Last week a group of writers from Sports Illustrated asked for your recommendations on where to dine in Dallas. Senior editor, Mark Mravic sends his thanks.
Thanks for all your help and kindness last week. Of the places you recommended, I ended up hitting Pepe & Mito’s, Local, Adair’s, Tei-an, The Common Table, and Mia’s. Not bad for three days. I actually preferred Pepe & Mito’s over Mia’s. Loved the tacos nortenos, and no there was no wait. On Saturday we had a private SI party at Kent Rathbun’s residence.
I guess we can chock chalk this note up to a story about the Super Bowl with a happy ending.
Just spent a few minutes with Jay Jerrier in his new Deep Ellum pizzeria. The city inspector was in earlier, but a couple hiccups kept him from issuing the certificate of occupancy. Jerrier had the problems remedied and hopes to have the inspector back later today.
The real problem now is Jerrier’s wood. It’s too wet. When I saw him at 1, he’d been tending his fire for three hours, trying to get the oven hot enough for a pie. No dice. The crazy Italian thermometer that read only Celsius was stuck at 200; it needed to be at least 400. Jerrier dealt with this disappointment by bluing the air in a way that made me so uncomfortable that I had to leave immediately and go eat a turkey burger at Twisted Root across the street (where I was Ned Flanders).
Stay tuned for more updates. Maybe Jerrier will have his C.O. in hand and his oven hot by this weekend.9 Comments »
The following news comes from the copy and paste press release department.
1)The Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (DMNWC) has added TexSom, the country’s only organization that produces a yearly conference for sommeliers, as a “co-presenter and production partner”. TexSom was founded by James Tidwell (Four Seasons) and Drew Hendricks (Pappas Bros. Houston) and the annual event draws sommeliers and wine experts from all over the world. The DMNWC founder Rebecca Murphy says, “The reach of this extensive network of wine professionals broadens the impact on sales [of medal winners] far beyond the greater Dallas market. It’s invaluable exposure for a wine.” Judging will be held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas February 20-21 and gold-medal winners will be announced in Salut! published by The Dallas Morning News on March 24. The general public will have the opportunity to sample the award-wining wines at the Dallas Wine and Food Festival on April 13-17.
2) Anybody remember chef Jordon Swim of Food Creates Community? He was actually a front-runner in the underground dining, long-table craze. He popped into my inbox this morning to say: “We are kicking off the year with a night filled with friends and flavors gathered around the bountiful table. The night will feature 5 courses sourced from the best of the area and prepared with passion for taste and nourishment. We will be back in the Lakewood community and offer two seating’s (6 and 8:00pm) on Saturday February 26. RSVP here.4 Comments »