We’re off for the holidays. Be back on Jan. 2. See you then!Read More
Rise n°1, a 92-seat “salon de soufflé” and wine bar, is set to open on January 8th in Inwood Village. I can’t wait cuz I love French food and there isn’t any in Dallas, and I love soufflés. I hope you can BYOChampagne. Then my life would pretty much be perfect.
Here’s a nice change of pace from the typical turkey and trimmings. Knox-Henderson Italian restaurant Il Sole is preparing a special Christmas Eve four-course dinner (with wine pairings) inspired by the movie “Big Night.” Best of all? It’s only $35 per person.Read More
Scott over at dallasfood.org has once again taken on Noka, the high-end chocolate-slinger, by pointing out that, by his estimations, the markup on some of their product is 4,444%. Somebody call the Pentagon, they’ve been bested. Anywhoo, I never want to be on the wrong side of this guy. Great investigative reporting and a great read. Go, fight, […]Read More
Thanks to all the legal beagles who, like the paparazzi in LA, watch the list of daily legal filings for pleasure. This morning my inbox was full of messages alerting me to legal action against Bob Sambol, owner of Bob’s Steak & Chophouse on Lemmon Ave. Just minutes ago, I received a copy of the […]Read More
Ever wonder what could elevate Dom Perignon Champagne to a status symbol amongst both balding gents in suits and gold-toothed rappers? Well now is your chance to find out. Stop by Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits today from 4:30 to 6:30 to taste Dom’s new releases for free. In case you don’t know, the shop […]Read More
This post is not a product endorsement although when Wholly Guacamole dropped off samples at the office, Timmy ate a whole bag while chanting “this is guuuud.” But now that the company is an official sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys, I thought I’d bring this forward. Enter at your own risk.Read More
Hey kids, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s tamale season. I get my fill at La Popular (5004 Columbia Ave. 214-824-7617). (Actually Mi Cocina makes a yummy one.) Where do you get yours? Share please.
If you thought the book Fast Food Nation was scary, wait until you see the movie Future of Food. It’s all about genetically engineered foods, the disturbing new trend in food production. GMOs are already here and you can expect to see more every day. Slow Food Dallas is sponsoring a screening of the film at […]Read More
Good people, this poor man needs your help: My wife drinks dirty martinis, just vodka and olive juice. Most bars just pour the juice off the olives. We do the same thing at home, but end up with a jar of dry olives. At the Mansion last week, the bartender had a bottle of olive […]Read More
Rouge, that darling little tapas place on Lovers near Inwood is gone. And Spike in Mockingbird Station? Nobody answers the phone and the website is down.
I went to Gui a couple of weeks ago for lunch, and while I can’t vouch for much beyond the Bento Box special, I can report that the food is better than the restaurant’s name would imply. (Really? Gui? As in, “gooey”?) I has the “pot of fire” or whatever it was called. Tender short-rib […]Read More
I’ve been anti-Gui without trying it for a few weeks now based solely on its cursed location (Yellow, Tutto, Temptations, etc. have died within months at the same locale). The second warning sign came when my friend ate there and proclaimed the sushi “amazing.” Wait–I thought Gui was supposed to be Korean? Anyway, Chowhounds are […]Read More
Just drove down McKinney Ave and passed Alberto Lombardi’s newest spot, La Cubanita. I’ve been looking forward to this opening because a) I like the atmosphere at Lombardi’s other restos Toulouse, Taverna, and Sangria, and b) as far as I know (which is NOT far), there isn’t another Cuban restaurant in town. I love the […]Read More
Part of the Houston’s family (darn fine veggie burger, by the way), Cafe R&D in Preston Center is receiving conflicting reports. Over on Pegasus News, BillUSA99 gives the food a 4 out of 5. A Side Dish friend likes the food but found the wait staff rather “Stepford wife-ish.” Then a FrontBurnervian didn’t like the […]Read More
I feel a little like Jack Bauer today. This Rockwall thing needs a full-time surveillance team. This just in: Celebrity Café & Bakery will also be in the Harbor development at Lake Ray Hubbard. Yes, we like the iced, albeit expensive, cookies, but Celebrity will serve “Traditional Afternoon Tea” everyday at 2 p.m. Help me […]Read More
According to cheese whiz Paula Lambert, she’s got plenty of options and she will deliver it all pretty and nice.Read More
Is reporting on Rockwall going to be an hourly thing? Suddenly my inbox is all-Rockwall. Here comes another—Blue Canyon Kitchen, Tavern, and Wine Bar which will open in “early 2008” at the The Harbor development at Lake Ray Hubbard. Exec chef Brandt Evans, who delights in playing bongos during his on-stage food demos, is the […]Read More
A tip of the fork to DT who sends this link to a Dallas Business Journal story about Salad Creations, a new concept with a bad name set to hit Dallas and, of course, Rockwall. According to the DBJ, it’s like a Subway for salads. You walk down the line and make your own. Hmm. […]Read More
After living in Denton for a few years, I’ve got a soft spot in my belly for (Or is it from?) Little D. The food and drink are cheap, tasty, and freshman fifteen friendly. I’ll cover my college favorites later, but when you want pumpkin curry soup (e.g. more than pizza and beer) there are […]Read More