So, I’m avoiding real work and searching for the scoop on Sissy’s Fried Chicken on Henderson. We all know the general rules of posting CO permits: The name on the permit in the former Hector on Henderson spot could be the real name of a home cooking or “place holder” for a gay bar. We won’t know until somebody either calls me back or I get lucky on the internet. Owners change names all the time after they’ve applied for a permit.
Anywhoo, I’m digging away and get off task. Oh, look! I find a permit pulled for a restaurant at 624 642 W. Davis. I’m not telling you the name of the LLC because Teresa Gubbins will be all over it like hot on fried bubblegum. I contacted several HIGH PROFILE restaurant people in The OC for info. Oh yes, they all know who and what it is, but none of them are talking. Okay, guys. I’ll remember that the next time you send me a press release about your new bartender or your fall brunch menu. Hah! Two can play this game. Grrr.17 Comments »
Listen up, this one SHOULD be easy.
I am hosting an engagement party for a friend, and we need full-service Tex-Mex catering for 90-100 people. I have estimates from some of the larger restaurants (El Fenix, Uncle Julio’s, Mariano’s), but I would like to find another option that would be more flexible, perhaps family-owned and not a chain. I have tried Manny’s, but their catering person is a disaster – it took me 6 phone calls to get her on the phone and within two minutes she put me on hold and never returned. So far in my experience, it seems like the bigger restaurants are more efficient at this sort of business, but if any SideDish readers have had a great catering experience with a smaller Mexican restaurant, I would love some more options.
Speak now. (I used Herrera’s once for a Christmas party.)31 Comments »
I got a semi-frantic email from a semi-frantic restaurant owner. “Savor Dallas is moving to the Irving Convention Center this year. We got our invite to participate and apparently they are moving to broaden their appeal.” I went deep into Savor Dallas’ Facebook page and found this:
Savor Dallas announces the 8th Annual event will be held March 30-31, 2012, and expands regionally. Participants can enjoy wine, food, spirits and the arts in the Dallas Arts District, and the new Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Hey, Jim White! What is up? Are you changing the name to Savor Dallas and Irving? Have you ever heard of a basketball tournament called “The Final Four?” Dude, give us the news.
UPPITY DATE: Savor Dalling Irvas Dallas organizer, Jim White, responds below. He is on top of the whole situation. All good. Jump for it.12 Comments »
Pizza Restaurant in Dallas. $180,000. Dallas. “With fantastic location with visible signage and very high car counts.”
Grand Italian Restaurant and Bar. $115,000. Plano. Established 1987. “The current owner has fully renovated the restaurant after the acquisition.The restaurant is located in an area that has a lot of corporate offices and countless houses.”
Fine Dining Restaurant. $135,000. Dallas. “Upscale, elegant, and authentic fine dining specializing in Ethiopian and Italian dishes is available for sale. Established in 1991 and moved into current location in 2005, the restaurant is the oldest Ethiopian restaurant in Dallas. The restaurant serves premium quality dishes to its customers and has been placed in D Magazine thereby drawing a number of high-end customers including celebrities.”
Asian Fusion Restaurant. $189,000. North Dallas. “Asian fusion restaurant with emphasis on Chinese food is now available for sale. This modern, beautiful, and fast-food concept Chinese restaurant is located in the hub of one of the largest retail corridor of N. Dallas. Surrounded by a countless businesses, corporations, and residents.”
High-End Well Established Tex-Mex. $429,000.North Dallas. “Upscale Tex-Mex Grill located in N. Dallas which does over $1 Million in annual revenues. Centrally located in a fast growing city, this restaurant has accumulated a strong and loyal customer base.”5 Comments »
October is my favorite month for many reasons. But the most important reason is what happens this Saturday: the Red River Rivalry (say that three times fast). While I’m preparing my down ’Horns symbol and getting my vocal chords ready for a lot of Boomer Sooner-ing, I’ve also been preparing my stomach. DRG Concepts, which is basically taking over downtown Dallas dining, and Downtown Dallas, which has a hand in just about every cool event that happens downtown, are getting together tonight and tomorrow for the Red River BBQ Shootout. Even if you’re not a Sooner or a Longhorn, you’re going to like what’s going to happen. Tonight, a few of us media types are going to judge barbecue from four Texas pitmasters and four Oklahoma pitmasters. We’ll pick the best barbecue joints from each state to go against each other tomorrow night at Main Street Garden. And here’s where you come in: you pick the winner and the receiver of the $1,000 prize. Show up at Main Street Garden sometime between 5 to 10 tomorrow and taste both dishes. Then choose who you think does barbecue the best. While you’re there, you’ll hear bands from both the states as well. Go here for more info. And while you’re doing that, I’m going to refresh myself with what makes good barbecue by reading this.
At this point, I have no idea who will win the barbecue contest. But I do know who will win Saturday’s game—Boomer!
Whether you’re looking for an upscale scene or hole-in-the wall vibe, we’ve got you covered with the top spots in town for the OU/TX (or TX/OU) game. (If you’re not actually down at Fair Park, that is.)
Jump for the 10 best bets.5 Comments »