This just in from chef David Bull of Bolla:
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Tonight officially marks my last night at the Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa and Bolla in Dallas! I am proud to announce my replacement – Cesar Gallegos who will immediately take over my role as executive Chef! Cesar was most recently the EC at The St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio and was my sous chef at the Driskill Hotel for 3 years. Please join me to celebrate the next chapter and to welcome him to Dallas.
Steven “Dallas Dude” Doyle stunned the foodie world today by posting this shocking news on his FB page:
I resigned from The Dallas Observer and now full time at the Critic’s Guide that will premiere Monday morning.
The Critic’s Guide is the brainchild of Dave Faries, another dude who quit the Observer. Faries and Doyle will be joined by Mark Stuertz, yet another dude who quit the Observer. Why didn’t Dave just call it Food By Dudes? Critic’s Guide debuts on Monday. I FREAKIN’ CAN’T WAIT.8 Comments »
It didn’t really terrify. But it does come with a good ghost story. We asked intern Taylor Walker to find out more at the launch party of Frozen Ghost Vodka at Ghostbar. Her report below.
As hordes of jersey-clad Dallasites headed into the American Airlines Center to watch the Stars’ (eventual) 4-1 victory over the Red Wings, I, along with a dozen or so of the city’s restaurant workforce, made my way up to Ghostbar to celebrate an exclusive launch party for Frozen Ghost Vodka. Once my crowded elevator ride ascended to the 33rd floor of the posh W Dallas-Victory, I found myself facing an empty, albeit, swanky club, the blaring beat of Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen,” and an ice sculpture that both mimicked and held a bottle of the signature vodka. Following the crowd’s lead, I made my way over to the bar, passing several monitors that displayed the drink’s eerie, eye-catching logo (a ghost pressing up against the opaque/icy tint as if he’s trapped within the bottle), which seems to channel the Let The Right One In advertisements.
Can’t get enough of the Blazing Saddles campfire scene? Then head to the Smashing Chili Chowdown this Sunday from noon-4 pm at the Dallas Farmers Market shed 4 (Wholesale Produce Building) to watch local chefs, culinary school instructors, student culinarians, and fabulous foodies from all over the Dallas battle it out for the bragging rights to the best chili in town. $10 gets you 10 samples, so taste judiciously and don’t leave without casting your vote for the People’s Choice Award Winner.
(Proceeds benefit the Texas Chefs Association and Friends of the Dallas Farmers Market.)
The stinky New York Yankees are in town. They are staying at the Hotel Crescent Court. (Whoops, maybe I wasn’t supposed to print that.) If you dine in the area, keep your eyes peeled. Meanwhile, I’m sure A-Rod is sitting in his suite at the HCC checking SideDish for dining tips. So Arod, I suggest you go get some crab CLAWS at Campisi’s Egyptian. And perhaps you’ll find a nice place of ANTLERS at Y.O. Ranch. Gig ‘em, y’all.
UPDATE: Thanks to our Twitter followers (DSideDish) for your spicy suggestions.
Yesterday afternoon, a contingent of Japan’s most notable sake makers from the Niigata province converged in Tei An in One Arts Plaza for a sake tasting and rice-wine education. Turns out there’s a lot more to sake than the hot bottle that appears in front of you at the neighborhood sushi bar. (In fact, of the seven sake makers I spoke with yesterday, the consensus was that sake should only be warmed by resting the bottle in warm water. According to the experts, warming it above 112 degrees ruins the delicate flavors.)
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It seemed appropriate to anonymously visit Taco Cabana (TC) for a couple of reasons. First, I am going to start a Sherman’s March through Dallas taquerias and a common local chain could maybe provide us with a ‘reference taco’ around which others could be judged. Second, TC has just started promoting a new line of street tacos. More on them in a moment. But first, a bit of background.
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Thanks to Veletta Forsythe Lill, executive director of the Dallas Arts District, for reminding us that tonight the Greenhouse Truck will be able to park and serve at the Art in October Spotlight Day: Museum Block Party. It all starts at 6:00PM. OMG, could downtown Dallas be on the road to hosting hip foodie trucks?
Lisa Garza is out. But Casey and Tiffany are battling it out to go to the next round. On your mark, get set, VOTE.
Hey, Dishers. Where did you eat this week? Did you find something fabulous? Did you find something foul? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your latest restaurant experiences. Last week you had this to say.13 Comments »
Earlier this year Ricardo (Ricky) Avila moved from the original Avila’s on Maple to open a his own restaurant on lower Greenville Avenue following a legal kerfuffle with other member of his family.
A new banner hangs across the space formerly known as Roaster’s Deli and before that Ed’s Deli (R.I.P) at Preston Rd and LBJ. Gio’s Deli and New York Deli is under construction and they have a telephone listing. Nobody is answering it yet, so details will follow. (h/t LW)
I happy to have another deli in the works in Dallas. (Although until the Rangers are in the World Series I am anti ANYTHING New York.) That said, still don’t understand why they don’t make it here–especially in that neighborhood. When I was growing up in Dallas Preston Road was home to many. I can still taste Wall’s. And Phil’s. Where have all the delis gone?6 Comments »