Jon Alexis, know on every blog in the United States of America as jonfromtjs, handles the marketing for TJ’s Seafood Market, the successful fish market in Preston Forest. He is a conscientious student of seafood. Recently he learned about Total Catch Market, a project (and blog) run by PJ Stoops and Billy Tellez of Louisiana Foods. Their niche is selling by-catch fish, the innocent fishes caught by fishermen actually fishing for a higher profile fish. JonfromTJs was so moved when he heard about these guys, he jumped in his car and drove to Houston. He sends a brief story about his experience along with cell phone pictures. I am going to run it below. Grammar police be warned: the copy is unedited only because I am low on time at the moment. Take it away jonfromtjs:
Chef Matt McCallister (Stephan Pyles) teams up with DUO‘s Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun to offer a pickling and charcuterie class on September 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Fall’s on its way; come learn how to preserve vegetables, make a pickle, and cure charcuterie in a demo-style format. Cost is $65 per person. Wine will be served.
Randy Wolken, owner of Gandolfo’s New York Deli food truck, may be one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met. He is without doubt the hardest working in the emerging Dallas food truck scene. Since the first Gandolfo’s NY Deli truck launched in May, they’ve been out almost every day for lunch and dinne. Somehow they found the time to lauch a breakfast menu. In an exclusive interview with SideDish, Randy tells us he is adding not one, but three more trucks to his fleet. He’ll add one Gandolfo’s to satiate Dallas’ pastrami fix. It’ll roll the first week of November.
Besides the new Gandolfo’s truck, Randy will run the Dallas operations for Two Trucks LLC, a partnership of Pool Restaurant Group and Johnsonville Sausage. Together they will launch 2 trucks in Dallas called The Butcher’s Son. The Butcher’s Son (TBS) trucks are getting their wrap this week and should be rolling the first week of October. While TBS’ menu will include brats of all kind, they are going upscale with their menu. This will be hearty fare and they will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and after-hours.
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I’m not going to tell you this guy’s name because he really can’t think for himself and he uses me as his personal concierge, kinda like how I treat you. Anywhoo, Todd is back with a question:
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I’m back for another recommendation. You’ve never steered me wrong. I’ve got a good friend/business colleague in town Friday night and we’re going to dinner with our wives. This is purely pleasure – no business – but I want to take them somewhere good. Here are the catches: 1. I just found out he’s coming to town this afternoon and several restaurants are booked. 2. I’d like to take him someplace that’s very good but not “obvious,” because he’s in town for business and has eaten at the usual suspects (Fearings, Mansion, Charlie Palmer).
Last week we posted a First Take of Meso Maya, the lovely new regional Mexican eatery at Preston Forest. Today they wrote to let us know that they are now officially open for lunch. Lunch service runs daily from 11 am to 4 pm so you have plenty time to get over there.
I guess we should call this Weak Three. Anybody out there still checking out the deals during KRLD Restaurant Week?We’d love to hear from you. Take pictures of your servers and email them to me. They work hard for the money.2 Comments »
Men’s Health, the magazine I refer to as Abs! Abs!Abs! just launched a “Manliest Restaurant in America” contest. There are 45 restaurants on the list and two of them are from Dallas. Read all about it:
Maple & Motors and Bob’s Steakhouse are included among our 45 nominated restaurants in nine regions across the country. I thought you might want to encourage your readers to visit and vote for their favorite Southwest restaurant.
M&M is nominated cuz: “Packs of guys and families alike gather inside a nondescript little building in Dallas so short and squat it looks like it has a flat-top haircut, kicking it to the jukebox and chomping thick jalapeno-cheddar burgers and brisket sandwiches.” And Bob’s?: “It’s a classic steak joint where rich men with outsized egos feast upon hunks of prime beef with beautiful women of almost unfair proportions. It’s Texas, in every sense of the word.”
Well, down here we all know “rich men with outsized egos” is redundant. And “packs of guys”? The collective noun I would have chosen would have been “a rout of guys.” Why? Because the dudes at M & M tend to howl. So is it not “manly” to eat at a breastaurant? I’m so confused.