poinsettias in 6-inch pots will be available, as well as free tasty treats to sample, and Santa himself will make an appearance. 11 a.m.5 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets $25, in advance; $30, day-of. Order at c-w-c.org or purchase at Colleyville Albertson’s, Bear Creek Spirits & Wine, Market Street, Apple Annie’s in Hurst, The Christmas Shoppe in Southlake, or at any home on the tour. Raffle tickets, available at Santa’s Sweet Stop, are $5.

Apex Arts League The performing arts sponsor brings music and dance from Fort Worth and Dallas to your doorstep. 682-651-5026, apexartsleague.com • Fort Worth Opera: Hansel and Gretel This pop-up production of the fairy tale, performed in English, explores the perils of growing up. Reimagined for contemporary audiences, the hourlong opera features FWO-TCU Lesley Artists and a chorus of gingerbread children. $20 adults; $15 seniors and Apex members; $10 children. 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive. • Avant Chamber Ballet: Nutcracker: Short and Suite A one-hour program with Nutcracker excerpts and a new, short ballet to the Winter movement of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. $20 adults; $15 seniors and Apex members; $10 children. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake. • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Sounds of the Season An annual program of holiday favorites with musicians from the FWSO. $20 adults; $15 seniors and Apex members; $10 children. 7 p.m. Dec. 13. White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake.

GOOD CAUSES

Taste of Northeast Indulge in food and drink from more than 25 area restaurants, shop the gift market, view local artworks and groove to live music by BluPrint. There’s a silent auction, a gift card raffle and a wine pull. Proceeds benefit programs of the Arts Council Northeast. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $30 at the door (no advance tickets). Hurst Convention Center, 1601 Campus Drive, 817-285-5406, artscouncilnortheast.org. Christmas Is for Children Toy and Food Drive Help the Southlake fire and police departments provide a happy memory for children and families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration. Donate something a child wants or needs or something educational. Deposit unwrapped gifts for infants to teens or nonperishable food in the donation boxes located in the station lobbies. Food suggestions include spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, pancake mix and syrup. Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart and Kroger also are acceptable. Nov.17-Dec. 21. 100 E. Dove Road or 600 State St., Southlake, 817-748-8173, christmasisforchildren.com. Cowboy Christmas A new fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will feature dinner, dancing and more. This celebration emphasizes tables, not individual tickets, to help civic groups, neighborhood associations and businesses celebrate the holidays as they give to a great cause. 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Austin Ranch, 2009 Anderson Gibson Road. $1,000 for a table of 10. 817-300-8307 or email ruby.sellers@cancer.org.

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dining guide

This is a partial list of restaurants in the 76092 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. Also businesses that serve primarily dessert or do not offer complete meal service may not be listed due to space limitations. AMERICAN/ECLECTIC ••••••••••••••••••• Another Broken Egg Cafe A big breakfast menu features six varieties of Benedicts and eight gourmet omelets, plus cinnamonroll French toast, signature “biscuit beignets,” shrimp and grits, and brunch cocktails. Lunch dishes, too. Open 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. daily. Bicentennial Plaza 410 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-912-1506 anotherbrokenegg.com BJ’s Brewhouse Casual dining for lunch and dinner with an eclectic menu that offers everything from steaks to glutenfree pizza. Pair your pick with one of the many craft beers. 2201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-796-9990 bjsrestaurants.com Black Walnut Cafe This popular family-dining chain offers a menu of all-American crowd-pleasers: big breakfasts, sandwiches, pastas, tacos, pot roast and steaks, with a kids menu and a full bar. 1205 Church St. Colleyville 682-235-5100 blackwalnutcafe.com/colleyville Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery The first Tarrant location of an old Dallas favorite, this big, upscale family restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, emphasizing baked goods and comfort foods (burgers, meatloaf, pork chops and breakfast fare all day). The connected Quarter Bar offers the same menu in a barroom. 3000 State Highway 114 Trophy Club 469-283-6903 breadwinnerscafe.com Bread Zeppelin This latest counter-service salad restaurant has a fun twist: You can order any entree salad (there’s a menu of 12, or build your own from dozens of ingredients) served in a hollowed-out baguette, making a zeppelin-shaped salad sandwich. 260 N. Kimball Ave. Southlake 817-251-1856 breadzeppelinsalads.com The Classic at Roanoke An on-site garden helps ensure the freshness of ingredients in Charles Youts’ lunch and dinner menus. Enjoy everything from a mixed grill to the catch of the day, and don’t miss the extensive wine list. 504 N. Oak St. Roanoke 817-430-8185 theclassiccafe.com

Craft & Vine Taproom and Eatery In this new second-story spot along Roanoke’s downtown strip, an enormous tap wall features 72 brews and wines, while the bar turns out craft cocktails. Pair sips with charcuterie or a selection of thoughtful shared plates. The rooftop patio is a treat. 310 S. Oak St., #300 Roanoke 817-464-8181 craftandvine.restaurant Del Frisco’s Grille There’s something for everyone via the menu of prime steaks, gourmet burgers, seafood, numerous wine choices and specialty drinks. Southlake Town Square 1200 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-410-3777 delfriscosgrille.com Duff’s Famous Wings Authentic chicken wings including some truly spicy versions. 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-421-8181 duffstx.com FnG Eats Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose from the extensive menu. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches go beyond the norm and the substantial entrees feature great price points. 201 Town Center Lane, #1101 Keller 817-741-5200 fngeats.com Great Harvest Bread Co. & Cafe In a homey modern country room, you’ll find an all-day oasis for house-made savory and sweet breads; morning muffins and scones; and sandwiches, salads and grain bowls at lunch and dinner. Locally roasted AVOCA coffee and craft beer and wine, too. 1241 E. State Highway 114, #160 Southlake 817-488-9313 ghsouthlake.com Great Scott In a space with a California wine-country feel, this “meatery” serves stellar charcuterie boards with house-made sausages and pickled vegetables. Small plates and entrees emphasize wholeanimal butchery and items grilled over wood or roasted in a woodfueled oven. Wine, craft beer and cocktails, too. 1701 Cross Roads Drive Grapevine 817-717-7701 greatscottrestaurant.com

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Mac’s on Main Find everything from prime rib and chicken-fried steak alongside new and lighter options, such as poached cod and grilled red snapper. 909 S. Main St., #110 Grapevine 817-251-6227 macsteak.com Mangos Breakfast Brunch This breakfast cafe offers more than 15 omelet varieties, plus skillets, crepes, waffles and the like, and a huge selection of burgers, panini and other sandwiches for lunch. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-329-0123 Mason & Dixie The new location in downtown Grapevine offers more seating but the same from-scratch cooking in a comfortable space filled with homey touches. Open only at lunch for now; look for popular sandwiches such as the house-made pimento cheese and fig panini. Desserts are a must. 603 S. Main St., #303 Grapevine 817-707-2111 masonanddixietx.com Modern Market The emphasis is on health and nutritional disclosure, with inventive made-from-scratch pizzas, sandwiches and salads served in a light-filled dining room. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #260 682-651-7106 modmarket.com Redrock Canyon Grill Roasted chicken from a woodburning rotisserie, smoked salmon, barbecue ribs and the big open kitchen are highlights at this spot that features big portions of American and Southwest fare. 2221 E. Southlake Blvd., #360 817-912-1510 redrockcanyongrill.com Seven Mile Cafe An outlet of a popular Denton restaurant, this breakfast and lunch spot in Keller’s old downtown has a large menu of specialty coffee drinks (using Stumptown beans), egg dishes, pancakes, burgers and sandwiches, with plenty of healthy and vegetarian choices. 110 W. Vine St. Keller 817-379-3186 sevenmilecafe.com

Snappy Salads The focus is on entree salads, such as the popular grilled avocado and the yellowfin tuna, or build your own. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd., #180 817-251-8888 snappysalads.com Trio New American Cuisine Chef Jason Harper offers an impressive and focused menu of specialty sandwiches and salads at lunch and eclectic appetizers and seasonal entrees at dinner. Now open Tuesday through Saturday, with a varied wine list. All desserts are house-made. 8300 Precinct Line Road, #104 Colleyville 817-503-8440 trionewamerican.com Wildwood Grill Upscale meets casual at this woodfired grill. Choose from 25 wines by the glass with grilled steak, fish, chops and flatbreads. 2700 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-2100 wildwoodsouthlake.com ASIAN/SUSHI ••••••••••••••••••• Cowtown Sushi Expect generous-sized sushi and sashimi plates, tempura, grilled orders, teriyaki and salads. 2225 W. Southlake Blvd., #411 817-310-0089 cowtownsushi.com Golden China This classic Chinese-American restaurant has generous portions and attentive service. 2105 W. Southlake Blvd., #201 817-416-1185 goldenchinasouthlake.com H&H Noodle At this strip-shopping-center spot, the varied menu offers traditional Vietnamese pho, steamed dumplings and spring rolls. 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., #D 817-251-9237 hhnoodle.com Howard Wang’s China Grill Enjoy a varied menu of Asian and Asian-fusion dishes — from satays to stir fries to bulgogi to vegetarianfriendly dishes — in a stylish setting complete with cozy patio dining. Sample specialty cocktails at the sleek bar. Shops of Southlake 1471 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-4666 hwrestaurants.com

Lava 10 Navigate a large menu of Asian and Asian-fusion specialties including sushi, curries, Thai soups, rice and noodle dishes and lunchtime bento boxes. 401 E. State Highway 114 Grapevine 817-329-5282 lava10.com Malai Kitchen A second location of the Uptown Dallas favorite brings stylish Thai and Vietnamese including drunken noodles, iron pot green curry chicken and Massaman braised lamb shank. Interesting brunch dishes and house-made beers, along with a full bar, too. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #220 817-251-9141 malaikitchen.com RA Sushi A very large selection of sushi and Japanese fusion dishes in a swank, loud, high-energy environment. Choose from the extensive cocktail and sake menu, too. Dine indoors or on the patio. Park Village 1131 E. Southlake Blvd., Bldg. L 817-601-9590 rasushi.com Sai Fine Asian Bistro The talented chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin (formerly of Bite in Fort Worth and Pakpao in Dallas) brings global Asian to Colleyville, with a menu that blends street dishes like fried rice and yakisoba noodles with upscale dishes like Massaman short rib, five-spice duck and shrimp lemongrass risotto. 5005 Colleyville Blvd., #240 682-325-4050 sai-restaurant.com Shogun Hibachi Entertainment and dinner are part of the package at Shogun. Guests gather around a large flat-top grill where dinner is prepared before them. Sushi and bento boxes, too. 2970 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-0300 southlakeshogun.com Sushi Sam This beloved family sushi restaurant is a rare find in Southlake. Specialty sushi rolls are named for frequent flyers of the traditional sushi bar. 500 W. Southlake Blvd., #138 817-410-1991 sushisam.net


Sushi Zen Japanese Bistro This modest Japanese fast-food restaurant originated in Wylie. Quick, quality Japanese cuisine comes with an ample wine selection. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-749-0900 gosushizen.com Sushi Zushi Indulge in a variety of generously sized sushi and Japanese items with Latin influences. An attentive staff complements Sushi Zushi’s food and upscale atmosphere. Southlake Town Square 1420 E. Southlake Blvd., #168 817-310-3191 sushizushi.com Thai Chili Enjoy shareable appetizers such as veggie tempura or spring rolls along with filling entrees of curries, rice and noodle dishes at lunch and dinner. 210 S. U.S. Highway 377 Roanoke 682-502-4843 thaichilitx.com BAKERIES/ DELIS/TREATS ••••••••••••••••••• Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Colleyville residents are flocking to this import from Tennessee that offers Southern pies in full and miniature versions, including the bestselling I-40 (pecan, chocolate and coconut). Try the Cloud 9, a unique twist on a pie a la mode. 4712 Colleyville Blvd., #160 817-581-7437 buttermilkskypie.com Cinnaholic Luscious gourmet cinnamon rolls finished to order with your selections from a long list of flavored frostings and sprinkled toppings. Astonishingly, all ingredients are 100 percent vegan. 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., #102 817-749-0246 cinnaholic.com Corner Bakery Cafe What began as a bakery has become a go-to spot to grab a breakfast pastry, sandwich, salad, soup or pasta. Family-friendly service with a covered patio. Southlake Town Square 100 State St. 817-329-1127 cornerbakerycafe.com Elegant Cakery This bakery offers tempting specialoccasion cakes including petits fours and cupcakes. The cakes are works of art, and services include special orders and wedding cakes. 2364 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-488-7580 elegantcakery.com

Gigi’s Cupcakes A cupcake mecca with about 30 varieties in rotation weekly, most with gourmet ingredients and decorations piled high. Design a custom batch for your celebration. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #208 817-320-1902 gigiscupcakesusa.com Main Street Bistro & Bakery Known for baked goods, decadent breakfasts and solid lunches. Dinner is an adventure. Look for everything from house-made gnocchi to roasted duck breast. 316 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-424-4333 themainbakery.com McAlister’s Deli Break the fast-food habit with fresh sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, soups and sweets. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #110 Southlake 817-310-5570 mcalistersdeli.com Milwaukee Joe’s This locally owned spot has nearly two dozen flavors of homemade gourmet ice cream, sorbets and custards that can be ordered in waffle-type or fancy cones. Southlake Town Square 1417 Main St. 817-251-1667 milwaukeejoesicecream.com Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundt cakes for all occasions are baked fresh daily and come in mini and full-size versions with the signature cream-cheese icing. 339 N. Carroll Ave. Southlake 817-416-6228 nothingbundtcakes.com Rita’s Italian Ice In addition to frozen custard, Rita’s offers other cool treats, including Italian ice, custard cookie sandwiches, milkshakes and gelati. 410 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-251-8811 ritasice.com BARBECUE ••••••••••••••••••• Feedstore BBQ & More A popular spot for hickory-smoked barbecue, Feedstore’s service line is fast and efficient. Eat in, on the patio or get your order to go. 530 S. White Chapel Blvd. Southlake 817-488-1445 feedstorebbq.com

Meat U Anywhere BBQ Best bets on the by-the-pound menu include German or jalapeñocheddar sausage, St. Louis-style ribs and brisket. 919 W. Northwest Highway Grapevine 817-251-1227; 91 Trophy Club Drive Trophy Club 682-237-7854 meatuanywhere.com BURGERS ••••••••••••••••••• Five Guys Burgers and Fries Sandwiches and hot dogs also are available. Burgers come in two sizes with a variety of toppings. Southlake Town Square 242 State St. 817-416-9726 fiveguys.com Hopdoddy Burger Bar Upscale chain brings a big menu of burgers made with high-quality meats (Angus beef, Americanmade kobe, bison, ahi tuna) and interesting toppings. Southlake Town Square 1230 Main St. 817-310-6000 hopdoddy.com Kincaid’s Hamburgers Natural vegetarian-fed, preservativefree meat that is cut and ground fresh daily makes a superior burger. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #101 Southlake 817-416-2573 kincaidshamburgers.com LA Burger Inspired by the fusion food trucks of Los Angeles, this locally based chain brings Korean flavors (kimchi, bulgogi beef) to its signature K Town burger, Seoul dogs and fries. Classic burger styles and veggie options abound, too. 1540 Keller Parkway, #107 682-593-0890 la-burger.com Snuffer’s Enjoy burgers or homestyle platters such as fried chicken. And don’t skip the cheddar fries. Southlake Town Square 431 Grand Ave. East 817-410-9811 snuffers.com CAJUN ••••••••••••••••••• Copeland’s of New Orleans Enjoy a mashup of Cajun, Creole and American tastes in a festive upscale atmosphere. Southlake Town Square 1400 Plaza Place 817-305-2199 copelandsofneworleans.com

INDIAN ••••••••••••••••••• Minerva Indian Cuisine The former Ista has reopened with a new name. Tandoori specials are a must-try, as are traditional curry and masala dishes with multiple vegetarian options. 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., #B 817-421-0305 minervasouthlake.com

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine A pizza concept inspired by Brazilian steakhouse service. Pay a set price and enjoy unlimited slices of pizzas such as crispy pancetta and grapes, steak and gorgonzola, and flambéed bananas with dulce de leche. Wine and cocktails, too. 2001 W. Southlake Blvd., #103 682-477-4040 delucca.com

Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine Get fried samosas and all the usual curries here, but the menu ranges wider than that, with a list of lamb and goat specialties, sizzling tandoori platters and lentil dishes in many colors. Kids menu and wine, beer and cocktails, too, in an elegant redo of a former sports-bar space. 3311 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-251-0663 mughlaidfw.com

Farina’s Winery & Cafe Chill out with a glass of wine or beer and pizza. Or try one of the Italian specialties such as chicken Marsala or a substantial salad. The atmosphere is friendly. 420 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-9095 farinaswinery.com

ITALIAN/PIZZA ••••••••••••••••••• Armend’s Restaurante This family-friendly pizza place is more like Naples but prides itself on New York-style thin crust. 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., #101 817-251-0270 armends.com Brio Tuscan Grille Enjoy a drink on the patio or at the outdoor bar while dining on grilled meat or fish, substantial salads, flatbreads or pastas. The dessert trio is a post-movie must-share. Southlake Town Square 1431 Plaza Place 817-310-3136 brioitalian.com Buca di Beppo A lively atmosphere complements the authentic Northern and Southern Italian food of Buca di Beppo. 2701 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-749-6262 bucadibeppo.com Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar Family-owned, this wine bar features thin-crust pizza prepared in a coal-fired oven, plus a selection of appetizers and entrees such as chicken Parmesan and fish. Gluten-free options are available. Shops of Southlake 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., #301 817-310-0850 coalvines.com

i Fratelli Thin-crusted pizza plus housemade marinara sauce, meatballs and salad dressings. Take it home or have it delivered. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-0990 ifratellipizza.com il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar Choose from a range of modern and traditional Italian specialties including carpaccio crusted with black pepper, old-school vegetable minestrone and pizzas. The entrees are substantial, ranging from grilled meats to a meaty pork shank. 1281 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-251-8798 ilcalabrese.com Loveria Caffe This Colleyville restaurant and emporium’s subtitle is Taste of Italy. Three natives of Ravenna, Italy, are serving up Italian-grandmother food such as pastas, meatballs made from sirloin and tenderloin, and grazing items such as salumi and flatbreads. 5615 Colleyville Blvd., #410 817-893-5880 loveriacaffe.com Ristorante Mulino This small neighborhood restaurant is an instant hit with big pasta plates, Neapolitan pizzas, a heavenly tiramisu and a BYOB policy. 1125 Davis Blvd., #450 Southlake 817-329-2071 mulinotx.com

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This is a partial list of restaurants in the 76092 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. Also businesses that serve primarily dessert only or do not offer complete meal service may not be listed due to space limitations. Ruggeri’s Italian Ristorante Expect classic food in a comfortable setting, from starters of baked oysters and toasted ravioli to hearty pasta dishes to specials including a meaty veal chop and sweetbreads with mushrooms. Service is smooth. 32 Village Lane, #100 Colleyville 817-503-7373 ruggeriweb.com SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Choose from pizza, salad, panini and entree recipes from Kansas City celebrity chef Michael Smith. Pies are cooked in a wood-fired oven and incorporate artisan toppings. Local craft beers and house-made sangria fill the beverage menu. Southlake Town Square 1586 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-416-7746 spinpizza.com Taverna Rossa The energy is high at this popular spinoff of a Plano favorite. Pair an artisan pizza — ingredients include locally made bacon and sausage, stout-braised brisket, and balsamic tomatoes — with a pick from the long list of craft beers. Park Village 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., #300 817-809-4533 tavernarossa.com MEDITERRANEAN ••••••••••••••••••• Luna Grill Fast-casual service and Mediterranean staples like kebabs, falafel and wraps. Grass-fed, hormone-free meats, organic produce and vegetarian options are highlights. Park Village 1141 E. Southlake Blvd., #530 817-488-8811 lunagrill.com TruFire Kitchen & Bar Bistro setting with a menu of mainly Italian and Mediterranean dishes including pizzas, pastas and salads. Gluten-free dishes available along with craft cocktails. Southlake Town Square 1239 Main St. 817-488-6280 trufire.us Zoe’s Kitchen This fast-casual restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired comfort food from hummus plates to shrimp tabbouleh salad to specialty kebabs. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-5900 zoeskitchen.com

MEXICAN/LATIN ••••••••••••••••••• Anamia’s Tex-Mex Dependable for its fresh, highquality ingredients; don’t miss the popular Sunday brunch. 2980 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-0100 anamias.com Anna’s Mexican Grill Homestyle Tex-Mex ranging from tableside guacamole to combo specialties. Brunch, lunch, dinner. 1009 Cheek-Sparger Road, #122A Colleyville 817-281-0747 annasmexicangrill.com Boca 31 Seek out this simple counterservice spot in Keller Town Center for vibrant Latin street food such as yucca fries, chicken pastor tacos, and empanadas filled with pork chile verde or guava and cream cheese. 101 Town Center Lane, #117 Keller 682-593-8111 boca31.com Chiloso Mexican Bistro This quick-casual place offers build-your-own burritos, tacos and bowls, but also interesting specialties including the signature grilled avocados topped any way you want and served atop queso. Daily breakfast, too. 2251 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-488-7773 chilosomexicanbistro.com Chuy’s The Austin-based chain offers kitschy decor and specialties like stacked blue corn tortilla enchiladas layered with chicken and tomatillo sauce. 1221 E. State Highway 114, #100 Southlake 817-421-2489 chuys.com Cristina’s Fine Mexican Authentic, homestyle Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine is served in a lively atmosphere. Catering and private parties available. 2707 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-488-2095 cristinasmex.com Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano We can make a meal from the nachos menu, but then we’d miss out on the carne asada or brisket tacos. Located in a renovated home just off the historic district. 124 E. Worth St. Grapevine 817-481-4668 esparzastexas.com

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Gloria’s Latin Cuisine This outpost of a popular upscale Latin chain serves stylish plates — some with Salvadoran touches like yucca and plantain — in a bit of a nightlife atmosphere, at least at dinner. Lunch and brunch, too. Park Village 1121 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-305-0000 gloriascuisine.com Mesa Outpost of Dallas favorite brings Veracruz-style coastal Mexican fare including seafood dishes, a fantastic mole sauce, enchilada plates and a kids menu. Good cocktails and a large patio. 1000 Texan Trail, #130 Grapevine 817-329-1144 mesagrapevine.com Mi Cocina Upscale chain featuring refined, sleek surroundings and a contemporary Tex-Mex menu. Southlake Town Square 1276 Main St. 817-410-6426 micocinarestaurants.com Mi Dia From Scratch A blend of flavors borrowed from Santa Fe and Mexico City-style cuisine along with classic Tex-Mex cooking permeates the menu here, from stacked enchiladas to the cochinita pibil to the relleno stuffed with huitlacoche. 1295 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-421-4747 midiafromscratch.com Torchy’s Tacos There’s always a line at this outpost of the Austin chain with over-thetop taco fillings like fried avocado or guajillo-seared ahi tuna. Breakfast tacos, beer, margaritas and possibly the best queso in town, too. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-601-2880 torchystacos.com SEAFOOD ••••••••••••••••••• Bonefish Grill Market-fresh fish and other woodgrilled specialties are the main draw; the lively bar offers specialty drinks along with a select menu. 1201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-421-3263 bonefishgrill.com Fish City Grill This neighborhood restaurant serves classic Southern seafood items including shrimp and grits, fried pickles and bayou gumbo. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #130 817-748-0456 fishcitygrill.com

Rockfish Seafood Grill Don’t miss the fish tacos or ahi tuna nachos. Or try a chef-inspired dish such as the seafood pot pie. Southlake Town Square 228 State St. 817-442-0131 rockfish.com Shuck Me Fried seafood heaven, with big baskets of shrimp, oysters and catfish served in supremely casual digs. Grilled fare, chowders and tacos, too. 585 Randol Mill Ave. Southlake 817-748-2563 shuckme.net Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House Sophisticated diners look for fresh stone crab, quality beef and a fine wine list. Southlake Town Square 1420 Plaza Place 817-912-0500 trulucks.com The Wharf Steak and Seafood Chef-owner Erin Miller dressed this elegant space with a bit of Irish flair. The menu boasts crabcakes, a lobster bisque with cognac, luscious pan-seared salmon, and surf-and-turf and steak dishes. 310 S. Oak St. Roanoke 682-237-2444 thewharfsteakandseafood.com STEAKS ••••••••••••••••••• Bob’s Steak & Chop House Beef is king here along with classic steakhouse pairings: wedge salad, baked potato, creamed spinach and, of course, Bob’s signature big carrot. 1255 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-481-5555 bobs-steakandchop.com Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse Fresh seafood and daily chef specials in addition to its popular grain-fed aged prime beef. 3305 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-410-2221 kirbyssteakhouse.com Old Hickory Steakhouse Located inside the Gaylord Texan Resort, it’s a destination for those seeking out its signature Black Angus. You’ll need time to peruse the lengthy wine menu. Dinner only. 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine 817-778-2280 marriott.com

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Monster chops and prime steaks in a huge upscale setting. Tableside presentations, a much-awarded wine list and the beloved Bar 79 are hits. 2400 W. State Highway 114 Grapevine perryssteakhouse.com WINE BARS/PUBS ••••••••••••••••••• Brass Tap A Southlake franchisee is behind this craft beer bar with 68 taps and 140 brews in cans and bottles. Food includes pretzels, burgers and flatbreads, and wine and spirits are available, too. Open very late. 856 E. State Highway 114 Roanoke 682-237-7780 brasstapbeerbar.com/roanoke The Ginger Man Enjoy an extensive beer menu along with French-dip sandwiches and soft pretzels. 1512 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-778-8846 thegingerman.com Messina Hof Check out four wine-tasting spaces including a pair of wine bars with nine wines on tap. Relax in the lounge areas and sample white, red, rosé and dessert wines by the flight, glass or bottle, as well as small plates for snacking. Southlake Town Square 201 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-8463 messinahof.com Sloan & Williams Winery Enjoy award-winning wines along with a menu of imported cheeses and meats, coconut shrimp, crab cakes and rolls at both the original location and now the new addition of this Grapevine winery. 112 E. Texas St. 817-527-7868; 401 S. Main St. 817-527-7867 Grapevine; sloanwilliams.com Umbra Winery Settle in at the long bar or get comfortable on one of the sofas. Plates to share include bruschetta, antipasto, gourmet cheeses and hummus. 415 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-421-2999 umbrawinery.com


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You would even say it glows About 40 skilled artisans from China descend on Grapevine each autumn to create one of our favorite holiday traditions: the ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. This team of sculptors bundles up every day for a solid month and goes to work rendering a winter wonderland out of more than 2 million pounds of colored ice. Here, one artist shapes the big, friendly eyes of a storybook reindeer, part of this year’s new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer theme. We loved getting a rare behind-the-scenes peek at this project in progress — it’s largely kept under wraps each year until its debut. The public is invited to join the magic beginning Nov. 9. Photo by Jeffrey Wooten

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