Last week I told you about Neo Pizza in Victory Park. I liked it. I thought the price of my pizza was a bit high, but I said I would return anyway. Fast forward to now. I just got an email in my inbox that says owner Charlie Green is lowering prices as a result of recent feedback. Here’s the good stuff:
Appetizers now start at $5 (previously started at $8)
Almost all pizza prices have been lowered by $1 or more
The Kids Pizza (Regular size, which serves 2) is now $10. This equates to $5 pizza dinner per child
Almost all sandwich-salad combos have been lowered to $8
The PLT cold sandwich is $7. All sandwiches are $7-9 – very competitive with just about any other restaurant lunch option.
Pretty cool, huh? If all I have to do is ask, I’m going to start asking for a lot more. Let’s begin: I could really use a raise. And how about a new “Facetime” iPhone? And an iPad, while we’re at it, so I can take on Chris Cree in Words with Friends?
I’ll let you know when and if the good fortune keeps coming in. Until it does, go eat at Neo and make sure to let us know what you think.3 Comments »
I’ve got two pairs of tickets to the Creative Seafood & Wine Pairings event at Veritas Wine Room tomorrow night. Details of the evening’s festivities are below. If you want them, answer the following question correctly. Ready?
What famous Dallas chef said: “I have to put my signature on everything, but the key is the Mansion tradition. You’re only as good as your vehicle – and I’m driving a Bentley here.”
First two with the correct answer win.
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We continue our survey of Dallas wine tastings and dinners, hoping to bring the interesting ones your attention. Three weeks ago we went to Jimmy’s Food Store for a tasting of Italian wines. Two weeks ago we went to Urban Crust for a Spanish wine tasting. This week we visited Kent Rathbun’s Abacus for a tasting of wines from Quintessa, a boutique winery in Napa led by the winemaker, Charles Thomas.
Charles Thomas has a dream job. As Director of Vineyards and Winemaking at Quintessa in Rutherford, California he makes wine at a small winery that is focused on quality. Winery owner, Agustin Huneeus, makes the resources available to achieve these goals. Huneeus and his wife, Valeria, bought the property without a vine on it in 1989. This allowed them to start with a clean slate and choose how to prepare the land for vineyards and how to plant the wines. They planted in 1990 and 1991, eventually producing the first vintage in 1994. A winery was not built on the premises until 2002, although you could miss it, even today, as it is designed to be inconspicuous within the folds of the Napa hills. Internally, it is built on ‘gravity flow’ principles. That is, grapes enter at the highest point and no force, other than gravity, moves ‘things’ until wine appears at the bottom.
The flow continues below. Continue reading "Andrew Chalk: Recap of Quintessa Wine Dinner at Abacus"8 Comments »
Oh, if this little house on Fairmont Street could talk. The first time I stepped in the front door it was Calluaud’s, a tiny French restaurant owned and cheffed by Guy Calluaud. Oh, the veal Normande! Champagne! Squab en papillotes! Hazelnut soufflés! After Calluaud’s, there was–oh I can’t remember the name, something Petite Masion-ish–and then, of course, Barclay’s. Van Roberts brought us the gone but never to be forgotten Lola and the Tasting Room at Lola. Today Sarah Eveans gives us a quick look at the latest reincarnation, The Common Table, owned by Brian (Loft 610) Twomey and his partner Corey Pond. Heeere’s Sarah.9 Comments »
Our newest summer intern, Hannah Boen, is a senior at Texas Tech University where she’s majoring in journalism and obtaining a minor in sociology. She’s been in Dallas two whole weeks. We sent her to cover a media luncheon at the new home of Dallas’ Hard Rock Café just blocks from the American Airlines Center at the southern end of the Victory Park urban development center. She files this report.
In 1971, Peter Morton and Isaac Tigrett opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London. You may not care about that, but you probably will care that Monday the Hard Rock Cafe Dallas will be celebrating that opening by offering the original menu at original menu prices.8 Comments »
Rita and Sara Vazquez made waves in the Dallas design community a few years ago with their Havana 1515, a line of high-end home accessories influenced by their Cuban roots. Their father, Rene, opened the International Bakery in Carrollton in 1979. Now the sisters have turned their talents to running the bakery.
Jump for Jimmy’s Food Store’s biggest competitor. Continue reading "Restaurant Review: International Bakery Cuban Dulceria in Carrollton"6 Comments »