Yes, somehow I am still getting invited to media lunches. And when there’s free food, I say, “bring it.” The latest one up is the oft-discussed Bailey’s Prime Plus Park Lane. The restaurant is enormous (12,000 square-feet). It is opening in September. It’s interior is different than the other location because it is more “female friendly,” explained Ed Bailey, who was in the house today when I was there. The colors are black, white, gold, and red, and there are trees in the middle of the dining room that have real leaves and branches but not real trunks. Yep, wrap your head around that. Or, just jump for pics of the food.13 Comments »
Steak au poivre with fried parsley at Ewald’s.
Chris Ward’s halibut at The Mercury.
Chiles rellenos at original Matt’s.
Wingfield’s burger. (Pat Sharpe, you blew it.)
Every meal I ate when Avner Samuel was the chef at The Mansion.
Pork buns at Yao Fuzi in Plano.
Cinnamon rolls at Southern Kitchen.
Youngblood’s fried chicken.
Kona crusted steak at Capital Grille.
Chicken fried steak and any pie at Ranchman’s in Ponder.
Sacred Cellars. Next tasting is tomorrow night (8/27) at 7:00 p.m. “We will be featuring K Vitners as well as their other label Charles Smith Wines. K Vitners is known for their Syrahs made in Washington State. They have a very obvious Black and White label and are very artistically done. A Representative from the winery will be hosting the event at Sacred, hence the Thursday date instead of the normal Friday evening tasting. Deets and other wine stuff from SC below.
Sevy’s Scotch Club. Amy Severson loves a good cocktail! Looks like she has started a Scotch Club! Hear her roar: “Join us Monday, August 31, 2009 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. for our premier Scotch Club event. Enjoy five courses of delicious food paired with some premium malt scotches, $44.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Seating for this event is limited, reservations required. Contact Jimmy, Stefaan or Amy M. at (214)265-7389 or SevysCatering@aol.com. Menu detailed below.
Scardello. Save 20 percent on all wines during the Scardello
End of Summer Wine Sale August 28-30. “For three days only, Scardello will be blowing through the wine on its shelves, and every bottle will be 20 percent off! There will be a number of wines to taste Saturday, August 29 from 2 p.m. until 5, all at the discounted price. There also will be great specials on other items in the shop. Say goodbye to summer in style and stop in to grab a bottle or two while supplies last! 3511 Oak Lawn. 214-219-1300.
Taste of Europe. “Like all previous years due to participation at the State Fair of Texas our store and restaurant Taste of Europe will be closed from September 15 to October 26, 2009. Because of that all food items (no exceptions) will be on sale from 20% to 50% off beginning from August 27 until supply lasts. We will be glad to see you again after re-opening on Tuesday, October 27 at our normal working hours. Our regular schedule you can see at our website. You are welcome to visit us during State Fair event at Embarcadero Building, booth #70.”
Nana. “Will host its monthly wine and food flight trio, Friday Night Flights, on September 4th between 6pm – 8pm. For a mere $20 (plus tax and gratuity), guests may savor three food samplings created by acclaimed Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci accompanied by Italian wines. Seats are limited, and reservations are highly recommended by calling 214.761.7470. Visit www.nanarestaurant.com for complete details. Friday Night Flights is available the first Friday of every month.” Details below.
Road Trip to Fall Creek Vineyards! Fall Creek Vineyards 20th Annual Grape Stomp will take place on August 29th. Enjoy Lunch & Wine Pairing Classes and the culinary talents of Great Texas Chefs David Garrido & Brian Hay at the Grape Stomp Cooking Demo/Luncheon,. (Saturday, August 29th – 11:30 & 1:30. $22/person by reservation – 325-379-5361. See chef’s menus at www.fcv.com. Also, lots of family fun…enjoy winery tours, live local music on the vineyard patio, Castle Bounce, a play house, hayrides, and, of course, the excitement of your own “bare” feet grape stomping, “I Love Lucy”-style with the video playing, in wine barrels, all free of charge! Receive a free souvenir wine glass with $4 wine tasting. No wonder Fall Creek’s 20th Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival is where YOU want to toast the harvest in the Texas Hill Country!”
BTW: I got the photo from Tom Foremski of SiliconValleyWatcher. Good stuff.
I read the thread under the “What is the Worst Meal You Ever Ate in Dallas Restaurant” post last night and laughed for hours. We could print it out and use it as a script for a reality TV show. (Gene, call me.) Anywhoo, there are three posts that stick out as the best. Here are snippets of them:
MP on the Old Monk: “One night a few years ago, I met a redhead at the Old Monk. She was saucy…though I was completely sauced. I invited her to my apartment to watch David Letterman’s monologue…She wasn’t so saucy the next morning. So I took here somewhere I thought was safe. I think it is called the Garden Cafe…”
Amanda on the old Flip’s on Ross Ave.: “..the food critic from the DMN came in to eat…and review. His waitress, a heroin addict (who later died of an OD), served him a 3 course meal…”
Jay Jerrier on Mi Cocina in Watters Creek: Bartender charged my 6 yr old daughter $1.50 for 5 maraschino cherries. He actually gave her a printed bill.
Great stuff, people. Thanks for sharing.7 Comments »
This good news just in: Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House has added a new Piano Lounge with “plush leather couches, over-stuffed chairs, cozy atmosphere & plasma televisions.” Oh, no. They lost me at plasma televisions. That isn’t one bit sexy. Well, maybe you turn your back on the tube can face the music. Anywhoo, jump for the entertainment line-up. Continue reading "Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House in Dallas Adds a Piano Lounge"3 Comments »
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