I don’t know where Chef/Owner Brian Luscher and his lovely wife, GM/Sommelier Courtney Luscher of The Grape get all their time, but I applaud their generous spirit. They are two of the most involved people in the Dallas charity scene we have, and their next event just hit my inbox.
July 28-30 they will hold the 2nd Annual Feast of St. Martha benefiting one of the most important charities in the city, The Stewpot. Every day, 365 days a year, hundreds of homeless in Dallas are fed, sheltered and helped through The Stewpot at the Second Chance Cafe inside The Bridge on the edge of downtown. Over 1300 volunteers contribute their time and energy to The Stewpot each month, improving the lives of the homeless in Dallas.
For three days Chef Brian will serve a special $38 three course meal($55 with wine) created to honor Saint Martha, the patron saint of kitchen workers and servers, with $5 of each meal going to The Stewpot Alliance, created to support The Stewpot. Reservations are recommended. 214-828-19811 Comment »
Tomorrow is Bastille Day. We have a lot of French folks in Dallas who like to celebrate their independence from the monarchy with their “let them eat cake” mentality. My apologies for not combining a list of restaurants and bars that are featuring special Bastille Day festivities. Instead, I open the comments section up to anybody who has a suggestion.4 Comments »
Downtown’s pretty exciting right now. First, Dirt opened on Monday (adorable store, go visit). Then, last night, Wild Salsa opened. And, according to a conversation I had with the manager at Pho Colonial, their downtown location will open in two weeks.
My husband and I have been watching Wild Salsa be built for the past few months, so we decided that even if there was a wait, we were going to try it out. Turns out, there was no wait.
The exterior of the place confused me. Someone said the sign looks like it belongs to a tattoo parlor. I agree. And then they put up a big Day of the Dead mural next to the gorgeous doors. So I was a bit more confused. To the right of all that, you can see into the kitchen. And you can also see that the windows are to be opened. That’s because they’re going to serve tacos from those windows and have seating available outside (and dog treats for those with furry friends).
Okay. So they’re starting to win me over.