From the copy and paste press release department:
Pinkberry. Just in time for the beginning of “Pinkberry Season”: two new decadent and delicious toppings. Cheesecake Bites and Cinnamon Streusel have joined the extensive list of luscious yogurt pairings offered on Pinkberry’s topping bar. Celebrate spring with new swirl topping sweets, and follow @pinkberryswirl for juicy news on a brand new Pinkberry yogurt flavor deputing March 12th.
Akin Farms. Wendy Akin of Akin Farms writes a lovely newsletter with updates on her crop availability. Her first of the season was delivered yesterday. READY TO PLANT. The seed potatoes are here and waiting in bushel baskets for the soil to dry enough to make beds for them. Onion plants – about 12,000 of them! – have arrived and are waiting to be planted. Michie likes to get all this in the ground in mid February, but this year we are hoping for early March. Big 5 pound sacks and about a hundred little packets of seeds are piled up in the diningroom waiting for spring planting. Many hundreds of tiny tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings are growing on heat mats under lights and flats of hefty artichoke seedlings are growing in the greenhouse. Subscribe to Wendy’s informative mailings at firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream. Girl Scout Day. March 6th Noon – 1:00 PM only.
GIRL SCOUT DAY at HENRY’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM, 2909 W. 15 th St.
Plano, TX 75075. 972-943-3639. FREE Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream. ALL Flavors.
All Girl Scout Cookies will be manufactured into HENRY’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
If you are a Girl Scout, Daisy, Brownie, or a brother or Mom or Dad then you are invited to attend for FREE ICE CREAM !!Watch for Celebrity Scoopers !!!! Ice cream makes you pretty! Think outside the cone!
TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market. Crawfish Are Finally Arriving. Order By Wed For Weekend. (Price Last Week Was 4.65 / lb). March 7 – Oscar Night…TJ’s Shrimp Platter Wins “Best Oscar Snack” Every Year. March 15 – Alaskan Halibut Season Starts. March 29–Passover. Best Gefilte Fish In Dallas! A very popular fish in Australia, barramundi is prized for its sweet, mild taste and big flake! We will get barramundi in Thursday and Friday. Price should be around $19.99 / lb. 214-691-2369.
Dish. Now open for lunch.Restaurant to Offer Lunch Menu and Specials. Dallas diners can now experience DISH for lunch five days a week. With a focus on fresh, simple and comfort, DISH’s new lunch menu blends home-style favorites with the best ingredients to create classic dishes with a twist. Guests looking for a quick and reasonably priced lunch will find it at DISH with menu items ranging from $4 to $18. DISH’s lunch menu features items patrons will enjoy time and time again. From starters, flatbreads and salads to sandwiches, burgers and main plates. In addition to the regular menu, DISH will also serve daily fish and pasta specials as well as a made-fresh daily soup.2 Comments »
Intrepid wine reporter Andrew Chalk files this report:
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As you get your skis, scuba gear, parachutes, etc. together for the March 27th Dallas Wine Trail, make a note to taste one wine in particular. This is admittedly a limited sample but Washington Wine Enthusiasts, a Seattle group, held a blind tasting of 10 Tempranillo wines from around the world. Despite heavyweight competition from Spain, Oregon, and home state Washington. the “landslide” winner, according to attendee Dr. Tim Kohler, was 2007 Inwood Estates ‘Cornelius’ which is made, in Dallas, from 100% Texas Tempranillo grapes. The field Note that the Inwood Estates has an ‘age disadvantage’, i.e. less maturity than several other wines:
* 2005 Bogegas Muga Rioja (Spain)
* 2007 Cayuse Vineyards Impulsivo (Washington)
* 2004 Bodegas Roda Reserva (Spain)
* 2007 Abacela Tempranillo Cuvee (Oregon)
* 2007 Inwood Cornelious (Texas)
* 2005 Seven Hills (Washington)
* 2006 Vina Zaco Rioja (Spain)
* 2005 Rioja Bordon Crianza (Spain)
* 2007 Walter Dacon Tempranillo (Washington)
* 2001 Rioja Gran Reserva Bodegas Montecillo
A loyal Disher is headed to Washington, D.C. He’s a self-confessed obsessive foodie. However, he is traveling with a group of guy-guys who prefer rugby over arugula. Hear him roar:
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I’m stuck going to Washington D.C. with a bunch of guy who are not foodies. Help, I need casual restaurants that I can enjoy—I love a good burger—and they won’t feel intimidated by. Bars or pubs with good food?
Seems like Cuba Libre hasn’t been open for ten years, but it has, I mean was. Once the hottest spot on Henderson, the two-story restaurant with a Latin theme closed yesterday. I caught up with the elusive owner of Consilient Restaurants, Tristan Simon, who says:
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It’s true that we closed Cuba Libre in order to substantially renovate the building and concept. Cuba Libre has enjoyed a terrific 10 year run in its present form but its DNA is now outmoded and no longer reflects Consilient’s standard and sensibility. The essential identity of Cuba Libre — a chef-driven but affordable Latin restaurant and lounge –will remain the same in the new incarnation but the menu, interior design, and overall ethos will be wholly reinvented. Our goal is to have all of this accomplished and the business reopened by summer time.