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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

Central Market. Is throwing an awesome party this weekend. Thrill of the Grill. The PDF makes me HUNGRY!

Market Street. International Food Expos. All area locations of Market Street will highlight unique cultures, products, and ethnic tastes from around the world. All the details are below.

Loft 610. Come Experience Award Winning Spanish Eclectic Singer Songwriter Javier Mendoza On The Patio Saturday — 5:30 PM. Details below.

TNT/ Tacos and Tequila. Jim and Liz Baron, owners of Blue Mesa and Zinsky’s, have screwed Dallas and opened a taco joint in Austin. TNT / Tacos and Tequila will open May 14. The 115-seat eatery is “tucked” into the newly-opened Pressler Gables complex at 5th and Pressler. TNT focuses on locally sourced, naturally grown ingredients and offers tacos with a twist and all-day build-your-own breakfast tacos. Hey Liz, what is wrong with downtown Dallas?

Dallas Uncorked Celebrates 6th Anniversary at Veritas Wine Room.
Dallas Uncorked will partner with Veritas Wine Room May 10th for their 6th anniversary celebration.  “We started our not for profit, educational organization in 2004 with a hope to bring unique wine events to our Dallas membership.  Six years later we have grown our membership to over 2500 wine lovers, and produced dozens of wine events throughout Dallas.” Full details below.

Tramontana. This just in from chef James Neel: We have received the first of the season Texas Gulf Soft Shell Crabs!!! Our classic preperation is Pan Fried with Creole Mustard Bianco.  Call 214/ 368-4188 to make your reservation and reserve yours now for this weekend! Details below.

Jeff Moschetti. According to Facebook, the new Associated Press, chef Moschetti has left Sangria and is headed to One2One Restaurant and Bar in Frisco. Opens this summer. The menu will be “American with a twist” according to PegNews. (Chubby Checker cuisine?)

Market Street invites Dallas-Fort Worth guests to take a shopping trip around the world at its International Food Expos on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 2 from 1-5 p.m. at all six of its DFW-area stores. Attendees will encounter a new country with its own distinctive taste every time they travel across international lines into a different department – no passports required. Ethnic food samples provided by store “ambassadors” at each location will highlight healthier alternatives for guests. For example, the Indian foods featured at the event are traditionally low in fat, high in fiber and seasoned with spices that help maintain healthy blood pressure.

International Food Expo Locations:
Market Street Coppell 700 N. Denton Tap Road in Coppell
Market Street Plano 1929 Preston Road in Plano
Market Street Colleyville 5605 Colleyville Blvd. in Colleyville
Market Street McKinney 6100 W. Eldorardo Pkwy. in McKinney
Market Street Allen 985 W. Bethany Drive in Allen
Market Street Frisco 11999 Dallas Pkwy. in Frisco

In conjunction with the International Food Expos, several of Market Street’s individual stores will be hosting related special events. Dora the Explorer is making a special trip to Market Street Plano on Saturday, May 1, where she’ll be available to test your Spanish skills from noon to 2 p.m. At Market Street Coppell, Radio Disney Host Jay will be broadcasting live from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Finally, Dallas’ own Chef Blythe Beck, executive chef at local eatery Central 214, will be using international in-store offerings to teach guests how to take any dish and use it in a variety of ways at Market Street Allen on Saturday, May 1, from noon to 3 p.m.

More information about the International Food Expos and related Market Street events can be found at www.marketstreetunited.com. Please contact Jennifer Reeves at 972-480-8383 or Jennifer_Reeves@mccom.com if you’re interested in stopping by the events or if you would like any additional information about Market Street.

Loft 610.

Happy Hour

at

Loft 610

~ Drink Specials ~

$5 Frozen Mojitos

$4 off Martinis

$4 Well Drinks

$6 Premiums

$5 House Red and White Wine

$2 off Other Wines

$2.50 Domestic Beers

$3.50 Imported and Draft Beer

~ 1/2 Priced Appetizers ~

Taro Root Chips

Braised Beef Short Rib Potstickers

Panko Crusted Calamari

Braised Pork Belly

House Smoked Salmon

5760 State Hwy 121
Plano TX 75024

(972) 377-2500
www.LOFT610.com

DALLAS UNCORKED

In addition to the first glass of bubbly on us, Veritas will offer half price wine all night from their featured wine list for Uncorked members as well as special bottle pricing.

Tickets are available through our website, www.dallasuncorked.org for $16.50 per person. Door pricing is $20 per person, if available.

Veritas Wine Room is located at 2323 N Henderson, Suite 103, Dallas, TX 75206.

Dallas Uncorked is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for wine edification, devoted to bringing informative, beneficial, entertaining and unique wine events to our community. We are dedicated to providing an outlet for both the sophisticated wine aficionado and the curious novice, to further their knowledge and appreciation of wine, in an informative and social atmosphere. Focusing our educational efforts around tastings and dinners, we will introduce our members to some of the less commercialized, small production wineries, varietals and regions, creating an exceptional experience at each event. Membership to Dallas Uncorked is free of charge.

For more information please contact Hayley Hamilton. Hayley@DallasUncorked.org.

TRAMONTANA

Chef James will also be featuring Wild Alaskan Halibut, Gulf Flounder and the following seasonal dishes:

Lobster Gazpacho with Fresh Avocado

Asparagus & Lemon Risotto w/ Smoked Salmon

Fried Green Tomatoes with Espellete Aioli & Roasted Sweet Corn

Pecan Crusted Gulf Snapper w/ Blue Crab & Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Classic Gulf Flounder Meuniere w/ Blue Crab &  Lemon & Brown Butter

Pan Roasted Wild Alaskan Halibut with Lobster Risotto- Basil Oil

Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Market Tomatoes & Red Onion- Creamy Gorgonzola

Lemoncello Soufflé with LemonChantilly Cream

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