Hi here, Dishers. I’ll be writing a weekly round up of events that involve eating and drinking around town as a supplement to my daily Things To Do posts over on FrontBurner. You might see some crossover; I’ll also be updating this post throughout the week. If you have any food-related things you feel I’m missing or that are happening in the future, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Please note that I do my best to get all the wine and beer dinners on our calendar, but think about the number of restaurants in Dallas. Then think about me, one lone human being. We’re working on the events robot prototype— until then, here I am.
Lips of Faith Beer Dinner at the Meddlesome Moth. It’s sold out, but if you call, they’ll put your name on the waiting list. When I gave a knowledgeable friend the beers, he immediately asked me to go and steal him bottles of the La Folie.
Half-price food at Barcadia
Dollar taco night at Lee Harveys
The weather is finally below 100 degrees and the food trucks are reporting smiling faces, longer lines, more sales, and thoughts of adding second trucks. One truck told SideDish that since the temperatures have dropped, his sales have tripled.
This week, we add TrailerCakes to the schedule, although they are only out next Saturday. City Street Grille is snuggling up with Robbins Jewelers in North Dallas for Tuesday-Friday lunch and is bringing back their Rolled Gold chicken and waffles. Jack’s Chowhound is looking for a new cook, as his cook jumped ship truck to a competitor. Although still heavily focused on their private events, Ruthie’s will be out on the public streets a couple of more times this week. Ssahm’s schedule is back, having been guilted by a SideDish commentor. It seems that no one wants to work breakfast, with only Gandolfo’s serving on Friday morning.
SideDish has confirmed that Chi-lantro Korean BBQ from Austin is planning on a food truck in Dallas some time in 2012. Still in the unconfirmed category is a rumor that LA’s Kogi BBQ will roll a truck here.
Again, check Facebook and Twitter feeds. Fryers break, cooks quit, and sometimes trucks don’t start .
Update: Jack (Jack’s Chowhound) found a cook, so is operational again.
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Potential is an exciting thing to witness at a barbecue joint, especially in the Dallas area. Knowing that just another hour on the smoker or a tweak in the holding methods for the meat through the day could lead to exceptional smoked protein creates genuine anticipation for another trip. Which also creates the possibility of disappointment. At Christopher’s Smokehouse Barbeque, the meats are smoked with pellets, and the smoking temperatures are regulated electronically in a Traeger pit. Baby back ribs on two visits separated by six months were identically mediocre and, oddly, served covered in plastic wrap.
Dallas, consider this press release my Monday morning gift to you. You’re welcome.
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“Dallas, don’t be surprised if you see a Moose driving down the highway or floating in the sky. Dallas will have its share of “Moose sightings” this month due to the Grand Opening of Dallas’ first Smiling Moose Deli location in West Plano at Hebron Parkway/Park Boulevard, one block west of Midway. The Colorado based company will be one of Dallas’ hippest new delis providing patrons with breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, hearty portions and fresh ingredients far superior than their competitors…all served in a warm, (sic) décor with hints of both Colorado and Texas, as seen by (sic) their ski, snowboard and professional sports collections.
Grand Opening Day is this Thursday, September 15th from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Festivities will begin when Mo the Moose (the official mascot of Smiling Moose Deli) arrives as Dallas’ newest resident by air in a giant 6 story tall hot air balloon.
But wait, there’s more…
In a first for Dallas restaurant reviewing we present Corky the greyhound reviewing Chris Ward’s food at The Mercury.