Have you seen Sarah’s story about the top picks for Mother’s Day brunch? It’s a streamlined version–a cheat sheet, if you will–of Nancy’s SideDish post about where to wine and dine your mom on the big day. Sarah’s taken over MD duties, so she’ll add to the story as the news rolls in. Personally, I’ve been dreaming about that eggs Benny from Jasper’s all day …
GO TEXAN is going gah-gah over Texas wine making. Today the Texas Department of Agriculture is releasing a series of six short videos about different wine varietals in Texas, called the GO TEXAN WineCasts. Tanji Patton from goodtastewithtanji.com is the host. The first video stars Fall Creek Vineyards owner and friend of SideDish, Susan Auler. Susan and her husband Ed are royalty in the Texas wine making business.
(Watch Susan kick Tanji’s big jammy nose.)
We all know that artist Jasper Johns came up with the name Abacus for Kent Rathbun’s restaurant right? True story. Maybe that explains how Rathbun came up with Jasper’s for his backyard gourmet spot. Anywhoo, now comes word that arty people work at Abacus: Pastry chef Rick Griggs and server Tamara White are both successful artists. Their original works will be featured at the upstairs gallery of Nest in Snider Plaza. Opening reception on Thursday, May 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 214-373-4444.3 Comments »
OK, it’s actually located in Allen, but with all the towns along Central Expressway, it can be hard to differentiate. I recently stopped by the newly opened Super Target in the brand-spanking-new Village at Allen development (just across the road from Allen Premium Outlets) and was thrilled to see a “coming soon” sign for Yogilicious. I checked their web site and—yep!—the nothern outpost will be opening May 14.2 Comments »
Yow. Zah. Teresa Gubbins has major scoopage: Longtime restaurateurs Janet and Phil Cobb (Slave whoopsie, Salve, Mi Piaci) are teaming up with former DMN dining critic Dotty Griffith to open a barbecue joint. Cobb Switch BBQ will be in Carrollton and will debut in June.10 Comments »
Just got a note from Nikky Phinyawatana across the street at the Mint. They are offering a few new weekly specials at both locations. Yay for reduced pricing! Here you go:
Monday – Friday HAPPY HOUR/EARLYBIRD SPECIALS 5-6:30pm dine-in only. $2 Off all Appetizers, Soups, and Salads.
Everyday we feature two martinis of the day $7 each topshelf favorites. Special martini schedule is at www.themintdallas.com
And at Asian Mint:
Monday-Tuesday Dollar Sushi nights. $1 nigiri starting at 5:30pm to close. Dine-in Only, $10 minimum.
Monday-Tuesday $2 off all bottled sakes
Sunday – half priced bottled wines on wines $39 and up all day
Everyday – 2 Martinis of the day on special for $6.50 each.
Today’s $7 martinis at the Mint? Sake Sangria and Ultimate Cosmopolitan.1 Comment »