The welcome party for Cakebread Cellars 25th American Harvest Workshop just concluded and the celebratory spirit is certainly in the air with 50 chefs toasting, hugging, laughing and reminiscingtogether over great wine with snacks provided by Chef Ken Frank of La Toque in the Westin Hotel in the heart of Napa, CA. Continue reading "Report From the Field at The American Harvest Workshop"
Anyone who’s anyone in Dallas is dining at Al Biernat’s. Enjoy people watching while feasting on a top-notch meal. We recommend indulging in the finest prime rib you’ve ever had; it could turn a vegetarian into a carnivore. And be sure to save room for Al’s famous coconut cream pie. It’s worth every calorie. Al Biernat’s is a proud participant of KRLD Restaurant Week. For reservations, call 214.219.2201 or visit opentable.com/albiernats. Check out the article about Al Biernat’s on Metroplex Cadillac Dealers website at metroplexcadillacdealers.com.
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This week Kristy Alpert samples some Korean/American fusion at the recently-opened LA Burger in Irving.
Overview: When I walked in to this place for the first time, I expected to find yet another Korean taco joint touting creativity through “fusion” and “flavor.” The walls are painted in a simple two-toned color-scheme of mustard and ketchup, the restaurant sits next to a Domino’s Pizza, and, although I was greeted with an oddly delightful scent of kimchi and garlic, all signs pointed to a “good for them” burger experience. Thankfully, I’ve never been so wrong in my life. Open just a scosh longer than three months, LA Burger is owned and run by brothers Benjamin and Jon Lee. These boys transplanted here from … wait for it … LA (get the name now?) by way of the Air Force, and have set out to bring some of their favorite food styles to their new home in DFW. Although, just like their restaurant, they may look clean cut on the outside, the Lee brothers have some crazy creativity brewing behind closed doors.
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Word on the street is that close to 1,000 people have lined up in the NorthPark halls for the opening of Dallas’ first H&M store (drawn, we’re guessing, by affordable poly-blends and the offer of gift cards to the first 500 people in line). A few minutes ago, H&M employees led the waiting throngs in an H&M scream-chant of some kind. We can only imagine how much Tiffany & Co., Neiman’s, and the like are loving this day.
Here’s our advice to them: beleaguered sales associates from adjoining stores (and probably H&M, too) need head out of the mall and directly to Urban Taco for their Thirsty Thursday all-day happy hour. That’s right: $5 house margaritas & mojitos and half-price draft beers. Live music starts at 7 pm, so you can dance off the stress this day has wrought. Commiserate over a cocktail or drown your sorrows at not having received one of those “first-500 customers” gift cards. Either way, you won’t break the bank.
My favorite tweet of the morning comes from Garden Cafe:
Any of our fans own laying hens? What’s your experience with them? Should we try it out?
The idea of backyard chickens always makes me think of Martha Stewart and her fancy birds. Regardless, urban livestock is cool, and I’m sure Garden Cafe would love to hear from you poultry-philes in the comments section.
Teresa Gubbins has a nice piece today on the history of the Hedary family and the restaurants they have opened and closed over the years. The family has created some of the most memorable Lebanese food in Dallas and Fort Worth. Click here for the whole story.
It’s a bummer to learn many restaurants can’t afford to pick up the wine they’ve ordered after it arrives at Sigel’s in Addison. In many cases (HAH!) a restaurant may not pick up the order because they’ve changed their list or their wine-by-the glass selections. No matter the reason, Sigel’s has a huge inventory they need to clear before the next order of wine which will potentially not get picked up is on the way. It’s time for winos to rejoice. Starting today over 300 wines marked down. Complete list below. Go to 15003 Inwood Rd. No phone sales.1 Comment »