When we heard that Stir Coffee planned to open a location inside the soon-to-open (we hope) Good 2 Go Taco on Peavy Rd., our hearts jittered with girlish glee. Here’s why: Instead of having our espresso served to us by flunkies who burn the milk or serve over-roasted beans, the couple behind Stir, namely Rip Rowan and Vanessa Peters, believe in making espresso the old-country way, meaning under strict temperature controls and with an almost fanatical devotion to the practice of the pull. And don’t come here looking for drip coffee; you won’t find it. Stir plans to serve only espresso drinks, French press, and cold-brewed toddy coffee (word has it that toddy makes the best iced coffee you’ve ever tasted).
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Help! It’s lunchtime at DFW airport and here I sit with an hour to go before my flight takes off. Hungry girl needs an excellent lunch in the D terminal. Help me out by sending your suggestions for guilty pleasures in airport dining.
Likewise, I’ll be spending a three-hour, dinnertime layover in the Miami airport. I know someone out there must have a tip or two for this hungry girl!15 Comments »
If you are strictly a spirit person and not interested in wine or beer, but may want to spice up your traditional drinks, there are handful of yummy holiday cocktails that will keep you warm as our nights get colder.
Mount Gay Rum has been produced on the island of Barbados for over 300 years. 17th Century sailors brought Mount Gay back to Europe with them as proof that they completed their tasks to travel to the new world. And, today it is as good as when it was first created with creamy vanilla, banana and baking spice flavors. Continue reading "What I’m Drinking Now: Holiday Cocktails"2 Comments »
Stephan Pyles just celebrated Samar being named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America, and now he’s going to celebrate the fifth anniversary of his other restaurant along Ross. On Sunday, he’s throwing a Fall Harvest Festival by teaming up with local farmers, wineries, and artisan food merchants. Tickets are $50. You can get them by going to stephanpyles.com or calling 214-580-7000. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Dallas Arts District. And, of course, we’re dispatching someone to cover it so you may just get your photo on the blog! (Or not. I can’t promise that. It really just depends on the lighting, the moment, and the interest of the writer and photographer. But it could happen. And wouldn’t that be fun?)
Say bye-bye to Bliss Raw Café and Elixir Bar’s Greenville Ave. location. Proprietor Dee Pissaro has decided to consolidate the Greenville Avenue location into Bliss’ recently opened Preston Center digs and, she tells us, open another concept eatery in the Greenville space. (Stay tuned for the deets on that.)
New to raw? Well, it’s pretty much what you’d think: food that is uncooked, fresh, rich in enzymes and minerals, free of gluten, sugar, meat, dairy, additives, processed flours, genetically modified foods, pesticides, and preservatives. Oh yeah, and nothing has been heated above 115 degrees. As for the elixirs, think nutritious and medicinal liquid cocktails made by blending phytochemical-rich super foods believed to strengthen the immune system.
Multi-tasking Pisarro is also poised to launch V-Spot – a new vegetarian restaurant on Henderson. V-Spot will focus on cooked vegan/vegetarian-fare. Look for V-Spot to open in December.
I loves me some Tony Montana, so I’m extra bummed that I wasn’t at Nobu on Tuesday night to lock eyes with Al Pacino, in town to appear at the Brinker International Forum.
Just in case you were wondering, he of the discomfiting stare was seen dining on yellowtail jalapeno, rock shrimp tempura, and salmon karashi sumiso, all of which are Nobu originals (like the man himself) created by Chef Matt Raso.