You may have read on FrontBurner that we laid off 12 people from our staff today. Makes me sad. Now comes word from a Fort Worth Disher:
Don’t know if you’ve heard, but Amy Culbertson, food editor of the Star-Telegram, was laid off today.
It’s a really sad day to be a writer. I’m going face down in a sous vide martini. Bye.
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Filed under More Signs of the Times: Aurora sends word they are now offering a $45 dollar prix fixe menu Monday through Thursday night. Here it is:
Shaved Belgium Endive Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Soup of Day
Mediterranean Mussels with Saffron Broth
Pan Seared Calves Liver with Red Onion Marmalade and Truffle Potato
Roasted Pacific Salmon on Creamed Sweet English Pea Pureé and Pearl Vegetables
Avner and Celeste Samuel are making a few other changes, too. They are adding “Restaurant and Bar” in neon to the sign, they have removed the linens from the tables (they’ve got new tables and chairs coming in), and they’ve expanded the bar area to include stools (it was previously just a service bar). Also, they have 75 new wines with “significantly reduced pricing.”
If you’ve wanted to try Aurora but have been afraid you couldn’t afford it…you just might be able to now.2 Comments »
Apparently there was a small good-bye party for John Tesar at Dali Wine Bar last night. Details anyone?4 Comments »
One of my favorite chefs in town–Abraham Salum of his namesake Uptown restaurant Salum–will be cooking tasty bites paired with Chardonnays, Tempranillos, Grenache blends, and more at Crush Wine Shop this Saturday 2-4pm. The cost is $15 per person for five tastings and all featured wines are 10 percent off.
I am going to Austin tomorrow night, and will be arriving right around dinner time. I’m not familiar with the area, and was wondering if anyone could recommend a fun, place with really good food? We aren’t looking for a pricey meal though, something mid-range would be best.
Didn’t we just do this? I thought so, but I can’t find it. Anywhoo, fill her up.17 Comments »
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I’m heading to San Francisco for a few days next week and was wondering if you or any fellow Dishers have any advice for good eating. I’ll be alone (albeit one or two nights), so I’d prefer places where I won’t stick out like a sore thumb by eating by myself. I’m staying near Union Square, but have no problem hopping on BART or Muni to get to somewhere good.
Chocolate. Wine. Coffee. Cheese. Cue this. Leave out the cheese (wah) and you’ve got Hotel St. Germain’s upcoming Chocolate, Wine, and Coffee Tasting. On March 28 at 7pm, come to the historic hotel and you’ll get chocolates (Scharffen Berger 82%, Valrhona Guanaja 70 %, and more), wine (Rombauer Zinfandel, J Vidal Fleury Crozes Hermitage Syrah, Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage, to name a few) and coffee (Sumatra Italian Roast, Chicory Bittersweet French Roast Blend, etc). So you don’t have to eat dinner beforehand, the St. Germain will also have a buffet set up, with oysters rockefeller, hummus, pita, beef tenderloin, and more. Oh! I just noticed there will be cheese on the buffet too. I’m a happy girl. Read all about it here.1 Comment »