Wanna name a commercial beer? We are calling our Imperial Red the VELVET HAMMER, but haven’t settled on any other names.
Can you come up with a catchy or clever name that gets stuck in your head? Post up your great beer name ideas. The winner(s) get credit on our website and the satisfaction of being forever linked to the name of the beer. Some free beer will surely end up in the winner(s) hands as well!
Next Thursday, June 30th Fuqua Winery will host a Double Blind seated tasting of 10 different Rose wines, the perfect wine for summer, with prices and brands revealed after the tasting is complete. Rose can be made from so many different varietals from Pinot Noir to Merlot to Malbec, in fact pretty much any traditional red varietals has probably been made into a Rose. This is a great opportunity to try several and find one that fits your palate. Reservations required -214 769-117. Continue reading "Dallas Winery Happenings Around Town"1 Comment »
Dallas, it’s time to wake up and taste the mole. For too many years, you’ve treated any dish served with a mole as if it were an infectious disease. Perhaps poor misunderstood mole needs a Facebook page to get you to like it. Once you’re friends, you can dig deeper into its profile and get familiar with not just mole’s complex personality but some of Mexico’s other spirited ingredients.
You will learn the word “mole” is simply a Spanish term for sauce. Almost every city, town, or street vendor on the plaza of a village has its own variety of mole rooted in the local culture. There are red, yellow, green, rusty brown, and black moles, each a unique concoction started with rehydrated chiles (traditionally a combination of pasilla, ancho, and cascabel) that are thickened with ground nuts, seeds, corn, or bread and seasoned with dozens of herbs. Some moles are based on sweet-and-tangy tomatoes or poblano peppers; others are invigorated by raisins or plums. The dark, dense, and intense mole negro from Oaxaca leaves a mysterious hint of unsweetened chocolate on the palate.5 Comments »
Kristy Alpert’s latest report on where you can find great food for less than eight dollars.
This week I headed to Oak Cliff to find one of my favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants. I can’t even remember its name but I knew where to go. I’ve been living out of Dallas for a while but that didn’t soften the blow when I looked up to find my beloved dive is now another location of Ojedas. We decided to turn around and hit El Ranchito, the lively Tex-Mex with a touch of Monterrey restaurant run by owners Oscar and Laura Sanchez who also operate two locations of Calle Doce.
Jump for cheap lunch.1 Comment »
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.17 Comments »