Allegedly Trader Vic’s closed a few months ago to repair damage from a flood. Hmm. We heard rumblings they were not just closing they gassing Vic’s and changing concepts. I don’t have official confirmation, but Kellyn, our gal on the street, okay in the Hotel Palomar, just walked inside the construction site and asked a few questions. An official looking dude showed her the new plans which call for pool and ping pong tables. But here’s the best part—he gave her a link to this website. Trader Vic’s is selling their swag– glasses, bar items, plates, fixtures–online. Scorpion glasses for me!
UPDATE: Well, there was a website selling TV stuff, but they’ve taken it down.11 Comments »
From Twitter. Veteran restaurateur Rusty Fenton, who co-founded the Uncle Julio’s, has opened his taqueria in a fromer gas station at University and Greenville Avenue. Luniz, get there fast. Rusty Taco? The name doesn’t make me hungry.24 Comments »
The gals in the office are chatting about all of the Bloody Marys they drank over the weekend. So far, they have narrowed their favs down to two: The Grape and La Duni. They want to sample more. Where shall they go? (Does anyone deliver?)20 Comments »
First of all, I wanted to thank you for the feedback about the best beer selection and best cocktails. Your ideas were right-on—and, yes, we did a little “research.” So it’s time to vote for your favorites, in these categories and 15 others. Remember to vote once a day, every day. Hop to it.
The next SideDish Supper Club will take place on April 28. Details are being wrapped up as I type. If you would like to be on the first e-mail blast of the event, please type in your e-mail under the SupperClub logo on the right side of this page. We are looking at a Wednesday afternoon announcement. Seats will be limited.
It was packed in the foyer of Saint Ann Court on Friday night as attendees gathered for the 2010 Côtes du Coeur Grand Tasting. This is the event where the 35 participating wineries each pick one of their best to serve in a walk-around tasting. This doesn’t just make for an excellent tasting in its own right but, since most of the wines are current vintages, many attendees view it as a chance to do some market research on what to buy. The full list of wineries that were represented is here. However, here are my five highlights. Continue reading "Andrew Chalk: 2010 Côtes du Coeur Grand Tasting"1 Comment »