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The Grape Is, and Should Be, a Landmark

2019-09-16

"There isn't a better place to sit in the city when you're there. You're sitting better than anyone around: The lights behind the bar twinkle, refracting through bottles. The blue-and-white checkered tile is smooth and perfectly accepting of a solo diner.... In October, the Grape will close for good. There are memories to grieve over. We’ll miss the simplest things: warmed bread with marble-white butter, unbelievably creamy, with a light snow of Maldon sea salt, the cheeseburger. It’s the end of a landmark because of its tried-and-true focus on the good, warming stuff. The real old dishes, unblemished by time and age, were championed at the Grape. Mussels and garlic kept us sane. Pommes frites didn’t care what it looked like in portrait mode. Through the evolution of Lower Greenville, the Grape has been a mainstay. There was a sense of intimacy and comfort in the dining space. It's almost…
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Dallas' brunch scene suffers jolting casualty on Greenville Avenue

2019-02-19

"After much consideration and some applied mathematics, I have decided to discontinue Sunday Brunch service at The Grape Restaurant. Sunday, February 24th will be our final brunch service," Luscher says in a statement. "The Grape is doing fine," he says. "No need to jump to any conclusions or prognosticate as to our demise. I'm just making a business decision; one that we did not take lightly."  Read more...
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Why The Grape Is Giving Up on Sunday Brunch

2019-02-19

In 2007, Brian Luscher bought The Grape, a long-running Greenville Avenue bistro where Luscher worked as executive chef. One of his first orders of business as owner of a restaurant that has been open since 1972 was launching Sunday brunch. Now, 11 years later, he's doing something equally bold in a city that's known for its fervent adoration of brunch: He's killing it...  Read more
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Why pink wines are perfect for your holiday meals and parties

2019-01-30

"Before we dismiss rosé wines as a trendy summertime drink with its own hashtags and T-shirts, hold on a minute. Rosés, it turns out, go with foods well into the fall and winter holidays. Really. " Read Courtney's interview and wine recommendations in the Dallas News. https://www.dallasnews.com/life/wine-spirits/2018/12/18/pink-wines-perfect-holiday-meals-parties    
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The Grape has been voted one of the "20 Best Restaurants in Dallas" by Condé Nast Traveller.

2018-11-14

"If you learn one thing from this list, let it be that the city is made up of so much more than barbecue and Tex-Mex. Dallas chefs are bold and not afraid to try new things, and as a result, a list of elite establishments have risen to the top of the food chain, covering casual to fine dining, creative menus, and everything else..." Read more: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-restaurants-in-dallas
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