Today I lunched at Wolfgang Puck’s unfortunately named new restaurant Five Sixty (should have taken our advice) in the former Antares space in Reunion Tower. The crowd numbered about 30 and included journalists and the like along with people who had worked on the project. My table included Jennifer Johanson, the San Francisco-based lead designer of the “classic modern” space and all-around cool chick who happened to grow up in Preston Hollow. Puck was on hand as were his wife and Bono-lookalike brother. I chatted with Shawn Horne, formerly of Kitchen 1924 (RIP), who is now on GM duty at Five Sixty. Anyway, I know y’all prolly want to know about the food. If so, jump.1 Comment »
Get ready for a slew of dining reports–Five-Sixty is up and running. Today there was a luncheon for media. Stacey is busy writing her recap with fab pictures. Cathy “Fingerlings of Fury” Barber has been posting up a storm on Eats blog. Good scoopage, Cathy. Teresa Gubbins sitting with Wolfie? That’s a nice visual.1 Comment »
Yow. Zah. Cathy Barber has stirred up a hornets nest over at Eats blog. She asked readers to recommend Dallas restaurants for new DMN critic, Leslie Brenner, to try when she comes to town. Cathy put up a post and Chowhound broke out. Leslie, wherever you are, I recommend you start anywhere other than Aurora. Dishers, let’s get Leslie a better list. (Update: My pick below.)22 Comments »
Do you work in an office and want lunch delivered to your cube? We do. Kathleen’s comes here all the time to sell us soups, sandwiches, and salads. (I have a piece of blue cheese stuck in my keyboard to prove it.) Now comes word that there is a new caterer on the block. Any block. It’s called Edible Envy. Good news: all items are $8. firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her SideDish sent you. Menu posted below.19 Comments »
I love French food and I love French chefs. “Listen” to this note from Chef Gilles at (warning: groovy French pop music) Normandie Alliance:
Hello ! Do you want to try my Special Coq au Vin Menu, on Thursday 19 February? So, don’t forget to confirm your reservation ! Do it now at the following address: email@example.com. Wait to see you then! Best Regards, Chef Gilles.
That is an irresistible invitation. Who is going? (Menu.)11 Comments »
The old Sushi on McKinney space is being converted into a Chipotle. Sushi on McKinney has new owners and will open in part of the old Cretia’s space on McKinney (sorta).13 Comments »
The Colorado-based Sunflower Farmers Market in Plano has changed its name to Newflower Farmers Market. According to Ed at the location in Plano, the company lost the right to use the name Sunflower to a food distribution center that owns the right to the name in Texas. So, they renamed it Newflower, which is Sunflowers actual corporate name. I have not been to the Plano store, but a gal in the D office loves to shop there. “It’s like a poor man’s Whole Foods,” she said. “I wish there was one close to us.” She is going to get her wish—the next store in our area will open March 17 in the old Carnival Food Store space on Henderson. Tomorrow in Austin. (So many flowers, so little time.)5 Comments »
If you are planning to say home on Valentine’s Day, I have two great options for you: Eatzi’s and TJ’s Seafood Market. Both have great dinner deals for you and whomever you choose to cuddle with on Saturday night. ( My dog, Lulu, loved the Eazti’s leftovers!)
Gotta love this headline: “A strictly-for-fun gathering of one smart-mouthed fiction writer and one lucky guitar, trading stories and songs.”
Sounds like a great time and it’s happening on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:30-8:30 at the Bar Belmont. Singer/songwriter Trish Murphy (left)will join Dallas-based author Melanie Wells (right) for a night of songs, stories, and hand-made sweets. Very cool. Admission is free. 877-476-3378 for more information.
You may have read about the fabulous foodie program at El Centro College in D Magazine’s current cover story “Cheap Eats.” On March 1, 2009, you’ll have another chance to support this great culinary program. For only a $40 donation, you can sample the culinary talents of former students. We’re talking Sharon Hage, Paula Lambert, Nikky Phinyawatana, and Liz Baron. (All participants after the jump.) The Bits & Bites Fund Raiser, presented by the Food & Hospitality College of El Centro will take place from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at El Centro College.2 Comments »