This weekend is all about the treats, no tricks, and there are some great cocktail combos out that should be tried. Below are some unusual selections that I have been introduced to recently, that are also pretty tasty. Also great for watching a Texas Rangers win!
The Green Beast
Developed by Pernod Absinthe’s in-house mixologist Charles Vexenent.
The Green Beast
1 Part Pernod Absinthe
2 Parts Rose’s Lime Juice
4 Parts Water
Domaine de Canton is ginger infused liqueur made with fresh, Vietnamese ginger blended with VSOP and XO Grande Champagne Cognacs, Provençal honey, Tunisian Ginseng, and fresh vanilla beans. Luxurious and silky, try blended with Champagne as well.
The Autumn Spice
2oz. Domaine de Canton
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 oz. apple cider
Serve over ice with a cinnamon stick
Einstein Bros. Bagels in McKinney opening in a big way next Tuesday (Nov. 2) by giving the first 100 people in line coupons for one free breakfast sandwich a week for one year. That’s 52 sandwiches, people. Fine print says that you have to be at least 18 years old, have a valid photo ID, and that the coupons can only be redeemed only at the 7645 Custer Road location, not a big deal if you live nearby — a little more of a hassle if you live in Oak Cliff. But, hey, a free sandwich is a free sandwich.
Looks to me like the store opens at 5:30 am. I’m not saying you should camp out, just that you should plan according to your level of personal commitment.1 Comment »
Vijay Sadhu’s new restaurant Sutra opens next month in The Shops at Legacy in Plano. He needed a few folks to use as guinea pigs to test some of his recipes. We were happy to oblige. Sadhu whipped out five dishes, assisted by longtime friend and Sutra consultant Arturo Romanillos (his specialty is pâtisserie and baking which he has done at Stephan Pyles and a few times at the James Beard House in New York. Currently he is Program Chair of Pâtisserie and Baking at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas. Here are some of the dishes we tried and you may be able to taste when Sutra opens.
Mung dal Falafel with Tabouli and Tahini Sauce. The falafels are made with garlic, ginger, and ground spice. It is accompanied by a tabouli salad made from mung dal sprouts, garlic, parsley, bulgur wheat, and lemon juice. The tahini sauce is essentially a sesame seed sauce with garlic.
Oh, there is lots more. (VIDEO!!) Continue reading "Vijay Sadhu Previews Recipes for New Restaurant Sutra. Bonus Video of Sadhu Cooking!"9 Comments »
This just in from Jack Perkins of Maple and Motor Burgers & Beer: he’s now serving breakfast from 6-9:00AM. He says, “Come try my flapjack roll.” What’s a flapjack roll, you ask? Jump for deets. Continue reading "Maple and Motor Burgers & Beer: Now Open for Breakfast"5 Comments »