Nestled in the shadows of the towering stadium of the Mesquite High School fightin’ Skeeters, sits a humble family-owned pie shop with owners every bit as sweet as their glorious cherry pie. Dallas needs more pie shops like Scrumbscious. Sure, plenty of places offer a handful of pie flavors, many of which are honorable in their own right, but when an establishment is willing to dedicate their lives to the creation of an American icon, you can rest assured they are going to do things right.
Choosing your slice of pie can be a daunting task indeed for the indecisive and scatterbrained among us, but luckily you are safe enough just throwing a dart at the menu board and ordering whatever it lands on (Note: do not throw darts in the store, they do not appreciate this). I could ramble on about my favorites, the silky smooth coconut cream, the rich, aromatic fresh pecan pie, but really, just go with your gut on this one.3 Comments »
Christopher Jeffers and Chris Zielke (Team Chris) have taken over the former space known at Jack’s Backyard on Fort Worth Avenue and plan to open two restaurant concepts. One will be a family-friendly; the other will be a bar. (And it won’t pop up.) “Don’t have any names,” Zielke said. No other details from this reporter. Hey, let’s have a naming contest!!! St. Christophers? Christophers Crossing? Come on…
UPPITY DATE: Tim Byres is also one of the partners. Readjust naming program.
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Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.5 Comments »
You already know the difference between a coulis and a confit. And you can probably recite the best vintages of Bordeaux. If you are really, and I am mean really a true connoisseur, you know: “Pietro Ferrero combined roasted hazelnuts, almonds, sugar (or, failing that, molasses), cocoa powder, and vegetable fat. Driving down the quantity of cacao solids reduced the cost, so that the product could be sold for less than one-fourth the price of chocolate.”
But I bet you don’t know dookie about sake.
Well, friends here comes your chance to get a little buzz and impress your snooty foodie friends with a certificate that says you know sake. This news comes from our good friend at Tei-An, Yousuke Fukuda.
“INTENSIVE SAKE CLASS”
This Sake Adviser Course is an entry-level qualification in Sake offered by SSI Certified Sake Instructors (Nihonshugaku-koshi) worldwide and certified by the SSI in Japan. It is aimed at people who are interested in Sake and want to learn more about Sake. The Course gives a basic grounding in sake history, production, styles, regionality, understanding labels, serving, storing, and sake culture. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a SSI Sake Adviser Certificate. Instructor : Toshio Ueno (Certified Sake Instructor)
Jump for the chance.
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