From the copy and past press release department:
August 9, 2010 – Iconic Deep Ellum restaurant, the Green Room, is open to the public and serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings. When the Green Room originally opened in 1994, it offered a ﬁne-dining experience in an eclectic, affordable environment. Upon its reopening, its owners, Green Room Partners, LLC, aim to reintroduce that same experience but updated for a new decade.
Jump for details or just email email@example.com for a table.6 Comments »
From a loyal Disher:
Taco Mundo has re-opened in FW. Not sure when it opened or who is behind the opening, but my husband and I went there yesterday and it was good as always.
It’s true, Carolina Galvan-Rodriguez is back in business. She’s a tough cookie.4 Comments »
SideDishers, I need your help. I’m heading up to the Big Apple this weekend to visit a friend and I don’t know where to eat. There are so many options — help me narrow it down! It’s been about a year since my last visit, so I’m sure there are plenty of new and trendy places to try out. I’ll be staying near Columbia, but I’m willing to go anywhere on the isle of Manhattan for a good meal.
P.S. When I said “poor girl,” I meant it. Let’s try to keep the prices reasonable. I’d rather not have a heart attack upon receiving the bill.30 Comments »
Pay attention to what and where you eat. Then on Friday mornings, you can rant or rave about it on Food Feedback Friday. Have a great meal at Ristorante Nicola? Spill it. Did you end up with buffalo fever after feasting at Fearing’s? Give us the gory details. Coming to SideDish Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m.1 Comment »
The space at Coit and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, formerly used by Manna Indian Restaurant, is now another Indian restaurant: The Curry Pot. Signage was a snap–they just popped The Curry Pot over Manna. Highest and best usage at work. Free parking.2 Comments »
After months of anticipation, months more of discovery, and a year of of experimentation, Fuego, the small restaurant within a restaurant, has opened inside Stephan Pyles, the restaurant.
For now, Fuego is the most exclusive eating event in town–the menu features a few preparation techniques used by molecular gastronomists combined with cooking and baking in a wood fire oven.
The synthesis of high culinary art combined with the latest culinary science, freshest organic local ingredients, and some iconic foods of the world is now available for you to taste.
Fuego at Stephan Pyles is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The small area at the bar seats only four people at two seatings (6:30pm and 9pm). There is no menu (until the end). Chef/owner Stephan Pyles, execuchef, Matt McCallister, and sous chef Danyele McPherson are making some magic. (If you go, ask McPherson what was her grade was waterboarding when she attended CIA.) These three prepare “seven to ten courses” (that is according to the publicity - according to my math the night I ate, there were 14) right in front of the guests.
They describe each one and talk about it with you as you eat. It is an intimate and totally involving experience in which the food stars. If you desire, you can defer judgment over the drinks as well, and have a matched wine (which is sometimes a non-wine beverage) with each course. In that case, a wine waiter effortlessly moves drinks in and out in time with the delivery of the food. At several points, Pyles himself comes by, casting a judgmental eye on the food and talking excitedly about the grander scheme of this experiment.
Enough of the generalities, let’s look at the menu in a little more detail. Continue reading "Fire and Ice: Fuego Opens at Stephan Pyles in Dallas"17 Comments »
Pop-Tart World is a café in Times Square dedicated solely to exotic versions of the once (and still, IMO) lowly Pop-Tart. The “promoters” (love the emerging term to replace restaurateurs) of Pop-Tart World offer build-your own PTs, Fluffer Butter (marshmallow spread sandwiched between two Pop-Tarts frosted fudge pastries), Sticky Cinna Munchies (cinnamon rolls topped with cream-cheese icing and chunks of cinnamon-roll Pop-Tarts), and (beat, beat) Pop-Tarts sushi (three varieties of Pop-Tarts minced and wrapped in a fruit roll-up). Customers are treated to a “light show every hour” and the first suckers in the door “get frosted.” What. Ever. Yuck-a-doo.
Now, one hand, we have locavore guru Michael Pollan explaining why “paying $8 for a dozen eggs is a good thing” and on the other hand (thigh), we have Pop-Tart World. (And don’t get me started on the food spin offs coming to a store near you as soon as the movie Eat, Pray, Love, Make Money is released.) Oh, it all makes me want to take my head off and send it to the cleaners.3 Comments »
Recently we’ve added In-N-Out and Carl’s Jr. to our local fast food roster. Now, according to SideDish SoCal correspondent Nancy “Fast Food Maven” Luna, 80 “units” of Del Taco are invading Texas. If you were alive in the early 80s, you may remember Del “Go Bold or Go Home” Taco in Dallas. But they disappeared faster than you can say Taco Bueno. I say, let the taco wars begin. Somebody bring in a chihuahua! Oh, wrong taco joint. Well then, get a rope. Del Taco, stay home.10 Comments »