I asked SideDish’s FoodTruckologist, George Lewis, to send me his list of food truck in Dallas. He not only gave up his list, he included all contact information.
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OK, so I started writing this post because I found the Cara Parks’ article on Huffington Post—Chickens Outnumber People Three To One—salacious in a food-nerd sort of way. But now I’m finding the data a little horrifying.3 Comments »
These food-truck-taco sisters seem to be making the rounds of car lots. This afternoon Crazy Sisters Food Truck is set up at Grubb’s Nissan in Bedford. Tomorrow afternoon they’ll be at Moritz Kia in Hurst. Look for them around midnight at Big Shots Sports Cafe in Bedford.
We have yet to try their tacos, but we really like the logo. And we also like the fact that there are food trucks popping up in other places besides the tried-and-true hipster hang-outs.
We always love hearing from readers who’ve tasted from the trucks, so, if you find yourself in Bedford, at midnight, with the munchies let us know how the sisters are doing.6 Comments »
You know those people who have done (and are experts in) everything, eaten at every restaurant (both when it was new and recently), and knew all about every local political scandal (before it happened)? I’m not one of those people. In fact, I’m totally fine with admitting that there are more than a few local institutions that I just haven’t gotten around to visiting yet.
I was thinking about this today at lunch when I was seated in one of the squeaky, red booths at Campisi’s: The Egyptian, chowing down on a combo plate of spaghetti & meatballs, ravioli, and manicotti. Surely, I’m not the only one. Even the most native among us has some Dallas standby that they’ve never gotten around to visiting—like the Christmas windows at Neiman’s downtown—or maybe you finally got around to having a sandwich at Jimmy’s and can’t believe it took you so long. No judgment.
It’s Friday afternoon. Let’s procrastinate together in the comments section…
This news just in from the Baroness of Blue Mesa, Liz Baron.
We originally planned to start our Hatch Chile Festival on August 1. We get our chiles from Young Guns Farm in Hatch, New Mexico. They had originally informed us the crop would be ready late July or the first of August. We just learned that the crop will not be ready until around August 5th. We are dependent on when the crop is ready to harvest – there is no messing with Mother Nature! But we will start serving them as soon as we get them. Sorry for the delay.
The full press release is below the fold. I haven’t read it, I just looked at the pictures. Twin Peaks, a Dallas-based breasteraurant, that features attractive waitresses, excuse me, Twin Peak Girls. I guess they had a contest because they have picked a winner. You can read the press release below.
Here is my question: Brittany is a lovely girl but don’t you think the winner of Miss Twin Peaks would, how do I say this, have significant peaks? Okay, sorry. I’m a big fat procrastinator promoting sexism.7 Comments »
This particular Disher is looking for a particular kind of sausage: merguez. Feed him.
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Where in DFW can I buy merguez sausage? I’d prefer the lamb variety, but beef is good too.
Here’s a Friday cheap treat: The first 50 people to mention National Chili Dog Day at either the Oak Cliff or North Dallas locations of Norma’s will get a Double Barrel Chili Dog for only $2.99. Guests will also have the opportunity to rescue dachshunds and greyhounds from Operation Kindness and Texas Adopt a Greyhound Society, both of which will be at the North Dallas location to join in the celebration.
The owner, Jay Jerrier, kindly welcomed me into his kitchen near the end of a busy lunch hour. Before my arrival, I expected to be clumsily cooking in the safety of a kitchen in a back room somewhere. This was not the case. The pizza oven is right in the middle of Cane Rosso, and I had no choice but to take the risk of embarrassing myself in front of the entire restaurant.
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.24 Comments »
We love a good wine dinner in Dallas. On any given night there will be at least two or three wine dinners happening somewhere in the city, along with the growing demand for beer pairing dinners. With that, sometimes we need a good dose of something else to pair with the delicacies Dallas chefs are creating, like tequila.
Chef Kent Rathbun will begin a series of Patron Tequila dinners at Abacus on August 9th pairing specialty Patron cocktails, created with the help of Patron’s mixologists, with everything from blue crab and spicy tangerine ceviche to ancho and coriander spice rubbed Strube Ranch beef. Reservations required, 214-559-3111. The other Patron dinners will take place at his Jasper’s locations in Austin and The Woodlands.
Can’t make it in for dinner? No worries, starting next Monday Abacus will be featuring a Patron Peach Skinny Margarita with Patron Reposado, peach puree and fresh lime juice….sounds healthy enough, certainly tasty enough!
If it is just too hot to leave the house, mix up your own super easy Patron summer cocktail. I love the Patron Pomegranate with fresh lime, pomegranate and Patron silver. You could substitute pineapple, ruby red grapefruit or orange juice for the pomegranate too.
1 oz. Patrón Silver tequila
1⁄4 oz. Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur
Fresh pomegranate juice
Pour Patrón Silver and Patrón Citrónge over ice. Fill with pomegranate juice. Finish with a squeeze of lime. Enjoy.
Last night was a busy one. We had interns at The Mansion, editors at a private party at the Stoneleigh P, and photographers popping up all over this parched parcel we call a town. But come 10 pm, we all shared a commonality: we were tired but starving and in need of a nosh before calling it a day.
Last night was no anomaly, in fact this happens more often than not in our line of work. For most of us, it works out best if we can swing through somewhere relatively healthy on our way home and eat take-out in our PJs. Last night, one of us was lucky enough to catch a bi bim bop shop as they were closing, but others on our staff didn’t fare so well.
Which started up the conversation, where—by neighborhood—do you go when it’s late (lateness being the key here), you’re tired and hungry, and you need something quick (and not gross. No fast food drive-thrus). Preferably call-ahead take-out. The D Recommends app is great for this, but not everyone has a smartphone. So we decided we need a good old-fashioned cheat-sheet. Feel free to chime in.
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After a trip to State & Allen in Uptown, intern James Bright felt moved to detail his appetizer experience. We encourage that around here. Take it away, James…
Appetizers are the unsung heroes of any dining experience. Lucky for us, State and Allen Restaurant and Lounge addresses that by offering destined for the forefront of diner’s thoughts.
The real gem of State and Allen’s starters is the baked brie with roasted garlic ($8.95). The dish is served over French bread and a mixture of greens with vinaigrette dressing. For the best experience, place the greens on the bread with a garlic clove, then top it with a slice of warm brie. This combination creates a perfect storm of salty and sweet. The only downside: the app only feeds two to three people.
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Just off the phone with Kyoung Park, owner of Nakamoto Restaurant in Plano. She’s closing her 31-year old restaurant on August 1. “The rent is just too high,” Park says. Nakamoto is one of the first sushi restaurants that opened in Dallas. It would be nice to head over and pay your respects to these fine people.
You may recall our fondness for traditional burlesque. In honor of our obsession, illustrious intern Molly Boland sat down with Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese at The Mansion last night to learn about her life, style, and new namesake DitaRita Cointreau cocktail. Take it away Molly…
The DitaRita, a spicy but sweet new cocktail, has already found success in both New York City and Los Angeles. Last night, it arrived here in Dallas when Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese launched her second signature cocktail—the MargaDita—at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. The cocktail is a revamp of the traditional margarita created in 1948 by Margarita Sames. Cointreau brand Ambassador, Von Teese said she’s always been a fan of the margarita, makes them at home all the time, and wanted to recreate the cocktail as a tribute to it’s maker.
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This week Kristy Alpert manga’s some Italiano.
Overview: Tucked away in an ever-so-elusive location in the warehouse district of Addison is where you can [hope to] find Donato and Carolyn Milano’s tantalizing Italian bakery, La Spiga Bakery and Cafe. The scent is so powerful it can’t be contained by brick and glass walls, as patrons can catch their first whiff of warm, baked bread as soon as they step foot into the parking lot. Open since 1994, La Spiga is known for one product: artisanal bread. Boasting hotel, restaurant, and country club clients around Dallas and the ‘burbs, this bakery has made their passion known. But there’s a whole other side to this leavened location. Continue reading "Ate it For $8: La Spiga Bakery and Café in Addison"
I know, I know, it’s a slow news day (and I’m feeling lethargic after lunch), but I thought I’d throw this debate out there anyway:
IKEA is having their annual Kräftskiva (or all-you-can-eat Swedish crayfish party) on August 19. $9.99 for adults/$2.49 for kids under 12.
My question: Is this something you’d attend?
Before you jump to answer, here are some points to consider:
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In the history of time there are a few moments of brilliance that stand out in my mind. Newton discovers gravity. Galileo proclaims that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Einstein develops the theory of relativity. May I add one more? James St. Peter decides to put a donut in the freezer. You always thought the only good donuts were advertised behind a glowing neon “Hot Doughnuts Now” sign. Well, you were wrong. Mind, prepare to be blown.
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More and more friends are traveling to Spain on holiday, and can you blame them? Incredible food, the nightlife of Barcelona and Madrid, stunning countryside dotted with century old vineyards and, of course, great wine. If an escape to the land of Spaniards isn’t in your summer travel plans then why not drink like you were there. I have recently tried several wines from Spain that are as tasty on the palate as they are pleasing to the pocketbook. A few selections were sent for editorial consideration.
I love a Spanish Cava, the light, refreshing and inexpensive bubbly from the Penedes region of Spain. A great go to Cava is Segura Viudas Brut Reserva. Created by using the traditional methode champenoise from Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes, this sparkler is filled with lemon and lime, pineapple and mango. Crisp and dry with good acidity and a finish that makes you want to enjoy another sip. Continue reading "What to Drink Now: Spain"