From the copy and paste press release department. Some interesting news.
DALLAS, TEXAS (March 3, 2011) – Providing gracious hospitality and attainable luxury for twelve years strong, Wynnwood Catering & Special Events, the 2010 and 2011 American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) Caterer of the Year, has found a new home.
Dallas natives Dean McSherry, CEO of Preferred Restaurant Services, and Brian Black, President, Preferred Restaurant Management Group and Owner of Mi Piaci Italian Restaurant in Dallas, purchased Wynnwood Catering & Special Events from Jerry Walker of Cityplace Conference Hospitality Group in February of 2011 for an undisclosed amount.
Dang, how much dudes. Jump for more.
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Nearly every morning on the way to work, I drive past Crossroads Diner, which I’ve been meaning to visit ever since I read Nancy’s review of the place. This morning, I finally stopped in. And I’m glad I did.
What you see here is a three-egg frittata made with roasted red peppers, goat cheese, and chorizo ($8.95). On the left, that’s hash browns. On the right, if you look closely, you’ll see whole wheat toast. In the near distance, just beyond the whole wheat toast, you can probably make out a cup of coffee ($2.75). All of the forgoing went into my mouth and, from there, into my belly. About that experience I have this to say: I will do it again.
The frittata was fluffy. The eggs were perfectly cooked — firm without being rubbery. The rich, creamy goat cheese worked well with the savory chorizo, which sat in big, satisfying chunks rather tiny rabbit-dropping-size pellets. It’s hard to screw up hash browns; they didn’t.
I have three complaints. Continue reading "You Should Eat at Crossroads Diner"
It’s was the opening race of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the biggest event on the NASCAR calendar. The Daytona 500 is a spectacular spectator event but it took place about 1,000 miles from Dallas. Fortunately, Texas Motor Speedway had a solution that allowed fans to watch the race in style and eat well at the same time. It’s called The Speedway Club, a nine floor building at the track overlooking turn one that has a plush ballroom at the top. They invited me to check it out…
Last night I received Hector Garcia’s weekly newsletter. In it was this little gem of a story. I thought I’d share.
“We are foodies!” These words scare most waiters, but not because they are afraid of foodies. People who ARE foodies, show themselves by what they order, what they drink, and how they act in a restaurant. Not by proclaiming it.
So when a table of four in the patio (one woman, three men) announced to James that “we are foodies!”, he soldiered on. As he walked away from the table he heard the lady say, “I thought we were coming to a Five Star restaurant.” Continue reading "Table Tales: Hector Garcia Reports Customers From Hell"
To my desk comes this dispatch about chef Tiffany Derry of Top Chef fame meeting yesterday with members of the United States Congress:
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Bravo’s Top Chef All Stars fan favorite Tiffany Derry made a trip to Washington, D.C., to talk to Congress about the importance of culinary arts programs. A Department of Education rule is threatening career college programs and would deny federal financial aid to students who need help the most — low-income and minority students who want to pursue degrees in fields like graphic design and culinary arts. Thirty-nine percent of students who attend career colleges are minorities, and Tiffany talked to members of the Congressional Black Caucus on the harmful impacts this “Gainful Employment” rule will have. She’s worried the rule will hurt students like herself from pursuing their dreams.
Tiffany, a Beaumont native, started her career working at an IHOP at the age of 15, she pursued a culinary degree at the Art Institute of Houston and loved her experience enough to go to Ai Dallas to teach. Meanwhile, she got a great position as a chef in Dallas and recently competed on Season 7, Top Chef D.C. She is currently on Season 8 All Stars.
It is 4am on a cool February morning outside of Limpopo, South Africa in the northernmost province outside of Phalaborwa, quite near Kruger National Park. Women of the local villages around Limpopo are readying themselves for day that lies ahead. It is summer in South Africa and the only way to get through hot summer days is to get an early start, and there is work to do.
From January to March in this part of South Africa hundreds of villagers, predominantly women, set out to do the work that will pay for their livelihood for the rest of the year – harvesting the bright yellow marula fruit to make the silky, luxurious Amarula Cream Liqueur.3 Comments »
From now through next Friday (March 11) the North Texas Food Bank will be receiving 25 percent of purchases made with The A-List’s “Spoiled for Good” Program. In a fundraising partnership between the two entities, NTFB will receive a quarter of the proceeds when A-Listers purchase discounted gift certificates at foodie and spa citywide. Snatch up certificates for Arcodoro & Pomodoro, Sake Balm, Lavendou, Chill Bubble Tea, Al Biernat’s, Rex’s Fresh Seafood, La Fiorentina, Learning Express, Daddy Jack’s, Skin SpaMed, and more as the week progresses. Gift certificates will be good for 6 months, so there’s no rush to use them tomorrow.
Given that the NTFB serves 307 agencies in 13 North Texas counties (and that 94 cents of each dollar raised goes directly towards hunger relief) the second-hand benefits will be felt all over this part of the state.
For more info about the program or to purchase gift certificates, visit Spoiled for Good and start putting your self-indulgence dollars toward the greater good.