Opening today: Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, located in the Fort Worth Museum District. I’ve never eaten at one before, but you might have, since they have locales in Austin and Scottsdale. Anyway, the new one is at the West Seventh Street Museum Place development, and it’s got 180 degrees of windows, USDA prime-aged beef, lots and lots of seafood, a raw bar and something called the V Lounge.
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Driving home on Friday night, I passed Alfonso’s, a solid Italian restaurant in the strip mall at the corner of Buckner and Northcliff. It was a little after 7 and there were about 20 people waiting outside for a table. Is the food there so good it merits such a following? Not especially. But it’s the only halfway decent, non-chain restaurant in the area.
A week ago, word of Another Broken Egg led to a discussion of the paucity of dining options in the Casa Linda/Little Forest Hills area. Consider this post another plea to any chefs out there looking for a location amid hungry, patient, would-be customers. I promise to be a loyal one (provided your food is good and appropriately priced).
Also up for discussion: What other neighborhoods are in dire need of dining options?25 Comments »
We’ve been telling you about Maximo Mexicana Cocina and Margarita Lounge, the new restaurant from Mark Maguire (owner of Maguire’s and Rise No. 1.), for a while now, and Saturday night was the opening party. The party was benefiting the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. I had a little bit of a deja vu feeling, since I also attended the opening for BLT Steak, in the same space, a little over a year ago. If you want to know about it, jump.4 Comments »
My phone just rang. It was John Tesar. “My phone is ringing off the hook,” he said while sitting in an airport in Florida. “I don’t have a computer and I haven’t seen the blogs. All I have is a Blackberry and I am not capable of posting on it.” He sounded exhausted. Although I executed a full-court press on what happened and what he is going to do, his defense beat my offense. “I’ve enjoyed my time at the Mansion,” he said. “And tomorrow I will have some exciting news. It isn’t my place to tell the whole story, but soon I will tell you mine.”2 Comments »
To Kim Harwell at Eatsblog. His plans include something “a little bit more youthful and spontaneous for myself in Dallas.” Meanwhile, we all wait for the formal announcement tomorrow on Tesar Tuesday.
Before I start this conversation, let me be honest: I don’t have the answers.
First consideration: Over the last year, bloggers have “criticized” writers on SideDish for “regurgitating press releases.” My comeback is this: SideDish is a combination of news, opinions, restaurant reviews, and foodie events. What one reader might consider a regurgitated press release could be another reader’s dream wine dinner come true.
First example: Sarah Eveans post on Friday based on a press release from Flavors From Afar. I’m sure some people glazed over the headline while others jotted down the information and readied to get their oil changed. In reality, a interesting discussion on the regulation of olive oil broke out. Several educated readers took issue with statements made by the folks at FFA. One commenter issued a “dare” to the Krabills. (It’s interesting stuff. And I plan to try and make it happen.)
First question: Should we post press releases announcing foodie events and news?
Second consideration: Anonymous bloggers. Blogs are typed talk radio shows. Anybody can “call” in to rant or rave. The only difference is that the words typed in a blog remain in cyber space forever. Anyone can be anyone and say anything. Freedom of speech? Yes. Fair? I don’t know. Train wreck? For sure.
Second example: Chef John Tesar left the Mansion. After we reported the news, comments to the post ranged from supposed inside sources claiming JT was a mad man to comments from folks who claimed to have worked alongside him and he is the best ever. Money quote from “Truth”: “Enough senseless gossip and hating. Blogging need some rules and accountability if journalists are going to keep supporting it.”
Second question: SideDish is your blog. Your forum. What would you do? Rules or rumble? (A young, but wise and balding sage once told me, “The Internet always wins.”)
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Just when you think that tea has been exploited in every way possible, this little ditty comes across my desk: Stripteas, aluminum foil strips filled with tea. “You don’t even need a spoon. Just swirl it around as it steeps.” I sense a ton of “guy” jokes brewing. Tell one or try one. Pogo’s is located in Inwood Village.