DUO, Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing‘s nexus of all things culinary, teaches home cooks how to make everything from breakfast to barbecue. Led by a cadre of talented local chefs, DUO’s fun, interactive classes provide home cooks with the guidance and instruction needed to improve their culinary skills. April’s hands-on classes will cover a variety of topics, from breakfast and brunch to tapas and barbecue. As an added bonus, all students who attend one of DUO’s Friday classes will receive 20% off an after-class lunch at Shinsei.
Upcoming cooking classes include:
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Bring your Dallas International Film Festival ticket stub or pass to any of the Mockingbird Station restaurants (convenient if your screening of choice happens to be at the Angelika) for discounted food and non-alcoholic drinks. Here’s the official word:
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The Dallas International Film Festival is partnering with Mockingbird Station to give festival goers 15% off their meal at any Mockingbird Station restaurant, which includes Café Express, Margarita Ranch, Reikyu Sushi, Rockfish, Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant, Urban Taco and Vapiano. The discount applies to food and non-alcoholic beverages, and can’t be combined with any other special/offer.
In our April issue, as you might have heard, we published a list of “52 Things Every Dallasite Must Do.” One of the things was eat Bob Armstrong dip at Mattito’s Tex-Mex, which does not list the concoction on its menu. Unfortunately, our art and editorial departments had a communications snafu, and to illustrate the dip item, we ran a picture of the Bob Armstrong dip not from Mattito’s but instead from Matt’s Rancho Martinez. Mattito’s, you see, was once affiliated with Matt’s, which originated the Bob Armstrong Dip. But not long after Mattito’s opened, the two organizations parted ways — and not altogether amicably. Estella Martinez, Matt’s widow, politely explained all this to me. She said that she and her staff were delighted when a D Magazine photographer came in to take pictures, but when she saw her dip next to the Mattito’s writeup, her delight turned into something else.
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Tonight: Head on over to Common Table where Jeff Fryman is tapping Lagunitas Hop Stoopid (yes, on draft in all of its glory), Anchor Humming (Pale Ale with Nelson Sauvin hops), Rogue XS I2PA (Imperial India Pale Ale), (512) Black IPA, Dogfish Head 90 Minute, and Lagunitas IPA. Show up early to receive a sweet Lagunitas mason jar glasses with any Lagunitas. One per person, and come early because once they’re gone, they’re gone.
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Quick news: This Wednesday night (that’s tomorrow) marks the kick-off of Wednesday-night, half-price wine and jazz nights at Park.
Stay tuned…and if you go, let us know how it is.
Forget trying to find a hotel room in London next month. Stay on this side of the pond, where the Hotel St. Germain is hosting a spate of Royal Wedding festivities with pomp, pageantry, and kitsch to spare.
Start with a pinkie raising Royal Tea and Book Signing on April 28 from 1 to 3 pm. Sip the Queen’s favorite brew while you sample royal wedding cakes and listen to Dallas author Nancy Smith Becker, on hand signing copies of her new novel, Imperial Wedding of Old Paris. $30 per person.
Or how about Dinner with “The Queen” on April 28? A four-course gourmet dinner (with wine and Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV) paired with a viewing of The Queen. Chef Chad Martin’s adaptation of the actual 1953 Royal Coronation menu will include Filet de Boeuf Mascotte and Chocolate Roulade, Strawberry Galette. Seatings from 7:00pm
We love Breakfast in Bed, and on April 29th there’s good reason to book a room and stay nestled in. Guests who spend the night in one of the hotel’s luxury suites will wake up to breakfast in bed with the future King and Queen of England. How is this possible? Hotel St. Germain will bring you a full English breakfast in your suite while you laze about betting your fill of all of the televised Royal Wedding coverage.
Stick around for dinner that evening (April 29) when the hotel will be serving a formal Wedding Supper and a Screening of the film, The Kings Speech featuring the future King’s great-grandparents, George VI and the Queen Mother. A six-course menu (paired with wine and Bollinger Champagne) will include such English favorites as beef Wellington, roasted quail and stilton with poached pears and walnuts. Special remarks by Mr. David Huntley, representative of Historic Royal Palaces tip this party over the top. $150 per person. Seatings from 7:00pm
For reservations and more detailed pricing, contact the hotel’s Concierge at 214-871-2516.
After a few fierce rounds of pub trivia (read: drinks) at Lee Harvey’s recently, a friend from out-of-town asked me where he could fill up his car. “Why just get gas,” I said, “When you can get gas and tacos?” So off we went to Fuel City to cross the 12th item off my list of Things Every Dallasite Must Do.
Pulling up to the oversized fueling station, I glanced at a swimming pool sitting across the parking lot. A mirage? Perhaps. Nearby, a red neon “TACOS” sign shone like a beacon. As we walked through the sliding door, a shimmering beer island greeted us — offering a prolific selection of cold ones packed in ice. This was but a minor distraction, and we made our way to the taco window. Continue reading "The Dallas Must-Do List: Tacos at Fuel City"
So, it’s not much closer to our offices than the Fort Worth locations are, but those lucky dogs in Denton sure have something to cheer about. The burgers-and-live-music formula that made Chef Tim Love’s Fort Worth Love Shacks a success is bound to show well in this newest location.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be opening in Denton,” says Love. “I’m just a few miles from the house I grew up in, and I have a ton of family and friends in the area, so to be able to bring a Love Shack here is a dream come true.”
The joint will fit 120 people indoors and outdoors and has a stage for live music, natch. Love will serve classics like the Love Burger and the famous Dirty Love Burger, as well as hot dogs, house-made sausages, hand-cut fries, and onion rings. Non-beef burger offerings include the Classic Yard Bird (Love’s take on a classic grilled chicken sandwich), the Gobbler (a turkey-cheddar burger), the Boom Boom (a lightly battered and fried Portobello sandwich), and a classic Grilled Cheese.
Don’t miss out on Love’s celebrated Lonesome Dove Pork green chili, grilled pickles (which this reporter got to sample at the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival), house rootbeer, jalapeno cucumber margarita, and daily milkshake special, with flavors such as Chocolate Mint, Heath Bar Crunch, Strawberry, and Mocha.
Starting April 18, Mignon will celebrate its 10 year anniversary of bringing Franco-American deliciousness to Dallas by hosting 10 days of appreciation. For 10 days, Mignon will serve ten different specialties for only $10. From April 18 through April 27 guests can enjoy a tasty treat every day—including selections such as steak tartar, a half bottle of wine, oyster benedict during the weekend brunch, and dessert for two—each for only $10 (see below).
On the final Thursday (April 28) Mignon will throw a free customer appreciation party filled with French touches and specialty dishes prepared by Chef James Sleeth.
So, let’s recap:
Ten Days for Ten Dollars Countdown – Select items $10
Mignon’s Ten Year Appreciation Party – Free
If it were me, I’d call for a reservation now.
Dallas finest are sharpening their knives, firing up their burners, and readying their forks for Dining Out In Dallas’ Battle of the Chefs Challenge, led by James Johnson of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and presented by the Texas Neurofibromatosis (NF) Foundation. On April 6, during the organization’s 18th annual event (which, incidentally, has raised more than $1,000,000 in the past 15 years) some of Dallas’ best chefs will go head to head in feats of culinary derring-do. Bring your checkbook for the silent and live auctions—up for bid: tickets to live tapings of American Idol, the Ellen Degeneres Show, and Live! With Regis and Kelly; and a package trip for four to Napa Valley.
Tickets to each event are $75 and can be purchased at www.diningoutindallas.com.