Dang, I almost forgot. Tonight at 7PM, you can join in the fun. Winos all across Texas will “chat” about Texas wine on Twitter. Here’s the deal.
Tonight’s guest is Katy Jane Bothum, executive director of the Texas Hill Country Wineries. She’ll be talking about plans for the Hill Country Wine Trail’s road shows around the state, the upcoming Austin Wine and Music Festival taking place Memorial Day weekend, and other updates from the #2 fastest-growing wine destination in the nation.
As part of Twitter Tuesday, pick up one or more of these three wines from Texas Hill Country Wineries – Bending Branch Winery Tannat, , Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 2009 Black Spanish, and Becker Vineyards 2010 Viognier.
To chat with Katy Jane, follow her on Twitter @TexasWineTrail and use the hashtag #GOTEXAN.
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Two locations! Now open 2704 East Southlake Blvd. in Southlake! Opening in Dallas at 8611 Hillcrest Road suite in May. It’s low calorie! Frozen! Has a cult following! Franchises available!
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Over on Frontburner, Jason Heid waxes nostalgic on The Tomato, a Denton “eatery much-loved by UNT alumni and originally forced to close to make way for a CVS.” Jason is so happy. The restaurant is reopening in Sanger.3 Comments »
OMG, two of my favorite words in one headline. Free. Margaritas. Expect a tequila-frenzied mosh pit at Margarita Ranch at Mockingbird Station on Thursday from 6 to 7:00PM. The folks from Cointreau and Herradura finish pouring their FREE MARGARITAS, the restaurant will extend its happy hour specials.
Anybody else offering free margaritas in Dallas on Cinco de Mayo?
Update: Sevy’s Grill is offering complimentary Quervo Silver Margaritas or Palomas from 5 – 7 pm!
Chef John Tesar is on fire. The guy has been working non-stop since last winter. First, he kick-started the menu at The Cedars Social, where he still oversees the kitchen. Then he signed a lease on the Dali Wine Bar space and divided it into two restaurants: The Commissary and The Table.
Early returns from The Commissary are blissful. Colleagues have stopped by my cubicle and uttered “OMG” “To Die For” and “How can it be so good and so cheap?” “It blew my hair back!” Saaa-weet! The menu is centered on gourmet burgers and fine wine. It’s a burger joint with a sommelier (Scott Barber). The other portion of the space, The Table is a 12-seat tasting room where Tesar will perform the higher end dishes that brought him to the Big Show. Teasar calls it “deconstructed fine dining.” He is resurrecting canapés!
Anywhoo, last night Tesar threw a private party at The Table. The guest list included Jennifer and David Uygur (Lucia), Chef Bruno Davaillon (Mansion execuchef), Michael Flynn (Mansion sommelier), Tim Byres (Smoke), Teiichi “Teach” Sakurai (Tei-An), and The “Ubiquitous” Brad. Who was that skinny little bitch sitting next to Byres? Our own Sarah Reiss. “The food was incredible,” Reiss said. “Tesar overwhelmed us (in a good way ) with 13 courses; he wanted to try everything out on his friends. I just sat back and listened to all the great industry talk and insider raves.” The 13-course, seafood-centric marathon, that was anticipated to last 150 minutes, lasted over 4 hours. Reiss gives the best dish award to the faux cuttle fish pasta with Iberico pork and lemon fondue.
Reiss said the talk at the table revolved around the current dining culture in Dallas and how chefs are trying new things on the menu (pig’s ear and tripe), and the fact that restaurateurs are more willing to take chances. “This generation is going to forever define the dining in this city,” said Tesar.
Wonderfully pompous or prophetic? Or both? The Commissary opens for lunch today. Go. Eat. Report.
Remember when we wished for In-N-Out Burger and we got it? Well, today comes word that those of you who yearned for SoCal’s Trader Joe’s will soon have one. Yes, Two Buck Chuck is coming to Dallas. Speak up, Dishers. What would you like to have next?48 Comments »