Because SideDishers can’t just hunt everyday grocery store eggs for Easter, Flavors From Afar is taking orders for all-pastel, all-Araucana eggs from Fruth Farms in East Texas. (By the way, Araucana is a breed of Chilean chicken that lays blue eggs. Yes, I had to look it up.) Anyway, FFA owner Nancy Krabill boasts that these fancy eggs are “eggier” tasting with bright orange yolks and after one taste, you’ll be hooked. For $5.50 per dozen, they best be tasty. Order now because apparently they go fast.
I’ve just added a bunch of restaurants to the Easter dining guide. Check it out and check it ofter.2 Comments »
See that Pine Warbler to the left? He lives in my yard. His name is Buzzy. I introduce you to Buzzy because he is the poster bird for my Twitter account. Come fly with me.
UPDATE: PR Peeps, if you send me press releases and ask me to Twitter them, I will poke you in the eyes with my steely beak.3 Comments »
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Savor Dallas co-founder Jim White frown. See him to the left with his wife and Savor Dallas co-founder Vicki Briley-White (left) and Dee and Charles Wyly? They are all so happy. Why? Because:
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Nearly 4,000 guests attended events at the Fifth Annual Savor Dallas March 6 and 7, with increases in guests at Friday night events in the Arts District and in Victory Park.
Savor Dallas’ preliminary estimates show that attendance at Friday night’s Arts District Wine Stroll and Victory Park Wine & Food Celebration exceeded 2008 attendance by 200 plus guests, with a total of 1,230 guests. Guest numbers for Saturday night’s International Grand Tasting are estimated to be slightly lower than 2008′s figures, with attendance at 2,150. The Reserve Tasting, featuring the year’s finest wines from top vintners, enjoyed an increase in attendance. Wine seminars enjoyed healthy attendance this year, with a new location at the Westin City Center. Total weekend attendance is estimated at around 4,000, nearly matching last year’s numbers.
Jon Alexis of TJ’s Market is one excitable boy. Jon and his parents Caren and Pete and brother Matthew, run a nifty seafood shop and catering operation in Preston Forest. They are also food nerds, which is a great thing. What does that mean? It means they scour the earth for great products to compliment their seafood. Currently TJ’s is the only retail location in Texas for Sioux-Z-Wow sauce, a marinade you can cook with or just drink by itself. (I made that last part up.) Jon writes:
It’s a dip. It’s a sauce. It’s a marinade. It’s a delicious unique blend of sweet & spicy…think garlic, red chile and caramel.It’s fat free too. Excellent to marinate TJ’s salmon, swordfish, scallops, shrimp, tilapia, tuna and more. Put a tablespoon in your hamburger meat. Mix with olive oil for a salad dressing.
See what I mean about excitable? Geezer alert: His pitch reminds me of this. Oh, those were the days.1 Comment »
Ever wondered what a Master Sommelier likes to drink when they’re off the clock? Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is giving you the opportunity to ask Barbara Werley, one of only 17 female Master Sommeliers in the world, what she swirls but doesn’t spit. Barbara will be joined by the rest of the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse wine crew which includes Kim Wood, Advanced Sommelier, Heather Green and Jason Hisaw, Certified Sommeliers. The event begins at 6:00PM and you must have a reservation. Below is a sneak peak at some of the featured wines if you care to do a little (or a lot) of research before “class.” Oh, it’s only $45 per person with hors d’oeuvres. 214-366-2000 or here. (photography by Bode Helm)
Laura Sanchez announced she will be reopening their La Calle Doce Lakewood location on Skillman later this month. The Lakewood location closed last August due to an electrical fire. Jump for details.1 Comment »
I sent her my favorite Relais de l’Entrecote in Saint Germain. Sit on the patio and people watch as you dine on bistro-style steak, frites, salad, profiteroles, and red wine. With the current exchange rate, the price for two will run about 50 Euros ($66). (photography by moi.)12 Comments »
If you needed another reason to add “local” and “organic” to your vocabulary, go see Food, Inc., director Robert Kenner’s take on our food industry. With interviews from Fast Food Nation‘s Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore’s Dilemma‘s Michael Pollan, as well as chicken farmers, lower-class families struggling to make better food choices and a mother-turned-activist whose son died due to a hamburger riddled with E.coli, the film was stunning, and impossible to not react to.
Nancy is going to interview the director sometime today, so look for her notes on the discussion to come. In the meantime, read all about the movie here. While I had seen some of it before (shots of slaughterhouses, chickens in tiny coops who can’t stand), it’s all disturbing, and it calls to light the way big corporations are protected by the government and how we must force them to change by making better choices as consumers. That’s all.1 Comment »