Silly me, I just noticed Sacred Cellars is no longer a cellar. I contacted owner Rudy Ced and asked him what was happening. He said:
I stopped ordering wine for my inventory around Oct 2010. In Nov 2010 I opened Sacred Cigars inside Snider Plaza. I sold all my wine in order to fund this new venture. Wine was fun and enjoyable, but extremely difficult to make any money at. Cigars are a better business model, more fun and I have a better location and more capacity to grow business wise.
Well said, Ced.8 Comments »
This week the Southwest Foodservice Expo, a trade show for the restaurant and institutional food service industry, took place in Dallas. The Dallas Convention Center was jammed with exhibitors and I managed to work my way through the aisles looking for some of the most interesting and unusual exhibits. One of these was Kaurina’s Kulfi. But what is Kulfi, and is it just ice cream?2 Comments »
UPDATE: As of July 5, this dinner has SOLD OUT.
In early June we reported on the first of Cafe Momentum’s pop-up dinners. This morning, we have the scoop on the next dinner in the series. As we foretold, the guest chef at the next dinner will be none other than Randall Copeland, chef-owner at Restaurant AVA in Rockwall. (Busy guy. Didn’t we just see him last Sunday?)
For those of you too lazy to click the link above, Café Momentum is the nonprofit restaurant concept conceived by Parigi co-owners Janice Provost and Chad Houser. Its mission: to change lives by empowering at-risk youth who are interested in a culinary career.
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On Sunday, new SideDish contributor Brooklynne Peters attended the Chef’s’ Picnic on White Rock Lake. Read on for her report in words and pictures…
On Sunday afternoon, food lovers and chef groupies flocked to the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake for the Chefs’ Picnic on the Lake in honor of the park’s 100th birthday. The centennial event drew local chefs Brian Luscher (The Grape), Justin Fourton (Pecan Lodge), Randall Copeland (Restaurant AVA), Janice Provost (Parigi), Jeff Harris (RedFork) and Marc Cassel (Park, Peavy Road—coming soon). Proceeds from the day benefited The American Red Cross.
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Highland Park Village continues to ramp up its restaurant scene. In late August, Bistro 31 will open its doors to those waiting for a table at Marquee, MiCocina, or Café Pacific. Bistro 31 is relatively small—2,100 square feet —but there will be additional seating outdoors around HPV fountain courtyard. Here’s the best news: the chef will be Eric Brandt, the executive sous chef at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for six years. (I’d say Brandt was more like an executive chef, but that’s not my call.)
So how many restaurants does this make for Alberto Lombardi? He’s opened and closed more doors than Alexander Graham Bell.11 Comments »