So our photographer, Matthew Shelley, has been trying to set up a photo shoot at Hacienda on Henderson since before Christmas. He would call three or four times a week, and each time someone would take a message, promising that the manager would get back to him. It never happened, so eventually he gave up. Until we asked him again recently—hey, Matt, where are those pictures of Hacienda?
Well, he’s resumed trying to set up a shoot, and still he can’t get the right person on the phone. This week he’s been told to call back tomorrow (which he did) or in 20 minutes (which he also did). Still no luck. And, no, he’s not calling during peak hours. (He’s shot restaurants before, so he knows when to call.) So I ask you, what gives? Why is it so hard to take a picture at this place? Are people having similar issues with the service when they dine? I haven’t been, so I’m asking you, SideDishers: do you get the runaround at Hacienda? Oh, and let me know how the food is, too.55 Comments »
Yesterday, all the gals here at D headquarters were jonsing for frozen yogurt. We wondered why there wasn’t a froyo shop across the street (we are very lazy). Then we got into a spirited discussion about frozen yogurt. No secret I am addicted to chocolate Pinkberry. Raya and Ryan also like Pinkberry. Jennifer loves the zum flavor at Orange Cup (I think it sucks and their packaging for to-go-froyo kills many trees). The smart girls, and by smart I mean they are grammarian copy-editor types, Allison, Kristiana, and Krista, swear by Yumilicious. Allison loves the red velvet and cake batter; Krista goes for the raspberry and plain.
So here’s the (cheap) question: Name your favorite shop and flavor. (BTW, I don’t think any froyo should taste like a cake or a raw cookie. Bad food cross-dressing.) Also, why don’t boys like frozen yogurt?47 Comments »
A loyal Disher with a head for grammar and a bod for cycling reports a sends this picture for identification. He/she reports “thousands” are currently in his/her yard. They are cedar waxwings. I think they are lovely and fun to watch. Some people around this office hate them because they eat all of the berries in the bushes and poop on their car. If you see a flock of this distinguished bird in your yard, cover your windows. The berries ferment in their stomachs and they “get drunk” and will crash into anything.
Also, several people have noted the sudden invasion of a “big brown bird with an orange breast.” American robins. I still have goldfinches at my feeders. Anyone else? They’re about to split the scene.8 Comments »
Below the jump you will find menus and details for special dinners at Maximo, Watel’s World Piece Café, Abacus, The Second Floor, Jasper’s in Plano, Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill, Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House Bailey’s Prime Plus in Dallas.
Plano’s LakeSide Market. Tonight, March 3, Red’s Patio Grill will offer House Wines for $5 a glass and half priced appetizers while listening to the smooth piano sounds of Cheryl Anderson. This is Plano’s LakeSide Market first “Wine Down Wednesday,” in a series of one of many new entertainment options being introduced in 2010 at the LakeSide Market shopping centre in Plano (Spring Creek Parkway & Preston Road). Every Wednesday a different retailer within the centre will offer their own unique wine and food specials paired with live music and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. each week.
Maximo. Chef Amador Mora of Maximo is excited to have Peter Spann, owner of Spann Vineyards, hosting an original wine dinner featuring Spann wines paired with Chef Mora’s modern Mexican cuisine. The dinner is Wednesday March 10 with a reception in the Margarita Lounge at 6:30 pm and seated dinner 7 pm. Reservations required. Dinner is $69.00 ++. 972-233-5656. www.maximodallas.com
Watel’s World Piece Café. Friday, March 12. Jazz dinner with The Rolling Beatles Unplugged, an acoustic trio plays jazz arrangements of Beatles and Stones tunes.RESERVATIONS REQUIRED at 214-720-0323. $5 cover
Dinner at your choice of time, music starts at 8:00 p.m.
Abacus. Silver Oak Cellars Wine Dinner with winemaker Daniel Baron. Menu and details below.
Jasper’s. Barnett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Hal Barnett. Menu and details below.
Bailey’s Prime Plus in Dallas. Casa Noble Tequila Dinner. Menu and details below. Continue reading "Wine Dinner Wednesday"1 Comment »