The love for wine and spirits runs in my family, which means that I can give my mom a great bottle of wine, fun gadget or excellent bottle of Grey Goose for a Mother’s Day gift and she will be happy, especially because we will often then share that bottle of wine or mix up a martini together…and that special time is really what it is all about. If you are still in search of a perfect Mother’s Day gift and know that something in the liquid form will satisfy, consider one of these options. Some have been sent for editorial consideration.
For the wine lover:
The Moet and Chandon Brut Rose Imperial NV is always a great go to bubbly with a burst of great strawberry, raspberry layered with a hint of rose water. Elegant and crisp with thousands of tiny bubbles. Priced at about $60 a bottle and available at most Goody-Goody locations (I saw it at the Greenville store last week.) Continue reading "What to Drink Now: Mom’s Day"
The Second Floor, one of the most comfortable bars in town, and home to J. Chastain’s Molecular Mixology is going to the dogs, or horses, more correctly, this Saturday. It’s Derby Day and they will feature $3 mint juleps and the Run For The Roses and the rest of the Kentucky Derby broadcast on big screens. Plus “old fashioned” cocktails featuring several of The Second Floor’s Kentucky Bourbons. Full list below. Continue reading "Celebrate The Kentucky Derby at The Second Floor in Dallas"
Here’s what you need to know about Dee Lincoln’s second Tasting Room & Bubble Bar:
Two levels, Cedar Springs, yummy flatbread, pillows that feel like silky lamb’s fur, loads of reflective surfaces, excellent bubble-themed chandeliers, many many Park Cities babes in booty accentuating get-ups, wine dispensaries, valet, outdoor patio.
jump to check out some pics… Continue reading "Dee Lincoln’s Cedar Springs Bubble Bar Preview Party. An Evening in Pictures."2 Comments »
Each week, Kristy Alpert highlights a restaurant where $8 or less goes a long way.
This week I headed out to Serious Pizza in Deep Ellum to satisfy a … wait for it … serious pizza craving. It’s been a while since I’ve ventured out that way during lunch hours, and the scene was definitely less than hopping. That is, until I walked in the restaurant. All the booths were taken by chatting co-workers and debating seminary students. Even the spots at the bar were full with people watching the chefs toss enormous sheets of dough behind the counter. Lucky for me it was a sunny day and they had open tables outside, shaded by umbrellas along the sidewalk patio.
Serious Pizza is new to Dallas. They opened on March 24. Owners Andrew Phillips and Mike Turley have already made a decent mark on the local pizza scene with their hand-made vegan dough and ridiculously huge pies. It was fun to watch customers struggle to fit their to-go XL pizzas (30”) through the door. (Casual Observer’s Tip: tilt one side up.)9 Comments »
How’s this for a tasty deal? Beginning this month, chef Tim Byres of Smoke will personally prepare a monthly private-audience dinner on the back patio of the popular Oak Cliff restaurant. Byres will dine with the guests and preside over the five-course meal. The catch? It’s only open to the first 20 guests to RSVP. And at $50 per person/$75 with wine pairings, the seats are sure to go fast. The first “One Riot, One Ranger” dinner will be May 13 and 14. So, what’s with the name? Smoke explains:
In 1896, Texas Ranger Bill McDonald was called to Dallas by then mayor Franklin Holland in the hope of stopping a riot caused by a crowd that had gathered to watch an illegal heavyweight prize fight between Pete Maher and Bob Fitzsimmons. When the mayor met McDonald at the train station and expressed concern that they only sent one Texas Ranger to handle the situation, McDonald responded, “Hell, ain’t it enough? One riot, one ranger.” It is in that spirit that chef Byres and Smoke offer this new dining experience.
Hey, Dishers. Where did you eat this week? Did you find something fabulous? Did you find something foul? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your latest restaurant experiences. Here’s what you reported last week.11 Comments »