Even though Colby Lewis isn’t scheduled to pitch until game 6 (Friday), I’ve come up with a recipe for ColbyHambone Mac and Cheese. It’s a dish dedicated to my second favorite Ranger pitcher, Lewis, and outfielder Josh Hamilton. I’ve got several other Recipes for Rangers success in the works, but I’d like to hear yours. Then I’m going to gather them all up and send them to the NY Yankees PR staff. Hit it, sports chefs!5 Comments »
Dallas-New-York-bartender-mixologist Jason Kosmas has left his post as general manager of Neighborhood Services Tavern. According to his former boss, Nick Badovinus, Kosmas is in New York, where he is still managing partner of Employees Only, to promote his new book Speakeasy. “Yeah, his last day was Saturday,” says Badovinus. “He’s a super guy and it’s awesome to see his success.”
Will Kosmas return to Dallas? Oh, I think so. Perhaps over the river? This dude’s got bartending in his blood. Anybody read the book?
On my last birthday, I celebrated with one too many gimlets and a joy ride in some guy named Chuck’s convertible (legalities prohibit me from saying whether it was Norris or the guy from that spy show. Suffice it to say, I won’t be going back to LA anytime soon). Turns out, however, that not everyone celebrates with such willful disregard for good taste. Take Scardello, the site of my introduction to great cheese. Turns out they’re turning 2 on October 30 with a free, come-one-come-all party — our favorite kind — from 5:30-10:30 pm, during which owners Rich and Karen Rogers plan to trot out some rare surprises in the form of “cheesemonger’s choice” cheese plates. Your first glass of wine will only run you $2 (after that, you’re on your own at $6). But if you have one too many, stay away from anyone named Chuck. Take it from me, it won’t end well.
Soon enough I will abandon my magazine editing job to become a full-time judge of culinary competitions. Word has apparently gotten out, after that gig in Oak Cliff, that if you’re having a cook-off of any sort, yours truly has to be on the judging panel if you want your event to be a success. That’s the only way to explain how I was tapped to help judge the Solar-Powered Chili Cook-off at the White Rock Local Market this Saturday. Either that or I know the owner of the Green Spot, where the event will be held. Hard to say.
In any case, if you’ve got a chili recipe, a sawbuck, and a crock pot, then you’ve got what it takes to enter. Serving with me on the panel will be that blowhard Gordon Keith, of Sports Ticket 1310 fame, and the real star of the panel, KERA’s Krys Boyd. Come on out and let’s eat meat.2 Comments »
We sent intern Meredith Stein to the Chefs for Farmers event Sunday evening. There are times I’m jealous of the interns’ assignments. This would be one of those times. Read her report below.
Sunday evening marked the debut event for Chefs for Farmers, a group with a passion for local ingredients who pair local farmers with local chefs to create market-to-menu dinners. More than 100 attendees were treated to a delectable five-course benefit dinner “down on the farm” by eight of Dallas’ premier chefs. Each of the chefs, who emphasize the support of local farmers, used fresh produce from nearby farms to create each of their masterpieces. Sustainable organic Pinots, Riesling, and Cabernet Sauvignon were also brought out to complement each dish. Even the Dallas Dude himself was there—bon vivant Steven Doyle—who provided his wine-pouring expertise and helped treat guests around the table to a glass-full.
Think of the near future. In less than a month, we could be boasting about groovy food trucks, In N Out Burgers, authentic Italian food, and, according to Teresa Stay-Up-All-Night-Reporter Gubbins, a beer brewery in Deep Ellum. OH, and a World Series Championship ! What else could we possibly want? Mountains? Oceans? More taquerias?3 Comments »
A big welcome back to Diana and Stoney Savage. They will be reopening their wine shop in the historic home formerly known as Grailey’s this Saturday (October 23). Free wine tasting and light hors-d’oeuvres to celebrate and show off their new custom wine storage area and tasting room. Deets below. Continue reading "Stoney’s Fine Wines in Dallas to Reopen on Saturday"1 Comment »
See this cheesy bus? It will be in Dallas today. Why? Because the folks at Tillamook® have three of these mini-buses retrofitted to resemble Baby Loafs of Tillamook cheddar, touring the country to promote cheese. And mac. Tonight patrons of any Neighborhood Services Restaurant can Restaurant can “get their fill of Tillamook Cheese with $1 Mac & Tillamook Cheese. What’s next a flatbed, I mean flatbread truck®? Continue reading "Tonight is Mac & Cheese Night at all Neighborhood Services Restaurants"
On your mark, get set, e-mail Paul DiCarlo @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a seat next Tuesday, October 26. That’s when Jimmy’s Food Store is hosting a wine dinner which pairs chef David (Lucia) Uyger with Jermann Wine Estate wines. Jump for details.
UPDATE: Price for this dinner has been lowered to $69. 24 seats left.