There are a few tasting events around town in the next week or so that look especially tempting for the wine lover’s palate, including one that we look forward to every year – Savor Dallas.
There are a handful of tickets left for a tasting of 40 different Pinot Noirs from Central Coast, Oregon, Napa and Sonoma that Sigel’s is hosting on March 15 from 5:30pm-8pm at The Park City Club. This looks like an incredible tasting from some of the best Pinot producers in these regions, including Miner’s incredible Gary’s Vineyard and Rosella’s Pinot Noir, Patz & Hall Chenoweth, Archery Summit Premier Cuvee, Melville Carrie’s, Fess Parker Ashley’s. Beautiful Pinot Noir for a great tasting price, $40. Call 214-350-1271 for reservations.
March 24th Bailey’s Prime Plus on Park Lane will host a tasting of six wines, 3 white varietals and 3 reds, paired with a selection of cheeses to help demystify different tasting descriptors associated with wine. Led by Wine Director and Sommelier LA Perkel the tasting will include 2008 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, one of my favorites from California, 2005 Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, 2009 Schools Vollards Riesling Kabinett from Germany and more. The tasting is $45 with reservations available at 214-750-8100.
Savor Dallas celebrates their 7th annual weekend event March 18th and 19th with tasting events around town, including the Arts District Stroll on Friday night through the Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculptor Center, The Meyerson Symphony Hall and The Winspear Opera House; the Ultimate pARTy Friday night; wine seminars or a special cooking class with Stephan Pyles on Saturday afternoon; and the Grand Tasting Saturday night at the downtown Sheraton. Tickets and information available here.
Everyone wants in on a New Orleans-style celebration. Here’s a handy list of restaurants and bars running specials tomorrow.
RA Sushi – This Plano joint is hosting a bash that starts at 9 pm with a special Mardi Gras menu and of course, cheap drinks.
Big Shucks and AW Shucks — Tuesday night, the Cajun boiled shrimp is $8.95 (two bucks cheaper than usual). On Ash Wednesday, get a catfish fillet, two shrimp, two oysters, and fries for $5.95. Every Friday throughout Lent, catch the grilled tilapia, also for $8.95.
Margaux’s — Already cooking Creole/Cajun, but pulling out all the stops with a prix fixe buffet of authentic specialties.
Brownstone Restaurant & Lounge — For the Fort Worth crowd, there’s a special three course menu for $30 and drink specials galore (including $4 hurricanes). A DJ shows up at 9 pm and plays until 2 am.
The Grapevine Bar — Happy hour all day, plus their “Beads and Booze” party. All frozen drinks are $3 (so that means you can also get their signature Everclear bellini), and wells are $2. Beads are free, of course.
Fish City Grill (all locations) — Serving New Orleans-style cuisine all day, and actual festivities (AKA live entertainment and drink specials) begin at 6pm.
Victor Tango’s — Happy hour 5pm-7m. Get half-priced chicken and waffles and $5 hurricanes.
J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge — Bacardi hurricanes and gumbo.
Zanata in Rockwall — Shrimp and grits for $22, plus drink specials.
Keep us posted on your plans and we’ll update if anyone else decides to throw a rager.6 Comments »
I mentioned the show America’s Next Great Restaurant in post earlier today only to find the following press release when I returned to my computer.
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Last night, during the premiere of NBC’s new reality TV series, “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” audiences were introduced to a panel of chefs and potential investors, and 21 restaurant concepts. The panel of judges, which includes Chef Bobby Flay and Chipotle Chef and Founder Steve Ells, then selected the top 10 finalists, one of which is Dallas’ own Fran Harris and her concept, “The Sports Wrap,” to proceed to the next round of competition.
This weekend I noticed a promo for an upcoming show called America’s Next Great Restaurant. It’s a “reality” show with contestants competing for backing to open a chain of three restaurants. Yawn.
However, what caught my attention was the fact that Bobby Flay is one of the judges. WTF? I don’t know how many shows this guy is on, but I think the fact that he is on more than one (or two) doesn’t make him a chef anymore. Like, he shouldn’t be considered for national awards unless it is for best TV chef. Am I wrong?14 Comments »
There seems to be some movement going on at Taco Mundo, the restaurant opened by Carolina Galvan-Rodriguez. It has already opened and closed twice. A loyal Disher just drove past and noticed “Now Hiring” signs in the window. We know the food was good and they did a nice lunch business. I don’t know who is behind the opening and the former restaurant number is disconnected. Developing.
UPDATE: Teresa Gubbins @PegNews says she knows what’s going on but she won’t tell until tomorrow. Not Taco Mundo.
UPPITY DATE: She breaks like a little girl.4 Comments »
I am not sure when a trend becomes a tradition, when a flash in the pan becomes an American classic, but I suspect we are at the tipping point with the cupcake.
Before you tell me to put a macaron in it, please allow me to introduce you to the very cupcake that I think might be over the edge: Trailercakes.
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