The Macallan Single Malt Scotch- any year is sure to please Dad, but my favorite is The Macallan 18 Sherry Cask aged, even over some of the older like the 25 or 30. The 18 really gives a great balance of caramel, vanilla and nutty notes blended with orange flower and a hint of citrus with a thin layer of sweet baking spice like nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Though it is rich with the oak of the wood coming through it is still vibrant. Delicious served neat or with a single ice cube. Continue reading "What to Drink Now: Father’s Day"
This just landed in my inbox, let’s help avert this last-minute crisis:
My new boss’ wife thinks it’s kicky and bohemian to announce spontaneous cocktails and dinners at their house. The latest of which is tonight. I just received an email saying we should all come by for TGIF BBQ. For the record, if you don’t actually work, you can’t claim TGIF rights. But I digress. Even though she’ll have the whole mess catered, it’s frowned upon if you don’t bring a special treat to share. As this is last minute, I have no time to cook something. Can anyone suggest a good takeout salad, side, or dessert that will be yummy with BBQ but not break the bank? Thanks!17 Comments »
Good news popped up Wednesday on the Peticolas Facebook page: “Hey Dallas! Ready for your brewery? The city council unanimously granted our request to brew in the Design District this afternoon. All systems go! Time to ink that lease, build the website, submit plans, yank permits, and build that brewery. Zoning is done, construction is next, and then it’s brew time. How we look forward to that day!!!”2 Comments »
Kristy Alpert’s latest report on where you can find great food for less than eight dollars.
For this week’s lunch “under” eight dollars, I headed to Carrollton for a Cuban food at International Bakery: Cuban Dulceria. I tried, truly I did, to stick to the $8 limit. However on this day I was on a quest to enlighten my mom on the deliciousness of Cuban cuisine. For her, I spared no expense—you can only have your first bite of a Cuban sandwich once. What we ended up having could be considered complete Cuban enlightenment.
Nestled between Target and Petco, and behind a Chili’s, once you are inside the door of this hole-in-the-wall bakery the strip-mall surroundings disappear and you are transported to tiny shop in Havana. The walls are covered with bright paintings and black-and-white family pictures. The shelves are full of aged wooden crates, nostalgic cigar boxes, and Cuban groceries. They only have a handful of tables, most customers grab their baked goods to-go, but we choose to sit and enjoy the whole 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.30 Comments »
Partners Joey Hong and Andy Park managed to get their Ssahm BBQ truck on the road pretty quick. Yesterday was their 3rd day out. So far they’ve served in the Arts District, Addison, and back down to the Design District. I headed over and chewed my way through most of their menu. I’d do it again soon.
Jump for more about the goodness on Ssahm’s truck. Continue reading "Ssahm Korean BBQ Truck Rolls into Dallas"5 Comments »