Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten and Kyle Kosier Hang at Lonesome Dove in Fort Worth

Dallas Cowboy Kyle Kosier, Chef Tim Love, Belvedere Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology Claire Smith and Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten.

FOOD & WINE and Belvedere teamed up for an event in Ft. Worth, Texas, as a third in a series of “Curators of Taste” dinners. Last night, F&W’s restaurant editor Kate Krader and chef Tim Love co-hosted a cocktail pairing dinner for Ft. Worth and Dallas tastemakers at Love’s restaurant, Lonesome Dove.  Attendees sampled Love’s creations paired with cocktails created by Belvedere’s Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology Claire Smith.  Attendees include Christina Grdovic from FOOD & WINE, Dallas Cowboys football players Kyle Kosier and Jason Witten, former football player and wine bar owner Rick Dudley and his wife Melissa, and chefs/restaurateurs Kent Rathbun, Brian Forella, Brian Olenjack, and Michael Thomson.

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FOOD & WINE's Christina Grdovic, Chef Tim Love, FOOD & WINE's Kate Krader and Belvedere's Claire Smith
Belvedere's Claire Smith shares a cocktail with Ricky and Melissa Dudley. Ricky is a former football player and owns Wine Loft in South Lake.
Guests at Lonesome Dove on Wednesday night enjoy Belvedere cocktails outside before dinner.


  • Chuck

    Hola Nancy, I believe he spells it “Witten”. Oh, and is Kent Rathbaum similar to chef Kent Rathbun?

  • Worzel Gummidge

    Is Kent Rathbaum a buddy of Norman Greenbaum?

  • Do research

    Yes, his last name is spelled Witten. Takes only a few seconds to google a person to check the spelling of a person’s last name etc..

  • Good lord, I am sorry about the typos. I copy and pasted and ran out the door.

  • Rob

    and it’s Rickey Dudley and if you haven’t been to The Wine Loft, it’s a great place to get a glass of wine 🙂

  • Ripper

    This is blind solicitation for the Super Bowl $$$$$$ Love Rathbun B team