According to Teresa Gubbins, the Dallas Business Journal is reporting they “unearthed a unearthed a sales tax application” for Trader Joe’s No. 404 at 2701 S. Hulen Street in Fort Worth. Whew! I bet Bud Kennedy is going nuts!9 Comments »
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Please note, due to projected inclement weather, the Art & Wine Stroll has been canceled for Thursday October 27 ONLY, Richard Chamberlain’s “Element” pop-up restaurant will still happen Thursday night as planned. The Vitruvian Art & Wine Stroll and Richard Chamberlain’s “Element” pop-up restaurant will still take place as planned, Friday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Adjust your schedules. More details here.1 Comment »
Andrea Grimes announced she is leaving Eater—and Dallas—to move to Austin. That means Eater needs an editor. Ya want to blog with the big boys? Now is your chance.9 Comments »
Last week I was invited to an exclusive lunch with a group of Dallas Sommeliers, restaurateurs, and wine buyers at The Mansion on Turtle Creek to taste with one of the finest wine makers in not only his homeland of Argentina, but I would say the world. Walter Bressia is known as a leader in Argentine winemaking, helping bring the wines of Argentina in to play internationally, while being one of the most decent and generous people in the business. After decades of working for other, large production wineries in Argentina, in 2003 Walter created Bodega Bressia, his own small production, high quality winery.
I first met Walter three and a half years ago when I visited Mendoza, Argentina for The Masters of Food and Wine. I had the opportunity to visit his winery, which was under construction at the time, with his importer, Stewart Elliott, Jr. of Bottled Poetry Imports.
It’s time for our yearly chili roundup. Here is a plea from a Rangers-loving Disher, the best kind!
Hi Nancy, hope this finds you doing well this morning (hey, the Rangers are up 3-2…how could you be anything but fine?). Cold weather is imminent! Would like to know your (or your readers) recommendations for who’s got the best chili in Dallas. I’ve waited about 8 months to be able to even ask this question. Many thanks in advance.
I won’t answer his question about being fine until my statement is approved by my therapist. In the meantime, tell him where to find some. GO RANGERS!22 Comments »
Warning: This is a shameless promotion plug for my brother blog, FrontRow.
On Thursday, November 3, our arts and entertainment site FrontRow will come to life for “FrontRow Live presented by Chevy” at the Dallas Contemporary. Join us from 8 pm – midnight for a “highbrow lowbrow blowout” with three DJs, live musical performances, a short-film screening room, screen printing by The Public Trust’s Brian Gibb, and free beer (thank you, Michelob Ultra). There’ll also be a food truck park with some of our favorites: Nammi Truck, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, Bomb Fried Pies, Trailercakes, and Cavalli Pizza. Pearl Cup will have a pop-up coffee lounge if you want to go that route. Tickets are free; just bring some cash for food and coffee. Go here for all the details, and click here to get your FREE tickets.
Did you catch the word FREE. Those folks at FrontRow have all the fun.
Last week, Gumshoe Gubbins reported the opening of Stackhouse Burgers in an old house on Gaston near Baylor. She spoke with Randy Kienast, one of the owners, and he told her all about the burger-based menu which will be cooked by James Rose, who was formerly at Bob’s Steak & Chop House. Kienast’s partner in the deal is his best buddy Ben Spies. Who is Ben Spies? I asked the question and got more than I could handle. I know nothing about motorcycle racing, but apparently Ben Spies is a big deal in MotoGP racing. (He is one of the top five. Bonus points if you can name the other four.) Here is a cut and paste bio:
If you’re a MotoGP fan, you already know that Ben scored his first victory in that series in June, riding for Yamaha at the Dutch TT. And that he was named 2010 Rookie of the Year after his sixth-place finish in the championship.If you’re a World Superbike fan, you know that he won that championship in 2009 (along with a record number of poles) competing on tracks he’d never seen before.
Spies owns several properties in Dallas, including a ranch and a place at the W Hotel. He is also an investor in Kenichi Dallas. Kienast says the restaurant is taking shape and will open “very soon.”22 Comments »
A couple of years ago we threw a cheesemaker appreciation reception at Celebration Restaurant. Well, we’re doing it again on October 27. Join us from 5:00 to 6:30PM as we taste the Texas cheeses that recently won American Cheese Society awards. Come meet Paula Lambert (Mozzarella Co.), Rebeccah Durkin (Brazos Valley), Amelia Sweethardt (Pure Luck), Edgar Diaz (Three Happy Cows), Dave Eagle (Eagle Mountain), and Dr. Anne C. Jones (Latte Da Dairy). And as always, the affable Meaders Ozarow (Empire Bakery) will be there with the bread. Check out all of the award-winning cheeses below. See you there!
Jump for the glorious cheeses.
Ed Bamberger, a great lover of fine food, wine, and travel, died Sunday after a long battle with prostate cancer. According to his wife Mariann, Ed passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Ed described himself as “an easy-going people person.” He was active in the food and wine community and volunteered his time for events. Ed also organized Single Gourmet, an organization that brought single people together through special food-related events.
He also had a keen eye for grammatical errors. I got emails from him all the time notifying me of typos or broken links on SideDish.
A memorial service will take place in a few weeks. Ed, I’m not going to divulge your SideDish user name, but the brilliant observations you brought to our forum will be missed.
Feel free to leave messages to the family below. I will post details for the memorial when they are finalized.11 Comments »