June 20 Preview: Marie LeNotre, Alpha Estate

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Marie LeNotre, who has helped her husband Alain build the LeNotre Culinary Institute to train chefs, cooks and other restaurant employees, has a new book out that talks candidly about her life’s search for meaning as well as for excellent cuisine. She joins us to talk about her journey. In our Grape and Grain segment, we taste and talk about the lovely wines of Alpha Estate.

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

June 6 Podcast: Four Seasons, Via Real

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We are in Irving this week. It’s a fascinating subset of the Dallas-Fort Worth area known as the Metroplex and home to the sophisticated Las Colinas real estate development. We certainly head there first, for a classy wine and food pairing lesson from acclaimed sommelier James Tidwell and the chefs he works with every day at the Four Seasons Resort. And as we would, we taste and talk about an Irving tradition, Via Real, with the charming lady who found herself in the restaurant business decades ago – found herself in more ways than one.

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/106200655/delicious-mischief-podcast-6-6-15.htm?

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

May 30 Show: Travaasa, Rust en Frede

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We’re just outside Austin this week – in the lake country as much as the hill country, checking out a new food truck fielded by the ever-innovative Travaasa  Experiential  Resort & Spa. We join the chef inside the truck and learn to cook great things to be served handed through the window. Now THAT’S experiential.  In our Grape & Grain segment, we settle in at Spec’s for a lively (and colorfully accented!) taste and talk about South African wines with the winemaker from Rust en Frede.

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

May 23 Show: Virginia Willis, Brumont Wine

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On this week’s Delicious Mischief, we learn to “Lighten Up, Y’all” – that is, enjoy Deep South cuisine without at least some of the traditional calories and fat – with veteran cookbook author Virginia Willis. Virginia is a ton of fun to boot. In our Grape and Grain segment, we taste and talk about the wonderful French wines of Brumont. All that and more on Delicious Mischief.

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/105656788/delicious-mischief-podcast-5-23-15.htm?

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You All About It!

 

May 16 Preview: Punch Bowl, Gambero Rosso

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A certain kind of high-energy eating and drinking reaches its logical extreme in Austin (perhaps to no one’s surprise), at a place called Punch Bowl Social. We spend time chatting with the concept’s very passionate chef about why the food makes Punch Bowl a good deal more than Chucky Cheese’s with alcohol. In our Grape & Grain segment, we taste and talk our way through a special trade show devoted to the wines of Italy. We’ve certainly been known to love those more than a little.

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

May 9 Show: Salvation Pizza, Quivira Wines

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Salvation may come to us in many forms in different parts of the world. But in Austin, we’re pleased to report, it comes in the form of pizza. Not only that, in our visit we learn just why Salvation Pizza in the hip Rainey Street district considers itself “New Haven-style.” In our Grape & Grain segment, we taste and talk about the wines of Quivira.

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/104941920/delicious-mischief-podcast-5-9-15.htm?

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

May 2 Podcast: N.O. Jazzfest with Appetite

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For this special edition of Delicious Mischief, we are not only in New Orleans – we are actually broadcasting from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And while the music will be high-profile and nonstop, we focus (of course) on some of the best things to eat and drink at Jazzfest – and on the vendors who make sure we keep coming back hungry, year after year. It may get kind of filling, so be ready to loosen your belt.

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/104673399/delicious-mischief-podcast-5-2-15.htm

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

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April 25 Podcast: Kiran’s, Seghesio Wines

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We’re in Houston this week – paying a visit to our favorite Indian chef, and one of our favorite any kind of chef, Kiran Verma of Kiran’s. We learn how some of the world’s most exotic spice combinations (no, Indian food isn’t usually hot) produce some of finest wine pairings we’ve ever tasted. And as though to prove it, in our Grape and Grain segment we settle in for a tasting and talk with Pete Seghesio about the wines that carry his family’s name.

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/104499359/delicious-mischief-podcast-4-25-15.htm

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

April 18 Preview: Absinthe, Fiddlehead Wines

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We’re in New Orleans this week, learning about a new, multi-faceted program at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum aimed at celebrating the quirky tradition of absinthe.  In our Grape & Grain segment, we settle in for a tasting chat with winemaker Kathy Joseph of Fiddlehead Cellars – who clearly enjoys expressing some of the best that both California and Oregon have to offer.

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

April 11 Podcast: Amalfi, Rutini Wines

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This week we take two very different routes into the heart of Italian flavors, starting with a tasting with chef-owner Giancarlo Ferrara at his new Amalfi Ristorante in Houston, celebrating the foods of his beautiful native region. In our Grape and Grain segment, we taste the wines of Rutini, which definitely wear Italian-ness on their sleeve – except that the family moved to Mendoza, Argentina, a long time ago and started making wines with Malbec.

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/104112350/delicious-mischief-podcast-4-11-15.htm 

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

HOUSTON Saturdays 2-3 p.m., News Talk 1070 KNTH

DALLAS Saturdays 7-8 p.m., 570 KLIF

 

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

Our 25th Year of Eating, Drinking and Telling You About It!

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