I wasn’t quite sure if Jimmy’s would live up to my expectations when I first found the place. I’ve always heard how great the sandwiches are and how much I’d love the food. At first glance, I wasn’t convinced.
The market-style restaurant threw me off initially, until I got a good look of the layout of the place. I couldn’t help but notice the funny looks given to me and D Magazine’s shopping intern, Maggie, when we walked in wearing heels and holding our iPhones. It’s not the type of place where a dress code is enforced. Continue reading "The Dallas Must-Do List: Eat a Jimmy’s Sandwich"
Meddlesome Moth Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Ale Week April 4-10.
It’s going to be epic. A virtual tap takeover. In honor of their first year of craft-beer bliss, the Moth is hosting an entire week devoted entirely to ales and the people who love them.
Festivities will include:
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As much as we hate to think about it, these warmer temps mean that yet another punishing summer is lurking just around the corner. So, the way we see it, there’s no time like the present to get started—prime the tap, if you will—and give you all the info you’ll need to add some new brews to your repertoire and beat the heat at the same time. Every Thursday we’ll do our level best to keep you in the know about upcoming rare beer tappings, brewery openings, new arrivals, and can’t-miss events. If it’s on our radar, you’ll find it here.
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My mom is sitting in the other room reading the Dallas Morning News. Suddenly, she burst into tears. “Oh my god, The Bronx is closing!” I jumped on to Eats where La Brenner posts about Karen Robinson Jacobs’ report. Oh my god is right. I remember hanging out there when Stephan Pyles was the chef and the quiche was the best in town. And the omelets. I am feeling old and sad right now.
Intrepid intern Katie Minchew ran away with the circus—for the afternoon. Read up on her adventures with the elephants at the Dallas Farmers Market:
The Shrine Circus is in town at Fair Park Coliseum until Sunday.
Yesterday, despite the unseasonably chilly weather, three of the show’s Asian elephants—Cindy, Betty, and Bo—presented a little side show at the Dallas Farmers Market where the public was invited to “lunch with the elephants.” Cindy and Betty worked up their appetite giving the kids (and policemen) rides around the ring while Bo lounged behind the scenes awaiting the feast of fruit supplied by the Dallas Farmers Market.
Larry Carden, son of the George Carden of George Carden Circus International, talked me through the feeding of these magnificent pachyderms. They eat 150 squares of hay per week, one thousand dollars of produce each week, and 20 bags of feed every day. They don’t usually get this much produce at a time so “this fruit table will be a treat for them,” said Carden.
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Put on your boots and shuffle on down to the Library Bar at the Warwick Melrose where, starting April 8, the cocktail menu will take on a Texas twist in honor of Texas’ 175th birthday.
The Texas Rattlesnake, made with Balcones Baby Blue Whiskey (Waco), Garrison Brother’s Bourbon (Dripping Springs), cherry brandy, and a splash of sour mix, offers a drink with a bite.
The Lone Star Martini, made with Texas’ own Dripping Springs Vodka
The Blue Bonnet, also made with Dripping Springs Vodka and Railean White Rum (Galveston Bay)
The Texas Ice Tea a volatile mix of Dripping Springs Vodka, Railean White Rum (Galveston Bay), and Pepe Zevada’s Z Tequila (Austin)
The Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita with Pepe Zevada’s Z Tequila (Austin)
Don’t fret beer and wine lovers. Texas-based breweries and wineries won’t be left out.
The three-week bash starts next Friday and will disappear like a ghost town after April 30. And the Lone Star signature drinks are all $10 or less, so saddle up and belly up to the bar before it’s too late.
There’s one four letter word (besides pony, cake, swag, and, of course, doob) that brings us running—and that word is FREE. Especially when it refers to food. Screen Door at One Arts Plaza knows our dirty little secret and feeds our need on Monday, April 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. when diners will have the first opportunity to try two off-the-menu dishes for free.
This month, you can select two complimentary plates from the following options:
As you’d guess, you’re not getting near the place without a reservation, and group reservations are limited to six people, so don’t try using this as a cheap way to host your rehearsal dinner. Call 214-720-9111 to reserve your spot.
Last Saturday was the latest in a lengthening list of Dallas Foodie Tours: The 2011 Dallas Pizza Tour. Like the Burger, Taco, and Vegan tours that preceded the tour was the brainchild of Steven Doyle, best known as never having written for Dallas/Ft. Worth Construction News (ed note: The list of Dallas publications that Steve Doyle has written for is now so long it is easier to just list the ones he hasn’t written for). As with previous tours we took our 1969 Chevrolet School Bus (Woodstock Edition) and traveled around several premier pizza sites in town, tasting at each stop. The good folks at Elm Street Bar were kind enough to provide us with a keg of beer which kept the 20 or so participants from dying of thirst on the way.
From base camp in Deep Ellum we headed out to the leafy lanes of The OC and the house of Janice Provost, co-owner and co-chef of Parigi. There we sampled pizzas made by her and her husband ranging from classic Margherita through to taste benders like white truffle mushroom. The crust was the most idiosyncratic part. It was thin and crisp, almost to the point of being flat bread. The taste was as dry as a stone ground cracker. Pizza crust is a very personal thing and the variations on this tour turned out to be huge. To my taste, this was my favorite.
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