Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On Location #38 - TNT's Dallas Episodes 12 -14

It's been a while since we've kept up with the Ewings but season 2 has been over for a while and it's high time we tracked them down.  The next few episodes didn't have a whole lot of exterior scenes (at least not a lot that weren't at Southfork).  So with that in mind, and in the interest of catching up, we've got one location from each of the next three episodes.

Starting in episode 12, John Ross gets out of Rebecca's car on the south side of downtown:

This is essentially at Young St. and Evergreen.  There's not a whole lot there.  Not a great place for a trust fund kid to get dropped off but there's plenty of room for camera equipment.  In the background yo can see Mercantile Place (with the big clock).

In episode 13 the Ewing's prime witness was stashed away at a hotel:

At first I thought it might be this Holiday Inn off of Inwood & 1-35 or possibly this one off of 1-30 in east Dallas but it looks like this one west of downtown on I-30 and Cockrill Hill seems to be the match:

And in the 14th episode Drew picks up a big rig in south Dallas:

In the background you can see Reunion Tower and a good portion of the Dallas skyline.

That'll have to tide you over for now.  Hopefully I can get through the rest of season 2 before season 3 starts...but no guarantees.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dr Pepper Sweet Potatoes

Let's make some Dr Pepper Sweet Potatoes.  To start, you have to make sure you use the Dr Pepper that is made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.  This used to be the purview of Dublin, TX but now you can find sugar sweetened DP at most grocery stores.

I'm usually not one for formal recipes so I won't bother with listing ingredients and giving measurements.  That's no way to live.  Here's the first few things you'll need:

First peel, cube and steam your sweet potatoes until the are fork tender.

Next pour four of the bottles of Dr Pepper into a pot along with a few pats of butter and a few squirts of honey and bring to a boil.  The goal is to evaporate most of the liquid and caramelize the sugar.

Add in the juice from a lemon, a few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce and Soy Sauce (and/or Tabasco if you like).  Once it reduces down to a sauce consistency add the cooked sweet potatoes and combine.

Serve a generous portion alongside just about anything.

Now let's eat!