NN: Hey, Mark Stuertz! I read your review of Artin’s Grill in the DO. Are you back?
MS: I’m relief pitchin’ babe.
NN: Thanks for thinking I’m a babe. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other. So how long are you back on the mound?
MS: Well, I’m on for two so far. After that who knows?2 Comments »
I love grabbing a good bargain at a charity auction. Especially those that offer culinary travel packages. A loyal Disher just tipped me off to an upcoming event with a bitchin’ auction–IDEA Foundation’s “Puttin’ On The Mitz.” Proceeds from the gala on Friday, March 26 at the Colleyville Center, will help fund a medical container of supplies for the main hospital in Sierra Leone. I’m betting my money on the trip to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. See ya there. Deets below. Continue reading "Insider Tip: Great Foodie Auction at Puttin’ On The Mitz in Colleyville!"
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Chef Casey Thompson always envisioned returning to Texas if the right project came along. Well get ready Fort Worth, Casey Thompson is back as executive chef of Brownstone, and returning to her childhood roots with a menu specializing in southern-inspired cuisine. Opening in early May, Brownstone is located in the new West 7th development in Fort Worth.
Must read: You all remember Casey, right? Extra, extra read more about her below. (Well, you know what I mean.)15 Comments »
In a post below, Andrew Chalk reports on the opening of ALDI market in Frisco. As usual, the conversation in the comments section steered off course and ended up with several readers obsessing about Trader Joe’s. The ubiquitous Twinwillow says, “Ahh, if only we got a few Trader Joe’s, I’d be a very happy camper!”
This statement brings up two questions. One: Are people who camp really happy? Two: Does Dallas need a Trader Joe’s? I recently revisited my old TJs in SoCal and I was not overly impressed. Sure it’s a cool store, but it’s no longer unique to the food scene. There was a time, not long ago, when I would have agreed with the Willowman. But the culinary winds in Dallas have shifted. Now we have more options for funky groceries. It may not be ALDI, but I’d love to see an H-Market open inside the loop. I be happy as an animal-style camper if they’d open an In-N-Out next door.
UPDATE: Whoopsie, Kim Pierce is talking TJ’s too.8 Comments »
The Grape. Execuchefowner Brian C. Luscher of The Grape hosts a very special Chef’s Come-As-You-Are wine dinner on Wednesday, March 24. Featuring wines from one of the most highly regarded winemakers in France, Michel Chapoutier, Chef Luscher will create a 3-course bistro-style menu to complement these hand-selected wines. Industry expert Courtney “The Other Courtney” Steinberg of Republic Distribution Company hosts the special evening. Deets below.
Nana. Friday Night Flight schedule and menu below.
TJs Seafood Market. Jon Alexis, the Energizer Easter Bunny of the fish business, has released catering menus for Passover and Easter. Crawfish and halibut are in season. Jump for more.
Bread Winners. Celebrate National Waffle Day on March 23, 2010! (Hmm, I waffle everyday.) Anywhoo, go below.
FroYo News. A day without froyo news is like–beat,beat– night. Today, we learn Pinkberry has added the swirly goodness of mango yogurt and will open another location on March 26 in Arlington. Yogen Früz now serves Chai Latte.
Medical City and Greater Dallas Restaurant Association have teamed up with Frisco ISD and Genghis Grill to produce KIDS Teaching KIDS, a cookbook that features snacks for children that both meet the criteria of nutritionists as heart healthy, and also connect with children’s imaginations to ensure that the food will be eaten and enjoyed again and again, facilitating a real and vital lifestyle change. More below.
Cyclone Anaya. The folks at Cyclone Anaya’s would like you to help them help the Turtle Creek Chorale raise money for a trip to Spain. (Who does not want a free trip to Spain?) The series of fundraising dinners with the Turtle Creek Chorale starts on April 5 and a portion of sales will benefit the “Turtles on Tour.” Think it is too good to be true? Jump.
Savor Mexico! Hey, what a catchy name for an event! Screw Dallas, Desperados Mexican Restaurant has partnered with the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in San Luis Potosi, and the Texas Chef’s Association to present a course in real Mexican food. OF COURSE, there is a competition—it takes place Wednesday, March 31 at The Milestone Culinary Arts Center. Deets below. (Don’t tell Jim White.)
Zinsky’s. Tina Wasserman will kick my ass if I don’t tell you about this fundraiser. (You do not want to be on her bad side.) Anywhoo, La Wasserman wants you to “mark your calendar and gather your friends for good food and good company for a GREAT cause.” Wasserman, author of Entree to Judaism, will be the guest host at Kibitzer Night at Zinsky’s on March 25. Bring your own wine, eat pastrami, sales benefit the Dallas Furniture Bank. Go below for ‘mo.3 Comments »
What is an episode about cake designers on Food Network Challenge without Bronwen Weber, execuchef of Frosted Art Bakery in Dallas? Boring.
Set your DVRs– Weber is set to compete in a challenge to create the best Golden Anniversary cake in the country. The episode, appropriately titled “Incredible Anniversary Cakes,” begins Sunday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Here is the show’s schedule.2 Comments »