Dave Faries is frustrated. His new website dedicated to restaurant reviews and food news in Dallas, Critic’s Guide, was supposed to launch today. But it “may be tomorrow which probably means Wednesday.” Faries admits he has typed his fingers down to little nubbs. He is soaking them in an 8-ounce glass of Johnny Walker Blue. Soon it will be here.3 Comments »
Tonight marks the first night of Craft Beer Week, a spontaneous festival celebrating the (very limited) availability all three of Avery’s series (Holy Trinity, Dictators, and Demons series) on tap in the same city at the same time. Trust me; it’s a big deal. Big enough to get three (seemingly) competing drinkeries to collaborate and celebrate.
This movable beer feast kicks off tonight at Libertine with Avery Salvation and an option to pair it with a special menu of smoked pork tenderloin with apricot ancho chili chutney, couscous cooked in fresh apple juice and basil, and brown-butter baby turnips and baby radishes.
Tomorrow night, the festivities move to Common Table where Avery Salvation will be paired with an ancho chili-rubbed rockfish and herb risotto.
Things really pick up on Wednesday at Meddlesome Moth when the bars begin to bring out the flights.
The schedule is a little tricky to understand, so be sure to check out the FULL schedule here. Print it out and keep track; this is a week you won’t want to miss.
An eagle-eyed Disher with a nose for news and the name of a famous player with an awesome hook shot, writes: “Thought I’d let ya know Burguesa Burger on Inwood in Dallas has shut down. I drove by this afternoon.”9 Comments »
Not just a euphemism anymore, Fire in the Hole was the name of Medical City’s entry in Sunday’s chili cook-off at The Dallas Farmers Market where pro (and semi-pro) teams from Le Cordon Bleu, Northwood Club, Chef’s Pete’s Catering, The French Room, and El Centro Culinary School, faced off against contenders from Mama D and Medical City (as well as an enthusiastic entry calling themselves The Chili Chicks) to benefit the Texas Chefs Association and Friends of the Dallas Farmers Market.
Jump here for the photo gallery… Continue reading "Fire in the Hole at Sunday’s Smashing Chili Chowdown"
Last Friday night, 11 celebrity chefs joined organizer John (DRG) Tesar at the Burgers and Burgundy event benefiting DIFFA. They chose The House in Victory Park by Philippe Starck for the event. (This may be the coolest high-rise in downtown Dallas.) The walls are white museum the rooftop deck has infinity pool! The goal of the evening: 12 celebrated chefs got a chance to render the humble burger in a way that represented the very best of their culinary art.
In this video the chefs describe their interpretation of the burger mandate and John Tesar describes the cause behind the event.
Jump for a list of all the chefs who participated. Continue reading "Burgers and Burgandy Benefitting DIFFA Rocks at The House by Philippe Starck"3 Comments »
I didn’t know what to expect from an event that featured coffee, a live DJ, an open bar, and free cookies, all while raising awareness for some wonderful, worthy causes. Even though I didn’t know what to expect, what I witnessed was just what a BYOM event can offer: great food and drink, dancing, and an outlet for social causes.
BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)* is a quarterly event hosted by Well Coffee. The purpose of the night is to engage people’s minds and hearts in a relevant way and bring awareness to world causes. This is done through donating portions of ticket sales as well as selling coffee at the event. Specific organizations are also present to help people see for themselves ways in which they can help. Past events have raised money and awareness for helping women in India’s red-light district and providing clean water to Haiti.
Starting on Halloween and continuing on select Sundays through December, The Ritz will trade the finger sandwiches and scones of its traditional afternoon tea for festive cupcakes. Mini cupcakes in Texas-inspired flavors will come with hot tea, coffee, chocolate, and cider selections. Or you can go for pink champagne. Chef Morgan Wilson’s Halloween cupcake flavors include Go Longhorns (citrus and burnt sugar cake with orange buttercream and tangerine marmalade), Texas Pecan Italian Cream, Don’t Mess With Chocolate, Red Velvet, and Peach Cobbler.
Find out the details here.
he told the crowd that the 2006 Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons are both ready to drink, but would also keep well for a few more years. The 2006 Syrah is young and needs 3 to 4 years to reach its peak. Full report below the jump, but first a video of Steve Burgess on the thoughts a lot of wine makers and wine drinkers at the moment: The lateness of the 2010 harvest (due to dry weather). Burgess Cellars is in Napa, so Steve speaks from that perspective. The lighting in the video is rather yellow as we had to find adequate light and there is only one bulb on Welborn Street.