For the first time in its six year history, American Craft Beer Week will see official events hosted in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers. From May 16-22, new beer lovers and seasoned enthusiasts will raise glasses of their favorite IPA, amber, stout—or anything in-between—to honor the more than 1,700 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the vibrant American craft beer scene.
Locally, Libertine is getting in the act with their American Craft Beer Dinner on Wednesday May 25 at 7pm. For just $50 per person you can enjoy five seasonal courses prepared by head chef Taylor McCreary paired with five American craft beers to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.
Reservations are required. Call 214-824-7900.
Know of any other American Craft Beer Week events? Let us know in the comments.
Here it is, 2:30 on a Tuesday and my energy level is so low that it’s somewhere down on the 20th floor. I’ve eaten a balanced diet today, so I know this isn’t a sugar crash (although that Nutter Butter I pinched from the top of Rhonda’s peanut butter & jelly Trailercakes cupcake didn’t help). I’ve walked around the block, gotten some fresh air, and visited with the clever kids in the art department; all to no avail. I’m starting to eye up the RedBull fridge (yes, we have a separate refrigerator just for RedBull).
My brother swears that eating five almonds very slowly does the trick for him; my friend Jo tells me to keep a baggie of chocolate covered espresso beans handy.
How about you. Any wisdom to share? Anyone? Anyone? Those cupcakes are looking mighty tempting.17 Comments »
I’m sure there will be mass hysteria in Frisco and Allen when the first two branches of In-N-Out Burgers in Texas open their doors in the morning. One reader told me the Allen location was opening at 1:30AM. “That is false,” said Carl Van Fleet vice president of planning and development. “We may open a little early if we have customers waiting (we usually open at 10:30am) but early would be around 9:00am maybe a few minutes earlier if we can be ready.”
If you’ve never been to an In-N-Out, you need to learn a few things about how to order. You don’t want to sound like an idiot and babble on about animal style if you don’t understand what animal-style means. You could end up (sorry) with something other than a cheeseburger. Remember, you are entering a sanctuary filled with a frenzied mass of cult worshipers. To help you, I have attached some must-know background information and our Newbie’s Guide to In-N-Out which illustrates and explains the secret menu. So open these links, print them out, and study hard. It’s everything you need to know before you go.
Attention fellow wine-os and The Brad. Sigel’s Elite (the store at 3209 N. Fitzhugh) is having a ginormus sale. Why? “As a result of the fluid nature of restaurant wine lists and by-the-glass programs, we are from time to time left with wines that have been ordered for restaurants, but not picked up.” Love it. Fluid nature of restaurant wine lists. That’s good. I went to one of these sales a few years ago and scored some $100 wines marked down to $20!. Anywhoo, the fluid nature of the restaurant business is our gain, again. Jump for the list. No phone or email orders.7 Comments »
Leslie Brenner reports David Cremona of Cremona’s in the Quadrangle which replaced Cremona’s that burned down is going to open another Italian joint—Mark and David’s Italian Restaurant and Bar in the old Rosita’s space.
Whaaat? Rosita’s closed? A cursory internet search turned up no official reports other than Yelpers last reviews in early 2010. Rosita’s has been around for what 30 years? 40? It was open before this magazine started in 1974. Rosita’s used to have the best nachos in town. So sad it died without anyone noticing. Mark and David have their work cut out for them. Good luck on getting that greasy smell out of the building. That deep fat fryer has fried a bazillion chips.
Since I last reported on the food trucks scene in Dallas, we’ve lost one before it really got going. Henry Hester of Messy Cheesy Food Truck has called it quits. Henry told SideDish that the food truck economics in the Dallas/Fort Worth region are very tough at this point, primarily due to the slow changing regulations.
However, there are three more on their way.8 Comments »
The first Sunday of every month, a lucky spot in Dallas Milestone Culinary Arts Center will become Café Momentum. Yes, it’s a monthly pop-up restaurant but it not a trendy, see-and-be-seen dinner. Parigi Co-Owners Janice Provost And Chad Houser are creating an opportunity for the students in the culinary arts program of the Dallas County Youth Village . Each dinner, the students will get the chance to work with an established Dallas chef. The first event is at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center on June 5 and will feature Jeffrey Hobbs, a chef and partner at Suze Restaurant. Jump for more information. Click to buy tickets. Continue reading "Parigi Co-Owners Janice Provost And Chad Houser Announce Café Momentum in Dallas"